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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 29, 2017

On this special bonus episode, Justin catches up with Richard Garriott and Starr Long about Ultima Online's spiritual successor, Shroud of the Avatar. How is this project shaping up now that it's nearing launch? Listen and find out!

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.

Show notes:

  • Intro
  • Geocaching
  • What is Shroud of the Avatar?
  • How do you retrain players to this type of game?
  • How did May's free trial program go?
  • Can you clarify the rollout? Why not do a wipe right before launch?
  • What's the status on the offline mode? How will that work for grouping?
  • What are the paths?
  • Are you still aiming for a five-episode rollout? How big is an episode?
  • When is optimization coming?
  • How many scenes are in the game?
  • How are you going to promote and hype the launch?
  • Player investments
  • Why a spiritual successor?
  • Outro

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Jun 27, 2017

On this week’s show, Justin sits down with Ashes of Creation's Steven Sharif to talk about the game's successful Kickstarter, handling a wild community, and the next steps for this up-and-coming sandbox MMORPG.

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.

 

Show notes:

  • Intro
  • What is Ashes of Creation?
  • What do you like best about some other MMOs you've played?
  • What's the office environment like there at Intrepid?
  • Why was this Kickstarter such a success?
  • What did you learn from the Kickstarter process?
  • Why did the web store take so long to start up?
  • Will the store post totals? Why no stretch goals?
  • Will there be continued fundraising?
  • Have you done anything to mitigate complaints about the affiliate system?
  • How much of the game is playable right now?
  • Will we start getting blog posts again?
  • How do you time nodes so they don't feel too quick or too static?
  • What is the roadmap for this year?
  • How will you wrangle a contentious community?
  • What traditional MMO systems and features are you rethinking for Ashes?
  • What will the housing system be like?
  • Outro

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Jun 20, 2017

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree talk about FFXIV: Stormblood's early access launch, Destiny 2's PC delay, Elder Scrolls Online's next DLC drops, breaking up the trinity in MMOs, 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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Jun 13, 2017

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree talk about the huge revelation of Cryptic's Magic: The Gathering MMO, the premature demise of Bless Online, World of Warcraft's new launch, 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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Jun 6, 2017

On this week's show, Justin and Bree welcome summer by talking about SWTOR's roadmap, Black Desert's amazing Steam debut, and a troubling Shroud of the Avatar announcement, as well as a mailbag question about casual gaming.

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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