Thursday, 14 April 2011

Azeroth Food Epidemic Episode 4 !

Below is the next episode of my Azeroth Food Epidemic series:

Episode 4 - A new reporter, more sick and everyone is under quarantine!
                          Mr Daniels another reporter is sent in and everyone including him is under quarantined  
                                  by the Azeroth Environment Agency but are their methods effective?
           Download: Azeroth Food Epidemic EP4   (RT: 3:27)

I am considering editing this episode as after re-listening a number of times I've included more than I originally intended and there is a feeling of it being rushed. Post will be amended to indicate.

This will also be aired on TheAddictedCast Episode 91! They're an awsome podcast!

You can also hear Episode 3 next week on their episode 89.

Apologies for the delay in getting this episode out! I wanted to get this posted last week but lost the recording just after finishing it so I had to do it again from scratch today!

The full series and list of episodes can be found on my Audio Series Page



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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Updates and Addicted Food Café Location

It’s been a little bit since my last update. I’ve been quite busy with Real Life stuff so I’m just getting on with bits and pieces.


Rigarmorty – I created a new Rigarmorty last Friday! (8th April 2011) he’s an Undead Subtlety Rogue which is a lot of fun to play! I got lots of help and advice from Nevik, Cypher and Altheria. I dinged 14 yesterday (12th April 2011).

Not much progress with regards to my other toons really. Hopping on them when I have a spare minute but that’s about it as far as my characters go.


I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to get up at 5am and catch the last two CtrlAltWow Podcast live recording Ustream chat! I end up being sleepy for the rest of the day as I don’t usually go to bed till 1am but it’s definitely worth taking part!

Audio Series:

I finally sat down and did some writing up for Episode 4 and tweaked my overall story mapping so that it all comes together. I should be recording tomorrow so that it can make the TheAddictedCast episode 91 recording. Which will probably be at some point next week but I want to make a start.

In general it takes about 2 hours to record and edit each episode though I’m getting better at normalizing the volume and making the sound mixes run a bit smoother.

The Addicted to Food Café location:

There are some little huts and buildings at this location in Azeroth but this where I have decided the location of the café is:

Stuff worth checking out:

If you’re a comic book reader or watched the film adaptations like X-Men etc and might be interested in finding out about the comic books there’s an awesome new podcast called The Weekly Pull . It’s hosted by Brian, Andy and Blue and is definitely worth checking out. I’ve read maybe a couple of comic books some 20 years ago and this podcast is definitely for those either thinking about getting into comic books or coming back to them or even for the current comic book reader. They do reviews and where to start and I definitely recommend you check it out.

Another one I’m working my way into is MyEpicHeals It’s on my download list at the moment and I haven’t had a chance to listen in yet but I did here a snit-bit the other day when one of the hosts send an audio into CtrlAltWow, anyway, sounds interesting!

By the way, if you play a healer or are thinking of playing one, check out which is an excellent healer blog with lots of information and something I’ve recently RSS subscribed to!


That’s it for the this update, I’m actually meant to be doing some work so I’d better get on with it before the boss catches me out!

Catcha later!



Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Catching up & FYI Audio Episode 3 has been Amended

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an update of what I’ve been up to beyond screenshots and uploading parts of my audio series so here we go…

Audio Series:

The fourth episode (Episode 3) is now up and available for download. The link is the same as before as I've just changed the file version. (see my Audio Series Page) I’ve sorted it so all the links act like direct download instead of taking you to my Google Docs page. It does also work in the RSS links though it will flash your browser up for a second when you click on the link.

I’ve amended Episode 3 now. The original recoding was done last Friday and then the recording was lost. This particular episode was recorded on-the-fly as opposed to bein scripted. The initial recording went smoother but I was eager to get the episode out and just re-recorded trying to remember each of the bits. There’s a lot planned with regards to the storyline and certainly more weird and wonderful things to come but the version I had posted on the 4th of April included a separate part of the story and it sounded more like two episodes rather than just one. In the end I decided to remove that extra minute, rework one or two of the sound effects and conclude the episode with more suspense. Obviously I’m not going to go into great detail into the plans / mapping of the audio series here but with what is happening with Mr Smith the reporter and the Azeroth Environment Agency being sent in you can expect the story to move forward from a few different perspectives while maintaining the storyline. At the end of the day I do these just for the fun of it and plan to have a new episode every couple of weeks so stay tuned! J

Main: Pryderic

I’ve not had a great deal of time to play Wow lately as some assignments were due in for my evening college class prior to half term so that had eaten into my play time. I’m back into playing my main Pryderic the Undead Mage who’s still playing Frost which I’m loving though I need have a re-read through some of the Elitist Jerks spec information so that I’m on the right track. I’ve now got 31 talents in my Frost tree as he dinged level 70 just the other day. On the subject of Glyphs they are still quite expensive on my server but I’ll need to start making some more gold in order  to spec up. I’ve only got one minor slot empty at the moment though I have been saving up for Glyph of Frostbolt and I’m re-thinking some of the other glyphs I’ve chosen to use in the past.

On the same subject of Mage spec, a lot of people have been talking about how much Fire Mage as the more effective spec to go with. I will at some point look at duel spec’ing into Fire but with all the balancing and while I’m still levelling I’ll stick with Frost for the time being as it’ s better that I can cc a mob for a spare second giving me a little more survivability while I can frostbolt and icelance the mob down before it gets to me…
My spec: Pryderic
Golkjin (Troll Shaman)

He’s level 26 at the moment and still a lot of fun to play. If had some more time he would be level 40 by now. I’m loving having him as a miner and skinner which means more selling on the auction house, the copper bars seem to be going for a better price rather than the original ore.

MUST HAVE ADDON: Gatherer  ( ) - I know you think, well, it’s just going to remember where I last mined some stuff or picked herbs or found archaeology artifacts etc. It actually goes beyond that! If any of your fellow guildies has the addon it you will actually send locations of items you find and receive locations of items they find! So while I am only low level and still mining copper, silver, tin etc, I’m getting Obsidian Ore locations from our top level toons. It’s certainly worth having and doesn’t have any affect on play performance as far as I can tell! Get it today!
Playing a shaman is a perfect mixture of ranged and melee DPS which is probably why I find it so much fun and at level 30 you get Call of Elements which instantly drops 4 grouped totems which can be recalled using another hot-key. Really effective quick killers and worth having a go at if you haven’t tried one already.
Erithina (Draenei Shaman)
She’s still level 31 at the moment and hanging out in northern Stranglethorne Vale. I’ve just not had any time to play with her.
Tripellian (Troll Druid)
Lost interest in playing him at the moment but that may be down to lack of Druid knowledge but I’m hanging onto him as he’s my spare herbalist. Still level 7 I think.

Rigarmorty – My original Rigarmorty was an Undead Mage in The Relentless Guild on the US Zangarmarsh server. He’s now guildless as the guild has closed down and since at the moment I’ve not got immediate plans to start playing on US servers I decided that I should create and EU one so I can play him. I created a level 1 Undead Warlock to reserve the name but Matt Diox was suggesting that I give Undead Hunter a go so I’ll be trying that out tonight when I get home but I’ll have to catch up with a hunter guild or two. Maybe I can squeeze out some advise from Ashayo J

Blogging in general:
There have been some really though provoking topics on a number of podcasts that listen to. In particular both The Other Guys Podcast and GirlsGoneWow Podcast (New website link updated on my Podcasts Page) brought up subjects that caused me to think about why I blog an why I play wow and what effect is has on Real Life.
The Other Guys Podcast reminded me this week that I write my blog and do my audio series all just for the fun of it and made me remember this fact. My brain had started to wander thinking well am I known on various podcasts with my contributions and tweeting etc so how come I only have 8 subscribers but remembering that it doesn’t essentially matter. People will either decide to read your blog or follow your tweets because of that notoriety but at the end of the day, if people like your stuff then that’s great but it doesn’t matter if it’s 8 or 8000 it’s still just a drop in the ocean  and these things don’t happen over night. Do your blog etc because you love doing it.
Girls Gone Wow podcast always have some awesome weekly topics this week asks if your Alts know each other! One of the topics that particularly got me thinking was How does Wow affects your real life. The obvious answer is that the mental challenges and puzzles that you play through in the game make you more of a strategic thinker when it comes to dealing with some RL problems that need solutions. Others might say that Wow allows them to distress and escape from reality for awhile in this wonderful and fantastic world. For me it’s a combination of both really. My other half isn’t at all a gamer and in my RL everything is black and white and a real work, eat, sleep cycle without a great deal of creativity or any creative outlet. I am doing an English qualification in the evening but that’s ultimately just to get a better job. Wow while giving me some stress relief and helping me approach problems with more constructive solutions also inspires me to write this blog and produce my audio series and is therefore my constant creative outlet and whether people like them or not is great but not the be all and end all.
See, I do ramble on from time to time.. Lots to say, I’ve just not always got time to write it all out!
Stuff you should check out:
BlogCast: If you’re a fellow blogger you should be checking out Twisted Nether Blogcast !  Hydra does some useful random tips worth checking out! Below are the past few.
Hydras random tips:

TNB EP121: Check your site feed, signup to Feedburner & ensure all of your post content is included in the feed so readers don’t have to visit your page there and then to read the whole post.
  • (This was an awesome tip. Feedburner is free, doesn’t cost anything and if your using then it can install it as an gadget or you can us the HTML coding provided! So instead of scrolling all the way to the bottom of my blog page and clicking the default Atom Link you can just click the subscribe button!)
TNB EP122: Update your About Page!
  • (Wow, yeah I didn’t put much on there initially! I’m going to update it today!)
TNB EP123: Check that you have a Chronological blog archive list somewhere on your blog so readers can find out how long you’ve been blogging and access the older posts!
  • (Thankfully I’ve already got one J)
See their website for more of their stuff and list your blog on !
Check out the Audio Series if you want something else weird and wonderful that I do and catch up some more another day…

P.S. You can now comment on my pages, I hadn't realized it was turned off by default.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Feed up and running again

After a bit of reading the site code and just re-publishing my initial post that seems to have resolved the feed issue :)

On a different note, I may be altering Episode 3 of my audio series but will update as and when.



Blog Feed Errors

For some reason I've got some feed errors in my Feedburner. I will correct these as soon as I can figure out the problem and then resync.

Apologies for the inconvenience...



Monday, 4 April 2011

Azeroth Food Epidemic Episode 3!

Below is the next episode of my Azeroth Food Epidemic series:

Episode 3 - A new visitor & quarantine!
                          Mr Smith still hasn't been heard from, there's a new visitor and
                                  Azeroth Environment Agency are sent in!
           Download: Azeroth Food Epidemic EP3   (RT: 2:54)

I am considering editing this episode as after re-listening a number of times I've included more than I originally intended and there is a feeling of it being rushed. Post will be amended to indicate.

This will also be aired on TheAddictedCast Episode 88! They're an awsome podcast!

You can also hear Episode 2 this week on their episode 87.

Apologies for the delay in getting this episode out! I wanted to get this posted last week but lost the recording just after finishing it so I had to do it again from scratch today!

The full series and list of episodes can be found on my Audio Series Page