And we’re finally back!!! After our long hiatus, we finally sit down and reintroduce ourselves and catch up on what we’ve been up to in the past year since we last recorded a show. For the most part, it’s just standard catch up on what we’ve done for the past 380-some-odd days, including the TDM tournament that we were undefeated in, the IPL 5 event Dave attended and getting old. We also break into a brief discussion about our feelings on winning (good) and losing (sucks/makes us want to burn a house down). Enjoy
We should be returning to recording shows regularly soon.
Ready Up Radio: Knock, Knock…
Ready Up Radio Listener: Where the fuck have you been?!?!?!?!
Sooo to say that we have been absent from producing podcasts would be a slight understatement. We are sorry. (We have been bad show hosts and we will punishing ourselves later.) And while we have produced some content here and there in terms of duel tournament streams and the TDM tournament we are participating in now, we have generally been busy with and going through transitions in our offline lives. We ARE going to be coming out with a new episode soon, and with a new, refreshed vigor and love for the show.
In addition, please cheer us in in the ongoing Blackout TDM CPM tournament. We are team red (apheleon, gellehsak, nineX, lsv, deth, Syn). Currently, we are 3-0, just beating the #2 team in North America in a 3-0 victory. We will definitely be giving our thoughts on the tourney in our next show and some of the highlights of our games.
Thank you all for sticking with us and we can’t wait until the next show. See you then.
Hey everyone. During the CTF draft tourney I had a few quests for links to my HUD in Quake 3. Here it is. It’s actually based off Massman’s old hud with some minor tweaks. All credit goes to him for most of the work.
Hey everyone. Wanted to post this commentary on the on the site and let everyone know about some CPM pickup game commentaries I’ve been doing lately. Here is the one I did tonight, but check out our Twitch.tv page for new ones. Enjoy
So this week wonko joined me to talk about some of the things we’ve been doing lately, all Quake related but not necessarily in the same direction. Last week, wonko casted a duel tournament put on by the 4 Seasons Gaming organization. With the decent success of the tournament, the organizers have already said that a followup event will be run in the near-future, which should draw a couple more names from the high-level North American player base. Rapha, maybe? I also ran a CPM duel tourney open to both NA and European players last month, and I’m definitely interested in running another event relatively soon. I have some interesting ideas and I’ve already had some interest from sponsors to help. Should be interesting when I get the details finalized.
In other, more significant news, James ’2GD’ Harding has begun hosting his own show/competitive showcase, featuring several competitive games. A couple shows in, and I am very impressed with the quality of the production and very glad that 2GD is back commentating. In addition to Quake Live, they had show matches for DOTA 2, SC2 and Bloodline Champions. All the games were interesting, but the casting was even better. I can’t wait to see what comes out of the 2GD Studio.
This year, summer has an awkward feeling about it. There aren’t any big QL tournaments leading up to QuakeCon. I mean I’m not a fan of Quake Live, but this is really the first time in more than a decade that Quake has been THIS dormant.
This upcoming Saturday, Ready Up Radio is hosting a CPM Duel tourney for anyone willing to signup. The tournament will be streamed over our Justin.TV channel and also over the GTV provided to us by DigitalDuels.com. We will be using servers all over North America and hope to have a couple in Europe aswell to facilitate players overseas. We are also being supported by Maverick Servers who are hosting many of the servers game will be played on.
Who will win the March 2012 Duel Tournament?
After a week of playing Tribes: Ascend, we talk about what we like, what we don’t like, what we expect in coming updates, etc. This week I’m going to work on getting someone from the Tribes competitive community to come on and talk about the active competitive community of Tribes. I’d be interested to see what they think of the new closed-beta game, and find out about their game. We are really liking the two modes included in the beta and can’t wait to see what’s coming soon.
Promode gameplay in QuakeLive? That would’ve been a great idea… about 3 years ago. We have our usual theory-crafting discussion about what id is thinking and wonder if they even care about the game anymore. Does anyone playing QuakeLive even care about the game anymore?
2 episodes in 1 week, must be that holiday spirit…or the thought of lots of time off work for the holidays, giving us plenty of time to really get back to playing games for days on end. We’re excited.
We’re back with a quick episode recounting the TONS of SC2 tournaments that have been happening lately and BlizzCon news like the upcoming HOTS update and D3. Also, GomTV has recently changed their subscription policy, if you haven’t seen it yet. Interesting…
Both of us get into closed Tribes: Ascent beta and surprisingly it’s REALLY FUCKING GOOD. We talk about some of the things that make it interesting and the things that are setting it apart from others out there. We’ll have more for you next time when we get more time to sit down with it. For an early beta, it’s an extremely refined game, very balanced and organizations have already announced they would hold competitions for it. Could we see Tribes make a comeback in the competitive scene? If you’re interested in a beta key, msg me.
Holy shit! There was a great set of QL tourneys at Dreamhack winter. Congrat to Cypher. Personally, I would’ve loved to see (Dave’s boy) ZeRo4 attend the tourney but meh. Speaking of Quake, we are going to be running some 1-night Duel tourneys again; head over to #uscpmpickup to keep track of the action.
That was probably the longest break we’ve taken yet. With some of us starting new jobs and starting school again, we’ve been insanely busy lifing lately. BUT WE’RE BACK! Wonko was originally supposed to be here for this one, but sounded the Quake alarm bringing Jehar and Quakephil to the rescue. It was a great show, bringing together many facets of the Quake community and giving a ton of information about whats going on at the moment.
As we sit in a very uncertain time about the future direction of Quake, we talk about some of the smaller, but still significant efforts, to provide players with as many options for playing the game we all love so much. Quakephil gives a ton of information about the tournaments for both pro and beginner QW players, including DuelMania and Ignition. He also gives us a great guide on how to livestream Quake games, which has already shown to be a popular way of providing content in communities like StarCraft and League Of Legends. Jehar gives us some insight into the Quake 2 and Urban Terror communities. In addition, the Warsow community has a very interesting tournament going on, which places more of a coaching-based, team-emphasis on a duel tourney, much like Winners League in StarCraft. And finally, we get a little more insight into why Brink disappeared all the sudden, after pretty intense buildup.
Overall a great podcast, and we’re thinking of making this cast a separate show; a great way of reconvening every now and then to let everyone know what going on with other scenes.
So two major LANs cut QuakeLive from their lineup, and everyone is wondering why? We talk about Carmac’s appearance on LO3, the decision to cut the game from the IEM major LAN series. It was the longest I’d listened to him talk and didn’t completely question his sanity or disagree with him on every point he was trying to make. Does this this mean the end for QuakeLive as a mainstream competitive game? If your answer is yes, think about why. Is it the lack of support from id? Is it the design of the game and lack of features? Is it the community’s fault for not trying to foster more competition at the lower level to try and bring in more players? Are people just over the deathmatch game style?
We also quickly talk about the StarCraft 2 event at Dreamhack, and how important the outcome was for the foreigner scene. WHITE PEOPLE HAVE A SAVIOR (pun intended). Though people are disappointed it wasn’t a HuK vs MC final, Moon still put up a great fight, but ultimately was not able to handle the insane forcefields of HuK’s forces. Seriously, 86 THOUSAND people tuned in on a Monday morning (here in the states) to watch the SC2 finals. Seriously, every week there seems to be a new strategy that defines the way the game is played. See kids, this is what a game, whose developers love and care for it, looks like.
Also, we’re going to start keeping an eye on the LOL competitive scene and hope to have someone on that can tell us a little more about the game and also how it got to be so popular. Stay tuned.