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Massively Speaking Podcast Episode 37
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST [download/play]



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Massively Speaking Episode 37 is a quiet little show with just Shawn and Michael. For the last Massively Speaking of the year, we thought we'd talk about the year just past and gab a little bit about what we hope is coming down the pipe. Join us for a retrospective/prognostication episode of Massively.com's companion podcast.

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Episode 37 Discussion Thread

'Lineage 2 shut down?' by Viruzzz
Submitted on 2009-01-01 11:40:02 CST
21 minutes into the podcast
you say something about lineage 2 being shut down.
When did this happen? I'm playing right now.



'Did they mean Lineage?' by Recluse86
Submitted on 2009-01-01 19:06:13 CST
Heh my thoughts exactly Viruzzz. I think they meant Lineage, not Lineage 2?


'@ l2 comment' by JamesTaylor
Submitted on 2009-01-03 03:56:26 CST
Phew, thought I was going to be the first to call Michael out on that! Lineage 2 has not shut down, never has, probably won't anytime soon.

Neither has Lineage (1) so that's not it.

Not sure what he was referring to. Maybe Horizons? Earth & Beyond? Pre-NGE/CU SWG? lol



'ehh..' by CindyL
Submitted on 2009-01-05 20:39:31 CST
Maybe he meant Auto Assault, which I think was the first NCsoft title to shut down.

Shawn, thanks for your RMT analogy, it's the first since my initial shock at EQ's cash shop that someone has actually made a very good point towards RMT in P2P MMO's. I still have a hard time reconciling a monthly fee of 14.99 alongside a cash shop and imagining that EQ and EQ2 were doing so bad they needed something like that.. But it's a good way of looking at it for sure.



'Great banter' by welshtroll
Submitted on 2009-01-05 22:02:06 CST
As you say SOE looks to be the name to watch this year. A hurdle that SOE needs to overcome is it's normal attitude to players outside of the US, hopefully they have turned over a new leaf in 2009 but sadly I'm not holding my breath for it.


'My post burped QQ ' by CindyL
Submitted on 2009-01-05 22:26:38 CST
Sorry for double post I meant to add more to it...
What I was trying to say was hooray for an Aion mention, I was starting to think there was mass conspiracy in the podcasting world to never mention the title other then to say, Aion is a game by NCsoft.

And about Micheal's mention of the game with the differing world on each server which could be dictated by player action, that's a concept that Aion and I think als Spellborn were supposed to have as well. But now that both games have had one release, I have not hear anything about that at all!
So I really hope this game in the works can pull it off,but it sounds like one heck of a challenge to accomplish, I'd love to see it.



'had to be auto-assault' by JamesTaylor
Submitted on 2009-01-07 10:15:04 CST
good call on AA, i completely forgot that game was in existance they scrapped it so fast

Who seriously saw a $15/mo sub fee working for that game? Honestly? Did they see the market for MMOCOMBATRACER games thriving?