Sun, 30 November 2014
On this episode we have a special guest on AggroChat that may turn into a more permanent addition. Raven is a friend that I initially met through Twitter but we all have become close to through our time spent in Final Fantasy XIV. She has been awesome with offering to fill in with her characters whenever we happen to need them for our guilds semi-regular shenanigans. With Rae’s recent absence from the show I had been kicking around the idea of bringing on another person, and thankfully Raven showed some interest in doing it. Hopefully she had as much fun as the rest of us did, and she brought some interesting takes on the topics we discussed.
This was a massive meandering show where we talked about some of our favorite puzzle games at length even dredging things up like Tetris Attack. We talked about the Road Not Taken, which is quite possibly the most depressing puzzle rpg ever. We talk Super Smash brothers, and do a horrible job at trying to guess Ashgar’s favorite character. We talk about Kodra’s experience playing Dragon Age Origins and how he is ultimately playing a completely different game than I ever managed to play. We fall into a giant Final Fantasy XIV crafting discussion, since Raven is the pocket expert on the topic. Finally I discuss my frustrations with Molten Core 40 man LFR from this past Tuesday and how it really does make players not ever want to do 40 man again.
Direct download: aggrochat_episode33.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 10:09am EDT
Sun, 23 November 2014
Tonight we have Belghast, Ashgar, Kodra and Tamrielo and once again we fill the evening talking about the games we have been playing. Kodra talks about his recent experiences playing the Shadows of Mordor, and how the sandbox is actually more enjoyable than the story. Ashgar talks about Little Big Planet 3 and the beauty of sackboy. I talk about the rather large WoW shaped hole that I seem to have fallen into with the release of Warlords of Draenor. Tamrielo talks about his recent experiences in Final Fantasy XIV and finally finding a set piece robe that I actually likes. This of course is just a sketch of the topics discussed, and several games in between including Endless Legend, Civlization Beyond and Fallen London.
Direct download: aggrochat_episode32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EDT
Sun, 16 November 2014
Tonight I am joined by Ashgar, Kodra and Tam as we ramble ever onwards about video games and things related to those video games. Tonight we talk the supremely interesting 4X game Endless Legend... which if nothing else seems to have an endless thing of configuration options. We talk about Shadows of Mordor where we determine that it may in fact be a "Bel game" so long as I can suffer through the stealth places. Finally I unload about my recent waffle and subsequent return to World of Warcraft for the Warlords of Draenor expansion. All of which we expound upon at length in traditiona AggroChat style.
Direct download: aggrochat_episode31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EDT
Sun, 9 November 2014
Tonight I am joined by Ashgar, Kodra and Tam as we ramble along about various gaming tidbits. Ashgar having moved across country, is a real team player for somehow managing to string together both internet and a machine to record from all in time to join us. Kodra and I dig into a length conversation about his recent return to Magic the Gathering Online, and the fact that I am dipping my toes into it as well. Tam joins us after a long day at an Infinity Minatures tournament, and talks about the experiences and battles of the day. Ash having spent the week moving, did not have a lot of gameplay but did talk a bit about replaying Final Fantasy X on the vita.
Together we discuss the happenings of Blizzcon and the announcement of the first brand new IP in 17 years... Overwatch. Kodra and I are cautiously optimistic and looking forward to it. Tam and Ash are mostly just cautious. All of us agree that it looks interesting. Another happening of Blizzcon, the announcement of the Gnomes vs Goblins expansion for Hearthstone serves as a segway into our frustrations with the one dimensional nature of Gnomes in the Warcraft franchise. Can't being short and smart also be awesome? Do they have to always remain a running gag? Once again we manage to spend an hour and a half delving into these topics and bringing them to you our listeners.
Direct download: aggrochat_episode30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20am EDT
Sun, 2 November 2014
This week I am joined by Ashgar, Rae and Tam as we talk about the major patch that just landed in Final Fantasy XIV. The servers have been besieged by a rolling group of rogues... as the patch completely revives chain running FATEs in so many zones. Tam talks about the last week spent pushing up a Ninja from level 1 and finally hitting 50 this afternoon. We talk about the new dungeons, the changes to raiding, and the changes to the relic weapon process. Additionally folks talk about the recent changes in the League of Legends competitive scene.
Direct download: aggrochat_episode29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT