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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

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VirginWorlds Podcast #130
Sun, 5 Oct 2008 21:03:00 GMT [download/play]



VirginWorlds Podcast 130 is full of MMORPG news... first non-conference show in some time. Here are the topics:

  • New Podcasts
  • New supporters
  • Archlord grows larger
  • Blizzard pay-per-view
  • Fallen Earth is 'content complete'
  • Combat Arms
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea
  • SOE putting all MMOs on consoles. Everquest 3?
  • Spellborn is real
  • Stargate Worlds is real
  • Star Wars Galaxies mobility
  • Lars Koschin, President and CEO of Gameforge/ Ikarium
  • RF Online leaving the west
  • WAR sells
  • The Pain Vests
  • Top 20 Game Publishers
  • Listener Mail
  • What I'm Playing

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    Episode 130 Discussion Thread

    'Everquest 2' by TranquilAbyss
    Submitted on 2008-10-05 21:31:39 CST
    I have not played any EverQuest games but I thought I would suggest something. I think the problem with EverQuest 2 is that it has the same burn out factor all MMO's have. That feeling of why am I still playing this.

    Different games have ways to combat this problem. EVE, the game I currently play, uses its skill system to keep people logging on so that their interest in the content can be renewed. Guild Wars has fun holidays event that I find my self longing on a few times a year to be apart of. These holiday events keep me buying all their new expansions and other content.

    So other than a fun community what else does any game have to offer? Community, in my belief, is the only reason WoW keeps its numbers. Not that every one is nice and kind but people play it because their friends plays it and that what makes any game really fun.



    'A Listenning Pleasure' by crazykinux
    Submitted on 2008-10-05 21:51:07 CST
    Great show mate. Great to have you back to the normal format.

    Is it me or you had some sort of circus music track in there?

    As for the SWG server switch, being an EVE fanboy, I still don't get the multiple server thing other MMOs have. If you ask me, they all should be on their respective server - not servers. But that's just me!

    Cheers,

    David "CrazyKinux" Perry



    'circus music' by Brent
    Submitted on 2008-10-05 23:28:43 CST
    What circus music do you speak of sir?

    And yes, shards are lame.



    'Spellborn' by Token
    Submitted on 2008-10-06 06:48:50 CST
    Spellborn is not a free to play game, it just contains a free to play trial area. They are all on crack for releasing a week after Lich King too.


    'Ahhhhh ...thats the sound of a contented sigh' by Floss
    Submitted on 2008-10-06 11:10:03 CST
    Good to have you back Brent.

    Gratz to you and Darren on some very competant video from AGDC, a bit dark in places but otherwise very good considering it wasn't a dedicated vid camera. Sorry a bit late with that comment.

    Keep up the good work.

    P.S. How are they ever going to fit all the command/action keys for an MMO on a console keypad?



    'Yer back' by Dathmar
    Submitted on 2008-10-06 11:31:01 CST
    Good to have you back to some ol' skool VW podcasts.
    (I am I hip saying ol' skool ? - or do I show my age ?)

    @Token
    Spellborn....I really get the impression that the dev/community team don't really care too much about when / how they release Spellborn


    I still wonder sometimes if this is an elaborate front for something else as I am sure that RotLK and MoM releases will swamp Spellborn...and its been in development for so long now.
    Also from what I have seen Spellborn / Frogster don't think the UK are part of the EU as UK customers are being "serviced" (oooh er) by Acclaim and not Spellborn / Frogster.




    'Absolutely :)' by FarSpace
    Submitted on 2008-10-08 06:43:44 CST
    Absolutely, every one of the shows/PodCasts on VW really complement each other, it's a lot of fun. That is one of the reasons I come here to VW to listen to them besides for any ware else, and the other sections of the sight are great too, like the news and the Blog lists and all that.


    'Classic Episode' by shuttler
    Submitted on 2008-10-08 15:03:15 CST
    Great to hear a classic style episode again.

    Enjoyed this very much.

    I think the Blizzard pay per view idea is brilliant! I love MMO based TV. EVE TV was great and I think if someone like Sony or Blizzard can do regular shows jumping in to live ingame events and out of game socials it coudl prove very popular. If a fraction of Blizzards players take up this pay per view, how much revenue does that give them?

    I almost see this like the security dongle they sold for accounts, if a fraction paid for them did they make a few million from this?



    'Big Thanks!' by Ziss
    Submitted on 2008-10-09 12:58:47 CST
    Was great to hear a new "standard" edition of VW, although I enjoy them all.

    And a big thanks to you Brent for the kind words on Lagwar.com and the shoutout!!

    -Ziss
    Lagwar.com



    'Surprise at Surprise...' by Wilhelm2451
    Submitted on 2008-10-15 15:07:31 CST
    I was a little surprised to hear you were a little surprised at the Game Developer Magazine rankings. I assume you got the list from the magazine itself, which gives the reasoning behind the rankings in fair detail.