This week on the Free to Play Cast we ring in the new year by talking about games that are going the way of the Dodo! Are developers and publishers no longer on the same page? Can using older art styles hurt your new game? Come with us an answer these questions and leave a weekly bomb or two while you’re here!

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  1. Inflictious on January 9, 2013

    Hi ,

    At first ESO is launching as a sub based game.

    As for a free replacement… Unfortionately for as long as i have been gaming there are not really alot, But i would suggest you take a step back in time and try Rappelz or Requiem.. Back then MMorpg’s were vast Maps/World’s, not like the mini map’s were are flooded with now a day’s… First i really reccomend Requiem out of the 2 if you never played , More of a Dark feeling in this title.

    I spent a good year and a 1/2 there when i played.



  2. WarhammerzRule on January 9, 2013

    hi guys im at a bad time in life where i cant bring myself to play any game and it drives me nuts i got 5 top lvl chars on aion and i cant keep playin it i got bored after my friends quit and i was like a huge gamer and now the only game i can play without quiting is skyrim i cant w8 for elder scrolls online do you think it has a chance to be free to play? id sub if it was sub but im broke so i wont be able to my only hope is it being free that aside is there any free to play mmo thats a good elder scroll replacement? if there is pleas tell me

    • Inflictious on January 9, 2013

      and also after my last comment to you , I just gt an email from T3fun and Granado Espada has opened today..idk what it’s like but might be something to kill some time in since it’s new.


  3. Pieareround on January 7, 2013

    I’m gonna do the question of the week and my bomb in one fell swoop, more or less.

    I actually picked up two games of note over my winter vacation. The first was Dynasty Warriors Online. It may be somewhat old, and it may really be showing its age at this point, but there’s just something really satisfying about laying into thousands upon thousands of useless blade fodder enemies and watching them go down without even the slightest hint of resistance. It’s just fun to plug in my gamepad and mercilessly slaughter the hordes of the Three Kingdoms for a few hours. Of course, that may have something to do with having played nearly every game in the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises since I discovered DW3. On top of that, this title actually has a fair amount of the depth you’d expect from an MMO, especially considering that nearly everything you do takes place in a traditional DW-style battle scenario.

    The second game is a little title by the name of Warframe. I grabbed one of the 10k or so beta keys offered by MMOBomb and jumped in immediately. After having logged an unknown amount of hours in game, in both solo and co-op missions, I am thoroughly engrossed. It’s got beautiful graphics, a well-written AI, a fantastic stats tracking system, it’s incredibly fun… I could keep naming stuff, but I only have so much time left in my life and I really want to get back to playing it. But if there’s one thing that really makes it stand out to me, it’s that this game is probably the most well optimized free to play title I have picked up since League of Legends. And it’s still in beta. I’m running a two and a half year old Macbook Pro (that is to say, obsolete when I got it), and I can actually leave on all those effects and graphical settings that normally slow performance to a crawl, including the fabled DX11. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they actually give users the option to run the game 64-bit mode. Seriously, other devs. A 32-bit program will never run as well on a 64-bit platform as a 64-bit program. Figure this out, soon.

    If it wasn’t obvious, my Da-Bomb goes to Warframe.

  4. Inflictious on January 5, 2013

    Thank’s for another episode.

    I do have a kind of small complaint/comment about the show.

    Don’t get me wrong. Love the site,show and all of you guy’s for the job you do.


    When i started following this since episode 1 !
    All of Your cohost bomb’s were game related and i loved and valued all of your opinion’s with high regaurd’s.They not only add to the show.But give a feeling of a first look / Thought of a players perspective of aspects that make or break a game.That we as viewers are interested in knowing.

    Since about mid season Half the bombs are Not even game related at all. Honestly i could care less about someone having a bad taco, buying something from a store , what they liked or hated on the weekend.Flaming other host’s. What’s happening?

    Sorry Magicman , I know every Bomb that you personnaly give is Game related.
    All of your opinion’s matter , But not about non game related bomb’s. Maybe alot of the fan’s like hearing those but again is not gaming related what is what brought me here in the first place !

    Keep up the good work



    • Magicman on January 5, 2013

      I can see your point but actually the bombs have never always just been game related. From the start we always described the Weekly Bombs as something good or bad that was in someway F2P related, didn’t have to be a game though. Now, Havek of course have never followed this rule (and don’t expect him to anytime soon πŸ™‚ ) And Brim flaming Kahlyn was technically F2P related since he did so for reasons she stated on the show about previous topics. I really don’t take issue with a fun bomb here and there though, it breaks up the topics a little into segments and I think (in the overall picture) it gives you a little more insight into the personalities on the show which is important on a show that’s meant to be relaxed and fun.

    • Lagwin1980 on January 6, 2013

      i could agree with you Inflictious…but i can’t even get a bombs or da bombs weekly without repeating myself…that and some of the off topic bombs are good for a laugh

    • ZhaoYun on January 6, 2013

      i have to agree as well inflictious.But for me personally if it didn’t have those funny moments(including the non-game related bombs)the f2p cast for me would be like seeing the new in all seriousness but instead of telling us about whats happening in the world it would whats happening in the mmo world i do believe those funny moments the f2p cast has including the random bombs which have nothing to do with the game is what makes the f2p cast really good well at least this is how i feel πŸ˜› if it was all serious i wouldn’t bother watching f2p cast personally πŸ™‚

  5. swestiNL on January 5, 2013

    hi guys and girls….. tnx again for this great show.

    First off i thing people give Family guy online not enough credits.
    1 its not the best game.
    2 bored fast
    3 yes its nothing new.

    but i give a dbomb for FGO for at lease try.
    we can all say what ever we want but when game like this dont come again we will no longer.
    appreciate the game that are top notch.

    my last question little off topic but ….
    do you guys thing its a good idea to have more map and modes in LoL?

    • Zhao Yun on January 6, 2013

      about your question defenetly there are too little modes currently available and that makes people get bored of playin same mode all the time so ya defenetly

  6. Tio_Z/frealms on January 5, 2013

    Great show guys. Just dropped by to point out that indeed a Family Guy game was a bad idea. Whole genre and theme of the show is just a bad pit for a game.

    Makes for a great forum though if you catch my drift =p

  7. MAster_shade on January 5, 2013

    sad thing is no pet /eggs as the first Ragnarok series classes as well but time will more then likely bring them back

  8. MAster_shade on January 5, 2013

    Ragnarok Online 2 Open Beta is not Restricted to Asia…..

    every one is open to join to many complainants

    “so they banned the ip ban and now every one is able to join as of yesterday “

  9. neokiva on January 5, 2013

    hi guys great show as always (lets hope you keep that winning streak going).
    question of the week the game i played for the first time in the xmas holidays was tera online it’s a great game, just wish they’d go free to play already.

    DA Bomb for asiasoft’s handling of the beta delay.
    A bomb to Salem when i tried to play, text instructions and other text where so small as to be unreadable on my 19″ full hd tv monitor

  10. Amerden on January 5, 2013

    2nd video and you are calling paradox interactive a developer of salem. you could at least check on this =) seatribe is, PI is a publisher. there is paradox development team, but that one makes great strategy games, as publishers they have neat library of smaller, more original games like magicka, a game of dwarves and now salem.

    • Magicman on January 5, 2013

      Thank you once again, this was actually recorded the day after Salem First Look went up and I already commented on this on the YouTube posting of this. Thanks though!

  11. PuddingBearZ on January 4, 2013

    Shadow Company RU the game is great I get very little lag playing from the states. Haven’t found a lot of problem with it just hope nexon doesn’t break the game when they get it ^_^

  12. Icecoffi on January 4, 2013

    I played Tera (The Discovery Edition) during the holidays because there’s a lot of rumors swirling that, since Korea/JP Has decided to go free to play, Tera NA/EU will follow suit. The combat is really fun and addicting. However, the questing is really lacking! Well, I hope it goes free to play anyway; I don’t want a game as fun as this to go down. If only Tera and TSW somehow learned from eachother (gameplay and storyline-wise)…

  13. Cupcake on January 4, 2013

    Playing Warframe….. that is my Da-Bomb, it is action packed, exploding bodies, slicing bodies, it’s pretty much a ninja game…. in SPAAAAAAAAACE!

  14. ZhaoYun on January 4, 2013

    Darkblood online:i am not really a fan of those games just like kahtlyn so i am neither sad or happy that it closes

    Family Guy Online:played it for like 5m then quit cause i got bored lol

    Salem:i don’t like games that all u gotta do is like build build build i don’t like this game nor minecraft i also wanna apologize cause salem online was like 1 of the only first looks i saw like 1m of the video and then closed it cause i got bored i am sorry magicman i can’t help it dude its just too horrible for me <.<

    QOTW:i played loadout i got a key from a friend and played it but didn't like it cause it seems to me like everyone have op weapons exept me πŸ™ i quit it after like 1h of gameplay also i didn't like that it has literaly so little players especially in the europe server usually its like 15 people in us and like 5 in europe.

    A BOMB to gpotato for giving beta keys to players and not giving any info whatsoever about when they gonna release the game.i mean come on really?at least tell us what month early 2013 won't do anymore

    Da bomb to aion i recently found a private server which i am playing in and THANK GOD IT HAS NO RESTRICTIONS ofc i am getting advantage of the xp bonus and the better drop rate but i personally joined it cause it has no restriction p.s Aion Europe sucks

    • ZhaoYun on January 4, 2013

      oh my A BOMB was for gpotato’s age of wulin(age of wushu in us)

      • break15 on January 4, 2013

        u mean just-aion? Best one πŸ˜€

        • ZhaoYun on January 5, 2013

          i mean aion europe i am from europe(greece)i played aion europe till level 10 or so till i realized it had restrictions then left couldn’t manage to play us version each time i kept tryin to log inside the game i would wait like 5-10sec then it would give me a message(dont’ remember what was the mssge anymore)and kick me out from the game entirely so didnt play it i was lucky i found this priv server i found πŸ˜€

  15. TheEffect on January 4, 2013

    No The Elder Scrolls Online?! Lolz this is the year of elder scrolls!

    • Magicman on January 5, 2013

      I eagerly await TESO as well but we kind of shy away from it right now (except for a mention here and there on the F2P Cast) simply because it is unlikely it will launch as a Free to Play title.

  16. Amanoh on January 4, 2013

    Hi, i agree with Kalen ( dont know if i did spell it right, sorry if i did not) Neverwinter is the most anxius release of this year,even i dreamed with it a bit, i m playing Warframe right now is awesome but still the feeling of missing something, a comunity feeling could be cause never know with who i gonna play went i play online.

  17. DERP on January 4, 2013

    *slaps saddles on everyone*

    LETS RIDE!!!

  18. Demirian on January 4, 2013

    Yoyo. congratulation with first show in 2013 !!!!) Let’s Rock this Year and just BOMB everything in the WORLD … !!

    Bombininator’s with you guys !!))))

  19. Angelicxx on January 4, 2013

    Fourth Mouunted πŸ˜€

  20. Echoman on January 4, 2013

    Third Mounted

  21. TheGamer on January 4, 2013


    Great Show guy!
    Congratz for the 1m users!

  22. Lagwin1980 on January 4, 2013