Massively OP Podcast Episode 223: Starbase Adrift

    
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On this week’s show, Bree and Justin give Worlds Adrift a farewell salute, welcome Starbase to the MMO fold, dig into Elder Scrolls Online’s newest expansion, brings listeners up to date on the City of Heroes drama, and more!

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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TomTurtle

I can speak to my frustration with the conversation around Classic. It’d be one thing for people to want to go play and enjoy Classic, but there are plenty of vocal people who bash many of the things modern WoW players may like, sometimes in hyperbolic statements. The most memorable being “Vanilla WoW is the perfect MMORPG” with the insinuation that modern WoW does not qualify as an RPG.

Which is strange in my mind because even vanilla WoW was a big “dumbing down” of the genre, where you can easily point to other MMORPG’s that built a much more rounded world with more in-depth RPG mechanics.

Plenty of ugly behavior comes out from Classic proponents that is anti-casual, anti-convenience. It really has gotten tiring when I all want to do is enjoy reading about things going on with modern WoW, as flawed as it is.

For me, probably the best time I’ve had in WoW was during the last patch of Legion. I in no way believe that WoW is technically unsalvageable if it was only one expansion prior that I had so much fun with the game. I’m not confident that Blizzard will right the ship, but that doesn’t mean I want to return to what Classic was.

And that’s with me interested in checking out Classic when it launches. I’ll probably have some fun, but man are other people making things bitterly aggravating in the meantime.

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Barnoc N'Draak

The quest for glory games were the best! They were made by the same people as Kings quest and had all the same humor, but also combat, skills, and three classes.

It was the first game I played that involved lockpicking and stealing.

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Dantos

Listening to Justin talk about the potential socialization of a slower paced wow classic vs modern WoW reminded me of back when WoW launched people were complaining about the lack of socialization because of the faster pace and less downtime of WoW vs EQ.

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xpsync

lmao, yep!

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Paragon Lost

Cool, look forward to listening to it tomorrow during my daily walk. Subbed to the podcast via Overcast versus listening to it on my desktop like I used to. :D

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Minimalistway

Upload the podcast to Archive.org, they take almost anything, this is their job, to archive all kind of content.

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Jack Pipsam

I would second using https://archive.org/
That’s how I can still listen to old Podtoid and The Dismal Jesters podcasts.

So for example, this is how Podtoid looks on the site (some NSFW episode titles) -> https://archive.org/details/Podtoid
The original hosting went down due to the cost not making sense for the original hosts to maintain, but the entire thing is archived for history now.
Being Podtoid is how I found Jim Sterling and Podtoid was the first ever podcast I had ever-ever listened too, it means a lot to me that it’s hosted for history.

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Pandalulz

So you know how everybody has a, “Where were you when 9/11 happened” story?
I was sitting on my GF’s couch, watching Honey I Shrunk the Kids on HBO, the only channel with no news. I had no idea 9/11 had started until I talked to my GF later in the morning, just in time to change the channel and watch the plane hit the second tower. Honey I Shrunk the Kids was forever ruined for me.