Perfect Ten: Where to get your MMO podcast fix

    
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We’ll assume since you’re a savvy gamer reading Massively OP that you’re already well aware of the world’s best MMO podcast. But what do you do with your other 167 hours after you’re heard the new episodes? Communicate with other people like a chump? Perish the thought!

On a recent episode of the Massively OP Podcast, we received a listener email asking for other podcast recommendations. While we gave a few on the air, the truth is that there are plenty out there to hear, although you might not be quite as aware of them. To help you fill the audio void in your life, here are several other podcasts that tackle our favorite hobby.

1. World of Warcraft

As one might naturally assume with one of the world’s biggest MMOs, World of Warcraft has quite a few podcasts out there — and some are quite long-running. Might we recommend a main course of The Instance, followed by a side dish of Blizzard Watch, a deep draft of All Things Azeroth, and all topped off with a delicious bit of Ctrl Alt WoW?

2. Dungeons and Dragons Online

You might not be playing this game. You might not know anyone who is. But there must be someone, because that community’s been fueling the efforts of DDOcast for years. This long-running podcast is well over 400 episodes with no sign of stopping.

3. Guild Wars 2

It seems that everyone has strong opinions on Guild Wars 2, which makes this game great fuel for some passionate podcasts. Relics of OrrGuild Wars Reporter, and GuildMag are on the case with insightful commentary and analysis.

4. Lord of the Rings Online

How are you expecting to walk into Mordor without a full iPod? Fortunately, podcasts like LOTRO Reporter and LOTRO Players’ entire roster have you covered. Now you just might want to do something about that ring…

5. WildStar

There’s a lot of chatter these days about WildStar, so podcast lovers have plenty of shows from which to choose (or, hey, listen to them all!). There’s WildStar Radio, Geeks of Nexus, Strange Tales from Outer Space, and WildCast to keep you warm and cozy on a Nexus night.

6. The Secret World

Right now there’s only one TSW podcast that’s running, but it’s been doing so for a long, long time. Beyond the Veil is a great insight into the lore and mechanics of the game that’s often enriched by developer interviews.

7. Final Fantasy XIV

A good — but not ironclad — rule of thumb with podcasts is that the more popular the game, the more shows out there devoted to covering it. Makes sense, right? So naturally, Final Fantasy XIV is swarming with options, such as Limit Break Radio, Aetheryte Radio, FFXIV Realm Podcast, Gather Together, Sequence Break, and Chocobo Knights.

8. Star Trek Online

There’s not even a question about your destination for this game’s podcast home — it’s Priority One Podcast or get out, foo! There used to be several others, actually, but the crowd has dwindled down to just the one. Fortunately, it’s a terrific ‘cast with an experienced crew at the helm.

9. Star Wars: The Old Republic

Yeah, you’re not going to be hurting for episodes from a galaxy far, far away. Where shall we begin? What about TOROcast or Beyond the Stars? HOPE Cast or OotiniCast? Old Republic Radio or New Overlords? Corellian Run Radio or Bad Feeling Podcast? Galactic Gamers Coalition or Mos Eisley Radio? What, you need more at this point?

10. General interest MMO shows

Not every MMO podcast is devoted to a single game, of course. There are three networks out there that feature several ‘casts with a wide range of commentary and focus: Virgin WorldsMMO Reporter, and TGENetwork. Hint: Don’t miss out on Battle Bards, the best MMO music podcast in the biz!

Everyone likes a good list, and we are no different! Perfect Ten takes an MMO topic and divvies it up into 10 delicious, entertaining, and often informative segments for your snacking pleasure. Got a good idea for a list? Email us at justin@massivelyop.com or eliot@massivelyop.com with the subject line “Perfect Ten.”
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MidNiteShadow7
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MidNiteShadow7

I must wonder how much time was spent researching Star Trek Online podcasts!  Priority One is an excellent podcast but is far from the ONLY podcast.  Yes, many STO podcasts have dropped off in many years but there are plenty of podcasts still out there such as Tribbles in Ecstasy from HolosuiteMedia (Where Beyond the Veil comes from): http://holosuitemedia.com/home/tribbles/ plus Terry Lynn Shull (previous writer for Massively) still hosts the G&T Show (http://www.gandtshow.com) where although they cover more about writing and storytelling in Star Trek, they always have a segment of the show dedicated to Star Trek Online.
There are even lists of STO podcasts on the Star Trek Online forums: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline#/discussion/1072726/sto-podcasts/p1 and the STO forums even have an area dedicated to podasts and other forms of media: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline#/categories/starfleet-media-corps

PinkCiritty
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PinkCiritty

Auro_Sanctuary The secret podcast so secret hurr. :p It’s a great show.

Auro_Sanctuary
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Auro_Sanctuary

“Right now there’s only one TSW podcast that’s running”

Right in the feelz…

http://www.thesecretpodcast.co.uk/

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

SkyyDragonn That’s why Podcasts are good for times when you’re not looking at a screen. In the car, working out, cleaning the house, yardwork, cooking, etc. Yeah, you can find the news quicker by reading, but podcasts are so much more than just news.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

I’m just going to put in my two cents for ‘How to Murder Time’. Not simply about MMOs, more about all gaming, but I always find myself cracking up listening to it. Also, if you’re into Ultima, there’s ‘Spam Spam Spam Humbug’.

harryhol
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harryhol

Unfortunately, Virgin Worlds went under many years ago.

Actintous
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Actintous

breetoplay Pandalulz Midgetsnowman SkyyDragonn I listen to my gaming podcasts at the Gym – the two I never miss are Massively OP and the Instance.

At night or in the car i listen to other special interest ones in music, politics or astronomy (I especially like Starstuff which is ABC here in Australia – last episode was on “Black Hole Stellar Feeding Frenzy” which makes one feel small and insignificant…)

Actintous
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Actintous

I subscribe to far too many podcasts (not only gaming ones). Apart from some of those already mentioned (I never miss the Instance), for WoW I like Twisted Nether Podcast, who interview different WoW bloggers each week  (as well as covering any WoW news). I have just started listening to the Darkmoon Herald and occasionally Convert to Raid.

For ESO I have Tales of Tamriel although I occasionally listen to Elder Scrolls of the Record is anything is happening.

Lots of non-MMO podcasts around of course for Hearthstone, Diablo, and general gaming.

Bullwraith
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Bullwraith

Another good STO weekly podcast is Tribbles in Ectasy by Holoswuite Media.
Elder Scrolls Off The Record has a weekly show for the mmo in addition to their shows for the single player games.
Tales of Tamriel is specific to ESO.
AggroChat: Tales of the Aggronaut Podcast is part MMo and a mix of other gaming types. Always intelligent and entertaining.

Pandalulz
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Pandalulz

breetoplay Pandalulz Midgetsnowman SkyyDragonn I’m not sure I’m mentally prepared to do Radiolab but I actually kind of fell in love with NPR’s All Songs Considered.  Nothing as amusing as listening to soft-spoken middle-age white dudes discuss the worlds weirdest hip-hop and punk-rock.  It’s a good way to hear things that I’d never ever discover otherwise.