Monthly Archives: March 2012

Episode 3 – Two is the Lonliest Number

Episode 3

News

Leif Chappelle talks about the Evolution of Narrative within Personal Stories
http://www.arena.net/blog/the-evolution-of-narrative-in-personal-story

ArenaNet’s Microtransaction Policy
http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-obrien-on-microtransactions-in-guild-wars-2

Reddit thread on Botting potential(or lack thereof) in GW2
http://bit.ly/GGcJAu

TB video featuring explorable mode dungeon

Dave’s Raves – hijacked by Jared

Leaked SS of gem trader leads to rampant speculation on GW2Guru and Guild Wars 2 subreddit.

Discussion Topic

What Guild Wars 1 toon was your favorite/most satisfying to level?

Listener Feedback

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Web- ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage Dave  Mel
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu
Can listen on Youtube at www.youtube.com/wowsolietu
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher

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Episode 2 – Trips Breed News

This is the Ascendants of Ascalon podcast.  4 friends gathering once a week to talk shit…oh, and Guild Wars 2, yeah, mostly Guild Wars 2.  And heeeere we are.

1. It’s hard work making a million gold in 4 days, actually not really, just time consuming, it’s Dave.
2. I will give you ALL OF THE INFORMATION, it’s Jeremy.
3. I provide structure to this show, or maybe just structure to sausage, it’s Mel.
4. There really is no place like home, it’s Jared.

News

Minimum system requirements announced
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-minimum-system-requirements/

GW2 to have official forums
http://www.arena.net/blog/building-community

Details for preorder perks
http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/03/13/guild-wars-2-pre-purchase-details-announced/

A Tutorial in Guild Wars 2!
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-play-rules/

Discussion of NPC AI
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/articles/ai-war/

Theoretical Guide to Competitive PvP Comp-Building
http://321spike.com/2012/02/guide-how-to-create-an-effective-team-build-design-goals-pt-25-2/

Dave’s Raves
Old games going free 2 play. (opinions, possible reemergence of games popularity)
http://truly-free.aiononline.com/truly-free/index.php

Discussion Topic
Breaking Down the other 4 Classes. Dave (Ranger) Melissa (Elementalist) Jeremy(Warrior) Jared (Thief)
http://www.arena.net/blog/play-your-way-jon-peters-on-traits-and-attributes
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/beliastas-thief-breakdown/
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/beliastas-warrior-breakdown/
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/beliastas-ranger-breakdown/
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/elementalist-breakdown/

You can reach us in the following ways.
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu
Can listen on Youtube at www.youtube.com/wowsolietu
Also can listen on iTunes or Stitcher


Episode 1 – Breaking Down Our Classes

Episode 1

(P.S. I know the audio is a little sketchy…I’m working on a local recording method so I don’t have to pull from the stream VoD to get audio)

Intro
1. I hold people to my god-like standards, it’s Dave.
2. I don’t believe in PvP, but I’ve taken WvW under consideration, it’s Jeremy.
3. In spite of lack of proof last week, I’m really a girl,  it’s Mel.
4. I’m bad at audio, it’s Jared.

News

Eric Flannum On What to Expect from Explorable Mode (orginally on gw2guru)

http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/eric-flannum-expect-explorable-mode/#more-2377

ZAM Interview with Jon Peters on Competitive PvP, ESports, etc.
http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=29213

Discussion Topic
Traits and Attributes  and class breakdown of Mesmer, Engineer, Guardian , and Necromancer
http://www.arena.net/blog/play-your-way-jon-peters-on-traits-and-attributes)

Outro
You can reach us in the following ways.
Web – ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com
Email- ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com Twitter- @aofa_podcast
Individually: Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu
Can listen on Youtube at www.youtube.com/wowsolietu
Can also listen on iTunes or Stitcher!


A Primer – Episode 0.5

Episode 0

Show Notes: Episode 0.5

Intro

Who we are: 4 friends that play Guild Wars and will be playing the hell out of Guild Wars 2. In this section we will talk about what we’ve been doing since last podcast

News

We will go  over a few noteworthy news items and discuss the impact of these subjects.

Discussion Topic

We will have a pre-determined topic that we go around about until its sufficiently beaten to the ground (e.g. quality of press beta coverage, discussion of the fun/unfun bits of a certain class, etc)

Viewer Feedback

Any emails are read/discussed

Outro

You can listen live at http://www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu

Podcast form on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/wowsolietu or iTunes by searching Ascendants of Ascalon.

How to get ahold of the show: Email – ascendantsofascalon@gmail.com Twitter: @aofa_podcast Web: ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com

Individually: Jared @solietu Jeremy @jqsage Dave and Mel via one of us.