ARR lives!!

17 01 2008

Hi ….Warez here,

I am going to carry on.  For now I  plan to solo.  Maybe it’s grief speaking, but I can’t see replacing Shravan.  It wouldn’t be right.  However I can see the possibility of guests or even guest hosts at some point.  A solo gig is going to be harder so…….

1.  It will likely be shorter.

2.  It will be harder to be funny.  I mean that’s true; it doesnt’t matter who you are. 

3.  It will be less ambitious, at least at first.

4.  The format could change a bit.

So….cut me some slack OK?  There are some good things that might come of Shravan’s hiatus.  There are people who want to contribute.  There may be some more “communitiness”. For example a guildie of mine named Jinn is working on video elements.  Check his work out (see link in comments). 

Please give me feedback here and put comments about this change here and not under Ep.12 comments.

Thanks Listeners

Episode 12 – Christmas Cactus

15 01 2008

In Episode 12, we discuss patches of the past. Basically, we talk about pretty much everything that happened during the Christmas season. The News mainly centered around this and we had a few other discussions about things such as 4th Job!. ^_^ So I know all you guys are waiting around for this patch to finish up so that you can go play some MS. Good luck to you guys in 4th job and we hope you enjoy this episode.

I’d also like to announce that I (Shravan) am quitting MapleStory for a while, and therefore, quitting ARR. I’ve begun that there are other things I’d like to do with my time (eg: take guitar lessons), and the spring semester is just about to start so I figured it was a good time to call it quits. But MapleStory’s like super-addictive, so I doubt that I’ll be gone for good. I’m hoping to come back sometime around June (when Summer break starts again). Until then, take care guys. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 12

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