Claims of the Normal #1: 2011-01-06

1 hour 20 mins - Published Thu, Jan 6, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Episode 1 of Claims of the Normal is out and about, making the Internet a happier place.

After entirely too long of a hiatus, Breki brought some people together and made a podcast again. His guests this week are Petter Mårtensson and Arkenor.

Having three MMO-enthusiasts in one podcast less than a month after the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, much of the the talk this week centered around that topic, but they also managed to cover Rift, discuss the pricing model they’re taking, wonder a little about the sale of in-game items in MMORPGs and talk about Petter’s fondness for ladies with few items of clothing in Korean games. Arkenor worried about his tendency to ooh, aah, eeh and hmm, but he was no worse than anybody else is or has been. You should just hear how Breki and Petter sounded in the first couple of episodes they did last year!

The episode ended with a brief discussion about Emo He-Man, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-0 and the tendency to revamp things from the 80s. Good times were had by all and everybody sincerely hopes to have Arkenor back on the show at some point in the near future!


Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website csicon.org (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson.