Originally Posted by Fat Frank M.
I enjoyed this Smogcast, mostly because I know nothing about the VGC. lol.
I'm not gonna harp on SDS here, since it never occured to me that he was monologuing or trying to take center stage, so to speak.
I can understand how he feels about guests who dont speak up. Its rather frustrating to get some people together, say "lets make a podcast" and then sit in silence as your wait for your guests to SAY SOMETHING. I've tried it myself, and its hard not to attempt to "fill the void."
That said, maybe it would be better if the Smogcast simply stuck with its more notable panelists, like Deck Knight, or Rising_Dusk.
Pretty sure Tyler, Alaka and Solace are far better known in the VGC community than are Deck Knight and Rising_Dusk.
Echoing the previously mentioned sentiments, I'd like to see less talking from the host, and more talking from panelists. I would like more questions on asking the panelists' specific views and opinions on several topics. There were many opportunities to ask the panelists' view or opinion on specific topics, but I never really saw that come into play. Plus, it just seemed awkward as hell as SDS was talking, with the panelists not being able to say anything. For example, on the subject of Fake Out, all I heard was SDS talking about various ways of how it's used, while not even asking for input from the panelists (why not ask the panelists on how they would use Fake Out for specific strategies, or teams that they have used previously?). Also, I doubt it wasn't the lack of effort from the panelists (shown when SDS tried to lead the Fake Out discussion to Tailwind, and one of the panelists interjected his own opinion, which SHOULD be happening without having to interrupt while the topic is changing).
Just more things to consider for the next Smogcast if you're considering doing another VGC segment.