Episode 67 – Ancient Attunements

Posted: 30th July 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Welcome to a (very belated) Episode 67 of Blessing of Frost! (It’s all Kurn’s fault the episode is late. It was recorded on Saturday, July 21st. Whoops.)

In this episode, Maj and Kurn talk about old attunements and how a lot of people seem to be talking about attunements in the blogosphere of late.


Here are the massive attunement posts from MMO Melting Pot!

Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post 4

And here’s Kurn’s 4000-word post. (Not for the faint of heart.)

As always, please rate us up on iTunes and shower us with love in your review — and you get a shoutout on the podcast in return.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com – Mists of Pandaria recruitment coming SOON!).

Episode 66 – Challenging Changes

Posted: 10th July 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Welcome to Episode 66 of Blessing of Frost! In this episode, Majik and Kurn chat with Fugara, the Co-GM of Choice of Skywall about the recent decision to refocus the guild towards a 10-man raiding team from a 25-man team. We look at some of the reasons and some of the options the officers had available and why and how they chose to refocus on 10s. Essentially, it’s a case study on yet another guild that has run into problems this expansion, but these guilds are not the exceptions — it’s very common for 25-mans to experience the problems Choice did.

Stay tuned, Apotheosis of Eldre’Thalas is going to be opening up Mists of Pandaria recruitment soon, but you should visit our website now anyhow. 🙂

Blizzard gives you Summer Challenges:

AQ 40: http://us.battle.net/wow/en-us/blog/6213569
Karazhan: http://us.battle.net/wow/en-us/blog/6385756
Outland mounts: http://us.battle.net/wow/en-us/blog/6477695
Blackrock Mountain: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6567660/WoW_Summer_Challenge_Blackrock_Mountain-6_28_2012
Ulduar: http://us.battle.net/wow/en-us/blog/6623037

Congratulations to Convert to Raid on their one-year anniversary!

As always, please rate us up on iTunes and shower us with love in your review — and you get a shoutout on the podcast in return.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com – recruiting ranged DPS!).

Episode 65 – Real Money Auction Houses

Posted: 5th July 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Welcome to Episode 65! No, you didn’t miss Episode 64. Tune in to this week’s episode to find out what happened to Episode 64 and then listen to Majik and Kurn debate and discuss Real Money Auction House ideas and issues.

Civilization 5: Gods & Kings

Diablo III Auction House Info

Battle.net Balance Info

Team Fortress 2: Meet the Pyro (and also Meet the Medic)

As always, please rate us up on iTunes and shower us with love in your review — and you get a shoutout on the podcast in return.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com – recruiting ranged DPS!).

Episode 63 – Diablo the WoW Killer?

Posted: 31st May 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Welcome to Episode 63, wherein Kurn and Majik discuss Diablo as a possible WoW killer. It certainly would explain why Stormwind and Orgrimmar are so empty!

Blizzard’s post with some D3 stats

Do you play Team Fortress 2 and want to play with Kurn and Majik at some point? Email us and let us know! podcast [at] blessingoffrost.com!

Diablo III Auction House FAQ

Battle.net Balance

If you break your Annual Pass contract, your D3 characters may vanish… even if you buy a fresh D3 game.

Our friend Beru of Falling Leaves and Wings had a great post about Battle Tags.

We also want to see YOU apply to our guild, Apotheosis! We’re a 25-man Alliance raiding guild that’s currently 8/8 HM. We’re seeking skilled DPS of most kinds, a warlock in particular and a skilled and experienced feral tank who would go kitty for us regularly. Apply today!

http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/

If Apotheosis isn’t your style, check out Choice of Skywall, looking for a tank, a resto shaman and more:

http://www.choiceguild.com/

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com!). Please rate us up on iTunes and leave us a review for a shoutout!

Welcome to Episode 62 of Blessing of Frost! This week, Majik and Kurn discuss RealID and BattleTags as they pertain to Diablo III and World of Warcraft.

“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” clip copyright The Police, 1980.

Dark Legacy Comic #107 – “But if I use my mouse to turn how do I click Rend?”

Various RealID/etc posts:

Kurn‘s two posts:
RealID, BattleTags and Blizzard’s “Social Network”
Why I Disabled RealID

MMO Melting Pot‘s round-up:
Diabloe 3: The Unavoidable, Always-On Social Network?

Vidyala‘s post:
Solitude and the Advent of Battle Tags

Rohan‘s post:
Battletags and Invisibility

We also want to see YOU apply to our guild, Apotheosis! We’re a 25-man Alliance raiding guild that’s currently8/8 HM. We’re seeking skilled DPS of most kinds, a warlock in particular and a skilled and experienced feral tank who would go kitty for us regularly. Apply today!

http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com!). Please rate us up on iTunes and leave us a review for a shoutout!

Episode 61 – How-To Heroic Dragon Soul

Posted: 17th May 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Episode 61 is here and Kurn and Majik tell you all about the major differences between normal and heroic modes in the Dragon Soul. No Hot Fix or MOLL-E segments this week, due to lack of WoW news and lack of MOLL-E submissions (submit your questions, comments and etc to us at podcast [at] blessingoffrost [dot] com!), but you should still stay a while, and listen. 😉


Link to the macro for the 30 Tabards achievement at Wowhead

The real reason Kurn is exalted with Cenarion Expedition – Nethercleft Leg Armor

Links about info on the old games 7th Guest and 11th Hour

Addon that is great for Heroic Spine of Deathwing: SpineCounter

Episode 60 – Pricey Purchases

Posted: 8th May 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

In this episode, we discuss the evolution and the costs of Blizzard’s various in-game items and in-game services.

Server transfer: $25
Faction change: $30
Name change: $10
Character customization (name change included): $15
Race change: $25
Non-combat pets: $10 each
Mounts: $25 each

Information on the Diablo III Auction House System

Turpster’s Songs

We also want to see YOU apply to our guild, Apotheosis! We’re a 25-man Alliance raiding guild that’s currently 7/8 HM with Heroic Madness to 5%. We’re seeking skilled DPS of most kinds, a warlock in particular and a skilled and experienced feral tank who would go kitty for us regularly. Apply today!

http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com!). Please rate us up on iTunes and leave us a review for a shoutout!

Episode 59 – Babbling about Bonuses

Posted: 2nd May 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

In this episode, Kurn and Majik chat about the notion of “set bonuses” and talk about some of the peculiarities of the whole idea of collecting enough of your set pieces to hit your 2/4 piece bonuses. We also look back at some really old set bonuses and mock them. 😉

We also mention the new Blizzard system for Item Restoration, plus we talk about Children’s Week and the fact that the Power of the Aspects buff has been increased from 15% to 20% in Dragon Soul (normal and heroic).

We also want to see YOU apply to our guild, Apotheosis! We’re a 25-man Alliance raiding guild that’s at 6/8 HM with great progress on the third plate on Heroic Spine. We’re seeking skilled DPS of most kinds, a resto shaman, a warlock in particular and a skilled and experienced feral tank who would go kitty for us regularly. Apply today!

http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com!). Please rate us up on iTunes and leave us a review for a shoutout!

Hey folks! This week, we talk a LOT about Blizzard and their responsibility to their players and how the change to the talent and specialization systems may affect the game going forward. We also reveal the name of the #sadmoose and the winner of the contest, not to mention introduce a short new segment called “DING!”


Programming note: We’ll return with a new episode on Tuesday, May 1st, after Kurn’s done with exams!

Hotfixes!

Are you a skilled ranged DPS, resto shaman or feral tank (with a strong kitty offspec)? Check out Apotheosis! Join us as we push through Heroic Spine, Heroic Madness of Deathwing and get Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @kurnmogh and @Majjity for us and then @ApotheosisET for our guild (apotheosis-now.com!). Please rate us up on iTunes and leave us a review for a shoutout!

Episode 57 – Guild Preparation for Pandaria

Posted: 10th April 2012 by Kurn in Podcast

Welcome to Episode 57 of Blessing of Frost, ladies and gentlemen! This week’s episode has Kurn and Majik talking about all the prep work you’ll need to do to make sure your guild is ready for the new expansion, or all the prep work you’ll need to do if you’re going to start a new guild for the expansion!

Here are a ton of links.

First, from last week:

Tikari’s Tricks of the Trade: Tikari talks about his bucket list!

Now here’s Welcome to the Deadmines.

Also, The Craft of War: BLIND.

And now, all three videos from The Guild.

Do You Wanna Date My Avatar

Game On

I’m the One That’s Cool

Now vote on which of The Guild’s three songs you like best!

And don’t forget to check out the new channel by Felicia Day, Geek And Sundry!