The brilliant map voting process in Guild Wars 2.

Episode 11: Medium Rare Content and Arbitrary Walls

The brilliant map voting process in Guild Wars 2.
The brilliant map voting process in Guild Wars 2.

This week we discuss bans for exploration, Black Desert’s media push, Left Shark, and more! Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we talk about MMOs and and we don’t click our skills, but only because we keep dragging them off our bars…

MMO News

Moar WildStar

Boxes and boxes of mounts and outfits – retail box codes giving mounts and an outfit.

Speaking of in-game items, Left Shark is going to be a BATTLE PET in WoW
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/04/23/7430485.aspx

Steam gets community Steamed.
http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/24/valves-launch-of-paid-mods-faces-backlash-from-community/

And then Valve opens up… “We’ve done this because it’s clear we didn’t understand exactly what we were doing,”
http://www.pcgamer.com/valve-has-removed-paid-mods-functionality-from-steam-workshop/

New Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) site
https://www.daybreakgames.com/home

Also, Daybreak aren’t dummies – they get community management.
http://massivelyop.net/2015/04/29/everquest-emulator-group-gets-a-written-agreement-with-daybreak/

The natural next question? Will a SWGemu agreement be in the works? No. Definitely not. Not their IP, for starters.  Lucasarts / Disney own the rights. Only one AAA MMO with the Star Wars IP allowed… that’s why SWG shut down rights as SWTOR launched. Zero overlap.

Loads of Black Desert News ahead of Japanese Open Beta
http://my.mmosite.com/2939211/blog/item/beta_date_for_black_desert_onlinejp_information_about_the_future_content.html

World of Tanks – Possible new MOBA style gameplay?
http://www.mmobomb.com/news/wargaming-teases-new-world-tanks-game-mode/

Aion – Expansion due soon!
http://www.mmobomb.com/news/aions-next-free-expansion-upheaval-coming-spring/

The meaty meaty center of tonight’s episodes:
SWTOR 3.2 is live. Kind of.
http://www.swtor.com/gameupdates/rise-of-the-emperor
Class changes
Outfit Designer
Rise of the Emperor Content and the SWTORGATE
BANS!!!!! MOAR BANS!!!! 204 Main hand? You killed a WHAT?

 

MMO Community

Elio cars
https://youtu.be/_JHEm9YYIjU

Empress of the Pagodas (performed by Christopher Parkening)
https://youtu.be/ggoMl7pUQC4

 

If I Were a Dev

Engine Update!

.Net Core released for Linux and Mac. Not enough to build a game engine on, but it won’t be long… a truly cross-platform system. Woot.

 

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

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