May 162011
 
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Story That Will Not Be Silenced

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We’re back to our regular format this week with Carla, Kathy, and Roxanne.  We also invited the fellows from TORWars, Jeff Hollis and David Moore, just because they are fun.  The five of us debate Datacrons and the bolster system, plus we venture into release date speculation.  Jeff and David have to leave after the Newsnet segment, which is good because Roxanne gets very, um,  “excited” when we talk about skipping story in BioWare games.  Somehow she manages to bring Silence of the Lambs into the conversation.

FACT OR FICTION: Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales?  This week’s host challenge involves Khem Val, the Codex, and auto-facing.

FROM THE NEWSNET & BEYOND: Roundup of the most important announcements and news.

  • Friday Update 5/6: The Codex.  Damion Schubert explains how explorers get some love in this MMO.  He also encourages people to take the Bartle gamer DNA test.  Official forums debate here.
  • Friday Update 5/13: Sith Inquisitor time!  Video, companion Khem Val, and sharing the Sith Warrior’s spaceship.  Is she Sorceror?  Is she Assassin?  Doesn’t matter, we just like her British accent.
  • CRR interview with Georg Zoeller.  Georg makes the case that maybe AC choices ARE one-size-fits-all.  Also, he doesn’t laugh us out of the room when we bring up speederbike jousting, so let the speculation begin!
  • PeeVeePee.  Killing enemies for the community!  Matchmaking & bolster system discussed on official forums.  Our PvP roundup plus audio of Gabe Amatangelo Q&A here.
  • Release date speculation.  We look into our crystal ball and make guesses based on…no real evidence.  TORWars guys say November, BOO.  Remember the MCV article that guessed September and then got so much fan hate?  Now we WISH.
  • SWTOUR Drawing 1.  Deadline March 17th, 11:59 pm ET.  Winners will be contacted March 18th.  Details for entry here.

Quick Mentions

  • Camera view distance configurable says Georg
  • E3 June 7-9, Los Angeles.  David Bass asks who wants to come to a community meet and greet?
  • Musco, fo, and Kimiko step down from TOROcast.  Samm soldiering on.  Best wishes to everyone.

SITH OR JEDI? We find out which path we walk in real life with The Test of the “Do Not Block Driveway” Sign.

COMMUNITY BUZZ

Extra Credits: “Graphics vs. Aesthetics.” These brilliant folks discuss why crummy graphics can still have great aesthetics and vice versa.

The Skipping Story Debate. Most people on the forums are against skipping through story to hit level cap quickly.  Kathy agrees, but is a little turned off by their high-horse attitude.  Roxanne hops right on that high-horse’s back.

 

Thanks from Corellian Run Radio

  • Jeff Hollis and David Moore from TORWars for appearing on our show.
  • CookingDad and Jjoren for leaving us positive reviews on iTunes
  • Regis Blade for lending us his great radio announcer voice for this week’s sponsorship spot.
  • If any of our listeners are so inspired to create their own fake ads, send your mp3 to corellianrun@gmail.com.  If we like them, we’ll try to find a place for them.

 

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