Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

    
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In this week’s show, Bree and Justin cover that truly bizarre Elite: Dangerous slave cult thing, look over BlizzConline’s schedule, get into Hearthstone Classic, chat about PlanetSide 2’s big patch, see how a Neverwinter Nights world is still trucking along, and go through mail on full-loot PvP and brute forcing game systems.

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 question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973.

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Pheeb Hello

Dayz mod was kind of a permadeath game. That game was the last I played and loved, I haven’t really played much since 2012. However that was fun because it’s a game of skill. Most MMOs are just not about skill so death is unsatisfying.

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Have to say was a good cast. It is nice to hear people excited about games. I need to try ESO again but really not having a centered 3rd person view really threw me off as I need thst in an mmo.

Also agree with when Renaissance was released for UO and they split the world I understand it saved the game but me and my whole guild jumped ship like 1 to 3 month in as it split the community so hard and we all broke apart to other games some EA some others. And I was in a anti PK guild and had epic wars with the largest PK guild on Sonoma and have my fondest memories from that time. Don’t know if it could be repeated as there were not thing like world chat etc. Hell they controlled Trinsic and we had Vesper and you just not to travel alone in those areas.

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Pheeb Hello

I haven’t played an MMO since 2006 when I quit WoW. I remember while playing SWG back in the day, I would say to people “Imagine what the genre will be like in 10 years”….. I had no idea it would suck lol. Obviously I’ve tried MMOs since then, but I don’t count playing for a couple days as actually playing them.

I came here to see how the genre has changed, but it just seems to be stuck in the same place from when I last checked it out.

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NeedMoreLoot .

The discussion around that question devs forcing stuff down the players rang so true with engineers and elite dangerous (talking about PVP Poomers!) but also made me realise how little i play games these days!

Always nice to catch up with MOPod even if i’m not commenting that often now. Also make sure you all got your phone for blizz-conline! You’ve got a phone right?

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NeedMoreLoot .

Oh btw Bree i’m not sure if it will be enough for you but if you want something to t jump into to for a break from mass murdering fluffy creatures in SWO Slime Rancher is a really low investment farming simulator with a twist if you keep bouncing off conventional farming sims

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Bree Royce

Wait seriously? I bought that for my kids during the Steam sale and didn’t realize it had more to it than the goofy slime squishing. Maybe I will give that a go! :D

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TomTurtle

Neverwinter Nights nostalgia, oh my heart! Hearing that music makes me want to replay that game, and I don’t even remember that song!

So strange to hear Stardew Valley referred to as the farming sim example these days considering it used to always be Harvest Moon.

Bree, have you gotten far enough to try mining in Stardew? It has some combat to mix things up. I’ve also heard good things about the Rune Factory series for mixing a farming sim with combat as well.

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Bree Royce

I have never played Harvest Moon! But Andrew is always gushing about it, so I know I missed out. I just lack it as a reference.

I’m trying to remember the last time I played SDV, did I get to mining? I think I had? I just get frustrated – it should be a game that grips me, and I see images and videos from people doing the most amazing things in there, but I never get far enough I guess. The same thing kinda happened to me with ACNH – it was cute, but I couldn’t get addicted the way I wanted to be. I realize this sounds terrible, but who doesn’t like the “best game ever!!” buzz, right? :D I really would prefer to be in those games because they have so much more pull and friends.

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I find farming sims like that scratch my gaming itch of managing my time. Like, okay this day I need to take care of my farm alone since I have so much to do. Alright, now this day I’ll go out into town to talk to this person and then gather stuff in this area.

And then there’s the payoff of crops being harvested, relationships growing, etc. where things just fall into place, but there’s always more to be done.

Maybe it’ll click with you one day, it’s not going anywhere. If not though, hey no biggie. I’ve found myself sitting on the side happily knowing others are greatly enjoying something even if it isn’t ultimately for me. There is that pull, but I try not to focus on the FOMO too much else it’ll just sour the whole thing.

Now if only I could get that kind of gameplay in an MMO I like.

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Joseph Meyer

Thanks for covering Arelith! :)

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Mark Temby

Thanks for the heads up on the Black Desert transfer.
Would probably have missed it otherwise.

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Damon Anderson

Thanks, I enjoyed this week’s podcast. I liked hearing Justin talk about ESO, are there plans to continue your ESO column, Tamriel Infinium? All in all good podcast.

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Bree Royce

Yep, it’ll be back – Ben was taking a hiatus from ESO to write about other games, but with the content ramping up again, he’s headed back in. :D

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Hostagecat

Nobody wants to be the sheep, its not much fun!!!!!!

Bree quote of the year.

Just remember one of the reasons for New Worlds drastic shift in direction is revamping the game to not be a open world gank box. I totally agree with the question poster in this is not a new Utopia of playstyle. Is there a market for it, maybe but its alway gonna be niche. The vast majority of people do not want to be the sheep.

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Oh you absolutely CAN pvp in Valheim, but it’s a toggle every individual has to switch on. If you aren’t flagged you can’t be touched.. period.

Also if you like Farmville, Stardew Valley, My time in Portia etc.. style of games, check out Coral Island on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coralisland/coral-island-reimagining-the-farm-sim-game?ref=user_menu It has already passed it goal by ten times and is onto the second list of stretch goals and has two weeks remaining it will have all that sort of gameplay goodness, with way better graphics, be available on multiple platforms and will have ZERO microtransaction bs.

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Fisty

This looks great. I will pick it up when it gets a release of some sort. I’m a sucker for any of these types of games. This seems a bit of Stardew and Portia, which I’ve sunk hundreds, maybe thousands of hours into.

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Bree Royce

Oh my goodness! I had this on my Steam wishlist but I totally missed that it was still live with a Kickstarter. Thank you! I love dabbling in these games when they are genuinely Stardewish/AnimalCrossingish and not money-grubbing shitpiles lol. They are so cozy and comforting and a nice break from hyper-realistic murder sims. (Which also have their place… :D)