Could you guys by chance touch on the the global cool down and your thoughts on it in the next one? btw really enjoyed this podcast even though it seemed to deter to negative a bit more then positive a lot of times but as long as its truth it is fine with me!
My only suggestion is a more noob friendly pod cast. Meaning...
I am a casual player and have a decent understand of abbreviations like HoTs, DoTs and NM/HNM (if there is not a section in here that would be an awesome addition!) but would love for you guys to say it out provided its not the first time you are talking about it.
Otherwise, awesome pod cast guys!!!
Would love to be active with you all during the next beta weekend!
As far as general UI is concerned (which I forgot to touch upon in my blog entry on my first impressions), my only real complaints are the chat box and the map. Chatting is a pain even on PC and the map is very user-unfriendly. The scaling definitely needs to be addressed too by SE.
I definitely like the zones. I like the fact that I can take the heel-toe express around the zones and NOT feel like I'm taking forever to reach my objective.
I really enjoyed the second pod cast. My only feedback is that you guys seemed to be really worried about making negative comments and seemed to tip toe around when you were expressing such opinions. Im not sure if this is due to feedback you may have received, however I think you should feel free to express your opinions without worrying how it is going to be perceived.
In regards to some of your discussion points, I love the male Miqo'te character options. Being openly gay I find that the male miqo'te perfectly fits a gay character, his hair, facial expressions, emotes are all very flamboyant and I personally couldnt be happier :P
In regards to the PS3, I also tried this out and ran the Tam Tara Deepcroft dungeon on the PS3. I found the UI to be very bloated and barely could see the mobs or party let alone be able to admire all the sights. Im hoping come release we are going to be able to resize all the HUD widgets like they have promised for the PC.
I was hoping you guys would have commented about how awesome the English E3 live letter form the producer was. There was so much meat in the questions that the NA community team asked of Yoshi-P, compared to the "balcony for my house" type questions asked during the JP letters that was talked about in the first podcast.