Jesse Robbins (the MES MST) was kind enough to humor those at SWRE with an open Q&A session, providing those in attendance an open forum in which to ask about pretty much anything. Almost all of us took this as an opportunity to ask questions about the next chronicles.
You can find all the latest about from the MST office on their website which seems to be up to date with the latest reports and info from the various venues.
Most of us present asked questions about next chron, when it would start, what it would look like and how to
get involved. The audio is extremely interesting and I recommend giving it a listen while playing your fav MMO. However if you’re looking for some fast bullet points of interest -
- Yes, this will be an open development and your input is requested
- Custom stuff will likely be rare
- End of Chron plots are in or about to be in flight
- The end will not be in Armageddon/Year of Fire style
- There will be MC bennies, but likely no longevity XP
- How long will next chron be? (Possibly 5 years)
The audio is really quite good, Jesse is an excellent orator and took all the questions in stride. If you’ve never met him he’s super chill and awesome to bounce ideas off of. I’m really excited to be able to provide this kind of audio to the Cam at large! (Anytime I head to a con expect this kind of coverage btw).
Please note that I had to toss the audio into a video in order to host it on my YouTube Channel, but at least this way you can listen in from your mobile device! (My apologies for the quick job on the video, I just tossed a few pics up there). Most of which are of Jesse himself, but I grabbed a few of the audience as well for flavor.
Without further delay – Jesse Robbins the MES MST :
There’s something about coming home from a convention with nothing but gamers that both makes you appreciate cons as well as appreciate your own locals. SWRE was a great convention, and I wanted to take a moment to say thanks to those who threw it.
Seriously – I had a great tiem and things were really seamless w/ checkin as well as the other non-game stuff (a credit to the staff!). Here’s a look at the massive amount of pictures I took.
|SWRE Reno – March 2012|
I also managed to record the MST (Jesse Robbin’s) speaking about the reset. I’ll be posting those here on this blog as well as I presume they will be posted on the MST site.
If you’ve been to a gaming convention you probably know a lot about this topic – PACKING.
I am in a household of 2. We’re both going to the convention, and we both have 3 bags filled with books, costuming, paperwork (global chronicles require a lot of paperwork), clothes, shoes, makeup, hair crap, oh and a flask. Everyone needs a traveling flask.
However conventions are a great opportunity to reconnect with the community, share old war stories, and of course – make new friends! Camarilla/MET cons are some of my favorites because its more like a vacation then work. Granted many of the cons I go to I’m media so I tend to work my tail off and party at night and by the end I’m ready to tap out. These are a little more relaxed.
I’m hoping to get some good photography of people’s costuming, as well as maybe get some video for future projects. Not having any B-roll for my various video works is really starting to be an issue, so this weekend is my chance to fix that! Expect some kind of post upon my return!
my beautiful new Moo biz cards arrived in time for SWRE today. Its the little things.
I just discovered one of my friends has her own food blog!
She’s got a Doctorate in AI programming, and is an amazing cook, doggy mommy, and developer.
(Also a gamer!)
SO stoked to see her putting things up online (omg she is such a fun cook)
Your Mission -
- 20+ people to feed
- You have a budget of $100 or less
- You ONLY have a kitchen sink and two outlets for a total of 3 plugs
- You must have coffee on at all times
What would you do?
Then you calm down and say “I can do this.”
Seriously – you can.
I’ve been helping out a local boffer game (www.crusadeoflegends.com) as their tavern cook for a few months now, and while it’s a lot to do and a huge investment of time and energy - it’s also very rewarding! After a long hard day of running around the Colorado Mountains chasing creatures, nothing makes people more happy then a hot meal. So how is this done?
- Crock Pot
- Toaster Oven
I had a couple of recipes and pieces of advice I wanted to share with other people who participate in these kinds of events.
- If you can pre-cook it and just heat it up there – do it. I discovered that quiches are healthy, filling, and can work for dinner OR breakfast. Here’s the recipe for the Quiche, and the recipe for the crust. The important part is to keep costs down and still make it hearty. Of course you can go with a more complex recipe for the quiche or use vegetables as opposed to ham. That’s up to you!
- Anything canned that can be heated up is awesome. I like to get canned corn, toss in butter, garlic, spices, salt and pepper and viola! I have an awesome tasty cheap veggie.
- If you can make it ahead of time AND it’s a cold dish? Double win! I’m trying out a pasta salad recipe for the first time this weekend and I’m excited about it. Namely because I can make it, leave it and serve it with no fuss.
- Remember not to have too many things to heat up otherwise you’ll be stuck with a backup in the kitchen.
- The Crock Pot. I never knew how magical this device was until I tried it for a table top gaming session some time ago. These things are genius. However it does take up an outlet for a full 6 hours. I’ll be using my BBQ Chicken recipe again for this event because it’s fast and easy.
You really can do a lot with a little and still enjoy the events of the day! Planning (and allrecipes.com) will make your life a lot easier. If you’ve got a recipe you use for these kind of events I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment in the blog to share your secrets as well!
It’s official – I bought the domain name. Now I feel like I’ve reached the “big time.”
Also good job to WordPress for reminding me every time I look at the dashboard – genius marketing there guys. Take my money, give me a real domain.
So I find myself very busy these days with video and photo shoots, LARPs, convention season, and a variety of projects, (I tend to play less video games as it warms up.) However as many of my readers are SW:TOR folks, I felt the need to pause for a moment and discuss something going on in my SW:TOR life.
I’ve not been able to play the game much of late, however I keep up on the goings on of the community because I produce a live radio show called The Nar Shadaa Lounge (Live every Tuesday at 9pm eastern). I mostly do imaging, and social media for them or hang out in IRC (It’s hosted on siradio.fm and they have an active IRC family akin to the one I had when I was on MMORadio all those many years ago.) But an interesting thing happened this weekend :
The lead talent got a warning in game for posting about his show (He does three actually, one for flashpoints, the regular one and another one). All the shows are live and intended to be interactive within the game. But this brought up some interesting points to debate. (Which we did a lot of on air as they had me on to help out on Tuesday). Where are the lines for this sort of thing? Should Bioware deter the community from advertising community events? Were does community end and spamming begin? How much is too much? I’ve done in game shows before, and really my takeaway from all this is that I think BioWare has some room to grow in terms of community engagement and dealing with the rapid fanbase of an MMO.
Either way, I love the game, and the show and I think this is an opportunity for the show to take this and turn it around into a positive. If I had the time, I think I’d find every last SW:TOR podcast and let them know about what happened if only to keep them from getting a warning as well….
Actually I may well do it anyways. It’s not about villainizing BW because those ToS are there to protect them and their CSRs from spammers and the like – it’s about helping the journalists of the community stay safe and continue to be on air.
Either way, I think it’s high time I jump back into that game this evening and play a few hours. I’m still in the low 30s with my main because of all the other stuff going on, but my love of the game, the IP and the community is strong. The force is still with me.
After 20-30 hours of work, this is a sneak peak on my recruitment project for the Cam/MES. Special thanks to Andrew and Lance for helping me on the day of shooting! If you’re a member of MES/The Cam and you’re curious what this was all about – be sure to get the latest from the General OOC list when the newsletter launches next week (I think it’s next week). This sort of content will be available from me once per quarter.