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.
Featuring Pride from the now defunct WoW Radio and OMFG.fm as well as the host of But Wait There's Lore. In the episode Sayomara and Pride discuss his origins with the Scrolls of Lore community and as a Naruto forum troll. Both host's and guest's opinions are given on the evolution of World of Warcraft's lore both in the game as well as the books and how their perspectives of it have changed since becoming podcasters. Also talked about are the ends of both WoW Radio and OMFG.fm, Emperor's firing from OMFG.fm, Pride's work with Jesse Cox on YouTube and his long term goals.
This week I'm joined by Wemb of the Bind on Equip Podcast. Bind on Equip was started on November 16, 2008 with just Wemb and Wych, after Episode 3 they quickly added Tempest to the mix. Another thing that changed in those first few shows was the name of the podcast. In this episode find out the original name of Bind on Equip. Hear about the lessons Wemb learned while doing his TV podcast Cable Wasteland, what the story is behind episode 13, and how did that lead to the Bind on Equip Network. Also we look behind the scenes to hear the history with Totalbiscuit and Bind on Equip. We spent time talking about the next Warcraft Expansion, and Titan. What is the story behind the Pants on Head Guild? What is it like to podcast with friends and family? Will there always be a World of Warcraft? Where did the Sunglasses of Justice come from? And much more. It was truly a pleasure to have Wemb on.
This week I'm joined by Emperor of the Emperor's Court, and we review the newest Starcraft II Novel Flashpoint by Christie Golden. We talk about the books failings and what we didn't enjoy about it. After that we talk about John Ringo and the first for books of the Posleen war. We end the show talking about the Dune books old and new, as well as the hero's journey and Enders Game and loaning out books. All and all it was a fun talk and its always a pleasure to have Emp on the show.
This week I'm joined by Ceraphus of The Sundering Podcast. Started on July 25, 2010 the Sundering was a project to recreate their guild chat. During this interview we talk about Ceraphus love of Bacon, why they named the podcast the sundering, How standards for yourself and your podcast change over time. How Cataclysm changed a lot of podcasts, The Sundering being therapy for listeners and other podcasters, Blizzcon, what blizzard did wrong in Cataclysm, expansion races, daily quests, how he assembled this co-hosts, podcast flow, what drive Ceraphus to do a podcast each week. Episode 99 and Jim and Xias crush, how to handle land mark episodes, after mists, will we be giving our podcasts to our children, Google drive, recording skype calls, and much much more.
This week I'm joined again by Hasteur of Group Quest to talk about the first volume of the Sunwell Trilogy - Dragon Hunt. We also get into some details about the digtal copies of the manga vs the paper ones. Score 3.5 of 5 Stars from each of us.
Looking to the future this week is do a reading of a short story about Hellak Darkhorn from Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, then do talking about how this story ties is reflected in the lore. Score: 4 of 5 Stars
This week myself and Fimlys of Twisting Nether Blogcast review the second volume of The Sunwell Trilogy Shadows and Ice. We have a lot of fun taking about everything from Scooby Doo to the Sword of Truth books in the context of the this volume. Score 3.5 of 5 Stars from each of us.