Roger Edwards posted this on February 25th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, Ongoing Podcast Improvements, podcast.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/ongoing-podcast-improvements/
I have previously written about the processes involved in creating the Contains Moderate Peril podcast. Until recently Brian and I have used Skype in conjunction with MP3 Skype Recorder. The major benefit of this system is that the recording puts each caller on a separate track, which naturally makes the editing process a lot easier. However, since I replaced my computer in January, I just cannot get the recording software to work properly. Exactly where the problem lies I cannot say and I won’t bore you with the technical details. It would appear that other people are still successfully using the third party software. Regardless of the reasons, an alternative means of recording was required.
So for the last four episodes we’ve been using TeamSpeak 3. A friend runs a server and allows Brian and I access, so the arrangement has the advantage of not incurring any additional costs. The client software supports recording in .wav format which eliminates the need for any extra software. However the audio quality is variable and once again editing a single file with all the voice data is not ideal. The voice activated microphone facility can also miss or drop parts of a a conversation. As a result I have not been entirely happy with this new system, although it is adequate. Read the rest of this entry »
Roger Edwards posted this on December 31st, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, podcast.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/things-to-be-done-in-2014/
I don’t waste my time on New Year resolutions. They are frequently arbitrary, impractical knee-jerk reactions, therefore doomed to failure. I prefer to set myself practical and achievable goals that I know I can get done. So bearing that in mind here are a few of the tasks I shall be undertaking in 2014.
Build a new PC: Read the rest of this entry »
Roger Edwards posted this on December 6th, 2013.
Categorized as Courting Controversy, gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/opinions-debate-and-courting-controversy/
This post has been gestating for a while. I guess I’ve held fire on writing it because I’ve gotten somewhat tired of pissing in the wind. Because that is what speaking out on certain subjects frequently feels like these days. There is a sense of tedious inevitability that any post on sexism, racism or any form of marginalisation will eventually lead to a torrent of vile, ill-informed and just plain dumb comments. It put’s me in mind of that quote from Platoon “Hell is the impossibility of reason”. Often you’ll find precious little reason on the internet.
Two things have occurred recently that prompted me to write this post. One is the ongoing decline of both the Official and Unofficial LOTRO forums. The other was two recent blog posts by J3W3L and Doone Woodtac in which they encouraged fellow writers to express their opinions and not shy away from controversy. The two LOTRO forums have become so polarised that they now mirror each other in their own militancy and now seem to be different sides of the same coin. As for the two blog posts I referenced, although measured, well conceived and fair, the comments on at least one soon got derailed. Both of these events are far from unique. Yet they go me thinking why does it have to always be this way and is there anything that can be done? Read the rest of this entry »
Roger Edwards posted this on November 1st, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, How I Like to Do It, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, podcast.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/podcasting-how-i-like-to-do-it/
This is a very self indulgent post. I like to listen to podcasts as well as produce them myself. I have very particular tastes, not so much in respect of content but more with regard to presentation, style and quality of production. As a result I aspire to make the Contains Moderate Peril podcast in a certain fashion and to a specific standard. But as everyone has their own personal tastes I fully understand that other podcasters may wish to do things differently. Hence this article is not being held up as a de facto guide. It is simply me sharing my process.
Format and structure versus informal chatting: Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on October 9th, 2013.
Categorized as eq2, everquest 2, games, lord of the rings online, lord of the rings online, lotro, lotro, minecraft, MMO, NBI, newbie blogger initiative, rpg, skyrim, vanguard.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/newbie-blogger-initiative/
For the month of October, over 70 established bloggers will be supporting new bloggers by providing help, advice, feedback and a whole load of traffic to the new sites See the NBI blog and the forums for more information.
so… why do I blog and why should YOU blog? Read the rest of this entry »
I started blogging because I started reading gaming blogs, really enjoyed them and thought I’d enjoy writing about my gaming experiences too. The interaction with other bloggers is also pretty cool. I love reading about other people’s experiences with the games I play and their opinions, screenshots, creative efforts, news, speculation…
Roger Edwards posted this on October 1st, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, The Newbie Blogger Initiative Self Discipline.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/the-newbie-blogger-initiative-self-discipline/
The Newbie Blogger Initiative is back and we’re bad. I won’t bother with the customary Lethal Weapon 2 reference, because it’s bound to be misconstrued by someone who’s not familiar with the movie and will end up derailing this post.
So let’s talk about blogging. Specifically, blogging about games, although a lot of the advise that the NBI has to give is applicable to blogging in general. Read the rest of this entry »
Roger Edwards posted this on September 20th, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/remember-the-newbie-blogger-initiative/
Myself and Doone Woodtac from T.R. Red Skies Blog are currently trying to rally support for a second Newbie Blogger Initiative campaign. At present this is very much an idea in the planning stage, although online resources are currently being set up. It is hoped that a more formal announcement will be made presently and a specific schedule put in to place. What we are seeking at present is an indication of support for the project. Like last year we need established blogs to act as virtual mentors and runs articles about their writing experiences. Through a month long campaign of sponsored articles, as well as a dedicated forum, the aim is to once again encourage gamers to write.
As you can see the plan is broadly the same as last year. The only difference this time is that we want to reach even more people and have a permanent presence online. Alas, the old forums have bitten the dust, although you can get a glimpse of how things were via the Way back Machine. Read the rest of this entry »
Goldenstar posted this on May 29th, 2012.
Categorized as blog, blogger, Community, NBI, newbie blogger initiative, Windy Acres Ranch.
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/MLEnSOJNdLw/
Looking for information on horses or upcoming equestrian events? Look no further than Windy Acres Ranch!
There are several articles with How To guides on hosting races, judging, and designing race courses. Maps and photos of the commonly used race courses are available. There is a contest every month on the site, with prizes ranging from 100 Turbine Points to 750 TP. The site has a schedule of horse races, standings that rate the race riders based on their performance, and best of all, a fancy horse name generator. Read the rest of this entry »
suzita posted this on May 18th, 2012.
Categorized as elder scrolls, eq2, everquest, games, lord of the rings online, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg, vanguard.
Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/week-3-challenge-my-main-characters/
I’m loving Ambermist’s challenges – really fun to do and to read how others have responded. Its also nice to have some direction for a change, especially as currently both I and my toddler are cold-afflicted again
so… this week’s challenge – my main characters… this could be lengthy so be warned
Goldenstar posted this on May 16th, 2012.
Categorized as blog, Community, MiddleEarthInitiative, NBI, newbie blogger initiative.
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/Vy4P3jHFrps/
I love it when I get to introduce our audience to new LOTRO themed blogs and here is one by a man named Ben called “MiddleEarthInitiative”.
The primary topic of the blog is to reach the new player and provide content that will help those new or just getting started with LOTRO. Read the rest of this entry »