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Oh My God Real Life Podcast #4
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:09:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome back to this 4th episode of OMG-RL where Jenna joins me again for some news and advice for gamers. Now with twice as many emails as the last show!!! Is it me or are these shows getting longer and longer?

Topics include:

- Is grinding in MMOs fair for those of us with jobs and lives?

- Help! Police! I've been robbed of my Antenna of Invigoration!!
 (http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1119887)

- Get into real AND virtual debt with Second Life's new Metacard! Hooray!
 (http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/09/go-into-real-an.html)

Plus we give advice to 2 listeners: "Robert" and Tim. Thanks for writing in guys!

If you'd like to be included on the next episode's advice segment, send your questions to show@omg-rl.com or call the voicemail line at 206-350-7607.

The theme song for OMG-RL is "Real Life Drama" by Rackjaw.

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Episode 4 Discussion Thread

'Love it' by LealaTurkey
Submitted on 2007-09-18 23:53:29 CST
I love the advice section! You guys hit it spot on. haha Very good!


'Don't Even Think About It' by Ritter
Submitted on 2007-09-19 15:05:53 CST
Shawn... why would you even consider replacing Jenna?
maybe im missing some thing, maybe she doesn’t have the time to keep doing the show or some thing but if she wants to do the show and you replace her its going to upset the masses causing riots and looting. Do you really want that on your conscience?



'Ditto' by Ariannel
Submitted on 2007-09-19 18:18:21 CST
I ditto what Ritter said. Also, the whole "maybe Japanese" bit had me in stitches at work! Classic. I think you guys gave great advice. Keep up the good work. And, oh, KEEP JENNA.


'Big Fun' by James
Submitted on 2007-09-20 10:20:19 CST
Show #4 had me laughing throughout. Admittedly, the first few OMG episodes fell flat for me, which is only natural when a podcaster is feeling his or her way around a new format. But its apparent that you've found your tone for the show and are doing a stellar job. The advice section was just great. You both have a wonderful ability to make that segment entertaining and downright hilarious without trivializing the advice-seekers' dilemmas and at the same time offering practical, no-nonsense advice. Your perceptions of the virtual black market and Second Life were also hilarious. I think the rapport between Shawn and Jenna really enhances the show. Super, super job.


'No no ' by Shawn
Submitted on 2007-09-20 14:28:47 CST
Jenna's not going anywhere, that was just a playful joke.

Thanks for the compliments on the advice. It means a lot considering we hope to eventually make this podcast mostly advice.



'Just gets better and better.' by Brad
Submitted on 2007-09-21 07:23:45 CST
Great show, loved the letter about the guy wanting a gamer girl, preferably Japanese. About the guy who has the online friend, and is thinking the grass might be greener on the other side, here's my advice. My wife (of 12 years) and I ran an online mud for years, and we saw this happen several times.

When your home life isn't good, and the spouse is spending time online talking with a friend, they develop this fantasy in their head that the other person is perfect, that they are everything their spouse isn't. And thats just it, its just a fantasy they've built up in their head. If they would just get offline, go try to build up what they already have, things will probably get better if both partners are willing to work at it and improve. If they put as much energy into their own relationship as they are trying to develop one with this "friend", they might find the person they fell in love with has been there all along.

Also, having your own personal rules regarding online relationships is another good thing. Don't participate in online marriages, cybering, dating - when you are married IRL. If both you and your spouse play, just play as if you are a couple or (if asked), that you are married to one of your partner's characters. When you are married there are things that it is just best NOT to do, or situations to NOT put yourself in. We are all human, all subject to temptation just like any other man/woman, but if you avoid situations that entirely - not only will you keep yourself from bad situations, but your spouse will appreciate you even more.



'Really fun!' by Akely
Submitted on 2007-09-24 13:25:01 CST
This was a great show! "that's a bumper sticker". Priceless. Myself, I'm banging, sorry married to, a gamer girl. Then again the gaming came after the marriage. :)

I must admit that I found your advice better and more real than I thought they would be. But still very funny! Kudos guys!

And OMG... Jenna is Japanese? Are you fre... no forget it....



'Good job' by Trixor
Submitted on 2007-09-28 11:57:02 CST
I like this episode. :)
The chemistry between you and Jenna is perfect.
The guy looking for a gamer girl, preferably Japanese. I laughed, but not as hard as when you guys were ripping on Second Life. =)

Keep up the good work, and OhMyGodRealLife! will become huge!



'Love you guys!' by JammieDodger
Submitted on 2007-10-05 19:34:48 CST
The advice emails are golden!!!!!
I love Jenna, love her sense of humor, so down to earth... couldn't be better. :)

Yay!



'Getting better all the time' by Junk
Submitted on 2007-10-08 16:41:40 CST
I finally got to listen to the last show in it's entirety. Awesome job. I was listening to this while stacking some wood and I kept busting out laughing. The neighbors look at me funny now. lol The anime comment was priceless Shawn. Keep up the good work and can't wait to hear the next one. One last thing, Gamer chicks are uber hot. :)


'Firing on all cylinders' by Louden
Submitted on 2007-10-09 14:30:26 CST
I really liked this one. I agree with everyone else that the advice was entertaining and also very insightful. In the past I felt the advice segment was a bit harsh at times but this episode was the perfect blend of good natured sarcasm, entertainment and advice. I think you have a winning formula now. And what can I say about Jenna. She is doing great and is definitely a keeper.

Now I need to go out and find me a problem so I can get some keen insights from the two of you.



'Firing on all cylinders' by Louden
Submitted on 2007-10-09 14:30:27 CST
I really liked this one. I agree with everyone else that the advice was entertaining and also very insightful. In the past I felt the advice segment was a bit harsh at times but this episode was the perfect blend of good natured sarcasm, entertainment and advice. I think you have a winning formula now. And what can I say about Jenna. She is doing great and is definitely a keeper.

Now I need to go out and find me a problem so I can get some keen insights from the two of you.



'Noob' by Louden
Submitted on 2007-10-09 14:31:24 CST
Sorry for double post. It submitted on button press and then again on release. /cry