Monthly Archives: May 2012

Episode 10 – Forgetting ALL the Rules

Episode 10

What did you do this week?

Dave
Jared

General Gaming Discussion Time

Explanation of the Segment
Basically, this Segment will be our time to discuss the other games we’re playing while we impatiently wait for Guild Wars 2 to come out.  Those games could range from League of Legends to Frisbee Golf and all points in between.

League of Legends Patch to Refresh Graphics, UI, and add new Champion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sVapQ3Hb6o&list=UU2t5bjwHdUX4vM2g8TRDq5g&index=0&feature=plcp

News

BWE 2 Confirmed to NOT be the weekend.
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/05/22/arenanet-confirms-no-beta-for-this-weekend/

Anet Hires Community Member guru/video last year of the member
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/news/581-ramon-domke-joins-arenanet/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCzkiPSbAjo#t=1m7s

ANet Details Name Reservation Process
http://www.arena.net/blog/reserving-your-character-name-for-guild-wars-2

The Verge Talks about the Trinity
http://mobile.theverge.com/gaming/2012/5/18/3024136/guild-wars-2-on-rifts-waterworld-and-putting-a-nail-in-the-coffin-of

Gamasutra Editoral Explores the Potential of Guild Wars 2
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/170650/Is_Guild_Wars_2_the_answer_to_stagnant_MMO_design.php

Listener Feedback

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 Dave  Mel
Listen Live at http://www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher


Episode 9 – The Final Countdown (Fail?)

Episode 9

What have you been doing this week?
Melissa

      Jeremy

      Dave
Jared

News
Stress Test Monday May 14
Beta Forums Reset (Speculation)
Ogden in Guild Wars 2? (Speculation)

Long Term Development goals?
http://www.killtenrats.com/2012/05/11/gw2-the-long-game/

Gamebreaker.tv marvels at the smoothness of the “Stress Test”
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/guild-wars-2-beta-stress-test/

Guild Wars 2 “on track” for 2nd half of 2012 release, via NCSoft Q1 earnings call
http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/tngpu/ncsoft_2012_q1_earnings_call/

Gamebreaker.tv gives 4 Reasons that Guild Wars 2 will force other MMOs to adapt
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/guild-wars-2-negative-impressions/

Dave’s Raves

Leaking things, and why you shouldn’t do it (Asura screenshots leaked today)

Discussion Topic

What do you listen to while you’re gaming?

Stubbz – While gaming I usually listen to the Nom Nom Noming of someone eating cookies/chips/Mel snacks. And the use of the word penetration in creativity ways, as well as the late comments of a responsible host. Other games that are non-MMO, well usually someone yelling HEADSHOT! I really gotta stop playing FPS games.

@moosefaces it depends. If it’s Guild Wars, then it’s just the game music since it’s beautiful. Other stuff, I like Mudvayne and stuff like it.

Listener Feedback

iTunes Reviews –  5 stars by “umm, no” – ahaha, excellent podcast. Lots of inside jokes in the preshow, but still funny!

5 stars by “StalkerMagecomplex”(Stubbs) – This podcast is a group of 4 friend coming together to talk about something they all enjoy: Guild Wars 2.  They joke about a lot of different topics and are pretty laid back (which is a good thing). But if you’re looking for more than that, there is a diamond in the rough with this podcast, they talk about current events in Guild Wars 2 and really respond to follower/listener feedback.  It’s a good podcast for people who just want to chat about what they think, not to be judged on the content, but by the experience.  there is some mature language, but there is a disclaimer at the beginning of every show as a reminder.  So if you’re looking for relevant information on Guild Wars 2 and enjoy a comfortable , comical atmosphere then this podcast is for you.

4 stars by “hrafnagaldr” (updated) – The show has come a long way in the short while since starting.  Even though the host (Jared) calls me a douchebag for my previous (not entirely positive) review, I’ve kept listening and each week gets better.  Keep up the good work guys (and gal).

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 Dave  Mel
Listen Live at www.twitch.tv/wowsolietu
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher


Episode 8 – Insert Sex Joke Here

Episode 8

News

Fear of diving boards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGkkHMVSyYo and http://imgur.com/D3SoG

Topic Poster Turtlemilk makes a good forum post.
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/ARENANET-Please-Consider-the-Following-or-Risk-Losing-a-Huge-Portion-of-the-Mainstream-MMO-Playerbase/page/1#post65525

Tutorials.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/tutorials-101

Beta Weekend Footage (from us)
http://youtu.be/HK6TwoA5E0I (LA Diving Board)
http://youtu.be/zubSN51jFVk (Great Northern Wall Jumping Puzzle)

Jon Peters on Melee vs Ranged
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/jon-peters-melee-vs-ranged-combat/#more-5878

Andrew Mcleod on the Future of PvE Tuning
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/future-pve-difficulty/

Daves Raves

People and Beta. People play beta thinking it’s a release candidate.

Discussion Topic

Beta Weekend Highlights/Lowlights

Listener Feedback

Stubbz-First and foremost, the 1st beta weekend event went much smoother than I thought it would. Yes, there were points at which players were disconnected and had to try multiple times to log-in. But the overall weekend was pretty steady. I played a elementalist, which was amazing. Switching between attunements had a much more fluid feeling then I was expecting. And even though I failed at dodge rolling, it was still alot of fun to see a new mechanic integrated into the game. The only downside, if you can really call it that, is that I did not get to try out the dungeon content because the lowest level dungeon started at level 30. I also found out through GameInformer magazine that the game will launch with 8 dungeons, and that the tutorial area for the Sylvari is much more impressive than the Norn area(one giant easy to kill worm, really?). That aside, the guild mechanic was well integrated into the UI and had a ton of features that I look forward to in the full release. I look forward to the next beta weekend with loads of anticipation(insert Dave/Mel sex joke). Also I want to give a shout out to the Ascendants of Ascalon for their open door policy on inviting people to groups, thanks folks :-). Oh, and Mel, thank you for always having worse shit happen to you, it always makes me feel like my day could have been alot worse!

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
Also can listen on ITunes or Stitcher