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…
So, looks like some of our ideas are about to become somebody else’s reality:
Did we forget to mention the BIGGEST news from our little podcast?
was featured in the As the Crow Flies newsletter.
SWTOR Livestream. Holy Lag, Jediman, and other reactions
Skyforge – The Plants are Coming, the Plants are Coming!
Guild Wars 2 announces Raids, F2P, and new Thief Elite spec, the Daredevil (and Drew is pumped)
Final Fantasy XIV’s numbers are actually subs
WildStar CBT – Shade’s Eve!
Guild Wars 2 Reporter
If I Were a Dev
Holding sponsored in-game events: Who, What, When, How?
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.
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.
This week’s end music is Main Theme from Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns