Shared Topic: Top 5 Mounts

This weeks shared topic from Blog Azeroth is on our favorite (and least favorite) mounts. The original topic post, brought to you by Azerothian Life, can be found here.

For my favorites, I decided on a pair of ground mounts and a trio of fliers. Given the diversity of flying limited areas, grounders definitely have their place. First: The Rusted Proto Drake. Now, I’m a fan of proto drakes in general, but this one has a special place for me. I was 2 achievements away (the Ulduar meta achievement) from getting this drake back in 2009. I wasn’t able to get a group to finish, though I admittedly gave up for a while), until 2013. I sat so close for 4 years. Finally getting it makes it pretty special to me.

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Shared Topic – Oaths


Apparently, I was hasty in my recent post in believing that the Blog Azeroth Shared Topics were gone. For those who don’t know, patrons of the site post ideas for the community to write about and they end up shared both on that forum and also several other blogs around the net. It’s a good way to connect with the community, get some exposure, and find new ideas to write about. This weeks topic is “What vows would your character say, intend, or break, and to what allegiance? Would it be to class/race/specialization, deity, or ruler? This is quite a challenging Blog Azeroth topic, however, I know you are all up to it because you are amazing writers.” Matty at posted the original article here. Since I have a number of characters, it was a tough choice to even start, but I decided to go for my hunter that I’ve been playing a lot recently. His oath, unfortunately, is nothing as noble as one might associate with the word… (more…)

When a Raid Becomes the Perfect Storm: A Blog Azeroth Shared Topic


Naithin over at Fun In Games started this topic about what causes a raid to just come together. His Post can be found HERE and is definitely worth a read. For those who don’t know about Blog Azeroth already, check them out.

Every so often something amazing happens. There are always forces at work, sometimes they are small, seemingly insignificant and others can be quite powerful in their own right. When these forces coalesce we see extraordinary things happen. The right combination of social and economic factors that came together at the right time destroyed the soviet union; the right mix of chemicals and energy (might have) created life on earth; the unfortunate timing of air pressure, temperature and electrical charge can turn a tropical storm into a devastating hurricane, and a random group of players from across the world can get together and kill a WoW boss 400 times their size. There are a ton of factors that can happen while forming or during a raid that can cause a frustrating wipe or sweet, sweet victory.