Boons & Conditions
Summary: A Guild Wars 2 website dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest news, All Norn Long!
This very special 9th episode of the Boons & Conditions podcast interviews the competitive sPvP team, Super Squad! Join myself (Faelor) and our wonderful guests; Izkimar (elementalist), Lastivka (guardian), and Lowell (thief) as we discuss who they are, their thoughts on Guild Wars 2, and the state of Guild Wars 2 as a serious e-sport.Expect consistent podcasts, interviews, guides, commentaries, and shoutcasts as we approach the release date of August 28th (25th for those that pre-purchased)! Do not forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you listen to it via YouTube, or leave some feedback on this news post! We want to hear what you have to say! Thank you very much for your support; it means a lot!Download , subscribe on iTunes (takes up to 24 hours to appear), subscribe via RSS, or listen and check out the show notes after the break! Show Notes00:00 -- Introduction 02:50 -- How did Super Squad form? 04:47 -- First Impressions in BWE1 and what attracts you to Guild Wars 2? 08:20 -- What can ArenaNet implement to ensure its position in the growing e-sports world? 13:02 -- The competitive community. What can YOU do to help? 17:12 -- Team composition & synergy, map strategy, individual character capability. 19:48 -- The downed state and its importance. 26:17 -- Character builds; runes, sigils, amulets, and jewels. 29:48 -- Condition removal importance. 31:39 -- Roundtable poll: Over-powered and under-powered professions? 36:15 -- Roundtable poll: Favorite sPvP map so far? 39:39 -- Roundtable poll: What one thing would you change in sPvP currently? 44:02 -- Final tips. 48:10 -- Outro; the community is key! 49:54 -- ?????Guild Wars 2 Pre-Order / Pre-Purchase Page Super Squad YouTube Channel - Website will be up before release ESL (France) Verification of Guild Wars 2 Support TypeFrag - Ventrilo & Mumble Hosting Enjin Guild Hosting
With Guild Wars 2's release date finally announced (August 28th, 2012 for those living under a rock), you knew a podcast would be right around the corner! This round consists of Faelor, Arithion, Quark, and a new voice for some; Qstrike (B&C video producer). With the language filter set to low, the team goes over why they are concerned about a release date of less than two months. We suggest adding a bit of salt when listening to this episode as experienced MMO players such as the podcast team generally have a few scars that bring up sour memories. Will Guild Wars 2 be different?Don't forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Google+!Download , subscribe on iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen and check out the show notes after the break! Show NotesGuild Wars 2 Pre-Order / Pre-Purchase Page BnC Community vs Infamy Gaming (GW2 Stress Test sPVP Tourney Match) TypeFrag - Ventrilo & Mumble Hosting Enjin Guild Hosting
Weighing in at nearly 80 minutes, the Boons & Conditions podcast returns! Faelor, Luperza, Zomoa, and Quark discuss their impressions of beta weekend event #2. While they confess their enjoyment of the game, it's still beta and that means developer lovin' is needed! PVE and WvW are discussed lightly as the podcast takes a turn and begins an in-depth look at sPVP; the primary focus of B&C from this point forward. Elementalists are not discussed at length as we know they are overpowered, but that may just be the opinion of the individual writing this.We're extremely excited to get back into making podcasts and know you'll love this episode! Please leave us some feedback while you're at it!Interested in bringing your guild or team to our podcast? Perhaps you would like to be involved in a written interview? Or even better yet, a live stream? Let us know by reaching the B&C crew through our contact form!Let's take it a step further. Are you interested in joining the team? Take a look at our previous post for more information!Don't forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Google+!Download , subscribe on iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen and check out the show notes after the break! Show NotesGuild Wars 2 Pre-Order / Pre-Purchase Page - get in the beta weekend events! Alpha Collective TypeFrag - Ventrilo & Mumble Hosting Enjin Guild Hosting
Faelor once again pays Arithion and Luperza to discuss their adventures in the first Guild Wars 2 beta weekend event. From discussing their joyful initial reactions to going over things they want to see tuned, this episode is packed!DO NOT FORGET! We will be streaming our Q&A with Alpha Collective at 8:00 PM PDT (Pacific), on Thursday, May 10th (EDIT: THAT IS TODAY). Make sure you are following our Twitch channel (Twitch.TV/BoonsandConditions) so you get an e-mail notification when we go live and for future live casts! We are planning a handful of these as we eagerly await beta weekend event #2. Do not miss out!Don't forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+!Download , subscribe on iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen and check out the show notes after the break! Show NotesGuild Wars 2 Pre-Order / Pre-Purchase Page - get in the beta weekend events! B&C Q&A with E-Sports Team Alpha Collective Alpha Collective TypeFrag - Ventrilo & Mumble Hosting Enjin Guild Hosting
Faelor grabs resident PVP experts Esloan and Luperza to break down one of Guild War 2's most anticipated modes: World vs World. The discussion totals nearly an hour, going over the very basics, how it drew inspiration from other games, and potential problems ArenaNet could face trying to handle the behemoth at release.In addition to bringing an always entertaining podcast, we managed to grab a beta key from PAX East! To be in the running for this contest, you need to reply to this news entry using your Facebook or Twitter account (if they are already linked to our commenting system Disqus, you're already set!). That entry needs to be a constructive comment; describing what you liked about the podcast, why you do or do not look forward to WvW, raise a question to one of the co-hosts, etc. In addition to this, you need to follow and/or like B&C page with the same Twitter or Facebook account to be a valid entry. We will stop accepting submissions as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Friday, April 13th, PDT (UTC -7). We will use a random number generator to determine the winner and contact the individual shortly afterwards. If they do not respond within 48 hours, we will then select another winner and so on.CLARIFICATION Today on Twitter, ArenaNet stated the beta key will only be for the next beta weekend event. This is news to the entire community, and we're a little bummed this isn't access for all events. If you are pre-purchasing the game (which is different than pre-ordering), you will be getting a similar beta key for all events and have no need for this. Otherwise, feel free to participate in case you are pre-ordering or would like to grab it for a friend so they can play with you! Source.All that being said, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+!Download , subscribe on iTunes, subscribe via RSS (we're still working on the buttons!), or listen and check out the show notes after the break! Show NotesArenaNet Blog: Jordan Massey on the Role of the Squad in WvW GW2Journal: Exclusive Interview - Mike Ferguson talks WvW
This episode Faelor, Arithion, Luperza, and newcomer Esloan talk about the footage released from the most recent press beta. As footage is still slowly being released the crew could only grapple a few topics for this episode including; the evolution of dynamic events, criticisms regarding the combat system, and if the difficulty of dungeons will fracture the community. In addition to all the Guild Wars 2 related news clarification of the B&C project is discussed, along with some hints as to what is coming up in the future.
Faelor managed to find enough blackmail to bring Arithion and Luperza back on the show, along with PVP guru Zomoa They discuss the first batch of beta invites, the ArenaNet blog regarding community, and then go into roundtable mode about what e-Sports are and how Guild Wars 2 will not only be breaking onto but changing the competitive scene as we know it.
In response to a dare from ArenaNet, the first ever B&C podcast is recorded in the mono format instead of stereo. At least that's the story Faelor told the rest of the B&C crew. This week is focused on ArenaNet's latest blog regarding attributes and traits!