MMO Reporter 292 – From the Ashes

Chris and Bill rise from the ashes of RL responsibilities to talk MMO games! With the news of the hot new Kickstarter – Ashes of Creation, and an exploration of the Wild West in MMO form, there’s lots of news on this week’s show.

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What we did in game (2:40):

Bill:

  • GW2
  • WoW

Chris:

  • ESO
  • WoW
  • LOTRO

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News:

Ashes of Creation Kickstarter (23:20)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios?ref=nav_search

 

Wild West Online (41:45)

http://www.pcgamer.com/wild-west-online-revealed/

  • Made to fill Red Dead Redemption’s online space – only to come out right around the same time as the sequel
  • Weirdly underserved setting – maybe a signal that a solid global market is important (i.e. MMO’s are more global than other styles)

 

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Runescape news – Leak? and skilling update? (43:45)

 

Razer Ripsaw Review (50:30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r76BFZ526-0

Quick Mentions:

Microsoft VR MMO? (53:45)

http://massivelyop.com/2017/05/12/microsoft-is-working-on-a-secret-vr-mmo/

    • From the job posting:
      • “Do you love MMOs? Are you excited about virtual reality? Would you like every Xbox user to experience your design every time they use it? We are embarking on a bold charter and need your help us take the next step. The Xbox Mixed Reality team is looking for an experienced senior design manager with deep expertise and passion around crafting immersive social systems and experiences. We’re looking to build a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC and the console. Here is an opportunity to join a fun and collaborative team that experiments with the latest toys, works with state of the art tech, and crafts the future of entertainment.”
    • Discuss

 

  • Last time Microsoft tried to cut into the bleeding edge of MMO’s they wound up finishing in 3rd place in a 2 horse race…

 

 

Dual Universe Dev Update (54:55)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVJyfKNeOao

  • Ship customizability (e.g. thruster placement) shown off

 

What are you playing next week?

Chris

  • ESO
  • WoW
  • LOTRO
  • Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade

 

Bill

  • Fishing Planet

 

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