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Breakfast Topic: The most boring WoW stream ever

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I've been toying with the idea of streaming some of my WoW playing and taking the time to converse with readers, have fun, and relax. It soon dawned on me, however, that I don't exactly do the most excited things in World of Warcraft these days. Aside from Raid Finder and Molten Core for a potential Thunderfury, my gaming consists of coming up with transmog outfits, running old dungeons, and praying for more mounts.

Suddenly, it dawned on me -- my WoW stream would be the most boring stream ever to anyone who doesn't enjoy the aspects of the game that I do. Archaeology streaming? You bet. Watch me clear Molten Core in 15 minutes while listening to AC/DC? It's gonna happen. Spending 20 minutes staring at MogIt? Probably more than you think!

If someone was standing behind you, watching you play WoW over your shoulder, would they be engaged? Would they find what you were doing boring? Are your experiences in-game worthy of an audience these days or are you happy in archaeology town, like me?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics

Beta Testing 101: How to stream your beta sessions

I've recently gotten into livestreaming. If you visit my channel on Own3d, you can see some hilarious and heart-wrenching wipes that I've recorded in heroic Dragon Soul. If you're into League of Legends, you can see a few games there (900 ELO bracket, represent)! I'm making an effort to stream our raiding attempts and narrating as I go. Did you know WoW Insider has a livestream page over at Twitch? (Subscribe to that, too!)

Today, I'll go over some of the tools and techniques for streaming so that your viewers can watch a polished live stream of you and your activities. I believe the best live streams are of players who are both entertaining and educational. I like watching different player perspectives so that you can see what's going on from their angle and gaining an understanding of what they go through.

I highly recommend using Xsplit as the program to stream with. You don't have to buy any licensing, but it's not a bad idea to invest for the additional audio quality if streaming is an activity you think you'll get into.

Once you have the program downloaded and configured, the next step is to settle on a streaming service. The two biggest ones out there are Own3d and Twitch. Either service will work. Both services have a revenue stream program making it possible to make a money on the side based on the amount of viewers your stream gets.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Mists of Pandaria

WoW Insider Live Stream: More 4.3 PTR hijinks


Since y'all seemed to like it so much (and since I like typing "y'all"), we're streaming yet more 4.3 PTR content for you to enjoy. Thrill as Mat McCurley, Alex Ziebart, Anne Stickney, Fox Van Allen (who I hear tell will be shirtless) and some other guy run dungeons on the PTR and comment on what we're seeing and doing. On deck are Horde and then Alliance runs of End Time and the other dungeons, if they're accessible.

You can watch the live stream or go to the page of streaming to see the dungeoneering, the fashions (I'll most likely be wearing an entirely new set for each run) and the fun of watching everyone pick on Alex.

Well, I assume we'll be doing that. I know I will.

Edit: Show's over, folks -- thanks tons for coming out to watch and hang out. We'll hopefully do it again as soon as the next dungeons are available. The video embed has been changed from the live stream to the recording of the event. Enjoy!

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

Filed under: Cataclysm

Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident

As you might have heard, Razer WoW gamer Swifty, along with numerous other players, were banned due to server disruption violations during one of Swifty's live streams that crashed a server. While Swifty acknowledged that he never intended to crash the server, Bashiok responded to the bans by stating that even if no one intended to crash servers or disrupt gameplay, the emote spamming and influx of players brought down many servers.

Swifty livestreams events with his guild on occasion and even hosts parts of the stream himself. Being the WoW gamer celebrity that he is, his stream attracts a good number of viewers. His own YouTube video response to his ban acknowledges between 4,000 and 5,000 people were watching his livestream. People flocked to the server, and the disruptions began. A number of players, including Swifty, were banned. Over the course of the day, Blizzard reviewed the information and decided to unban Swifty.

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Filed under: Blizzard, News items

Live Stream: Archaeology 101

Hello, class, and welcome to Archaeology 101. Today, we'll show you how to get started in this profession, as well as where to go, what to do and how to do it. I know I'm not as dreamy as Indiana Jones, so I won't be expecting apples on my desk or eyelid tattoos. But I'll also not be interrupting class to run after Nazis, so I've got that going for me ... which is nice. I will be taking questions and comments from the chat room, however, which is after the break.

Update: The stream is now over. You can watch the video replay by clicking the image above.

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Filed under: Cataclysm, Archaeology

Live Stream: Guided tour of Orgrimmar

I love the updated look of Orgrimmar, but it's hard to get used to the new layout. Blizzard didn't just give the city a more rugged, old-school paint job; almost everything has been moved! Today's live stream guide will be a mapping-out of the new Org, pointing out the important things from how to catch a zeppelin to where to get your hair cut. I'll also be taking questions from the chat room, which is after the break.

Update: The stream is now over, but you can watch the video replay by clicking on the image above.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion

Live Stream: How to get the Singing Sunflower pet

Choose My Adventure is on a hiatus as we discuss its future and wait for Cataclysm to arrive. In its place today, I am going to be streaming my strategy for beating the Plants vs. Zombies minigame in Hillsbrad Foothills. I will take you through step by step from getting to the quest through to getting your pet. I will also be answering questions as we go, so please join us in the chat after the break.

Update: The stream is now over. You can click on the above screenshot for the video replay. Stay tuned for a full text guide to accompany the video soon.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion

Live Stream: It came from the Blog Pilgrim's Bounty event

Update: The stream is now over. Please click on the above image for the video replay.

The pre-event mixer is over and the <It came from the Blog> Pilgrim's Bounty event has begun. We will be getting as many achievements and quests done together as possible. If you can't join us on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H), then please enjoy the stream above and join us in the chat after the break.

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Filed under: Events, It Came from the Blog

Cataclysm Beta Live Stream: Choose my goblin shaman adventure

Choose the adventures of WoW Insider's Robin Torres as she levels multiple alts in the Cataclysm beta, live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST.

Note: The stream is of the Cataclysm beta. This entire post is full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Update: The stream is now over. Please click on the image above for the video replay.

Hello and welcome to the live version of Choose My Adventure (beta edition). The day: Wednesday. The place: Lost Isles. The adventurer: Roblinator, the goblin shaman. The adventure: stuff. What kind of stuff? I'm not sure. But I suspect things will get blown up. Again.

Join me after the break while I narrate, read quests and take requests from the chat room. The show will run for at least an hour and be viewable on video, if you weren't able to watch it live. Also after the break are the adventures of Peenk and polls.

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Filed under: It Came from the Blog, Cataclysm, Choose My Adventure

Livestream of the elemental attack on Orgrimmar

Join us live for the elemental attack on Orgrimmar. When the attack begins, I will be narrating the events as they happen.

Update: The stream is now over. You can watch the video replay by clicking the image above.

You can also follow our updates on the event here.

Filed under: Events

Cataclysm Live Beta Stream: Choose my goblin shaman adventure

Choose the adventures of WoW Insider's Robin Torres as she levels multiple alts in the Cataclysm beta, live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Note: The stream is of the Cataclysm beta. It and the chat below are full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Update: The stream is now over. If you would like to see the epic quests we completed today, please click on the image above to watch the video replay.

Hello and welcome to the live version of Choose My Adventure (beta edition). It's Wednesday, so our adventures are taking place for the Horde! Roblinator the goblin shamanator won the polls again, and this time she's not stuck. So we are beginning in the Lost Isles, just after the cutscene shows the fate of our ship.

Join me after the break while I narrate, read quests and take requests from the chat room. The show will run for at least an hour and be viewable on video, if you weren't able to watch it live. Also after the break are some notes and polls.

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Filed under: It Came from the Blog, Choose My Adventure

Live stream of the Elemental Attack

We're streaming the Elemental Attack event live on Zangarmarsh (US-PvE-H). Watch us on the stream above. Live chat is after the break. Note: I don't have in-game sounds on. I'll be narrating as I normally do.

Update: The stream is now over. We did all of the quests in Orgrimmar. You can watch the video replay by clicking on the image above.

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Filed under: Events, It Came from the Blog

Cataclysm Beta Live Stream: Choose my female worgen adventure

Choose the adventures of WoW Insider's Robin Torres as she levels multiple alts in the Cataclysm beta, live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Note: The stream is of the Cataclysm beta. It and the chat below are full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Update: The stream is now over. You can watch the video replay by clicking the image above.

Hello and welcome to the live version of Choose My Adventure (beta edition). Because it's Monday, we're playing Alliance. And the winner of the poll is worgen, which is good because Robinella is now a female both in game and out. Woot!

Join me after the break while I narrate, read quests and take requests from the chat room. The show will run for at least an hour and be viewable on video, if you weren't able to watch it live. Also after the break are some notes and polls.

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Filed under: Choose My Adventure

Cataclysm Live Beta Stream: Choose My Adventure, Horde edition

Choose the adventures of WoW Insider's Robin Torres as she levels multiple alts in the Cataclysm beta, live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Note: The stream is of the Cataclysm beta. It and the chat below are full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Update: The stream is now over. If you wish to watch the video replay, please click on the picture above.

Hello, and welcome to the live version of Choose My Adventure (beta edition). It's Wednesday, so the stream will be for the Horde! The winner of the polls was Roblinator, the goblin shaman, which is unfortunate. She is stuck. Very, very stuck. I didn't do the workaround when I should have and now she can't move on to Lost Isles. Obviously, I'm going to have to start her over again (beta is beta). So today, barring a miracle, I will be playing Robinemia.

Join me after the break while I narrate, read quests and take requests from the chat room. The show will run for at least an hour and be viewable on video, if you weren't able to watch it live. Also after the break are polls and some notes.

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Filed under: It Came from the Blog, Choose My Adventure

Cataclysm Live Beta Stream: Choose My Adventure, Alliance edition

Choose the adventures of WoW Insider's Robin Torres as she levels multiple alts in the Cataclysm beta, live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Note: The stream is of the Cataclysm beta. It and the chat below are full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Update: The stream is now over. You can watch the replay video by clicking on the image above.

Hello and welcome to the live version of Choose My Adventure (beta edition). Because it's Monday, we're playing Alliance. I'll be showing off Robinella, the feminine worgen druid with the manly worgen look.

Join me after the break while I narrate, read quests and take requests from the chat room. The show will run for at least an hour and be viewable on video, if you weren't able to watch it live. Also after the break are a few polls.

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Filed under: It Came from the Blog, Choose My Adventure

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