Massively OP Podcast Episode 29: Pathfinder fading

When an MMO studio virtually closes overnight, what can that mean for the game in question? This week, Bree and Justin tackle the sad news of Pathfinder Online, WildStar’s free-to-play date, and a possible new MMO studio!

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Fenryr
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Fenryr

With Pathfinder I dodged a bullet, luckily there were better and more promising games around :-)

salidar
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salidar

Guys the levels are really off this week. Justin is sooooo quiet compared to Bree that I have to turn it way up when he’s talking, then have to turn it down for Bree, and the music ends up being shockingly loud. Hope you can tweak that sometime.

dionm01
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dionm01

I just wanted to make a comment regarding Wild Star topic.  As of this post yesterday I got the closed beta key on the PTR.  So I downloaded it an installed it.  And because I’m a total noob in the wild star universe, it’s all shiny and new to me.  And as you guys are aware that was by design.  I knew this would go free to play eventually and in my opinion for the better.  So far I’m having fun but I sure don’t know what I’m doing.
I would recommend if anybody wants to play the game from a buy to play perspective, I would recommend go ahead and getting the standard edition or the deluxe edition to get the perks.  At least you’ll have those perks that you can take advantage of with your account.
As I did with star wars the old Republic, I will do what I can to purchase everything in wild star as a buy to play account wide purchases.  The best thing they did is not having any gates that would restrict youtube content like old Republic does.
If old Republic wasn’t as restrictive, I would be playing that more than anything because let’s face it I and many others are star star wars fans.  Wild star however is not a big IP and doesn’t draw me to it as star wars would.  But again, I may continue playing the beta and enjoy every bit of it that I can.
From your friendly neighborhood MMO player
Dionsol

PS: take that Blizzard Entertainment, for ruining our game for the love of “Money” and not “Passion”.
Oh by the way, anybody else get the closed beta key and what do you guys think about it, love to hear your thoughts.

dionm01
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dionm01

BalsBigBrother Well said my friend, I totally agree with your synopsis in which you stated above.  Never take anything for granted.  That hit me more so recently (well about two years ago) with a loss of my mom when she died of ovarian cancer.  
When it comes to electronics I remember the first time I log into a bulletin board system using wildcats software and talking to people online, downloading files and that sort of thing.  Using a whopping 300 baud modem with my commodore 64.  And is you all may of guest this was 1981.  Being able to talk to a friend via Texting back and forth was really cool.  It’s amazing how things changed over the years.  Now I know how my great grandparents felt to a degree that were born just before the turn of the century and during their lives seeing the expansion of electricity that we all use for granted, the invention of flight, the invention of a car, the invention of a phone, the invention of TV and the ability for man to go in space.
We in our time have witnessed the advance’s of said things we take for granted.  Along with the creation of the Internet, which in my opinion is just as important as the other things I stated above.  I’m looking forward to my older years into what new advances I will see before I leave this earth and go west.  
Long live technology it is the lifeblood of the soul.
Live long and prosper
Dionsol

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I’d have to concur. Look at where the yesman escort got George Lucas on his more recent efforts.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I did that once. Spent hours in the courthouse lobby only to have the clerk finally come out and tell us ‘nope, don’t need you, you’re few to leave’.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

‘Online gaming’ for me started with RPGs played over telnet BBS systems, so don’t worry, you’re in good company. :)

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Just got caught up on the podcast and it was worth waiting for as it had a mini Brant (A Bree Rant) and I absolutely agree with it too.  People take a lot for granted and they become blase about them right up to the point that it is no longer there for them  and then its the end of the world for them at least it would seem so from the way many of them carry on in such circumstances.
I have been reminded of this myself recently when I agreed to go look after my dad’s cats for a couple of weeks while he is on vacation.  He lives in the countryside surrounded by cows and all that good stuff. This also means that his internet is not the best in the world and it may take me a few minutes to post what I am typing now.
The remarkable thing is that I can remember a time when he didn’t even have a telephone land line.  He had to walk a mile or so to a phone box if he wanted to ring anyone and relied on the mail as his main form of communication.  The fact that I can now contact people anywhere in the world from the comfort of his house out here in the fields is quite remarkable in that context.  It makes you appreciate what a great thing the internet is, what you can do with it and the difference it makes to people.   
Don’t take anything or anyone for granted, take the time to appreciate it or them for what they are and the difference they can make to people.

I can also remember the play by mail games that Justin mentioned briefly at the end of the podcast. The main one I used to play one called It’s A Crime. That was kind of a gang based resource management thing where the goal was to build up you gang and become the godfather of the city.  I used to play one based around role playing a vampire but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of that one but seem to remember it being more of a creative story writing thing but also a lot of fun.  I also now feel really really old  /sigh

kofteburger
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kofteburger

pfofirefighter The game will code itself now on?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf