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Game Session: Star Wars LCG

25th August

Game Sessions returns. Zach and former MER host Evan Lewis sit down and relearn how to play FFG’s hit game Star Wars: The Card Game.



Game Sessions: Star Wars LCG

14th May

Zach and Christian play a game of Star Wars: LCG from Fantasy Flight.



XP – SimCity Challenge

14th May

Zach, Brooks and Christian set out to see who can build the best self-sustaining city in EA’s popular SimCity game. This content was originally made for a different website however future episodes will be made specifically for Mos Eisley Radio.



New 1313 Trailer

14th August

There’s a finally some new footage for Star Wars: 1313. Take a look at this newest trailer, courtesy of IGN.

For the most part, this is just a minute and a half of footage that we’ve already seen, only re-cut. There are little bits of new footage interspersed throughout the video, most notably the wide shot of the actual level 1313 of Coruscant. I cannot wait to explore this place!

Still, this trailer really bothers me for the same reason that most Hollywood trailers annoy me these days. Too many jump-cuts, the “robot fart” sound effect that seems to be a prerequisite to all trailers these days, and the fade to black before a big action sequence. It’s like there’s only one guy in the world making every action/sci-fi movie trailer, and now he’s invaded the gaming world too.


The Chevin Are Coming!

13th August

We just received an email from Bioware that seems to be teasing the upcoming world event: The Grand Acquisitions Race. Watch the video below to see for yourself.


AlanShotFirst :: ep47 :: species and class shakeup

11th April

What a crazy week it has been! Are you as excited about Game Update 1.2 as I am?! This week I ask: What new species and class combo are you looking forward to the most? Join the conversation! Link below.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep47

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep46 :: walking the line

2nd April

I’m back after a short break! You ready to dive into one of the most controversial topics from the Guild Summit? Will the new legacy system pull people across the faction line and tear guilds apart? You tell me in the forums! Link below.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep46

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep45 :: the guild summit!

7th March

Come tag along as I show you some behind the scenes footage of the SWTOR Guild Summit!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep45

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep44 :: backyard expectations

28th February

Just contemplating the meaning of life while I sit in the backyard one morning…oh and talking about the upcoming Guild Summit in Austin! Give the video a look and let me know what you expect.

Guild Summit Press Release: Press Release

MERCguild twitter feed: MERCguild

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep44

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep43 :: other games exist?

20th February

I am a one game man. I don’t two time my MMOs with other games, genres or hobbies. Perhaps you do because you believe variety is the spice of life! Jump into the convo and let us know what other games you are playing besides SWTOR.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep43

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep42 :: 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3?

13th February

The opinions surrounding Star Wars and the movies that are the basis for George Lucas’ success are as abundant as the grains of sand on the beach. In this week’s episode we explore the cinematic journey of Mr. Lucas and how we love and hate him for it.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep42

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep41 :: the companion conundrum

6th February

A tough topic to discuss this week. Love them or hate them, companions are here to stay in SWTOR. What do you think of companions as a whole? Useful or useless?

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep41

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep40 :: what’s missing?

30th January

SWTOR has been out for about a month and a half. Simple topic for the week: What’s missing? I want to hear from YOU! Join in on the conversation!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep40

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep39 :: heart to heart

16th January

Let’s have a heart to heart. No, seriously, what are you getting out of our relationship? I know…it’s not you, it’s me right?! LOL!!

Let’s ALL join in a discussion about what topics we would like to see discussed!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep39

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep38 :: class regrets AND girls

10th January

This week we look at your class choice, or more specifically did you make the right choice? Also, a few friends of mine make an appearance on the show.

Thanks to Jordan (@Psyno86) for this week’s topic.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep38

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep37 :: story story story

3rd January

If we heard it once, we heard it a thousand times…when asked what makes SWTOR unique, BioWare employees said, “Story, story, story!” So what do you think of the “story” so far? Watch this week’s episode and join us as we discuss it!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep37

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep36 :: SWTOR surprises

27th December

Just like a surprise under the Christmas tree, what surprises have you unwrapped in SWTOR? Maybe you opened a gift that you hated, or perhaps you were pleasantly surprised by a present you never knew you wanted. Join the conversation and let us know!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep36

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep35 :: death of the midnight release?

20th December

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of the midnight release? Digital downloads, early access, and grace periods…are they destroying the PC midnight fun?

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep35

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep34 :: flock of SWTOR

12th December

Super excited about MANY things! The Mos Eisley Radio Network, Early Access and Seagulls!? Seagulls?! Just watch.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep34

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep33 :: the race race

12th December

This week we talk about the end of testing and what race your first character will be and why. Thanks to Sunny, from Sunny’s Diner for this week’s topic!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep33

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep32 :: the patch pregunta

12th December

With the assumption that most people have had access to testing over the last few weeks, we begin a discussion about what we would like in the way of patches in the future! So fire up your flux capacitor and join us as we speculate!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep32

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep31 :: SWAT crashes ASF!

12th December

Why in the world did the Houston SWAT team show up while I was filming?! Did they think the NDA was still in force? Oh, and we have a winner for my latest game giveaway!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep31

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep30 :: Revan and Summit Swag

12th December

In this week’s episode we talk about today’s release of the Revan novel and I show you some Fan Site Summit swag that could be yours!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep30

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep29 :: Fan Site Summit #2

12th December

In this SPECIAL episode I take you along with me as I attend the second Fan Site Summit at BioWare Austin. Come along for the ride!

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep29

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


AlanShotFirst :: ep28 :: BIG NEWS!

12th December

Since it’s past 9am CST on Monday, October 31 I get to announce my BIG NEWS! Also, I announce the winner of my latest giveaway.

Link to this conversation thread in the MER forums: ASF ep28

To see previous episodes, head over to: alanshotfirst.com

Music courtesy of El Ten Eleven
Song Title: My Only Swerving


Open Bounty E10: Flashpoints

19th November

Open Bounty E10: Flashpoints from Zach Brown on Vimeo.

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A few weeks ago we were able to attend the second fansite summit in Austin Texas for SWTOR. During this time Zach and Alan had a moment at the end of the day to talk about what they got to play that weekend. This video contains a lot of gameplay footage from the level 50 flashpoint, Directive 7.

Open Bounty is a documentary style video podcast about the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic by Bioware. Each episode contains various 8 bit artists as background music. If you have any 8 bit recommendations please email them to us at moseisleyradio [at] gmail [dot] com.

Music in this episode
Mr. Spastic
Disasterpeace

Discuss this episode on the FORUMS


Open Bounty 009: Pax Prime

1st September

Open Bounty 009: Pax Prime from Zach Brown on Vimeo.

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MER takes a trip out to Seattle to see what all the talk is about when Pax Prime comes to town. Needless to say, we were impressed and had a great time. We also were able to interview James Ohlen from Bioware while out there.

Open Bounty Is a documentary style video podcast about the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic by Bioware. Each episode contains various 8 bit artists as background music. If you have any 8 bit recommendations please email them to us at moseisleyradio [at] gmail [dot] com.

Music in this episode
SMILETRON

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Open Bounty 008: Bounty Hunter

24th June

Open Bounty 008: Bounty Hunter from Zach Brown on Vimeo.

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Evan Lewis joins Zach this week for his first venture into Open Bounty. In this episode we take a look at Bounty Hunters and try to figure out what makes them so popularl. We also break down the play styles and class story of the Bounty Hunter as well.

Open Bounty Is a documentary style video podcast about the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic by Bioware. Each episode contains various 8 bit artists as background music. If you have any 8 bit recommendations please email them to us at moseisleyradio [at] gmail [dot] com.

Music in this episode
Mr. Spastic
Disasterpeace
Animal Style

Discuss this episode on the FORUMS


Open Bounty 007: SWTOUR

21st May

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Last month we traveled to Austin, Texas to participate in #SWTOUR at Bioware’s studio. During this time we were able to catch up with Damion Schubert and have a chat with him. In this episode we hit on companion characters, crafting and much more.
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Podcasting In Basic 2: Pro Tools

6th May

Podcasting In Basic 2 from Zach Brown on Vimeo.

Welcome to our second installment of Podcasting In Basic. In this episode, Zach gives us a quick rundown on how to get started with ProTools and what kind of equipment you need to turn your podcasting dreams into reality. Hopefully, this quick tutorial will give enough instruction and inspiration to go check out ProTools for yourself.


Open Bounty 006: Stephen Reid

1st April

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In the last of our interviews from PAX East, Stephen Reid chats with us about his role as the Senior Online Community Manager, and what guilds and fansites can expect from Bioware over the next couple of months.

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Open Bounty 005: Hall Hood

30th March

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On this week’s episode of Open Bounty, we speak with Hall Hood about the experience of writing a class story for Star Wars The Old Republic.

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Open Bounty 004: Daniel Erickson

19th March

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At PAX East 2011 we caught up with Daniel Erickson from Bioware and discussed a few things related to the game. The majority of our conversation revolves around class story and how it will impact your gameplay experience.

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Open Bounty 003: Space Combat

2nd March

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Space Combat has been one of the most divisive features so far announced for Star Wars The Old Republic. While many fans desire to see space included in the game, some have reservations about the “tunnel-shooter” style that will be present at launch. On this week’s Open Bounty we take a look at what space combat means for Star Wars, as well as the importance of player ships beyond battle.

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Open Bounty 002: Warzones

11th February

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PvP is a staple of the MMO genre. When you’re not taking on epic bosses in a dungeon, you’re probably going toe to toe with other players in a battleground. In this episode of Open Bounty, we take a look at what PvP means for Star Wars, and what challenges Bioware has to face in order to make flashpoints an exciting experience that keeps players coming back.

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Open Bounty Episode 1: Trooper Talk

21st January

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Hey everyone! Last week we launched the first part of a new series on how we create the show, called “Podcasting in Basic”. The response so far has been great, and I’m looking forward to developing that series over the coming weeks and months.

Today, we’re even MORE jazzed to show you the pilot episode of the video project we have been developing over the past couple of months. The series is called “Open Bounty” and will feature the two of us, and possibly other guests, discussing various topics related to The Old Republic. This is more than your average video podcast, however, and we’re looking to YOU to help us shape the direction of the show. We’ve been carefully listening to the community’s call for more video content, and we expect Open Bounty to set a standard … Read More »


Podcasting In Basic: Creating an SWTOR Podcast

14th January

Easily the most common question we have received since posting the first episode of Mos Eisley Radio is “How do you make the podcast?” From deciding which gear is best to planning each individual show, a lot of effort has gone into crafting the final product that goes out every couple of weeks. We’ve been podcasting in some form or another since 2007, and in that time the equipment and methods have changed drastically. I can still remember rushing out to buy my first real microphone and interface, then struggling through the process of recording everyone and making the show sound like something worth listening to.

That’s the thing…we’ve had those experiences, and we felt like now was the time to share our knowledge of podcasting with fansites and guilds who are looking to start their own. Today we’re very … Read More »





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