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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 #94
Sat, 24 Nov 2007 15:02:00 GMT [download/play]



Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US.  I hope you had a fine meal or two and had some free time to spend hunting mobs (and visiting your families.)  Here are the topics for this week.

Topics:
-EverQuest II
-EverQuest
-Legends of Norrath
-Lineage II
-Marvel Universe Online
-Space Time Studios
-World of Warcraft
-The VirginWorlds Membership Plan

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Episode 94 Discussion Thread

'Show idea' by ravager
Submitted on 2007-11-24 11:41:20 CST
Was thinking since your 100th podcast is coming close to the holidays, how bout talking about all the different holiday changes each mmo brings. For example, EvE had snowball launchers, WoW had presents and CoH had Santa costumes.


'My idea for show 100' by mchris
Submitted on 2007-11-25 11:58:08 CST
This is a selfish hope as I'm keen on the long shows. But I was thinking you might try a "Pros Experiment". I really enjoyed the stuff you did with your wife in the Noob Experiment (Battling through the Eve tutorials! - Mrs. Brent - Respect is due!!)
This is similar to that.

My idea is to get your crack team of podcasters, and assign them each an MMORPG they haven't played yet or don't usually play. E.g., Assign Troy to City of Heroes; Lady Sinaea to Eve etc. Give them each a week to get to grips with it and then you could interview them.

"Not only fun but practical too!"

I can see this being really quite funny. Forcing the WDA guys to play Dungeon Runners for a week! But also, anyone thinking of jumping ship from their current MMO could always refer to podcast 100 as a guide to choosing their next MMO endeavour.

In fact, about 6 months ago I was done with WoW and I was considering which game to take up next. The top 10 MMOs you did with Brendon was enormously helpful in choosing my next game (Eve).

Every single podcaster in the Collective is experienced, has excellent taste and fair opinions. I would love to hear you interview each of them with their reports.
It would also be a chance to listen to some of the excellent podcasters we might not hear from so often. Beau Turkey et. al.

Drawbacks? Hell. Loads. A massive workload for starters. Having to play and review another game in addition to their own game is asking a lot. I'm guessing all you guys' schedules are pretty full already.
Coordinating the whole thing, recording and editing, I imagine, would take countless hours....

But that said, it would be pretty bloody cool! And definitely get Brendon in there!



'Great idea mchris' by randomtime
Submitted on 2007-11-25 14:40:01 CST
I suppport mcris' idea. Make sure everyone who hasn't played Guild Wars play it though!


'Nice..' by tdous
Submitted on 2007-11-25 16:56:01 CST
Kudos for the use of the Politicalamity clip after the Shatner/Mr T commercial segment.

I know you value the quality of your recording so I thought I'd mention that there were some annoying volume drop offs throughout the show in places. I tend to listen to podcasts through hi-fi speakers straight out of my PC, not through headphones or on the move so I don't know how much bearing that has on things, but I can usually hear you throughout fine. Just a quick FYI.



'audio drops' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-11-25 17:02:20 CST
Doh. I haven't listened to the entire final mix down but I'm guessing that I set the gate a little too strong, that can cause that sometimes. Terribly sorry - I'll be more careful with that.


'Dungeon Runners!!!!???!!!' by UrbanMongral
Submitted on 2007-11-26 03:08:30 CST
"Forcing the WDA guys to play Dungeon Runners for a week! " ohnoes!! Thats pure evil!


'That's a Smurftacular idea!!!' by Adam
Submitted on 2007-11-26 08:22:09 CST
I love mcchris's idea. Might help me since I've been MMO'less since I quit playing COH/COV over a year ago. Haven't found one that could hold my attention for more than a month. (Honestly, haven't tried a whole lot of them either) But hearing some experienced players first impressions with different games might help. Starting to think the only MMO I'm gonna see anymore is my kids playing that THING (Runescape).


'Sounds like a daunting task!' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-11-27 06:43:05 CST
Hey,

Troy here from VoV; sounds like an interesting challenge that we may want to think about (what Mchris was talking about). I would be game for something like that. The thought of standing on a tall building overlooking a city of evil villainy does have some temptation.

Playing Super-Duper Man in bright green tights, a pink face mask, and flaming red boots appeals to my style.

Cheers!



'I swear...' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-11-27 08:19:16 CST
...Brent, if you make me play Hello Kitty that I will hunt you down.

:)



'Episode 100: Flashbacks?' by CentralNexus
Submitted on 2007-11-27 19:40:12 CST
Why not look back at the way things were on Episode #1? What MMOs were proposed then that didn't make it to the public; What ones have faded since then, what ones we're STILL waiting on, etc. Might even cover some of the MAJOR changes that have occurred to various MMOs since then -both good and bad.