State of Quake // Episode 11: Jehar (TastySpleenTV)

Episode Description

In this packed 2-hour episode, we’re honored to have special guest Jehar (Alex Popa) with us. Jehar is the host and creator of TastySpleenTV, he’s been a pillar of the Quake and Doom community for over a decade and is a seasoned esports caster having covered big stage events like Quakecon, Dreamhack and PGL.

Jehar on Twitter

TastySpleenTV on Twitch

Time Stamps

  • 0:27 – State of Quake community events
  • 2:47 – Jehar Intro
  • 6:00 – The origin of Jehar’s gamertag
  • 8:18 – Rotten Rose / The Quakecon proposal
  • 11:34 – How’d you get hooked on Quake?
  • 14:50 – Quake 2 <3
  • 16:12 – Least favorite Quake game
  • 17:40 – Quake mods spawned future game franchises
  • 21:10 – Doom or Quake?
  • 24:44 – Exploration and creativity in video games
  • 28:40 – How’d you get into casting and commentating?
  • 32:10 – TastySpleenTV origins / The Planet Quake days
  • 37:16 – When is a game “dead”?
  • 39:50 – The evolution of streaming
  • 46:50 – Most memorable casting moment
  • 50:30 – Advice to new casters / Jehar’s approach to casting
  • 56:46 – Behind the scenes help
  • 59:28 – Quakecon production
  • 1:00:25 – Casting at Quakecon
  • 1:04:52 – Who do you like to cast with?
  • 1:06:50 – Watching people play video games
  • 1:08:12 – Quakecon then vs now / What is Quakecon like for a newbie?
  • 1:15:00 – Quake: The granddaddy of gaming communities
  • 1:16:54 – The difficulties of modern AAA game development
  • 1:19:00 – Will id ever allow the community to help?
  • 1:26:50 – Jehar’s take on the id/Saber takeover rumors
  • 1:28:33 – What would John Carmack do if he was still at id?
  • 1:34:50 – Bringing people into Quake
  • 1:36:52 – The March patch – do or die?
  • 1:37:58 – What if they pull the plug?
  • 1:39:50 – Apex Legends
  • 1:40:13 – Things we should be thankful for in Quake Champions
  • 1:42:50 – Apex Legends contd’
  • 1:44:46 – Diabotical thoughts
  • 1:49:04 – Is this game alive?
  • 1:51:36 – Doom Eternal thoughts / Spectator mode?
  • 1:54:52 – We’re all part of the same Quake family tree
  • 1:56:08 – What players to look out for in 2019 (NA)

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State of Quake Podcast – Episode 9 PlagueTV

Episode Breakdown

In this episode, special guest PlagueTV joins us as we passionately discuss the confidence (or lack of) in the Quake community, community managers, rumors around id taking over development, on-boarding and inspiring new players, content creation, changes to the duel format, Joe Rogan playing Quake Champions and much much more!

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Timestamps:

  • 1:34 – Plague’s background
  • 4:09 – State of Quake community events
  • 7:41 – The community confidence crisis
  • 9:48 – Quake community management discussion
  • 16:42 – The lack of Quake Champions news
  • 20:20 – id’s involvement in developing Quake Champions / Takeover rumors
  • 24:49 – The importance of on-boarding for new players
  • 31:25 – How to inspire new players to “git gud”
  • 36:35 – The importance of shareable game content
  • 39:06 – The role of content creators in relation to gaming
  • 47:14 – Who should the development team cater to?
  • 50:08 – Where do you see Quake Champions in 2 years?
  • 52:06 – What is your favorite map / champion?
  • 55:10 – What are your top 5 games?
  • 58:40 – Who is your favorite streamer / caster?
  • 1:00:39 – Discussion around changing the current duel format
  • 1:11:53 – More Battle Pass afterthoughts – the XP grind
  • 1:17:50 – Joe Rogan was spotted playing Quake Champions
  • 1:20:18 – TWLOHA – To Write Love On Her Arms shout-out

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