Realm Status

Sometimes I have a lot things to talk about but not enough to write a full out blog article on each, so you’ll see such ramblings here usually on the weekend. This will be a mix of updates on the show/website and just general WoW-related thoughts and such.

Where is the Achieveatron?

Something Suggestive is taking just a bit of a break right now. Real life happens, and Jan is kickin’ butt on the workfront, so the next show’s been delayed for a bit. It will be back, and when it is the Achieveatron will be back with it.

I want to be… close to the very best, like some people have been before…

I’m quite excited about the Pet Battle system in Mists and not afraid to admit it. I probably won’t touch on it a whole lot right away as my focus will be on getting Rho the warlock and Rho the monk to level 90 asap, but in the meantime I’ll be checking a number of podcasts and websites that are full of information on all things Pet Battles.

For web pages, check out the Alt: ernative Minipets Database and WarcfraftPets. Also check out Cymre’s blog at Bubbles of Mischief which covers pets and plenty more.

For podcasts, check out Battle Pets with Alludra and Kephas, a great podcast that focus on the system. There’s also a few podcasts doing pet battle segments and I’ll have those documented in the near future as well.

Rho, Rho, Rho your guest, gently down the stream (internet stream, get it?!)

A few podcasts have contacted me to hang out with them for an episode and I’m honored to have been given the chance. In the coming weeks you may run into me on Grand Old Podcast, Horde For Life,  5 WoW Things, Holy Shatt, and Rawrcast. I’m excited and nervous at the same time about these opportunities, and I hope you enjoy those episodes when they go up. If other show appearances pop up down the line I’ll mention them in a future Realm Status article.

Making First Contact

By this point there’s only a handful of active podcasts left that I haven’t listened to at least one episode of yet, and I’m still working hard to make contact with the hosts/producers of all the shows out there. You might notice the Podcast Directory has some podcasts listed in italics, and some that are not.

It’s mostly a reminder for myself, but the italicized shows are podcasts that I’ve been able to reach via email, Twitter, or otherwise. If you’re a fan or part of one of the shows not in italics on that list, feel free to help me get connected with it! I have an ambitious project in the works for the end of the year and I really want to be able to get in touch with all of the podcasts in the list by November for that project to work.

I do have emails for everyone, but Gmail has this horrible tendency to send my emails into spam folders, which is annoying to say the least.

Contests Galore

Realm Maintenance #4 will mention a whopping five podcast contests during Podcast News, so be sure to listen this Tuesday! A week later on #5 you’ll find out about a Realm Maintenance contest to celebrate the upcoming release of Mists of Pandaria.

Podcast of the Week Interview: Extended Edition on Wednesday

The interview I did for the upcoming Podcast of the Week segment was long, but I expected it might be. Double the co-hosts means double the answers after all. You’ll hear an edited version on Episode #4, but I’ll post the entire uncut interview here on the site on Wednesday for those who want to hear everything… including me fumbling with my words :p

That’s it for this week’s Realm Status. In the meanwhile, I leave you with Rho getting down with his demons, Old God gear and all, as caught by Jan from Something Suggestive.

Dance, demons! Dance! credit: @Jangasm

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