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Dec 29, 2015

For our final podcast of 2015, we have a special treat for you: a double-header of interviews! First up is a talk with ArenaNet's sound design team on the audio of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, followed by a talk with Paul the Space Ace as he answers your astronomy and gaming questions.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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  • Interview with ArenaNet Sound Designers Jerry Schroeder and Drew Cady
  • How did you get into the industry?
  • Making sounds with strange objects
  • Why create unique sounds?
  • How do you work with the other teams?
  • Misconceptions and sound design
  • Mixing sound and music
  • The Revenant
  • Getting started in sound design
  • Interview with Paul the Space Ace
  • Interstellar accuracy and Pluto
  • Star fields
  • Funded test on Jupiter moons
  • Visible nebulae
  • Star Citizen

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Dec 22, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, the Massively Overpowered team crams into the recording booth to share their own thoughts on the year and our annual awards. It's a rollicking good time with 450% of your RDA dose of outspoken personalities!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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  • What was the best gaming experience we had this year?
  • Best MMO of the Year
  • Underrated MMO of the Year
  • Expansion of the Year
  • Story of the Year
  • Negative awards
  • Most improved MMO
  • What are we excited about or want to do in the new year?

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Dec 15, 2015

As the podcast crew prepares to wrap up the year, there's still an avalanche of news with which to deal! On today's episode, Bree and Justin talk about Star Citizen's milestones, the MOP awards, Devilian's launch, the debate around multiboxing, and more.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Dec 8, 2015

How do you add PvP to an MMO after its launched as a strictly PvE game? That's the fascinating question we have for Trove's lead developer today on the podcast! Also on tap for discussion: the new SWTOR subscriber rewards, TSW's Issue 13, LOTRO's insta-95s, and more!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Dec 1, 2015

Stuffed with turkey, cleaning up from guests, and heady from holiday time off, the podcast team stumbles into the recording booth for its milestone 40th broadcast. And what a show this is: intrigue, mystery, revelations, Gnomes, and launch dates!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Nov 24, 2015

With the holidays craziness beginning, Bree and Justin take a somber, dignified moment to give their thanks for MMO gaming. After which they complain about outta whack developers, speculate on the new year, and handle a whole bunch of listener emails.

It's the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Nov 10, 2015

What did you expect? Of course we're going to be talking about BlizzCon on today's show. While there were no major surprises, there's certainly enough to chew on, especially in regard to Overwatch and World of Warcraft. Bree and Justin (but mostly Bree) have a lot to say about the convention and its reveals.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Nov 5, 2015

We finally body-tackled Guild Wars 2 expert Tina Lauro for a special half-hour podcast to talk about Heart of Thorns. She's got opinions, praise, criticism, and foresight coming out of the wazoo, so if you're at all interested in the expansion, check out this episode!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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  • Raids
  • Most enjoyable and most annoying aspect of the expansion
  • Grinding
  • Masteries
  • Community tone and reaction
  • Difficulty level
  • MOP guild
  • Revenant review
  • What does ArenaNet need to do from here?
  • Story
  • Guild halls

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Nov 3, 2015

Bree is the world's biggest vampire and Star Trek fan! This and other dubious "facts" are what you'll discover on this week's show, as the podcast crew talks about CCP's White Wolf sale, several major game updates, and something called "post-purchase rationalization."

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Oct 27, 2015

What happens when not one, but two major MMO expansions drop on the same week? The world goes insane and players freak out in a good way. Also, it gives the podcasters plenty to talk about! This week Larry and Justin discuss the launches of Heart of Thorns and Knights of the Fallen Empire with a dash of Halloween tossed in for flavor.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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