To help us celebrate our 50th show our good friend Twizz from Twizzcast has generously supplied us with 10 beta codes to the Mists of Pandaria beta to giveaway. We’re really excited to hit this landmark, and to have survived this long, so we want to get our listeners involved and make this a show to remember. We will giveaway 5 codes during our live show on August 12th and 5 codes to listeners who email in something for episode 50. For those participating in the email/phone call part of the contest you will need to visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/Holyshatt, like the page, and then click the secret word of the week widget to get the phrase to mention/email to be entered.
Please join us live on August 12th at 10PM EST / 7PM PST to celebrate show 50. We’re really looking forward to it!
Blogging has quickly taken the world by storm. The internet has provided the general population with a stage where we can all voice and write our opinions, and reach an audience that traditional cables can’t come close to touching. In recent years the costs to get involved with getting your own website running and the difficulty involved have fallen dramatically. While blogging is, and most likely will be for the forseable future, the most popular form of sharing for individuals on the web (next to Facebook) there is another popular form of broadcasting called podcasting, and we’re here to help you learn how to do it. More…
Being able to talk to your friends that your playing in a game with is a nice social feature. In competitive gaming its a necessity. Currently the two big VoIP (voice over internet protocol) software programs are Ventrilo and Mumble. The only things that the programs require you to have is speakers and some form of mic. Most players will use a headset, but if your desperate you can use your laptops built in microphone and speakers. Both software packages require you to have a host server. These server cost a small monthly fee (around $5~$10) and are usually provided by your guildmaster (GM). More…
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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER IS TO BE IN THE LIVE SHOW MAY 13TH!
Since its been while I wanted to give you all a refresher on our shows giveaways, and highlight our current contest the giveaway for a Razer Naga. First let’s revisit the weekly World of Warcraft time code contest. This one is really simple, but to make it simplier I’ve broken it down into outline format after the break. More…
We’ve got our second live show this week, and with it two more gaming ladies as our guests. We’re hoping you’ll join us! Our show last week with our guests had some great discussion and we had a great time. Both these ladies on the show this week are involved with World of Warcraft in some way and we’re looking forward to having some indepth discussion with them on the game. Remember like last week the live stream will start at 10PM Eastern / 7 PM Pacific. We’re keeping our figure crossed there won’t be any technical difficulties. Continue reading for some details on our guests.
Coming to you live on April 15th 2012 @ 10PM Eastern / 7PM Pacific
The Holy Shatt crew recently learned about the Maxim Gamer Girl contest and what better way to launch our live show than with a guest hosts or two. We decided to give the contestants the opportunity to tell our listeners why they should vote for them. The stereotype of fat nerdy guys being the only ones who play video games all day is about to get shattered (no pun intended). Tune in to listen and decide who deserves your vote.
UPDATE: Our first confirmed Maxim Gamer Girl candidate has been signed for the show this Sunday April 15th 2012. Jillian Ryan (picture on left)will be joining us to talk about her passion for video games, and why she deserves your vote.
UPDATE 2: We will also be joined by Anna-Marie as well (picture below) during the show.
UPDATE 3: We are going to have a packed show! Quorra will also be with us!
Please join us to get to hear these ladies live on the net!
PS We will be giving away a Razer naga to one of the live listeners. So if you don’t tune in to hear us talk about World of Warcraft, or us interviewing Maxim girls, at least come for the prizes. Email entries will still be accepted for the 30 day time card, but the only way to win the Razer prize is to be there live!
Date/Time: April 15th 2012 10PM Easter / 7PM Pacific
Location: Holy Shatt Live Steam Page
Twitter: @TheXantar or @Sigmandis
Phone: (919)521-8WoW or (919)521-8969
Welcome back to Raleighite’s World of Warcraft 101 series where we get down to basics. In a prior article we talked about the bare basics, how to walk talk and run. In this article we’re going to look at how to accomplish the major task you’ll be facing starting out; how to get to max level. There’s many different ways to level your character up, however there is a “best” way to do things. Always keep in mind that while there is a “best” way in terms of the fastest way to accomplish leveling to max; the main point of the game will always be to enjoy it. That being said if the “best” way doesn’t fit with your game play style then feel free to do it another way. All paths will eventually lead to max level. More…
Since we recorded late last week Xantar and I have decided to put off the next show until next week. We didn’t really think it’d be right to release another show just a few days after posting our awesome interview with Anne, not to mention we’re both really busy with things at work at the moment.
That being said episode 18 was just posted this past Monday. With episode 19 coming out on the 23rd or 24th of next week you’ve got plenty of time to get your questions into the show. I want to apologize for not getting to everyone’s email in episode 18, but all emails were included in the drawing for the time card. The theme for episode 19 will be “cyber bullying” we want to get your questions, stories, and feelings on how things like trolling and nerd rage effect your World of Warcraft experience.
Remember we have a hotline! (919)521-8WoW. Or you can do what everyone else does and just send an email to email@example.com
I was logging into my WoW cilent when I saw the familiar “Downloading data for the next patch” show up in the patch portion of the launcher window. Lots of people have been expecting 4.3 to launch some time in November, but just about all were expecting the patch to hit sometime around Thanksgiving. Does this background loader point to a near release date?
Welcome to my new monthly, or bi-monthly I haven’t decided yet, piece, “Star Recruiting” As someone who’s started recruiting for a new up-and-coming guild I’ve learned that everyone has something to gain from playing World of Warcraft, and knowing these reasons can make you a great recruiter. I have several friends who just months ago had declared WoW a game for socially challenged, ugly nerds, and that they had no place playing it. They’re now all well on to their way to level 85. Through all this I thought why not use some Hollywood types that everyone looks up to (or in some cases down on) and give you, my readers, the points I’d make to these individuals on why they should take World of Warcraft for a test drive. My first hopeful Hollywood recruit, is Lindsay Lohan.
Dear Ms. Lohan,
I am writing to you today with a unique opportunity that I believe could benefit you in a number of ways. I’m sure you’ve heard of the game World of Warcraft and its large player base (11.2 million and growing), and perhaps even seen how some of your fellow actors are taking up the game as a hobby. I know a popular actress like yourself may have some reservations about playing World of Warcraft but let me assure you’d be passing up a great opportunity.
Let me start by addressing some of what I believe would be your largest concerns. People seem to think of being known as a WoW player as a stigma. First, World of Warcraft is a virtual environment and your privacy is held in high esteem by Blizzard (the game’s holding company) and you can rest assured if you didn’t want anyone to know you play, they wouldn’t. Second Katherine Heigl is a known WoW player, and she’s way hotter than you and still has a huge fan base, in fact I think when she admitted to being an avid (and skilled) WoW player her fan base grew. So don’t worry about it affecting people’s perception of you. In fact people’s current perception of you leads me into my second point, how you can benefit.
Many of my friends, myself included, like to go out once or twice a week, eat a nice dinner, and have a few drinks. Back in my sophomore/junior year of college this was nearly a nightly occurrence which had not only a high financial cost, but had a risk for potential trouble (my record is clean thank you), not to mention giving my liver a workout. I hope I’m not being too forward, but your partying/drug use/trouble making is nearly unrivaled (I don’t think Paris Hilton has managed to get charged with grand theft yet) and a hobby is something I’m sure several friends/councilors/lawyers/judges have suggested you find, one besides the partying/drug use/and thievery. However, what if I told you that you could not only steal and plunder, but kill as well, and no one would even mutter the word police? What if I told you that you could party, drink, and dance with anything or anyone you wanted, and not only not have to worry about the paparazzi snapping embarrassing photos, but not have to worry about any consequences. You would even get to enjoy drug trips that only our shamanic ancestors partook in hundreds of years ago, and not only be guaranteed to enjoy the experience, but never have to travel to any sketchy spots to partake in the event. All this for $15 a month, and it’s all in World of Warcraft!
WoW is not something that sucks you in and never lets go. They fixed that a couple of expansions back, so ignore the horror stories you read of people playing till their death, that’s Burning Crusade or older. You can give as much or as little time to your WoW hobby as you want. The good news is though no matter how much time you give the game you’ll never run out of things to do! You can fish in the beautiful Booty Bay, kill innocents and steal their hard earned money off their corpses, and then go off and kill legions of demons and be hailed by locals as a hero ALL BEFORE LUNCH! Think about it Lindsay, which world would you rather give more time to, the one that constantly associates your name with cocaine, theft, alcohol monitoring bracelets and debauchery (that means having lots of sex), or one that you could start out on fun adventures with a clean slate enjoying countless hours of adventures, experiences, and fun. By the way almost every adult enjoys a few beverages while in Azeroth and you can’t get a DUI! Think about it, even if your secret Warcraft identity was uncovered the next headline would be about Lindsay Lohan enjoying a nice virtual MMO, you’d instantly have a 11 million person fan-base!
Now lets get you set up with an avatar shall we? Now I would have recommended a Blood Elf to you, but the whole drug binge, heavy drinking, late partying deal has taken its toll a bit on you and I think Undead would be a more fitting race for you (don’t be angry, besides blood elves are vastly overrated, Undead are better for PvP) . As far as a class I think everyone on the world wide web would agree you’d be a stellar Rogue. Rogues have the ability to become invisible (like dodging those annoying paparazzi), pick pocket (you deny it, but your thieving skills are the envy of the Rogue world), and stabbing people in the back (everyone in Hollywood has this talent). Thus I believe an Undead Rogue is a perfect fit for you.
Now I’m aware that World of Warcraft is not for everyone, and Azeroth is home to only the finest of residents, so we’re all aware this may not work out. Despite my less than welcome letter I am completely honest in saying that I would do everything I could to make your entry into our virtual world as painless, effortless, and enjoyable as possible (I know I’ve been harsh but this last part is honest). WoW would really help entertain you, and keep you out of those real world activities that have hurt your reputation, bank account, and liver.
If all that fails to convince you I’d challenge you to count up the inevitable cost ($) of the life you’re leading and if its worth not giving something like WoW a try. Its free to try for 15 days.
Travis (Sigmandis Dunemaul/Horde)
It’s like The Parent Trap all over again
So what do you all think? Showing how the individual benefits from trying a game like World of Warcraft while debunking the stigmas and myths goes a really long way to winning your reluctant friends over. Of course not everyone is going to jump on board no matter how hard you push. In this case recruit all their friends and family so they have no choice.
What tips do you have for recruiting for your guild? Do you have a favorite star I should reach out to next? Please leave a comment and let me know!