Show Notes - Episode #2: Being Heard - January 6 style="font-weight: bold;">, 2009

Length: 23:51

Synopsis: Ten Ton Hammer's second episode of Loading... Live welcomes two reigning forums goddesses Shayalyn and Autumnkiss, as they track the trends of online games forums throughout their careers.


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  • Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle

    Editor in Chief- Ten Ton Hammer Network
  • Ben "Machail" de la Durantaye

    Managing Editor - Ten Ton Hammer Network
  • Cody Bye
    Executive Editor - Ten Ton Hammer Network


  • AutumnKiss
    Vivox Communities Manager and Voon fixer-upper
  • Shayalyn
    Ten Ton Hammer Forums and PR Specialist Extraordinaire
  • You!
    Join us next week on Voon in room Ten Ton Events.

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  • 0:00 Introductions and pleasantries.
  • 0:46 The magic is gone

Ethec forgets to start recording, and the second intro just doesn't have the same magic.


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News and Events
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  • 1:03 The Machail Report
  • 2:24 NCSoft will prevail

Ben reviews the weeks' news, and its mostly about successful MMORPG launches... a year too late. Oh, and this weird lawsuit, from which we've decided to copyright the concept of a lawsuit and sue everyone.


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Being Heard
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  • 3:04 Curriculum vitae
  • 6:31 The big question.
  • 11:48 How to be heard.
  • 13:47 Managing expectations
  • 16:57 The Vocal Minority
  • 19:20 Drawing the line
  • 28:05 Closing

Do forums (official or otherwise) help or hinder communication between devs and players? That's the big, overarching, almost impossible to answer in a podcast this week, but Shayalyn and Autumnkiss do an admirable job with a minimum of flaming and trolling the OP.



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About The Author

Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.