Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

    
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

On this week’s show, Bree, Chris, Eliot, and Justin join forces to create some sort of ungainly, dorky super-podcaster that wields all of the power of a global chat channel. Discussion ranges from MMO freebies to MapleStory 2’s sign-off to Warhammer Online’s revival.

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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Peregrine Falcon

I swear one of the hosts on this podcast sounds just like Michael Byrne. I used to hear him all the time on Gamebreaker TV.

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Bree Royce

it’s me!

<3

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Zax19taken

Unless it was a joke, this is what Mike sound like :D

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Paragon Lost

I’ved named the pandemic “Stupid Apocalypse 2020”. The sheer amount of willful stupid that’s been in the news from the government and some people is just criminal in my opinion in some cases. (sigh)

Anyhow, good podcast as usual. A bunch of chuckle/laugh worthy moments, which I feel is pretty much the norm. The only thing I do wish is that when you all have more than just you and Justin on Bree, that you all had better selective voice adjustments. Eliot is almost always so much louder than the rest of you that he bleeds over and also I find myself having to adjust the volume down and up often.

Down when Eliot speaks and back up when someone else does. He’s not the only case of this, there are others who have been on that this happens with. It’s really a minor quibble honestly but I have become more sensitive to sound as I’ve gotten older unfortunately. One more thing to add to the list of “Oh this is a part of getting old that sucks… too”.

In case Eliot reads this, I don’t want him to take the wrong thing from this, because I am aware that he can be sensitive to criticism real or not and I don’t want to squash his being on because lately when he’s been on he’s been a real hoot and makes me chuckle as much if not more. I just wish his voice volume was more on par with the others.

Gah, I almost didn’t post this because I don’t want to stir things up, just wanted to give feedback about the audio. I know it’s just Justin doing it so it’s not like you all have a bunch of high end equipment in a studio. I’m just hoping that maybe post production can adjust things abit?

Also, I’d love to hear more group Massively podcasts if you all get that tweaked in, because it’s a fun group of folks and I’d enjoy listening to more. Chris was amusing as well and I’d definitely like to hear more with him on the podcast. He’s got a great speaking voice for it I think.

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Zax19taken

I think at some point I wrote about the audio quality and then I stopped trying because nothing changed. Bree’s microphone clips and buzzes quite often in general and during this episode Eliot’s was buzzing pretty much constantly.

If you have a headset microphone pulling the mic further from your mouth can help and laughing is a good sound test – you’re going to laugh a lot on a podcast like this :)

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I don’t hear clipping and buzzing from my current headset and mic – and I just did an 80-minute video using it where there was no audio issue. I literally went out and poured money into new equipment because of the complaints.

We don’t expect guests to do that.

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Paragon Lost

Yeah, I was gonna say that I don’t recall any real issues with clipping and buzzing. Not sure what Zax19taken is talking about in that regard. My only minor quibble is about volume mixing and those who naturally speak louder, like Eliot does.

It makes it harder to get a volume set on my device(s) when listening. I’ll turn it down when Eliot starts talking only then having to turn it up to say hear you Bree and then back down when Eliot speaks again. It’s truly a minor issue and I wasn’t sure what Justin could even do about it, I wasn’t sure what his mixing software could and couldn’t do.

Hopefully no one takes it wrong, because I meant it only as feedback, hoping to help. :)

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Utakata

Any plans to emu this game?

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Bree Royce

I wouldn’t be surprised to see it! And Nexon did give them gobs and gobs of warning.

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Minimalistway

Maplestory 2 did not get enough investment IMO, maybe Nexon thought more investment and marketing won’t change much, i don’t know, it is sad news.

As for Maplestory, it’s a game that so many people grew up playing it, it was the early 2000, many people did not have fast internet lines or gaming computers, Maplestory was easy to play on low-end machines and it’s a cute game with so much grind, even with updates grind still the major way to level a character, you can reach level 200 quickly but reaching level 275 require serious effort.

I watched a streamer who only stream Maplestory, he play 5 to 10 hours every day, i think it took him more than a month to level from 250 to 275.

Still, the game offer so much, it is old game with a lot of content, for me it is fun until i hit the grind wall.