Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Enochian Frequency a podckast with a k

When I play a new MMO I like to bathe in the lore of the game. It is sort of a quick fix when I can not get near the computer. When I played Eve I read plenty of science fiction and read a lot of Eve's great short stories. I picked up Robert E. Howard's books on Conan for Age of Conan and read a lot of Warhammer novels when I played War.

The Secret World is a whole different ball game, as the amount of real world myths and references to the occult seems a little daunting. I could just pick up some Lovecraft but that would only cover a small part of the setting. This is one of the main reasons the Enochian Frequency has become my favourite podcast.

Enochian Frequency does an excellent job of taking information from the game and guiding you through historical, literal and occult references.

The hosts Petter MÃ¥rtensson, Rodney Orpheus and Paul Baker, come across very knowledgeable about the subjects and rightly so when I did a little research. They also deliver the podcast with an easy nature and bring a balanced view of the game even though the subject matter almost seems made for them.

In just a few episodes it has covered the origins of the factions and how the Illuminati and Templar's are linked, which is hinted within the early stages of the game.

Delved into occult magic and introduced me at least, into a world I never knew existed. The podcast mirrors the game giving you a glimpse into a much larger world.

My Kindle is currently brimming with new books on the Illuminati, Chaos magic, more Sci-fi and old H.P. Lovecraft which I re-bought just to have them in place ready for my holiday in the sun. Although I have not been able to get Masks of the Illuminati on Kindle from the UK, conspiracy? So I had to buy the paper-back which is currently being shipped from the states.

Researching the lore and the podcast has been my own mini investigation mission, not as difficult but still equally rewarding, I have even a new band to listen too Rodney's The Cassandra Complex. I can not believe I have not found them before as they fit nicely in my Goth Punk industrial new wave collection.

A really great podcast and I hope they stick around for a long time in The Secret World. If not I'll just have to stalk them in other podcasts.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah their podcast is great. It's the only TSW one I listen to.