It’s been quite a month. Ups and downs and turn around but I’m back. A long battle has been waged and I am slightly worn but victorious. It may not be Sunday but it has been exactly a month since I have written the column.
Back to everything #TSW. I’ve missed you guys. There’s been so much that’s been going on, so much to cover; I hope I don’t leave out anything.
With that – this week I will be going over a few hot topics, (a) The Streaming Ones Episode 19 & 20, (b) Beyond the Veil Podcast Episode w/ Tilty, (c) The Secret Podcast Anniversary Episode w/ Andy, (d) Contests, (e) Weekly occurrences and more!
There have been two episodes of the Streaming Ones out since the last column, and most have covered on the recently released Issue 14, “The Call of the Nameless.” Episode 19 was a teaser, where in episode 20 was the preview of the starter investigation mission.
Scrivnomancer, Tilty, & Andy have confirmed that next week will be another overview of Issue 14 and will be delaying the Templar stream until the time comes up to preview it. My colleagues want to keep this as a running joke, saying that the Templars don’t deserve a stream at all.
We’re just too good for it. Perhaps.
So, if you haven’t played ANY of Issue 14 yet and would NOT want spoilers, make sure to skip on the next Streaming Ones Episode 21 on Friday, April the 15th.
But if you would want spoilers you can visit here for an indepth interview & know that it came by lots of hilarious streaming and dying.
Next up, Beyond the Veil! It’s been great being back on the team I missed folks while I was away. This latest episode featured us interrogating Tilty, aka the Lead Game Director! We found out he was bequeathed with his new title relatively recently and we were honored to have him on board.
Tilty spoke about quite a bit concerning issues that were brought up with the masses concerning the recent Issue 14, Fusang, and much much more. I will post the remastered video once it is published, soon.
On an interesting note we found out that the 3D modeling and concept of outfits can certainly be VERY expensive, totaling up to around $8,000 when you take time and money into the equation. We’re very expensive clothes collectors.
With a downside, he also touched on the Aux weapons – mentioning that just the creation of one takes the entire team’s attention to create. They do have plans for them in the future BUT currently it is not on the table.
The team is also looking into the end of Issue 14 rewards, noting the feedback that they have gotten so far. You may find the RNG factor removed soon if they do decide to act on the feedback.
He also teased us with a variety of new things, however – They are working on a new feature, and he confided with us that he thinks role-players will absolutely enjoy it. Another teaser is that they are working on new world events in the future.
On a last covering tune, he did imply heavily that time does equal money. They can’t get to absolutely everything but they haven’t forgotten what needs to be fixed. Remember – your voice is heard, and heard well! We just have to be patient at times with our overlords.
Moving on – time to party! Last Saturday we had the Secret Podcast’s anniversary episode and the lovely Andy Benditt came to celebrate with us! As well as party crashing GMs. It was quite the time.
We used our time wisely as well, making sure to interrogate our community manager who may or may not have been a robot. He showed his very down to earth side – noting that even if he works for Funcom that he will still regard and make sure that people he talks to feel that he’s listening to them whether rain or sun.
He even let us kill him. Well, our dear GMs killed him but we pretended to do so! Turns out you can also infinitely heal him. He was up to around 30 million health until he was smitten.
We also were able to get the chance to name his beard! On the 15th, the final choice will be submitted by TSW players and it will be official for the stream! You can vote for his beard here.
Lastly, he touched on how he could be exiled every lunch time due to his taste in sardines. Be sure to send Andy some to the Funcom Office, and watch hilarity ensue. (Note: Don’t do this. Send him argyle sweaters instead he needs more.)
If you missed this episode and would like to view it, you can listen to it here!
Coming up – there hasn’t been much going on in the scope of contests besides Otterdown and Saints and Sinners but they have finally come to a close! Jennet will be voting for the winners soon so keep on the lookout and good luck to everyone who entered!
Azagthor and I entered the contest as Orochi. We were very pleased with the outcome. Or perhaps at least one of us was.
As far as Saints and Sinners go, I WON THE LAST CONTEST! I NEVER WIN ANYTHING. HAPPY DAY. The next contest is already in effect and he has made it a written contest!
Write a prompt that is in the setting of the Saints & Sinners club in New York. It has no word limit at all, so you can be as creative or minimal as you wish! Make sure to tweet or submit your writing to @SnSTSW or on the forums here!
Winners have also been chosen for the Secret Podcast! You can see the results here.
There will be more contests in the future – specifically with giveaways, but for now there was not a contest from me due to the break I took. Sometime in June will be the next month-long contest so keep on the look out!
Lastly, the weekly occurrences.
- The #TSW Consensus survey has been closed as of April 1st, 2016 and reports are in the process. If you feel like sifting through the rough data it is available for everyone here. There will be another survey up roughly in May.
- The Sanctuary Network is getting a head start on #ExtraLife and forming a team! If you want to join in on the ExtraLife charity fun & streams, find more info here!
- Issue 14 Bugs have been fixed! Do you have any bugs to report? Make sure you report them with the in-game petition. They won’t know what to fix unless you do!
- The Secret Buzz Issue #4 is underway. Ever wanted to be a model? Message @TSB_Fred to see if you can schedule a shoot!
- The Secret Podcast will be interviewing Joshua Doetsch on April 22nd, 2016. If you have any questions you would like to ask the Dark Lord Scrivnomancer – do so here!
- We also welcome Zoe! Our latest Author to the Secret Podcast team. If you would like to follow her and her updates, please find her here on twitter!
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for Next “Sunday’s” Column.
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