Episode 11 – Uhhhh….

8 12 2007

So after a foreverly-long delay, we’re back with Episode 11. ^_^

In this episode, you guys are treated to a rant by Warez (which we didn’t edit at all), a gazillion (10, actually) voicemails (which we didn’t edit at all), and a few e-mails from you guys (which we didn’t edit at all)…. >_> So you might be wondering what exactly I edited….

Well….we introduced a new section in this episode, which, of course, we hope you enjoy. ^_^ The news was all stuff that you guys prolly already know about cause it’s been like forever since the last time we recorded. >_>

But anyhooses….we hope you guys enjoy this episode even though Warez and I were like dead tired through like the whole thing. =P

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 11

EDIT:The party’s location has been moved, due to the demand of like everyone. ^_^ Because it’s hard for newly created characters to get to Ludi, the party has been moved to Maya’s house in Henesys. The time has not changed.

Episode 10 – The Sixth Sick Shiek’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick

6 11 2007

Hey guys! ^_^

Episode 10! We’re in double digits! =P

Anyway…this episode doesn’t contain much News cause the last two patches sucked majorly and were more or less useless. But, we do talk about Pirates! Check out the Pirate’s Skill List.

Also, the Maple iTCG is out. >_> Warez and I both agree that it’s meh-worthy, but check it out for yourself. ^_^

Other than that, we’ve got the Slime Tree for this week’s HotSpot and Bob’s quest for our Quest Corner.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode. ^_^

DOUBLE DIGITS!!! Whoooooo!

~ Shravan and Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 10

Episode 9 – Nexonism

16 10 2007

So I know we’ve kept you guys waiting like forever, but we’re back! ^_^ Episode 9 is all about the suckage-ness of Nexon. We actually end up making ourselves depressed, so blame Nexon. >_> I’ll try to keep from blurbing too much here, cause I’m sure you’re all eager to get to the episode, but I want to give you guys a couple of links to those TV commercials we talk about in this episode:

MapleStory Commercial: Fish
MapleStory Commercial: Pig
MapleStory Commercial: Snails

Anyhoo…another really super important thing I’d like to point out is that because of college and/or life, Warez and I might not be able to record when we originally planned. Therefore, to make it easy for you guys to know what’s up, we’ve added a part to the right-hand sidebar called the “Episode Timer”. This was added right after the last episode came out, but I’m mentioning it now, in case you guys haven’t seen it yet. If the recording date is postponed, you should see an excuse/reason there as well. ^_^

As always, hope you love the episode. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 9

Episode 8 – $16 Million/Month

20 09 2007

Muhahahaha! Finally! This week was sooooooo chock full of homework, that although we recorded this episode last Saturday, I didn’t have time to edit it until today. Actually, if you notice, there’s a new addition to the sidebar. It’s an “Episode Timer” that gives you guys the status of the next episode. ^_^ Also, I know a couple of you guys have asked about getting some kind of chat box up on this site so you can talk to each other and/or us, and it’s a great idea, but we’re still trying to figure out how to work out some of the little details.

Anyway, in News this week, we have an update on the MapleStory Anime. Also, we have the press release from the Keynote Conference that Minho Kim gave.

Hope you guys enjoy this episode. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 8

Episode 7 – Giant Tomato

28 08 2007

Hey guys! ^_^ So we were all ready to record and then, out of nowhere, we get this patch, and all of a sudden, we’re way behind on everything. This patch wasn’t even like a minor thing. It gave us two new cities to look through and explore. But in the end, we managed to record it relatively quickly, so here it is. ^_^

In News this episode, we discuss the new and upcoming MapleStory Anime, Giant Tomatoes, MapleThai, and, of course, Patch Ver. 0.41. It’s quite a bit to take in and this episode runs a little less than 1.5 hours. ^_^

This week, we brought around Newbie Tips for the 2nd time and even included a whole new section called Quest Corner. Hotspots also made its second appearance and we hope that all three are useful to you guys.

Anyhoo…we hope you guys enjoy this episode. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 7

Episode 6 – VR Meets RL

9 08 2007

Hey everyone! ^_^ It’s been quite a while since the last episode came out and I know you’re all itching to listen to it. I know you guys don’t want to listen to excuses, but Warez and I got this episode out as soon as we could. I’m in the last week of my summer internship (done in 2 days!) and, therefore, have been overrun with last minute work.

We would like to thank you guys for being patient and understanding.

Well…for those of you who are wondering about the title, VR = “Virtual Reality” and RL = “Real Life”, just to clear that up. ^_^  We’ve been getting  a few questions about it.

In this episode, we ramble on and on about the most random things. However, we do touch a few important topics. For instance, we talk all about New Leaf City, along with Patch v.0.40. ^_^

The news items this week, in our opinion are some of the best we’ve had and I’m sure you guys will feel just as offended or horrified as we were at some of them. You can find the links to the news items below. ^_^

MapleStory on Fox
Permanent Bans are Back
China seeks to “limit game hours”
RPG Kidnapping
MapleStory iTCG

Additionally, this episode introduces 2 new sections. The first is a quick short section called “Newbie Tips”, in which we discuss (briefly) a single tip for the new player. This section will most likely be in each episode henceforth. =P

The second section in a more in-depth section and most probably will not make an appearance in every episode. However, we hope you guys find it highly helpful.

You’ll find both of these sections through their respective tabs at the top of this page (directly under the title image). ^_^

As a final note, Aqua Road Radio is now affiliated with Hidden Street. ^_^ You can find them under the affiliates section, by the end of today, and you’ll find us under their affiliate section before too long. ^_^We hope you ❤ this episode.
We’ll see you again in a couple of weeks. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 6

Episode 5 – The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

10 07 2007

Hey everyone. Episode #5 of Aqua Road Radio is out and do we have a show for you! ^_^ Just to let you all know, there’s plenty of times in this episode where the subject matter kinda goes off-topic, but hopefully, you guys will like it and hopefully it doesn’t bore you to death. ^_^

Well…in News this week, we talk about:

Leafre – Fiel’s Thread
HP Washing
An Emblem Generator
Strategy Wiki

We hope the information will be useful to you. ^_^

As for the Rant thingy, which is apparently, becoming less and less of a rant as we go along….we talk about our best and worst experiences of our MapleStory lives. I’m sure that some of you guys can relate to some of what we mention.

We also asked about a quest section and if you guys would be interested on hearing some of our opinions on various quests. The first suggestion was that we pick a random quest each week and go through all the nitty-gritty stuff about it. The second suggestion consisted of having you guys e-mail us with quests you’d like to hear about and we pick one out of those to go over for the episode. If you guys have any other ideas on how to do this, let us know. =P

Also, one of the e-mails we received, the one from Robert, was about pets and how us Maplers are actually influencing which pets we get. ^_^ It’s a great find. Thanks Robert! For all of those interested in checking it out and hopefully, volunteering some pet suggestions, you can find the GM Blog post here.

Like I stated in the episode, the phone number for the Voicemail Box has changed. The number has been changed on the blog, as you can see, so please use this one from now on. Thanks. ^_^

We hope you guys enjoyed the episode. =P

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 5

Episode 4 – A New Patch! (v. 0.39)

28 06 2007

Hey guys. Sorry this episode’s a couple of days late. I’ve been so busy with quite a few things, so I wasn’t even able to THINK about this episode until this last Monday. And I figured if I put it off for another couple weeks, everyone would be disappointed, so I worked as fast as I could to get this out as soon as possible.

Well…all that aside, A LOT has happened since the last episode. We had a new patch, which consisted of new places, new quests, and new Cash Shop items, so the News section is quite long. Because of this, the Rant is kinda cut short. But it’s about enjoyment outside training. ^_^

I received a few voicemails, which is amazing, and a MYRIAD of e-mails. I wasn’t able to read all the e-mails on the episode and I hope no one feels offended by it. It’s just that there’s not enough time in the world to go through them all. Also please realize that I don’t just read out the first few e-mails I get and that I attempt to respond to each and every e-mail I receive. =P

As for what Jared was asking about, the MapleStory Music, can be found here. ^_^

Well…oh…before I go, the Voicemail Box phone number will be changing after June 30th. I believe that if you call the new number before June 30th, you’ll get a busy/fax tone thing, so don’t call it and spare yourselves the pain. But…AFTER JUNE 30TH THE ORIGINAL VOICEMAIL BOX NUMBER WILL STOP WORKING!!!! So yeah…Both numbers will be in the sidebar on the blog, and the old number will be taken down after it stops serving its purpose.

Much love guys. Sorry for the wait.

~ Shravan Kovela

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 4

Episode 3 – Uncouth Youth

11 06 2007

Hey guys. ^_^

Before I say anything else, let me tell you….this episode is SUPER LONG. It’s been like 2 hours since I finished recording it, and I’m still trying to catch my breath. Well….I hope that the episodes continue to stay this long, but if I don’t get some MP3s instead of e-mails, I don’t know if I can keep it up. So if you can, please get me some MP3s. If not, I’d still love to have your text e-mails. ^_^

So….It’s been a busy couple weeks. My summer internship started and I’ve been working 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Then once I get back home, I’ve been helping my sister study for her finals which are this week, actually.

On a brighter note, I got 12 E-mails and 2 people commenting on the blog. ^_^ It was a mixture of suggestions, comments, rants, etc. I LOVE IT!!! Much love to all those who sent in e-mails or posted comments on the blog. Aqua Road Radio would be nothing without you guys, so keep ’em coming! ^_^

In News this week…..nothing happened. May is over, but the 2nd Anniverasry Event is still underway, though I believe that Double EXP and Double Drop have ended. Hopefully….there’ll be more to talk about next time.

The Rant this episode is about the arrogance of some of the higher level characters. Although it’s more serious than last episode’s rant, I hope you guys enjoy it. ^_^

Well…I promised a few links, so here we go. Finding the right places to train is one of the hardest things to do. If you train at the “conventional” spot for you job and level, there’s almost always too many people there. If you train elsewhere, you usually get less EXP than you could have gotten. Justin asked about places to train, so here’re some sites with guides that I hope will help ^_^.

Basil Market

As for the Maple Story DS trailer…..it is so horribly bad. It makes no sense to me. If someone gets it, please explain this to me. Also, there’s a gameplay video up on YouTube. It shows how the game is actually going to work, and in reality….it looks pretty bad…..

MapleStory DS Trailer
MapleStory DS Gameplay Video

And here’s KIRBY_DS’s post about How Wiznet Should Make MapleStory DS

And finally, in response to what John said, Maroon 5’s Nothing Lasts Forever is AMAZING. And in fact, it reminds me of MapleStory every time I hear it. Click “Play” below to listen to it for yourself. ^_^

And now….the MOST IMPORTANT PART. If you look over to the right, under all the profile information, you should see an image that wasn’t there before. An image that says something about “MyChingo”. MyChingo is a site that lets you record yourself using a microphone through a java applet. Just click on the image. It’ll open up the Java applet. Type in your info, hit record, record a message, and click “Send Message” and I’ll get your message in an MP3 format. ^_^ Another way to get your voice up on Aqua Road Radio is through my newly created Voicemail Box. Just dial (641) 985-5999. Dial the extension (29728) and hit the # key. Go ahead and record your message and I’ll be able to download it as an MP3 and slip it right into the podcast. ^_^

Til next time. ^_^

~ Shravan

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 3

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