Thursday, July 16, 2009

Podcast Overload

When I first considered recording my own podcast at the beginning of June, the field of Eve only podcasts was very sparse. Fly Reckless was back with a new host, but the Drone Bay and Warp Drive Active were still AWOL and Titan Weekly was defunct.

Of course, as soon as I said I'll make one everybody else got in the act and now we have a surfeit of podcasts. Along with Fly Reckless:
- Warp Drive Active and The Drone Bay are back
- Podded Podcast has started up again
- Declarations of War started

So of course I enter into existential angst mode. Can Eve support yet another podcast? How can I make it different as to not repeat what others might do just as well or better than me? Should I hold off until the field thins a bit?

I pondered this as I listened to the latest Warp Drive Active podcast today. I came to the conclusion that my Broadcasts from the Ninveah podcast would bring something different as I plan to do shows that focus less on my activities or the current null sec news sound bites, but more on broad topics affecting the game with more consideration involved as to the implications. For example, Eve Online Series of Poker is as much a part of Eve as mining now, should it and other player run side games/events be integrated more into the game as Ambulation comes to fruition, or should they be left outside the confines of the game? Should the devs code some sort of stock market and regulated banking system or should it be left in the hands of the players? These are examples of topics that I think can be explored more deeply in a show that focuses less on news and "what are we doing lately"... not that there is anything wrong with that. I love hearing about how other pilots play the game and the shenanigans they get into.

So, too long/didn't read version: podcast is still a go for this fall. I'll be lining up my first guest in the late August timeframe.


  1. I'll be the token non-EVE player. :P

  2. Nobody ever mentions BOZOKast so the ex-Bozo will:

    BOZOKAST !!! http://clownpunchers/net

    They've been just as regular... alright, WAY MORE regular than the "big ones", and while the Bozos' dark humor might not be for everyone it is great fun to listen to.

  3. Replace the last slash with a dot cuz I'm a douchebag.

  4. Yeah, that kind of humour is not to my taste. Thanks for the link though.

  5. Awesome! Cant wait to hear the Podcast Kirith. You ever need a guest I will gladly come one the show and banter with ya :)

  6. I wouldn't worry about making a similar podcast to others. There are many EVE blogs, and just as players like to get different opinions and sides to the same activities I am sure they would feel the same way about listening to multiple podcasts.

    I'm glad to read you haven't been discouraged.

  7. Anonymous10:04 am

    I'd definitely look forward to another podcast. And to be honest, until I see a good steady stream of these podcast that say they're coming back, i'm taking it with a grain of salt. Drone Bay has only done one episode since they've been back…and it seems they've already taken a good break since. I love the guys but definitely sounds like they have a hard time getting together.