There have been many threads in the past about people's favorite lineups or cast members. The question I am posing to you all now is who do you not want on the podcast? Alternative answer may be in the form of least favorite cast member. One Rule: The person must presently or formerly be an employee of Rooster Teeth.
I don't want any more BioWare staff. I don't play, or have plans to play, any amount of SWTOR so I don't care about the patches or anything.
Oh god this. There have been a couple times where I've downloaded a 2 hour Roosterteeth podcast, thinking I'd have something to listen to all the way through a two hour walk, only to have the whole last 45minutes be crap about The Old Republic patches. Had to listen to music on loops all the way home because I have zero interest in that game.
Hmm, I think if I wanted someone to be not on, it would be Michael, and Jack. Michael's already got his own podcast, and one of the most popular video series on RoosterTeeth, and Jack, who does have some stories I enjoy, has been on A LOT lately. Both him and Michael kind of seem over-saturated in the podcast, without packing the punch that Burnie and Gus have done. And if you think about all of te podcasts, Gavin falls in the same hole as Jack.
Really, it's not that there's a problem with anyone that's been on, other than they're on too frequently. If it is possible to rotate 2 of the 4 seats with nonregulars, like Matt, Miles, Marshall, Kara, Brian, Chris, etc. that would probably be the best route to avoid the over-saturation problem.
Jack's appearances on the podcast have been annoying lately. Especially on #170 when he blows up about getting ripped on. He's been bashing on Gavin non-stop since he got back to America, yet when he gets made fun of he can't take it. Gavin just lets all the shit talking just roll off his back. Jack could learn a thing or two.
I also got to add Micheal to that list. He's just a loud-mouthed bag of douche when he's on the podcast.
Monty's just too low energy for me to enjoy on the podcast. He reminds me of an NPR news reporter.
They're always talking about how many employees they have now, they should rotate some of them into the mix.
I don't know, I rather enjoy all the podcasts. I do think they need a "Gavin, shut up" button for when he's going on and on while being an idiot. Just a sound effect, maybe, that plays an audio clip from "That 70's Show" such as:
First, I'd like to state that I do enjoy the input and wordplay between all the RoosterTeeth staff. Though, I do agree that lately I have been less interested and a bit annoyed with certain ones, namely Jack and Michael. However, that may be due to Gavin's presence, who I have no problem with (his stories, especially when it concerns Burnie, are damn entertaining). It seems when Jack/Michael are with Gavin there's redundant exclamations of "I want to hurt him so bad" or "Shut up, Gavin." I was amused at first, but now it's just annoying. Jack's reactions are also a bit borderline irrational to me.
I'm not as annoyed with Michael as some of you are, but I do find Jack's constant ripping on Gavin ("I really want to just hit you right now") to be grating and annoying. Not enough to not want him on the podcast, but he should tone it down a bit.
There isn't anyone that comes on that makes me go "ugh" but I tend to prefer it when they have fewer people on. Keeping Burnie, Gus, Joel and maybe rotating one or two other people in each week would probably be best for me. Yes, I'd love having Geoff back would be great but I've been plenty entertained in his absence.
On the topic of the bioware folks coming on - I don't particularly love it since I don't play Old Republic but I'm cool with them occasionally bringing on video game industry folks to talk about products or news. As long as there is variety, it could be a good occasional segment. Something to consider, though, would be to have a separate series of podcast interviews with industry folks rather than including them in the normal podcast.
I can't think of anybody in particular. I don't like having more than 4 on the podcast though. It's already hard to understand the brits and Joel sometimes speaks... well Joel, so having to many people on drives me crazy.
I'd probably... no. I honestly can't think of anyone I don't want on. Sometimes Michael can be annoying, but for every time he annoys me, there's at least one or two times he has me in tears laughing. Jack, well everyone seems to be complaining that he went off on everyone on 170, but wouldn't you have done the exact same thing? Maybe, maybe i'd say Monty. Only since he's so low energy compared to everyone else. But, I'm usually interested in what he has to say. All I know, I love this whole podcast.
Personally, I don't care much for Gavin. Also, Ben being on this past week's episode left me rather sour. As entertaining as their stupidity can be, there are too many moments when I really want to reach through my internet and strangle the hell out of them. Generally, I prefer the older, smarter, members of the staff. Burnie, Gus, Joel, and Geoff are who I like to hear. Additionally, Micheal and Barbara bring diversity and entertainment without portraying our generation as mindless, ignorant, or air-headed. IN MY OPINION!
Jack's response to getting ripped on is exactly what I love. The raw emotion and his utter hatred of the Fleshlight story coming (pun intended) up again and again. Remember, we have Griffon to thank for bringing up the Fleshlight story in the first place. Burnie's initial idea of people rushing in to defend themselves while the podcast played in the office was a good one, but not practical. Jack's threats against Gavin are a bit wearing, but Gav does say some really vapid things every so often.
You guys did Bioware a solid for hooking you up with early betas, and I totally love that you pay back what you get. Honestly, what about having Bioware sponsor your podcast? Then you could fill in people about new patches as they land and it'd be more relevant since you're paying bills to help them pay bills.
Who wouldn't I like on? I really like Dragonface, but shouldn't he be busy bobbing heads and finishing Season 10 (which is totally freaking awesome). Monty walkins are nice. Maybe rotate 1 or 2 in during the podcast as the 4th/5th seat. The Ramsey tagteam of days of old was fun, and dropping a new person in the mix changes the dynamic nicely in the audio podcast.
frankly there isn't anyone I am desperate not to have on the podcast. I will say though that at this point my favorite podcast lineup(minus the Ramseys since they have other projects to focus on) is Burnie-Gus-Joel-(rotating person)
I wish they could bring some other true guests on a bit more, like Kathleen, or Shannon, or perhaps bring on Jen Brown.
Also I totally wish they would bring on the gentleman who voices the director like they said they would a while back.
Bio Ware Staff. I don't play the game and I have no desire to play it. I remeber, not that long ago, when I downloaded a podcast looking forward to 2 hours of podcast, instead it was BioWare talking about new patches for SWTOR for around an hour.
I also have to agree with BioWare. The first time (Podcast 137) was really cool. I enjoyed it. But when they came on a second time (Podcast 161) to discuss their newest patch I feel like they were reaching. I'm not sure the content warranted 40+ minutes of podcast time. I know the RT guys were excited about it but I don't think their enthusiasm was shared by as many people as they thought it would.I appreciate that the RT guys are trying to include some extra things into the podcast but they need to seriously spend some time evaluating the quality of the segment before they include them in the final podcast.
The second BioWare interview I'll give them because it's something they seemed legitimately excited about. It was a good segment and a good interview but a boring topic.
The Certain infinity segment (Podcast 140) was something that could have been interesting but wasn't. The problem was that the people being interviewed were boring, deadpan and borderline awkward to listen to. They lacked the charisma to make the content interesting. As a result the segment, at least to me, is almost un-listenable.
In my opinion the Funimation (Podcast 164) segment is their only major misstep. It might have been better had it been with someone from the company that could properly explain why we should actually care about a full-length anime about one of the most (unintentionally) hated characters in the Mass Effect universe a year after the release of the game. But she came off, at least to me, as an air-head and annoying.
Achievement Hunter expanded quite a bit (from two people in the Achievement Hunter office to about eight people from what I understand), and Geoff is too busy. Plus he's on so much content between the Let's Play videos and the other Achievement Hunter stuff.
Griffon I believe quit Roosterteeth and started her own little business last I remember. Heard rumors that she may be starting her own podcast too.
I think it varies form episode to episode for me. I like Gavin being on just because of how funny the podcast gets while he's on. But I don't think there's anyone I hate being on the podcast. Maybe Monty sometime because of his overused "We've talked about this before." That got old real quick for me.