Massively OP Podcast: Episode 18

Crazy news week leads to crazy talk on today’s podcast, as Justin and Bree talk about Elder Scrolls Online’s console launch, SWTOR’s expansion reveal, the return of flying to World of Warcraft, and more!

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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dionm01
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dionm01

Kordanor dionm01 Thank you thank you, I was wondering if anybody was listening to my comment, the hits have been really weak. I just didn’t want to do a WALL of TEXT and bore the readers here it massively OP.  So I appreciate you listening and to all the others (all six if you) thank you.
These are not real hard to produce, but it does take a little time on my part especially when you’re driving at the same time you’re recording, but it is not distracting enough to worry about.  I do these on a impulse bases while listening to the podcast.
As of this post, I had done all the pre requisites as stated in my audio comment, now I’m on the Rep grind and should take me at least a month or so to complete.  Sad panda, if I was one.  But this is how it is, and hopefully Blizzard will learn from this exercise and next time incorporate flying into the quest structure or some other integration for the next expansion so we as a player wouldn’t notice the difference and they themselves would not have to go through the drama that is spawned from this. We as a player’s can feel more good about the game and just play to have fun.  Because that is why we’re all here.  I’m certainly getting long winded here, so I’ll let you go, take care and I’ll see you somewhere in game.
Thank you all again,
Dion Markgraf
AKA: Dionsol
Lvl 100 Undead Warlock
Terokkar US

Kordanor
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Kordanor

dionm01 Great comment, completely agree!

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

Technically true, yes. I would like to think most people calling for impartiality in the case of a news site like MOP aren’t asking for an impossible standard though.

agemyth
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agemyth

TomTurtle Ironweakness Impartiality is a myth. We all have biases that affect the way we think and write about things even in reporting news.

agemyth
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agemyth

Zeplini If they are playing and liking that game right now, there is reason to talk about it. If there was notable news about Marvel Heroes in the pervious week, there is another reason to talk about it in the news segment.
It is a popular game. It shouldn’t just be ignored.

Bionicall
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Bionicall

BalsBigBrother We mentioned this very thing in the comments section of the levelling tips article Justin wrote. There is nothing to guide a new player when they hit 60. Thanks for that link, I think it is very helpful(even for someone that has many researched the game thoroughly). Especially when it comes to “tiering” the content, describing what you need to face the increasing difficulty of content. Now all we need is something like that in game…

dionm01
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dionm01

My comments while driving home from work regarding WOW Flying Aftermath enjoy. Hopfully you all and see and click on the Sound cloud link. https://soundcloud.com/dion-markgraf-dionsol/dsol-massively-op-ep18-061720151315
Thank you for Listening 
Dion Markgraf
AKA: Dionsol
LVL 100 Undead Warlock 
Terokkar US

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Zeplini
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Zeplini

Please no more about marvel super heroes, seems to be a bit of native advertising :(

Ironweakness
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Ironweakness

Thank you for the response. I know this was not the first ad but it was different with New Egg, Massively OP does not report on hardware retailers, but it does report on MMO developers and games. That’s the distinction, that’s what led me to inquire about it.
However I realize this is par for the course with radio and podcasting and to be fair I personally don’t like it period. It feels dishonest because a person who may or may not actually care one wit about the product is stating the advertisement. It may not technically be personal endorsement, but as a regular listener of several podcasts it has always felt that way.
With Massively OP podcast’s obvious affiliation with the news site, that same appearance of personal edorsement when advertising a specific MMO comes across like a conflict of interest, at least to me. Please don’t take any of this as an attack on your integrity as individuals or as a business, I’ve never seen evidence of that, but appearances and reputations matter in business. If enough listeners and readers had the same response that I did, I think that could be harmful in the long run.
Then again, I could be in the minority. I’m being vocal on the Internet and I hear that’s usually the case when one is doing such things. I want MOP to be successful so I am 100% behind advertisements as revenue streams but one of the reasons I value this site and the writers is that commitment to integrity. So if there is anything worth taking from this inquiry, know that one listener was concerned by that advertisement and keep your ears to the ground for others who may feel the same.
Agsin, thank you both for responding. I look forward to the podcast next week.

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

Ironweakness I know on Massively of old they were proud of their ethics, such as for not taking any money to visit events and such. Since the transition, there’s been more compromises easing up on such limitations, which some could have come from management of old more than their own desire.
Honestly nothing they’ve done thus far has really irked me, but I do feel that they can’t claim clear conscience impartiality anymore. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a bit sad nonetheless. In my mind, I appreciate that they’re still up and running and if they have to make such minor concessions, so be it. I’ll still keep a careful eye out for anything crossing the line of course.