Monthly Archives: June 2012

Update – Guild Wars 2 Is COMING!!!!!!!

Release Date Announcement

Hey guys, just wanted to post a quick update about the show now that we have a release date.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Just listen to the clip, you’ll understand if you don’t already.

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Episode 12 – Re-Railing

Episode 12

What did you do this week?
Dave
Mel
Jeremy
Jared

News

NCSoft Quarterly Report leads to speculation that a Q3 release is likely.
http://www.stormcrest.com/gw2-release-date-in-q3-july-sept-2012-ncsoft-quarterly-report

Dye unlocks to be character-based and not account-based.
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/written-red-dye-unlocking-character-based-account-based/#more-9031

Details of the BWE2 ending event
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/bwe2-finale-rytlock-dragons-corruption-my/

AtraLuna updates post BWE2
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/lunaatra-update-gw2codex/

Massively calls professions onions
http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/06/12/flameseeker-chronicles-professions-are-like-onions/

Leveling to 80 via crafting alone *is* possible in GW2
http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/06/12/leveling-to-80-through-pure-crafting-possible-in-guild-wars-2/

End Game Strategies
http://sprocketformula.com/2012/06/17/guild-wars-2-and-the-end-game/

Discussion Topic
How do you think ANet will market GW2? Will they use stereotypical male-centric marketing? Will they break new ground and use more gender-neutral marketing?

Show Announcment

Jared going on Slash 2 podcast Superfan show Friday June 30th 9pm CDT.
Campfire Podcast at a special date and time Thursday July 5 at 7pm CDT.

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 11 – BWE2…It’s a Thing

Episode 11

What did you do this week?

Dave
Jared
Jeremy
Mel

News

BWE2 announced for June 8-10
http://www.arena.net/blog/the-big-beta-weekend-preview

ArenaNet announces that they’ve doubled their server capacity for BWE2
http://www.arena.net/blog/were-ready-for-this-weekends-beta

PC Gamer Reveals Gendarran Fields playable during BWE2
http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/guild-wars-2s-gendarran-fields-has-centaurs-pirates-zombies-and-filthy-lying-apple-vendors/

Shadow Refuge Blog Goes in depth with cross-profession combos
http://www.shadowrefuge.com/2012/06/cross-profession-combos-closer-look.html?m=1

GW2Junkies Speculates Thanksgiving Release Window for GW2
http://www.guildwars2junkies.com/2012/05/25/speculation-guild-wars-2-launch-window-thanksgiving/

GW2 Guru suggests 10 Things to try during the next BWE
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/news/593-ten-things-to-try-in-the-next-bwe-without-spoiling-the-game/

Discussion Topic

Holy Trinity

Stubbz – I think alot of people have a misconception when it comes to Guild Wars 2 and the idea of the “Holy Trinity”. ArenaNet is not doing away with the holy trinity as much as it is condensing and streamlining it. Instead of having three different characters doing three separate “jobs”, now each individual character takes on all of these roles. A big reason so many players are getting bent over this is because of the system that has been in place for more than a decade now. People have become comfortable, and ultimately complacent when it comes MMOs. This new idea of having to multi-task scares the piss out of people who are not use to it, or can’t adapt quickly. But ArenaNet has taken steps to help players adjust to this new idea:The down-state system, the way points in dungeons, and the fact that bosses do not have health resets are just a few examples. All these mechanics have been put into place, and only with time and practice can players come to appreciate what ArenaNet has done. Guild Wars 2 rises the bar on the MMO genre, it needs players to step up and do the same.

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