On this week’s show the news is FLOWING as Wildstar will be shuttered, Daybreak can’t pay players, CCP is bought, there may be something happening with 38 Studios IPs, and there’s even a new LOTR MMO on the horizon! All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

02:17 MAJOR News Rapid Fire Round
48:30 Lord of the Rings..LOTS of LOTR
56:45 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
1:07:35 Questions and Answers of the Week

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  1. tbh i used to love playing wildstar, yet, the population is low, why don’t they close all the servers and just merge them into one server, at least u could keep the game alive and players happy,

  2. Da-bomb to the possibility of another Kingdoms of Amalur game! I know, I know, no confirmation and not anytime soon even if there is one. Honestly, though I’d love to see an MMORPG come to fruition, I’d be elated to even see a second single player game. On a side note (possible ramble/rant incoming… you have been warned), I think the term ‘generic fantasy setting’ gets thrown around way too much. Frankly compared to the only truly similar games (as in open world, create your own character rpgs), I felt both Oblivion and Skyrim were far more ‘generic’ feeling, at least atmosphere wise. Reckoning felt a bit more fantastical, and derived inspiration from celtic folklore more so than the whole Tolkein-esque setting. Which, by the way, is the epitome of ‘generic fantasy setting’ is it not? I mean how do you define that anyway? The elf, dwarf, human thing? Well… Rift has that going on, but it also has magic technology, extra dimensional travel and a comet. Is it swords and magic? Star Wars has those… Maybe that term should be shelved right along with ‘WoW clone’.
    P.S. The first thing I thought when I heard about Spacelords was indeed “Spacelord Mother Mother…” *drumming on desk*


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