Massively OP Podcast Episode 36: Team Sparkles

Bree is the world’s biggest vampire and Star Trek fan! This and other dubious “facts” are what you’ll discover on this week’s show, as the podcast crew talks about CCP’s White Wolf sale, several major game updates, and something called “post-purchase rationalization.”

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Pennlion
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Pennlion

What I would like to see is a voice chat feature for parties. Everyone who joins a party would be in voice chat with all other party members. It is to hard to type will fighting..

Flimflamberge
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Flimflamberge

Esoteric Coyote Syppi Grifter Ocelot Providers. “When you need vicious wildcats in bulk, you need Massively Ocelot Providers.”

fluffymagicalunicorn
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fluffymagicalunicorn

breetoplay SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

That may be true, Bree, but I think that the core audiences are likely to be fairly different for a classic or even New World of Darkness based game and something like ‘the Revival’.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Always a pleasure to listen to the podcast!  Bree and Justin are such naturals.

Anyways, while Bree was trying to think of her PPR phrase, I kept on mouthing the words, “Sunk Cost!  Sunk Cost!” only to be wrong, although it’s pretty much the same thing.  I probably have tried to be like Justin, and rationalize an iffy purchase to *myself*, but I’ve never understood why people feel the need to project that onto others.  Just annoying.

Phrase of the week:  Minimum Viable Halloween!

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

breetoplay Zax19taken But the horror of waiting.  Woe is us, we get no discussion on HoT and we must wait another week.  WOE! WOE IS US!!!!
But seriously, glad to hear you got the pc together and waited one week, I’m sure we can all wait another.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

Whoops, posted this on the wrong comment section… I think I need more coffee…

I tried to have that discussion on the HoT forums about how just because you need people for a hero point or event doesn’t make it social.  If you can replace players with a NPC and not notice the difference it’s not social!  Hell!  NPCs have scripted conversations more than players do!  But everyone is all “LAWL!  It’s social because you need more than one person.”  Not at all. If you added followers to GW2, I don’t think anyone would notice if you gave them the ability to dodge, hell they might perform better than some players.  /shrugs

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

breetoplay SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably Huh. I am too much of a WoD fanboi to do anything other than strongly disagree, but that’s possibly because I’m just that biased.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably Grimdark is grimdark whether supernatural or not. :D

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

Syppi Grifter Boo!  I liked that part. Obscene Pantaloons, Orange Popsicles, Optional Pickles, Overly-attached Porpoise, Outing Police, Outrageous Pill-bugs, Outraged Pipers, Oyster Pepper, Obviously Popular,  Oblivious Platypus, Overt Patty-cake, Obese Polecats.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Zax19taken I hadn’t played (think I explain midway in that my gaming PC was dead for a week and a half). We’re planning a special Tina episode this week as long as Justin’s wife doesn’t go into labor. :P

Zax19taken
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Zax19taken

You’re still clipping Justin. Also, Bree and no HoT talk, really??

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Syppi Grifter “Orange Pumpkin”? Being Halloween-time and all.

Superbrak
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Superbrak

Syppi Grifter The OP stands for Ornery Parakeets. That’s right! Massively OP has recently purchased Rovio and is prepping to enter the mobile space!

Grifter
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Grifter

Syppi Grifter Maybe you can let your Listeners give you a few ideas :)

Syppi
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Syppi

Grifter Heh I’m retiring that bit — I was starting to run out of them!

Grifter
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Grifter

But .. But .. But… What Does OP Stand For?

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Actually Bree in a lot of the old text based online multi-player rpgs, there was “grouping”. The mechanic at least. If you closed your group they couldn’t join your group nor loot a creature killed etc. But I do agree with you that it isn’t required as mechanic and yeah socializing is for an mmo-rpg. ;)

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Durenas

Makhiel
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Makhiel

Although it takes a while to reach one there are a few loading screens on the road to Minas Tirith. To reach Rohan you need to go through the Fords of Isen (1 screen to phase between pre- and post-battle state) and since Anórien isn’t in the game yet you have to go through the Paths of the Dead (2 more screens) and reach the White City from the south.

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

WoD not necessary because of Revival? That’s…. an odd thing to say. Revival may be some kind of dark setting — I’m not even sure — but it’s clearly not all about vampires, werewolves, hidden societies and so on.
I love the idea of a test though, sort of. I’ve always thought that a test to post on a game’s official forums should be mandatory. They should at least understand the game that they’re playing before they go complain about it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-purchase_rationalization

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Durenas 
Because he would “live long and prosper”?

Durenas
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Durenas

Spock would make the best vampire. /discuss

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