To post comments, please login.

VirginWorlds MMORPG News
Host: Brent
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online and many many more. The VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast is the flagship podcast of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com

Subscribe via iTunes  Subscribe to RSS Feed  


This Podcast Sponsored by:
   Michael
   Cuppycake




Help the Collective. Become a supporter or sponsor on the Support Page.
VirginWorlds Podcast #111
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 03:39:00 GMT [download/play]



The 2nd Mini-cast of the week has arrived right on schedule:

- It's a really big fracking book, thanks Ethic!
- 2 MMOs, 2 MMO Engines, 2 decades of dev - Zero results
- "MMOs Killed the RPG-star"
- Blizzard invented everything
- Hey Rabbit, those MMOs are for kids!

Login to post a comment
Previous Episodes
Episode #149 - Duration: 02:00:59 - Released: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 01:38:16 +0000
Episode #108 - Duration: 01:01:22 - Released: Tue, 15 May 2012 11:33:34 +0000
Episode #148 - Duration: 2925 - Released: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:18:07 +0000
Episode #147 - Duration: 01:18:12 - Released: Mon, 17 May 2010 04:21:00 GMT
Episode #146 - Duration: 00:26:02 - Released: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 04:39:00 GMT
Episode #145 - Duration: 00:25:07 - Released: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 03:45:00 GMT
Episode #144 - Duration: 00:26:17 - Released: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:23:00 GMT
Episode #143 - Duration: 00:30:02 - Released: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 01:35:00 GMT
Episode #142 - Duration: 02:36:46 - Released: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:55:00 GMT
Episode #141 - Duration: 00:46:24 - Released: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:27:00 GMT
Episode #140 - Duration: 00:36:31 - Released: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 01:46:00 GMT
Episode #139 - Duration: 01:00:28 - Released: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:39:00 GMT
Episode #138 - Duration: 00:45:41 - Released: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 23:55:00 GMT
Episode #137 - Duration: 00:23:27 - Released: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 05:32:00 GMT
Episode #136 - Duration: 01:11:18 - Released: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 06:14:00 GMT
Episode #135.3 - Duration: 01:00:10 - Released: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:07:00 GMT
Episode #135.1 - Duration: 00:01:03 - Released: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 03:00:00 GMT
Episode #134.3 - Duration: 00:20:30 - Released: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 23:13:00 GMT
Episode #134.2 - Duration: 00:12:22 - Released: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 03:31:00 GMT
Episode #134.1 - Duration: 00:10:59 - Released: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:59:00 GMT
Episode #133 - Duration: 00:52:09 - Released: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 05:29:00 GMT
Episode #132 - Duration: 00:19:09 - Released: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:36:00 GMT
Episode #131 - Duration: 00:41:11 - Released: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 04:48:00 GMT
Episode #130 - Duration: 01:17:55 - Released: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 21:03:00 GMT
Episode #129 - Duration: 01:22:26 - Released: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 00:24:00 GMT
Episode #129-v2 - Duration: 00:09:59 - Released: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:35:00 GMT
Episode #129-v1 - Duration: 00:09:59 - Released: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:31:00 GMT
Episode #128 - Duration: 00:18:11 - Released: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 02:04:00 GMT
Episode #127 - Duration: 00:53:47 - Released: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:55:00 GMT
Episode #126 - Duration: 00:19:24 - Released: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 04:41:00 GMT
Episode #125 - Duration: 00:39:46 - Released: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:20:00 GMT
Episode #124 - Duration: 00:35:32 - Released: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:11:00 GMT
Episode #123 - Duration: 00:08:26 - Released: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:10:00 GMT
Episode #122 - Duration: 01:53:38 - Released: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 02:44:00 GMT
Episode #121 - Duration: 00:31:59 - Released: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 05:41:00 GMT
Episode #120 - Duration: 00:16:49 - Released: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:22:00 GMT
Episode #119 - Duration: 00:35:33 - Released: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 04:05:00 GMT
Episode #118 - Duration: 01:22:51 - Released: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 04:44:00 GMT
Episode #117 - Duration: 00:39:40 - Released: Mon, 12 May 2008 05:50:00 GMT
Episode #116 - Duration: 00:28:32 - Released: Sun, 11 May 2008 05:48:00 GMT
Episode #115 - Duration: 00:37:14 - Released: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:29:00 GMT
Episode #114 - Duration: 00:32:39 - Released: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 04:41:00 GMT
Episode #113 - Duration: 00:12:40 - Released: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 05:17:00 GMT
Episode #112 - Duration: 00:16:12 - Released: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 06:04:00 GMT
Episode #111 - Duration: 00:13:37 - Released: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 03:39:00 GMT
Episode #110 - Duration: 00:22:43 - Released: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 04:32:00 GMT
Episode #109 - Duration: 00:33:17 - Released: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:20:00 GMT
Episode #108 - Duration: 00:42:09 - Released: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 05:37:00 GMT
Episode #107 - Duration: 00:30:14 - Released: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 05:56:00 GMT
Episode #106 - Duration: 00:51:39 - Released: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 03:08:00 GMT
Episode #105 - Duration: 00:44:19 - Released: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 07:36:00 GMT
Episode #104 - Duration: 00:49:01 - Released: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 04:14:00 GMT
Episode #103 - Duration: 00:39:02 - Released: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:20:00 GMT
Episode #102 - Duration: 00:34:33 - Released: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 05:29:00 GMT
Episode #101 - Duration: 00:47:52 - Released: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:44:00 GMT
Episode #100 - Duration: 02:53:49 - Released: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 06:22:00 GMT
Episode #99.5 - Duration: 00:48:18 - Released: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:06:00 GMT
Episode #99 - Duration: 01:39:46 - Released: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 16:42:00 GMT
Episode #98 - Duration: 01:43:55 - Released: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 00:36:00 GMT
Episode #97 - Duration: 01:50:09 - Released: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:35:00 GMT
Episode #96 - Duration: 00:31:08 - Released: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 03:38:00 GMT
Episode #95 - Duration: 00:37:56 - Released: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 20:11:00 GMT
Episode #94 - Duration: 00:56:23 - Released: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 15:02:00 GMT
Episode #93 - Duration: 00:26:06 - Released: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 20:49:00 GMT
Episode #92.1 - Duration: 00:19:18 - Released: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 07:29:00 GMT
Episode #91.4 - Duration: 00:16:40 - Released: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 04:50:00 GMT
Episode #91.3 - Duration: 00:18:35 - Released: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 05:09:00 GMT
Episode #91.2 - Duration: 00:12:00 - Released: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 04:09:00 GMT
Episode #91.1 - Duration: 00:10:31 - Released: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:54:00 GMT
Episode #90 - Duration: 01:44:19 - Released: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:36:00 GMT
Episode #89 - Duration: 00:24:40 - Released: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 04:38:00 GMT
Episode #88 - Duration: 00:40:15 - Released: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 04:01:00 GMT
Episode #87 - Duration: 00:37:36 - Released: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:00:00 GMT
Episode #86 - Duration: 00:44:26 - Released: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:22:00 GMT
Episode #85 - Duration: 01:53:59 - Released: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:29:00 GMT
Episode #84 - Duration: 00:18:29 - Released: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:58:00 GMT
Episode #83 - Duration: 00:27:28 - Released: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:16:00 GMT
Episode #82 - Duration: 00:59:43 - Released: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 03:41:00 GMT
Episode #81 - Duration: 00:47:26 - Released: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 09:12:00 GMT
Episode #80 - Duration: 00:40:37 - Released: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:47:00 GMT
Episode #79 - Duration: 00:37:07 - Released: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:11:00 GMT
Episode #78 - Duration: 00:28:35 - Released: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 02:33:00 GMT
Episode #77 - Duration: 00:50:11 - Released: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 05:25:00 GMT
Episode #76 - Duration: 00:33:42 - Released: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:19:00 GMT
Episode #75 - Duration: 00:34:55 - Released: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 02:42:00 GMT
Episode #74 - Duration: 00:23:32 - Released: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:46:00 GMT
Episode #73 - Duration: 01:31:01 - Released: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:42:00 GMT
Episode #72 - Duration: 00:39:35 - Released: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 05:59:00 GMT
Episode #71 - Duration: 00:41:51 - Released: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 01:55:00 GMT
Episode #70 - Duration: 01:14:33 - Released: Tue, 22 May 2007 22:22:00 GMT
Episode #69 - Duration: - Released: Sun, 20 May 2007 07:17:00 GMT
Episode #68 - Duration: 00:31:27 - Released: Sun, 13 May 2007 03:34:00 GMT
Episode #67 - Duration: 00:56:57 - Released: Mon, 7 May 2007 06:01:00 GMT
Episode #66 - Duration: 00:45:37 - Released: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 05:01:00 GMT
Episode #65 - Duration: 00:28:05 - Released: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 22:18:00 GMT
Episode #64 - Duration: 00:58:03 - Released: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 05:20:00 GMT
Episode #63 - Duration: 01:23:44 - Released: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 03:10:00 GMT
Episode #62 - Duration: 00:48:16 - Released: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 00:18:00 GMT
Episode #61 - Duration: 01:28:59 - Released: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 06:17:00 GMT
Episode #60 - Duration: 00:50:39 - Released: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:41:00 GMT
Episode #59 - Duration: 01:23:27 - Released: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 05:23:00 GMT
Episode #58 - Duration: 00:44:46 - Released: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 10:44:00 GMT
Episode #57 - Duration: 01:17:28 - Released: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:26:00 GMT
Episode #56 - Duration: 00:16:06 - Released: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 22:34:00 GMT
Episode #55 - Duration: 00:19:08 - Released: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 03:48:00 GMT
Episode #54 - Duration: 01:16:25 - Released: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 07:53:00 GMT
Episode #53 - Duration: 01:02:49 - Released: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 07:11:00 GMT
Episode #52 - Duration: 00:54:39 - Released: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 21:47:00 GMT
Episode #51 - Duration: 00:49:51 - Released: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 06:13:00 GMT
Episode #50 - Duration: 01:11:43 - Released: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 02:39:00 GMT
Episode #49 - Duration: 01:25:11 - Released: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 07:14:00 GMT
Episode #48 - Duration: 00:55:38 - Released: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 09:51:00 GMT
Episode #47 - Duration: 01:08:05 - Released: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 04:20:00 GMT
Episode #46 - Duration: 01:36:02 - Released: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 05:00:00 GMT
Episode #45 - Duration: 02:07:25 - Released: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 11:05:00 GMT
Episode #44 - Duration: 00:21:33 - Released: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:11:00 GMT
Episode #43 - Duration: 01:43:08 - Released: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:35:00 GMT
Episode #42 - Duration: 01:28:22 - Released: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 08:42:00 GMT
Episode #41 - Duration: 01:12:32 - Released: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 23:12:00 GMT
Episode #40.9 - Duration: 00:05:10 - Released: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 05:10:00 GMT
Episode #40.5 - Duration: 00:29:54 - Released: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 05:21:00 GMT
Episode #40 - Duration: 00:33:15 - Released: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 08:10:00 GMT
Episode #39 - Duration: 01:25:23 - Released: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 04:06:00 GMT
Episode #38 - Duration: 00:51:43 - Released: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 19:14:00 GMT
Episode #37.5 - Duration: 00:30:43 - Released: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 04:11:00 GMT
Episode #37 - Duration: 00:56:37 - Released: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 02:17:00 GMT
Episode #36 - Duration: 01:15:44 - Released: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 07:01:00 GMT
Episode #35 - Duration: 00:55:13 - Released: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 18:39:00 GMT
Episode #34 - Duration: 00:51:18 - Released: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:50:00 GMT
Episode #33 - Duration: 00:55:43 - Released: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 05:23:00 GMT
Episode #32 - Duration: 00:40:42 - Released: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 04:04:00 GMT
Episode #31 - Duration: 01:03:23 - Released: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 01:00:00 GMT
Episode #30.1 - Duration: 00:01:02 - Released: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 03:52:00 GMT
Episode #30 - Duration: 01:00:39 - Released: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 06:11:00 GMT
Episode #29 - Duration: 01:12:33 - Released: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 05:09:00 GMT
Episode #28 - Duration: 01:02:00 - Released: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 07:36:00 GMT
Episode #27 - Duration: 00:53:30 - Released: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 06:48:00 GMT
Episode #26 - Duration: 02:14:35 - Released: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 09:11:00 GMT
Episode #25 - Duration: 00:30:15 - Released: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 04:00:00 GMT
Episode #24 - Duration: 01:09:10 - Released: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 05:40:00 GMT
Episode #23 - Duration: 00:29:29 - Released: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 05:52:00 GMT
Episode #22 - Duration: 00:48:02 - Released: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 05:48:00 GMT
Episode #21 - Duration: 02:08:31 - Released: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 06:26:00 GMT
Episode #20 - Duration: 01:18:16 - Released: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 07:28:00 GMT
Episode #19 - Duration: 00:30:21 - Released: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:28:00 GMT
Episode #18 - Duration: 00:42:30 - Released: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 08:20:00 GMT
Episode #17 - Duration: 01:23:27 - Released: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 07:40:00 GMT
Episode #16 - Duration: 01:09:42 - Released: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 05:27:00 GMT
Episode #15 - Duration: 00:48:41 - Released: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 06:41:00 GMT
Episode #14 - Duration: 01:02:45 - Released: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 03:01:00 GMT
Episode #13 - Duration: 00:40:21 - Released: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 04:53:00 GMT
Episode #12 - Duration: 00:26:14 - Released: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 01:08:00 GMT
Episode #11 - Duration: 00:32:04 - Released: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 04:31:00 GMT
Episode #10 - Duration: 00:49:40 - Released: Mon, 29 May 2006 20:21:00 GMT
Episode #9 - Duration: 01:01:44 - Released: Sun, 21 May 2006 20:18:00 GMT
Episode #8 - Duration: 01:02:03 - Released: Sun, 14 May 2006 17:33:00 GMT
Episode #7 - Duration: 01:04:25 - Released: Mon, 8 May 2006 03:41:00 GMT
Episode #6 - Duration: 01:03:22 - Released: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 19:16:00 GMT
Episode #5 - Duration: 00:32:36 - Released: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 17:23:00 GMT
Episode #4 - Duration: 00:43:20 - Released: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 23:13:00 GMT
Episode #3 - Duration: 01:20:35 - Released: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 01:07:00 GMT
Episode #2 - Duration: 00:28:34 - Released: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 19:39:00 GMT
Episode #1 - Duration: - Released: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 06:21:00 GMT

Episode 111 Discussion Thread

'blizzard' by Burro
Submitted on 2008-04-08 21:27:26 CST
Brent, it seems like after every Rob Pardo speech you hear or read you speak the opposite as your comments on the article in this episode. A lot of the time when I read a Rob Pardo speech (or presentation whatever they're called at conferences) it sounds like obvious stuff just like the article you referenced today.


'MMORPGs Killed RPGs' by James
Submitted on 2008-04-08 22:24:24 CST
Brent had some great points about advantages of the single player RPG vs. the MMO and why RPGs will always be around. At the same time, I think from here on in, MMORPGs will overshadow RPGs simply because the nature of RPGs, even pre-computer gaming, was multiplayer. MMORPGs will always struggle with problem that "everyone wants to be the hero" which will never arise in single players, because you always ARE the hero. There is that element of heroism being commonplace in MMORPGs (e.g. half the server population running around in epic gear) that will never be an issue in the single player, because the story is about you--not you and the other thousand people playing on your server.