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  1. xiondgm on March 30, 2013

    I will choose to play Age of Wushu, which is what I really want.

  2. Zeddakis on March 1, 2013

    Since it isn’t just Magicman leaving I have to ask are all the current co-hosts also leaving for time issues or does the new host want to replace them with his own co-hosts? Seems weird for everyone to all leave at once.

  3. setsua on February 28, 2013

    NoOOOOOOOO!!!!! I never got to be on the show grrrr.

    Please don`t let it be Spunkify!!!! I could not stand him on MMOHUT and sure as heck can`t stand him still. If it is the show will die slowly and more and more people will just stop. He is not fun to listen to and is rather dull and boring.

    I hope they get Jess to be the host or at least on the show a lot more. But come on not Spunkify.

    This is coming from a very long time viewer.

    • ZhaoYun on March 1, 2013

      Umm your wrong both MM and spunk have their own ways of doing things MM makes the show more fun which is why i like him more than spunk but one of the reasons i like spunk more than MM is that when he explains a game he gives a lot of info about it and goes deep through it giving u every almost small detail the game has so u can figure out if u really will like it or not without even trying it

      Even if you a long time viewer i doubt that means anything i can understand why u would like MM and dislike spunk but thats no reason to say the show will die cause u and idk how many more dislike him or his altitude or whatever that is and especially u cant say that since he hasnt even made a f2p cast episode yet

      • setsua on March 1, 2013

        You can`t tell me i am wrong when it`s my*and many others* opinion.
        Other then that the rest is your opinion so i won`t tell you you are wrong so ya.

        • ZhaoYun on March 1, 2013

          hmm then maybe its just me cause when i read it your comment to me sounded more like a statement than opinion oh well i quess its just me

          • setsua on March 1, 2013

            Aye it`s just you.

  4. Meatbagwammo on February 26, 2013

    Well, I wish you all a great time. Hopefully you guys will be able to come back on soon. I’m going to have to go with Selfius and give a Da-Bomb to the community. This website, it’s people, and it’s hosts are a bastion of awesomeness in an interwebz full of trolls and angry people. I hope everything works out!

    Thanks again,

    • Pennlion on February 28, 2013

      I am fine with the change, I know you only have so much time, I think Spunkify will do a fine job, but i hope he will invite some of the old host on. I will miss you views, maybe you can pop in from time to time. I do not think the guys at wargaming.net could have imagined they would be so successful. They are just looking for good investments. Dabomb for the great job you all do at the site. Jess really never made herself part of the community.

  5. WiseGuy880 on February 25, 2013

    wow no more magic man? damn another cast gone ๐Ÿ™ horrible news lol

  6. Zafir on February 25, 2013

    The game I would go back to and play is Star Wars Galaxies, before the NGE and CU (Combat Upgrade) Patches. It became a carbon copy of wow with a star wars IP. Before that, thriving player-driven economies, supply and demand crafting, player-created events, player-created cities with the best player housing and decorating model to date (even now I can’t think of a game with such features).

    It’s really a shame the game suffered such punches in the face (shout out for SWGEmu, but it’s still in an early stage).

    Really sad to see the F2P Cast leaving, great work keeping up such a community, and the Best of luck to you guys (and gals).

  7. Reaperxvii on February 24, 2013

    Do one on war thunder world of tanks has changed so much with these god tds using their prem shells. When did you do this video because it looks old lol

  8. Qroxta on February 24, 2013

    Q.of the week:
    I want Runes of Magic back to Chapter 1 !!!
    No triple-class b*s*, no +16 madness, no cheap way to aquire the legendary lvl 50 elite skills, no perma-farming pets destroying the purpose of gathering, and every single instance mattered! The self-regulating economy which allowed to get Diamonds (cash-shop currency) in the auction house was great and made the game non-pay2win.
    Over time they introduced so many things to skip huge parts of the game so if I’d make a new character now I could get so much further than my first few chars with the same amount of time investment.

  9. Zakena on February 24, 2013

    Ether saga Online Before Odyssey patch ruined it!!

    the new Pokari( main city) is freaking huge previous pokari was more fun .

    removed instance importance and made everything pay to win !

  10. ali on February 24, 2013

    i have a question about wildstar,is it going to be a free2play game or what?

    • Magicman on February 24, 2013

      No clue yet, I am assuming it will not be free to play at launch that’s why I haven’t talked much about it even though it is a game I am looking forward to!

  11. Atomsk on February 23, 2013

    The game i would Love to see put back is…. the famous…..one and only….
    Star Wars Galaxies, but before the Combat Patch that SOE put to try to make it more generic and like WoW, EQ so to say.
    I loved all the X-packs it had, just the combat patch and the whole dumbing down of the game was terrible. I want it pushed back when being a Jedi was a feat, and something that took skill and effort to accomplish. Not just a simple selection at the character creation screen. No levels, no class’s, Great housing, Factions were perfect, and ships.

  12. Aladeen on February 23, 2013

    Waren story is terrible thats why aeriagames didnt want to publish it.

  13. BullsI on February 23, 2013

    I’ve only been following this show since episode 30ish, but I must say I’ve enjoyed your commentaries. The bacon episode and the drinking game episode had me almost crying from laughter. I hope ya’ll get a chance to at least be guests on occasion.

    And for my first bomb ever. I was playing TERA today and they brought the servers down for maintenance. I was curious if it was just the one I was on or all of them. Well, I go to the server status page and see they are indeed all down, but then I read the intro at the beginning of the page. Turns out, their server status page also doubles as an asteroids type game. This idea is genius. Solid Da-Bomb to En Masse for letting me blow up their page.

  14. LordHikaru on February 23, 2013

    If I had a time machine(because even if they went back I still wouldn’t play it cuz my characters are gone lol) I would go back to playing retail Rising Force Online before they went Free to play where the cash shop ruined the game and raised the level cap past 50 and put in that ridiculous waste of time level 50 quest you had to do in order to level past 50.

    >_> Right now an A-Bomb goes to Steam for having server issues for their Store page on the Steam client… lol. China must be hacking everyone again.

  15. ZhaoYun on February 23, 2013

    The game i would like to see roll back is pwe raiderz they really messed up and made that game p2w and took em like what 1 year to fix the bugs(i dont even know if they fixed them yet at all)so ya i would like to see it even before alpha and see it have a โ€˜better startโ€ than it did but oh well its pwe so i doubt a 2nd chance would do anything

    as for you leaving well at first(as u probably aware) i was like โ€œNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT DO THATโ€ but then i though about it and well i have to say and agree that yea real life is bad sometimes and i wish you luck on whatever it is you gonna do and i hope we will see you Selfius,Brim and whoever else is leaving from the mmobomb staff soon and all 3 of u are defenetly accepted back from me wherever u decide u will and can come back

    DA BOMB to firefall after this fridayโ€™s stream i was impressed that the stream actually made me redownload and reinstall firefall and i will be probably playin it every now and then when i got time

    A BOMB for real life that s…cks and has to take such awesome people as u 3 guys

    p.s i just realized that now that Brim and Selfius will go i will wait even longer for that โ€œfishing contestโ€ between them that MM promised us ๐Ÿ™

    • ZhaoYun on February 24, 2013

      sorry for double post again

      • Inflictious on February 25, 2013

        hahaha, Your not sorry , All the cool people do that ๐Ÿ˜›

        And you My Friend , Are truely the Coolest ! ๐Ÿ˜€


        • ZhaoYun on February 26, 2013

          lmao thanks bro i appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜›
          and you not bad yourself bro just hope when MM returns ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. ZhaoYun on February 23, 2013

    The game i would like to see roll back is pwe raiderz they really f*** up and made that game p2w and took em like what 1 year to fix the bugs(i dont even know if they fixed them yet at all)so ya i would like to see it even before alpha and see it have a ‘better start” than it did but oh well its pwe so i doubt a 2nd chance would do anything

    as for you leaving well at first(as u probably aware) i was like “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT DO THAT” but then i though about it and well i have to say and agree that yea real life does suck sometimes and i wish you luck on whatever it is you gonna do and i hope we will see you Selfius,Brim and whoever else is leaving from the mmobomb staff soon and all 3 of u are defenetly accepted back from me wherever u decide u will and can come back

    DA BOMB to firefall after this friday’s stream i was impressed that the stream actually made me redownload and reinstall firefall and i will be probably playin it every now and then when i got time

    A BOMB for real life that sucks and has to take such awesome people as u 3 guys

    p.s i just realized that now that Brim and Selfius will go i will wait even longer for that “fishing contest” between them that MM promised us ๐Ÿ™ that sucks

  17. neokiva on February 23, 2013

    arrghhh i cringed when selfious said the movie that must not be named. also sorry magicman i got into ffix with the abyssea collectors edition >.<.

    Da bomb to war games buying day 1, FEAR MMO maybe.

  18. Kntmare on February 23, 2013

    would pay in a heart beat, the trade and merchandising was the appeal, plus risk of death and loosing items, plus only real role playing, had to work at it….vote kinda riged though, only members voting, when its the ones that left that would vote more for it…. so thous. voting for it despite that is amaz. Im Ready to Go Houston

  19. WarammerzRule on February 23, 2013

    hi guys my A bomb goes to ncsoft for the crappy support i got my email deleted and my account with all classes 60 high pvp ranking 1 char was ranked 3 for four months so i see people play my account and i got banned when i said some bad stuff in chat to the basterd who hacked me so both my friends account and mine are unplayable but i started playing with my friend who quit’s account so i started from 6 chars 40 50 twinks got 3 to 60 other 3 twinks i got back to the game and i saw the one who hacked me pvp and i beat him cuz he is truely a noob with best gear in the game.
    DA bomb to aion as a game for being so great at pvp and end game stuff

    guys im so sad about the switch of people we will miss u looking forward for youre return and welcome to the new hostes i dont regard u less then the old team i just connected to them after more then a year so welcome new hostes

  20. Curst on February 23, 2013

    Can’t imagine this show without Magicman. Sure, Free 2 Play Cast isn’t going anywhere but viewers/listeners might.

    “Hello, internet. And wellcome once again to Free 2 Play Cast. … This is episode 63. I am your host Spunkify.” *shudders* I think I forgot my weekly bomb now. *shudders*

    • ZhaoYun on February 23, 2013

      hahahaha u my friend you’re hilarious dont be like that wait till episode 63 is up and then we will see how worse or how much better it will be it is kinda hard to accept the “different” sometimes especially after 1year and 2 months but dont judge rushly and just wait and we will see ๐Ÿ˜›

  21. SlightlyMad on February 23, 2013

    A-bomb for changing the hosts. D-bomb for the new hosts coming.

  22. JcLegend on February 23, 2013

    D-Bomb for the cast because they are the best people on the web love u all (no homo) ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Meowsticks on February 23, 2013

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I let all the other sites cause of u magicman gonna miss u I cant remember your twitter etc if anyone can type it in a comment would be awesome

    D-bomb to PATH OF EXILE the worlds most complicated skill tree I have ever seen in my life the new D3 game that so much D3 fans left just to play path of exile. and I love how the creators I know their name and everything they watch path of exile streams and when they see streamers have problems they fix it immediately like the second it happens to them and how they know what the gamers like what the gamers love cause they themselves are gamers to d2 which was best game ever. and looking forward to the 100 new skill gems the 10 acts and updates that this game is planning and sharing to everyone about

    • Magicman on February 23, 2013

      Hehe, you’re very kind ๐Ÿ™‚ My twitter is just magickmann1

  24. Elveone on February 23, 2013

    Ah, I’m sad to see you guys go on hiatus. You’ve created something great basically on a whim. Wish you best luck and thank you for being there every week for more than a year!

    I really like that Wargaming is acquiring popular game companies left and right. It is really refreshing to see what is basically an indie company buy out former big names that have fallen out of glory. It really means that in the gaming industry talent still matters.

    D-Bomb to Prime World for being the best damn MOBA out there(not best competitively or largest – just most fun). There is too much different going on for this game to contain in a simple comment.

    A-Bomb for the same game for not having an English language version. They have 2 versions already active and have had their international website up for about a year. It is about time they launched the game to broader audiences.

  25. Rinor on February 23, 2013

    Abomb to magicmans RL (real life) for making him take a hiatus! I watched it from the release of episode one ๐Ÿ™ but thanks for the great times hope 2 see u guys back soon ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Inflictious on February 25, 2013

      You take care Rinor ! Was always fun chatting with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. GrueOfDoom on February 23, 2013

    The only problem with the Runescape thing is that only the people who are already paying a sub can vote.

  27. Meloncider on February 23, 2013

    Does anyone else feel like ps4 came too soon? Im not really console girl. Im more pc and im big on hand held portable gaming. The ps3 still feels new to me. Comparing ps3 to ps2 ps3 life span seemed so short. Am i mistaken? I said the same thing to my friend and she said she thought the same thing.

  28. DragoonisMystic on February 23, 2013

    Soooooooo!!! Sorry to hear some of the F2P cast is being so tied up with IRL ,but do understand to as well U’ll will be missed deeping for the way u have brought life to MMOBOMB ,as in the enjoying of what u stand for as a gamer . For all the reports on what u in your own minds thought was good and bad in games as well as the companies that make then .The input of all u have given in all shows of MMOBOMB has be one grand ride and I for as many others will be waiting for the day that all return and bring back with the way they made MMOBOMB in their own way. And for that I offer u all a grand DA-Bomb . Just hope the new cast will be as grand as u’ll have ,but I know none can replace u’ll ,so they will just have to prove theirselves in there own ways . Good luck and hope to see u ‘ll again soon !!!;-)

  29. Gamer X on February 23, 2013

    wait Magic man is leaving ?!@#

    • Magicman on February 23, 2013

      Yep ๐Ÿ™ 1 More F2P Cast then I am ๐Ÿ™

  30. SADface on February 23, 2013

    I will not be watching this show anymore after Magicman is gone.

    • Inflictious on February 25, 2013

      I hear you to well there. Next episode will be my final visit to this site, He was the one that brought me here..
      Over the year i had seen the Free to Play weekly change , Once The girl took over, That i stopped following. ( not that she doe’s a bad job.. just that every site has a female doing that segment now.)I thought the guy they had did a good job here !

      When Magicman stopped doing most of the first looks ..i stopped following those..
      Now that he is pretty well gone.. I hate to say but the site got rid of the 1 thing i valued most.
      As for gaming news .. 90% of the time i was already ahead of it being posted here, I myself spend hours a night surfing my news. I love them Alpha Test’s..

      I just came by to see what he and his friends were thinking and talking about for the week i was away..

      Take Care !

      Since Magicman will never be reading this final Da bomb…

      Guy’s & Girls of the Free to play Cast post’s , I truely give it all to you . Yes , even to you cacalips!
      Every site needs atleast 1 of your kind , just glad you were not as bad as alot of the others out there.

      Inflictious – Has left the building… Bye All ! :'(

      • ZhaoYun on February 26, 2013

        Cya bro hope to see you soon but to add something
        The “site” didnt get rid of MM the way u put it to me at least it sounds wrong
        To make an example
        The site didnt fire MM but MM “temporaly” quit the site since he needs time in rl or something like dat
        Dont make it sound like hes gone forever bro ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Inflictious on February 26, 2013

        All good, I never ment it to sound as if they got rid of him , The site has just changed alot over the year ..Thats all.

        • ZhaoYun on February 26, 2013

          Ya just making sure people to have the right “announcement”(aka that MM is not leaving forever)and u sorta “famous” over here(at least i consider u such)so i just make sure u dont give the wrong impression ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Magicman on February 26, 2013

        Of course I read this ๐Ÿ™‚ I read as many comments as I can on every show! ๐Ÿ™‚

        While I am flattered sir, You should at least listen to the first show after I’m gone before you decide if it’s something you like or not. I will be ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. RenTheRose on February 22, 2013

    i wish the best to magic man i am a little scared for the change and how mutch it might affect the sight. dont get me wrong i love spunkify its how i found you guys i am a long time mmobomb fan and i cant think of any other sight to learn about games from the give aways and fourms welcome new people with hugs and fire works. i wish the old mmobomb cast best of luck and help to see you guys on the severs.

    dubomb for magicman,

  32. junglewind on February 22, 2013

    Da bomb to the mmobomb F2P cast for keeping me enertained for a year and 2 months I will miss u u guys so much! until then hope to see u guys soon

  33. Blatarion on February 22, 2013

    Da-Bomb to Tera for changing their launcher to a much slimmer launcher

    • Magicman on February 23, 2013

      RIGHT! It was about damn time this change!

  34. Adrian87 on February 22, 2013

    F2P Cast is my favorite youtube show. It really saddens me to hear the hosts leaving. I do of course understand that the issue here is the time, but still… Jess from F2P Weekly is leaving, the hosts of F2P Cast leaving… To much change to digest at once. I hope this ends well, and i hope to see you all back again when time won’t be a problem anymore.
    Initially i was gonna give my first Da-Bomb to the BaneBusters community and the awesome job they did on MMOBomb’s Firefall livestream, but f**k that, this is more important:

    In over 1 year of listening to you i’m gonna give my first Da-Bomb to Magicman and the F2P Cast for all the news you have brought us, for the honest opinions you have shared with us and for doing it in an entertaining manner. I hope we can eventually see you all back to the F2P Cast. Wish you all the best.

    • Magicman on February 23, 2013

      That is very nice of you to say and I thank you very much. I hope to be back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. emokittenz on February 22, 2013

    played RS back when it first released good times ๐Ÿ˜› it has changed so much sense then

    for me RS started to go downhill as soon as GE released, new combat hotbar type of thing they have going on its nice sure but to me it seems like there trying to modernize it and make it just like every other mmo why? they could have did this years ago. this L8 in its life cycle i think it was to L8 for them to do such a drastic change to the game.
    i am totally all for bringing back an older RS
    another game that needs a rollback combat arms needs to role all the way back and in to another company’s hands cuz nexon broke it.

  36. jdrew on February 22, 2013

    dabomb to magicman for being the best host!

    • Magicman on February 23, 2013

      Thank you that’s very kind of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. AmericanAce on February 22, 2013

    weekly Da-bomb to the MMOBomb crew for bringing us all these news and updates to all the games in the free to play world akso like to give a Da-bomb to the game mechwarrior online for keeping the players updated regularly on upcoming content my Abomb however goes to War thunder developers GAIJIN for not informing its non Russian clientele about maintenance and patches players have to go and Google translate the Russian forums to find information that is just as skimpy as its English speaking users forums don’t get me wrong i love the game just want more info before servers shut down without warning for maintenance

  38. RottenTaco on February 22, 2013

    I loved RuneScape back in the day. I don’t know if I would go back its been so long. I enjoyed it so much. I probably try it for a month and see if I could get back into it. I am not entirely sure though. Great show guys.

  39. zamphire on February 22, 2013

    maple story back to vanilla not 21312312314234523 classes

    • phyniex on February 22, 2013

      im with you there …. after the big bang everything just went down hill

    • Mystika on February 22, 2013

      I know a lot of people playing have stated they would like this, but whether or not they’d actually play it is another thing. Do you remember the half-ass attempt that Nexon tried with bringing back old maps? The maps were so limited for starters.

  40. Blackaria on February 22, 2013

    I would go back to wow also but I liked the burning crusade too. Maybe if they upped the vanilla raids to the same level as the burning crusade, that would be something i would play all the time.

    My da bomb goes to you guys love the show been watch for a long time just don’t post much. Sad to hear you guys are going a way for a while but I know I would welcome you guys back.

    I have a derp for you too. I had just got back from the bar and I jumped on swtor a while ago and started a ops with my guild and I told them I had been drinking and was going to keep drinking they wanted me to go still. Well in the end of the ops I was trying to heal people on my Sent and was telling a friends why cant I heal you trying to hit them with my sabers. Didn’t know till the next day when I jumped on vent and they had to tell me what happened.

  41. AirSplash on February 22, 2013

    I Gotta’ give a Da-Bomb to the free to play cast for bringing me weekly news and laughs along with all my gaming topics. It’s been a good time. Hope to hear more of the usual voices on the future episodes; but I have to give an A-Bomb to the free to play cast also, for making me miss the usual people I’ve come to know over the past year; hears to the new hosts! Hope they are as entertaining as the old ones.

  42. Spammie on February 22, 2013

    Drift City 2008 was best so far, my first online game I played.

    • Spammie on February 22, 2013

      Nooo Magicman……. oh well life is a bitch.

  43. Lagwin1980 on February 22, 2013

    Could it possibly be the second mounted in a row