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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Necrom, DDO's mini-expansion, Diablo Immortal, Villagers & Heroes housing, Star Trek Online's 13th anniversary, and Gloria Victis' impending launch, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on optional content.
Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard vs. NetEase and the demise of WoW China, Wrath Classic, FFXIV 6.3, and LOTRO's 2023 roadmap, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on the future of Blizzard.
Justin and Bree discuss Throne & Liberty, Skull & Bones' delay, roadmaps for the EverQuest MMOs, and John Smedley's departure from Amazon, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on the Wizards of the Coast D&D mess and reimagining alts in MMOs.
Justin, Chris, MJ, and Carlo sit for the second of our end-of-the-year roundtables, discussing streaming, awards, and the 2023 outlook for MMOs.
Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Colin sit for the first of our end-of-the-year roundtables, with the awards recap and the state of the site.
Recap of all the shows released in 2022, bringing our total to 733 episodes (331+402).
Justin and Bree tackle mailbag topics including Amazon's Blue Protocol publishing deal, bad habits picked up from MMOs, MMO NPCs, wasted zones, character conceptualization, Hero Wars, gaming peripherals, books about MMOs, and MMOs as crowdsourcing tools.
Justin and Bree discuss MMO winter holidays, Chris Metzen's return to WoW, WoW's trading post, Blizzard still hunting for a China publisher, My.Games leaving Russia, and Elder Scrolls Online altering its annual roadmap, with a voice mail topic on the Twitch drops phenomenon.
Justin and Bree discuss The Game Awards, Blue Protocol, Diablo IV, Nightingale, Wayfinder, Dune Awakening, the FTC fighting Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard merger, ZeniMax's unionization effort, and Black Desert's Calpheon Ball, plus an epic Daily Grind showdown with topics ranging from the MMO regrets to the best elves.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight, the FTC challenge, Albion's Beyond the Veil and sub price increase, Camelot Unchained's new funding, ZeniMax's secret MMO, and Guild Wars 2's inventory, with adventures in LOTRO and New World, plus a mailbag topic on gaming mice.
Justin and Bree discussion WoW China's sunset, the Blizzard/Netease debacle, LOTRO's mini-expansion, EverQuest II, Frozen Flame, and ArcheAge 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, New World, SWG Legends, and Marvel Snap, plus a mailbag topic on boss taunting in MMOs.
Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Dragonflight prepatch, New World's fresh start, Ashes of Creation, Secret World's community mess, and AQ3D's Elvira event, with adventures in WoW, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes.
Justin and Bree discuss New World's Brimstone Sands, World of Warcraft's Dragonflight prepatch, LOTRO's inbound QOL improvements, City of Heroes Homecoming's big balance patch, and FFXIV's 6.25, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and CoH, plus a mailbag topic on useless inventory clutter in MMOs.
Justin and Bree discuss Halloween in MMOs, Embers Adrift's launch, Star Citizen, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, Chronicles of Elyria, and Legends of Aria, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends.
Justin and Bree discuss New World's fresh start and Brimstone Sands, expansions for EverQuest and EverQuest II, the sale of My.Games, Final Fantasy XIV, Mythos, Echo of Soul, Shroud of the Avatar's huge rollback, and the Secret World TTRPG Kickstarter, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends.
Justin and Bree discuss Embers Adrift, WoW Dragonflight, Skull and Bones, Lost Ark, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic, Tower of Fantasy, SWG Legends, and Ultima Online, plus mailbag discussions on licensing for game streaming and MOP guilds, forums, and Discord.
Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen's crowdfunding, Wrath Classic's launch, Dual Universe, Mythic, Ultima Online's 25th birthday, Tibia, and LOTRO Before the Shadow, with adventures in SWG Legends and Truck Simulator, plus a voicemail topic on MMO systems proliferated across the genre.
Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge 2, WoW Classic Cataclysm, Fractured Online, LOTRO's 2023 ocean expansion, and the Wizard101 hack, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and WoW Classic, plus meta discussion on how The Daily Grind works and how game studios handle pesky journos like us.