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It’s time to bring back “Ask MMOBomb” our weekly Q&A show. If you were an MMO Bomber from a few years ago you may remember this show, but for those of you that are newer to the site let me fill you in a bit.




On this show, we took your viewer questions each week and did a short Q&A where we went into as many of your questions as possible. Since we’re a free to play gaming site, most of the questions certainly focused on those titles, but often we would travel away from the beaten path and discuss books, recording equipment, scripting, and really almost anything our viewers are curious about.

It was always one of my favorite shows to do each week since it was truly dependent on viewer interaction to continue. I’d love to start doing it again if it’s something you guys and gals want to see and take part in.

If so, leave me a comment below and throw a question in while you’re typing and let’s get this started again!

For those of you that never watched an episode, check them out here to get the idea and maybe get inspired to submit your own question! Man, going back and watching those old videos makes me really happy I decided to start working out about a year ago! 🙂

See you on the servers.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Terranova667 on October 10, 2014

    Great to see the show come back Magicman, here’s a question for the show for you.

    What do you make of the problems Wildstar is having at the moment ie bugs in the code that forced the game to go from monthly to quarterly content drops, Carbine cancelling in game events for Halloween and Xmas and many players finding the game dull, do you think it will go Free to play anytime soon or will the up coming update be enough to keep it going as it stands.

  2. Terranova667 on October 10, 2014

    Great to see the show come back Magicman, here’s a question for the show for you.

    What do you make of the problems Wildstar is having at the moment ie bugs in the code that forced the game to go from monthly to quarterly content drops, Carbine cancelling in game events for Halloween and Xmas and many players finding the game dull, do you think it will go Free to play any time soon or will the up coming update be enough to keep it going as it stands.

  3. Terranova667 on October 10, 2014

    Great to see this back Magicman, it was one of my favourite shows, here’s a question for the show for you, With the problems Wildstar is having at the moment ie bugs in the code some of which forced the game to shift from monthly to quarterly content drops, and Carbine cancelling up coming Halloween and Xmas events to sort out issues do you think it will go Free to play any time soon, I know there is a update coming soon but is that enough.

  4. Jellopy on October 7, 2014

    And for my own question, what is your thought on the issue at hand with larger developers and publishers buying out and dismantling promising indie companies, While not tied to f2p on this one instance a good example is the recent acquisition of Mojang Studios by Microsoft resulting in key talents leaving the company all together. The relevance in free to play gaming being the potential impact of large scale mmo companies taking the exact same monopoly over the market to prevent promising upstarts from becoming competition. We have had a lot of this recently with amazing concepts being revealed put into early development only to have the company absorbed by a larger one and the game vanish from all radars. Do you see this as a problem in the gaming industry as a whole?

  5. Unmarked on October 7, 2014

    Do to the steadily increasing rates of Early Access and Kickstarters “Failing to achieve their goals” Do you believe in the possibility of the Early Access and Kickstarter markets becoming obsolete due to the massive amounts of Scams? I know that some early Access and Kickstarter programs honestly can’t accomplish their goals but there are a good number of programs that are out there to rake in as much cash and dash.

    • Jellopy on October 7, 2014

      Want to see your take on this as well, not just scams the. The over saturation of indie ‘shell’ companies that start up just to make money off of kickstarter and release a poor excuse of a game that technically does feature the promised content with no emphasis on quality in the final product. In other words the scams that can’t be ruled as scams due to technicality.

  6. sniperman248 on October 7, 2014

    whats your Opinion on ArcheAges pretty much Pay to progress fast model?

  7. InsaneTwin on October 7, 2014

    I know its been 1 or 2 weeks since you’re back Magicman, but back in the days when you were around I loved those little episodes (ask mmobomb) ! Keep it up Magicman you’re awesome !
    P.s.: what’s up with spunkify ? I dont see any awesome article from him ?!?

    • InsaneTwin on October 7, 2014

      Oh yeah !
      got a question too ha ha !
      What are your thoughts on Gloria Victis ?
      I don’t see any coverage on that game, still it looks promising.

      • Elesion on October 8, 2014

        I’m in the Alpha and the game is getting better with each patch ! I haven’t played much in real time because of other stuff but I always read the patch notes and play a bit after it hits 🙂

    • Spunkify on October 8, 2014

      I’m currently in Japan on vacation actually 😛

      When I return however, I’ll only be doing some videos. I now work for My.com on the upcoming MMO, Skyforge.

      • InsaneTwin on October 9, 2014

        Oh nice japan ! really !
        Number one place I wanna see someday !
        Well, its good to know you are still around! Congratulation on working at My.com! I look forward to watching your videos !

  8. runing11 on October 7, 2014

    What are your thoughts on the new games/expansions that have been released during your (Magicman) time away? Ex. Archeage, Wildstar, WoW’s new expansion etc.

  9. Adrian87 on October 7, 2014

    Did you see the FFV trailer? What do you think about it?

    • Adrian87 on October 15, 2014

      Changed my mind about the question. You can keep the other one to if you wanna share your opinion about FFV.

      New Q: Other then gaming what do you do for some R&R?

  10. Emp on October 7, 2014

    What are your opinions on ArcheAge?

  11. reaply on October 7, 2014

    I wanted to do this for so long, and somewhere a little…. more classy. But, seeing as this is the most exciting time, Spunkify, will you marry me? We have been through a lot over the years and I think we can work it. You and me baby, we are moving in together. Forever.

    Please, don’t refuse my offer!

    • Adrian87 on October 7, 2014

      Been a while so i might be wrong but i think it always was only Magicman in Ask MMOBomb and sometimes his wife, Damina, was around to help him with camera and stuff. I don’t think there’s ever been a co-host in this show.

    • Spunkify on October 8, 2014

      If I wasn’t already married! Then again, you could always come live with us. We could make it work! 😛

  12. Mystika on October 7, 2014

    Since your return, what changes to the site are you most impressed about? Mobile app, website redesign, how well Spunkify and co. took charge etc.

  13. zakena on October 7, 2014

    Will Mmo bomb Provide more news from the console market?

  14. Freshundead on October 7, 2014

    So glad you are back! EQOA has a big place in my heart was my first mmo =) anyways was wondering after covering more of a pay 2 play mmo’s lately such as final fantasy has your view of pay 2 win changed and are you a biger fan of pay 2 play, buy 2 play, or free 2 play thanks so much =)

  15. Jdrew on October 6, 2014

    Do you have any tips for future “video game Journalists”? How did you get started with mmobomb?

    Glad to see your back at mmobomb BTW!

  16. Uvi on October 6, 2014

    Yo, magicmyman. What was the first game that really got you hooked in gaming.

  17. Ein on October 6, 2014

    Hi Magicman, I am glad you are back.
    Would you do a magic trick for us?

  18. veicht on October 6, 2014

    What upcoming stuff are you looking forward to?

  19. RenTheRose on October 6, 2014

    My question, what do you think is important to keep in mind when playing a mmorpg?

  20. Berney on October 6, 2014

    Hi Magicman! Glad your back! My question is what have you been playing while you were on your “hiatus”?

  21. Hantzie on October 6, 2014

    OMG i miss that show so much! But i don’t have a question tho xD

  22. Spammie on October 6, 2014

    Here is my question : Will you make more free 2 play cast ?

    • Terranova667 on October 14, 2014

      yes magiman is making more F2p casts only thins time they will be video based istead of audio and they wont be as long, he told us during last nights MMObomb live stream

  23. Elesion on October 6, 2014

    So glad the show is back !

    My question to you: We’ve seen the rise (and are currently witnessing the slow decline) of the Pay-2-Play model, we’ve seen the rise and growth of the Free-2-Play model … But what comes next? I would suggest that we will see a lot more of the ‘Play-2-Pay’ model in which by playing the game itself you will earn a premium service or be able to use the in-game market to pay for such a service (Look at the PLEX market in EVE Online where you can grind ISK in order to buy 30-day game time). Just something I have been pondering 🙂

    If you don’t think this model is appropriate/hasn’t got potential then what are your thoughts on possible new payment models ? 🙂

    (And in case this question is picked the pronounciation of my IGN is eh-less-ee-un, people never know how to say it ! haha)

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