Don't care is more my answer but I think Drew is great as an alternate like he was this past week. So my answer is No I don't want him to join because that makes his appearances more memorable and enjoyable just like Dave, Will, Alex, etc. Felt the same way about Patrick in 2011 and eventually he became a full time bombcaster and he got on my nerves
Drew is awesome, but he should stay as an occasional guest (maybe a more frequent guest than he's been in the past, though.) Five people on the cast usually results in either too much talking over each other, or one person ending up being abnormally quiet -- likely because they can't find a good place to chime in.
Like I said in the other thread about this exact same thing, I think it'd be better to just start a second podcast altogether with Drew, Matt Rorie, and (if he's down with it) Dave Snider. They could have a rotating fourth seat that the rest of the Bomb Crew can sit in on every week.
1. The poll options are poorly selected.
2. I don't think Drew wants to be a permanent role, maybe a fill-in when the normal cast is away but I'm sure he has many other responsibilities to handle for the site. He's insight and facts on gaming/life are awesome though.
3. Dave has also filled in a few times but he's busy as well. With Scoops gone I think they'll keep it as is right now but have special guest aka developers aka friends of bombcast appear.
Id love to have him in more often. Except Vinny and Drew both are needed for video editing, Vinny has became so important to the bombcast he HAS to sit in and that is only allowed because Drew can work away for those 3HRS! and keep the ship running.
We love our content and these dudes already stay up till midnight sometimes to make sure that a vid goes up of a live stream with in 24hrs of it being filmed. Even coming in on the weekends to fix it when a video go awry.
To have the video crew not only lose 3 man hours with Vinny in the Bombcast seat as they do now. Instead lose 6!? with Drew.
Its sounds nice but impractical.
I do, but I get the feeling that Drew doesn't play enough games to ever really have much insight into most conversations they have on the podcast. He seems to like a few games and plays the hell out of them and doesn't really dabble in everything like the rest of the guys do. Like when he is on the live streams he just sits in the corner not saying much unless it's his turn to talk about his game. I would imagine him being on the podcast would be like that.
@crusader8463: Id rather Drew be an expert on a few games then skimming the surface on a bunch of them. Ad much as I love the bomb crew it's often frustrating listening to them talk about games that they only tangentially know about. Patrick admitted he was guilty of this himself in his latest Q&A video. Which excited me that he will finally get to deep dive on games now.
Clearly, Drew is great. Anytime he wants to be on the 'cast is fine with me!
Whether or not he wants to be a permanent member should probably be up to him to decide. I imagine he's a busy dude.
Personally, I would love to see a rotating, optional five-hole comprised of Drew, Rorie, friends of the site like Brad Muir and Jared Rea, and occasional Skype segments with Patrick where he comes cutting in with HUGE, BREAKING SCOOPS~
I think that would be cool.
Regardless, I look forward to an exciting, dynamic future for GIANT BOMBCAST (tm)!
I'd like that, but seeing as Monday is Bombcast recording day and also video-filming-and-cutting day, I don't think that would be the best use of his time. Vinny is already indisposed by it, the site would grind to a total halt if both video duders were on it.
Giving Drew, Rorie and Alexis opportunities to get in there would be fun. Drew was great this week, and I'd look forward to seeing more appearances. But I hope they keep the spot open for guests, I want another Johnny V/Adam Boyes type episode!
(As your poll didn't reflect my thoughts, I didn't vote)
I like Drew on the Bombcast seems like a nice dude. Not such a bad thing for there to be a younger voice on the Bombcast. However, he seems like an occasional fill in since his focus really isn't on the editorial side of GB. Hopefully they find a permanent replacement now that Patrick isn't in the main office anymore.
I didn't vote because it doesn't have the most obvious/correct option which is that five is too many for the bombcast, four is just the right amount. Drew is a good guest when there is a slot to fill up but please, no five man bombcasts for the regular show. It always was four and four it shall remain!
Drew is great but I have a feeling his time is budgeted more appropriately doing other things. The editorial crew have the room to record a three hour podcast because it's what they're paid to do. Meanwhile, Drew is editing videos and god knows what other techy goodness he's paid to take care of. It would be a lot of extra work to put onto his plate without financial compensation. See what I'm saying? At the end of the day this is a work environment.. and as cool as it sounds to all of us to chat with the Bombcast crew for three hours a week in a hot room, how would you feel about having that dumped onto your desk at work but without any extra compensation?