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Title: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 03:23:30 AM
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Episode 76: Witch Village (Ep. 344) (http://skullknight.net/podcast/Podcast76.mp3) (1h 48m)

We kick off this ep with a flood of Berserk news, from the anime to the new game and the release of Vol 38. But we spend most of our time diving into the revelations we got in 344, including the introduction of several new characters.

It takes us a while to get to the new episode talk, so if you'd like to skip around, here are some time stamps from Luizao that should help:   

  01:00 New Anime
  11:45 New Berserk Game (Berserk Musou)
  18:00 Volume 38 and Miura's new digital style
  31:00 Episode 344 discussion
  31:00 Spiritual Trees
  35:52 Elfhelm appearance
  41:20 Morda and Sub-witches
  46:36 Ged
  52:46 Ged prophecy and Puck
  54:40 Ged and the Elf King
  1:01:05 Ancient trees
  1:04:24 The purpose of the group
  1:05:55 Farnese's reaction
  1:10:24 The Blast of the Astral World/Spiritual Trees
  1:13:15 The Valley (+Hanafubuku King translation)
  1:19:02 Witch Village
  1:21:27 Schierke and her future
  1:24:10 Molda vs gravity
  1:26:00 Village demographics
  1:28:30 Ged's House
  1:30:20 Beherits in Elfhelm and SK potential
  1:35:50 How far is the group from meeting the Elf King?
  1:37:28 'Gallery of Dreams'
  1:41:07 Casca's recovery and the Beast of Darkness

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Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Skeleton on June 27, 2016, 12:11:50 PM
I really miss Griffith. He hasn't been on the forum in a while and isn't on the podcasts anymore. Does anyone in the inner circle know if he's ok?
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 12:51:11 PM
He just kinda disappeared from the Berserk world.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Skeleton on June 27, 2016, 12:57:11 PM
I sincerely appreciate the reply. That's a real shame to hear.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: IncantatioN on June 27, 2016, 02:49:51 PM
^ ditto, I miss his posts. Hope he's doing good.

Thanks for another great podcast. I'd written down notes but I'm not carrying them on me. A friend introduced me to the idea of keeping a bullet journal and as my first entry, I started to jot down observations or questions instead of what a bullet journal's main function (tasks/reminder log)!
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Slime_Beherit on June 27, 2016, 03:53:15 PM
I think Schierke will bring up that the Moon Child being sent by the Fairy King, to which he will refute any involvement, and then transition to a scene of Griffiths aerial/aquatic troops making their way to Skellig.

Great show as always.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Feeblecursedone on June 27, 2016, 05:09:13 PM
New to the podcast, the american guy is you Walter, right? I assume the one with accent is Aaz and I have no idea who the female is. Also, yes, the highlight are definitely Morda's boobs. There hasn't been a lot of females in Berserk with big boobs now that i think about it. Aside for Slans, i dont think there's actually any.... And Morda now.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Grail on June 27, 2016, 05:11:54 PM
Thanks again for having me on, fellas! A pleasure to chat about all the goings-on this week.

I have to echo the sentiment that Griffith is very missed! I have a feeling that once he's back, he'll have a lot of great observations and quips to make about all the latest developments in the story. I always look forward to his commentary.

New to the podcast, the american guy is you Walter, right? I assume the one with accent is Aaz and I have no idea who the female is. Also, yes, the highlight are definitely Morda's boobs. There hasn't been a lot of females in Berserk with big boobs now that i think about it. Aside for Slans, i dont think there's actually any.... And Morda now.
:ganishka: Now this guy's got priorities!
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 05:13:17 PM
New to the podcast, the american guy is you Walter, right? I assume the one with accent is Aaz and I have no idea who the female is.

I don't introduce myself, because I host every episode (and post them). But Grail and Aazealh's names are said at the very beginning, right before they both say "Hi" so that you can know their voices.

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Also, yes, the highlight are definitely Morda's boobs. There hasn't been a lot of females in Berserk with big boobs now that i think about it. Aside for Slans, i dont think there's actually any.... And Morda now.

Yes, we definitely didn't have enough boob discussion.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Feeblecursedone on June 27, 2016, 05:15:45 PM
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. But Grail and Aazealh's names are said at the very beginning, right before they both say "Hi" so that you can know their voices.

Alright, will remember. Not that i felt like listening to the entire thing  :ganishka:


Thanks again for having me on, fellas! A pleasure to chat about all the goings-on this week.

I have to echo the sentiment that Griffith is very missed! I have a feeling that once he's back, he'll have a lot of great observations and quips to make about all the latest developments in the story. I always look forward to his commentary.
 :ganishka: Now this guy's got priorities!

Big priorities  :iva:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 05:33:59 PM
Not that i felt like listening to the entire thing  :ganishka:

Or listen to it at all? Seems like you skipped the intro, then were confused about who was speaking, went straight for the episode talk, and peaced out after the 30 seconds of boob talk. That sequence of events may have affected your enjoyment of our high quality podcast recording.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Griffith on June 27, 2016, 05:37:19 PM
He just kinda disappeared from the Berserk world.

Hey! I mean, HEY THERE! :guts: :schnoz:

That's a real shame to hear.

You're telling me! :ganishka:

Sorry I haven't been around much, I just needed to prioritize some "IRL" stuff, which naturally, at least if you're me, leads to breakdowns elsewhere. Still, Wally and Aaz dedicate so much of their own valuable time, effort and resources to keeping this place lively that this hardly seems worth noting, but thanks to those that are. Anyway, still following Berserk, the board and the pod and enjoy talking to my friends here on and off it (I liked that part most of all in case anyone thought it was the re-reads, shhhhh don't tell =).

Yes, we definitely didn't have enough boob discussion.

I knew you'd miss me! Fortunately, it looks like Feeble-curse-done is ready to step in and pick up the slack.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 05:51:19 PM
Sorry I haven't been around much, I just needed to prioritize some "IRL" stuff, which naturally, at least if you're me, leads to breakdowns elsewhere. Still, Wally and Aaz dedicate so much of their own valuable time, effort and resources to keeping this place lively that this hardly seems worth noting, but thanks to those that are. Anyway, still following Berserk, the board and the pod and enjoy talking to my friends here on and off it

Glad to know you're still checking things from time to time! I thought maybe you had done what we'd often joked about: Step away from Berserk for a few years, then come back and plow through a volume or two in sequence, instead of the trickle we currently get (while simultaneously coming to your own fresh conclusions about events instead of the general consensus that evolves from episodic discussions and the podcasts). While that continues to be tempting, I just don't think I'd be able to stop myself from wanting to know every morsel of Berserk information as soon as it's known particularly with where we are in the series.

Hi, I'm Walter, and I've been addicted to Berserk since 1999. That's the first step, right?  :void:

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(I liked that part most of all in case anyone thought it was the re-reads, shhhhh don't tell =).

Re-reads are tough, time-consuming, and never as entertaining or breezy to record as new episode discussions no doubt about it. But this train won't stop. People seem to really like them, and at this point, I'm committed to catching up to the releases.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Feeblecursedone on June 27, 2016, 05:53:31 PM
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Hi I'm Walter and I've been addicted to Berserk since 1999

Gee, how old are you? I didnt even know Berserk existed until like ... 2007?  :farnese:

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Fortunately, it looks like Feeble-curse-done is ready to step in and pick up the slack.

Count me in when boobs are involved. Big, small, medium, round, hanging, i dont discriminate at all.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: m on June 27, 2016, 07:37:28 PM
Re-reads are tough, time-consuming, and never as entertaining or breezy to record as new episode discussions no doubt about it.

I've personally found the re-reads no less entertaining than any other podcast you guys have made, but I'm sure you'd manage to make an episode where you only read the phone book entertaining.  :serpico: More than that, I find the re-reads quite valuable, as I always come away with something new when listening to them.

But this train won't stop. People seem to really like them, and at this point, I'm committed to catching up to the releases.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is grateful for all the time and effort you have put and will continue to put on this project. Thank you and keep them coming!  :daiba:

On a different note, it was really good to hear from Griffith again; as others have said, he's been missed.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on June 27, 2016, 07:43:35 PM
Also, yes, the highlight are definitely Morda's boobs. There hasn't been a lot of females in Berserk with big boobs now that i think about it. Aside for Slans, i dont think there's actually any.... And Morda now.

... :schierke:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: ApostleBob on June 27, 2016, 07:56:28 PM
Thanks for this guys. Really great breakdown. 

Something you guys mentioned about the 'Gallery of Dreams' made me speculate on what we might see. We'll almost certainly see a series of Casca's memories, including the Eclipse, and her previous time with the Falcons.  Do you think we might get a montage of memories we haven't seen before from the Golden Age, similar to how we recently had Guts boyhood arc. This could be done to re-frame the way we look at some characters such as herself, Guts, and Griffith? It seems like there's some opportunities to use this beyond simply curing her.

Also do you think Farnese might try and sabotage the ritual so that things remain the same so that she 'has a chance' with Guts?
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on June 27, 2016, 08:03:52 PM
Do you think we might get a montage of memories we haven't seen before from the Golden Age, similar to how we recently had Guts boyhood arc. This could be done to re-frame the way we look at some characters such as herself, Guts, and Griffith? It seems like there's some opportunities to use this beyond simply curing her.

There's no "boyhood arc". Just three episodes featuring a flashback. Anyway, we might see some things we hadn't seen before, but nothing as expansive as what Miura did with Guts I think. There is enough material we already know about to deal with, and maybe that will be shown in a new light in the process.

Also do you think Farnese might try and sabotage the ritual so that things remain the same so that she 'has a chance' with Guts?

No way.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2016, 08:06:46 PM
Do you think we might get a montage of memories we haven't seen before from the Golden Age, similar to how we recently had Guts boyhood arc.

There's really no telling, but I expect these to be glimpses of past events not necessarily full-on sequences. And in that respect, these memories could be from scenes we haven't necessarily seen before, similar to how Miura has chosen to show the Falcons in recent (and previous) scenes of memories. But at the same time, I expect we'll also be getting first-person perspective views of the big moments that we are familiar with.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Grail on June 27, 2016, 08:43:19 PM
Do you think we might get a montage of memories we haven't seen before from the Golden Age, similar to how we recently had Guts boyhood arc. This could be done to re-frame the way we look at some characters such as herself, Guts, and Griffith?

I really hope so! Like Walter and Aaz said, I can't picture us getting us anything expansive, but a tidbit here or there in the form of images would be great.

Also do you think Farnese might try and sabotage the ritual so that things remain the same so that she 'has a chance' with Guts?

I think the thing to keep in mind here is Farnese's unwavering dedication to her friends, especially Casca and Guts. Something petty like sabotaging the ritual might not be above the likes of old Farnese, but I think new Farnese is a pretty stand-up gal!  :slan:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Theozilla on June 27, 2016, 09:57:33 PM
I think the thing to keep in mind here is Farnese's unwavering dedication to her friends, especially Casca and Guts. Something petty like sabotaging the ritual might not be above the likes of old Farnese, but I think new Farnese is a pretty stand-up gal!  :slan:
Agreed, while Farnese definitely has a lot of anxiety to process though about the (almost guaranteed) upcoming change in the group relationship dynamics, Farnese I think has shown, despite her budding feelings for Guts and bubblings of jealously/slight resentment towards Casca that she still very much cares for both Guts AND Casca (and the rest of the group) and recognizes the unfairness and tragedy of Casca's state (even if she doesn't know the explicit details of how Casca got in that state). I think it would be very unlikely and arguably out of character for Farnese to deliberately try to sabotage/prevent Casca from being mentally healed.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 27, 2016, 10:13:27 PM
Thx for using my "yoda/Mr Miagi" reference for Ged. I might not have been credited for it but it was reply #2 in the episode thread.  :slan:

(And I'm not serious saying that, though I did say it.)  :ganishka:

Good podcast guys. I'm off to finish it now.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Skeleton on June 28, 2016, 12:08:52 AM
You're telling me! :ganishka:

Sorry I haven't been around much, I just needed to prioritize some "IRL" stuff, which naturally, at least if you're me, leads to breakdowns elsewhere. Still, Wally and Aaz dedicate so much of their own valuable time, effort and resources to keeping this place lively that this hardly seems worth noting, but thanks to those that are. Anyway, still following Berserk, the board and the pod and enjoy talking to my friends here on and off it (I liked that part most of all in case anyone thought it was the re-reads, shhhhh don't tell =).

Griffith!  It's great to see you around here again, my friend!  Meatspace issues definitely trump cyberspace issues (and I hope that stuff ends with the best possible outcome), but you're sincerely missed.  The world's a lot darker without this sense of humor:

I knew you'd miss me! Fortunately, it looks like Feeble-curse-done is ready to step in and pick up the slack.

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Slime_Beherit on June 28, 2016, 03:53:30 AM
Anyone got the name of the song at the end of the podcast? That be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 28, 2016, 04:08:15 AM
Anyone got the name of the song at the end of the podcast? That be appreciated :)

Niwashi King. Got the idea from Resonance. (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=15022.msg241085#msg241085)
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: luizao on June 28, 2016, 11:01:22 AM
Good job guys, I'm sorry to hear about Griffith I hope he is ok  :griffnotevil:, at least we have Grail she did it great :).

Regarding the anime I share everyone's opinion about CGI and the disappointment of the predictable short Black Swordsman and Lost Children skipping all the linking points with the Birth Festival. But after all I'm curious like Walter and even a little hyped.

About the Farnese topic: I've been wondering, as Grail pointed out, that all the Farnese staring at Guts thing might lead us to something. A lot of people has mentioned a possible approach to Roderick with Casca's recovery, but I still think Miura will do something with Farnese-Guts (not necessarily romantic or sabotage).

Another topic that bothers me is Serpico, as you have mentioned in previous podcasts his development as a character has completely stopped and not having currently any kind of story going on regarding him worries me. He is interested in the wind elementals so he might learn something during all this process.

About the 'Gallery of Dreams', I know is early but I agree it feels like is some kind of mental quest through Casca's memories and I also think she might be guided by the Elf King or Guts as Aaz said.

I think it would be helpful if you detail a little more the timestamps of the episode discussion to have a quick access to the information. I struggle with English sometimes so I think this will be helpful to people who relisten the podcasts. I don't mind doing it do you think this would be a good idea?
Something like this:
01:00 New Anime
11:45 New Berserk Game (Berserk Musou)
18:00 Volume 38 and Miura's new digital style
31:00 Episode 344 discussion
  31:00 Spirutual Trees
  35:52 Elfhelm appearance
  41:20 Morda and Subwitches
  46:36 Ged
  52:46 Ged prophecy and Puck
  54:40 Ged and the Elf King
  1:01:05 Ancient Trees
  1:04:24 The purpose of the group
  1:05:55 Farnese
  1:10:24 The Blast of the Astral World/Spirtual Trees
  1:13:15 The Valley (+Hanafubuku King mistranslation)
  1:19:02 Witch Village
  1:21:27 Schierke
  1:24:10 Molda vs gravity
  1:26:00 Age gap theories
  1:28:30 Ged's House
  1:30:20 Beherits in Elfhelm and SK
  1:35:50 How far is the group to meet the Elf King?
  1:37:28 'Gallery of Dreams'
  1:41:07 Casca's possible recovery and Beast of Darkness
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 28, 2016, 03:45:40 PM
I still think Miura will do something with Farnese-Guts (not necessarily romantic or sabotage).

Not sure exactly what you mean, but yeah, I'm sure Miura will continue developing her character, and Guts is a big part of her life.

I think a large chunk of her character arc is about overcoming her dependency issues. Her father ignored her, and her reliance on her father's attention is what caused her to have that outburst that burned down the house, and led her to become fascinated by flames. Her reliance on the church to subdue her dark desires wasn't healthy either. And now she looks to Guts as a kind of spiritual advisor, while harboring doomed hopes of love.

I feel like her desire to become proficient with magic, and to understand the greater world, is her path to growing out of those dependency habits, and to become self-reliant.  But to fully achieve that, she's of course going to have to overcome/deal with these feelings she has for Guts.


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Another topic that bothers me is Serpico, as you have mentioned in previous podcasts his development as a character has completely stopped and not having currently any kind of story going on regarding him worries me. He is interested in the wind elementals so he might learn something during all this process.

While it seems to be the case, I'm sure Miura hasn't forgotten about Serpico. He'll have something going on in Elfhelm, I've got no doubts.

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I think it would be helpful if you detail a little more the timestamps of the episode discussion to have a quick access to the information. I struggle with English sometimes so I think this will be helpful to people who relisten the podcasts. I don't mind doing it do you think this would be a good idea?
Something like this:

If you're willing to do that, then that'd be great. I'll add it to the first post of the thread whenever you do. Thanks!
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on June 28, 2016, 05:22:41 PM
Good job guys, I'm sorry to hear about Griffith I hope he is ok  :griffnotevil:

He actually posted in this thread.

Regarding the anime I share everyone's opinion about CGI and the disappointment of the predictable short Black Swordsman and Lost Children skipping all the linking points with the Birth Festival.

It's beyond short at this point, it's barely a preview of those two segments of the story.

I still think Miura will do something with Farnese-Guts (not necessarily romantic or sabotage

That seems obvious to me. Like Walter said, it's not like Guts will stop being important to Farnese. Or any other member of his group for that matter. In fact, all those relationships will be tested and reinforced on Skellig, as they've reached the end of a journey and will each have to decide what happens with the next one.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Griffith on June 28, 2016, 09:08:11 PM
I think I need to do an unsightly and self-involved quote post just to prove that it's really me and I'm ok. :griffnotevil:

Glad to know you're still checking things from time to time! I thought maybe you had done what we'd often joked about: Step away from Berserk for a few years, then come back and plow through a volume or two in sequence

That's what I was doing, but when I came back only the next episode had been released! *ba-dum ching*

instead of the trickle we currently get (while simultaneously coming to your own fresh conclusions about events instead of the general consensus that evolves from episodic discussions and the podcasts). While that continues to be tempting, I just don't think I'd be able to stop myself from wanting to know every morsel of Berserk information as soon as it's known particularly with where we are in the series.

It is tempting, particularly when there's such a large drought in actual Miura goodness that the well of what can be considered "current" discussion starts running dry. At a certain point, you just wanna see what happens next. Also, most of the news and info about the new anime series made me want to go away for a different reason. :sad:

Hi, I'm Walter, and I've been addicted to Berserk since 1999. That's the first step, right?  :void:
Gee, how old are you? I didnt even know Berserk existed until like ... 2007?  :farnese:

Kid, the real #1 Berserk fan was following the series since 1995! He must be like 25 or something. :isidro:

Griffith!  It's great to see you around here again, my friend!  Meatspace issues definitely trump cyberspace issues (and I hope that stuff ends with the best possible outcome), but you're sincerely missed.  The world's a lot darker without this sense of humor:

Where there's a vacuum in bathroom humor, I'll be there! BTW, I appreciated that old quote in your signature. Maybe I should strive to be a capital A Internet Asshole again. It comes much more naturally than pretending to be a level-headed non-maniac.

I'm sorry to hear about Griffith I hope he is ok

Guys, I'm fine, this is embarrassing, I was posting normally as recently as last month for christsakes...

He actually posted in this thread.

Though, to be fair, my online presence doesn't necessarily mean I'm ok in the traditional meaning:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Vldx8ylfFIGw8/giphy.gif)


See, this couldn't be more me even if it was a pastiche effortlessly written by Aaz to throw you off the scent...

...

-Griffth...?
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on June 28, 2016, 09:29:18 PM
See, this couldn't be more me even if it was a pastiche effortlessly written by Aaz to throw you off the scent...

I don't think I get the credit I deserve for impersonating every single member of this forum all by myself. One day, all these years of work will be worth it.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Griffith on June 28, 2016, 11:05:34 PM
Until it's revealed that Berserk, Skullknight.net, you and all of us are just figments of the imgination of an autistic child named Kentarou Miura.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 29, 2016, 12:38:23 AM
So it's true... I'm not... Real?

By the way, did I get you guys right, that the ps3 version of the game won't be release in America? Or it was just me misunderstanding that part? It would suck for I don't have a ps4 and it'd the third berserk game that I can't get my hands on.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: ryOtoha on June 29, 2016, 04:45:11 PM
Very awesome packed podcast. And i agree with Aaz, looking at Ged i also think about Dōko the Libra Gold Saint (http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/saintseiya/images/f/f3/Libra_dohko_at_old_age.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130104211910).
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 29, 2016, 04:54:22 PM
By the way, did I get you guys right, that the ps3 version of the game won't be release in America? Or it was just me misunderstanding that part? It would suck for I don't have a ps4 and it'd the third berserk game that I can't get my hands on.

Not sure about PS3. But do you have a decent PC?

Very awesome packed podcast. And i agree with Aaz, looking at Ged i also think about Dōko the Libra Gold Saint (http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/saintseiya/images/f/f3/Libra_dohko_at_old_age.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130104211910).

Awesome! Thanks for the link, I wasn't sure who Aaz meant since I'm only nominally familiar with Saint Seiya.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on June 29, 2016, 05:24:05 PM
By the way, did I get you guys right, that the ps3 version of the game won't be release in America?

That is correct.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 29, 2016, 06:18:41 PM
That is correct.

Damn it! I'm sad once again. Thx though, I wasn't sure I understood right.

Not sure about PS3. But do you have a decent PC?

Sadly no, it's about to implode if I don't do anything about it. But I'm supposed to customize a new one at some point this year. Oh well, might be time for a new Platform upgrade. I got the same disappointment with Mortal Kombat X where it was supposed to come out on ps3 and then the decided not to..
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 29, 2016, 06:27:18 PM
Sadly no, it's about to implode if I don't do anything about it. But I'm supposed to customize a new one at some point this year. Oh well, might be time for a new Platform upgrade. I got the same disappointment with Mortal Kombat X where it was supposed to come out on ps3 and then the decided not to..

Should look into this once it's available: http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/29/amd-releases-200-radeon-rx-480-graphics-cards-for-cheaper-vr-gaming-rigs/
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 29, 2016, 06:35:22 PM
Should look into this once it's available: http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/29/amd-releases-200-radeon-rx-480-graphics-cards-for-cheaper-vr-gaming-rigs/

Thank you! I'm no good with computers on that aspect (my girlfriend has more experience then me) But I'll show it to her. I will get my hands on that game, even if I have to sacrifice someone!  :slan:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: ryOtoha on June 29, 2016, 06:50:54 PM
I wasn't sure who Aaz meant since I'm only nominally familiar with Saint Seiya.

In the last arc of Saint seiya we learned (it's actually more a confirmation) that this century old master was in fact a disguise for Dōko the legendary badass warrior (http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/saintseiya/images/7/79/Libra_Dohko_2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130712024045)

So yeah :ganishka:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: IncantatioN on June 29, 2016, 08:08:34 PM
I'm in the same boat as you jackson_hurley. PS3 owner, only difference that I currently use a VAIO (laptop) I bought in 2009 that's on it's last legs :sad:.

Is this spec decent enough to run the game Walter? Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.66 GHz), 6 GB Memory, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 29, 2016, 08:35:35 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.66 GHz), 6 GB Memory, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.

Just that part is making me scratch my head. This shows you how much I'm good at with computers. I know how to use one but not the specs. hehe
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on June 29, 2016, 10:10:00 PM
I'm in the same boat as you jackson_hurley. PS3 owner, only difference that I currently use a VAIO (laptop) I bought in 2009 that's on it's last legs :sad:.

Is this spec decent enough to run the game Walter? Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.66 GHz), 6 GB Memory, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.

At a glance I'd say no.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Kobratelefon on July 05, 2016, 01:20:12 PM
Hey guys, great episode as usual. Really liked that you talked about the game. And i agree that how they implement the apostles and their transformations will be key to how good the game is gonna be. Also wondering if you guys are going to  make a podcast for the first anime episode? I guess it might be to little content to discuss for an entire podcast.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on July 05, 2016, 01:23:55 PM
Hey Kobratelefon,

Also wondering if you guys are going to  make a podcast for the first anime episode? I guess it might be to little content to discuss for an entire podcast.

We already did. :slan: (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=15036.0)
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Kobratelefon on July 05, 2016, 01:36:25 PM
Hey Kobratelefon,

We already did. :slan: (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=15036.0)

Ooh interesting  :carcus: Dont know how i missed that but i'll check it out. Cant wait to hear what you guys have to say about this one  :ubik:
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: GiantSword Mufasa on July 06, 2016, 11:24:52 AM
As always great show guys, and lady! Had a very long drive and the company was very welcome!
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Oburi on July 07, 2016, 02:00:02 PM
I'm sure it's been discussed before but I wonder exactly how useful the Beherits are now in the new world. Are they still being used and functioning as they were before? Are new apostles still needed? If not, what function do they have now? Is it just a paperweight?
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on July 07, 2016, 02:34:56 PM
I'm sure it's been discussed before but I wonder exactly how useful the Beherits are now in the new world. Are they still being used and functioning as they were before? Are new apostles still needed? If not, what function do they have now? Is it just a paperweight?

Big question(s) right there. I think it's too early to tell.

The first question is how would a beherit work right now, since the God Hand in its entirety has been brought into the world with the advent of Fantasia? Where would the ceremony take place? Second, like you said, are new apostles even needed, and if so, are beherits the preferred method? One could imagine an industrial pseudo-apostle factory in Falconia where "volunteers" would receive "holy power" to better fight for the Falcon. I think we'll probably get those answers eventually, we just need to be patient.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on July 07, 2016, 03:03:12 PM
I'm sure it's been discussed before but I wonder exactly how useful the Beherits are now in the new world. Are they still being used and functioning as they were before? Are new apostles still needed? If not, what function do they have now? Is it just a paperweight?

I don't think anyone will be able to give you an informed answer on that question right now. Maybe we'll know more about the state of the world in a bit.

A related but larger-scale lingering question for me is whether or not the merging of the worlds was the endgame for Causality and the behind-the-scenes manipulations that led to the big world-wide change. We saw the extent to which the God Hand's planning had led to the change -- from the Kushan invasion to the Pontiff's vision, and of course Charlotte's rescue and subsequent vindication of Griffith's position as the country's savior. All of these things were cashed in with the merging. Maybe that's all that was needed, and now that the God Hand are presumably in the world, they no longer have to work in the secretive, shadowy way they did previously. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Delta Phi on July 07, 2016, 03:24:27 PM
One could imagine an industrial pseudo-apostle factory in Falconia where "volunteers" would receive "holy power" to better fight for the Falcon.

Very cool notion right there. If/when Guts and Co. return to Midland, we could see the return of the misplaced idea that Guts is the Falcon of Darkness (which would be interesting to see Farnese on the opposite side of where she started!), and the citizens of Falconia might take up arms in such a way for (another) holy war.

That said, I've always imagined the fall of Falconia being due to a more secretive resistance as opposed to another large scale campaign.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Feeblecursedone on July 07, 2016, 03:38:36 PM
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A related but larger-scale lingering question for me is whether or not the merging of the worlds was the endgame for Causality and the behind-the-scenes manipulations that led to the big world-wide change

Wouldn't that render IOE obsolete?

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The first question is how would a beherit work right now, since the God Hand in its entirety has been brought into the world with the advent of Fantasia? Where would the ceremony take place? Second, like you said, are new apostles even needed, and if so, are beherits the preferred method? One could imagine an industrial pseudo-apostle factory in Falconia where "volunteers" would receive "holy power" to better fight for the Falcon. I think we'll probably get those answers eventually, we just need to be patient.

So like a direct " bestowement " without the need of strong emotions and sacrifice? That's a cool idea.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on July 07, 2016, 03:46:12 PM
That said, I've always imagined the fall of Falconia being due to a more secretive resistance as opposed to another large scale campaign.

I think it's only natural if both things occur. Certain people in Falconia should be able to cast off their "sheep" mentality by the end, recognize their predicament and seize their own destinies. If it's only Guts who delivers that future to them, then I don't think it would be quite as powerful.

Wouldn't that render IOE obsolete?

We don't know the role of the IoE in the current world, so I'm not making accommodations for it.

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So like a direct " bestowement " without the need of strong emotions and sacrifice? That's a cool idea.

Aazealh is referring to turning humans volunteering to be turned into pseudo-apostles like Zondark, Rochine's guardians, Mozgus, etc. etc.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Delta Phi on July 07, 2016, 03:55:22 PM
I think it's only natural if both things occur. Certain people in Falconia should be able to cast off their "sheep" mentality by the end, recognize their predicament and seize their own destinies. If it's only Guts who delivers that future to them, then I don't think it would be quite as powerful.

Ah yes, that's a good point.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on July 07, 2016, 04:11:33 PM
So like a direct " bestowement " without the need of strong emotions and sacrifice? That's a cool idea.

They wouldn't be "real" apostles though, as Walter pointed out. I just think it'd be interesting if Griffith took advantage of those apostles whose abilities naturally facilitate that. The old, sick and maimed could be offered a "second chance" and it would bolster Falconia's forces.

We don't know the role of the IoE in the current world, so I'm not making accommodations for it.

Somehow I don't think the Idea of Evil has schemed itself into powerlessness. But Fantasia definitely might have made It and the God Hand more attainable than they used to be. A double-edged strategy that may work in Guts' favor in the end.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Androyd on July 17, 2016, 06:24:36 PM
Do you guys anticipate continued reread podcasts now that new episodes are being released?
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Walter on July 17, 2016, 07:09:52 PM
Do you guys anticipate continued reread podcasts now that new episodes are being released?

The schedule for recording right now is once per month. We've tried doing more, but it becomes a problem for our personal lives. And since new episodes take precedent, we probably won't be doing another re-read podcast until after this batch of episodes is complete.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Arvin on July 22, 2016, 08:48:19 PM
Always a pleasure listening to the podcast.
And oh, Aazealh, regarding Ged's design, the guy you were thinking about when mentioning Saint Seiya was the Libra gold saint (the master at the Rozan Five Peaks and Shiryu's master) Dohko. The one who fixes the armor/cloths is actually the Aries gold saint, Mu, but they are often related in the story (plus, it's the libra cloth that has a bunch of other armor/weapon pieces) so I could see where you might have mixed them.   :ganishka: :serpico:

This picture kind of embodies the design for me (the 2nd one from right being the SS guy Aaz was talking about):

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-njWxFQPvbIQ/VnZUE4IdivI/AAAAAAAAAKE/0V66smvYYSg/w426-h379/15%2B-%2B1)

Having also watched the old D&D animated series, I couldn't help but remember the Dungeon Master when seeing Ged (1st from the right). Needless to say, I also enjoyed the design choice and have so far been appreciating the character in our stay at the island. It feels very suiting to the character and place.
Title: Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
Post by: Aazealh on July 23, 2016, 07:49:22 AM
And oh, Aazealh, regarding Ged's design, the guy you were thinking about when mentioning Saint Seiya was the Libra gold saint (the master at the Rozan Five Peaks and Shiryu's master) Dohko. The one who fixes the armor/cloths is actually the Aries gold saint, Mu, but they are often related in the story (plus, it's the libra cloth that has a bunch of other armor/weapon pieces) so I could see where you might have mixed them.   :ganishka: :serpico:

Yeah I haven't watched Saint Seiya in over 25 years and I don't know their names in English, but I figured people would get who I meant. Thanks for posting those details though, I didn't even bother looking it up myself afterwards. :ganishka: