Heimskr Crosses The Rubicon

As many of you know, I am the writer of Heimskr’s High Horse – a weekly opinion news round-up – and host of a weekly podcast focused on theorycrafting, The Rubicon, which started over a month ago with @Fizzle. Deductive reasoning and Top Men have concluded that we are slightly more than excited for this game.

This brings us to the purpose of this article. Starting this week, The Rubicon will be shifting its content to my Heimskr’s High Horse in a co-joined publication. Heimskr’s will be divided into two sections:

  • The normal Heimskr’s High Horse news and diatribe (I don’t bite — hard)
  • An editorial piece concerning theorycrafting and rhetoric on meta-topics

HeimskrThe second section in Heimskr’s High Horse will be @Fizzle’s stomping ground for theorycrafting, min/maxing, and discussing – in general – advanced topics that are otherwise ignored in the community as a whole. What this does, in effect, is take one of the top news pieces in The Elder Scrolls Online community and include an in-depth editorial written by one of the few gamers I respect who has over 10 years’ experience in MMO’s and RPG’s. This will make for a much longer Heimskr’s High Horse, however we hope to create a one-stop-shop for our community every Sunday that can bring you the news and the rhetoric.

That being said, as of this week, The Rubicon will no longer be an active podcast. The idea to merge our thoughts into one editorial came due to limited time constraints at work. Both Fizzle and I find it difficult, due to our corporate jobs, to allot time to produce a high quality podcast. After careful reflection, we also felt that there are more benefits to expressing ourselves through word than through voice including:

  • Succinct and to the point
  • Higher quality of content
  • Internal metrics show players prefer written news in our community than verbal news.
  • With our website now over 7,000 members, we feel this will be easier on the new members.

I am extremely excited to begin the next chapter of Heimskr’s High Horse and I welcome you all to join us on our journey to level 0. Oh my Talos, this article was far too serious to write. This Sunday I will be extra snarky and ironic to make up for dishonoring my family.

45 responses to “Heimskr Crosses The Rubicon”

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    Altmer Dragonknight

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    Going to miss the Rubicon gents!  Can’t wait to see your first edition of the new improved HHH.

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    Dunmer Sorcerer


    Well read you on sunday…

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    Nord Templar


    Going to miss reading your podcast ‘s  i will be sure to read your post on Sunday!



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    Nord Templar


    th th th that’s all folks.



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    Khajiit Nightblade

    The Noore

    Going to miss the Rubicon…

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    Nord Nightblade

    Well can’t be helped, I really enjoyed the Rubicon. Heimskr’s High Horse is always a good read………if you’ll excuse me, I now have to go watch Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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    Khajiit Dragonknight


    Goodbye sweet sweet podcasts :(

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    Sounds good. To many podcasts out there

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    Altmer Templar

    I am excited for this change, as I never had time for The Rubicon but I had time to read Heimskr.  I really felt like I was missing out when I wasn’t able to listen to the podcast so now I feel more involved.  Great change in my opinion


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    Altmer Sorcerer


    I will miss the Rubicon

    ah well good luck guys!

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    Breton Templar

    The Emeric Covenant

    real life does still trump a video game, no matter how exited we are for it, so it is good to see some of us still have our priorities straight.

    i will miss your guys discussions and hope rubicon is not gone for good.

    i wish you the best and am looking forward to reading the first heimskr’s rubicon(whatever your going to call it).

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    Altmer Sorcerer

    Can’t wait to see what you gents have in store for us with the merge. Sorry to see the podcast go, but the reasons are definitely valid. Thank you both for the hard work you’ve put into the community so far.

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    “Heimskr’s High Rubicon”

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    Thank you for the change in format.  One of the reasons why I tend to dislike podcasts is because the need I feel to take notes during them.  My hearing is not what it used to be and youtube auto captioning leaves much to be desired.

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    Breton Nightblade

    While I thoroughly enjoyed the weekly installments of the Rubicon, I can understand the need for this change and look forward to Sunday. Thank you for putting this article together and good luck on the new and improved endeavor!

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    Bosmer Nightblade

    Im going to miss it but, im sure it will be amazing non the less :3 keep it up guys :D

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    Im going to miss the rubicon :(

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    Nord Dragonknight

    I understand that time is something we all would like to have more. Going to miss the Rubicon anyways.


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    Tribe said on April 4, 2013 :


    Thank you for the change in format. One of the reasons why I tend to dislike podcasts is because the need I feel to take notes during them. My hearing is not what it used to be and youtube auto captioning leaves much to be desired.

    In addition to having a hard time recording, editing, and posting in a 2-3 day span with work, I felt that this makes more sense for this exact reason. The nature of the articles I want to write focus on relative intricacies of the game, and intricacies of MMOs in general. With that being the case I felt it would be more prudent to write an entire piece that I can see start to finish which allows me to describe something with a more prepared outlook. I believe it will lead to better content that will be easier to absorb, and ultimately will be seen by more people.

    Either way, thank you all for listening and you can look forward to the new and improved HHH!

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    Altmer Sorcerer


    Good luck guys, Time is money!

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