Call To Auction: Episode 27 Review
Greeting, I became a really big fan of listening to World of Warcraft podcast last year, starting with as you might guess, Call To Auction! What is Call To Auction you might ask? Well its a World of Warcraft gold making podcast. I found it by searching Google on tips on how to make gold, this was back in Wrath of the Lich King no less.
The basic format of the show is rather simple, the first series had two main host, Markco from Just My Two Copper, and Euripides from OutDPS. The ideal of it was. The first season as I like to call it, feature both Markco and Euripides talking about making gold with professions, but most of it was just them talking about the game and ways you could make gold. The overall theme of the show has always been a more open discussion format. Where many other podcast often follow a set sections or ‘features’.
While Call To Auction early on try to follow this, they end up going with a Today we’re gonna talk about this.. and that lead the whole show, making each podcast its own thing and not follow the format standard of other shows. This is what makes the podcast in my opinion 100 times better than others I’ve heard.
Today however, I’m gonna review Episode 27. The reason, is for one the podcast came back. The last podcast episode was in March of 2010, a while ago. In fact I had even delete the link and forgot about it given the fact that it simply was dead. Just like every other podcast that Markco did, every wow related project he’s touched as rose to the top and the fell like a rock once he was done with it. While this is not a bash Markco post, I don’t personally know him, I’ve had it out with him a few times on Twitter, more like disagreements of opinions… if nothing else I’m really happy he is no longer part of the show.
That being said, the next season while short-lived so far was my favorite given I really enjoy the host in BigJimm, who form my understanding left the show and likely even the game and blogger due to getting married or something like that. Guess the new wife didn’t agree with his life choice of podcasting and playing video games. (Shame)
On a personal level, I look forward to what the new player Fox Van Allen is gonna brought to the cast, he had an amazing voice, it’s really clear and funny. While I have nothing against Euripides, no matter what my opinions are about how he ran his guild (another subject all together), when it comes to gold making he knows his deal and I did learn a whole lot of awesome tips form him. His mic wasn’t coming in the best which is odd because on the Hunting Party Pod Cast it comes in much better.
My one idea for the show, other than doing them more often, like really would love to see a weekly show cast and I understand that might be hard for Euripides to do. But let me put some advice out there. If you’re gonna do something, you really need to put some time into it, even if you have to give up something else. If not don’t bother.
Right now, the WOW gold community as I see it seems to be dying out. The gold cap players seem to be leaving the game or either Rift or maybe now Star Wars. Some just out right stop playing WOW. A number of really good or use to be good websites have either fallen or closed down becoming ghost towns. I wont name any sites but they know who they are and I find it sad and a darn shame that some of them became sellouts and others are just to clutter or not big enough for people to take notice of them.
Overall, pretty good episode, I welcome back Call to Auction and I hope they get another host or even two more to fill the caps of episodes so we don’t see another gem of the WOW gold making community die.