Massively OP Podcast Episode 336: Bards and battleships

    
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On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about World of Warships sinking its CC battleship, Roblox’s huge red flags, Neverwinter’s Bard, World of Warcraft’s latest narrative trash fire, repurposing nostalgia, and MMO system transplants.

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Bill Fitz

Like Justin, I loved Wildstar’s housing….the game I wish would implement something similar is GW2. If GW2 would implement a housing system as robust as Wildstar’s…..*sigh*
Well, gotta have dreams I guess :)

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Ooo, a fencer profession? Always wanted to try a character whose purpose was to sell a Thief’s ill gotten gains!

I think that cashing in on nostalgia isn’t a bad thing, depending on how it is done. I would buy updated versions of the original Wizardry games in a Philly minute. Heck, I had no problem buying the Archives version because it allowed me to play them on modern PCs. For things like that, I think it’s beneficial for gaming, giving new life to old games that younger players can now enjoy.

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Please differentiate between New York vs. Philly minutes.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

We’re faster, and better. And we have the best cheesesteaks. ;)

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Barnoc N'Draak

So both of you had worky stuff to do in game this week. That kind of thing kills my enthusiasm.

A column this week inspired me to retry lotro, but despite really liking the concept of Treebeard I decided against it for the same reasons Justin mentioned. Sometimes I just want to veg on the couch and chat with my wife after the kids finally go to bed. The lotro model (for all its imperfections) would at least allow me to log in if I decided to drop the sub because life got busy.

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It’s really tricky to balance! Some days I don’t mind the “chores” because they make me feel like I’m Getting Stuff Done. And some days, they just feel like chores.

I have to be honest, Justin keeps accidentally tempting me back to LOTRO. He was talking about how he doesn’t go to his house in LOTRO much, but my mind kept wandering back to how I do go to my LOTRO house because I have a convenient farm plot right there and it’s a super pretty place to get into that farming zone. :D

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Rav3na3l

To also say about the nostalgia thing from the caller. There’s one game that does nostalgia right. Runescape.

Old school runescape has gotten unique updates. It has different quests from runescape 3 and has completely diverged from the original while also having those nostalgic systems. I think that’s one way to do nostalgia right. Give you the past while also giving you something more.

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NeoWolf

lol wow.. really? *sIgh*

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Justin and his eggcruciating puns…

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Hostagecat

I think it was an Eggcellent plan…he is probably rubbing his white cat right now.