Episode 13: The Write Stuff

December 4, 2011

After a month long hiatus, where we shook off the dust from BlizzCon and Ophelie recovered from another leg of the Bossy Pally Bus Tour, we are back with Episode 13!

The idea for this episode came directly from one of our listeners, @FFPMMarc, who suggested that we make an episode about people who are new to blogging and what they should know before they get started.  Ophelie and I start off by talking about what blogging platforms we prefer (i.e. Blogger or WordPress), what are some good or bad reasons to decide to start blogging, how to promote your blog and the importance of Twitter, habits of other bloggers that really annoy us, and the highs and lows of collaborative blogging.

Plus, we sprinkle in a little chat about what we’re currently up to in our lives, our recent review on iTunes, and some big plans that Ophelie and I have for the podcast and our website!

Links from the show:

Blog Azeroth
Twisted Nether

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Thanks for listening!

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And we’re back with Episode 12! We actually recorded this the night before Oestrus and I left for BlizzCon, but due to me being on the road for the two weeks after BlizzCon, I couldn’t get this up until now.

Back in Episode 6, we spoke about guild and raid leading from a more progression-oriented point of view. This time, we wanted a different perspective. If we believe the statistics that Blizzard keeps throwing at us, then less progressive raiding is the majority, yet we rarely hear about it.

We figured we would remedy that.

We sought out Thespius, who for a few years has been one of the leading voices of “more casual” raid leading, notably through his work at World of Matticus (and as his guildie, I knew he was good XD) and talk about the meaning of “casual raiding”, recruiting, keeping raiders interested, dealing with those who use “casual” as an excuse to be unreliable, handling busy real life schedules, and more!

Looking to get a hold of Thespius?

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/thespius
Email: elder.thespius at gmail dot com
Blog/Podcast: Healer by Nature (Blog) and Raid Warning (Podcast)
Guild: Team Sport on Nerzhul

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Episode 9: Tank N ‘Spank

September 17, 2011

This episode of the Double O Podcast brings us (and you) four tanks eager to talk about the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and the lefts and rights of today’s WoW tanking.  We talk about the evolution of tanking throughout WoW’s lifetime, the changes to threat, the changes to Death Knight mitigation, and the overall experience of being a tank at this point in time. Our tanks also answer your questions about how to survive, in more ways than one, as a tank in World of Warcraft.

Please welcome:

Vosskah from Sword and Board (our Warrior)
Frostsorrow (our Death Knight)
Arielle from The Inconspicuous Bear (our Druid)
Miri from Guarded by the Light (our Paladin)

And huuuuuge thanks to Georgewow from The Mana Cooler Podcast for the awesome bumpers on this episode and on the previous one!

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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!