Episode 16 – News and Feedback

A bit late, but here none the less! Some of the speculation presented is precluded by our Special Episode, but I went ahead and left everything here intact. This brings us “back on schedule” if there ever was such a thing 🙂

This episode we discuss:

  • Gary Gygax passing
  • Rikti invasions return
  • “Final” Task Force/Strike force changes
  • 48 Month Veteran Reward announced
  • A call from Ex Libris to please update account information
  • Intro to Base Raids event
  • Some very funny forum comments from Back Alley Brawler
  • Lots and lots of feedback!
  • Promo: Scott Sigler’s Infected

Episode 13 – Builds and Slotting

Love is in the air!

This is an exciting week, Heroes! Lots going on, so this episode is our longest. Buckle up and enjoy!

Then, because we don’t know when enough is enough, we allow ourselves to have a feature discussion after being inspired by questions from a listener. We discuss powers and enhancement slotting as we prefer them.

Promo: Geek Acres

Next episode: Scheduled to be a News episode. If there is no news we will discuss the defender/healer roles as requested by a listener!

Episode 11 – Mobs and the con system

This week we talk about the “conning” system and what all of those colors mean.

  • Trouble downloading?
  • Double XP weekend dates announced
  • A couple news bits
  • Mobs and the conning system
  • Giant Monster spawn rates
  • How the whole “giant monster” damage thing works (level scaling)
  • Rikti Spawns
  • Dwimble’s Guide to mission difficulty settings
  • Voicemails
  • Promo: Geek Survival Guide

Episode 10 – News in Double Digits

This week we bring a Newscast with lots of forumy goodness. Then we get caught up with comments and voicemails!

  • The 2008 State of the Game
  • The “City Vault”
  • The next double XP weekend and server hardware improvements
  • Valentine’s Day event
  • Smoothing the XP curve
  • “Real Numbers”
  • City of Heroes Fanzine
  • Fanzine Submission Webpage
  • Changes to Moment of Glory coming
  • In-game mail spam
  • feedback
  • Promo: Playing for Keeps

Episode 9 – 3rd Party Add-Ons

This episode is all about 3rd party add-ons. As discussed in the episode, these are not sanctioned by NCSoft and are against the terms of use, so they are definitely “use at your own risk”. They could get your account suspended or banned from the game.

One note from last episode: We mention that the Winter event is ending on January 6 (today!) and that they will likely close it out during Monday morning’s maintenance. Well a couple days ago Lighthouse posted on the forums that they will end it TONIGHT! So, you have a few less hours to spend those candy canes.

Links for this episode:

Be sure to write, comment, or call us and tell us about your Super Group (or Villain Group). We’ll highlight a different SG whenever we have time. Tell us what your play style is (hardcore, laid back, raid focused), tell us about your base, any rules you have, oh – and of course what server you’re on.

Episode 5 – News

… and just news. After editing we came to a couple of conclusions. 1) the podcast is too long – wait, we already knew that – but despite attempts, its even longer than the last one, lol.  2) there is too much news right now to keep the Factions discussion as well as news and a main topic.

In light of this, we are going to take a page out of The Command Line‘s playbook and split the podcast into two weekly episodes. At least for the foreseeable future. The first weekly episode (the one attached) will be all news – both about the game, and what’s going on with us. The second weekly episode will be a main topic.

The combined length will still be around an hour and all told will contain the same content, just in more digestible sizes. Also, people that only like one type of content or the other can ignore the files of the type they don’t like.

Let us know what you think!

This episode contains info about:

  • i11 launched
  • Ouroborus
  • Badge Overload
  • Referral program
  • Free 14 day trial – with no credit card required
  • Defiance changes coming
  • a little more about animation timing changes
  • Feedback on custom weapons
  • Remote contact store bug (get while the gettin’s good 🙂
  • New Statesman Taskforce/Lord Recluse Taskforce badge
  • You can find in depth information on the Official Forums
  • Another new CoH Podcast called Jerk Radio
  • Hiatus for the Faction highlight segment
  • Promo – Space Casey

Episode 2 – Teaming Strategies

The main topic this episode is teaming strategies. Specifically, what the roles on a team are, and the typical way that these roles are used to most effectively take down the bad guys.

Only two news clips this episode. First, Floyd “Castle” Grubb, the City of Heroes Development Team powers designer, narrates this trailer spotlighting the all-new power sets introduced in Issue 11: “A Stitch in Time.” The video also briefly touches on Issue 11’s new Weapon Customization feature.

Second is information on the Wonder Woman movie being placed on “indefinite hold”.

I play a promo in this episode for the new free podcast novel “Playing For Keeps“. This is a modern day story of super heroes; super villains; and third wave almost-heroes who are stuck in between. The story is written by the ‘grand dame of podcasting’ Mur Lafferty.

Mur currently hosts two podcasts: I Should Be Writing, for aspiring fiction writers, and Geek Fu Action Grip. This is her first novel; though she has been frequently published in role playing games, video games, and short story forms.

I highly encourage you to give it a listen. Mur is a masterful storyteller. And hey, if you subscribe to the “Playing For Keeps Experience” feed, there is a PDF version of each chapter with a picture of a pie on the cover! Pie I say!