Massively OP Podcast Episode 177: ArenaNet A-bomb
On this week’s show, Bree and Justin cleans up after Guild Wars 2’s PR disaster, chew over the survivability of Shroud of the Avatar, and commiserate about Camelot Unchained’s delay. It’s not all downer news — there’s some really great stuff happening in the MMO industry, and that makes an appearance on this extra-long episode!
Special note: If you want to skip the ArenaNet discussion for the rest of the news, go to the 50-minute mark (yeah, we talk about it a lot!). Also, please note that this was recorded before the Polygon article that came out Monday night, so it’s missing some the additional commentary on Mike O’Brien’s second formal statement.
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- Adventures in MMOs: Batman Telltale Games, Trove, The Sims 4
- News: ArenaNet fires two Guild Wars 2 devs after Twitter fracas
- Additional links: Wolfy’s essay, WoodenPotatoes’ video
- News: Camelot Unchained delays beta (again)
- News: Warframe is coming to Nintendo Switch
- News: Is Shroud of the Avatar a flop?
- News: Temtem rakes in the Kickstarter moneys
- News: Final Fantasy XIV’s very tall dungeon
- Mailbag: Defiance 2050 and looter shooter appeal
- News: Trion’s gift for Marvel Heroes players
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- Podcast theme: “Main Theme” from Camelot Unchained
- Your show hosts: Justin and Bree
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Further reading on the Guild Wars 2 incident and ensuing fallout: