Episode 25 – Don’t Stand in the Fire Patch

Patch 4.2 and Episode 25 are both here! This is a loooooong episode and we still recommend you read the official patch notes. 🙂

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Blizzard’s Guide to 4.2: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2723732

MMO-Champion’s Guide to 4.2: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2361-Patch-4.2-Rage-of-the-Firelands-on-Live-Servers

Kurn’s blog posts about 4.2: Holy Paladin Mastery, Keys, T12 Holy Paladin Loot List

And finally, a programming note: Majik is headed off on vacation, so we will not have a podcast next week. Tune in the week after for another episode of Blessing of Frost!

Episode 24 – A Foggy Fire Festival

Episode 24 brings with it a familiar face, er, voice, in the form of Fog, who was our very first guest on the podcast, way back in November.

We also take cheap shots at Pat Sajak, mock people who make Kurn rich and take an in-depth look at the Midsummer Fire Festival, which launched today!

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Some notes before we give out a bunch of links:

1) The Orgrimmar Fire has moved. It is not horrible to get to. But it’s still not a good time.

2) Honoring and desecrating fires gives guild rep! As a human, wearing the Illustrious Guild Tabard, in a guild with the 10% reputation bonus, I am getting about 35 rep per fire honoured and 70 rep per fire desecrated.

3) Northrend fires are apparently NOT required for the meta, however, it’s in your best interest to do so in order to gather as many Burning Blossoms as possible. (Also, guild rep! Money! Fame — wait, no, not fame. But guild rep and money!)

4) The Ice Stone that melts is what starts the Ahune event. Ahune stops 90% of damage until he retreats into his Frozen Core. Focus adds, then switch to Ahune and pop Heroism/Bloodlust/Time Warp as soon as he “retreats”.

Okay, on to some links!

Lord Ahune’s new drop table is here at MMO-Champion.

Wowhead’s excellent Fire Festival Guide.

Fox Van Allen’s Gold Capped article. (@foxvanallen)

Kurn tweeted: What do you love/hate about the Midsummer Fire Festival?

These fine folks responded. Why not consider following them on Twitter?

@SerrinneWoW: Killing hordies who try to get into IF to put out the fire!

@mageic: all the xp you get on toons that are still leveling 😀

@stoppableforce: The Ice Stone, melting!

@Technophobia: XP/gold conversion, and free XP for alts, assuming it hasn’t been nerfed.

@soylentverde: XP boost to my lowbies!

@ammonightfall: being one step closer to that frakin Long Strange Journey achiev!

@Osephala: Toasted Smorcs. Yum!

@SturgarHawkwind: The part where Firelands comes out.


@Bindww: Used to hate it, now I’m indifferent

@yawowb: ganking campers at the fires!

@squareSquid: Everything is fun and games until you are corpse camped for a half hour in Westfall! #imawfulatpvp

@Dahrla: I hate having to go to every single flight path.  Takes ages.  Then again, I love that about Fire Festival, too.  😛

@whatsatotem: Torch juggling daily, omfg.

@Syrcorax: Hmm everything?

@gamerfridge: That it is only once a year. I love the festival!

And of course, you can follow Apotheosis and Kurn on Twitter:

@ApotheosisET and @kurnmogh

Don’t forget to rate us up on iTunes!

Have a great fire festival guys and we’ll see you next week with a full breakdown of Patch 4.2!

Episode 23 – Legislation for a Legendary

Episode 23 of Blessing of Frost is here and today we’re talking about how to go about awarding a lucky person or a small number of lucky people the legendary staff that will be coming out in 4.2, Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest.

Our special guest this episode is Beruthiel, from the blog Falling Leaves and Wings. She raids as a resto druid with the Horde guild Monolith on the US-Llane server.

Kurn pimps out Apotheosis, now 6/13. We’re looking for a tank, a second moonkin, a second elemental shaman and a second retribution paladin: http://www.apotheosis-now.com/

Kurn also pimps out Choice of Skywall, aiming for 4/13. They’re looking for a DPS DK, a resto or balance druid, a ret pally, a holy or disc priest, a resto or enhancement shaman and a DPS warrior: http://www.choiceguild.com/

Vidyala‘s post about alts that was mentioned: http://manalicious.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/how-playing-my-alt-was-hurting-my-raiding/

Rate us up on iTunes if you like the show!

Follow @ApotheosisET and @kurnmogh on Twitter to keep up to date with the happenings in Apotheosis and Kurn.

Don’t forget to check out Beru’s blog and her guild site!

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Episode 22 – Dynamic Raid Decisions!

Episode 22 is here and in it, we discuss dynamic raid decisions, such as calls for wipes, in-combat resurrections, cooldowns and heroism/bloodlust. Our special guest this week is Toga, an officer in Apotheosis who plays a hunter.

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Majik was at Digital Overload 2011 which is why we didn’t have a podcast last week. (Check out Ctrl-Alt-Del!)

Hot fixes through to June 1: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2690293

oRA3, an awesome raiding addon: http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/ora3.aspx