Title courtesy of Lou G from Twitter.

After tanks, it’s the healers’ turn to be slid under the microscope.  Our guests talk about the evolution of healing, as well as class differences, how to read healing meters, and they give advice to those out there picking up healing specs for the first time.  Of course, they also take a moment to answer questions submitted by our readers and listeners.

(Questions, by the way, that we really appreciate. Huge thanks to those took the time to send them in to us!)

In case you are wondering who those new sexy voices on the show belonged to, our guests were:

Lodur from WoW Insider, World of Matticus, Raid Warning and For the Lore (whew) was our Shaman
Lynesta from Word of Glory was our Pally
Jasyla from Cannot be Tamed was our Druid
Danslatable from Danslayers was our Holy and Disc Priest.

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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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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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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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