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No Prisoners, No Mercy
Host: Julie Whitefeather & Frances Kosac
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

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No Prisoners, No Mercy - Show 25
Tue, 3 Mar 2009 20:08:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome to show 25! The theme for this show is survival, whether it is surviving a zombie apocolypse, the videogame market or wicked witches. This week we have a special guest - Mr. R.W. Harper, Senior Producer from from Gorrilla Systems. This week we talk about Fran's cackle and more...
 
1. Wicked witches of the North
2. How to survive a zombie attack
3. Very short shorts
4. Interview with R.W. Harper on the future of gaming
5. An open letter

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Episode 25 Discussion Thread

'But show 25 just came out...' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-03-03 21:53:52 CST
Anyone who knows me knows that I start working on the next podcast (or at leasts the research for it) as soon as the last one is done. One of the subjects up for discussion for show 26 is DarkFall and Warhammer. But don't expect a Darkfall "slam-fest" or dire predictions. The subject of discussion if pvp: Why we do it, what makes it good pvp and whether or not darkfall provides the "hard core" Warhammer Online communitywith something it is missing.


Got a comment? Got an audio file? Send it to "noprisonersnomercy@gmail.com"

Did you work on Darkfall or Warhammer and want your say? Drop us a line and we will set up a time.

Julie



'Best show intro ever!!!' by Sithrimir
Submitted on 2009-03-03 22:40:46 CST
I thought it couldn't possibly get any better til Robin Williams said the "Been on everything but the Titanic" line. What a fantastic show! Love you both!

Sith



'Great show and interview' by Saylah
Submitted on 2009-03-04 04:11:09 CST
That was a great interview. I hope you're able to do more of those.


'Nice Interview' by Pufnstuf
Submitted on 2009-03-04 16:09:20 CST
I loved that he plugged All Star Cheeleader Squad. I play that on Wii and it is totally hysterically funny. I guess I am not your typical boy looking just to shoot things up...




'Open letter and my ramblings' by mikejl
Submitted on 2009-03-04 16:29:48 CST
Good open letter to Mythic. I still think adding the new content is good; however I always support fixing any parts of the game that may need it.

Guess I'm not an average WAR player. Like when I played WoW I seem to do little to no end game. I do have my Black Orc in Tier 4 and do some RvR. However, I enjoy playing the different classes and the T1 to T3 PvE and oRvR experience. So I really do appreciate Mythic adding the choppa and slayer and new zone.

Also you talked about Stardock and their game system (called Impulse). IMO Impulse betas Steam as its no DRM. I am playing Sins of Solar Empire and loving it. Fantastic RTS game (RTS fans may want to check it out).

Love the Fallout 3 music in the cast. I'm playing Fallout 3 also and makes we want to jump in and play when I here it.

Great Show
Thanks,
Mike



'About my questions...' by Vroshnak
Submitted on 2009-03-05 14:27:56 CST
My questions were not from knowing a lot about the guy. All I know about Gorilla Systems is from this page: http://www.gorilla.com/default.asp?Section=Titles

All they have on the site are Nancy Drew mysteries, Barbie adventures, Hannah Montana, cheerleading, etc. So all my questions were written with that in mind. I didn't mean to slight him or those games. I have honestly considered trying one of the Nancy Drew games because I love adventure games and I've heard they are good.

From the interview it is obvious that he has worked on and is working on a wider variety of games, so my questions were a little off. Oops!



'Generic Post Title' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-03-05 15:06:16 CST
@ Vroshnak: Not to worryb friend - I can't speak form Mr. Harper but he didn't seem upset at all but the questions. I thought perhaps you knew more about Gorilla Systems than I did from my research. As you can hear in the imterview he did discuss where the focus of Gorilla Systems is at the moment and any time that a developers publisher is happy that is a very good thing. Thanks for the questions.

Julie



'Excaliber' by Seritaph
Submitted on 2009-03-05 15:30:58 CST
For a long time now developers and publishers have been trying to find a way to tap into the female gaming market. There has been some success in this area with titles like The Sims, Bejeweled, Myst and others. I've heard the Nancy Drew series are also very successful. MMOs are continuing to gain more ground with the female audience as well.

The best analogy I can think of is the Arthurian sword lodged in stone. It's just waiting for the right developer/publisher to come along and be worthy to take leadership in that area. Perhaps it will be Gorilla Systems, in which case they may want to rename themselves 800lb. Gorilla Systems, because it's believed that a huge amount of wealth can be found by successfully tuning into this market. Here's wishing Mr. Harper further success.

To the sisters, thanks for yet another entertaining and informative show.




'Warhammer Wooing me ' by Pufnstuf
Submitted on 2009-03-12 22:01:30 CST
So I just got an e-mail from Warhammer trying to woo me back with ten free days if I subscribe. I am still on Ostermark and wondered do I dare dust off my level 27 swordmaster...

What do you all think?



'email?' by hexdsl
Submitted on 2009-03-12 23:12:07 CST
hey guys, whats your e-mail address? cant find it on shownotes


'ignore me' by hexdsl
Submitted on 2009-03-12 23:12:35 CST
i got it, ignore me please :(


'Generic Post Title' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-03-16 15:25:24 CST
@Pufnstuf:

Well we just uploaded show 26 last night so it was too late to talk much about it in that show. However Fran got a similar email. It seemed to me that it was much like a jilted sweetheart begging to be taken back. I will give credit where it is due and say that it was an interesting shtick to have the names of other players that the gamer knew who were still in the game. However when I saw Fran's email I noted that it was players (myself included) who were keeping accounts open "just in case" things get better.

Myself I am thinking that Darkfall may even supply what is missing from Warhammer end game - and that is what part of show 26 is about.

Julie



'Harper is the man!' by bigredjeff
Submitted on 2009-03-16 19:19:51 CST
well hes not superdupper genius man, but hes right about indy games. great show girls!