On this week’s show we give our take on some pretty wild CIty of Heroes/Wildstar rumors, look at EA potentially fighting for their lootboxes in Belgium, and the review a few of our most recent First Look titles. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:40 City of Heroes/Wildstar Rumors, Healers and Maces
16:03 Lord of the Rings and EA Lootboxes
26:44 First Look Reviews (Battlerite Royale, Dead Frontier II)
35:37 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
00:00 Questions and Answers of the Week

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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. COH shut down was completely out of the blue, the only other title I can think to even remotely come close to compare I would think would be Marvel.

    (And yes I was a COH player, I do miss it but life goes on)

  2. Greetings F2P Cast. Been watching the show for a while now (over a year) but this is my first time commenting. Love the show so keep up the good work.
    I will go straight to my bombs:

    First, a DA-Bomb to Black Desert, for still being quite unique even a long time after it’s release. I feel the combat in that game is the best i have seen in any MMORPG, with Tera being second. I don’t play that much, but do check in for a couple of days to a week every now and then, playing the Russian version (which is free to play).

    And an A-Bomb to Troy – We Want Our Bless Online Video! Been waiting forever for that one.
    No, seriously! I bet it’s going to be awesome.

    As for the question of the week:
    EA will most definitely go to court in my opinion, if they wanted to settle they would have just disabled loot boxes for Belgium in the first place.
    But with Fifa Ultimate Team there is just SO much money at stake, what they want is to win and “show” people that loot boxes are here to stay.
    Sadly (for them) i predict they will lose that battle, despite their millions. That’s what we should all hope for anyway, so everyone make a wish.

    Can’t wait for the day when Fifa Ultimate Team packs get banned everywhere and EA’s revenue drops by 50%.

    Will see you on the next Cast.


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