Special guests?

I've been having this idea for quite some time. I think there should be special guests from WGG every month appearing on the podcast to be a part of the community. Maybe bring a constantly active user to the podcast via Skype or otherwise and just let them be a part of the podcast.

Just a thought that's going out.

John Tarr's picture

Too much work for the podcast. We're planning on doing regular written features on the site of contributors though.

Whiplash's picture

I was hoping that people would have an incentive to stay on WGG so that they would try and get on, but your reasoning is... reasonable.

John Tarr's picture

Yea, podcast skype recordings suck compared to everybody being in the same room (in my humble opinion). But we are definitely going to put a lot of effort into highlighting people who contribute a lot to the site.

Whiplash's picture

That was mostly because you would have, say, 2-3 people at the same time, which made conversations really difficult for them to communicate. I was thinking of just one person per week and not a dozen people every month. But eh. I'm not liking it either :/

OSad's picture

If enough people are interested on the podcast and the idea of commenting over skype, why don't you start your own podcast?

Heck, I mean, I'm not telling you to gently carress off, but surely you're interested on the podcast because of the game discussions that go on, not because of the actual individuals John and Dan? If not so, you can invite a bunch of people who are interested, get on skype and discuss stuff, slap a pretty name on it and post it here! Huzzah!

Whiplash's picture

But, that's the thing. I don't care about making a podcast more do I care about actually listening to John and Dan about their adventures. I'm a pretty boring individual, with nothing interesting about me in every way, so a podcast wouldn't be a really good idea. Plus I don't have the required software to actually record a podcast, so that's out of the window.

OSad's picture

Not necessarily trying to convince you to do it, but recording a podcast is fairly easy once you toss all the people you want in a conference call and turn on Pamela. Also, you really don't need to talk about yourself. Podcasts are about themes, and you, the host and guest, discussing these themes. If you want to fill some time, ask people how they've been doing, then jump on to the actual discussion, which would be games, games, games!

I'm sure you'd have a fair deal to talk about, considering you're a gamer. I mean, if these two can do it every week for two hours, what's stopping you?

Whiplash's picture

I mean, if these two can do it every week for two hours, what's stopping you?

School, my job, and the fact I'm going to be in college in a couple of months is what's stopping me from thinking about doing this.

OSad's picture

You can set aside some time in your weekend to do it. It's not gonna take all day and heck, if you don't have any free time then you're a weirdo who does productive stuff on saturdays.

Ralinas's picture

Personally I think the podcasts great the way it is. You've got bit personal story, some jokes, movie references and you've got a reasonable gaming part. Sure a community guest or any guest be awesome but why an appearence when you can do a shout out "oh and this user is writing some interesting stuff why not follow him". Simple and doable