Massively OP Podcast: Episode 21

    
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Has Blizzard lost its passion for World of Warcraft? What’s going on with RIFT these days? Are there any third gender options in MMOs? And how much patience does MOP have for studios’ tendency to do weasley “soft launches?” It’s questions like these that need answers, and these two podcasters have been drafted to deal with them. It’s a sizzling show of hard words and high tea!

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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Leylin
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Leylin

Hey, I took the liberty of sharing this on /r/mmorpg to help generate more attention. Hope you guys don’t mind! 

MassivelyOP Podcast: Episode 21 from MMORPG

amkosh
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amkosh

Hmm, Nikki eh?  well I happen to find that (and Nicole) as fairly nice girl’s name, but if you don’t like it, then Bree it is ;)

bargamer
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bargamer

I make characters based on what is the default or optimal camera angle: If I’m playing in 1st-person, such as a shooter, I’m going to make a male character, because I wish to identify with him. If the game is best played in 3rd-person, and I’m going to be constantly staring at their front-and-center ass, I’m going to make a female character, because I happen to be a straight man. It is no more or less complicated than that.

ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

Mochaccino I always thought the popori were too – they’re just too fluffy to care

ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

DahkohtLewin hmmm.. It’s unusual and interesting races I tend to pick and something, be it plant, animal or a sentient sea anemone that isn’t typically gendered might be rather interesting. PLus who could argue with having access to both styles of clothing

ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

another argument just looking at the black and white – eh eh eh

ABout the third gender thing I would say the sylvari would be close. Yes appearance wise there is the two but they are plants, I seriously doubt they have the same characteristics that we use to classify sex.

Kaiser Sosey
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Kaiser Sosey

This was a great podcast! You two Youts are totally right about WOW. Arrogance reigns whenever a Dev opens their mouth now. The way they handled the flying in Draenor debacle (I love that word, fits so many things) was the ultimate insult to the very people that keep the game alive, the paying customer. Oh we will give you flying, but you’re gonna have to jump through all these hoops first. As a long time WOW player who left a little while ago, this is really sad. WOW was my first MMO, got me into gaming in general. I joined a great guild with friends and coworkers and had a great run. I had some amazing times in WOW, from game play to just talking to guildies. Now the game has become what it is today.

I can’t help but think this is a concerted effort by Blizz to take WOW down to the point where they don’t have to worry about it anymore. They have Hearthstone, ect. to replace the money stream. I think they are wanting to get out of the MMO biz. The real tell tale was the cancelation of Titan for me. They saw that the gaming market was changing to shorter quick gratification games where they could easily capitalize and went that route. Keep in mind, the company to bring us the most successful MMO to date has no other MMO in development that we know of.

Shame on Blizz if this is the case. Arrogant Devs spitting out condescending BS to the player base in an attempt to reduce WOW to a more “Managable” populace. All the players that have supported WOW and Blizz throughout the years deserve much better than this. Hell, we made a couple of the top guys Billionaires. You would think the remember where they came from. The whole Draenor thing has been insult after injury from day one.

I never thought I would type these words, but Blizz will be lucky if they ever get any of my money in the future. To much competiton, to many games that the Devs actually like the player base. 

I’ll never forget how I felt when I stepped foot on Azeroth for the first time. Thanks for the memories…

enamelizer
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enamelizer

MewmewGirl Yangers Ignorant of what?

enamelizer
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enamelizer

melissamcdon I never play humans in MMOs if I don’t have to, so I don’t want to be limited by your icky human sexes.

enamelizer
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enamelizer

chosenxeno You are confusing gender with sex. And even then ignoring people that are born with both testes and ovaries (hermaphrodites).