2017/02/08 – Just a quick update that the next episode is gonna be a while. I’ve got a terrible pinched nerve in my neck that’s pretty much limiting my time at the computer to work hours (which I *have* to do despite the pain), and we have a trip planned to California to see my stepson and daughter-in-law later this month. I’m also doing some volunteering that’s eating up time right now.
I really apologize for the delay. I’m estimating the next episode will probably be at the beginning of March, maybe the second week.
2017/01/31 – So I’m running late on this next episode. What a surprise, right? I have started framing it out, and as of right now it will cover The Memory Den sequence, leaving the Memory Den, and then finding my way to Covenant. There’s a spot along the way that I can’t recall right now where I ended up entering someone’s house and offering to help them, and I’m planning on including that as well. Then the next episode will cover whatever happens in Covenant. I haven’t played that yet, so we’ll see if I need to push Episode 23 to include part of whatever the Covenant quest is. If its up to 30 minutes after written, it will remain one episode.
I’ve debated whether or not to make more frequent, shorter episodes, but I think as much as it kind of freaks me out to put together these long episodes (it gets overwhelming at times with all the audio that has to be mixed), I like the end result of longer episodes better, so for now I think I’m going to stick with them and just take however much time it takes me to do them. Hope that’s OK with everyone.
2017/01/06 – I did, in fact, decide to remix the episode. The only place you won’t hear the update is if you subscribe using Google Play Music. For some reason, they store the episode, then play it from there forever. I’d rather they pick it up from my server every time, so I could track it and update if necessary, but they’re Google so what can you do?
I just finished uploading the screenshots to the episode, which is something I hadn’t done when I posted because for some reason I misplaced all the screenshots and had to take them again. I need to get a little better organized.
I’m going to start writing the next episode early next week, so hopefully it will drop in the next couple of weeks. I’ll update after the episode is written, before I record it.
2017/01/04 – So it took yet another week, but episode 20 finally dropped last night. It was done late, so I might remix it slightly to bring up the sound effects a little as I don’t think they were loud enough, especially at the beginning. But we’ll see.
Since the episode ended up being over 30 minutes (longest episode yet), and I didn’t even get inside the Memory Den, I’m going to have to slightly revise my episode list and timeline I originally posted in November.
Right now, it looks like this:
- Episode 20 (Jan 3rd) – Finding Goodneighbor
- Episode 21 (~Jan 31st) – The Memory Den
- Episode 22 (~Feb 21st) – Covenant
- Episode 23 (~Mar 21st) – Red Rocket / Glowing Sea
Maybe by the end of 2017 I’ll have finished the main campaign. I don’t think I’ve ever spread out a game over two years of playing.
MindFog is now at 5 hours of content, and individual episodes have been downloaded over 32,000 times from over 23,000 unique locations. There are approximately 400-500 of you downloading each new episode within the 48 hours of release. I’m so amazed by those numbers and the reception this podcast has received, and I can’t thank you enough for sticking with me on this journey!
2016/12/19 – Can’t believe another month has gone by. So sorry about that. Work and home have been tying up most of my time, but there WILL be an episode this week. I promise. It’s looking like Wednesday or Thursday, but it will be done before Xmas! It’s working out to be another long episode. After that, most of the outside work around the house is done for the year, what with winter coming and all, so I should be able to be better about updates. By the end of this year, I’ll have about five hours of content over 20 episodes. My goal is to have the same amount for next year, bringing this project to completion at about 40 episodes and ten hours. That sounds like a satisfying end to me. I’m not sure how much longer it is until the end of the main campaign, but if it comes in around 10 more episodes, I imagine I will take another ten or so for the DLC and some wrap-up of missions that might be interesting to write about.
2016/11/22 – So what’s new. I’m late again. I am going to try to get this episode done over the Thanksgiving break. Heading up to NH for a few days, but will do the writing up there so hopefully I can get this episode posted by next Tuesday or so. Again, I appreciate you all for sticking with me. I’ve played as far as the Memory Den, so the schedule for posting is going to look something like this, at least this is the plan for now:
- Episode 20 (~Nov 30) – Memory Den, leaving for Red Rocket
- Episode 21 (~Dec 13) – Stumble into Covenant on the way
- Episode 22 (~Dec 24) – Red Rocket / Glowing Sea
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you after the weekend!