Ask Spoony 2

The Spoony One | May 12 2008 | more notation(s) | 

I sat myself down in front of a camera for 40 minutes to address some of my most common e-mails and questions from the message board. Hope you find it…illuminating.

  • cheatwiz

    If u are still into strategy games, u should check out Age of Empires III. I like it a lot, u might to

  • cheatwiz

    If u are still into strategy games, u should check out Age of Empires III. I like it a lot, u might to

  • cheatwiz

    If u are still into strategy games, u should check out Age of Empires III. I like it a lot, u might to

  • the8lbfish

    if you have a game boy advanced colecting dust they maby if you have the time you should cheak out a game called “golden sun” (make shure you dont play “golden sun a lost age” first beacuse that is the sequal and these games have alot of plot devolpment) even though this game has a bunch of exposition it has unique twits on classic puzles. another good thing is they get most of the plot and expositon out of the way right off the getgo so you can have huge chunks of playing uninterupted in between. any way if you have the time it’s a game you might enjoy (or hate).

  • the8lbfish

    if you have a game boy advanced colecting dust they maby if you have the time you should cheak out a game called “golden sun” (make shure you dont play “golden sun a lost age” first beacuse that is the sequal and these games have alot of plot devolpment) even though this game has a bunch of exposition it has unique twits on classic puzles. another good thing is they get most of the plot and expositon out of the way right off the getgo so you can have huge chunks of playing uninterupted in between. any way if you have the time it’s a game you might enjoy (or hate).

  • the8lbfish

    if you have a game boy advanced colecting dust they maby if you have the time you should cheak out a game called “golden sun” (make shure you dont play “golden sun a lost age” first beacuse that is the sequal and these games have alot of plot devolpment) even though this game has a bunch of exposition it has unique twits on classic puzles. another good thing is they get most of the plot and expositon out of the way right off the getgo so you can have huge chunks of playing uninterupted in between. any way if you have the time it’s a game you might enjoy (or hate).

  • Mr. Dojutrek

    System Shock is now free on-line (SS1, NOT 2). Look for “System Shock Portable” and be amazed. It’s a wonderful piece of work by the long forgotten “Looking Glass Technologies”, the same guys who made Thief: The Dark Project.

  • Mr. Dojutrek

    System Shock is now free on-line (SS1, NOT 2). Look for “System Shock Portable” and be amazed. It’s a wonderful piece of work by the long forgotten “Looking Glass Technologies”, the same guys who made Thief: The Dark Project.

  • Mr. Dojutrek

    System Shock is now free on-line (SS1, NOT 2). Look for “System Shock Portable” and be amazed. It’s a wonderful piece of work by the long forgotten “Looking Glass Technologies”, the same guys who made Thief: The Dark Project.

  • Crazy Eyes

    Don’t even touch AOE3. It’s terrible.

    Monkey Island was a nice touch.

  • Crazy Eyes

    Don’t even touch AOE3. It’s terrible.

    Monkey Island was a nice touch.

  • Crazy Eyes

    Don’t even touch AOE3. It’s terrible.

    Monkey Island was a nice touch.

  • Mahametta

    Honestly, I have a lot of mixed emotions about 4th Edition D&D. When I heard it was coming out, I was a little excited to see what mods they were doing, because although most of my roleplaying experience was with 3rd Edition and Edition 3.5, I will admit I didn’t care for how it operated as a system at times. For instance, I thought that the prestige class system was WAY overused, and could have been simplified if standard classes were just given more customization options as they progress (or at least it would appear to be simpler to me, but maybe not in real life). Plus, to me, a lot of prestige classes opened up some glaring loopholes in the game’s mechanics that allowed for some awfully broken characters (which made my group EXTREMELY hard to play with at times, but I digress). I do like the creative flexibility that certain aspects of the d20 System has. For instance, if you had the time and the information, you could take almost any character or universe from any source and make it work within the game and even have it be somewhat balanced. But, I digress again.

    I saw the previews for 4th Edition, and I was a little stoked about it, because I thought the kinks of 3rd and 3.5 were going to get worked out. When I read the rulebook, however, I felt very alienated by it basically turning itself into a tabletop version of WoW. As said in the video, I do see why they did that, and I do agree that WoTC are being very smart by doing so, considering WoW’s popularity, but I just don’t like WoW. That being said, however, now that I’ve been prompted to investigate it again, the game’s mechanics don’t look to be intrinsically bad: it still basically is the d20 System, which I do enjoy playing. And honestly, I’m willing to give it a chance if I can get my hands on the books and find a group willing to play.

  • Mahametta

    Honestly, I have a lot of mixed emotions about 4th Edition D&D. When I heard it was coming out, I was a little excited to see what mods they were doing, because although most of my roleplaying experience was with 3rd Edition and Edition 3.5, I will admit I didn’t care for how it operated as a system at times. For instance, I thought that the prestige class system was WAY overused, and could have been simplified if standard classes were just given more customization options as they progress (or at least it would appear to be simpler to me, but maybe not in real life). Plus, to me, a lot of prestige classes opened up some glaring loopholes in the game’s mechanics that allowed for some awfully broken characters (which made my group EXTREMELY hard to play with at times, but I digress). I do like the creative flexibility that certain aspects of the d20 System has. For instance, if you had the time and the information, you could take almost any character or universe from any source and make it work within the game and even have it be somewhat balanced. But, I digress again.

    I saw the previews for 4th Edition, and I was a little stoked about it, because I thought the kinks of 3rd and 3.5 were going to get worked out. When I read the rulebook, however, I felt very alienated by it basically turning itself into a tabletop version of WoW. As said in the video, I do see why they did that, and I do agree that WoTC are being very smart by doing so, considering WoW’s popularity, but I just don’t like WoW. That being said, however, now that I’ve been prompted to investigate it again, the game’s mechanics don’t look to be intrinsically bad: it still basically is the d20 System, which I do enjoy playing. And honestly, I’m willing to give it a chance if I can get my hands on the books and find a group willing to play.

  • Mahametta

    Honestly, I have a lot of mixed emotions about 4th Edition D&D. When I heard it was coming out, I was a little excited to see what mods they were doing, because although most of my roleplaying experience was with 3rd Edition and Edition 3.5, I will admit I didn’t care for how it operated as a system at times. For instance, I thought that the prestige class system was WAY overused, and could have been simplified if standard classes were just given more customization options as they progress (or at least it would appear to be simpler to me, but maybe not in real life). Plus, to me, a lot of prestige classes opened up some glaring loopholes in the game’s mechanics that allowed for some awfully broken characters (which made my group EXTREMELY hard to play with at times, but I digress). I do like the creative flexibility that certain aspects of the d20 System has. For instance, if you had the time and the information, you could take almost any character or universe from any source and make it work within the game and even have it be somewhat balanced. But, I digress again.

    I saw the previews for 4th Edition, and I was a little stoked about it, because I thought the kinks of 3rd and 3.5 were going to get worked out. When I read the rulebook, however, I felt very alienated by it basically turning itself into a tabletop version of WoW. As said in the video, I do see why they did that, and I do agree that WoTC are being very smart by doing so, considering WoW’s popularity, but I just don’t like WoW. That being said, however, now that I’ve been prompted to investigate it again, the game’s mechanics don’t look to be intrinsically bad: it still basically is the d20 System, which I do enjoy playing. And honestly, I’m willing to give it a chance if I can get my hands on the books and find a group willing to play.

  • DamuEmran

    When I heard ” Its a lot of fun” when it comes to final fantasy 8 made me change my entire opinion of you and your game review. I do hope you read this and if you get the time you can respond back to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/DamuEmran

  • DamuEmran

    When I heard ” Its a lot of fun” when it comes to final fantasy 8 made me change my entire opinion of you and your game review. I do hope you read this and if you get the time you can respond back to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/DamuEmran

  • DamuEmran

    When I heard ” Its a lot of fun” when it comes to final fantasy 8 made me change my entire opinion of you and your game review. I do hope you read this and if you get the time you can respond back to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/DamuEmran

  • Suraht

    Man, if only I lived in Arizona and could take you up on the offer to play some form of tabletop RPG. All the people I used to play with have scattered to the four corners of the earth and all the people I run into at gaming stores have their set campaign groups that they’ve been using forever, and have no plans to expand anytime soon.

  • Suraht

    Man, if only I lived in Arizona and could take you up on the offer to play some form of tabletop RPG. All the people I used to play with have scattered to the four corners of the earth and all the people I run into at gaming stores have their set campaign groups that they’ve been using forever, and have no plans to expand anytime soon.

  • Suraht

    Man, if only I lived in Arizona and could take you up on the offer to play some form of tabletop RPG. All the people I used to play with have scattered to the four corners of the earth and all the people I run into at gaming stores have their set campaign groups that they’ve been using forever, and have no plans to expand anytime soon.

  • Jason

    Do you actually play guitar Spoony? If you do, I’d like to see a vid.

  • Jason

    Do you actually play guitar Spoony? If you do, I’d like to see a vid.

  • Jason

    Do you actually play guitar Spoony? If you do, I’d like to see a vid.

  • http://ultimate-gamer.org/ Graylord

    What’s with all the ff7 music?

    Never really heard what you thought about it.

  • http://ultimate-gamer.org/ Graylord

    What’s with all the ff7 music?

    Never really heard what you thought about it.

  • http://ultimate-gamer.org Graylord

    What’s with all the ff7 music?

    Never really heard what you thought about it.

  • Jaz

    just a tiny bit of clarification, they released a book called the history of the realms that… basicly said all recorded history stopped. in the “Year of blue fire” some magor calamity happened, and for 100 years, there was no one to record history. i think they were trying to kill the realms so there authors could stop writing in them, but people got SOOOOO fucking mad about the year of blue fire thing that they brought it back. How they reamped it is that they killed like… all of the gods. I have not read everything written in the new realms yet but from my understanding, all of the plains vomited onto the material plain and there was a huge war. most of the weak gods- ehlona for example- were slaughtered by opposing religons and it was just an ugly scene. Luskan and Waterdeep both fell in the fire and now we face an all new rebuilding realms…

    and yet Zhentel keep is still as duchy as ever.

    just my two cents.

  • Jaz

    just a tiny bit of clarification, they released a book called the history of the realms that… basicly said all recorded history stopped. in the “Year of blue fire” some magor calamity happened, and for 100 years, there was no one to record history. i think they were trying to kill the realms so there authors could stop writing in them, but people got SOOOOO fucking mad about the year of blue fire thing that they brought it back. How they reamped it is that they killed like… all of the gods. I have not read everything written in the new realms yet but from my understanding, all of the plains vomited onto the material plain and there was a huge war. most of the weak gods- ehlona for example- were slaughtered by opposing religons and it was just an ugly scene. Luskan and Waterdeep both fell in the fire and now we face an all new rebuilding realms…

    and yet Zhentel keep is still as duchy as ever.

    just my two cents.

  • Jaz

    just a tiny bit of clarification, they released a book called the history of the realms that… basicly said all recorded history stopped. in the “Year of blue fire” some magor calamity happened, and for 100 years, there was no one to record history. i think they were trying to kill the realms so there authors could stop writing in them, but people got SOOOOO fucking mad about the year of blue fire thing that they brought it back. How they reamped it is that they killed like… all of the gods. I have not read everything written in the new realms yet but from my understanding, all of the plains vomited onto the material plain and there was a huge war. most of the weak gods- ehlona for example- were slaughtered by opposing religons and it was just an ugly scene. Luskan and Waterdeep both fell in the fire and now we face an all new rebuilding realms…

    and yet Zhentel keep is still as duchy as ever.

    just my two cents.

  • Wade

    got you love to Spoony! gosh we have so much in coomon it not funny, if i’m ever in arizona I’ll give you a call. lol. you are the man. so are you going to do any more comics or was warrior it?

  • Wade

    got you love to Spoony! gosh we have so much in coomon it not funny, if i’m ever in arizona I’ll give you a call. lol. you are the man. so are you going to do any more comics or was warrior it?

  • Wade

    got you love to Spoony! gosh we have so much in coomon it not funny, if i’m ever in arizona I’ll give you a call. lol. you are the man. so are you going to do any more comics or was warrior it?

  • HC

    Well…why would people get upset abour D&D 4th edition. For the same reason you got mad at George Lucas for ruining Indiana Jones and Star Wars for you. They took something you cared for and that accompanied you through a good deal of your life and then mutilate it into something entirely different that hardly bears any resemblance to the original.
    I get your arguments in favour of the changes, but I don’t think they will work out to be honest. I can’t see how the fact that D&D4 resembles WoW as a tabletop game will be a factor that atracts new audiences. One should ask why video games have taken over almost any branch of the entertainment indusrty? Because everything is already done for you. Kids can visually explore this world and don’t need to use their imagination. They can visually experience the story. It’s like watching a movie as opposed to reading a book.
    I think what WoTC have managed is alienating an established ausience rather than attracting a new one.
    But hard core fans will still adapt and live with the changes.

  • HC

    Well…why would people get upset abour D&D 4th edition. For the same reason you got mad at George Lucas for ruining Indiana Jones and Star Wars for you. They took something you cared for and that accompanied you through a good deal of your life and then mutilate it into something entirely different that hardly bears any resemblance to the original.
    I get your arguments in favour of the changes, but I don’t think they will work out to be honest. I can’t see how the fact that D&D4 resembles WoW as a tabletop game will be a factor that atracts new audiences. One should ask why video games have taken over almost any branch of the entertainment indusrty? Because everything is already done for you. Kids can visually explore this world and don’t need to use their imagination. They can visually experience the story. It’s like watching a movie as opposed to reading a book.
    I think what WoTC have managed is alienating an established ausience rather than attracting a new one.
    But hard core fans will still adapt and live with the changes.

  • Andrew

    You mentioned Eternal Darkness I would love to see you do a review of this awesome game.

  • Andrew

    You mentioned Eternal Darkness I would love to see you do a review of this awesome game.

  • Troodon

    When Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out… the fact that it sucked didn’t make the first 3 movies worse; they were still as good as they were before, you could still watch them, and if you want to pretend the 4th movie never existed and never see it again, you had that option.

    Same principle applies. If you hate 4th edition… don’t buy the books, don’t play it.

    Honestly I could never understand why people get angry when movies, books, TV shows, games, etc. come out that they don’t like; nobody’s pointing a gun at your head forcing you to watch or play them; you don’t like it, just ignore it, problem solved. There’s many forms of entertainment that exist I don’t like; but their mere existance doesn’t bother me, I just stayaway from what I don’t like. Really, what’s the big deal?

  • Troodon

    When Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out… the fact that it sucked didn’t make the first 3 movies worse; they were still as good as they were before, you could still watch them, and if you want to pretend the 4th movie never existed and never see it again, you had that option.

    Same principle applies. If you hate 4th edition… don’t buy the books, don’t play it.

    Honestly I could never understand why people get angry when movies, books, TV shows, games, etc. come out that they don’t like; nobody’s pointing a gun at your head forcing you to watch or play them; you don’t like it, just ignore it, problem solved. There’s many forms of entertainment that exist I don’t like; but their mere existance doesn’t bother me, I just stayaway from what I don’t like. Really, what’s the big deal?

  • Troodon

    When Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out… the fact that it sucked didn’t make the first 3 movies worse; they were still as good as they were before, you could still watch them, and if you want to pretend the 4th movie never existed and never see it again, you had that option.

    Same principle applies. If you hate 4th edition… don’t buy the books, don’t play it.

    Honestly I could never understand why people get angry when movies, books, TV shows, games, etc. come out that they don’t like; nobody’s pointing a gun at your head forcing you to watch or play them; you don’t like it, just ignore it, problem solved. There’s many forms of entertainment that exist I don’t like; but their mere existance doesn’t bother me, I just stayaway from what I don’t like. Really, what’s the big deal?

  • God Emperor of Mankind

    I want to play a game of AD&D 2nd edition.

  • God Emperor of Mankind

    I want to play a game of AD&D 2nd edition.

  • God Emperor of Mankind

    I want to play a game of AD&D 2nd edition.

  • rammashackel

    Spoony, you could make a review that was shit and I would still love it, your great at this.

  • rammashackel

    Spoony, you could make a review that was shit and I would still love it, your great at this.

  • acratus

    Don't undersell yourself, Spoony. What if one of your potential employers saw this video? Do you think they'd appreciate you beating up on yourself?

  • yuggothian

    Interesting to see you just sit down and talk about yourself. I don't know, it's just very enlightening.

    Anybody here know the name of the song that starts playing at 20:34 or where it's from? I NEED to know. Seriously, you'll officially be awarded 11 internets if you know.

    • Anonymous

      ELEVEN internets? Shit, I wish I knew.

    • Garmrspor

      Still waiting for my internets, bro.

  • Ripheus

    yuggothian –

    I believe the song at 20:34 is “Mega Man 3 Blue Lightning Remix” by Disco Dan. You can find it here:
    http://ocremix.org/song/173

  • midevalexponents2sqr

    I think it's funny how almost every background song that's being played is on my most common playlist setting

  • http://twitter.com/theMcKrista Krista McLaughlin

    wow, that was a very “please, sit. we need to have a talk.” sort of Ask Spoony. interesting, though. c:

  • http://twitter.com/thereals0beit Andrew YouDontKnow

    “You would get tired of me playing with dolls” – tell that to robot chicken, lol

  • http://twitter.com/thereals0beit Andrew YouDontKnow

    “You would get tired of me playing with dolls” – tell that to robot chicken, lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Vossen/100000145404231 Nick Vossen

    Love the Monkey Island music you added! Great games.

  • Anonymous

    nice touch with the conan music….ahhhh, basil poledorus is a god.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rob-Jennings/1302407658 Rob Jennings

    I miss playing Marvel Super Heroes so very, very much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rob-Jennings/1302407658 Rob Jennings

    I miss playing Marvel Super Heroes so very, very much.

  • Anonymous

    “Bioshock was a stripped down version of System Shock 2″ THANK YOU! I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS SINCE BIOSHOCK WAS RELEASED!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMCR43K7B7ILAPDEYDF2TFAHXQ Beyluna

    oh now I feel guilty because I play World of Warcraft. Honestly this is why we play home roll, My house hold likes the RP more then the combat. Not saying we dislike combat but I don’t want to play D&D where my character can’t be different than anyone else. I don’t want to play a “RPG” with little to no RP. lol

    Oh and Arizona Is really far away… Jersey here…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMCR43K7B7ILAPDEYDF2TFAHXQ Beyluna

    oh now I feel guilty because I play World of Warcraft. Honestly this is why we play home roll, My house hold likes the RP more then the combat. Not saying we dislike combat but I don’t want to play D&D where my character can’t be different than anyone else. I don’t want to play a “RPG” with little to no RP. lol

    Oh and Arizona Is really far away… Jersey here…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronny-Crag-Hack-Kjølstad/100000500139386 Ronny Crag Hack Kjølstad

    Considering the background music and that you like “the best games ever made”, I humbly suggest you do a video about A monkey island game or even a series about these immortal classics.

    On a side note, you are awesome.

    That is all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronny-Crag-Hack-Kjølstad/100000500139386 Ronny Crag Hack Kjølstad

    Considering the background music and that you like “the best games ever made”, I humbly suggest you do a video about A monkey island game or even a series about these immortal classics.

    On a side note, you are awesome.

    That is all.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Miles was older than Spoony! :o

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Williams/100000749674567 Victor Williams

    Hey Spoony, Can you make a perfect “:3″ face? :3

  • mcheeseot

    Basil Poledouris = Godlike!

    That is all I must declare Spoony One! 
    Tar-ra for now! *fazhoom*

  • NUKEDGensokyo40

    if it takes 2 weeks to make a video, ask your fans if they can help

  • exploda

    They really haven’t made a lot of good games lately.  Everything kind of looks the same and all the really highly anticipated games are sequels of games I really don’t like, everything is a shooter or a shooter with some sort of psychic or zombie gimmick, not my cup of tea.  And it’s been this way since 2008.

  • JimmyTehFreak

    damn.. how much things have changed since he shot this.. *sigh* good ole days

  • http://twitter.com/erinsbloggyness Erin Weems

    hey you prolly aren’t reading these comments from so far back anyway, but do you still stream DnD games? I tried finding it through the forum, but doesn’t seem to be active anymore.

  • Otto Torrens

    I think spoony played with min max types or something cause I’m at level 6 on my Rogue in 3.5 and only have like +15 with all the none cheese buffs I can get on my lockpicking.

  • Bushwhacker2k

    Woah… Is that OC Remix #464: Megaman 3 “Blue Lightning” I’m hearing at around 20:45?

    That’s one of my favorite OC Remixes!

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