By Scott Johnson & Brian Hough
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Hosted by Scott Johnson & Brian Hough, The Creep is the Starcraft 2 podcast, helping you find your way in the Starcraft Universe.
||Clean15: The Creep! - The Heart of Blizzcon||15: The Creep! - The Heart of Blizzcon||10/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The Creep! - Swarm!||14: The Creep! - Swarm!||9/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Creep! - You got your Bejewlled in my Starcraft!||13: The Creep! - You got your Bejewlled in my Starcraft!||2/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: The Creep! - Can't forget the Fleet Beacon||12: The Creep! - Can't forget the Fleet Beacon||1/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Creep! - The Video Graphics Adapter Episode||11: The Creep! - The Video Graphics Adapter Episode||12/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: The Creep! - The Jim Raynor Episode||Episode 10: The Jim Raynor Episode||12/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: The Creep! - Bow before the queen||09: The Creep! - Bow before the queen||12/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: The Creep! - "Phoenix, Raven. Same diff"||08: The Creep! - "Phoenix, Raven. Same diff"||11/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: The Creep! - "Wacker the Hacker"||07: The Creep! - "Wacker the Hacker"||11/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: The Creep! - "B-Huff at B-Con"||06: The Creep! - "B-Huff at B-Con"||10/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: The Creep! - "Blink and you'll miss it!"||05: The Creep! - "Blink and you'll miss it!"||10/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: The Creep! - "Crystals = Minerals"||04: The Creep! - "Crystals = Minerals"||10/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: The Creep! - "Feel the Zergling Sting"||03: The Creep! - "Feel the Zergling Sting"||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: The Creep! - "My Wife for Aiur"||02: The Creep! - "My Wife for Aiur"||9/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: The Creep! - "Don't fear the Reaper"||01: The Creep! - "Don't fear the Reaper"||9/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Not the Best SC Podcast, but Definitely Has Potential - 1st Episode Review
After listening to the first episode, I have a few observations. I hope this comes across as constructive criticism and not nitpicking. I mean, it's only the first episode and I'm sure it's going to get better over time.
The intro was a little long (50 seconds). It may need a little work. I wouldn't mind if it was an original track, or something that was an energetic lead-in (see: The Starcast). But as it is, it was just a track from the Starcraft 2 soundtrack with several different Starcraft 2 sound effects played back to back. Perhaps for the first episode, it was rushed. I don't know.
Scott and Brian provided a little background on their playstyles, such as their preferred races and Starcraft background. I would have liked a bit of background on their skills though (what leagues they're placed in, what matchups they most often play, etc.), just to get a little context around their experiences. Some Bronze league players who have barely touched multiplayer and some Diamond league players who have advanced knowledge of the matchups are going to have very different things to say. They're both fine, but I think that distinction is important to put the discussions in context.
They don't seem particularly knowledgeable about the game so far. They talked about carriers and how effective they are. Carriers were great in Brood War. But they cost too much, die too easy, and do too little damage in SC2. I don't know anyone who has played more than 5 games and still use them, and for good reason. Pound for pound, Void Rays are a much more cost-effective unit. As cool as they look, Carriers are currently a waste of resources. It makes me sad, but it is what it is.
Scott said that he hadn't bothered with ladder play at all. This would probably explain why he seemed to think carriers are a good idea, and thought that Reapers weren't that useful in his experiences. However, they did give some pretty good suggestions for how to prepare yourself for the scary battlenet ladder.
It's a good start to the podcast. The Creep definitely shows potential. I hope as the hosts become more experienced the content will get richer over time. It's not a bad podcast as it is. While they might not provide the best information for learning, completely ignore tournaments and pro gamers; it's a quality podcast that is friendly to beginners who are looking for more Starcraft during their daily commutes or podcast schedules. I would have to currently recommend The Starcast over this one though. It is also very noob-friendly, and the hosts are fairly knowledgeable about the races and units due to extensive ladder play. If you're looking for more advanced talk about the community and game, check out State of the Game podcast. The host, JP, frequently has a panel with the best players and commentators in the world. This will satisfy anyone interested in deeper topics about the metagame. Also, for players of all skills, do a Google search for Day watch some of his dailies and practice! He's like a Starcraft zen master who caters to low and medium players who want to play better. See you on the battlefield.
Based solely on Scott's podcast track record and the clear love that he has for Starcraft, this podcast can't miss. Friday cannot come soon enough!
Scott from Frogpants + Brian from Raid Warning AND Starcraft 2! WIN!