Massively OP Podcast Episode 345: The rise of Fallen Earth

    
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On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Fallen Earth Classic’s launch, Blizzard’s next moves, New World’s big bugs, Magic Legends’ final hours, and why it’s never a good idea to read the official forums.

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jinarra

I’m late getting to the podcast but I’m so glad everyone else is as excited for the return of MJ as I am! MJ is an absolute treasure of a sweetheart and I love her content.

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Thank you all for not making fun of me for mixing up “jack shit and a can of pop” and “all that and a bag of chips.” Except @stickfigurehero. He knows what he did. :P

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I was a little confused. Never heard “jack shit and a can of pop” -must be a thing for those in the land of “pop”

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I’m from the land of pop! But I left the land of pop after college and moved to the land of soda. :D My grandma used to say it, and it must be obscure as heck because google shows nothing.

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elenie

Please don’t let up on Bobby because he felt he had to give up on some salary, and don’t believe for a second he’ll be tougher on the abusers in Blizzard because of that – he hasn’t changed from the slimeball who allegedly also harrassed people, laid hundreds off after record profits and hired union busters in response to a lot of the horrible dirt that he personally oversaw came out into the light.
It makes me angry that he’s still there – as it is, this is not going to give any abuser and/or CEO pause in the future, and I doubt very much Blizzard will stop mistreating their employees without real consequences.

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Turing fail

Regarding Bobby the Tick, its political contributions and actions are entirely in line with the ethical and financial malfeasance his corporation perpetrates.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Holy crap everywhere I turn I get confusing signs on if should start reading Wheel of Time or not….where did that come from?

FE classic coming back up so quick really makes ya question why some of the big boys could not do the same thing, right?

Anywho, thanks as always!

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Minimalistway

Well, let’s start together then, i kept putting it off for years, i’m going to buy the first book this month :-)

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I picked up the complete set and the prequel for 40USD on Apple Books. Epic Fantasy appears to be my jam so I owe it a shot.

I found this tip on reddit “use library.tarvalon.net for chapter summaries and Wotcompendium app to track characters (you can set the book and it will give you a spoiler free description of the person)” which may help with the issues some have that @Ozzie mentions below. I used something similar for ASOIAF.

Still need a bit of time before I start it though. My Robb Hobb binge has left me reeling and I am still picking through the side stories and other shorts in the books the accompany them.

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If memory serves, the first four books are a fun and action packed read. After that, there begins to be too many characters, locations, story lines to comfortably follow in addition to the books getting larger and larger. Ready the first three or four, enjoy them, and continue onward if you feel like it. I think I made it half way through the eighth in the series before I put it down.

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I think the WoT books are fantastic and a rollarcoaster in a unique world. They’re definitely a marathon, so if there’s stuff you don’t like then it’ll be like pebbles in your shoe over a long distance. But the good stuff stays with you too, and the characters you like hopefully.

I agree with the comment on trying to commit to a few. The first one is slightly different than the rest, so imo the first two. By the midpoint, the story has collected so many people and storylines that it does spiral and move in smaller bursts. Kinda like having so many character models on your screen at the same time that your frame rate dips. People have different reactions to this. Some enjoy just breathing in the full scale of the world, some would’ve preferred it to be more focused and finely crafted. So overall it’s probably more rewarding if you’re not very tight on your reading time.

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David Goodman

Heh. ‘Cause the big boys are run by companies who do not care; they only want money, and if it doesn’t bring money into their pockets, the players who enjoyed the game can bugger right the F off.

FE is an OK game. I’m puttering around in it, but it has it’s problems. But the fact that this is happening? I’m happy that these developers are just happy with the idea of seeing people enjoy their work again. I don’t know if they have monetization plans for the future (maybe it depends on if the game actually makes a long-term comeback) , but I respect the risk and the effort.

We’ll never see this from a large company. The developers and programmers who did the actual, real hard work do not get to make these decisions at those places, only suits and CEOs.