Episode 14 – Back in Blackwing

Welcome to Episode 14 of Blessing of Frost! Our special guest this week is the first repeat guest on the podcast, the tank officer of Apotheosis, Dayden. Our subject, as you may have guessed from the episode title of Back in Blackwing, is Blackwing Descent. Tune in to hear about basic Blackwing Descent boss abilities, tips, tricks and the like from the perspectives of a healer, a tank and a DPS.

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Kurn’s post: Lowbie Holy Paladin Guidance
Echelon (H) of Eldre’Thalas gets the Realm First H. Nefarian Kill. Grats!
Cassandri’s post at HoTs & DoTs about BRD
Rawr: http://rawr.codeplex.com/
4.2/Dev Answers #3 at MMO-Champion
Have Group, Will Travel Hotfix at MMO-Champion
Dayden’s previous appearance on Blessing of Frost

Dayden tanking Maloriak, pre-4.0.6.

Tweets from helpful followers:

@walkstweets “Actually, @healbot‘s latest post taught me an interesting thing about Magmaw: you can BoP a tank on the mangle.”

@JRWStormy “Only been to Magmaw. Absolutely brutal on spriest mana. Smart mana cooldown usage is key.”

@jedsblog “On Tron fight, kiting the poison adds through the poison cloud increases the damage done to them. Works for trons too!”

@LadyErinia “best tip I can think of.  on ods, ctrl 1 is your friend.  make you pet attack the right target.”

@EntropiaWoW “On the Elevator boss: Wait till it’s ascending and near the top before you get on!”

@BeruHeals of Falling Leaves and Wings “Black/White listing interruptible abilities for Maloriak will save you a ton of headaches.”

Addon: Gnosis for black/whitelisting spell casting and other stuff.

@JoeEgo812 “Watch your threat meter for ph2 Chimaeron > Will be the death order > Use HoProtection on caster dps as their turn arrives.”

@walkstweets “On phase 2 of Chimaeron, Shields (PW:S and IH) still provide healing benefit. BoPing your tank also will let you top him off.”

@Kaleri_ “life grip by Kaleri on atramedes is awesome?”

@e_man41 “A rogue makes the Atramedes air phase too easy.”


Kurn: to Megs (aka @whatsatotem) for Pocket Frogs!
Dayden: to the bar staff at the Barcelo Punta Cana
Majik: to Mabs for Rawr


Episode 13 – 10s vs. 25s

Episode 13 makes its long-awaited debut after being interrupted mid-recording on Monday. Our special guest this week is Vidyala of Manalicious, who you may remember as The Pugging Pally. Vid is the guild master of Business Time, an Alliance 10-man raiding guild over on the US-Moonrunner server. Our topic this week is 10s vs. 25s!

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Thanks to everyone for tweeting at me with regards to our topic! Here are the various tweets I got, distilled down into the basics. Follow these people on Twitter if you’re not already. 🙂

25 issues:
– more of a chance you’ll raid with someone you don’t like – Dahrla
– harder to diagnose issues due to the larger group composition – Walks
– more paperwork – Walks
– 25s are much harder on your framerate – Fannon451
– more officers, more organization, “tends to feel more like a small country than a group of friends playing a game” – Dahrla
– some people in 25s feel like strangers – Dahrla
– not being able to find 15 more! – SaltySlainte

10 issues:
– everyone needs to perform to their best ability/less margin for error – Vosskah, Shathus
– you don’t have every class buff – _Rades, Mrhealthplan had to switch from holy priest to holy pally for the group to have might.
– there’s probably no such thing as an “ideal raid comp” given the lack of bodies – Walks, Dayden
– can feel less grandiose – Vosskah, Dahrla
– zone-heal mechanics are not as effective in a 10-man setting (Light of Dawn and Holy Radiance in particular) – Walks

Ranking sites:


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Episode 12 – What’s Up With Updates?

Episode 12 is here and we talk about the recent announcement that Blizzard intends to release more frequent, smaller patches, rather than the grandiose patches of the Wrath of the Lich King era. Our special guest this week is Apotheosis‘ own Jaymzhendo, our resident feral DPS druid.

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Links mentioned in the show:

Lissana’s WoW Major Content Patch History at Restokin

Patch notes for ALL WoW Patches at Wowpedia

Patch 4.1 Features/Blue Posts at MMO-Champion

Team Waffle Podcast (Druid-centric podcast)

Apotheosis Recruitment Videos: Video 1 and Video 2

Blessing of Frost’s iTunes link: rate us up!

Apotheosis and Kurn on Twitter: @ApotheosisET and @kurnmogh


Episode 11 – Progression Pointers!

This week, we explore raiding, progression and how to figure out where to go for your next kill in this non-linear tier. Our special guest this week is Stoneybaby, the GM of Big Crits, the Horde guild from the Sen’jin (US) server.

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In other news, we have a new iTunes feed! Subscribe and rate us up!


Links mentioned in the show:

Daily Blink comic: “This Idea’s Got Legs!

Feist The Rogue on Twitter

Feist’s guild, Midwinter of Ysera

MrVoletron on YouTube and on Twitter

Thorim, featuring Onyxia Wipe Guy by MrVoletron

Bad Girls, featuring Sindragosa by MrVoletron

Stoneybaby (@stoneybaby) on Twitter

Big Crits Website and YouTube channel

Also, here’s an informal poll for our listeners. Is Kurn really the only one who would never faction-change to Horde? What would you do?

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As usual, you can follow Kurn and Apotheosis on Twitter (@kurnmogh, @ApotheosisET) and leave us comments here or send us feedback at:

podcast [at] blessingoffrost [dot] com



Episode 10 – It’s Good to be Guilded!

Wrath of the Lich King is over and done with. We’ve returned to the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor and similarly, have grouped up together to face content in guilds, more often than not. There are a lot more guilds this expansion, many of them smaller than back in the Burning Crusade or Vanilla days. This episode examines why, exactly, it’s good to be guilded!

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Apothesois YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/apotheosisonet
Choice of Skywall — recruiting now! http://www.choiceguild.com/
Guild Advancement/Perks at Wowhead: http://www.wowhead.com/guide=cataclysm&guilds
Kurn’s blogs about the Light of Dawn nerf/unnerf: Blog 1 (nerf), Blog 2 (unnerf), Blog 3 (thoughts)
Osephala’s blog – she does our awesome episode graphics! Crispy Hands


Episode 9 – Patch Perfection

4.0.6 is about to drop and we have a ton of info about it here in Episode 9 of Blessing of Frost! Please note that you should still read the patch notes to make sure you’re up to date on all of the changes, but hopefully our overview is helpful and/or amusing. 🙂

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Patch notes at MMO-Champion: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2172-Patch-4.0.6-on-live-realms-this-week
Apotheosis YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/apotheosisonet
Osephala’s blog: http://crispyhands.wordpress.com/


Episode 8 – How to Stay Professional

Blessing of Frost, Episode 8: How to Stay Professional

Blessing of Frost Episode 8 has arrived and we are talking about professions this week! Find out what Kurn’s twitter followers think is the worst profession to level, listen to the banter between Kurn and Majik and get to know this week’s guest, Dahrla, a shadow priest in Apotheosis.

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Celiebugs’ Raid Tips! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBXjBRUxkz4
MC Raiders Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjmJCy1ksYY
All-priest Ony Raid – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAmXZPuS7L0
Shadowpriest.com – http://shadowpriest.com
Beruthiel’s blog – http://fallingleavesandwings.wordpress.com/
Osephala’s blog – http://crispyhands.wordpress.com/


Episode 7 – Fug’s Guide to Getting Guilded

Blessing of Frost is back again with a brand-new episode, with a very special guest star!

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Choice of Skywall: http://www.choiceguild.com/

Choice’s “How to Apply Correctly” post.

Choice’s Recruitment Forum which includes all the info you need in order to apply! They’re currently seeking a holy paladin, a resto druid, a balance druid, a feral kitty druid, a rogue, a DPS DK and an enhancement shaman! (Apotheosis, on the other hand, would love a restoration shaman…!) Choice is currently 3/12 after one reset of 25-man raiding. Go check them out!

Kurn’s Self-Evaluation on her blog.

Follow Apotheosis (@ApotheosisET) and Kurn (@kurnmogh) on Twitter.



Episode 6 – How to Succeed in Azeroth Without Really Trying

That’s right, yet another episode of Blessing of Frost is out!

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Links mentioned in the show:

Joust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joust_(video_game)

Plants vs. Zombies: http://www.popcap.com/games/free/pvz?mid=pvz_pcweb_en_full

PTR 4.0.6 Patch Notes: (official PTR forum) (Wowhead) (MMO-Champion)

Dar’s shout-out: Curse.com

Darista’s Twitter (@_darista) and blog (Daritos’ Food for Thought)

Follow Apotheosis (@ApotheosisET) and Kurn (@kurnmogh) on Twitter, too!



Episode 5 – Ready for Raiding

Episode 5 of Blessing of Frost is finally here after a two-week holiday break. Majik and Kurn spend about an hour chatting about their early Cataclysm experiences, Kurn talks about money-making in-game and the General Chat topic is about preparing for raids. Fun stuff, good times, listen today!

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Links mentioned in the podcast:

Mysterious Fortune Card image from TheDailyBlink.com:http://www.thedailyblink.com/2010/12/this-warning-now-required-by-law/

Nub Tales 5.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtdZF77gc3Y

Raid info resources: TankSpot.comWowpedia.orgWowhead.com

Magmaw strat at MMO-Champion.comhttp://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2010/december/magmawww.jpg