On this episode of the Free-to-Play Podcast, we talk about H1Z1 hype and the upcoming Early Access, debate the merits of a “boost to max level” option in MMORPGs, and revisit one of Jason’s “Awful Ideas” because as it turns out…it actually is awful! All that and much more on this week’s episode of the Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:50 H1Z1 Early Access/Thoughts
12:02 Age of Conan/Level Boosting Discussion
25:55 Spending Caps aren’t a Good Idea
30:50 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
37:08 Questions and Answers of the Week

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  1. 1. All max or next-to-max (hello tera) boosts are mostly bad idea because:
    As the guy above stated, its a n00b generator tool that does nothing but annoy the living hell out of legit players who know how their toon works and how dungeon mechanics work.. because they spend time fking learning all that sh!t while n00b does not since he just bought max lvl skipping those billions of mobs you kill to train your skills, adjusting reaction speeds, etc, etc.

    2. It is a nice little income for developer BUT at the expense of A LOT of annoyed legit players and it may just get those legit players annoyed enough to quit the game or quit spending. Still worth it? i don’t think so.

    3. It’s a nice feature for sh!t games because the low/mid lvl content is sh!t and the game is designed to milk cash, nothing more.

    A good question would be how the he11 did tera end up with it… big fail.
    Thou i probably should not be surprised with all the BS tera kept releasing lately (hello police cars, banana bows, etc, etc).

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  3. As always great show, as for gaming gifts my wife got me a couple skins for league of legends that were great! and my question for you both is have you ever spent enuff money in/on a game that made it hard to walk away from your investment, for me it would be league of legends and dungeon and dragons online spent moe than I care to think about especialy on ddo that makes me go back time and again tho I HATE the new skill tree so wish more games would implement classic servers for there games.

  4. Not really a fan of level boosts, i understand the attraction but i know that the target audience is the people that are new to the game(occasionally someone uses it for an alt) and those new players are the bane of dungeon finder tools(even raid finder in WoW) they get cap the get some gear now they jump into dungeons with no clue of mechanics or how their class works and ruin dungeon runs for people.

    Question of the week, best gaming gift? From path of Exile again, i was out of the blue gifted 1000 GGG points(think that $100 worth) some months back…at first i thought it was a bug or possibly a my account hacked and they were using saved card details(which i never do) but someone was gifting them and many more people were lucky enough to get some free points.

    Sorry…no bombs this week…been fairly quiet


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