Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In the Chamber: Warcraft Anonymous

Only one fearless podcast to drop this morning, Warcraft Anonymous Episode 67 - Railvas vs The Internet. The date on it is Friday, 6th March, 2009 so I don't know if this is yet another instance of my iTunes acting fishy or if it actually just went up yesterday but hey, it downloaded so I'm reporting it! The show features Rile guest-hosting for the first time with Railvas as Hiko was tied up at school and unable to make it.

An interesting topic comes up here... and the reason I'm guest-authoring In the Chamber this morning. With the sheer number of shows that we hear each week that release episodes either shorthanded or with guest hosts because the regular hosts can't be there, is it more important to you that show x comes out on day y or is it more important to you that show x comes out whenever as long as it is "complete?"

I don't think shows with guest hosts pull it off very well mainly because I've listened to them and they often don't. Many of the hosts simply aren't skillful or interesting enough or sometimes the guest host is a dud. I'm not talking about Warcraft Anonymous specifically here but, for example, last week's All Things Azeroth with Matticus as one of the guest hosts was a tough listen. If not for Stompalina actually contributing that episode would have been a major fail. Matticus said about 10 words the entire podcast and came across to me like he didn't want to be there. Medros' modus operandi is that he formulates a question, throws it to his co-host for a response, and then responds to their take with one of his own. Doesn't work if one of the co-hosts gives two word answers.

So let us know what you think. Obviously it's disappointing when a promised episode doesn't appear or broadcast on the day they are scheduled but is that the end-all-be-all? Would you rather a show come out 4 days late but be the show you wanted to hear, or an on-time show with a guest host that changes the dynamic?

1 comment:

  1. Fred - you didn't mention that there's a special "live" WoW Insider Show tonight at 9:00 PM EST. I'm pretty sure they announced that during the Saturday show.