Summary: The MMO Reporter podcast is your source for Massively Multiplayer Online Game news! We cover all MMOs, but we focus on WoW, Guild Wars 2, The Old Republic and Lord of the Rings Online.
Yeah, so, umm, we talked about Guild Wars 2 for the majority of the show. We did talk about The Secret War too though. And WoW. And about the Riders of Rohan delay. But not much. Listen now: What we did this week Bill Guild Wars 2 LOTRO Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 GUILD WARS 2! guild wars 2 Harry Tales of Graces F Lunar Silver Star Harmony GUILD WARS 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://storify.com/harryhol/guild-wars-2-launch Chris Guild Wars 2 TOR - 50 on my Knight. YEAH! Rift - Still gearing up my rogue. Ran a few LFG dungeons LOTRO WoW - New mage on a new server News GW2 reaches 400K concurrent players during pre-launch http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/guild-wars-2-hits-400k-concurrent-users-before-launch/ Don’t tell Secret World though - they aren’t doing so hot (“over 200K subscribers”) http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/the-secret-world-sales-at-200-000-funcom-focused-on-the-future/ ArenaNet double dares most vocal 'victims' of the ban hammer http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yxx3m/suspensions_for_offensive_names_and_inappropriate/ Wiki in GW2 http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yxwmo/psa_you_can_type_wiki_to_open_the_gw2_wiki/ Riders of Rohan delayed to Oct 15th (from Sept 5th) http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/devdiaries/2365-letter-from-the-producer-riders-of-rohan-update?lang=en_US - bug fixing, or strategy (i.e. GW2, WoW) http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/25/the-road-to-mordor-delay-delay-delay/ First Level 80 in GW2 http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/27/guild-wars-2-crafter-reaches-level-80-first/ Also - http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yy07z/congratulations_and_apologies_to_surfeuze_and_war/ - When we first logged in on Friday, Chris polled everyone in vent to find out how soon the first 80 would happen. I said Sunday. They all laughed. THEY LAUGHED! WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?!?!?! HUH??? ME! THAT’S WHO! WoW patch 5.04 released - Pandaria-prep patch http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/patch-5-0-4-release-patch-notes/ - Looking for a Lore refresher? WoW insider has collected their relevant lore links http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/mists-of-pandaria-lore-resources/ - You could also read the new novel by Christie Golden - Tides of War http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/tides-of-war-novel-released-today/ Contact Info site: mmoreporter.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook: www.facebook.com/mmoreporter twitter: twitter.com/mmo_reporter twitter: twitter.com/harryhol twitter: twitter.com/mmobill voicemail: 616-666-6778 youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork
In this episode Chris Harry and I gush over the Mists of Pandaria cinematic, cheer the big hiring done by Red 5 Studios, salivate over all the Guild Wars 2 news we can get and more! Listen now: What we did this week Bill LOTRO Rift Firefall Bioshock Harry Dead Space Resident Evil 5 Resident Evil Revelations Chris LOTRO - Great River Questing and Skirmishes Rift - Gearing up my Rogue TOR - Almost 50 on my Jedi Knight. Not really enjoying the new event. Age of Empire Online World of Warcraft News Mists of Pandaria cinematic http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/videos/index.html?v=mists:cinematic http://mmoreporter.com/2012/08/16/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria-opening-cinematic/ Bioware & 38 Studios layoffs converted to not-layoffs http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/firefall-scoops-up-dozens-of-former-bioware-and-38-studios-devs/ SOE offloads EU game management to ProSiebenSat.1 http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/soe-alters-prosiebensat-1-deal-to-include-eq-vanguard-and-wiza/ original announcement (didn’t include EQ, Vanguard or Wizardry online http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/02/21/soe-opens-up-about-multi-year-european-partnership/ Rift Storm Legion walkthrough http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/16/gamescom-2012-rift-storm-legion-walkthrough/ Guild Wars 2 aiming at e-sports and spectatorship http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/21/guild-wars-2-pvp-designer-talks-e-sports-spectator-mode-and-streaming/ GW2 worlds defined, planned https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/a-world-of-choice-the-regions-of-guild-wars-2/ Paragon levelling system added to Diablo III http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/6968517/ WoW 75% off till Aug 27 http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/21/world-of-warcraft-series-75-off-until-august-27th/ 3 new classes in aion 4.0 http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/gamescom-2012-aion-will-offer-three-new-classes-in-4-0/ Star Trek forumite outed as nude-patch user http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-08-21-star-trek-online-nude-patch-accidentally-outed-by-virtual-peeping-tom MMO Reporter Guild Wars 2 Launch Plans Livestreaming Guild Wars 1 from 8:00PM until server open Livestream Guild Wars 2 once the server goes live http://mmoreporter.com/2012/08/21/guild-wars-2-headstart-plans/ Contact Info site: mmoreporter.com email: email@example.com facebook: www.facebook.com/mmoreporter twitter: twitter.com/mmo_reporter twitter: twitter.com/harryhol twitter: twitter.com/mmobill voicemail: 616-666-6778 youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork
In this episode Chris, Harry and I discuss Blizzard getting hacked, 38 Studios material going up for sale, Runescape muggers and more! Listen now: What we did this week Bill Orcs Must Die LOTRO Harry Wargames Pocket Planes Kingdoms of Amalur Chris Rift - Dungeon Face off LOTRO - Skirmish of Skirmishes finale Firefall Age of Empires Online Pocket Planes News Blizzard hack - customer account info compromised http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html Tera pimps it’s battlegrounds in the next update http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/13/tera-argon-queen-date-and-pvp-details-revealed/ - Oh, and layoffs too: http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/08/rumor-tera-publisher-en-masse-hit-with-layoffs/ Another addition to Wargaming.net’s stable - World of Tank Generals ( browser based MMRTS/card game) http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/14/world-of-tanks-generals-a-free-to-play-browser-based-collectible-card-game-about-tank-war/ 38 Studios assets being sold off by Rhode Island http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/09/rhode-island-possesses-38-studios-games-looks-to-sell/ Storm Legion free to people who buy 1 year sub - $120 http://stormlegion.riftgame.com/en/ Defiance dev diary - what makes an MMO Shooter http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/09/new-defiance-developer-diary-explains-what-makes-an-mmo-shooter/ Still believe Blizzard doesn’t engage in predatory release-dates? http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/world-of-warcraft-schedules-big-patch-for-guild-wars-2s-launch/ Planetside reluctantly creates Australian server http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/13/planetside-2-australian-servers-incoming/ Runescape mugger faces up to 15 years in prison http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/13/runescape-player-faces-up-to-15-years-in-prison-over-currency-theft/ MMO Reporter PAX Meetup http://mmoreporter.com/pax Funny pics http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o2SCtkX2Doo/T6FVKKJPK3I/AAAAAAAADrI/tsseiUNDwig/w497-h373/cat_leap_gif.gif http://i.imgur.com/Wo0Yf.jpg Contact Info site: mmoreporter.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook: www.facebook.com/mmoreporter twitter: twitter.com/mmo_reporter twitter: twitter.com/harryhol twitter: twitter.com/mmobill youtube: http://youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork voicemail: 616-666-6778
On today's show, we talk about everything from WoW's Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic to Guild Wars 2's region locking! Listen now: Guild Wars 2 Region locks: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/a-world-of-choice-the-regions-of-guild-wars-2/ 2 new F2P MMOs announced: Hounds: http://youtu.be/px0pKkaABNk Monarch: http://youtu.be/FGjlB7Hujbc Rift shows off "Dimensions" - Player and Guild housing http://youtu.be/UKeXqsLoKp8 SWTOR's "Coming Soon" trailer http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20120816 WoW's Mists of Pandaria cinematic http://mmoreporter.com/2012/08/16/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria-opening-cinematic/
Today's Wake Up has news about SWTOR's race, DCUO's new dlc, and what Planetside 2 is all about. Listen now: John Smedley Explains Planetside 2 http://john-smedley.livejournal.com/2412.html Season 6 upgrades to STO’s Foundry http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=638711 DCUO’s Hand of Fate DLC http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/hand-of-fate/ MMORPG.com’s City of Steam Alpha key giveaway http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/loadNews/25247 Vanguard goes F2P Officially http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/14/f2p-vanguard-made-official-with-trailer-and-more-details/ SW:TOR’s Grand Acquisitions Race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUsLhGnYV-U&feature=player_embedded#%21 Tonight on our livestream we’ll be recording LOTRO Reporter at 8:30PM pacific. Join us as Bill and I discuss … at mmoreporter.com/live. Don’t forget to submit the stories that you think we should mention at our reddit page http://reddit.com/r/mmoreporter and you can also email us at email@example.com and follow us on twitter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening to the show, and I hope to see you in game!
Listen now: In this episode Chris, Harry and I discuss Vanguards early launch to free-to-play, SOEmote's launch, the Oculus Rift and more! What we did this week Bill LOTRO Nadirim (new F2P browser game - http://nadirim.aeriagames.com/) Tribes: Ascend Orcs Must Die Harry Actual LOTRO session! Foundry on T2! Batman Arkham Asylum Songpop http://www.omroepwnl.nl/video/fragment/half-8-live-smartphone_42703 Chris LOTRO - Finally got to Limlight Gorge TOR - More instances through the LFG tool Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Rift - I think my Rogue may become my new main. Loving it! Age of Empires Online News Vanguard goes F2P a week early http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/07/vanguard-soft-launches-free-to-play-a-week-early/ F2P Matrix - http://www.vanguardthegame.com/free.vm Mechwarrior Online mechanics walkthrough http://mmoreporter.com/2012/08/07/mechwarrio-online-mech-control-dev-diary/ EQII SOEmote live today http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/07/soemote-facial-recognition-tech-live-in-everquest-ii-today/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmeb1ntW8Dg Reddit AMA with player who’s made $10,000 on the Real Money Auction house in Diablo III http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/xqv2r/ive_made_10000_legitimately_from_the_d3_market/ via - http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/07/player-banks-10-000-with-diablo-iii/ Shadowrun gameplay videos http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/07/shadowrun-online-reveals-world-view-and-legwork-videos/ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964352341/shadowrun-online/posts World of Warcraft down to 9.1 subscribers http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/03/world-of-warcraft-loses-1-1m-players-in-3-months/ Oculus Rift buzz - exciting, or just another headache helmet? http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/08/01/oculus-rift-the-vr-headset-carmack-showed-at-e3-kickstarted-into-dev-kit-production/ Fox puts the kibosh on Firefly Universe Online (shocker) http://darkcryo.com/ http://whedonesque.com/comments/29386 Contact Info site: mmoreporter.com email: email@example.com facebook: www.facebook.com/mmoreporter twitter: twitter.com/mmo_reporter twitter: twitter.com/harryhol twitter: twitter.com/mmobill voicemail: 616-666-6778 youtube: youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork
On today's show, we discuss Blizzard security troubles, Guild Wars 2 stress test, Dust 514 shaking hands with EVE and more! Listen now: Blizzard gets hacked http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html Guild Wars 2 Stress Test - TODAY! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151053140774209&set=a.135044094208.103264.114036714208&type=1 The Secret World gets raiding http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/09/the-secret-worlds-first-raid-debuts-at-gamescom/ Sevencore closed beta http://en.sevencore.gpotato.com/News/1000000000/2327/?TC=1000000000&MODE=VT&TNO=2327 Who got some EVE in my DUST 514? http://www.dust514.org/home/item/dust-514-update-adds-eve-online-integration-keyboard-and-mouse-controls-and-more Tonight on the live stream, you’ll find Rift Reporter’s Dungeon Face off continuing at 8:30PM PST. Don’t forget to submit the stories that you think we should mention at our reddit page http://reddit.com/r/mmoreporter and you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on twitter at email@example.com. Thanks for listening to the show, and I hope to see you in game!
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On today's show we highlight LoL's deeper exploration of e-sports, how to drive a mech, and updates with both Perfect World International and Aion. Digital Gaudium's Q&A with ArenaNet http://digitalgaudium.com/?p=10924 Riot Games expands LoL's role in e-sports http://riotgames.com/news/riot-games-shares-its-vision-future-esports-reveals-initial-details-league-legends-championship Aion's European players get update 3.0 http://www.aionfreetoplay.com/website/news/release_3_0 Perfect World International's Reflections update http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/loadNews/25176 How to Drive a Mech Developer Diary http://mmoreporter.com/2012/08/07/mechwarrio-online-mech-control-dev-diary/ Don’t forget to submit the stories that you think we should mention at our reddit page http://reddit.com/r/mmoreporter and you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on twitter at email@example.com. Thanks for listening to the show, and I hope to see you in game!
On today's show, we cover the loss in WoW subscription, Wildstar's solution to the housing crisis, mega fun with Mega Bloks and more! Listen now: Vangard: Saga of Heroes F2P http://vgplayers.station.sony.com/newsArchive.vm?section=News&month=current&id=1437 WoW Mega Bloks http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/loadNews/25131 WoW looses over 1 million subs since May http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/02/world-of-warcraft-down-by-a-million-players/ Wildstar solves the housing crisis http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/blog/protostar_corporation_announces_nexus_housing_initiative.php Forge gamplay footage http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/loadNews/25141 Tonight on the livestream you’ll find Celeste and I talking about Guild Wars 2 at 7:45PM PST and the finally of LOTRO Reporter’s Skirmish of Skirmishes following at 9:00PM. You can find both of these on our livestream page at mmoreporter.com/live. Don’t forget to submit the stories that you think we should mention at our reddit page http://reddit.com/r/mmoreporter and you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on twitter at email@example.com. Thanks for listening to the show, and I hope to see you in game!
In this episode Chris, Harry and I discuss The Old Republic going free to play, Guild Wars Hall of Monuments, Star Trek Online season 6 and more! Listen now: What we did this week Bill Dungeon Blitz Rift LOTRO Minecraft Diablo III Orcs Must Die 2 Harry Mario Tennis Banjo Kazooi: nuts and bolts Peggle Secret World (MMO Reporter Review: http://mmoreporter.com/2012/07/31/secret-world-review/) Chris LOTRO Rift - Ding 50 on my Rogue TOR Orcs must Die! 2 News SWTOR going F2P http://www.swtor.com/free http://www.swtor.com/free/features http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter/6449 - most annoying FAQ I’ve ever seen (pop out windows for each question!) End of Nations Lore primer http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/07/25/end-of-nations-dev-diary-explains-lore/ Guild Wars 2 explains the Hall of Monuments http://www.arena.net/blog/john-stummes-guide-to-the-hall-of-monuments Star Trek Online Update 6 live; Foundry running again http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=625951 Family Guy Online beta is live - review by Massively http://www.familyguyonline.com/ http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/07/29/rise-and-shiny-family-guy-online/ Hindu group protests MOBA Smite http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/07/31/hindu-group-continues-to-protest-smite-asks-quakecon-to-pull-th/ Contact Info site: mmoreporter.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: twitter.com/mmo_reporter twitter: twitter.com/harryhol twitter: twitter.com/mmobill voicemail: 616-666-6778 youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/mmoreporternetwork
Today's MMO Reporter Daily talk about the recent SWTOR Free-to-Play announcement, Guild Wars 2's head start and stress test, Lineage 2's transfer difficulties and more. Listen now TOR Goes F2P http://www.swtor.com/free WoW Mists of Pandaria Pre-Order now available http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6771526/Mists_of_Pandaria_Launches_September_25_2012_%E2%80%93_Pre-Sales_NOW_OPEN-7_25_2012 Lineage 2 server transfers delayed http://www.lineage2.com//en/news/announcements/server-transers-return.php http://www.lineage2.com//en/news/announcements/server-transfers-delayed.php Arena spectator mode added to age of empires online http://ageofempiresonline.com/en/articles/blog-20120801 Specific time for headstart on GW2 https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/230717628174446592 Guild Wars 2 Stress Test https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151035166239209&set=a.135044094208.103264.114036714208&type=1 Everquest gets a cosmetic system http://forums.station.sony.com/eq/posts/list.m?topic_id=187926 Tonight on the livestream, you’ll find Annexxia and I welcoming several guest onto TOR Reporter as we host a round table discussing the TOR F2P announcement. Don’t forget to submit the stories that you think we should mention at our reddit page http://reddit.com/r/mmoreporter and you can also email us at email@example.com and follow us on twitter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening to the show, and I hope to see you in game!
In the last live show of 2015, Chris, Bill and Harry dig out their old World of Warcraft memories to talk about the upcoming changes in WoW PvP, the Guild Wars 2 ESL rage quit “scandal”, and much more. Audio Version: What we did in game: Bill: GW2 – Fractal runs & Wintersday Harry: Elite…
In the last live show of 2015, Chris, Bill and Harry dig out their old World of Warcraft memories to talk about the upcoming changes in WoW PvP, the Guild Wars 2 ESL rage quit “scandal”, and much more. Audio Version: What we did in game: Bill: GW2 – Fractal runs & Wintersday Harry: Elite Dangerous Horizons GW2 – Ding 80 on my ENG I felt something… I haven’t felt since…` Chris: Destiny Borderlands 2 Guild Wars 2 Sword Coast Legends Patreon: patreon.com/mmoreporter patreon.com/mmoreporter News: Legion PvP Preview http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19994381/legion-pvp-preview-12-16-2015 Honor system changes Honor points no longer used for gear purchase Honor points are spent on PvP only specializations that boost your classes abilities Stat normalization Gear no longer contributes to stat power in PvP. Instead, everyone gets a fixed amount of stats (similar to GW2 PvP) However, average gear i-level will contribute to your overall stat power. Each i-level will contribute 0.1% to total stats Allows for easier balancing (no longer having to account for gear for stat variances) Gear rewards for PvP. You will be awarded gear in PvP based on your rating Prestige levels Allows you to reset your PvP level at 50 (back down to 1) in order to gain some “soft” benefits Prestige badge that appears in the Battleground and Arena scoreboard Title wearable faction pennant new Artifact appearance “unique” mount & pet 2 new arena maps (Black Rook Hold & Val’sharah) ESO Story – http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/feature/10383/page/2 GW2 Pro League Team DQ’d after less than 2 minutes and barely 50 points (out of 300) into the match http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2/v/30048176?t=01h56m56s https://youtu.be/Rz57UH9iMZM Reddit drama – https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/3wy1gn/zero_counterplay_leave_match/ Forum drama – https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/pvp/lol-Zero-Counterplay-rage-quit/first Context The “meta” of GW2 PvP is such that hyper-defense builds are very popular, making it very difficult to come back from an early deficit. It’s very difficult to knock players off of defense points. Zero Counterplay was winless at the point, and clearly a level below the team they were playing (Final Form) Talking Points: Sportsmanship – conceding in esports is not unheard of, and generally not bad Typically concession includes a comment like “gg” or something Ragequitting, however, is bad Esports vs. meta-game in GW2 – if GW2 is balanced such that a PvP match can be essentially over after 1 point capture, that seems wrong Counterpoint – is this just skill disparity? Sponsors: Audible Go to audiblepodcast.com/mmoreporter Doghouse Use the coupon code mmoreporter for a free 120GB SSD with your purch