Episode 21 of Pocket Moon Podcast is now live! We have none other than the Community Coordinator for LBP Vita, Syroc, as our special guest for this episode. And to make matters even better, we have the Best-Pony-Level-Ever creator Mnniska as our special guest.
On this episode you will hear us discuss the Mac as the best console ever, playing Smash Bothers on N64 for 3 months straight, living with people who only eat eggs, the secret PocketMoonPodcast Bilar LittleBigKarting DLC, what it's like to work at Tarsier, and all sorts of other things.
This episode also features a brand new segment called The Good, The Bad, and The Pathetic which features the new PocketMoonPodcast theme from WeirdyBeardy. Please let us know what you think of the segment, and let WeirdyBeardy know how amazing he is :-D
Here are timestamps so that you can skip to specific parts of the podcast if you want to:
-- Timeline info --
Overall podcast length: 120 minutes
News - 4:50
Forum Soup - 42:20
The Good, the Bad, and the Pathetic - 53:20
Community Creations - 580
Q&A - 1:20:20
Here are links to all the things that we chat about:
Incredibles DLC goes bye bye
LBPC Creator Spotlight 28 - Luos 83
LiBitsmate No. 3
LBN Picks 4
LBPC Community Spotlight 86
LBPC Spotlight crew earns crowns!
Mm Podcast 24 - JubilE3
lbp.me is now better than ever
LBPV E3 video
LBPK E3 videos 1 and 2
New screenshots for both LBPV and LBPK
LBP2 Vita Cross-Control DLC
My Little Pony: Racing is Magic!
PlayStation Plus free instant game collection
New DLC for Escape Plan
Don't swear at the TV
Humble Bundle V
Weekly Planetarium Edition 16
LittleBigKitsune Edition 11
LBP SpeedCreate! [Episode 18]
LBPK analysis by ShadowRiver
Amazing Flying Poo: The Level
Ideal level length
Ducks in dresses
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Thread: Pocket Moon Podcast Episode 21
Pocket Moon Podcast Episode 21
"You people who don't know anything: Get off our podcast" - XD
I recommend you don't follow any kind of script. Pick some subjects to talk about and roll with it. Just keep doing what you're doing. I'm kind of picky with my podcast. I can't STAND podcasts with annoying people and / or guests. I can't find a single irritating thing about this podcast. It's for the fans. By the fans.....all else "GET - OUT" (lol)
Awesome sauce! Can't wait to listen to it guys
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From now on, my response to all threads will be: "Holy Santa Claus s---!"
*puts on Hat of Serious Discussion-ness-ness*
Every week I feel like I'm repeating myself when I gush about how great PMP is. Since I started following the series regularly I feel like I've become a bona fide PMP fanboy! Something about this week's edition of PMP made it feel like everything was running like a well-oiled machine. All the content, humour, randomness, discussion... it was all great, well structured, interesting and entertaining.
Whenever you guys introduce new content to the podcast I'm a tad hesitant, wondering if you're over-complicating a tried-and-tested format, but this week seemed to click perfectly, like a culimation of the previous bits and pieces you've tried out. Also, it's an awkward ask, but hopefully you guys understand what I'm trying to say: I would also be wary of the podcast turning into a name-drop-fest with the same four or fives names popping up again and again amongst all the brilliant silliness. That's not really a criticism at all, because I love the sense of community it provides, and I wouldn't want you to think you're not doing an excellent job with Forum Soup and Q&A, reaching out to the community as widely as possible. PMP #21 was really well edited, flowing well, two hours in length but never dragging or stalling. Quality guests in King Syroc himself, and the irreplaceable Mnniska. Brilliant answers to questions. Top notch. Smexcellent work fellas. It just gets better and better... and better.
*takes off Hat of Serious Discussion-ness-ness-ness*
Woo-hoo! Excellent feedback from WierdyBeardy! You made us feel great, but it also points out something we need to work on! I can see exactly what you mean by name dropping being an issue. I can really see it being an issue with new listeners since they will have no idea who we are talking about. So perhaps we will just have to leave the name dropping to q&a instead of throughout (though I do love to bring up Trindal whenever we begin to go off topic ).
It's good to hear that you think that the podcast flowed so well. As you know, when the podcast is recorded it doesn't seem to flow nearly as smoothly as the end result because it doesn't. Tom does and outstanding job editing out a LOT of junk to make it the enjoyable end result that we all get to listen to. After hearing episode 21 for the first time I texted him right away to tell him how great it turned out because we had some rough spots recording, especially as we stumbled through the new segment which turned out great thanks to Mnniska's hilarious voice acting and Tom's incredible editing :-)
Thanks for the great feedback WeirdyBeardy
first of all, I second what WeirdyBeardy said about the podcast! it was well constructed and never seemed to veer too far away from the 'script' (LOL... as if there is one). I'm not quite as concerned as he is about introducing new content because it can offer something fresh for both the listener and yourselves; there's nothing worse than routine getting in the way of inspiration. I loved the new section too! I would consider going one step further for those members of the community that go way beyond what is acceptable and stray regularly into what can only be described as bullying: The Good, The Bad, The Pathetic and 'The Outed'.
I would also consider fleshing out some of the more 'serious' topics. two hours is a long time and there's absolutely no reason not to go into more detail. I have to say though that I strongly disagree with Young'n on smart glass. yes it can offer another dimension to gaming but not on a par with the Wiiu. there is no way that smart glass will allow your phone to carry on playing those games when the TV is turned off and there's certainly no way you could actually use your phone as a legitimate controller. it's at best a poor effort to jump on the bandwagon and in no way a threat to the Wiiu. The Vita on the other hand IS. You can carry on playing the game when the TV is occupied, you can use it as a controller, you can have a related experience on the Vita but not necessarily the same experience. Everything the Wiiu offers... but there's more: you can take that experience AWAY from your TV outside or while commuting. this is one of the reasons I think people are underestimating the new DLC coming to LBP2 that allows communication between the Vita and the PS3. it's not just what it can do, it's what it means for the biggest selling point of the Wiiu
When it comes to level length I find myself ambivalent. I've played levels that are 5 minutes long and struggled to find the enthusiasm to finish them and on the other hand I've played 15 minute levels and been disappointed when they've ended. the secret (at least for me) is having spot points in the level that either please the eye or amazing with imaginative platforming. I think it's the sense of discovery that captivates a player; that sense that you just want to see what the creator comes up with next
It's always nice hearing the voice behind the name and Syroc was no exception. I found him mild mannered, shy and humble (my favourite sort of person); although I have to say that at times I was confused and couldn't determine whether it was Mnniska or Syroc speaking!!! I imagined a Gollum like scene with Mnniska changing personas as he looked at a different camera... but that was probably just me...
"We likes Ponies... our precious...'
"Share them. Yes, yes, share them."
"No! They're our precious."
Well, you get the picture.
All in all, most enjoyable!! keep up the good work and keep on waffling
Firstly, I know that Taffey is an editing wizard from the fact that he managed to make me sound reasonably coherent.
Secondly, I for one am excited and intrigued about the Cross Controller DLC thingy; like most things, if people embrace the possibilities I reckon some rather spiffy new level dynamics will see the light of day. It may or may not be a Wii U Killer... but such things don't really concern me because inter-platform fan rivalry always seemed like a waste of time to me. *shrug*
Thirdly, I could listen to Mnniska say the words "Shoot my other eye out" all day long.
And finally, I don't know who "Weard" is, but he will die.
@GribbleGrunger: It's good to hear that you enjoyed the podcast! I am very happy that the new section is well accepted because I wasn't sure what people would think of it, but then again, with Mnniska doing voice acting how can you go wrong
I'll give some thought to something that we can delve a bit deeper into for a serious talk. Thanks for the idea!
LOL! You called me Young'n! It seems half the listeners think of me as old and half young. Perhaps it is because of the difference in age groups listening? And it doesn't help that I am about in my 30s and have such a silly high voice :P And to think, Tom thought people would make fun of his voice
Anyway, I can see where you are coming from with thinking SmartGlass will not do so hot. There are positives and negatives to what each of the consoles is doing. My feelings for SmartGlass was that the cost of entry is so low because almost everyone has everything that they need. If the cost of entry was the same for all of them, though, I would take what Sony and Nintendo are doing over what Microsoft is doing in a heartbeat. The thing is, I am good to go for SmartGlass already, so it is hard not to be excited :-D
Yeah for someone who likes at least slightly longer levels in some cases! Glad to hear that there is a least one of you out there!
Your description of the fact that Syroc was just one of Mnniska's other personalities was excellent! Had me laughing out loud :-)
@WeirdyBeardy: It seems that people are more excited about the cross-control stuff than what the folks on the Planetarium chat let on while we were recording. It was pretty negative at that time but it seems that responses to the podcast show much more positive feelings.
As for Mnniska saying "I'll shoot my other eye out", I couldn't agree with you more :-)