Episode 27: Drew has to get to work

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This week we talk about Drew parting ways with the show until he finishes that darn doctorate! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we have been wandering the Black Desert for 40 days and nights…

 

MMO Community

 

XamXam guides
http://www.xamxamsays.com/odessen-proving-grounds-warzone-guide/

Snave guides
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XFv9Ajm4hU

SWTOR Healing comic
http://www.hammerfistclan.com/forum/attachments/f178/10436d1414945592-hahahaha-you-know-has-happened-pro_tips_30_shoottoheal.jpg

What has a certain Smuggler companion been up to?
https://twitter.com/joseph_foran/status/720369285844103169

Hearthstone the MMO
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/20082014/april-fools-hearthstone-the-mmo-unveiled-4-1-2016

 

 

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Episode 26: You really get my goat

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Is that a whip on your belt or are you just happy to see me?

 

This week we talk about karate kicks, goat kicks, gettin’ our kicks on Route 66, and more! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we don’t have alts, we have alt games…or at least I do…Joe just plays Wildstar…

 

MMO News

Blade and Soul Launched and passed 2 million players

Black Desert launches on 3/3. Currently in CBT 2

Smaller MMO Dragon Nest loses TWO YEARS of player data

Because we ALWAYS talk about Goats: Goat Simulator: The Bundle on XBox One

WildStar: State of the Game

TSW: New membership program

Marvel Heroes 2016

Repop Re-Servers

https://www.therepopulation.com/index.php/news/275-the-future-of-the-repopulation

 

MMO Community

 

DISCUSSION ARTICLE: Do North American and the European Union need more domestic MMO titles?

http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-02-11/na_and_eu_need_more_domestic_mmorpgs.shtml

 

If I Were A Dev

Lore entries: How do you want to track and compile lore for your game? Should it open automatically, or be a usable item in the world?

http://wildstarradio.com/2013/03/29/episode-6-super-secret-guest-arrives/

Dynamic newspaper mechanic

 

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Episode 25: You had me at morbid necromancy…

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You can see the old watermark with an ID number unique to my account, and the old engineer LAS UI.

 

This week we talk about burnout (*GASP*), the holidays (definitely not related), and SWTOR expac goodness. Don’t worry, spoiler free. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we have been frozen in Carbonite for FIVE LONG YEARS. Or weeks. Totally weeks.

MMO News

 

SWTOR – So. Much. SWTOR.

Wildstar – Mixed bag of events.

  • Not a lot of news. There was Winterfest, there was a world-boss killing event, there’s a sim-chase event. Items were removed from the Cash shop.
  • No word on the next drop’s release.

GW2 – Big change to The Shatterer, World Boss, part of incoming QoL Change

WoW – Legion Alpha back up!

Blade and Soul

Temporary derailment on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Crowfall

 

MMO Community

 

MMO – Meaningless Term?

http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-01-17/the_mmo_label_now_describes_most_gaming.shtml

http://www.crowbase.com/2016/01/crowfall-doesnt-have-a-current-stretch-goal-and-i-couldnt-be-happier/

Screenshot with Watermark from Wildstar

This one has my name as the watermark, which was a later feature, and the old spellslinger UI is on display. Bet you can't tell what these skills are by their icons!
This one has my name as the watermark, which was a later feature, and the old spellslinger UI is on display. Bet you can’t tell what these skills are by their icons!

Housing chess set

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If I Were A Dev

Five things we would steal from Wildstar

DREW:

  1. PvP threshold system
  2. Gear sets for level ranges in PvP
  3. Limited Action Set
  4. Stat threshold bonuses
  5. Paths

JOE:

  1. Housing
  2. Amps
  3. LAS
  4. Stat threshold system
  5. Paths

 

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This week’s end music is Systematic Domination by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar.

Episode 24: Joe buys all the dances

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This week we talk about burnout (*GASP*), the holidays (definitely not related), and SWTOR expac goodness. Don’t worry, spoiler free. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and where we will not kneel before Emperor Valkorian.

MMO News

 

SWTOR – So. Much. SWTOR. Expansion is live. Well-received.
http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/swtors-knights-of-the-fallen-empire-expansion-has-officially-launched/

Some replayability Concerns – to each their own. Alliance system is MUCH bigger than anticipated.
http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20151020-0

Story seems awesome. Feels more like a Bioware game – http://kotaku.com/star-wars-the-old-republic-now-feels-more-like-a-class-1738781689

Wildstar – Google Interest Drops. Subjectively, still a LOT more players on than ever before.
https://twitter.com/jasonetheridge/status/662201323748659200

Wildstar PvP – new Arena, changes coming in next drop/patch
http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-11-05/pvp_updates_in_the_next_patch_of_wildstar.shtml

World of Fishing… do we REALLY need this?
http://nichegamer.com/2015/11/world-of-fishing-mmo-enters-open-beta/

Blizzcon!

Also, Warcraft Movie Trailer
http://www.inquisitr.com/2547933/warcraft-movie-first-official-trailer-drops-and-its-glorious/

Guild Wars 2 – Heart of Thorns is live and pretty dang awesome
http://www.pcgamer.com/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-review/

Moar GW2 – Raid coming TOMORROW
http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/52119/20151115/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-news-mmorpg-3-wing-raid-set-to-come-nov-17.htm

 

MMO Community

 

5 Pillars of MMORPGs that should be torn down
http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=36502

Messages from Roy

MMO Burnout article
http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2013/03/19/dont-burnout-diversify/

Death to the leveling game
http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2015/08/15/death-to-the-leveling-game/

Alyssia “Pinky” Swiftwind – Wildstar RP – Sunday mornings at the BBB are awesome! (Entity, Exile)

Critical Role
http://geekandsundry.com/shows/critical-role/

 

If I Were A Dev

Quality of Life: Emotes

Are they important? Should they ALL have Animation? How many? Include some raucous ones?

JOE: 2-PERSON

DREW: Love class-specific emotes. Two person emote, dance a tango or a waltz.

 

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This week’s end music is the opening theme from Neverwinter.

Episode 23: Very wild, yet casual

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This week we get the gang back together and do a special episode of Wildstar Radio! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and oh, nope, just Wildstar today because this is Wildstar Radio!

MMO News

 

Official Stuff:

F2P: Obs

PvP Event

Shades Eve – Lore / TRAILER HOLY SHIT

Game Changes (via features trailer)

Player Run Events (NBD, ThaydFest, etc.)

In the News:

Ten Ton Hammer Article on Returning

The Content Tracker!

Problems at Launch (also, compared to others!)

“Speculation” on Consoles

 

MMO Community

 

Who’s left in the podcast community:

Geeks of Nexus are back

STOS

Wildcast

Sites:

Wildstar-Core

Wildstar-Fashion

Wildstar-Roleplay

Video

Intro Review Video from Mr. Happy

Da Peeps

Mayor DasMoose (@mayordasmoose)

Doom Kitty (@doomkittyentity)

Chestnut Stonebough (@ggschestnut)

 

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This week’s end music is Justice Doesn’t Always Wear a Badge by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar.

Episode 22: This time, it’s the Drop BUNNIES!

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This week we talk about more Wildstar F2P awesomeness, SWTOR’s KOTFE awesomeness, and other acronyms and their awesomeness. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and where we watch Queuetimes while experiencing queue times…

MMO News

 

Wildstar Free-to-Play Extravaganza!!!! 

New Servers opened, will be merged back in (Again, we are prescient)

Rumors of a Console Version? If so, again with the prescience. Oh, and take a drink.

SWTOR News: Big Changes to Little Mechanics

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/367/view/news/read/36576/Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic-Significant-Changes-Coming-to-Several-Systems-in-KotFE.html

http://dulfy.net/2015/09/30/swtor-knights-of-fallen-empire-livestream-coverage/

Nexu mouse droid video
https://youtu.be/YdcJIbgCAWk

A Look at TESO’s Siege System

ARK Expands to two new Biomes

 

MMO Community

 

The irony of watching Queue Times while spending time in queue… not lost. (DREW’S NOTE: Not irony, coincidence…it would be irony if you didn’t have queue times while you watched Queuetimes)

The Wildstar Roleplay Pizza Delivery

Great summary of KotFE mechanics change

http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20151002?sf41399211

 

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Episode 21: Only you can prevent the drop-bear apocalypse

 

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This week we talk about Dante’s Divine Comedy, drop-bears, the middle finger, and snorting lines of Aurin dander! Oh, and we also talk about Wildstar, ArcheAge, and Marvel Heroes, but that was the boring stuff. Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we talk about MMOs and where we stay up late to watch games launch (or more usually, crash over and over)!

MMO News

 

Runescape’s Evil Twin: Darkscape (completely F2P) – From a Press Release

CCR will finally be a little positive about ArcheAge.

TSW stealing Wildstar’s ideas now

Marvel Heroes’ Limbo event is up until Oct. 2nd

Bad News for Korean MMOs ASTA, Devilian, Kritika, possibly TERA!! NO word on NA, EU, or other regions.

Contracts in Chronicles of Elyria

Speaking of WildStar – F2P by the time this is is out.

 

MMO Community

 

Random Trivia: This week I learned that Tim Russ, aka Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager and a voice actor in the Secret World, was also one of the troopers in SpaceBalls, “picking” the desert.

New Drinking Game: Whenever we mention Wildstar Radio

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If I Were A Dev

 

What level of control would you give addon content creators?

JOE: Expose interface for complete modification. Do not allow the casting of any combat abilities, except by click-per-event macros (with GCD limitation). Allow for converting to mouseover targeting

DREW: Hard-core PvP game, so obviously they would be able to edit the game client. It will be a code-to-win game…

Seriously, though, macros and keybinding should be highly customizable to begin with, but addons should have full control over the interface and targeting information.

 

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This week’s end music is Our Perception of Beauty by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar

Episode 20b: The dumb is spreading

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This week we talk about Crowfall’s Preorder Collector’s Edition, Wildstar’s plethora of events, Marvel Heroes’ unique branding strategy, and more! Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we talk about MMOs and where if this were LOTRO, we would be getting the Undying title for not dying before reaching 20

MMO News

 

Marvel Heroes and the magic of numbers:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/252690/How_Marvel_Heroes_packaged_its_Phoenixstyle_rebirth.php

ArcheAge 2.0 – Launched, with a bit of drama
http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-13/archeage_heroes_awaken_update_2.0_has_been_launched.shtml
http://www.mmobomb.com/news/glyph-authentication-issues-trigger-archeage-server-rollback/

Crowfall – Pre-Orders SOON
http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-11/croefall_collectors_edition_will_start_pre_order_within_a_week.shtml
https://youtu.be/VsWcAjQ2pow

Arawulf Crowfall alpha
https://youtu.be/8nNKuO1S7Z4

Blade and Soul Beta Dates –
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pc-mmo-blade-and-soul-closed-beta-dates-revealed/1100-6430415/

Wildstar – ALL the events!
http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2015-09-10-in-game-events-preview/ (zPrix, Shades eve, Winterfest, double XP weekend, and more! )

http://wildstarradio.com/2013/03/29/episode-6-super-secret-guest-arrives/

WildBall
https://forums.wildstar-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/131253-wildball-the-wildstar-soccer-mini-game/

 

MMO Community

 

Joe – shoutouts to The Stillriver Tea House, The Villa, and Fringe Rangers Vigil

CipherMandy

 

Special Topic: Best and Worst

 

What is your favorite MMO you’ve ever played (i.e. the “best” in your eyes)?

JOE: WildStar, this time around.

DREW:

https://twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/643154474182119425 as a joke

Guild Wars 2

 

What is the worst MMO you’ve ever played?

DREW:

Archeage

JOE:

Scarlet Blade.

 

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This week’s end music is The Midtown Manhattan Theme from Marvel Heroes

Episode 19: Drew has no memory and goes on tangents

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This week we go over Guild Wars 2 news about raiding and the fantastic new Thief elite specialization (Daredevil), how Skyforge’s expansion is due out before it is even launched, the Wildstar Halloween event (Shade’s Eve), and how apparently Joe’s game is being made in Overland. Welcome to Casual Core Radio, we talk about MMOs and we are sweating more than our CPUs because it is stinkin’ hot outside and our computers have personal fans…

MMO News

 

So, looks like some of our ideas are about to become somebody else’s reality:
http://www.mmo-central.com/2015/08/27/otherland-shows-new-gameplay-footage/
http://www.drago-entertainment.com/otherland/news.html

Did we forget to mention the BIGGEST news from our little podcast?
This: http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2015/08/14/20-innovative-things-about-crowfall/
was featured in the As the Crow Flies newsletter.

SWTOR Livestream. Holy Lag, Jediman, and other reactions
Official: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8407848
Dulfy: http://dulfy.net/2015/08/26/swtor-pax-prime-kotfe-gameplay-livestream-coverage/
Ootini: http://ootinicast.com/2015/08/ootinicast-episode-221/
XamXam: http://www.xamxamsays.com/the-stale-is-strong-with-swtor/ 

Skyforge – The Plants are Coming, the Plants are Coming!
http://www.pcgamesn.com/skyforge/free-to-play-mmo-skyforge-has-an-expansion-on-the-way-and-its-about-invading-plants

Guild Wars 2 announces Raids, F2P, and new Thief Elite spec, the Daredevil (and Drew is pumped)
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/takeover/a-letter-from-the-president/
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/meet-the-daredevil-thiefs-elite-specialization/

Final Fantasy XIV’s numbers are actually subs
http://www.vcpost.com/articles/87251/20150831/final-fantasy-14-milestone-square-enix-mmorpg-5-million-susbscribers-inconsistency.htm

WildStar CBT – Shade’s Eve!
https://forums.wildstar-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/130622-shades-eve-livestream/

 

MMO Community

Guild Wars 2 Reporter
http://mmoreporter.com/category/podcast/gwreporter-podcast/

Happy Hearthstone
http://gamediplomat.com/category/happy-hearthstone/

 

If I Were a Dev

 

Holding sponsored in-game events: Who, What, When, How?

JOE:

Who: Using both staff (GMs) and volunteers (MODS)

What: Dungeon / Raid events with in-game dynamic changes, such as “chase the villain through the dungeon” where the villain is a GM or MOD with specific timing and goals, RP events in player housing, Puzzle contests in the forums. Boss spawns in the wilderness, along with in-game RP, and of course, HOLIDAYS

How: on the forums via some puzzle solving, RP, etc. for forum badges and in-game for a variety of awards for achievements, RP, etc.

When: Monthly for the forums and in-game events, and coinciding with key holidays, including international holidays.

DREW:

Anything that makes players get together and kill each other. (some ideas: dev makes themselves a powerful bounty target, rare relic shows up and players have to hold it for 10 minutes without dying, etc)

Scheduled events that rotate through every day, so players always know when their favorite is going to come up next in the rotation, allows for players doing the content they want to do for the rewards they need.

Holiday events are fun, but no direct tie-in to real-life holidays except for the timeframe. No pink hearts in February, no Christmas trees, but the ideas of love and family could be present, for example.

 

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