25 Minutes To Surrender: episode 8 progress report

I’m helping Jamal at Eudemonia with a League of Legends fan podcast! It’s called 25 Minutes To Surrender and it’s tons of fun. Jamal is doing a great job of pulling everyone together (read: lighting fires under our butts) and generating show content. Our other regular cast members are Aaron, Will T, Razvan, Greg, Chi, and Kyle F.

Every week, we go over the free champions, picking a few and highlighting their current metagame viability. We move on to many varied topics of interest to new players all the way up to experienced ones. In the past couple of episodes, we’ve covered drafting/teambuilding/countering strategies, items, silly things like new skins, jungling strategies and champions…

Every other week, we have a special guest on the show. Faro actually came to the store and hung out; Elementz and RiotPhreak called into the show via Skype. These interviews are tons of fun. I learn a LOT… a lot a lot a lot. Phreak gave us some leaks too, and insight on how Riot does balancing and is committed to e-sports and such.

Someone that is not me posted about us on reddit already, commending our sound quality. This makes me happy in the pants.

I also just posted 25MTS to teamliquid (the premier english-language starcraft 2 forum) because they just created a subform for league of legends.

We might be able to interview Brackhar, the designer of Anivia, Taric, Janna, and Nidalee. He responded to me on his AMA. His AMA is really great–there are some really good questions and answers.




  1. The sound quality IS awesome. (We’ll ignore the tech problems of the Dan Dinh episode)

    Best LoL podcast out there. By far. Keep them coming — look forward to them every week.

    1. Thank you very much!! =D Haha, you found me somehow! o_O

      From the beginning of 25mts through mid-January, I was recording on my laptop (using the onboard mic D:), which is a macbook pro. So I was using osx, and Audacity (an awesome program). Ever since we started streaming, though, I’ve been using the same laptop, but with windows7 in bootcamp. I’m still using Audacity, but I haven’t fiddled with the sound settings on the Windows install enough, because the mic appears to be picking up more background noise. =( It sucks because it’s the same hardware… so I apologize for the sound quality of the last few episodes. We’re hoping to pick up some better equipment soon.

      Thank you again for the kind words. They mean so much to us!! We never thought that people would actually tune in every week, but it’s happening!! And podcast team member Chi just got hired by Riot, so we’re gonna have an insider’s look at LoL soon =) It’s really exciting to be a part of, and I’m glad you’re here to support =D =D

      Be well!

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