On this week’s show it’s time to look at NCSoft’s attempts at nostalgia marketing and make our calls, examine if you can ever really “go home” to your first big MMORPG, and sing Happy Birthday to EQ! All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:30 City of Heroes and MXM
20:15 Going Home to Old MMO Games
35:38 Happy Birthday EverQuest
36:54 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
49:00 Questions and Answers of the Week

If you have submissions for the show’s Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover.

Free-To-Play Cast is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about free to play multiplayer online games. Free-To-Play Cast takes on the week’s biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

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.


  1. Guildwars 2 Music is the shit! thay got amazing soundtrack. sadly the game dieing out atm toxic comunity that puniching the game hard!!

  2. I feel old that none of the hosts first started/made home of Ultima Online… Many of fond memories.. many rage quits.. back before Care Bear Land MMOs (including UO Trammel) catered to whiny overbearingly coddled players where you learned everything the hard way. True trial by fire… *picks up walking stick and starts his trek home uphill .. both ways*

  3. I never knew about master x master until now and seen statesman on the website. My heart just SUNK into my stomach seeing him on there. REALLY NCSOFT!!? Why don’t you just come over to my house, BURN IT DOWN and leave me a farewell message. You took away one home why not another?

  4. First off, massive A-bomb to NCSoft… if I ever thought of ending my boycott of them, this recent slap in the face is a definite reason not to.

    For the question of the week, I would have to cast my vote to FFXI as having the best soundtrack. Case in point, I have the soundtrack on my music mix which has lead to some amusing times leveling in the undead area on WoW to the Ronfaure theme, or having the poppy Chocobo music play at the oddest of moments. Honorable mention to ESO.

  5. Totally f***’d up that QOTW last week. Rip

    QTOW: While it may not have anything jumping at you at lower levels of the game. Vindictus has some pretty nice OST’s in later parts of the game.

  6. God I totally f***’d up that last QOTW

    QTOW: While it doesn’t have anything jumping at you at early parts of the game. Vindictus has some pretty epic songs in later parts of the game.

  7. Da-bomb to Zach for unintentionally turning my screen name into an inside joke. And by the way, Trikslyr is pronounced “trick-slur”.

    Which free to play game has the best soundtrack? Hoo boy, that is a tough one, but I think I’m going to have to go with League of Legends. I may hate the game these days, but the music is really memorable. I must have listened to ‘Get Jinxed’ a dozen times the day Jinx released. And it’s not exactly part of the game’s soundtrack, but Smite and Ignite album by the in game band Pentakill is still pretty badass. That’s right – Riot put together a real metal band in the real world to make songs for their in game metal band and released them as a free album.


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