Massively OP Podcast Episode 159: Panda punching

On this week’s show, Bree and Justin dive into deep mysteries, get ready for a slice of RIFT Prime, and once again try to figure out just what the heck Daybreak is doing with its H1Z1 franchise. Also, BREE SINGS. It’s as amazing as you always imagined.

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imayb1

I adore semantics. I think every profession (and culture) has bits of language that develop their own meanings. There are many examples but I think “y’all” summed up the issue nicely. :)

American news has recently been compared to drinking from a firehose. I think if you’re feeling like this about MMO news, then maybe set yourself limits. Allow yourself to deep-read a maximum number of articles for the day or give yourself a time-limit or even a set of time-chunks to spend reading the site. Personally, I like MOP’s mix and layout.

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Jack Pipsam

I like the blog style. Also due to my time-zone, I often wake up with like one whole page of news which is new to me. I tend to open up a bunch of articles in tabs and slowly go through them while doing other stuff, I read a lot of posts, far more than I ever comment on. I always try to at least see every headline and go back to the last point I recognise, then work forward up to most recent.

I think the current pace of content is good ^-^
I personally prefer the stand-alone news articles over the roundups, roundups are fun, but not my digs.

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KatsPurr

Aww thanks for discussing the fast pace topic. And I love you guys too! <3
For obvious reasons, I appreciate dearly the fact that you guys also cover the lesser known titles too and not just the big names. As for filtering stuff, I'm curious about everything you guys report on, so I wouldn't want to filter anything out and miss out on discovering a game I'd actually be interested in. But perhaps that's the problem with me: I'm too interested and go an overwhelm myself in the end. Justin: good tips on which things are worth following to get a tight package of things. Maybe I should try and focus on those compilations more. What would be cool functionality-wise for the website would be some place users could customize their viewing settings and prioritize the content they want to see. Then you'd get your main stuff pushed right into your face where you want it, but would not be blocked from casually perusing the "other stuff" as well. Perhaps that's exactly the kind of thing RSS feeds are for. Never really used them before. Oh by the way, I TOTALLY agree on the layout of the site. As beautiful as the modern web 3.0 designs are, they never feel cozy and comfy to me. They're pretty, sure – but not very functional. I like the way you guys have this site set up!

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Mia.

Daybreak gives me an icky feeling. I hate to say that, with all my fondness for the EQ franchise, but… ick.

I think the podcast has just the right amount of news. I am not too overwhelmed by the site, either, but I have a few games that I am following, and I look for new stuff coming down the pike, and just ignore all the stuff I am not interested in.

Sometimes when you’re talking about a game, it would be good if you mentioned the name of the game more than just the one time at the beginning of that discussion. I listen at work, and sometimes I get really interested in what you’re talking about, except for the part where I missed what game it is about. I do know how to go back and listen again, though, so that’s not a real criticism.

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Duey Bear

Yesterday’s euphemisms are today’s naughty words and today’s euphemisms will be tomorrow’s naughty words… so the cycle of language continues.

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TomTurtle

I love the use of y’all. I’ve enjoyed using it myself, and I’m from the northeast U.S.

One term we see use in the gaming space a lot is RIP, which thinking about it is quite serious in a broader sense. But yeah, I thought it was an interesting question to ask for sure. I’m glad to hear you two respond to it so thoughtfully. It gets tiring to see the usual vitriol surrounding such discussions.

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Alli

Linguistics chat on my favorite MMO podcast? :heart-eyes-emoji:

I like that there’s lots of content and I don’t feel required to read it all. I think I read maybe 1/3 – 1/2 of the articles? I usually assume if there’s some major news I missed it will be covered on the podcast. I dig the weblog style, but I usually come in through Feedly.

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Alli have you ever listened to Lexicon Valley? My husband and I have started listening to it on car trips and we LOVE it (mostly safe to listen to in front of the kids too hehe). Linguistics junkies, if you haven’t tried that one, do!

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Mia.

I recommend Lingthusiasm also, if you’re looking for linguistics podcasts.

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Bree Royce

Thank you, we will check that one out too!

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NeoWolf

Wait..what.. You went OUTSIDE! *tut* call yourself a gamer Bree.. you’ll be suggesting we all eat healthy too next “FOR SHAME” lol j/k

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BalsBigBrother

So where is the pre-order link for Bree and MJ’s debut album songs for the mmo player. I will be disappointed if “MMO” is not one of them but I will still buy it :p

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Minimalistway

Thank you for keeping the weblog-style design, what you called web 3.0 design trend is … well basically i hate it, websites feel heavy, so much wasted space for photos and or just empty space, so many weblogs i follow since early 2000s turned into magazine style design, pretty but confusing.

A blog is just a list of posts, easy to understand and navigate, so keep that style alive.