Retrospection Chats - Fireside's new podcast series
LOL. Feels like we’re making a lot of posts on the forums now aren’t we?
This was also made in conjunction with the launch of Fireside’s new patreon, you can check it out here.
We’re planning to release episodes of this every week or two or so. Basically this, as the title of the series suggests, is a series of interviews with players/community figures with longstanding history in the TF2 scene. The idea is how can we bring some lore to light and preserve some history from the nearly two decades worth of competitive TF2.
This pilot episode was recorded two days ago VERY impulsively with Tcmano to get the idea out and see how it would work out–hence the lack thereof of graphics and the reuse of the Fireside HUD. I think the only thing I tried to implement quickly is denoting who is speaking of course. The idea is to make a product of the idea and see how people well receive it before moving forward with actual good podcast graphics.
Let me know what you think!
Future planned guests:
- Jarrett (but this would be a two part series as we would need a sixes and highlander specific interviewer :P)
Timestamps from this episode (included in YT description too)
02:00 How did you get into TF2?
06:19 (Cont.) How did you get into competitive TF2 and what was your main?
11:25 Controversy of BTS TF2
19:05 Why did you continue casting after the BTS TF2 controversy?
23:00 Takeaways from first cast
26:28 Discussing the struggles of casting NA TF2
32:03 Casting influences, finding the right balance in casting/casting towards a casual + experienced audience
39:50 Behind the scenes/prep work of a production, discussion on watch parties, public perception on a cast/production’s quality
44:15 Tcmano’s playing career segway, introducing Omarmxbee
45:00 The Newcomer Cup - Tcmano’s first team (Grand Caster)
47:00 First season of TF2 - -rep (RGL S4)
49:33 Favorite memory from the first season of -rep?
51:35 Reflections on leading the team and the season
58:30 Second season of TF2 - -rep (RGL S5)
59:15 Why did you pickup GR4P3?
01:03:40 Expectations with the pickup and the team overall, controversy about the match vs Broken Keyboards
01:05:30 LOSING TO A CHEATER?!?! 3 TEAMS WITH 3 CHEATERS?!
01:12:00 Thoughts on cheating enforcement
01:27:02 The downfall of -rep (RGL S6)
01:30:00 Thoughts on the NA casting orgs (TFTV, Fireside, RGL)
01:38:02 What prevents the growth of TF2?
01:41:00 True or false? Or nuances? A lot of the issues that face the TF2 scene culminate from people complaining but not working towards a problem?
01:49:30 Closing Thoughts & Shoutouts
siyo idk if forum threads can be moved but can this be moved to Community Projects. My bad lol
Retrospection Chats returns! Our next episode features not a player primarily known for their history in 6s, but Highlander: Melon! Episode release date TBA, but we’re working on it!