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Warp Drive Active #1
Sun, 8 Jul 2007 00:44:00 GMT [download/play]



Yes after last weeks success the first proper expisode of WDA podcast is ready. We are now part of the Virginwolds podcast collective.

In the show this week:

Winterblink nearly gets his Hyperion blown up by some NPC's while Urban Mongral drowns in a sea of isk spam.

Urban gets totally owned over this weeks patch

The lads like the DirectX 10 ship models, its a shame that Windows Vista is still really bad

Desync's are still a big headache for some

Oveur doesn't talk in leet any more and we think its our fault. In his recent interview with MMO Gamer he talks about joystick based combat. Winterblink copyrights the phrase "lagstick"

Ambulation doesn't impress Urban, but Winterblink think it will help recurit some hawt chix. EVE meet today in London (TODAY!) be there or be or be a carebear.

For homework during downtime this week (apart from the stuff you should do anyway), you are to read The Handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood

We rate really well on the Geek Hierarchy

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Episode 1 Discussion Thread

'*thumbs up*' by RoanShryne
Submitted on 2007-07-08 00:51:16 CST
Amazing podcast again. I really enjoy listening to you. Oodles of knowledge in every podding-cast. On the subject of joystick fighting games. Jump to Lightspeed/ Star Wars Galaxies, has an incredably innovative/lag-free space fighting system. I played Galaxies for years untill recently switching to the amazing persistent world of EVE.
(P.S funny as i was writing this message you mentioned SWG's suck *** desition to implement the CU/NGE)

Shryne



'Good stuff' by Inde
Submitted on 2007-07-08 14:53:19 CST
Great - enjoyed it - please loose the music it was driving me mad main reason was I spent the time trying to hear it. Seriously though good stuff.


'Thanks for the comments' by UrbanMongral
Submitted on 2007-07-08 15:46:08 CST
I can't completly get rid of the background music sadly, but I will make sure its even lower for next weeks show.

Sorry that you don't like it.



'Welcome' by Gasgul
Submitted on 2007-07-08 23:31:25 CST
Gentlemen, much needed re-entrance to the EvE-Podcasting arena,

The vacuum that was, is certainly being filled,



'Great stuff' by Bman
Submitted on 2007-07-09 00:20:21 CST
Hey, I don't even play EVE and I could listen to more of this. Great work! :)


'back on the music' by Inde
Submitted on 2007-07-09 02:38:32 CST
At the risk of this being a dialog - why cant you switch the background music off? do you record the podcast in a lift? :) By the way loved the last song, that was really funny and appropriate.


'its fine...' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-07-09 09:11:50 CST
The background music is fine to have...most podcaster use it. If you want to bring it down, I recommend making it no higher than 2% of the total volume of the music....maybe -34dB down from your voice signal (guess work there)


'Good sophomore effort' by Signal2Noise
Submitted on 2007-07-09 15:03:09 CST
In all the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis there is no background music during conversation- just at chapter/topic breaks. But according to Urban the background music cannot be eliminated because of some audio problems becoming apparent if the music isn't there. I can live with that if, like the above poster suggests, the music can be put to as minimum of a level as possible. Credits for the music should be posted or mentioned as well. Legalities, y'know. ;-)

Other than that I'm digging WDA very much.



'Bwuh?' by Psyik
Submitted on 2007-07-10 20:03:22 CST
Neocron: MMO-Deus-Ex.

Winterblink, I have no clue what kind of strange bizzaro server you played on, but my Neocron server was full of German men and American men, and American men pretending to be German women.

P.S. Earth and Beyond FTL

P.P.S. The Clancy Brothers FTW



'Heh, Neocron' by Winterblink
Submitted on 2007-07-11 02:02:12 CST
Welll I know the game as a whole had around a 1:1 male to female ratio throughout the game's popular times. Occasionally the females outnumbered the males. I played on Saturn server, and there was plenty of actual real-life women playing there. :)

And yes, E&B FTFL.



'Finally got to it...' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-07-11 15:43:49 CST
Getting back into EO a bit lately so I thought I'd put this on my play list. A good show. It was very "listenable," which is more than half the battle.

Two comments:

1) get up on iTunes. I'm lazy. I like podcasts that find their way onto my iPod automatically.

2) throw us noobs a bone. There was a suggestion early on in the show that being a tackler (?) was a good route for a new player, easy to skill for and only requires a modest ship. That sounded great, but you did not mention anything that I could translate into an actual skill to be trained. I don't want to make the show a bore for experienced players, but if you could pause and fill in details on new player tips or add them into the show notes, that would be a big help.

Advice for the new and unabused is pretty scant when it comes to EO.



'erm...' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-07-11 15:44:46 CST
That comment was for episode 0.1. Dopey me.


'Good show' by ArchDeacon
Submitted on 2007-07-11 16:06:03 CST
I liked the show but like other commenter's, the background music tends to be a little annoying.


'Wilhelm's comments' by Winterblink
Submitted on 2007-07-11 16:15:50 CST
1) It's coming, it's in the approval process right now. Alternately, use the RSS feed from here in iTunes manually (Advanced menu in iTunes, Subscribe item)

2) Good point, I'll see what we can do about this. :)



'iTunes' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-07-11 16:45:53 CST
iTunes is incoming, keep your shorts on Wilhelm. :)
FYI, when podcasts start the new hosts are usually pretty damn eager and excited to get that first show out into the world, which I can identify with. HOWEVER, Apple is not all that eager to list those new podcasts. It sometimes requires submitting feeds multiple times and being very patient. As Winterblink said, the notice has come in from Apple. They have acknowledged the show which usually means it shows up within 24 hours. i expect it to be in there at any time now. It wasn't in there this morning, but it might be by now. If I had to guess the easiest way to search for it in iTunes (which returns a big mess on searches for 'Eve") will likely me to search for virginworlds or winterblink as these two terms are rare enough that they will likely work pretty well.



'timing' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-07-11 17:02:11 CST
iTunes just put it in.
Scroll up and you'll see the link.



'/agree with Wil' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-07-11 18:45:58 CST
If you guys do a complete newbie guild to Eve, I will have my pencil and paper ready to take notes. Also, what should new person strive for when they first get in.

...oh yes....newbie guild ftw.



'Hurrah for Itunes' by UrbanMongral
Submitted on 2007-07-12 14:33:29 CST
Thanks for putting us up on itunes - Glad that is now sorted.

Newbie guide is a good plan, We will have to break it down into the various professions of couse (EVE is a pretty damn complicated game after all!). It may or may not be in the next show but we will do one soon(TM)



'iTunes' by Winterblink
Submitted on 2007-07-12 14:37:53 CST
Jeeze Brent, did we all submit it or something? :)



'Good Stuff...' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-07-12 18:59:35 CST
Listened to episode 1 in the car yesterday. Again, very good quality, both in content and general rapport. Sound/music levels all seemed good to me,which is saying something because I listen in a cheap Toyota at 100+ km/h.

As much as Darren's idea of a complete noob guide appeals to me, it doesn't sound like something that could be done justice in a single show. Maybe a few minutes on a noob topic of the week with supplements in the show notes?

Glad you appeared on iTunes minutes after I asked. I have that power some times.



'Newbie Guide' by Scott
Submitted on 2007-07-13 18:21:19 CST
Actually there's a member of Eve-University working on doing a regular podcast called Eve 101. There's a wealth of info over in the Eve-U corp that should make for good podcast material to help new players too.

I wouldn't want to clutter up your podcast with too basic stuff or it may alienate the more experienced folks.