Farewell For Now

Hiatus Message

This message is for those of you that don’t follow us on Twitter.  For the time being, Dave, Mel, Jeremy and I have agreed to put the show on hiatus until such a time that more life is breathed into Guild Wars 2’s PvE content.  We are all very grateful for the support you’ve all shown us over the past few months and hope to return to you very soon.  But for now, thank you all for listening, have a great time gaming.


Episode 25 – We Love That You Love Us

Episode 25

This is the Ascendants of Ascalon podcast a group of four friends gathered to talk about Guild Wars 2, ourselves, and how both of those things have grown in the last 25 episodes.

(Retro Lookback Intros, from the lost pilot episode)

I’m still assigning people mental defects when they talk in public chat, it’s Dave
My main in Guild Wars was a female because she had nice boobs, now I play a giant Norn beefcake, it’s Jeremy.
Yep, still a girl…it’s Mel
I rolled an Asuran in Guild Wars 2 so that I could roleplay assholery, instead I just confuse the fuck out of mobs and occasionally myself, I’m Jared.

What did you do this week?
Mel
Jeremy
Jared
Dave

News

October 22 Patch Notes
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Update-Notes-October-22-2012/

Shadow of the Mad King Release Trailer
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/events/halloween-2012/

Pink Day in LA held Saturday
http://pinkday.gamergivingback.com/

Dungeon Loot System being reworked because “dropped loot is abysmal”
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/dungeons/How-logn-until-the-Lt-exploit-is-fixed-in-AC-explorable/first#post477887

GW2 Programmer AMA on Reddit (10/17)
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-programmer-qa-reddit-rundown/
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/11mz4k/i_am_a_programmer_for_guild_wars_2_amaa/

Gem Card Retailers Listed
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/gem-card-retailers-announced/

Open Discussion (Topics covered listed below)

If you were introducing a friend to MMOs, would Guild Wars 2 be your first choice?

What was your favorite moment from the first 25 episodes?

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net


Episode 24 – All The Secrets

Episode 24

What did you do this week?
Jeremy
Jared
Dave

News

Announcement Re: Halloween Event
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/shadow-of-the-mad-king-halloween-2012-2/

Colin Johanson on Player Concerns (MMORPG.com interview)
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/mmorpg-interviews-colin-johnson-on-future-plans-and-pressing-issues/
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/6796/Colin-Johanson-on-the-Live-Teams-the-Future.html#post

Mobile Authenticator now in Beta
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/gw2-mobile-authenticator-now-in-beta-testing/

Gem Cards!
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/gems-cards-now-available-at-select-retailers/?utm_source=client

Open Discussion (Topics covered listed below)

How have you kept yourself interested in the game after getting your “main” to 80?
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/bored-at-level-80/

Have you applied some of the skills you’ve gained in GW2 to other games?

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net


Episode 23 – A Dark Place

Episode 23

What did you do this week?
Dave
Jeremy
Jared

News

Patch Notes 10/7
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Update-Notes-October-7th-2012

Official Response Re: Respawn Rate of Rare 400 Gathering Nodes
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/bugs/Ori-nodes-not-showing-up-as-minable-Friend-showed-me-spawns-I-see-a-ruined-base-like-I-mined-it-but-I-haven-t-can-mine-2-out-of-5/page/5#post388572

Official Response Re: Drop Rate of Legendary Precursors
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/crafting/Official-Response-Drop-Rate-of-Legendary-Precursors

Warning About Special Events? Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No.
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/events/Will-we-get-announcements-prior-to-the-One-time-Events/first#post350425

ANet Discusses Live Development
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/colin-johanson-outlines-guild-wars-2-live-game-development/

Jon Peters on FoV and Camera Smoothing
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Camera-and-FOV-field-of-view

Lack of People wanting to do Story Mode
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/dungeons/No-one-will-do-Story-Mode/first#post333517

Robert Hrouda on LFG improvements
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/dungeons/LFG-possible-improvements/first#post344267

End of Personal Story Fix?
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/story/End-Story-Loot-spoilers/page/6#post346959

Open Discussion (Topics covered listed below)

Lack of Addictiveness

SPvP as development focus?

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net


Episode 22 – We’ll End Game Ya Later

Episode 22

What did you do this week?
Dave
Mel
Jeremy
Jared

News

Show Updates:
No Show 10/2 because Dave and Mel will be together at Dave’s and Jared will be doing nice things for his wife’s birthday.

Jared was on Episode 75 of 5 Wow Things to spread the word about the game to other gaming circles.

Format Tweak: Since we typically spend a lot of time in discussion over the news items, we’re going to remove the dedicated Discussion Topic and change it to a more Open discussion time.  So, what will happen going forward is that we’ll put out a couple of calls each week on twitter for a topic or topics you’d like us to discuss, and we’ll discuss them.  Additionally, if there are any topics that we don’t have a news item as an excuse to discuss them, we may also bring in topics of our own.  For example, this week I wanted to talk about Crafting, but there wasn’t a newsy excuse to talk about Crafting, so we’ll talk about that later.

GWI: ANet Addresses High-Level Content Concerns
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/arenanet-explains-high-level-content-issues/#more-15844

Monday Patch Notes
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/news/799-patch-notes-september-25th/

List of Upcoming Changes
http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/10ddhp/924_and_101_patch_compilation_and_other/

“True Action Combat” Mod released and goes viral.
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/mod-turns-combat-up-a-notch/
(Update) https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/account/Will-I-get-banned-for-using-Combat-Mode-1-0/first#post234824
(Updated)
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/66689-combat-mode-10-released-arenanet-response-included/

GWI: Mod released that allows use of Xbox 360 Controller
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/programs-allow-guild-wars-2-to-use-xbox360-controller/

World Transfers Limited to 1/day
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/world-transfers-limited-starting-tomorrow/

Colin J discusses future plans for PvP (Colin’s post is at the bottom of page 1 as of this posting)
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/pvp/pvp/Ladder-ranking-custom-tournaments/first

Open Discussion (Topics covered listed below)
Crafting

Aggelos – What is your perception of “end game” and how does reality stack up to this perception, if it all?

Pre-Outro
Rate us on Itunes and Thumbs us up on Stitcher.  These things are awesome.  If you listen to us on neither of these media, leave a comment on the blog site or on Twitter, let us know what you think of us.

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net


Episode 21 – Dungeon Interior Design

Episode 21

What did you do this week?
Dave
Mel
Jeremy
Jared

News

Show Updates:
No Show 10/2 because Dave and Mel will be together at Dave’s and Jared will be doing nice things for his wife’s birthday.

9/17 Patch Notes
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Update-Notes-September-17th-2012

John Smith gives us an update on the Guild Wars 2 Economy
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/john-smith-on-the-state-of-the-guild-wars-2-economy/

Mike Z reminds us of ArenaNet’s goals for endgame
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-endgame-reimagined

Colin J on Content Updates
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/colin-johanson-on-future-guild-wars-2-content-updates/
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Guild-wars-2-content-update/first#post86706

Jon P on Skill Balancing
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/jon-peters-on-skill-balancing-in-gw2/

ZAM: Guild Wars 2 reaches 2 million copies sold!
http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=30544

Discussion Topic

The Dungeons
http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/17/arenanet-talks-guild-wars-2-dungeon-difficulty/
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/john-peters-clarifies-dungeon-changes/

Feedback
ITunes Reviews

Aggelos_WoF (5/5)
One of the many podcasts I listen to and I’m so glad that you guys are going back to a weekly show! Very enjoyable and the jokes are great bc they don’t cause huge rabbit trails that lead off topic and waste time! Keep up the good work!

Czanrei (1/5)
Unprofessional, terrible sound quality, and vulgar immature hosts = Not worth subscribing to.

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net


Episode 20 – Can of Worms

Episode 20

What did you do this week?
Dave
Mel
Jeremy
Jared

News

Show Updates:
No Show 10/2 because Dave and Mel will be together at Dave’s and Jared will be doing nice things for his wife’s birthday.

Official Release Trailer is Live!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4R5Q0ZOTa8&feature=youtu.be

GWI: Digital Direct Sales now Re-Enabled!
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-digital-sales-back-online/

For the 1st time since launch, September 10 has no game update
http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Game_status_updates

Online Trading Post Calculator
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/trading-post-calculator/
http://namtar.com/gw2/tpcalc/

Arstechnica: 11k Accounts Hacked
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/11k-accounts-hacked/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/guild-wars-2-password-attack-affects-10000-accounts/

GWI: Dat Cooking Nerf (Discuss other Crafting Changes/Feature Changes here)
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/latest-patch-changes-cooking/

GWI: More Forum Sections are Open!
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/official-forum-update/

Discussion Topic

The Sylvari’s “Love First, Gender Second” policy on relationships

Dave’s Screenshot: http://yfrog.com/5o8jh6j

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Call – 605-951-0522
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com
Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/AscendantsofAscalon
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

Ascendants of Ascalon is now a member of the GKick Network.
For other great podcasts, blogs, and assorted content, check them out at www.gkick.net