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Belghast
AggroChat #113 - Who Needs Rails?

Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tam and Thalen talk Harry Potter, Steam Sales and LARPing sorta

To say we went off the rails while recording this show is to put it mildly. Not sure what was going on.. If it was just the general slap happy nature of being a long holiday weekend for all of us… or if something was in the water. It starts with me almost botching the introduction… and winds through a long series of tangents that I have no way of really properly mapping without thoroughly relistening to the show and documenting all the topic changes. We talk Harry Potter, and the new American Houses. However we also talk a whole bunch about where we ourselves fit into the Pottermore sorting hat quiz. I am apparently the only one that was surprised I sorted Gryffindor.

From there we get into a lengthy discussion about the Steam Discovery Queue and how sometimes it just gives the equivalent of a shrug emote. We also talk about how Steam is starting to feel like the various mobile app stores, with a slew of clone games for pretty much any genre. We delve into a topic about how MMOs actually make you less of a well rounded player. Namely that when you are playing an MMO… it becomes extremely hard to pull yourself away for those single player experiences. This devolves into brief discussions of Riders of Icarus, ArcheAge and Final Fantasy XIV. We talk about how cool it would be to get the band back together of sorts in that game. Finally we go into a long discussion about LARPing… or more so the kind of LARPing Kodra is used to that doesn’t quite sync with a bunch of the experiences we had with it.

Loose List of Topics

  • Harry Potter Stuff
  • Ilvermorny
  • The Sorting Hat
  • Steam Sale
  • The Discover Queue
  • MMOs are bad for the well rounded gamer
  • Riders of Icarus
  • ArcheAge
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • What Kodra Means by LARPing
  • What the rest of us have experienced in LARPing

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AggroChat #113 - Who Needs Rails?
aggrochat.com
To say we went off the rails while recording this show is to put it mildly. Not sure what was going on.. If it …
Belghast
AggroChat #69 - Ahk Mourn and Key Limes

Last night we had the whole gang back of Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tam and Thalen. Kodra fresh back from Gencon had many tales to tell of his proclivity for LARPing and his further descent into the Magic the Gathering Origins base set. He has now purchased a box, but instead of opening in one sitting he has decided to do something extremely cool with it, turning it into a series of mini draft for him and some of his Seatle area friends. Grace continues to spend time in Wildstar and in an effort to try and catch up Belghast has spent some time leveling there. There was a discussion of the various points that people stall out in that game when they outlevel their quest content. Grace also managed to play through Hatoful Boyfriend enough times to see every possible ending... and is amped about our impending AggroChat show.

For Tam and Ashgar this was a very Sword Art Online week, with Ashgar watching through the entirity of season one so that he can join Tam in playing Hollow Fragment on the PS4. Thalen rekindled his own Magic the Gathering roots as he began playing the brand new free to play Magic Duels. Additionally there is a new event happening in Marvel Heroes where bonus experience is given to playing the Fantastic Four which spawns a conversation about the hero teams we liked growing up. Bel talks about his Bel's Big Adventure Minecraft series and the quirks of playing Minecraft with a singlular purpose, and his adventures on the Everquest II Time Locked server. Finally we talk the elephant in the room... the World of Warcraft Legion expansion announcement from GamesCom. It was a lengthy discussion dense show, and hopefully you will all enjoy it.

AggroChat #69 - Ahk Mourn and Key Limes
aggrochat.com
Last night we had the whole gang back of Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tam and Thalen. Kodra fresh back from …