This blog and podcast are here because of my love and frustration with Warcraft lore.
I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since early 2005. Originally as a Dwarf hunter, later became a Troll Mage, later a Tauren Druid, and of late I spend most of my time playing a Troll Death Knight.
On personal level I struggle with learning disability that effects my ability to write. With the help of my wife and Marathanes I'm able to have them look at my work and point out errors I wouldn't otherwise see. My brain likes to skip words, substitute the wrong word and often spell things wrong 'it' and 'is' 'do' and 'to' for example. 'Very' and 'never' would be another example of my problem. Over the years I have gotten better at spotting these mistakes but from time to time I'll look at post that I think is ok then post it and come back a week later and wonder how anyone can read the darn thing. So I ask you bare with me. My wife and Marathanes are good but I'm a fair bit of trouble.
When not playing World of Warcraft I enjoy woodworking, gardening and reading. Nothing overly remarkable but I like it.
This week I'm joined by Rez of Rep Grind Radio, and we talk about all things Pandaren. starting out with Shinjo Greatpaw a short story from the Dark Factions book. After that we talk about what know about lore and story of Mists of Pandaria and all the information we learned at Blizzcon 2010 full notes can be found here.
This week I start a new series of Podcasts focusing on the letters in The Art of Cataclysm the book that shipped with the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition. To my knowledge these letters are canon and can be taken as things with each of these characters said or wrote. To start series off we have Shandris Feathermoon letter to the Sentinels about the return of Deathwing.
This week, I start a new series of interviews where I talk to Warcraft Podcasters past and current, getting their perspective on why they podcasted about Warcraft and how they feel the game has changed. It's a chance to see how different people see Warcraft and Warcraft Podcasting. I hope you will all come along for this ride with me. The first of these interviews is with Sam, UncleThursday, who was the man behind World of Podcast. Check out Sam's video game reviews on UTGR and his Youtube Channel. I hope you all enjoy it. And if people have suggestions for other people I might interview please leave them in the comments or contact me via email or twitter.
As celebration of one year anniversary of Grand Old Podcast I interviewed Bryterside of Stopcast. We talk about how he first started listening to Warcraft Podcasts to how he finally became a host. Its a journey that goes from The Instance, Pugcast, and Slash2 all the way to the current day. The thoughts the failings moments great and small its a great look into the man known as "Lord of the Trolls."
This week on Grand Old Podcast *I review the Richard Knaak classic Diablo novel, Moon of the Spider. *After which I talk about three new podcasts The ClockworkRiot Litecast, Tauren Think-Tank, and Vote2Kick.