Back from a long break (thanks to Drew teaching a summer class), we talk changes and expansions coming to Star Trek Online, World of Warcraft, Archeage, Wildstar, and SWTOR! Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we always promise to have a new episode, SOON(™), reserved, copyright, service mark.
Final Fantasy 14 reaches 5 million players
SWTOR Livestream – KotFE details!
WildStar F2P Closed Beta
Also, WildStar China is starting off well…
The reason the game needs FTP:
Funcom is for sale
Crowfall talks Crowd Control
Star Trek Online announces Season 11: New Dawn (aka “More Picard, Less Kirk”)
ArcheAge – Xfers coming with 2.0, free transfers through 9/4.
XamXam’s analysis of the KotFE trailer: http://www.xamxamsays.com/swtor-kotfe-become-the-outlander-gameplay-trailer-analysis/
Wildstar’s surprisingly awesome RP
STO Foundry “Effect, then Cause”
KatiaRacer Wildstar plot
Shout out to Doom Kitty (@doomkittyentity), Mayor Dasmoose (@mayordasmoose), and Kelzam (@clchaotix)
Special Topic: Time Travel
Let’s talk about the different ways Time Travel has been done in MMOs.
TSW – The Haunting, The Last Train To Cairo (Issue 6 story arc), The Darkness War
STO – The Night of the Comet, Iconian story arc, (Foundry mission: Effect, Then Cause)
Rift – Defiant tutorial
WoW TimeWalking, Caverns of Time