Episode# 3: Ode to Professions!

Episode# 003 is live! We dedicate a full hour to the wonderful world of professions. It’s fun and educational! Take a listen.

SHOW NOTES:

THE BREAKING WIND

In our new NEWS FOR NOOBS segment, we discuss the recent announcement that the Gear Manager will NOT be included in Patch 3.1. We offer suggestions for addon alternatives (see below) to fill the gap until the built-in Manager is released.

We also share some exciting news about the podcast’s recent success! Don’t forget to leave us some positive feedback here.

Here are links to the Gear Manager Addon Alternatives:

A HELPING HAND

In our tips and tricks segment, we focus on the basics to in-game professions including a brief rundown of each profession, where and how to train and level these professions and which ones we recommend to new players. For those looking for a guide to help in the profession leveling process, visit this link.

We also mention a website that helps guide players to the correct zone in which to level a particular gathering profession (herbs and mining). Click here to visit the World of Warcraft World Map and then click on the appropriate check boxes to the right of the screen to select the herb or mining ore you’re looking for.

THE RAZOR’S EDGE

In the tradition of The Starting Zone, we focus on addons that relate to our helping hand segment. In this episode, we outline two helpful addons that provide helpful ways in which to speed up the profession leveling: Gatherer and Informant (within the Auctioneer Suite).

MINISTRY OF TRUTH GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Big congratulations to Eiyn for dinging 30, Lunura for winning the March Material Drive and Mick welcomes new members to the guild.

Enjoy!

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Episode# 2: The Breaking Wind!

Episode# 002 is live! Good times with this episode as I’m forced to record in my car in order to keep from waking the baby.

SHOW NOTES:

THE BREAKING WIND

In our new NEWS FOR NOOBS segment, we touch on the fun that was April Fools (courtesy of the imaginative folks at Blizzard) and the world of Patch 3.1 including a semi-lively discussion on the usefulness of duel-specs for new players. Oh, and we say goodbye to a major contributor to the WOW community, BRK.

For those who missed the April Fools jokes, Blizzard still has them available at the links below:

A HELPING HAND

In our tips and tricks segment, we discuss ways in which to make the leveling process more enjoyable. Highlights include out-of-game websites that provide detailed quest information, whether or not to run the low-level dungeons (instances) and where to find FREE leveling guides that are actually worthwhile. Here are the links to the websites we mention:

THE RAZOR’S EDGE

The addon discussion begins with a recap of Blizzard’s recent announcement regarding restrictions on the addon community. We also outline three addons that we recommend to aid in the leveling process: TomTom, TourGuide and Lightheaded.

MINISTRY OF TRUTH GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Big congratulations to Eiyn for winning the Guild Race and other MOT-related announcements.

Enjoy!

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Episode# 1: Where to begin…

After much anticipation, Episode# 1 is finally up! Take a listen and let us know what you think.

SHOW NOTES:

A HELPING HAND

We start off our “tips and tricks” segment with three simple things that EVERY World of Warcraft player should know. How to turn on Instant Quest Text, how to put your character on auto-run and finally, should you buy that gear from your local neighborhood vendor? We also decided to throw in a wee little breakdown of all the different “levels” of gear and their corresponding colors.

THE RAZOR’S EDGE

In this weekly segment, we dedicate some time to recommending addons that we feel are helpful for new players. Starting off, we thought we’d explain what the HECK addons (or mods) really are, how to install them and whether they’re a form of cheating in-game!

MINISTRY OF TRUTH GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Finally, we wrap up our “pilot episode” with some annoucements surrounding our guild, the Ministry of Truth. Big leveling news as Snarlstorm gets his first character to 60 and Lunura does her best to catch me at 70 (wink, wink). Plus we talk a little bit about “vanilla-WoW” dungeons and how they can STILL be a very enjoyable part of the game!

Enjoy!

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