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Episode 42

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In this early edition of GuildCast, we discuss the new skritt NPC race, the GW-EN toga party and tons of email! We have some interesting reactions to last week’s roundtable episode, as well as thoughts on the April Fools’ Day Commando profession.

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 41

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Welcome back to Guildcast!  We return after a brief hiatus with a roundtable episode featuring three guests ready and willing to talk all things Guild Wars.  There’s plenty to discuss, too: Embark Beach, seven-hero parties, mercenary heroes, and of course April Fools Day!  Enjoy the show, and we’ll see you next week!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 40

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In the absence of huge Guild Wars or Guild Wars 2 news, we bring you an almost-all-email show!  We get caught up on your questions and speculation about both games, but not before we check out some of the great information coming from the PAX attendees.  Martin Kerstein provided a great roundup of coverage, and we particularly like the footage on GuildWars2Live.  The GW2L crew took footage of their own demo time, the professional demo, the meet and greet even, and much more — and it’s all available for viewing on the front page of their site.  We love still photos just as much, and Kaden from Crossing Tyria presented fans with a Picasa album filled to the brim with art, swag, and booth photos.

Also, are you lost in Tyria like Guildcast listener Jester?  Don’t feel bad — we were all new at one point, and there are more newbies in GW now than there have been in a long time!  We’ve got some advice for Jester and for you, including “find a good guild and alliance!”

Although we forgot to mention it on the show, check out our awesome Edge of Destiny book giveaway at Massively. We have 10 of those things to toss out to you, so get your entry comments in on that post.
Up next: Guildcast roundtable!  We’ll see you in two weeks!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 39

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We’ve got lots to talk about on both the Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 fronts this week on Guildcast!  We started with the exciting news on the Thief, including our peek at the class and Shawn’s gameplay time at GDC last week.  Today’s demo of the Thief at PAX East gave us even more insight — the demo driver really put the class through its paces!

We weren’t lacking for Guild Wars 1 news, either.  The latest Guild Wars patch was huge, adding Embark Beach to the map, changing titles, adding seven hero parties, and putting mercenary hero packs in the NCsoft store.  There’s plenty to discuss, and as usual we both have our opinions.  We’re anxious to hear yours too, though, so get those comments and emails coming and we’ll see you next week!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 38

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Welcome to another episode of Guildcast!  We had plenty to talk about this week — Norn week was first and foremost, of course.  PAX East is looming dead ahead, and ArenaNet has big plans, so we covered that too!  One of our normal random tangents took us down memory lane to Guildcast Theatre, where Togo’s a noob, the ritualists are scantily-clad, and nobody packed a res.  Check it out!  Finally, we delved into the email pile and covered some great topics, including the question on the varying races’ age spans.

We’re off to GDC tomorrow, so there won’t be a show next week.  If you miss us too much, we’ll have a brand new Massively Speaking Wednesday.  Otherwise, we’ll see you in two weeks!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 37

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In this week’s Guildcast, we take a look at the Dervish update along with the reasoning behind the huge changes, then we dive into the pile o’ email.  Along with the regular dose of GW2 talk, we’ve got a listener who wants to know how to introduce her WoW-playing friend to Guild WarsWe’ve got just the thing — in fact, we’ve got a whole series, so check them out!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 36

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In this episode of Guildcast, we’re all about Guild Wars 2 human week.  All of the new details on the ArenaNet blog and the human page of the GW2 site gave us plenty to talk about.  Join us for discussion on the voice acting, character art, lore and more.  We wrap up by making a small dent in the giant pile of listener emails, including one praising Rubi’s Road to 50 series. We love hearing from you guys, so keep ‘em coming!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 35: Roundtable

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Welcome to Guildcast’s second roundtable show!  This week we’re joined by four listeners to discuss the pros and cons of instanced and persistent worlds as they apply to both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.  We also managed to fit in talk of our MMO pet peeves, MMO elements that we love, and Massively Overpowered — Massively’s Guild Wars guild.  In this case, more was certainly merrier, so listen, enjoy, and we’ll see you next week!
The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 34

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This week’s episode of Guildcast is all guardian, all the time!  Okay, that’s not strictly true, because we started with some chat about Massively Overpowered and the Guild Wars Livestreaming events on Massively.  We also addressed Shawn’s mesmer fixation by talking about an awesome thread on GuildWars2guru devoted to the GW2 mesmer.  Don’t worry, though, we still had plenty of time to talk in depth about the guardian, and we can’t wait to hear what you think! 

Finally, we delved into our email pile, and are gearing up for the roundtable episode next week.  It’s going to be a great show — we’ll see you then!

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 33

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NEW PROFESSION LEAK!

Listen to the first few minutes for a late addition to the podcast, announcing the leaked new profession for GW2: The Guardian.

Shawn and Rubi pay a visit to Big Email Mountain in this all-email show.  We’ve got heavy kodan discussion, Guild Wars 2 gameplay speculation, some talk of race relations, and much more.  Take a listen, send in your own emails and comments, and we’ll see you next week for the mesmer reveal!  Thus sayeth Shawn.

The GuildCast theme song is “The Dirt” by Goddessmusic.

If you’d like to contact us, shoot an email over to shawn@guildcast.com or rubi@guildcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening!

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