Massively OP Podcast Episode 39: Giving thanks

With the holidays craziness beginning, Bree and Justin take a somber, dignified moment to give their thanks for MMO gaming. After which they complain about outta whack developers, speculate on the new year, and handle a whole bunch of listener emails.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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szwierzy
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szwierzy

I know this will knock one of Bree’s sacred cows, but CoH had one of the most insidiously gameplay limitations I ever experienced during a trial/f2p acct. I rolled my char and immediately realized their default mouse setting was inverse. After the game made it clear I had to give them money just to set the mouse to normal, I couldn’t uninstall fast enough. As someone who buys/bought tons of mmo’s, I can safely say that had the game been even remotely competent, I would’ve bought it, but that little cheap nickel move cost them a customer. Pretty telling when a guy who gave funcom money for six months of half-baked AoC thinks you’re not dealing on the level.

milosanx
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milosanx

I knew I was going to be the minority with my mail topic..but clearly Justin making a suggesting of minecraft wasn’t very helpful. Bree as always very insightful. I was looking for that 20 min extra rant as I always enjoy those rants.
ANything really meant within the confines of the world and genre. Basically I always look for the simulator style of mmo sandbox, which I should have also stated.
Thank guys for adding my mail..I have already sent you another :P

Emmanuel Carabott
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Emmanuel Carabott

Actually not only does black desert have a housing system, it probably has one of the most extensive housing system in an MMO yet. There will be no land grab though because they decided a while ago to make housing instance based rather then open world. That opened up a lot of interesting features though. 

In Black Desert towns have a good number of houses available for sale. Players can buy more then one, in fact they need to buy more then one cause housing also ties into crafting. You can use your properties in different ways, not just as a personal house but also as a warehouse, blacksmith, shipyard etc…

imayb1
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imayb1

dionm01 As a person who bought the game, you still have access to basically everything you could do before HoT…
That said, there are gripes and grumbles from people who play primarily/only WvW because of changes to how WvW bonuses are done via guild halls now. The new scribe craft is… atrociously bad and it’s the new way to get prohibitively expensive WvW supply drops and such. The access is still there, as long as you join a guild with a hall, but the method changed for the worse.

It also stinks that non-HoT players cannot have access to guild buffs. The buffs used to be passive, but now you chose one 24-hour personal buff from whatever you guild has available. While non-HoT players can go into guild halls, they are not allowed to converse with the merchants there… and thus, cannot grab the free-to-guidies buffs those merchants provide. Those are the only examples I know of.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Esoteric Coyote Zulika_Mi_Nam Most of the ones that get in my house do so through the sliding glass doors.  The weatherstripping is flexible enough for them to nudge and since those doors work via a wheel on the raised ridge the space between wheels is big enough for the smaller ones to wiggle through.

Jake Young
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Jake Young

Quincha Jake Young Its because the main player base of guild wars does not understand that these restrictions have been placed on you. And with fast travel people are bouncing around a lot. I understand that you feel the need to defend your game but this has been the most restricted i have ever experienced in a free to play game. That include Star wars the old republic.

Jake Young
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Jake Young

Quincha only if you are mutual friends can you talk anytime. Just adding them as a friend on your side still puts restrictions. You can talk to people if they are on the same zone as you if they leave for any reason or you need to you lose access to be able to talk to them. 

Party chat is definitely disabled for long enough that you just don’t use it and people try to figure out why you are not responding and eventually you just get kicked.

dionm01
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dionm01

Quincha Yeah, as of this post I’m stuck in stop and go traffic fighting holiday traffic on the freeways trying to ” Get Out of L.A.” here in Southern California.  This is a ZOO!!!  out here.  It sucks sometimes when you have to work for living.
Dion

dionm01
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dionm01

Quincha I’ll have to check out the chart once I get home from work. Thanks for the post.
Dion

Jake Young
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Jake Young

First of all i wanted to say Thanks for choosing my question its one of those things that you hope for but never actually expect to see happen. One of the most frustrating things about it is you have people sending you tells to try and help and want to help but you can no longer respond to them as you have hit your limit of whispers. I havn’t really figured out what the exact limitation is. I did find out even if i had managed to find a group i wouldn’t be able to use party chat until level 30. World V World unlocked i guess at level 60.

I was unable to go to lion’s arch until level 35 or leave the starting area until level 10 both of which were minor inconveniences since i didn’t really know that lions arch was even a thing until well past that. One of the things it has created for me is a huge gap in knowledge about the game. I am level 80 elementalist and did not find utility abilities until around level 55. Until recently i did not realize you could switch weapons to get a new set of abilities. Oh one of the funnier ones is i thought i was doing something that was evade bugging monsters for a short time turns out the evade that pops up over their heads in normal. Basically it churned out a level 80 that fundamentally does not understand how the game works on any level. 

Other restrictions i cannot buy things from the Auction House or sell them. I cannot use any of the PvP chat channels even /say seems to be blocked behind buying the game so coordinating with your team is not even feasible. I have found a completely dead Free to play forum that is linked off of their main forum site. There seems to be a moderator trying to answer the meager posts of people that have managed to find the forum. There is a large chunk of the gem store goodies i cannot purchase i am not sure if this is due to being free or just not having latest expansion.  There is no Daily login Bonus for free accounts. I cannot send items or money through the mail.  Even if i had managed to find a guild i would have no guild bank access. Bag slots are limited to three. 

This is not free to play its a trial which would be fine if they had billed it as that. 

Anyway thanks MOP you guys rock!.