Girls gone WoW show 22 Campfires down-under

In show 22 we are being joined by a very special guest from Australia: Moogyver aka Casey joins our little podcast. We talk about campfires and singing and the occasional little bit of guild drama. I also think some poop-stories slipped in there again. Also, what happened to our Paypall and what did Runescape have to do with it? A hug golden star and rainbows shout out to Adrien Dewalque! We thank you again for your generosity! All this and more in a new Girls gone WoW show.

 

Welcome to Show 22

Welcome Casey aka Moogyver

Interview Casey/Moogyver

  • Tell us about yourself
  • When did you start playing wow and why?
  • First char? Main char? Alts?
  • What do you think of the new expansion?
  • What do you enjoy most in game?

How was our week in WoW?

Plug for our website: www.girlsgonewow.net and levelling project for our listeners and hosts. Grim Grave Warriors is the guild to join on the Sha’tar or join our alliance guild Immune to Psychology on Earthen Ring.

Main topic for show 21 and Question for our listeners on twitter: what makes a good guild good and what makes it bad?

Tweets and e-mails

Thank you Adrien Dewalque for your donation! You rock!

You can find Casey on the All things Azeroth podcast and on Groupquest. Or on twitter: @Moogyver

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Show 23: Question for our listeners: Have you experienced a memorable gkick? Tell us why!

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Girls gone WoW show 21: Loot the damn Corehounds!

In this episode of Girls gone WoW we are joined by the lovely Karen. We talk about all the naughty things that players do and about bouncing on a trampoline for half an hour and some male courtesans might have slipped in the show too. Oh dear!

Welcome to Show 21

Welcome Karen

Interview Karen

  • Tell us about yourself
  • When did you start playing wow and why?
  • First char? Main char? Alts?
  • What do you think of the new expansion?
  • What do you enjoy most in game?

How was our week in WoW?

Plug for our website: www.girlsgonewow.net and levelling project for our listeners and hosts. Grim Grave Warriors is the guild to join on the Sha’tar or join our alliance guild Immune to Psychology on Earthen Ring. If you’re on the US servers check out the hordehouse guild on Drenden.

Question for our listeners on twitter: How amazing are gnomes? What’s your opinion about Azeroths shortest playable race?

Main topic for show 21: As original players, what have been the good and bad changes since vanilla? Are there too many pop culture references these days? Looking back with nostalgic eyes, what are the bad bits that we choose to forget?

tweets (no e-mails)

Website: www.girlsgonewow.net  There’s a shiny donate button. Get EJ her otter!

No more forums!

Twitter: GGWshow

Please leave us reviews on Itunes!

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Show 22: what makes a good guild good and what makes it bad? #wow #podcasts

Show 23: Question for our listeners: Have you experienced a memorable gkick? Tell us why!

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Me and the newbie

Recently I’ve stumbled across a lot of new players. I guess the whole ‘free to play until level 20’ will do that to a game. Personally, I don’t mind new players. In fact I’m happy that a game this old can still attract new players.

 

Me, myself and I

6 and a half years ago I started playing. I had no clue what I was doing with my little druid (and I still don’t always know that with my ‘big’ druid now). I remember putting my talentpoints all over the place and collecting random gear that was green. I didn’t care for stats, or actually I didn’t know about stats. I remember being in Darkshore and finding this vendor who sold gear. It was all one set and all leather. It was a set so I had to have it. It didn’t matter that it was ‘white’ and had no stats on it. It was a set. I spend all my hard earned silver on it. I was a newbie. It’s fine, we all have to learn it someway. Later on I read some websites, chatted with guildies and I found out more and more about WoW and how stats, dungeons, etc work. There’s a lot of material out there, but even if you don’t want to go browse the internet or ask other people for help, you can still find a lot of extra information in the game itself.

The talenttrees have very good descriptions now. Telling players exactly what each talent does, the same goes for spells. Heck, there’s even an option to get a ‘newbie’ description on for your spells. I tend to do that if I pick a class I haven’t played in ages. Just to see what the spells do again in simple terms.

There is a lot of ‘help’ in the game if you are willing to look for it.

It’s not easy being green

One of my friends started to play wow a few weeks ago. He’s a really nice guy and very willing to learn. He’s finished with the starting area and now venturing into the rest of the world of Azeroth. He didn’t ask for much help, found certain things out for himself. Did he make mistakes? Probably, it’s not easy to deal with players who have played this game for so long and expect everyone else who is low-level to be yet another alt. Sometimes veteran players will have to realize that it might not be an alt running around in SFK but actually a new player. If you see them struggling, you can always whisper them and offer some help or advice. If they don’t want it, fair enough. I have to admit that I don’t have the patience anymore for players who don’t want to learn. My friend is a good guy, he’s willing to learn and take in new information. He’s very harsh on himself when in all honesty he is doing a really good job.

Then there are the players who are stubborn and don’t want to learn. They are the ones I have no patience for. They shrug off any good advice, get angry if you want to help them or call you elitist. I think the best one I’ve heard was: I just want to play the game and don’t be a geek like you all. Really? Are you kidding me? You picked up wow, face it you’re a geek and be proud of it. I sure am.

 

Again, yes you can play the game however you want, but don’t you want it to be fun for yourself by not dieing all the time? Or get compliments from the other people in the group instead of them screaming at you for rolling Need on everything? And if you really can’t stand that, then you can just go questing by yourself. Not doing any dungeons doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on amazing things in game (perhaps some nice gear, but questing can be a lot of fun).

I already agreed to helping out my friend in game by running some instances with him. He didn’t ask me for it, I offered. I know we’ll die a few times to silly things, but it’s all part of the learning process, both him and me since I’ll be playing another class, having to deal with new spells/abilities or even a different role. See personally I am ok with helping out people, but I don’t like it when people ‘demand’ it from me. I do not pay money so I can be your little servant. If you’d ask me nicely and I have time, I will run a new player through some instances. God knows I’ve given away lots of bags and some gold before to get people started. Then again I’ve encountered some newbies who just expect everyone to help them. Combine that with an unwillingness to learn anything about the game and you just gave me a major headache.

Bad 85! No cookie for you!

I see myself as a veteran player, but I do not think veteran = amazing skills. I can get by and if I put some research in my class I can put out ok numbers. However, being a veteran will also give you a stigma. I’ve read somewhere that some people don’t like 85’s because they are apparently arrogant or conceited or full of themselves. Or we were just lucky to reach 85 by getting help from people standing behind us whispering in our ears how to play, read all the guides on the internet about the game, or we were run through things by guildies….. I don’t even know where to begin when I hear things like that. I did get help at times and guildies were nice enough to run me through things. However, again you can just treat wow as a solo game and just quest and quest and quest. You don’t need mad skills to reach 85. For gods sake.. someone reached 85 just by mining and herbing. Perhaps people who already reached 85 on one toon aren’t as taken aback by the game any more, so it makes them a bit more down to earth. Been there, done that basically. It doesn’t mean they know everything already.

In the end it doesn’t really matter…

I know I’m all over the place with this post but my final words to all the new players out there are these: Don’t be afraid to tell people you are new. Yes you’ll encounter jerks, but you might also encounter some nice people who are very willing to help you out. Do take in their advice and learn from it. Don’t be afraid to read up on things on the internet. It might seem like mumbojumbo in the beginning, but the more you play and the more you read, the easier this game will get. Don’t think that just because a person has a closet full of 85’s it means they are full of themselves, they might just enjoy leveling. Respect is a two way thing, much like friendship and you can build up some great friendships in this game (old and new player) if you are just polite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Girls gone WoW show 20 Every guild needs a Rob in it.

In this show we are joined by the wonderfull Jamie also known as DarkSakura from Orange Lounge Radio. We go on about the fun little eastereggs that Blizzard has put in the game and Sil has to rant yet again about the veteran gift. What gift? Ow the gift that she still hasn’t received. Also we came to the conclusion that every guild needs a Rob in it.

 

Welcome to Show 20

Welcome Jamie

Interview Jamie

  • Tell us about about yourself (gaming, podcasting, etc)
  • When did you start playing wow and why?
  • First char? Main char? Alts?
  • What do you think of the new expansion?
  • What do you enjoy most in game?

How was our week in WoW?

Plug for our website: www.girlsgonewow.net and levelling project for our listeners and hosts. Grim Grave Warriors is the guild to join on the Sha’tar or join our alliance guild Immune to Psychology on Earthen Ring. If you’re on the US servers check out the hordehouse guild on Drenden.

Question for our listeners last week: Which Cataclysm heroic do you dread seeing on your loading screen?

Main topic for show 20: 4.2 has landed. What do we think so far?

With 4.2 dropping there is a chance for a new legendary. How do we feel about legendary items: guild uniters or breakers? And who gets them?

E-mails and tweets

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Question for our listeners: What makes a good guild for you? And what makes it bad?

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