Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

What truly matters in the grand scheme of video games? Is it the money that teams raise to make them? Is it unnecessary censorship and forum drama? Is it trendy outfits that allow us to play virtual Barbie doll? Maybe it’s all these things and more. That’s why we have a top professional podcasting team, to hash these issues out!

Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we’ve been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted!

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Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Haha this is our “Big desk” always cool to hear about other married couples gaming

Syppi
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Syppi

agemyth Now what I’d love to see are elderly avatars with jiggle physics applied to under-chin fat and arm flaps. Oh man!

Syppi
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Syppi

agemyth Breasts are nothing to be ashamed about, but nothing to be tacklessly exploited for base titillation in MMOs, either (at least in my opinion). This reminds me of how DOA beach volleyball was incredibly proud of their breast physics, so much so that they went insanely overboard with it. It’s not erotic, it doesn’t add anything to the game, it’s just… embarassing.

agemyth
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agemyth

Wew, I also got name dropped near the end there :) /blush

agemyth
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agemyth

Justin, article idea: You explain to developers and the readership with your “first-hand experience” how boobs are not made of jello. Far too many modelers/animators in the game industry seem to have skipped learning anything about human anatomy on their journey to game developerdom.

Bionicall
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Bionicall

Just a thought for Bree, you might want to log in and check out your house in UO sooner rather than later. I know someone who got screwed over by the model changing and missed a weekend (yes an entire weekend of not logging in) and lost his house.

SOLIDAge
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SOLIDAge

great podcast as usual guys.

Dreeb
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Dreeb

Nice podcast! Thank you :)

Riseyra
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Riseyra

Open world Massively PvP? SIGN ME UP!

*punches some other commenter in the face*

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

I don’t have my badge, but I imagine that’s because kickstart email != Livefyre email.  Also it was from both hubby and I, and we both have accounts.  I don’t even know who he is on livefyre, and sometimes I wonder if he follows me around liking my posts in secret… >.> <.<   >.> 
I have real life experience with breasts too.  I always tell my hubby when characters have huge boobs and physical weapons like a two handed sword “She would so strap those down flat, because they can totally get in the way of your swings.”  I agree games don’t need to be realistic, but sometimes I think if people new what owning boobs was like, more so for those who have very larges one, they’d be less inclined to put back breaking sizes on their character.

bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

No More Tears Payment models, the console wars of the MMO genre.

BeerGnome
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BeerGnome

Great podcast as usual!  Keep it up!

plynky12
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plynky12

“That’s a made-up word, don’t worry about it.”  For one, ALL words are made-up. 
Two, the word “transmogrification” dates  from the 17th Century, according to my rather old and tatty copy of the Oxford English dictionary. :)

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

No More Tears Work is just a grind where the progression is a lot harder to see.

Flimflamberge
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Flimflamberge

breetoplay Syppi dantetifosi
*raises hand*

Grifter
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Grifter

There Needs to be a “Troll” Tag !!!

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Tempi Loyheta *this comment has been delete because the user was banned*

Loyheta
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Loyheta

paragonlostinspace Loyheta boing boing boing. My gf is hard of hearing so I was signing this part to her. She was on the verge of tears.

Nanulak
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Nanulak

Nice cast,

Tempi
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Tempi

Loyheta BANNED!!!

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Syppi dantetifosi The irritating part is that they could have made the sub model last a LOT longer, legitimately, without that design-shaping toughen-up-cupcake attitude that drove even people willing to pay subs away.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

paragonlostinspace Eh, the way I look at it, the socializers have just as much right to be here as the achievers — if anything, the socializers were here first and contribute far more to the atmosphere of a game. If designers want the socializers’ money — and they do — they’re going to have to either give the socializers content of their own or make achiever content work for them. Obviously the former would be the ideal.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

I feel like Skyforge is going to be like Warframe for me and my friends.

Syppi
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Syppi

dantetifosi I agree. Actually, WildStar does a LOT of things really well, which I think will come to the forefront once we get past this unfortunate business model and away from the hardcore attitude.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Loyheta paragonlostinspace Justin was cracking me up listening to him explain that with the hair and breasts. Just amused the heck out of me for some reason. I chalk up to his delivery!

Grifter
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Grifter

“No Time for Hand-Holding .. Brief Eye Contact Only” 

LMAO !!!

Loyheta
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Loyheta

paragonlostinspace 3 second delay sounds…. frightening

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Massively is so p2w ;p

Celestia
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Celestia

Remember to rate and review on iTunes or wherever fine MMO podcasts are sold!

dantetifosi
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dantetifosi

Oh now you did it Bree and Justin!  You mentioned WildStar going B2P/F2P.

All kidding aside, just don’t go to the official forums and mention B2P/F2P or you will get bombarded by WS fanboys telling you how the game is making a comeback and it doesn’t need a payment model change, even with the last 2 financial reports and the downward slope since launch.

Caerulei
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Caerulei

Syppi Caerulei Doing a jukebox heroes for it would be great.  Skyforge displays a great variance and has the cultural reflection on the Russian appreciation for music.  Also, I’m enjoying the story so far alot.  Despite the poor voice acting, I can tell there’s a lot of drama going on with the characters I get to interact with.  Very interested in where the “Gravedigger” arc goes.

I also appreciate the non-western approach to the player character.  The player is not the “chosen one”, which is bizarre, because you’re on your way to ascending into godhood.  Rather, you are an immortal, and like yourself and all the other gods you’re trying to find your place in all of this.  It’s a clever sense of tension between what your character is, and the presentation of the story that I’ve never experienced in other games.

dantetifosi
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dantetifosi

I know Wildstar get a lot of crap here, but one of the things it does really well is the soundtrack.

No More Tears
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No More Tears

So I discovered today that these podcasts are good to listen to while grinding or working — same thing? I used this podcast while I was “having fun” looking for top-tier guns in RE Revelations 2, and it worked pretty well… although the high laughter content and crying babies was an odd mix with the sounds of gunfire.
And yes, I would be happy to never hear people try to argue about F2P vs. B2P vs. sub vs. whatever. Listening to the selective reasoning supporting arguments where there’s only one clear winner is always frustrating. But I guess that’s just how people are wired, right? Sports, politics, debate, video games — there’s almost always a need to determine a winner or maybe just identify with one group or school of thought. I’ll find the arguments to support my side, damn you!
Anyways, I wonder if there’s an MMO where you can enter a negotiation or compromise mode with the raid boss. Like, “hey, stop killing me now and instead of a 5% chance drop of your epics, I’ll give you a guaranteed cash payout! You can’t really be winners, but this way you can’t really lose either!” I remember you could do something like that in earlier Persona games where you could talk to demons, and some of the friendlier or more curious ones would chat with you. Depending on how your conversation went, some would run away, give you stuff, join your party, or just get pissed.

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omedon666
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omedon666

Yay! Podcast went up just in time for my walk to work!

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Bree Podcast comment…  

Bree says “I can give anybody anything.”

I’ll just see myself out now because I just…I just can’t. heh.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

I can’t agree with you Bree on your points about the content stuff. They shouldn’t cater to those who don’t truly want to play an mmo-rpg. If they want to hang out and chat on chat as you mentioned, fine but they shouldn’t be able to bypass mmo-rpg game content to get to only one aspect of the game. Maybe they need to play “another” genre of mmo. I’m tired of game developers trying to bend over backwards to embrace every type of mmo game play and fit it into the mmo-rpg genre.  (This in regards to your end comments)

Syppi
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Syppi

Caerulei It’s pretty, I want to listen through the entire OST at some point.

Syppi
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Syppi

Needmoreloot It’s a long story of file sizes and storage limitations and a month that had five Tuesdays. I shan’t bore you with it.

Caerulei
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Caerulei

Dat Skyforge music though.

Needmoreloot
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Needmoreloot

Is there a secret episode 8a? ;D

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

LOL! Boob Physics by Justin ™ hehe.

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