On this week’s show we walk you down the long and winding garden path that is a Crowdfunding Campaign trying to revive Marvel Heroes. But could it ever work (even if there was one that seemed legit?) Then we dive into NCSoft’s financials. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

02:13 Marvel Heroes Crowdfunding Mess (Our Article Discussed is here!)
33:19 NCSoft’s Financials
43:22 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
56:12 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. Hey great podcast.

    I’m very late.

    Anyways. In the early cast, there was segment call derp of the week.

    Well I have a derp. More like Derp of my gaming life.

    I spent 12hours in the starting zone in Lotro.
    Man ,I skip the quest giver from the very start.

    Thorin’s Gate is the starting area. After 40mins of looking around. I want to see the rest of the world. But that damn gate was close.

    So I thought it was level lock. So I just start to farm mobs. By the 12th hour into this grind session. The quest mob, I was farming grey out.
    I ran back to gate but it was still lock.

    I just rage quit after that. The the next day,  I log back in but delete the toon and start fresh.

    This time I hit the randomized on the name and pick a different race.

    -I think from lothlorien .

    So yea, this time I didn’t rush though it.

    Then I saw the Ring on top of the quest giver. Then start my long journey.

    Samething happen to me when I start my first game ‘ Banjo and Kazooie n64’.
    I skip the mole that start the quest chain. And just explore the map.

    Good times.

    I don’t know anything about crowd fund.

    I have no bombs.

    I would love a diploma at the Mike Byrne Institute.

  2. Da-bomb to my ‘pet’ newbies in Rift (aww, aren’t they cute!). I created a new character (I know, shocker) and convinced the hubby to try bard (it’s about damn time), and we set to running dungeons. Along the way, we befriended a baby tank and his little dps buddy. We’ve been running with them for the past few days, and it’s so nice to be able to count on four out of the five party members. You rock, newbies!

  3. QotW: Crowfunding a game? Hellz No!! To me they seem like a scam to rule all scams. I mean just look at Star Citizen. I don’t think that game will come out any time soon. Then people actually spend money on ships that they made for the game that their pc may not be able to handle. Very few games have been successful through the crowdfunding process. In all I don’t trust the it at least with games. I have crowdfunded a web series or two in the past mainly because i like them.


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