Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Coming Soon - Mists of Pandaria

Blizzard announced it, and I pre-ordered it.  I will be playing Mists of Pandaria on the day of release.  Now the question is, will I schedule a day off for release day?  When Cataclysm released at 3:00 am eastern, I was online with the masses and played through the day.  I think I must do this again.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ustream Fun and Frolic

I play World of Warcraft, and I have a couple of WoW podcasts in my iTunes subscriptions.  My fave is Ctrl-Alt-WoW, "the podcast for those of us who love World of Warcraft, and love making many alts."  This morning I got up at 6:00 am on a Sunday so I could join the chat room on their Ustream channel. Very cool.  They broadcast the audio live each week, and you get to hear the whole process, including when they are between recordings.  We can comment in the chat room, and they include some of that info in the podcast as they go along.  The experience was so much better than just listening to the finished podcast once they've cleaned it up and posted it on iTunes.

I've sent in a couple of emails in the past, but this week I stepped up and tackled GarageBand so I could send an audio submission.  Took a couple of hours Friday night, but I figured out the basics and managed to piece together a few minutes' worth. Extra fun getting immediate feedback in the chat room when they played it today.

If you're looking for a hard-core Wow podcast that will get you to the top stats of every raid you're in, this probably isn't the podcast for you (although they do have some good info of that sort).  But if you just enjoy playing and like the idea of a fun group of players who support each other and have fun, this is the one for you.  Plus, every episode does have great tips on life in Azeroth.

If you send in an email or audio submission for the podcast, you can also join their guild, Clan of Darkness, on the horde side of the Earthen Ring realm.  Fun guild, I recommend.