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No Prisoners, No Mercy
Host: Julie Whitefeather & Frances Kosac
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

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No Prisoners, No Mercy - Show 32
Thu, 14 May 2009 13:32:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome to show 32!

This week we welcome our guest Giskard. Join us as we talk about
gaming, modding games, Fallout 3, Oblivion and more.

The Engineering Guild website can be found here:

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Episode 32 Discussion Thread

'Amazing job' by giskard
Submitted on 2009-05-14 22:59:52 CST
Hi Julie, Frances

You did a great job on that interview but it seems my missing tooth got heard. Its on the same size of my mouth as the mic btw, not usually a problem but when its a live recording done in the first take, I guess it is a problem...opps

Still you organized the interview like experts, i can tell you love doing this.
Good work.



'Our pleasure' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-05-14 23:08:15 CST
It was our pleasure to have such a talented artist on the show. I don't know about anyone else but I think you sounded great. Even so, as any of the guests soon find out, our show is VERY heavily edited for flow, volume, continuity, and to take out mistakes.

You are welcome back any time.

Julie



'Mics' by giskard
Submitted on 2009-05-14 23:45:29 CST
Julie, if you know anything about mics generally, Id love to chat with you about it.

And for those who think offer to help julie make a working arena mod was all hot air and not geninue. Here it is the tutorial to help her do it any time she wants.

http://www.theengineeringguild.co.uk/fallout-3-arena-quest-tutorial



'Considered Modding - Once...' by Saylah
Submitted on 2009-05-16 00:11:29 CST
Back when I was in love with WOW I considered joining the modding community. I was a component developer in former life so I downloaded some tools and messed around a bit. However, I had so much fun playing the game and between that and blogging, there just wasn't enough hours in the day to be serious about mods. Plus some really great ones were on the scene very quickly and were much better than I could have been at it even in my dreams. I figured I'd stick with what I was better at - playing games and writing about them, and let the big boyz and galz mod.

Fun show.



'Oh no - I'm feeling the Modding pull again ;)' by Lostinspace
Submitted on 2009-05-17 18:52:42 CST
Brilliant podcast!, I especially appreciated the old Vic comments - I was an Acorn Atom and BBC Micro junkie myself :) I too dabbled a little in modding which was a lod of fun. I suspect I was very inefficient since for me it turned out to be a HUGE time sink. My first real "mod" was back in the Doom/Doom2 days where a few of us at work created a level that vaguely resembled one of our corporate buildings. There had been some organizational "bloodletting" that year so we in IT were a little, shall we say, disenfranchised. The most fun was creating a series of cacodemons using a distorted image of our CEO's head who roamed the corridors shooting corporate logos at us! Thankfully the CEO at the time was a total luddite to the point that he had his EMail printed out for him to read - so he was unlikely to ever see the mod let alone play Doom :P (We have a GREAT CEO now BTW). My second attempt at modding was many years later with some attempts on various versions of Unreal Tournament. I picked up the UT2K4 platinum edition which had an extensive level editor and some excellent modding tutorials but I never really got edge detection quite right and gave up in frustration :( .... after a long ramble - just wanted to say, you've rekindled my interest in having another go at modding :)

Cheers -



'Generic Post Title' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-05-18 15:59:29 CST
@ Lost in space: Great story about your doom mod. It would be nice to have a clip from you for a future show talking about it. For me, modding is sort of like having the sims only with attitude. I originally started creating virtual environments when I taught my self VRML (virtual reality markup language) and designed the restaurant from the book "snow crash". Since then I have moved on to Fallout 3 and a mod based on the "I am legend" movie.

It's too late to have you on the next show (show number 33 was uploaded this morning) but you can do a small interview about it for show 34. Let us know.

Julie



'Lost' by giskard
Submitted on 2009-05-24 01:22:18 CST
The old Acorn, they used those in schools a lot later on, the BBC micro had that Ceefax thing where programs could be broadcast and recorded in a take deck too. You may remember that.

I liked the Acorn and the BBC, they where both good computers for programming.



'Fond memories of old gear ' by Lostinspace
Submitted on 2009-05-28 05:57:44 CST
Yup I was singly responsible for an outbreak of Acorn Atoms in and around Portsmouth in Hampshire - I seem to recall Elite was the fave game at the time. I was actually working in London for a couple of years working at Bupa as a PL1 programmer from 1979. I used to travel 75 miles to Portsmoutn each weekend with a bundle of washing (and once in a while an Acorn Atom) strapped to the back of my Honda motorbike :) The first example made such a stir that my Dad (a submariner in the British Navy) wanted one and then some of his compatriots on the sub and in the shore-base wanted them. These were in the days before the popularity of mail order and of course no web, no web and certainly no Amazon (I seem to remember Henry's Radio was the hot place for gear), so I became an unofficial courier picking the machines up from my supplier - a professor who was a part-time distributor mainly for students at the Southbank Polytechnic.

We "upgraded" to the BBCs in 1981 and 1982 then I ended up moving to the US and even took my 2 Beebs with me but alas - then didn't get much use over here :(

Cheers -

Julie - happy to chat - I do have a Skype account if that helps also twittering occasionally AT MPWA



'Set up an time...' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-05-28 10:04:17 CST
@ Lost in space: Please write us at noprisonersnomercy@gmail.com so we can set up a time for an interview. We would like to have you talk to us about a spot on a future show to talk about your modding experiences...especially that wonderful story.

Julie



'Ok you hooked me' by Pufnstuf
Submitted on 2009-05-30 18:13:57 CST
ok sister julie, you hooked me onto Eve. I had no intention of playing but now I am ....

My brother already played so he is helping me but it is definitely an interesting game so far,,,

I am even playing the religious fanatic Amarr much to my horror :0 anyway,,, keep up the great podcasts and if you ever see Donalda on Eve, that is me :)