The Lincolncast, Episode 16: Races and Cupcakes

#1 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2587 posts) -

The Lincolncast, Episode 16: Races and Cupcakes

Hey guys! For those who don't know, this is the Giant Bomb community's Guild Wars 2 podcast (made by our guild, Lincoln Force).

Oh god 2 weeks to go, what are we going to do!? Apparently we've gone mad with power and boredom so we're doing live shows every week! This time round we talk about the 3 back to back stress tests and have another semi-debate-not-really about what race we would recommend to new players.

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Intro music: "The Pentagon" by The Hamster Alliance

Featured Members: , , ,

Run time: 3:32:40

Topics for the week:

  • Announcement! We're podcasting live every week now on Fridays at 9PM US Eastern (unless otherwise stated)
  • Dourin talks about how he's going to kick a sponge bob square pants cake's butt, Noob has been "playing" stalker and Rawson likes Mech Warrior Online. Guild wars 2 stuff starts after the normal 20 or so minutes.
  • This week in news, 3 stress tests in a row. If you couldn't make it don't worry, you didn't miss too much.
  • In our main-discussion segment, we sortof debate "What race would you recommend for someone to start with?"
  • We talk about the aesthetics, gameplay, area design and a little lore for each of them in depth but forget we're having a debate till like half way through. Mainly because we really like the first two brought up - find out which by listening!

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter.

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Live Test Show Archive

For those who missed it we also did a test for the live show - but it ended up having some pretty interesting discussion.

Check it out (youtube only) for our thoughts on the topic "If you could change one thing about Guild Wars 2, what would it be?"

#2 Posted by Malaiki (29 posts) -

Great podcast again, looking forward to seeing you all on Yak's Bend in the near furture

#3 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

I'm actually curious moving forward: will this podcast talk about guild-related things, or are you guys planning to keep things general for a larger Guild Wars audience moving beyond launch?

#4 Posted by Selona83 (47 posts) -

Thanks for a good show guys!

Oh and , you make such a good imitation of a woman voice it was actually kinda terrifying:P

#5 Posted by Malaiki (29 posts) -

@Selona83

but also sexy in some weird kind of way lool

#6 Posted by Xyber (294 posts) -

Comparing the stress test to a strip club, this is gold.

#7 Posted by shinboy630 (1174 posts) -

"It's kind of like a strip club, but it's an MMORPG." Back of the box material right there.

#8 Posted by ZoomyRamen (237 posts) -

Your female voice is not a patch on mine!

#9 Posted by Branwulf (412 posts) -

Just finished listening, twas a good show.

#10 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2587 posts) -

@project343 said:

I'm actually curious moving forward: will this podcast talk about guild-related things, or are you guys planning to keep things general for a larger Guild Wars audience moving beyond launch?

Probably keep things general. About 1.5-2k people listen in every week, so obviously most people aren't from our guild. However, we will continue to pimp the guild on the show and I'll always be dropping names and stuff or things we do as a guild on the show as well.

Also - thanks everyone! This week was pretty lore-heavy (for as little about that as we know), so it's a bit of a shift from what we usually put out.

#11 Posted by theimmortalbum (512 posts) -

And now I'm going back and listening to these because I just found out about this. Yes!

#12 Posted by Xyber (294 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: Wow, that's a lot of people listening. You deserve it too, I really like listening to it.

#13 Posted by CatsAkimbo (642 posts) -

Thanks for the podcast; I'm going back and listening as well. Something's messed up with the right channel audio about 50-55 minutes in and later, by the way.

#14 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2587 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo said:

Thanks for the podcast; I'm going back and listening as well. Something's messed up with the right channel audio about 50-55 minutes in and later, by the way.

What's the exact issue? I just scrubbed through my local files, the youtube and the RSS file downloaded to my phone and didn't hear anything off.

#15 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo: That's weird. I listened back to the youtube as well as the podbean (they're from the same audio file) and I don't hear an issue at all. Right channel sounds just as good as left.

#16 Posted by CatsAkimbo (642 posts) -

I downloaded it from the RSS to my phone, and the audio is super stuttery for all but one of you guys talking on the right channel. I listen with just one earbud on at work, and it sounded like 1 person was recording off skype and their connection was bad so everyone else sounded terrible, but when I swapped to my left earbud it sounded fine. Pretty odd!

#17 Posted by Dourin (234 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo: Yeah, that is really odd. We all do personal recordings and mix it together in post, so the stuttering definitely shouldn't be there. Maybe it was just a bad download?

#18 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2587 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo said:

I downloaded it from the RSS to my phone, and the audio is super stuttery for all but one of you guys talking on the right channel. I listen with just one earbud on at work, and it sounded like 1 person was recording off skype and their connection was bad so everyone else sounded terrible, but when I swapped to my left earbud it sounded fine. Pretty odd!

Hmm. No idea what that could be. I'll re-download it now to see if the issue is repeatable.

ED: Nope, not having the same issue : /

#19 Posted by CatsAkimbo (642 posts) -

I checked on my computer and had no problems, but even re-downloading it on my android phone using doggcatcher had the same issue, so it might just be something with that app player. Not a huge deal though, since I listen to one channel anyway.

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