Episode 14 – &r.9?A7zX$3+

29 05 2008

Hi everybody! ^_^

I really wanted to get this out by this morning, but the FTP software I use was acting up, so I actually had to upload it through a website, which took FOREVER. Also, the episode ended up being just over 2 hours and 24 minutes long. It took a total of 12 hours and 15 minutes to edit (5 PM to 10:15 PM one night and 10 PM to 5:30 AM last night >_>). I guess we were rusty or something. T_T

Anyway, we cover like 7 patches and Warez ended up writing like a 8 page Party Center segment, so we’ve got quite the episode for you. We also talked a bit about marketing in MapleStory and how to go about making and saving some money. This week’s Newbie Tip is about security: what you can do to prevent hackers from getting to your account.

So hope you guys enjoy our first episode back and we hope to hear from a lot of you. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 14

Let’s Party!

13 05 2008

     To celebrate the 3rd year of MS, the return of the prodigal Shravan and new episodes of ARR I hereby announce our Second Listener Appreciation Party!!!!  I’m thinking June 7, that easy to remember! It’s a Saturday and a new episode should be out a good while by then.  Hopefully that will be enough time for the people who don’t come to this blog-site, but just listen to the podcast.  It gives the loyal blog readers extra heads up; spread the word ok?  I don’t want to wait longer. 

      It will be in the evening, 4:30 PST (7:30 EST) is equally inconvenient to a majority of our listeners.  We need a better location; I am thinking that the bowman job place, where Athena Pierce is, would be awesome.  It’s easy for a new character to get to. If you don’t know where it is, just go to the HPQ area and keep walking right. It is a nice big indoor area that’s almost always abandoned and lots of outside area where we can spill over.  And I do believe that a person could spawn a MM there (subtle hint).   We will officially welcome Shravan back and I will give away some door prizes (You have to chat me on location to register for the prizes.)   Hope to see you there!

Warez back from AWOL

6 05 2008

Man, Leva….get a grip please…. although you do have a small point. Sorry for going AWOL (absent w/o leave ..a military term) folks. I just got swamped in the start of this year. I had all good intentions to carry on and was totally sincere about tentative dates. I got overwhelmed at work (new promotion and responsibilities) and at home and even in MS….guild hack crisis amongst other things. So I do feel a bit bad about not updating the blog to let you guys in…..so thats what I’ll give to you Neva. ON THE OTHER HAND…..we never promised anyone a rose garden. In point of fact we have gone to great pains to tell all listeners NOT to count on us LOLS. Can I quote myself? “WE ARE UN – RE – LI – A – BLE !”

I can’t remember how many times we said things like this. Guess what Leva? Although we are starting it up again ………WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO STOP PODCASTING AT ANY POINT AND WITHOUT WARNING!!!! You can bank on us having good reasons for it if it does happen, and we will inform you if possible, but we have to have priorities. As I have said to many people in game, mine go like this: Family>Career>Health>Happiness>MapleStory>Podcast. Sorry, I truly do value you listeners, but you guys are at the end of that priority chain. Simply HAS to be that way. Or else RL will get hosed for me and I COULDNT do a podcast if my life depended on it. If you are to be mentally healthy you must have a priority chain similar to that AND ………. NEVER count on something like a podcast to bring you happiness. You have no control over it. Don’t COUNT on what you don’t have control over and you chances for happiness are much better.

On nicer note…..my RL pressures are easing up lately and show signs that it will continue. This will free up time that can be used for podcasting purposes. xD Its an awesome sign that I can write this at work; my lunch break is often when I did research and wrote stuff for the show. This is the first week this year that I have had lunchtime open. Also I am reviewing the hodgepodge of material that I did work on in the interim and see much that can be used soon or in the future. I want to continue pushing for things started in the break. For example, much greater listener input and occasional guests and guest co-hosts to bring in much requested views from other worlds and jobs.

Looking back I think I was needing a break from it. Well I got one. We’ll try to set it up so that it can be a little smoother if we need breaks in the future, but remember don’t count on it………..we’re unreliable.

Episode 13 – ARR Never Died!

3 05 2008

Hey guys! ^_^

It’s been like forever, so I figured I’d say “yo”. I’m not actually “officially” back yet; my last final is next Friday, so I’ll be back into MS next weekend.

Anyway, I do talk about a super short single news segment and I owe you guys a scan of an article, which I’ll get up as soon as I can.

So basically, this is a short teaser to let you guys know that we’re not dead! T_T Actually….I gotta find Warez. ^_^ I haven’t had a change to chat with him yet so I hope he doesn’t take it too hard that I put this up…… o_O

Also, I need info on the latest happenings in MapleStory and so I’d greatly appreciate any and all information I can get my hands on, so if you guys could, send me an e-mail (you know what it is: aquaroadradio@gmail.com ^_^) about the things going on these days. =P

See you in-game next week. ^_^

~ Shravan & Warez

Aqua Road Radio: Episode 13

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