Monthly Archives: September 2012

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


Episode 19 – Pristine Engineering

Episode 19

What did you do this week?
Dave
Mel
Jeremy
Jared

News

Ascendants of Ascalon has joined the GKick Network!
(details in the contact info)

Jared was on the GeekSlap podcast on Saturday Night! Episode 17
www.geekslap.net

ArenaNet keeps us updated with bug and other fixes
http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Game_status_updates

Guildhead launches with 3D model viewer
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guildheads-3d-model-viewer-is-now-live/
http://www.guildhead.com/3d-model-viewer

GWI: World First 100% Map Completion
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/world-first-100-map-completion/

GWI: Digital Sales Currently Disabled
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/online-digital-sales-of-guild-wars-2-suspended-by-arenanet/

Guild Wars 2 Data launches beta of Guild Ranking Tool
http://en.gw2data.com/guild-wars-2.xhtml
http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/guild-world-rankings-tool-now-in-beta/

Gamesindustry.biz: GW2 going to China
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-08-30-arenanet-signs-deal-to-take-guild-wars-2-to-china

Forums are Partially Open!
http://www.examiner.com/article/arenanet-opens-official-forums-for-guild-wars-2

Discussion Topic

Engineer Overview

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