Massively OP Podcast: Episode 16

Free-to-play: Is it the albatross around the neck of the doomed or the ray of salvation that could spell years of bounty to come? That’s but one of many exciting topics that the podcast crew tackles today! Want more previews of today’s subjects? Here are two: ham and milk! Seriously!

Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we’ve been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted!

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Pennlion
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Pennlion

As can be seen with Echo of Soul hype does not equal quality, On the other hand a lack of hype does not mean a bad game. I am currently play Aura Kingdom which got little hype, in part because it went from announcement to launch in under 3 months. Even though it has had 7 content updates since launch it has been under the radar because Aeria Games does not do post launch promotion. It is a casul focused game and so not for everyone, but I have been playing since beta and still log in almost every day, Favorite feature is the party finder which has taken my group play from less than 5%   of my . game time to more than 25% of my game time. Aura kingdom does have an 85% pasotive rating ..on Steam. An interesting decision by X-Legend was to not show the armor in the game just your costume. You do get several costumes from quests and some as rare loot drops. There are also several available in the auction house for only a few gold. So what do you think of this idea? This would be a good game for Justin to play with his kids or his wife. Tell her she can play a bard and have a pet unicorn. And Bree there is a housing system in the pipeline.

spoilofthelamb
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spoilofthelamb

On water nymphs- in DDO, you can play a druid and spec into becoming an elemental. It might be close?
http://ddowiki.com/page/Wild_Shape#Elemental_Forms

imayb1
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imayb1

GW2’s chain whip sword is lame. It only animates for certain skills, rather than all of them. You can watch a demo video on Dulfy if you’re curious. (http://dulfy.net/2015/05/26/gw2-chain-whip-sword-and-mad-scientist-outfit-now-available/)

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

goettel That’s more than a fair point. In that scenario, I’d have to wait until WoW is in severe decline, and I don’t want to wish for that day to come either. Bah!

goettel
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goettel

TomTurtle As long as WoW is doing amazing (and it still is, compared to any other MMO), I doubt they will. Why would they get in the ring with themselves?

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

Oh no, I hope that race question doesn’t make my culture question moot. D:
I’m sure the Marvel Heroes developers saw little profit in the potions as the main motivator to drop them. Talk up the change as a PR boost, doesn’t hurt!
I wonder if WildStar will get nearly as much coverage now before they make the conversion. It’s hard to top that model transition news after all.

TomTurtle
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TomTurtle

AvatarOP Say whaaat? No way, not Blizzard… :P
It was inevitable. Blizzard is good at adopting trends and making them their own. It does make me sad though that they’ve moved away from MMOs so much. I wish they’d make another. :(

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Pandalulz See, it’s an untapped cute market. :D

breetoplay
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breetoplay

bossrprouse Thank you!

DasBenty
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DasBenty

Been waiting for Wildstar to change up their model, so just ordered a box copy to get the game time/possible mount then will probably re-sub through to the conversion. One of those dumb/colorful games that makes me happy to wander in to make me forget the boringness of work and life-junk