Episode #56

Episode #56:

What Gariath’s been up to: Read “War Crimes”, and had a fun exchange with Author Christie Golden on Twitter.

Also working on Alts. Got Druid to 70, a decent set of gear for Wuphong (Monk), and farming cloth to make bags (Spahrhawke).

What Fidelma’s up to:


News and other stuff:

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Czech Repblic!
  • Republic of Slovakia!
  • Turkey!

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Addons: FloTotemBar

Quest of the week: At The Yak Wash

Achievement of the week: All Pets Allowed

Guild Achievement of the week: Crittergeddon

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221B How to Podcast Panel

By Gariath

This past weekend, I was at 221B Con, a convention that celebrates the various forms of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Consulting Detective, Sherlock Holmes. There were panels discussing the original stories, various movies and TV shows, as well as panels about the actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman of the BBC series Sherlock, and about what characters in literature, movies, and television owe to Doyle.


I volunteered to be on a panel about podcasting. While the Leveling Azeroth Podcast is World of Warcraft themed, I wanted to "pay it forward" for all the tips, tricks, and suggestions that I got from other podcasters like Brian Ibbot, Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt, Leo LaPorte, and many others, who blazed the trail upon which podcasters tread. I joined the ladies from the Baker Street Babes Podcast, Three-Patch Podcast, and the Hope of All Trades Podcast.


There are many ways to podcast, but the best advice is if you want to start, pick a topic you are passionate about. Unless the stars line up perfectly, you are going to spend money setting up your podcast, website, web and show hosting, using your own money, which you may not recover. 


Still with me? Good! Unlike many endeavors, the podcasting community is comprised of people helping each other out, because we are all trailblazers in this new medium, in the same way the pioneers of television, radio, movies, and even publishing were trailblazers in their respective media's infancy. 


So, here are some things to get you started:


The book Podcasting for Dummies. Don't laugh, the For Dummies series actually provides great information, but does it in a casual style that puts the novice at ease. Make sure if you obtain the most recent edition, to keep up to date with the changes in technology and websites and such.


Google+ Hangouts. It's a truly low-cost solution. YouTube hosts your shows, and you get to keep your the rights to your content, and Google helps you monetize with their advertising power.


If you go the audio only route, here are some things that help with recording and post-production.


  • Microphones: Start with a good quality USB Headset with Mic. Don’t blow all your money on a microphone if you decide podcasting isn’t for you. But, when you become addicted decide podcasting is for you, then try one of the Blue Microphones I have one of their Snowball mics, with a shockmount, so that the mic won’t pick up any stray noises from my desk. They have lots of options. You could also use a “regular” microphone, which are referred to as XLR mics. To use one of those, you’ll need an XLR to USB adaptor. Either way, you’ll need a pop filter to stop the “popping” noise every word that starts with “P” you utter will cause. You can spend money on one, or you can take old panty hose that can’t be worn anymore, and attach them to something like a wire coat hanger, and attach it to your microphone so that it’s between you and the pickup of the microphone. 


  • Recording Software. There a lots of options, but here are several: 



  • Hosting site

    • Archive.org (FREE!)
    • Libsyn
    • PodBean
    • Feedburner- Use this for when you’re submitting to iTunes, etc. so that if you have/need to change where your podcast is stored, you won’t lose listeners.
  • Blog
  • A place to put your Show notes, and where fans can connect with you and other fans.
  • Social Media


Here are some other links and resources to help you get started:



This will help get you started. If you have any questions, either comment below, or hit me up on Twitter here, or here. Good luck, and welcome to the podcasting family!

Episode 55: Let it Go!


What Gariath’s been up to: After 60+ tries, got the mount off Houlon. Also, pretty much got everything off the Timeless Isle, except for the stuff you need the Legendary Cloak for. As much as I stink at Hearthstone, I got the mount.

What Fidelma’s up to: Downed Hellscream before Gariath!

News and other stuff:

zazi

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Ireland!
  • Great Britain!
  • Canada!
  • USA!

Let us Know where you listen to us from!

Addons: OmniCC

Quest of the week: Courting Destiny (Part of the Hourglass quest chain on Timeless Isle)

Achievement of the week: Zarhym Altogether

Guild Achievement of the week: Working Better as a Team

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Opening theme: “Kingdom of Ireland”, by Baxter Keenan

Closing theme: “House of the Nagual” by John Prassas

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Episode #53: Fidelma, Crazy Cat Lady

What Gariath’s been up to: Got full sets of Barrens gear for both Gariath and Spahrhawke, and one piece of gear for Wuphong before Patch 5.4 dropped. Living in Timeless Isle ever since. Oh, and got Lil’ Bling

What Fidelma’s up to: Now the Crazy Cat Lady!

News and other stuff:


    • leveling and pet battling
    • Fi’s suggestions for getting the safari achievement
  • Proving Grounds
    • Where it is
    • and how it works

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Ireland!
  • Great Britain!
  • Canada!
  • USA!

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Addons: Lost Treasures

Quest of the week: Rolo’s Riddle

Achievement of the week: You’re Doing it Wrong

Guild Achievement of the week: Time to Open a Restaurant

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Episode #52: I Forgot About Transmog

What Gariath’s been up to: Doing LFR (finally!) with Gariath, and gearing up Spahrhawke. The monk is next to get to 90...

What Fidelma’s up to: Geared up and ready to rumble

News and other stuff:

  • Blizzard Store
  • PTR 5.4 updated with new patterns, and more
    • Blingtron package might include Lil’Bling
    • Virtual Realms now called Connected Realms
    • Proving Grounds: where you can learn to heal, tank or dps without being called a n00b
  • Player levels Pandaren Shaman to level 60 without picking a faction!
    • Leveling via professions
    • Can talk to both factions
    • Plays only with rested XP
  • Fidelma is Asking Mr. Robot!
    • Website: Ask Mr. Robot
    • Optimize the gear you have
    • Find out where to get better gear
    • And when to use those bonus rolls!
    • Tidnab loves this site!
  • Pet advice from Thalaron
    • Crow at Darkmoon Faire
  • Heroic Scenarios hurt... alot...
  • WoW Insider is looking for Hunter and Mage Columnists
  • Give away winners!
    • We have Xbox Live avatars codes for male and female alliance and horde avatars
    • Twitter giveaway winner(s)
      • @ZaziTheRogue claimed the Horde Male Code
      • The other codes are on our feed. Maybe still unclaimed
    • Twitter Sharing winner
    • @Wildwynd
      • We’ve DM you for your email address; Let us know your preference

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Norway!
  • Great Britain!
  • Canada!
  • Australia!

Let us Know where you listen to us from!

Addons: Silver Dragon

Quest of the week: Welcome to the Machine Thanks, Whrathgar

Achievement of the week: Polyformic Acid Science

Guild Achievement of the week: Dungeon Diplomat. Alliance or Horde

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Episode #51: Girl Gamers Rock!

What Gariath’s been up to: Exalted with everyone except the Lorewalkers. Spahrhawke’s at 90. Wuphong and Sheyin next to level to 90.

What Fidelma’s up to: Farming, cooking, fishing... and lots of archeology!

News and other stuff:

  • BLIZZCON!!!
    • November 8 & 9 in Anaheim
    • And we’re not going (pout)
  • Blossoming Ancient on Sale at The Blizzard Store
    • Changes with the seasons
    • kick-butt healing battle pet
    • really cute
  • Armored Bloodwing Mount also in store
    • Cool looking
    • not cute
  • 5.3 is still being hotfixed, but 5.4 is on the PTR!
  • If you have a level 80 toon you’d like to get to 90
  • Blizz looking for beta testers for it’s Battle.net desktop client
    • go to the beta section of your battle.net profile
    • scan your system so they’ll know what setup you have
  • Give aways!
    • We have Xbox avatars codes for male and female alliance and horde avatars
    • Several ways to win:
      • Twitter
        • Follow us on Twitter
        • Tweet about the show being back in production and make sure to use @levelingazeroth in the post
        • 4 avatar codes will be given away randomly
        • Deadline for tweets: Monday, June 24th 6:00 PM EDT
      • Real-time Twitter Giveaways
        • An hour before he drops them, Gariath will let you know that our twitter feed is going private and he is going to be dropping codes.  First people to grab them - get ‘em.  Let us know if it is you!
        • He’ll be giving away four codes - on two separate days.
        • Real-time give-aways will be occur between 6/17-6/22
      • Facebook
        • Like us on Facebook
        • post in your feed about the show being back
        • either make the post public or screenshot it then...
        • send us an email letting us know or the screenshot
        • we’ll give away 4 codes randomly from the email entries
        • Deadline for entries: June 24th 6:00 PM EDT
      • Email or Voice message
        • Send us an email or voice message with a great wow story or a question for Gariath or Fidelma.
        • Four codes will be up for grabs through random draw.
        • Deadline for entries: June 24th 6:00 PM EDT

Pet Battles!

  • Another day another obsession
  • How you train and level it up!
  • Good way to get your toon some XP, too.
  • Trap! - you can’t tell a pet’s quality until you start the battle
    • A reason to go to starter areas again
  • Healing pets
  • Where to find the pet achievements (the collector one moved)
  • And btw - did you know you can name your pets...
    • The black tabby named Clover that will never fight

Need suggestions for things to talk about - otherwise Tidnab will regale us with stories of rep grinding and his not-so-much-love of fishing.

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Malaysia
  • Singapore

Let us Know where you listen to us from!

Addons: Random Mount

Quest of the week: No Pack Left Behind

Achievement of the week: Praise the Sun!

Guild Achievement of the week: Pandaren Embassy

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Episode #50: The Big Five-Oh!

What Gariath’s been up to: Gariath finished up all the achievements for the Lunar Festival. Now exalted with Tillers.

What Fidelma’s up to: Farming, cooking, fishing... and lots of archeology!

News and other stuff:

  • World of Warcraft Movie has a director.
    • Duncan Jones.... (formerly known as Zowie Bowie) Directed "Source Code"
    • Release date scheduled for 2015
    • Gariath’s going to miss not having Sam Raimi (no Bruce Campbell cameo now)
  • Single player loot scenario in patch 5.2
  • More updated 5.2 patch notes
    • Nat Pagle rep increases
    • Horde and Alliance can do each other’s Scenarios (yay?)
    • New buffs in Raid Finder to compensate for wiping.
      • 5% per wipe, stacks up to ten times
      • Buff clears when Boss is killed.
      • Will it stop /ragequits?
    • Have a PvP title? You can buy “old” gear that requires equivalent title (title coming from doing rated battlegrounds)
  • Why Fidelma loves Archeology - again.  
    • Easier leveling (do it in a day)
      • Can dig up to six times at a site
      • In Pandaria, possible for one of those ancient haunts to pop out dropping even more shards
    • Two dailies in Pandaria
    • LOOT that actually helps - and a couple that are just bag space wasters
    • Why Fi wants an archeology bag

Shout outs to our fans!

Roll call of Countries:

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Austrailia
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Singapore

Let us Know where you listen to us from!

Addons: WoWkemon (Soon!)

Quest of the week: Distract Them for Me

Achievement of the week: To Honor One’s Elders

Guild Achievement of the week: United Nations

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Episode #49: I Love Thor, er Thrall


What Gariath’s been up to: Scenarios, scenarios, scenarios!

What Fidelma’s up to: Guild is Level 25!!!!!

News and other stuff:

  1. New World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse Reviewed
  2. New Rewards in 5.2 Moar Elder Charms for Dailies

Show Spotlight:

Dailies, Dailies, Dailies

Addons:

Tiller tracker

TomTom

Quest of the week:

Red Blossom Leeks, You Make the Croc-in’ World Go Down

Achievement of the week:

It Belongs in a Museum!

or why Fi is now a Professor, wait a minute...

Guild Achievement of the week: Hit 25

LVLA Book Club: We want suggestions!

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Episode #48: Oh Yeah, Fi Dinged 90!


What Gariath’s been up to: Thanks to new mounts, very close to the Mountain of Mounts achievement.

What Fidelma’s up to: CES (without Gariath!)

News and other stuff:

  1. Swift Windsteed Mount
  2. Cinder Kitten- Raised $2.3 million for American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief
  3. Ghostcrawler talks about what it takes to be a Blizzard Game designer
  4. Patch 5.2 PTR datamined
    • Tier 15 sets and bonuses
    • New Vanity Pets
    • New Mounts
    • New Achievements
  5. CES - what Fi was up to while Gariath cheated on her
  6. Shout outs to our fans!
    • Australia
    • Great Britain,
    • Canada
    • Germany
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • The United States
      • Alabama
      • Arkansas
      • Georgia
      • Minnesota
      • Texas
    • Let us Know where you listen to us from!

Addons: WoWkemon

Quest of the week: We want suggestions!

Achievement of the week: We want suggestions!

Guild Achievement of the week: We want suggestions!

LVLA Book Club: Warcraft Well Read Podcast Goodreads page

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Episode #47: Interview With Arthur Hinds

Arthur Hinds from Emerald Rose is a long time gamer and geek, and he graciously talked with Gariath about WoW, D&D, the band, their upcoming appearances at Arisia and The Hobbit Oscar Party, and his upcoming book and movie “Engines of Destiny”. 

“Never Split the Party” by Emerald Rose is available at Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes 

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