Sunday, February 20, 2011

Episode 40 - The Show That Never Was

Hey all-

As those that are on twitter know, my hard drive recently blew up so Episode 40 which was all nice and recorded is now gone.  In addition, I can't re-record the episode until my computer is fixed (I am posting this from my work PC....shish don't tell anyone).  Instead of re-recording this episode which will probably be a little out of date, I am posting the episode show notes and will probably move on to Episode 41 once my PC is back up.  I'll keep you posted on the progress. Until then I hope you enjoy the Show Notes from Episode 40, which is now title The Show That Never Was.


The Last Ring Bearer.....LOTR from Mordor's Point of View

Maori Tribesmen Won't Let Peter Jackson on Mount Doom

Hobbit Cast Photo

Alberos on Grinding to Valhalla

Embedded Podcast Player (its over on the right side give it a listen and let me know what you think)

Alberos in Game

The Mysterious Relics (Yes...I looked online.)

Khayne the Dwarf Warrior
(I forgot to post his picture in full GB armor in the last few episodes)

Even Orcs have History
(I found this in Moria in Gamith Flick (?).  It shows a battle between the dwarves and goblins.  I think the big white figure is the Balrog)

News and the Heart of the Show

Minstel Developer Diary

Burglar Developer Diary

Hunter Developer Diary

Charecter Panel Changes

Radiance Removal Diary

PvMP Diary

In general I think the changes are going to make the game better, but I am a little sad to see the Radiance system go.  I thought it was a novel concept.

Anyways sorry that the audio is gone, but I hope to be back in a few weeks with Episode 41.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Episode 39 - Snowpocalypse


Meghan "Patience" Jenks is leaving the Turbine Team
Peter Jackson goes into the hospital for stomache ulcers

Servers crashed on 1/30/11 and something coming this weekend

Del Toro interview with New Yorker shares some interesting Hobbit insights

Brace for the Snowpocalypse!

Alberos in Game
Kindred with the off to Forochel

Mount Update:  Steed of Night

The Heart of the Show:  10 Rules for Grouping
1)  If you are the leader forming the group....make sure you have time to actually run the instance/quest
2)  If you are joining the group....make sure you have the time to actually run the instance/quest
3)  If you are the leader...don't kick someone because you found someone you think is 'better'
4)  Establish loot rules up front...making these rules clear makes the looting easier and fair
5)  Don't 'need' on a class item for an Alt if someone with that class is in your group
6)  Establish the group goal...don't tell people you are running a full GS clear when you really want to do the hard mode
7)  Be honest about your experience with the instance...let more experienced players lead so less experienced players can learn
8)  Set Fellowship Assist for the tank and the off tank/melee helps out every one
9)  Set Fellowship Manuever before questing or establish what to do when
10)  If for some reason you have to leave a run...please give some warning and don't just log
Bonus Rule:  Make sure everyone knows what role they are playing....Tank, Healer, DPS, Crowd Control, Buff/DeBuff, etc...

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I hope you enjoy the show.