Massively OP Podcast Episode 27: SmedSoft

What is John Smedley up to? That’s the question of the hour, as Bree and Justin speculate on the news that the former Daybreak president has started up his own company. Other topics in today’s show include BIG NUMBERS from two MMOs, a prison server that you must pay for, and a superhero game that’s letting you walk on the bad side.

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ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

One recent MMO that has developer run events is Firefall. That dev team was great with community stuff and this was a part of that. The promoted and ran a whole heap of events. PLayed quite regular and would group up with people. Then there are the mod powers of spawning events, mobs and stuff just randomly or when sufficient chat had provoked it haha. There were also a few events were the devs piloted certain Chosen bosses that were attacking the capital – crazy fun

zoward
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zoward

hostagecat  Props to Larry and Eliot for doing a great job holding down the fort while Bree was packing/moving/unpacking/etc. There’s no place to hide on a two person podcast. I couldn’t do it.

enamelizer
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enamelizer

“MOP After Dark” is my favorite radio show.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Syppi breetoplay Bugger. I thought of a word that I didn’t actually type which makes one of those sentences look rather odd.

 “Also I don’t consider it really putting someone down because you’d rather (skim/skip) certain types of rants ya know.”

   I meant to use either skim or skip in that sentence but since I was still juggling in my head as I typed it out I somehow didn’t use either! ((flails))

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Syppi breetoplay paragonlostinspace   Nah, it makes you all more human Justin. More relatable, honestly I doubt that Lethality would be offended. I just totally mind blanked when I heard the comment and couldn’t resist asking. :) Also I don’t consider it really putting someone down because you’d rather certain types of rants ya know. 

Regardless, thank you both for clearing up my brain fart as to why you might have wanted to skim some posts at times. OMG! You’re human! You and your pajama pants wearing partner in late night podcast silliness! Heh.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

breetoplay paragonlostinspace  Oh yeah, doh. I’d forgotten how intensely pro Wildstar he can/could be. Not sure how I could have forgotten that. heh.

Syppi
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Syppi

breetoplay paragonlostinspace Yeah it’s not a big thing or a grudge at all. I just got used to skimming over some rants in the past but I didn’t mean to put anyone down. Sometimes I talk without thinking and I should have cut out that part! Chalk it up to recording at 10pm.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

paragonlostinspace Lethality used to have a rep for being a bit of an extreme WildStar fanatic. It got a bit crazy/trollish; he was good at whipping comment sections into a frenzy over his proclamations about WS, and he said some rude things about MOP specifically. But he pretty much put an end to that after the F2P announcement, and he’s been really constructive ever since.
I probably shouldn’t speak for Justin, but that would be my guess. I kinda wish we’d deleted that bit; I mentioned his name because he’d said something clever, after all.
Pajama pants forever! :D

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Kalamari hostagecat Someone’s got to spend an extra 30 mins a week talking about SWG am I right?! <3

breetoplay
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breetoplay

agemyth She’ll be back soon, no worries! She deserved that vacation. :D

Celestia
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Celestia

Another outstanding episode!

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Trying to figure out/recall what Lethality could have done that makes Justin not read his posts.(He made mention of that in the podcast). Curiosity killed the cat. heh. Anyhow good podcast, welcome back Bree and the pajama pants. lol I think I just prefer Justin and Bree’s interplay, they mesh well in these video casts and honestly this is the only podcast I listen to regularly. So kudos to both of them for making me a podcast listener, even if it is basically only theirs!

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

agemyth paragonlostinspace     Agreed. I have nothing against shallower games that are a quick, fun distraction. I just want something more in depth, meaty and immersive when it comes to my mmo-rpg play. I don’t want to read a comic, I want a long assed, huge book. :)

agemyth
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agemyth

paragonlostinspace That is sadly just the nature of the post-WoW industry. I figure we may as well thank the locusts for their early population and cash infusion and bid them a respectful farewell when the next game launches. This can really hurt public perception of games though when the mass exodus happens.

hostagecat
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hostagecat

I totally understand the need for NCsoft to do well, and nobody wants the emptiness caused by games folding. But i refuse to ever buy or support a a game published by NCsoft ever again, since they shut down my beloved COH!!!!!!

I know its shallow but im still holding a grudge!!!!!

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Talking about Trove and Steam. Right, if it’s got an easy nothing really required to get into it, it’s cute and it’s free then you are going to get a lot of activity until the content locusts consume everything offered and go to the next free mmo. :(

agemyth
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agemyth

Yay, podcast! Yay, Bree.
Now get your stream monkey back to streaming and everything will be good in the MOP universe!

Vagabond_Sam
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Vagabond_Sam

They’re is a Trove ad floating around YouTube. Popped up last night and i was impressed by the overall quality of the ad

Yangers
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Yangers

Ha! That’s what I thought too.

Kalamari
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Kalamari

hostagecat bree is back = podcast is 30 min. longer! love it!^^

hostagecat
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hostagecat

WOHOOO BREE is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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