Neverwinter Underdark

Episode 24: Joe buys all the dances

Neverwinter Underdark

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.

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