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Join Massively OP’s Justin Olivetti and friends every few weeks for “a musical journey through MMO soundscapes in the first and only MMO music podcast on the internet. [The official Battle Bards podcast site]

Battle Bards Episode 74: Black Desert Online

This eastern sandbox import has many people playing and talking about it, but are they listening to Black Desert Online? The Battle Bards are, naturally, and in this conversation-packed episode, they charge through this fantasy soundtrack to glean the best and discard the rest!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 74: Black Desert Online for you after the break!

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Battle Bards Episode 73: Spooky & Magical II

By popular demand — which you should read as “Syl’s imperial fiat” — the Battle Bards podcast is returning to the fertile musical landscape of spooky and magical tunes. From undead taverns to fairy courts, the bards explore all manner of sparkly, moody themes. So turn the lights down low, brew your favorite beverage, and enjoy!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 73: Spooky & Magical II for you after the break featuring music tracks from Lord of the Rings Online, Final Fantasy XIV, ArcheAge, World of Warcraft, and more!

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Battle Bards Episode 72: Listeners’ request anniversary

Can you believe it — it’s the third anniversary of Battle Bards already! Three years ago, Steff, Syp, and Syl joined forces to create the world’s first, best, and only MMORPG music podcast. It’s been an incredible ride, and for the show’s birthday the Bards have invited our listeners to contribute more of their favorite tracks for a listeners request show! It’s a plus-sized show, so enjoy – and thanks everyone for sticking with us through 72 episodes!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 72: Listeners’ request anniversary for you after the break featuring music tracks from The Secret World, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV, Star Wars Galaxies, EVE Online, Glitch, and more!

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Battle Bards Episode 71: Ragnarok Online 2

Let’s get this out of the way up front: No, Ragnarok Online 2 isn’t the type of game that you’d think would have a terrific soundtrack, and yes, it totally has a terrific soundtrack. On this episode, the Battle Bards skip through renowned Japanese composer Yoko Kanno’s score, picking out their favorite tracks from this fantasy MMO. Will they convince you that this is a hidden gem? Listen and see!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 71: Ragnarok Online 2 for you after the break!

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Battle Bards Episode 70: MMO Ambience

While loud and brash music might be what often grabs our attention, the astute soundhound will keep an ear out for beautiful low-key pieces that weave through MMORPGs. Today the Battle Bards crew dials it back to look at tracks that exude ambience in all of its forms. From Final Fantasy XIV to Chronicles of Spellborn, interesting and noteworthy ambient tracks were unearthed, dissected, and returned to the soil for future blossoming.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 70: MMO Ambience for you after the break!

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Battle Bards Episode 69: FFXIV Heavensward

The Battle Bards are taking an airship back to Eorzea to cover the soundtrack to the first expansion to Final Fantasy XIV, Heavensward. How does the expansion’s score stack up to the original? How does it connect to Final Fantasies of the past? And will Syl spoil the plot for Syp? So many questions… so many mini-rants. It’s a great show!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 69: FFXIV Heavensward for you after the break!

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Battle Bards Episode 66: The best of MOBA music

This week on the Battle Bards podcast, the crew branches out from the familiar territory of MMO soundtracks and into the wild, untamed regions of MOBA scores. With a survey of titles such as League of Legends, Infinite Crisis, SMITE, and Heroes of the Storm, it’s a musical journey that will rouse the fighter in all of us!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 66: MOBAs for you after the break!

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Battle Bards podcast listens to Fallen Earth’s soundtrack

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, takes to the apocalypse with this week’s look at Fallen Earth’s soundtrack. What kind of music do you listen to after the end of the world? Turns out that it’s a bit westerny, a bit actiony, and very atmosphericy.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 65: Fallen Earth for you after the break!

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Battle Bards podcast listens to MMO character creation music

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, returns to listen to the oft-neglected character creation themes. What music do composers create for us to listen while we craft our MMO avatars? It turns out that there’s quite a wide range of tunes!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 62: Character Creation Music for you after the break!
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Battle Bards MMO music podcast goes on an endless journey

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, returns for its 60th episode in which the co-hosts explore the theme of “endless journey” — rich, multi-faceted tracks that tell a story.

From Aion to Lord of the Rings Online to Elder Scrolls Online and more, the crew takes a trip through several sweeping MMO soundtracks while debating the finer points of each.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

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Battle Bards podcast debates The Crew’s soundtrack

Battle Bards, the world’s first and only MMO music podcast, is back this week with a look at The Crew’s soundtrack. The album was composed by Joseph Trapanese, who is well-known for his work on feature films such as Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

This high-octane score has the three co-hosts debating its merits and pitfalls, each choosing their favorite tracks to showcase. There’s also a contest for listeners to identify a snippet of MMO music to win a free game!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. It’s available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

Looking for the Massively Speaking podcast? We’re taking a week off due to Skype’s worldwide issues this past Monday, but stay tuned as we’ll return next week!

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Battle Bards podcast features percussion-heavy MMO music

You may or may not know that MOP’s Justin is involved in a second podcast after this site’s weekly show. Twice a month, he and two other video game soundtrack fans get together to record Battle Bards, the world’s best and only MMO music podcast.

Today on Battle Bards, the trio investigates percussion-heavy tracks, including selections from WildStarAion, and Destiny. There’s a lot more variety than you would assume possible, as each co-host chooses his or her favorite pieces.

You can download the one-hour episode or listen to it after the break!

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