Massively OP Podcast Episode 272: Death of dragons

    
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 272: Death of dragons

On this week’s show, Bree and Justin cover a siege of China’s World of Warcraft servers, more MMO financials from the first quarter, Fallout 76’s 2020 roadmap, the death of the Dragon’s Prophet series, unique uses for character select screens, and expansion draws.

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Kaihne

I’m one of the people Bree was talking about I guess. I’ve been a Patreon since the beginning and never looked at my rewards. Just happy to support.
Thanks for the hard work Massively!

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Bree Royce

<3 Hey you're entitled to take them or not! We appreciate you either way. :D (And sorry for spamming your Patreon inbox... hehe.)

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Hikari Kenzaki

LOL. Like I said on twitter, Kat brought me here. Reposting my thoughts from there.

The ability to share your character designs, pose them and your friends together, take photo shoots in set shots or action shots and then turn around and share those poses and screenshots should be inherent in any MMO.

There have been countless studies around multiplayer online games and the player attachment to their avatars. It’s such a deeply meaningful part of the genre as a whole that it’s so odd it’s often neglected.

I usually avoid discussing our game here (bit too much self-promotion), but we already have the ability to pose all your characters and your friends’ characters (if they share them with you/the community) against dozens of HDR backgrounds or any 3D Model you might want to import (like Daz and Poser models) in League of Maidens. You can then turn around and share those scenes with your friends.

I just put in a suggestion to add saved Pose3D scenes to the character select screen as well. Thanks, Kat! (And the reader who suggested it)

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Dantos

As far as I know, Fallout 76 does have level scaling but its weird in that in scales based on the highest level player who has recently been through the area, so a very high level player could screw up your quest for you so you might have to leave and rejoin another server to fix it.

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Bree Royce

I was not even kidding about the knucklehead thing. They’ve got my kids saying it now lol.

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sophiskiai

The Warframe thing you mention is Captura – it’s not a pause or action camera option during normal gameplay, rather you can choose a specific scene (a few are unlocked by default but most are unlocked through gameplay), invite a few friends in to join you, spawn a few enemies, add filters and stuff, change the speed or pause the action entirely, and either move the camera around manually or set up a camera track. This music video is a pretty good example of what you can do with it:

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Minimalistway

Speaking of rollbacks, Wakfu suffered a 3 or 4 months rollback in June 2015, and i remember you guys talked about it, and there was no backup, the game went back in time on one server.

The character selection screen ideas are great, i hope to see some of them in games.

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NeoWolf

Okay MOP, we need to talk about Child employment laws lol although admittedly at first I thought Justin had been supping the Helium, because you know… Justin :)