The podcast exists primarily for information and secondarily for entertainment. You simply aren't going to find too many podcasts with as much reliable information as we've been able to provide. The information, however, requires that we both continue to be progression raiders; When you have a job, raid 16-20 hours a week (less now w/ current content), and administer websites as we both do, recording podcasts is not something we can spend additional hours on.
To help illustrate this, look at any of the Project Marmot movies. The movie gets recorded during times I'm raiding anyway. The whole process takes me 4 hours to produce a single, 10 minute clip. A recorded podcast with only very basic editing takes 4 hours, because of the brainstorming beforehand, the length of the audio (both in recording and in editing). The New Year's podcast was recorded, in full, two other times beforehand, so this podcast has been an 8+hour endeavor.
In the grand scheme of things, podcasts aren't terribly useful. They have a purpose and a place, but the bottom line is that while a Project Marmot movie hits 100,000+ visitors in short order, a single podcast -- even the very best podcasts in WoW -- won't.
We're still providing information, which is what's important to us. In the world of WoW recordings, we're the most game-knowledgeable podcasters. In this podcast, a lot of the information we discussed on Ulduar was all-but-confirmed by Blizzard a few hours later on their raid discussion forums. Separate of predictions, most of our podcasts where we deal with game facts are rock solid and based on a deep reservoire of knowledge we've accumulated over the years. We believe that through the website, movies, and podcasts, we're helping to provide insight, either from ourselves or from others, to players.
What is all this meant to say?
- We have an audience that appreciates the banter and we have an audience that doesn't. We accept this. Read through the threads below and you'll see the same argument hashed out on both sides by other members.
- We understand that with more work we can have a more perfect podcast. Occasionally, as with the "Learning From Our Experiences" podcast, you'll see us put in this work. Most of the time you won't. We know.
- Understand that the same amount of time goes into this site regardless. The reason for a lack of podcasts since we started raiding is because we put out more than 20 endgame movies for the community. This is all a balancing act of time -- we do not have a staff on this site.