Massively OP Podcast Episode 333: Dragon us back to Guild Wars 2

    
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On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Guild Wars 2’s full End of Dragons reveal, the end of Pathfinder Online, a delay for Crimson Desert, Week Two of the Blizzard Scandal, and whether or not boycotts are a good idea.

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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Turing fail
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Your human shield analogy of ActiBliz using consumer concern for innocent employees as a boycott defense was smart and nuanced, and a strong argument for unionization.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Oh, how that theme brings back the GW feels.

In terms of boycotting, it can help get things done. Cancel Culture is the buzzword of the times, but organized boycotts have helped get things resolved for the better in the past.

Oh, and The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalkwer were both terrible. TLJ was good as a generic sci-fi action blockbuster where a poor script can get you by. As a Star Wars movie, and more succinctly, a Skywalker Saga movie, it gives AotC a run for its money as the worst movie.

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miol

GW2: Path of Fire was released on September 22, 2017

When End of Dragon launches in presumably February, it will be 4 years and 5 months, if you ignore the Icebrood Saga with its shortcomings!

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Ryan Allgood

Not done with the podcast, but as a fellow tea lover, you should try The Republic of Tea’s Pineapple Lychee tea. It’s so good with honey in it (though I’m probably spoiled because Utah has really good local honey).

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Fisty

I freaking love Republic of Tea anything. Just had a cup of their Pomegranate.

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Bree Royce

I will have to try that brand! I haven’t tried much new since during the pandemic I just bought what I could get in bulk. But I found out my favorite blackberry tea got discontinued, so I need to shop around now. I’m really picky about my fruit teas – I usually don’t love warm fruit anything (I know, I’m weird, it’s a whole thing). But blackberries, omg. :D

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Brazen Bondar

Agree with Bree and Justin on the boycott issue. You often hear the argument don’t punish a corporation because it will impact the shareholders who didn’t do anything. Well the shareholders are benefiting from the profits of the corporate wrong doing. They should not be able to walk away unaffected. Capitalism is based on the idea that the consumer votes with their wallet. Boycotts keep visibility on the wrongdoing. Its voting with your wallet. When a union strikes there is a benefit fund to help the workers who are on strike survive. Organize so workers are protected. How does that even sound:” I am a woman I work at Blizz. Don’t punish me because my co-worker was harassed to death.” No…organize, get protection for your group and get rid of the wrong doers. Yes, it’s complicated. But wrongdoing is always hard to resolve.

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Paragon Lost

Just finished the podcast while on my morning walk. Came to post exactly this. ^^

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McGuffn

“won’t anyone PLEASE think of the shareholders” is up there with the dumbest things i’ve ever heard. The shareholders are the main thing any of these companies care about.

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Hostagecat

Awesome parting comment, Yes its nice to be able to disagree on things in a civil manner. I think that is a skill set our grandparents had that more modern generations do not seem to understand. I used to remember people being able to disagree politically but yet still have a working relationship….like some of our polititicans. Today its just conflict conflict conflict and the heck with you if you can not support or understand my side of it.

And yes the Last Jedi sucked.

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Pandalulz

Double post

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Minimalistway

Not a brit but i drink a lot of tea everyday, nothing fancy, red tea or Earl Gray, no sugar or splenda, now i can’t drink tea with sugar, it does not taste good, also i try to buy some fancy biscuits to go with the tea.

Fishing is boring, i’m speaking form experience as someone who live in a fishing town, but fishing in most games is only one thing: using a fishing rods, they may add some mini game but in the end you catch one fish at a time.

It can be more than that and i hope GW2 do something better than this, i’m still waiting for fishing nets and traps or trawling or even fishing with dynamites (yes this is a real thing!).

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NeoWolf

As a brit and a LONG time tea drinker, I can tell you all those fancy tea flavours you guys are drinking, not really a thing over here, actually pretty rare and only relatively new.

Beyond ordinary and much loved traditional tea the most exciting tea’s we drink with any regularity are the likes of Earl Gray, Camomile, Green tea or the relatively mundane yet no less wonderful lemon tea etc..

Ironically despite being a nation of tea drinkers you can actually far more easily get a greater variation of coffee flavours here than tea flavours :)

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Paragon Lost

Amusing thing is that before you all were a nation of tea drinkers you all were a nation of coffee drinkers. Also, the US as a colony was a big nation of tea drinkers. History, entertaining as ever.

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Merryrose Morningsong

Keeping up with fast paced news while trying not to be depressing – I feel for you MassivelyOP. Thank you for the service. I’m just wondering why I’m shocked I’m not shocked over the Acti-Blizz crap the past 2 weeks. I keep wondering what else is going to come out they’ve messed up on?