Episode 2 – Death to Shumi

27 05 2007

So I asked for e-mails of suggestions/comments and got two. -_- Oh well…I guess I can’t really expect much more, considering it was the first episode and just an introduction at that.

Anyway, to finish off some “official” business, it turns out that Aqua Road Radio is not the first MapleStory podcast. Other podcasts such as MapleCast were around long before this one came to be. My apologies to the creators of these other MS podcasts. Additionally, in the first episode, I stated that Aqua Road Radio is not affiliated with HiddenStreet. However, I failed to mention that I am also not affiliated with Nexon, Wiznet, AsiaSoft, or any other company for that matter.

In News, nothing new really happened. As I’m sure all of you are aware of, we are currently experiencing MapleStory Global’s 2nd Anniversary. Maple items and presents will continue to drop and cakes and candles will be seen until the end of the month. Double EXP is from 4 – 6 PM PST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 10 – 12 PM PST on Saturdays and Sundays while double drop is from 4 – 6 PM PST on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Also, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the banning of European IP addresses from MapleStory Global. First off, as a side note, Kartrider has had all European IP addresses blocked. Nexon states that it is currently only for the North American population. Sorry guys. T_T Regarding MapleStory Global, all current European players will be allowed to keep their accounts and characters on GMS. In the near future, Nexon states that a cut-off date will be announced, after which, Europeans can no longer create new accounts.

Today, we talked about a girl named Shumi and why she’s my (and most probably most others’) least favorite NPC. Also, I asked you guys to e-mail me with your least favorite non-Shumi NPC. In case you forgot, my e-mail is aquaroadradio@gmail.com.

Also, feel free to continue to e-mail me comments and/or suggestions. And in the future, feel free to respond to questions I’ve asked in previous episodes of Aqua Road Radio. I don’t want new listeners to feel left out, and I don’t want you current listeners to feel that your response won’t be featured if it comes to late. If not the next episode, we can always throw it into the one after.

So I hope you will enjoy/enjoyed this episode of Aqua Road Radio. ^_^

Til next time.

~ Shravan

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 2

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Episode 1 – Welcome To Aqua Road Radio

10 05 2007

Welcome to the first episode of Aqua Road Radio. My name is Shravan. You can read all about me to the right side of this page. I’ve been around playing MapleStory since the beta testing of Global MapleStory, but at the time didn’t realize that it was a beta. -_- In fact, I didn’t know until last summer (Summer ’06), when everyone was saying that Maple Global’s only been out for about a year and I knew that I played before that.

Anyway….this episode is more or less just an introduction to Aqua Road Radio. So I’m sure you’re all wondering what this podcast will be about. Well…of course we’ll have news of events, updates, and other such things, but mostly, I see this podcast as being more of me ranting on a subject and then asking you guys to e-mail me your opinions on it. If you have stories of amusing, funny, awkward, or weird moments, please send me an e-mail about it and I might read your story on the podcast. You can also record your own MP3 of your story, if you prefer, and e-mail me that instead. I can slip that right into the podcast and you could have your voice featured. I say “might” and “could” because I can’t guarantee that if you send me something, it’ll end up on Aqua Road Radio. Please keep in mind that it has nothing to do against you, but I can’t put up like 60 (I’m being optimistic…) or so responses in one podcast.

But Aqua Road Radio is more for you guys than me. I mean…you’re the ones listening to it. So let me know what you want to listen to. Give me suggestions and I’ll see if I can incorporate them into the podcast somehow. The first few podcasts are going to be more or less experimental anyway, to get it to the point where you guys actually want to listen to it. ^_^

As it stands, it looks like I’ll be posting a new episode about every 2 weeks. I’ll probably record them on a weekend and put it out early that week. Also, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you know by now, but the blog for the Aqua Road Radio is at http://aquaroadradio.blogspot.com. I’ve also talked quite a bit about e-mail. You can e-mail me at aquaroadradio@gmail.com.

Well…I believe that wraps up this episode. I hope to hear from you guys and hopefully, you’ll hear from me again in a couple of weeks. ^_^

~ Shravan

EDIT: I’d like to apologize to MapleCast, which was the first MapleStory podcast. MapleCast has 4 episodes released:

Episode 001: 7/30/06
Episode 002: 8/10/06
Episode 003: 8/13/06
Episode 004: 12/6/06 (titled “A New Beginning”, though they haven’t posted since)

However, they were still first. So I will be coming up with a new catch phrase and the banner for this blog will be changed to reflect that. Sorry again MapleCast.

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 1