Battle Bards’ 2018 roundup of MMO soundtracks

    
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Every other week here at Massively OP you might see a post go up promoting the Battle Bards podcast. While not an official podcast of the site, per se, the fact that (a) it’s MMO related and (b) produced by yours truly earns it a bit of a signal boost.

If you’re not acquainted with it, Battle Bards is a five-year-old show that is “the world’s first, best, and only MMO music podcast.” Twice a month, a team of three players and amateur music critics come together to explore game soundtracks and get into all sorts of amusing squabbles.

This year added 22 new episodes to the mix, from Anarchy Online to Destiny 2, from starting zone themes to steampunk music. You can catch up or revisit these shows with our handy-dandy roundup below!

Battle Bards Episode 133: Star Citizen - The sparkling majesty of space beckons to the hearts of the Battle Bards — and up there they discover the Star Citizen soundtrack! In today’s episode, Syl establishes that she’s…
Battle Bards Episode 132: Steampunk - Steam-powered tech, airships, clockwork machines, and automata are the source of inspiration for this week’s episode of Battle Bards! The team scrounged the landscape of MMOs for music from and…
Battle Bards Episode 131: Path of Exile - It may be a fairly grim MMOARPG, but Path of Exile features a surprisingly, well, grim soundtrack. Guess that wasn’t that much of a surprise! This episode, the Battle Bards wade into…
Battle Bards Episode 130: Oddballs 2 - While every Battle Bards episode is a cavalcade of strangeness, this week the team is ratcheting it up with the return of “Oddball” MMORPG music tracks. If there’s a piece…
Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port - Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode examining MMORPG music, with the focus…
Battle Bards Episode 126: Out of this world - It’s time to boldly go where no podcast has gone before — by exploring MMO space themes! It’s perhaps the flat-out goofiest and silliest Battle Bards episode to date, so…
Battle Bards Episode 125: Archlord - The Battle Bards are always on the prowl for overlooked soundtracks from overlooked MMORPGs, and this week, they might have found a new one to share. Meet Archlord, a Korean…
Battle Bards Episode 124: Old MMOs, new music - It’s a catch-all, catch-up episode for the Battle Bards as they dig through new soundtrack releases from MMORPGs that they’ve covered in the past! You may be prepared for an…
Battle Bards Episode 122: Happy town - In peaceful villages and bubbly burgs, you just know that there’s bound to be an abundance of happy music! Whenever the Battle Bards regroup to lick their wounds and drink…
Battle Bards Episode 121: Myst Online - The world’s first, best, and only MMORPG music podcast is back to venture into a rather obscure title, Myst Online! The Battle Bards delve into this odd, atmospheric soundtrack that isn’t…
Battle Bards Episode 120: Short stuff - Look down — and it’ll be the last thing you’ll ever see! That’s because fury and death arrive in the form of short character races in MMORPGs. Even if they…
Battle Bards Episode 119: Skyforge - Believe it or not, it’s the Battle Bards’ fifth anniversary! From its weirdly humble beginnings back in 2013 to our arrogant ramblings here in 2018, coverage of MMO music must…
Battle Bards Episode 117: Destiny - Two Destinies for the price of one! For this episode, the Battle Bards are gearing up in their favorite space armor to take on highlights from both of the Destiny…
Battle Bards Episode 116: There be dragons - Mighty and majestic, scaly in hide and shrewd of mind, smoking with fury unabated… these are the Battle Bards! Also, dragons. Yes, in today’s episode, the Bards tackle the soundtracks…
Battle Bards Episode 115: EVE Online - Forgettable ambient noise or entrancing space sounds? This is the debate that’s at the core of today’s episode, as the Battle Bards take on EVE Online’s beloved and perhaps misunderstood…
Battle Bards Episode 114: Vroom vroom! - Yes officer, these Battle Bards were well above the speed limit and violated many noise complaints in the local neighborhoods. But it was for a good cause, sir! This music…
Battle Bards Episode 113: Anarchy Online - Alien, quiet, and weird — that’s the Anarchy Online soundtrack for you in a nutshell. For the first episode of 2018, the ever-contentious Battle Bards are back to quibble about,…
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PanagiotisLial1

EVE actually has very good music but most people dont experience it after a while cause they got to be on voice chat all the time and got all music disabled