Monthly Archives: April 2012

Episode 7 – I Hate Technology

Episode 7

What have you been doing this week?
Melissa
Dave
Jared

News

Bytes- BWE this Friday through Sunday. Email blast went out on Monday reminding people that the only guaranteed way to beta is to pre-purchase. (I suspect it went out to all emails registered for beta prior to prepurchase). Anet blog about then joining Pinterest to show off fan art and cosplay stuff. Previous beta players able to start download of beta client in morning. Emails out this afternoon. (via r/GuildWars2 and GWI)

Distraction from 502 beta client error
http://ow.ly/auGnV

GBTV offers 5 reasons to be excited for the beta weekend.
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/anticipation-2/

Open source interface in guild wars 2 similar to guild wars 1?

Dialog Cutscenes? Will this add or detach from personal story, perhaps… odd when compared to the dynamic event system involving everyone nearby?

http://gw2.luna-atra.fr/skills_tool/ – updated luna link, more indepth info for character customization (help streamline players into the content during beta instead of wasting the weekend reading skills, traits and the like)

You mean we can’t faceroll pvp?! – The introduction of “squad/swat team” management in Gw2 WvWvW PvP. And it even functions in Dynamic events?!
http://www.arena.net/blog/jordan-massey-on-the-role-of-the-squad-in-wvw#more-7730

Default Keybind Map
http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/QRC/GW2_QRC_NA_Digital.jpg

Daves Raves – Idiots
http://www.nowgamer.com/mmo-worlds/1329987/guild_wars_2_open_beta_weekend_what_to_expect.html Everything is right… apart from everything! (not really, but they say it’s the last beta event before gw2 launches, either they know something we don’t, or anet lied to us about this not being the last beta event)

Discussion Topic

What was your least favorite Guild Wars story arc/campaign story?

@moosesfaces –  I actually loved all the stories. I hated certain missions though just b/c they were hard. Last 2 in NF come to mind.

Listener Feedback

Beta Plans
I will be playing every moment I’m awake and not working. Starting at 6pm CDT Friday and ending when the beta ends on Sunday. Skype will be running as well, so you can hear multiple opinions or join in on the conversation, just call wowsolietu on skype.

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 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 6 – Feedback Breeds Conversation

Episode 6

What have you been doing this week?
Jared
Dave
Jeremy
Mel

News

PC Gamer Previews the Elementalist
http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/guild-wars-2-elementalist-preview/

Stress Test on Friday April 13
http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/s5oxm/gw2_stress_test_on_friday/

Guild Wars 2 recieves its official ESRB rating
https://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=32125&searchkeyword=guild+wars+2

Jon Peters on Traits (again)
http://guildwars2hub.com/features/interviews/traits-and-builds-interview-jon-peters

Jon Peters on Builds
http://guildwars2hub.com/features/interviews/traits-and-builds-interview-jon-peters-pt-2

GWI Acheivement Primer
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/gw2-achievement-primer/

Dave’s Raves

Discussion Topic

Favorite Story Arc or Campaign Story

@moosesfaces-hmm….I think EoTN was my favorite 🙂
Stubbz06-I would have to say my favorite story arc has to be very beginning story when Prince Rurik realizes the battle is lost, and beseeches the king to give the kingdom up and escape alive to the neighboring human kingdom of Kryt. Well we all know how that went, King Adelbern exiles the prince for his pansy ass whining. Of course then Price Rurik gets trapped and killed by the Stone Summit dwarves.

Listener Feedback
Stubbz06-At least you guys/girl get one email this week, hopefully this isn’t the only one. Great show and I look forward to the funny ass commentary each Tuesday evening.

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


Episode 5 – PREPURCHASE DAY!

Episode 5

What have you been doing this week?

Jared
Dave
Jeremy
Mel

News

Beliasta’s Effect Stacking Breakdown
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/beliastas-effect-stacking-breakdown/

Level 1 Stats Revealed
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-level-1-stats-attributes/

Personal Home Instances
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-wars-2-personal-home-instances/

EU Fan Day Q&A
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/eufanday-qa-coverage/

GW2 Region-Locked (not really)
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/arenanet-guild-wars-2-client-region-locked/

Dave’s Raves

Discussion Topic

Favorite Prestige Armor Set

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


Easter Week Break

Just posting a quick update for you guys as you are hopefully travelling safely to easter get togethers (or weekend get togethers if easter isn’t your thing).
See you guys Tuesday.
Happy Easter!
Twitter – Jared @Solietu Jeremy @jqsage
Also Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

Episode 4 – From a Trickle to a Flood

Episode 4

What have you been doing this week?

News Topics

GW2 CBT3 Dynamic Event System Primer
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/gw2-cbt3-dynamic-event-system-primer/#more-3584

GW2 Crafting And Transmutation Primer
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/gw2-cbt3-crafting-transmutation-primer/

TB Thoughts on CBT3

GW Online blog about the downed mechanic
http://guildwars.incgamers.com/blog/comments/death-becomes-you-beta-coverage?wpmp_tp=1

GBTV Posts 6 reasons GW2 Will Live Up to the Hype
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/great-expectations/

Beliasta’s Dodge Breakdown
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/beliastas-dodge-breakdown/

ANet’s president speaks out about Microtransactions and the Sub Model
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/03/27/arenanet-president-talks-microtransactions-and-the-risks-of-going-subscription-free/

Dave’s Raves
Pugs can’t do fowsc 4tway. Stop, Dear god, just stop.

Discussion Topic

Favorite Zone in GW 1 and why

Listener Feedback

Still none.  Send us feedback!
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