We’re back and longer than ever!

After a brief hiatus, in which Ophelie graduated from college and I got promoted at work, we return with the help of the incomparable Cynwise, from Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual.

The three of us start off by talking about recent news and our plans for 4.2 and BlizzCon, then we delve into all things PVP.  We talk about our own experiences, Blizzard’s neverending struggle to balance PVP with PVE, the rivalry that seems to exist between the two types of players and how you too can become a PVP machine.

We top off this special hour and forty-five minute episode by talking about the presence of women in PVP and whether they’re really as underrepresented as they seem.

Don’t forget – you can always listen to and subscribe to the Double O podcast for free on iTunes!  Feel free to leave us a rating or a review, while you’re at it!

So you think you want to be a guest host?

If so, we would love to have you!  Do you have something on your mind that you would like to hear us talk about or that you’re an expert on?  Shoot us an e-mail or send us a Tweet and tell us all about it.  We are certainly open to any and all ideas, so please send them our way.

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This week (or should I say “this episode” since we record bi-weekly) we’re thrilled to welcome Codi, former paladin theorycrafter from Moar HPS! and all around super fun person.

We get into the business side of gaming as we talk about the state of Blizzard’s subscriber count and the more prominent issue of online privacy and security (inspired, of course, by the recent Sony debacle as well as Trion’s efforts and Blizzard’s own Real ID fiasco). Our business heads Codi and Oestrus also teach me a few things about targeting an audience and marketing strategies that may be shocking in the progressive sense and the less progressive sense.

We also establish that if Oestrus were a booth babe, I would totally take a picture with her so I can Sin to Win.

iTunes!

You can now get your Double O fix on iTunes! You can also leave us reviews, ratings and all that good stuff!

Got a WoW Topic you’d like to talk about?

A few people expressed some interest in hanging out with us for an episode. We love getting new ideas and hearing new voices, so we’re very excited at the idea of having more guests on the show. Our episodes tends to be focused on a different, specific topic, so if there’s something you know a lot about and you would like to share that something, let us know!

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Episode 2: Hooked

April 30, 2011

Episode 2 is up!

With our special guest, Lady Erinia, we talk about playing WoW, playing WoW a lot, playing WoW too much and playing WoW way too much. We talk about gaming addiction, about how to cope with a partner who plays a lot (and a partner who doesn’t play enough!) and our own gaming habits.

For some background reading on the basics of addictions and gaming addiction, check out:
DSM-IV Criteria for Substance Dependence (the Traditional Dependence)
Wikipedia’s take on Gaming addiction

If you’d like to read some (or all) of Lady Erinia’s work on gaming addiction, here are the links:
Does Gaming Addiction Exist?
A Follow Up to that Paper
Epic Fail: Gaming Addiction, Part 1
Epic Fail: Gaming Addiction, Part 2
How World of Warcraft Scored me the Most Highly Coveted Internship of my Program

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I was seriously tempted to rename the episode “How Horny Are You?,” based on events that occurred during yesterday’s recording.

Errm.

Moving On.

In this episode, we use an article from Kotaku, “I’m An Anonymous Woman Gamer,” as a starting point to chat about our experiences and opinions surrounding our own condition of being female gamers.

Of course, men are more than welcome to listen as well, and we even offer some suggestions to singletons looking to find a WoW playing soulmate.

This week’s “Thank You” goes out to Fimlys, who saved the day (or night) when the Technology Gods turned against me during the editing process. If you’re listening to a podcast with intro and outro music and a distinct lack of awkward silences, it’s all thanks to him!

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On the next episode, as mentioned on the show, we’ll be talking about gaming schedules and gaming addictions with the lovely Lady Erinia from Moments in the Life of a Death Knight as our special guest host.

Enjoy!

After a lot of talk followed by a lot of doing, we’re excited to introduce our new project: The Double O Podcast!

In Episode 0, we introduce ourselves, go off on a lot of tangents, talk about guilds, blogging and, of course, WoW. We talk about the future, but also say goodbye to three bloggers who retired in the past week.

Links mentioned on the show:
Qieth’s Quips
Pink Pigtail Inn
Tales of a Priest

We’d like to give a huge thanks to Matticus who is graciously hosting our show on his server.

The music clips are, as you may have guessed, the James Bond Theme, as performed by John Arnold.

The Podcast isn’t yet available on iTunes, but I assure you that I’m working on it.

Enjoy!!

Link for your downloading pleasure.

EDIT: A lot of people have been asking for a download link. Since we’re not hosting the podcast on the WordPress server, I don’t think it’s possible until we get on iTunes. You’ll have to stream us in the meantime or download the podcast by using the link under the stream.