Massively OP Podcast Episode 45: MMOs in the new year

    
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It’s a brand new year for MMOs — and who knows what it will bring? Today on the show, Bree and Justin welcome 2016 as they discuss the big news over the past couple of weeks, including a lot of industry drama and a ray of hope for one struggling MMO.

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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Syppi
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Syppi

Esoteric Coyote Crohn’s is brutal, our parents’ pastor has it and he’s struggled for years. Truly hope he’s doing better this week and that the finances don’t swamp you.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

I spent new years trying to stay awake to watch the ball drop with my husband who was in the hospital.  I managed to stay awake but he fell asleep in the last 60 seconds. Can’t blame him, he was on so many narcotics it would make a junkie cry.  We are home now, but he’s still not out of the woods. It’s a struggle to even get a cup of soup in him.  His insides are a disaster apparently, yay stage four Crohn’s.  And the medication he needs, after we finally get control of this situation, is only 3000 dollars a month…fingers crossed the insurance company doesn’t ditch us.  Rough way to start a new year, but pretty sure it can only go up from here.

allionline
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allionline

Thanks for answering the WoW question. Even though I didn’t ask it myself, I could have. I haven’t found a game yet to replace WoW. I really want one game to be my main focus (like what Justin is trying with FF) instead of dabbling around in a bunch of games that don’t really do it for me. Current WoW doesn’t do it for me either. Last time I tried to pick it up again and it was a disaster, so I said Never Again. I guess I’ll just keep trying things.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Syppi Enikuo I’d be sad too if I didn’t have friends to play games with and couldn’t get paid. But, I get paid regularly, so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

Syppi
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Syppi

Enikuo We are sad sacks, aren’t we?

Syppi
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Syppi

Neo_Wolf Bree owes one dollar for the swear jar for this episode.

Vexia
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Vexia

breetoplay Vexia Fair enough. Things weren’t all sunshine and rainbows in the world of Ultima Online. I mean, your head collection had to come from somewhere, right? :P But the fact that you have collected so many stories from your time spent playing games like UO and SWG is what interests me about them, I suppose. Whereas those games set up an environment ripe for making your own stories, I don’t think a lot of recent MMOs have really given that dimension much thought. Also, I do think I’m looking forward to some of those possible replacement games in the near future as well.
(P.S. You guys should formally have a segment on the podcast called “Bree’s UO/SWG Story Time”)

McGuffn
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McGuffn

Zulika_Mi_Nam Winterskorn Some of the really really old computer games have great manuals. I think Tie Fighter is one of those whose method of DRM was symbols printed next to the page number on the manual.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Siphaed Ah yeah, that was from the week before Xmas, so it didn’t make it into this show (which was mostly about last week). We’ll probably bring it back up next time we have recent CU news! :D

1radicaldreamer
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1radicaldreamer

Thanks guys for reading my mail and the lengthy reply. :) Love the podcast, and softball launched into the stratosphere!