Episode 60 – Start Wreck

The guys discuss Jack Thompson, Mythic and gold farmers, Microsoft and MMOs, Bejeweled for WOW and much more.

00:00:00    Introduction
00:05:42    What We’re Playing
00:24:15    Mail Bag
00:43:44    The Week in Gaming
01:05:46    Blog-O-Steria
01:26:06    Conclusion

Obligatory show notes:


Jack Thompson Disbarred
Mythic Busts Out The Warhammer Banning Stick
More evidence that Mircosoft hates MMO’s
Play Bejeweled While You’re Bored in WoW
 Is Vault 13 Code for A Fallout MMO?  Weeee!

The Reanimator Badge
“The Reanimator” Achievement Badge Unlocked!

Long time listener Openedge1 blows up his blog and restarts it under a new name “Dichotomy of the Gamers Blogosphere.”

Learn what happens when a blogger goes over the edge (pun intended) and loses his marbles…

Various responses from the interwebs:

The Age of Commenting
Tipa salutes her new Communist overlord
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my two years of blogging, it’s that you need a thick skin.”
Openedge1 has a few choice words for some fellow bloggers
Naturally, Journeys With Jaye is the only sane blogger alive…

17 Comments to Episode 60 – Start Wreck

  1. October 2, 2008 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Ha ha. Fantastic. I want to think I was partially responsible for the blog-o-steria this week, but I really wasn’t. Good stuff all around I guess. Even though you guys can be annoying you are sometimes funny.

  2. October 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Now we are “sometimes funny.” Certainly a step in the right direction. :O

    Thanks for listening Hudson.

  3. October 2, 2008 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    See now we’re talking. I expect a new episode every day now.

    Tell Noah to quit grooming his neck beard, Jason to get off his TRS80 PC, Mark to pull the bangs out of his eyes, Jim to quit playing kick ball and get back to work!

  4. October 2, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Permalink


    Don’t expect that to happen bub. The only reason we threw those two episodes out around the same time was because we were on vacation for a week.

    An episode a day? Sheesh. I guess we can call you our #1 fanboi.

    By the way…I’ve upgraded to a x486. :P

  5. October 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I feel honored..

    But, I wish to thank Hudson, Bildo and Heartless_ for making sure that any dissenters of WAR were put on lockdown.
    If not for their diligent stalking of any comment made by any negative poster, then “Comment Communism” would not have existed across the web for that short while……
    Luckily they had just as much time to comment as I did, and this could not have happened without their help…
    (PS: It took me a total of 15 minutes to comment today…good thing I have all this time..WOOT)
    (PSS: I laughed my ass off over this episode…better work on thinning my skin eh?)


  6. October 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    As we continue to podcast, it becomes more and more obvious that Channel Massive’s relationship with bloggers is a love/hate thing. Since we started Blog-O-Steria and the Achievement System, we tend to get one of two reactions: 1.) “I’m honored, funny stuff.”; or 2.) “Fuck yourselves, you don’t know what you’re talking about!” Openedge1 is obviously in the former and it’s easy to see why — because he has a sense of humour. A person without one, wouldn’t have turned his blog into a Stalinist police state to poke fun at the blogosphere in the first place. While we will continue to do what we do regardless of which of the two reactions we get from the blogger(s) of the week, I must admit, it’s nice when people like Openedge1 can take what we do with a grain of salt and laugh. Your Channel Massive Achievement Badge package is on its way.


  7. October 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    “Channel Massive’s relationship with bloggers is a love/hate thing. Since we started Blog-O-Steria and the Achievement System, we tend to get one of two reactions: 1.) “I’m honored, funny stuff.”; or 2.) “Fuck yourselves, you don’t know what you’re talking about!””

    Hey if it wasn’t for us, you would not have a good 30 minutes of podcast time to waste!

  8. October 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm | Permalink


    You’re right. And we appreciate the blog-o-sphere’s weekly contributions to the show. It’s time well spent with our blogger friends (or enemies).

    Consider it our weekly love letter to you guys.



  9. The Nameless One's Gravatar The Nameless One
    October 2, 2008 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    i have yet to listen to this podcast but im going to throw my bit in here

    the gold spammers in WAR are annoying, we get it. we also get it that /hide works. But by hiding, you are killing the community. Cant have a community if everyone is anon, cant receive tells, etc. The fact that there are PQs and scenarios only exacerbate the fact that people arent communicating. Yell at people, calling them noobs, and bitching about AFKers isnt a community. its a daycare.

  10. October 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I used to hate bloggers until a few weeks ago when I started listening to “Shut Up! We’re Talking”. That podcast basically inspired me to start my own blog. I look forward to some day getting a badge from Channel Massive!

    x486?? wow! I wish I could afford that…. Man, the M-Team sure lives a lavished life.

    Yes, I could easy listen to Channel Massive every day. When I first found your podcast I downloaded every single episode and listened to nothing but Channel Massive for 9 hours 5 days a week until I was caught up. If that doesn’t get me at least a membership to the fanboi club I don’t know what does… lol

  11. Onigato's Gravatar Onigato
    October 3, 2008 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I think you might get a membership card if you crawl into a hole and puts the lotion on its skin, in fear of getting the hose again… ^_^

  12. Josh from Down Under's Gravatar Josh from Down Under
    October 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    “A man after my own liver”

    That line warmed my heart and gave me a tingle in my crotch =D

    Stay tuned for more content from me, assuming I can catch my liver (Which decided to run away after the show).

  13. October 3, 2008 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m still warm and fuzzy over your invention of a Channel Massive drinking game. Thanks again, Josh. Looking forward to what your diabolical brain thinks of next.

    Cheers, mate!

  14. Josh from Down Under's Gravatar Josh from Down Under
    October 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking of something like fun facts (As seen on Letterman) because I’m full of useless shit that won’t ever advance the human race, but may make you go Hmmm.


  15. Julien's Gravatar Julien
    October 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Well, uh, off the LOTRO subject :p…. Fallout 3 is not Oblivion with guns!!! How could you say that!!! *sigh* speaking of commenting on games w/ out first playing games…
    Well I often berate u guys, but i really do luv the show and ur humorous commentary..Great episode and keep em coming!

  16. blamefulgecko's Gravatar blamefulgecko
    October 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for reading my email on the old podiocast-atron! I’m really suprised that my email came out as well as it did!

    3 AM plus Jura Single Malt Scotch = Spontanious Email Fun!!!

    Anyways, Requiem: Bloodymare has really been a suprise for me. I agree with the idea that it is Dark Fantasy more than Horror. The class I’m playing now called a Soulhunter is a really unique spellcaster class. Pretty much all you nukes can be cast while running sooooo….yeah GO GO Kiting Action!

    Wish Warhammer hadn’t been as good I might actually have time for Requiem!

    You guys have a good one!

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