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Free Play Podcast #9
Sun, 4 Jan 2009 22:50:00 GMT [download/play]



The FPG have their ultimate fail in this show, by releasing their would be christmas episode on January! Further proof that we don't live in a perfect world. Coincidentally, neither is the game "Perfect World" by Perfect World Entertainment. But just because it's not perfect doesn't mean it's not worth it, does it? Prior to this a fantastically huge of amount of news is discussed, and opinions are let loose.

Links:

http://www.massively.com/2008/12/13/myst-online-goes-fully-open-source/
Myst Online goes Open Source, the largest Open Source project ever!

http://www.freemmogamer.com/2008/12/turf-battles-closed-beta-signups.html
Turf Battles closed beta sign ups!

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Episode #22 - Duration: 00:44:19 - Released: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:03:00 GMT
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Episode 9 Discussion Thread

'o/ :)' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2009-01-05 07:10:48 CST
That's awesome, maybe you guys will have one of the Guilds that run cross many games one day, I can see that happen. The FPG Guild sounds cool. That would be Brilliant! I love it.

You guys are cool for running FPG Group Nights, I hate to say this but I never got farther then pick up groups in a game, I'm really shy. But I feel I know you guys, so I'm going to try and make it. That's cool about EVE too. The FPG Corp? Oh man I'm not playing EVE right now though :( Are you guys going to get into some Faction warfare or just work your way up ladder of the many goals you can give your self in EVE?

Yep, that's all pretty cool.



'Notes' by Riknas
Submitted on 2009-01-05 18:29:16 CST
Hey Farspace, no worries bout shyness, we're going to have Skype running for everyone who wants to participate, but if you want we can be contacted just in-game. Andras is going by the name AndrasK. Joe is Joe Hart, and as always, I am Riknas.

In regards to the EVE Corp (God knows why anyone would join up with us there, but hey, the more the merrier!) we're reforging an old corp we formed before the Free Play Podcast. We're looking into joining a small time alliance, and doing some factional warfare, and then seeing where we can go from there. Our names are;

Andras Krigare, Joe Hart, and Riknas Sarn (You have to guess which name is which, very difficult, I know.)

Hope to see a lot of people there!



'Well done on number 9 guys.' by welshtroll
Submitted on 2009-01-05 22:08:51 CST
I don't believe I've posted comments on the show notes before but have been listening from episode 3. Great show I don't know how you find the time or patiences to wade through the minefield that is Free-to-play mmos, the look of most of them scares me.

Keep up the good work I enjoy hearing about what games you are playing along with the free ones you are trying out. Time allowing I may try and join in on the episode #10 game fun.



'360 MMOs' by Talyn
Submitted on 2009-01-06 21:34:58 CST
Just to clarify, MMOs fall under the Silver (free) membership for Xbox Live. A Gold (premium) membership is not required at all, though many players would obviously have Gold. You'd probably be surprised how many are Silver-only however. Then again, if they refuse to go Gold they'll probably refuse to pay an MMO subscription.

Also, Microsoft doesn't host servers. XBL is a matchmaking service (among other things) and that's what Gold members pay for. Most games use a peer-to-peer networking where one player hosts the "server" on his console and everyone else connects to it. A handful of developers will run a few dedicated servers, such as Kaos does for Frontlines, but the majority of servers are still player-hosted. Then you have publishers like EA who skip the whole Xbox Live system and force their games to connect to EA servers for verification first. EA is notorious for turning off support for their games after two years or so, meaning players can no longer play online at all where they'd be fine with a normal (non-EA) older game.



'Farspace's guild thing' by dan
Submitted on 2009-01-07 00:56:54 CST
new idea- FPGuild

check that out