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#002 - The Craft of War - "Friend-o-Matic"
Sat, 6 Dec 2008 21:04:00 GMT [download/play]

In this episode Marc and Ali get into serious gameplay strategies during end game raiding! Ok actually they just spend about 50 minutes trying to make you laugh.

Segments include:

What war are you crafting?
Round of Lightning
Special Interview with Conan himself
Worst of Warcraft
Great Debate
Luv Craft!

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Episode 2 Discussion Thread

'Friend-o-Matic' by Marc
Submitted on 2008-12-07 05:26:05 CST

We guarantee you'll laugh when listening to this one. If for whatever reason we're wrong, we offer a full refund. Enjoy the show!

If any of you are in need of a Friend-o-Matic 4000, you know who to talk to.

'Well I took you "Pepsi Challenge".' by BurntSushi
Submitted on 2008-12-07 14:01:26 CST
I listened to this show and I still was not impressed and I didn't laugh. So where is my refund?

I don't mind an entertainment podcast, but this isn't entertaining and/or funny. The whole Conan thing was about retarded and a poorly written skit.

For your information, my sushi is not burnt out; But I do believe your talent is poorly crafted.

'Troll Much?' by GawdOThundar
Submitted on 2008-12-08 01:49:24 CST
I like this podcast very much Thank you for your efforts. As for the previous comment i just have to ask Troll Much?

'Meh...' by Agilolfing
Submitted on 2008-12-08 03:21:17 CST
Why call him a Troll?
It`s a harsh comment, but i have to agree. I listened to the whole thing and i didn`t laugh once. For an "entertainment podcast" thats not good.

Mostly it`s random chat that tries to be funny, but really isn`t. The jokes don`t work or get beaten to death. The Schwarzenegger/Conan-Skit was just bad.

Most of the podcasts on this site work, because they mix facts and entertainment. They have funny discussions about actual gameplay issues or gaming news. Your podcast is just random chitchat between two people who happen to play WoW. It`s like listening to Teamspeak.

And it would really help, being a little bit humble about your work. Doing two mediocre podcasts doesn`t make you the funniest guys on the internet. You could ask for some opinions on how to improve your work. But you obviously think, that it`s perfect already.

Sorry about another harsh comment, but it was pretty much provoked by that first comment by Marc.
Refund please.

'trolltroll' by Token
Submitted on 2008-12-08 03:43:16 CST
I think that there's a lot of potential for a good show that makes an effort to entertain rather than talking a load of bollocks about a blog post for an hour. That said I think what you are trying to do is infinitely harder and that's why I can't bring myself to slag off the show.

'About my comment.' by BurntSushi
Submitted on 2008-12-08 14:38:42 CST
The reason for my comment was I was asked to listen to another episode, it is what I called the "Pepsi Challenge". Check his comments to me on the last episode.

To me the podcast sounds more like my cordless phone picked up someone else's conversation.

I don't mind entertainment podcasts like I said earlier, but they really just don't talk about anything mildly entertaining. Talk about what they are doing in WoW, I am fine with that, but instead they just babble about nonsense most of the time.

'Unburstable Bubble' by Marc
Submitted on 2008-12-08 16:27:34 CST

I am beginning to feel that I may turn into the New York Yankees of the collective. For those of you who are not sports fans, the Yankees are the team you love to hate. But in my opinion, all attention is good attention.

Continue to give me your honest reviews. Be as harsh as you like. It is that cold truth that inspires to come up with even funnier material for future shows.

If you are looking for news, lucky for all of you there are literally 100 wow podcasts to choose from. Sure, I took a big risk doing a completely different style of wow podcast. I know there will be some people out there who will enjoy some of our fresh ideas and content. Though it will be a much smaller crowd.

I appreciate the honesty. Please do not be shy to continue to provide feedback. It will only help our show continue to grow.

'Not funny - not good' by telstar
Submitted on 2008-12-09 05:52:57 CST
I returned just as you asked and found the podcast to be not funny, not interesting and just plain annoying. Entertain your friends on Ventrilo because you don't have the talent to do a podcast.

Your show won't continue to grow with feedback like this. Again, please pack it up and don't try to cast. You and Ali seem like nice people but you don't have what it takes to be funny or entertaining at least in gaming podcasting.

'Pretty rough' by Brad
Submitted on 2008-12-09 16:08:05 CST
I agree with the other comments, it really isn't that good. The whole Arnold thing reminded me of the stupid morning show radio garbage that I have always despised. Most of the podcast to me to be mostly filler/smalltalk rather than actual substance, which to me sounds more like you are trying to do a radio morning show than a podcast, and frankly, as bad as I despise radio morning shows, I'd rather listen to one of them than your podcast. I honestly think this episode was even worse than the first one.

'going to far' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-12-09 23:49:59 CST
Opinions are fine but telling them to stop their show? It goes too far, don't you think? I think so.

I mean if your their best friend or something then I'm sorry I said anything and it is between you and them but, I personaly would say that to them in private.

Unless your their boss then I guess you can tell them to stop their show too.

And this goes with allot of things, telling someone they suck in your opinion is one thing but telling them to give up is another.

'Marc, makes it cool & Ali is the Coolest' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-12-10 03:32:01 CST
I forgot to say how much I like this podcast, yes I usually only say nice things about the podcasts on virginworlds but hay, I tell the truth, what do you want?

Lots of good segments and stuff and I did laugh allot, although can I still get one of those Friend-O-Mastic 4000's even though I felt this podcast was funny and entertaining?

Going to I tunes right now.

Are you two really sure you never did this before? I know what I'm talking about, because this podcast sounds pretty professional. Meh oh well, I don't need to know everything. Haha hehehe

Anyways, I'm glad that Marc makes it cool to not make any sense some times, I know I don't make sense most of the time, lol \o/ & Ali, I think you know what you're doing in the podcast area, ah? & Ohhh... yeah... baby... you can take a flirt with the best of them as well, funny stuff. hahaha

I make no sense just like Marc, isn't that cool? :) lol.

'Ali !!!' by Katot
Submitted on 2008-12-11 12:06:45 CST
Hey Ali, you sound so much like Hannah Murray... she plays Cassie in the british tv show Skins.
I love your voice.

Nice show, keep it up.

'Keep em coming' by Gnova
Submitted on 2008-12-11 21:55:20 CST
It's early days still. Toss out what you don't think works, expands what you think works and all will be great.

Will keeping listening.

One comment: Maybe in the speed question portion either turn off or turn way down the music in the background. Makes hearing the segment pretty difficult.

'Okay then...' by telstar
Submitted on 2008-12-13 05:14:54 CST
Since I have been silenced by FarSpace again...

Can I ask them to just do a podcast about something I'm not interested in? How about a Podcast about celebrity news? or how about a podcast centered around dating?

Let me know what I can and can't say please so I may write what you want to write.

If people only write what you want them to write, what is the point of getting feedback? I'm sure that Marc and Ali are aware that some people won't like the show. If Brent didn't want open feedback, he surely would have sensored me by now.

Sometimes you just gotta rip that bandaid off quickly so it only stings for a minute. Maybe if they hear it sucks enough, they will change it up.