Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

    
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

On this week’s show, Bree and Justin dive into the huge (if not unexpected) Daybreak split-up story, spy Tencent sneaking up on Funcom, say hello to Temtem’s age of glory, and chide Torchlight Frontiers’ weird juke away from MMOs.

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…and that is how Bree became a headhunter

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I had a very similar experience with UO in that I went in clean and pure and well came out of a 4 year clan war with an epic PVP guild and well lets just say there is not a pixel of any town in Britania that was not covered in blood from one of the 2 guilds. I felt the same way about EQ a bunch of us jumped day one over and 80% of us all came back to UO after 6 months as it was not the same I can agree and say the game felt empty. Crafting is the same for me as that I need some type of economy that I enjoy to craft for but only UO and SWG ever did the itch to fix that scratch.

I have changed over the years in my gaming habits mostly due to time constraints from life and family and also the odd hours that I have to play games generally very early in the morning. So if you would asked me 10 years ago if I ever wanted to be anything but a DPS I would of laughed in your face and said no but now if I don’t have something to keep me busy like a good economy or PvP that is open world well then if it comes down to PVE and I feel like playing I will only ever play a Tank forever as well I will never wait more than 5 minutes in a queue ever again unless it is to play with friends.

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TomTurtle

It’s kind of sad to see the disappointment and frustration surrounding Amazon’s New World and now Torchlight 3’s changes, but at the same time they also garnered some relief and praise.

I can understand the wariness about MMOifying an IP. So many MMOs have irked players giving the genre itself a bad reputation. Though I’m sure some genuinely want a single-player experience and simply do not enjoy MMOs at all.

I’m still iffy about how Torchlight 3 will turn out no matter if it’s an MMO or not, but hey, not really my game type anyhow. Hopefully it does well.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

The thing I miss about the good old days of gaming is the game manual and accompanying strategy guide. Back then the devs actually included useful information in them, sometimes even including a tutorial/scenario walkthrough so you can actually learn to play the game without having to tab out to wikipedia or YouTube, like we have to do now. But like Bree said, why spend dev time and resources explaining how to play your game when players will do it for free.

Off the top of my head, SWTOR, Wizardry Online, and Stronghold Kingdoms – heck let’s even throw in SimCity since EA once called it an MMO – are all MMOs that came from single-player games. I had played through all those games, with the exception of KOTOR before the MMO version came out. I don’t ever really recall having the desire (nor did my friends) of seeing an MMO version of these games. I would always much rather see sequels that improve upon each version that had been made before. I think it bears out that there are a lot of people like that – for SWTOR certainly there was a huge contingent of players at launch that didn’t want SWTOR but KOTOR 3. The point being that if the developer is making an MMO, then they are not making that single-player sequel fans would rather have. I am not a huge fan of the Torchlight games, but have enjoyed playing them in the past. I personally had no interest in Frontiers, but I certainly would take a look at TL3. I think you get some of the blowback because, well we’re still waiting for KOTOR3, another Wizardry will never be made (at least that is akin to the original eight games), SimCity was just a disaster, and SHK just doesn’t hold the charm that the classic single-player versions do.

Finally, I am that guy who buys Steam games only to have them sit in my library uninstalled for months, or even years afterwards. I have over 200 games (with over dozens more between Epic, WildTangent, and some studio specific clients) and have only really played less than a quarter of them for longer than hour. Heck I still have a bunch of games that sit on a 5 shelf bookcase still in the original shrinkwrap from the day I bought them waiting to be installed. It’s always “One of these days, when I get just a little bit more free time….”

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

That Temtem battle theme is awesome. Great choice.

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Bruno Brito

The droid engineer thing: Some known artisans in the SWG Legends community found out there is money to be made with leveling equipment. Weaponry, armor and such. You should capitalize on that, boss. Specially because it’s fun to find bargains for your leveling experience that are stronger than what the game gives you.

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Bree Royce

Yeah, I believe it! I had a very rough time getting capped armor for my Ithorian when I started. But I’m not sure I’ll get back into munitions. I went pretty far in it on live, and I’ve made a bit on armor here, but it’s only really my fourth love, after cheffing and droids and tailoring. And very, very different materials from what I normally focus on. That’s another reason I love this game; the higher-end crafts take months of prep and a lot of effort to do well! :D I did start carting some of my lower-quality food to the bazaar to clear it out and it goes at full price like hotcakes!

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Minimalistway

Let me tell you why people go back and listen to old podcasts, it feels like radio, i used to have a radio on my bedside table, listening to talk shows, sometimes from far countries, it feels like you have friends with you but live inside this device, if you feel lonely switch it on and there they are talking.

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One of the many words Bree could not conjure this week.

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Minimalistway

I have deep voice, not too deep, some people think i’m faking it! but i don’t, and i hate my voice, i like singing and i know my voice is not good for it, i sing anyway but when i’m alone.

First time to hear about vocal fry, i watched a video explain it:

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Celestia

My condolences to all your mentions.

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NeoWolf

My money was on the word “Raspy” personally lol