On this week’s show it’s a sad week of free games announcing their closure, a confusing future expressed by “anonymous sources,” and we start to question some of the data presented by Superdata. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:50 Linkrealms, Gigantic, and Paragon all Closing
31:00 What Does SWTOR’s Future Look Like
39:37 Superdata Numbers Raise Questions from Us
46:00 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
57:33 Questions and Answers of the Week

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  1. Helllooo Podcast.

    To my man, Troy. Don’t worry I’m do a EA.

    F#%! blizzard activision(IT BLOWS MY LITTLE MIND THAT ACTIVISION IS BLIZZARD), F#%! ubisoft, F#%! dodge, F#%!  warner brothers, F#%! konami, and F#%! ea.

    To all of the players who supports these companies. Include myself. A bomb to them. Sigh.

    My first time experience with a lootbox was in Overwatch. On the day I bought a ps4 pro.
    I went with my gf to gamestop. I got Fallout 4, cod infinity warfare, Nathan Draka Collection, Borderlands handsome collection, GTA 4 and my girl said get Overwatch. So I got it and also got  PSN year card(so I guess Nintendo is next to make you pay for a sub for online play), and some PSN money card for season pass and DLC.
    Plus some accessories.

    I get home, load up overwatch. My girl said get some Lootboxes.
    I see the buy menu. She want me to get most price one.

    I said” let start off small.”
    Bought it and didn’t like it.
    Ask her “where I can just buy the skins,emotes, and stickers. I don’t like the random of it”

    I PLAY F2P GAMES BUT NOT A F2P PLAYER. I pay to looking pretty. I pay for  EXP buffs. I PAY FOR A SUB OPTION. I PAY TO LOOK PRETTY. I WILL NOT PAY for the chance to look pretty or PAY microtransactions in a premium game.(did not say that to her.just a little note)

    “Where the fun in that” she said.

    “That stupid.I wanna buy my cosmetics”
    I said .

    Well if you ever call anything that your girl likes stupid. You know what going happen.

    I preorder cod w2, assassins origin, battlefront 2 and shadow of war. Canceled for the loot boxes. And  will not buy. Since there are other great games that are out right now that I have not play yet. And a least 20 games in my game library and on my Shelf that are still new.
    Still in the shrink wrap and not downloaded yet.

    It crazy. Almost makes me a filthy casual.Almost.

    Love you Troy B.

    The next F2P MMO that closes is Warcraft. Warcraft didn’t even made the top10.
    Technically it is a F2P game, I can download it and play it for free. FOR FREE.

    “It’s a bold move Cotton, let’s see if it pays off.”

    I love you guys.

    Da Bomb
    – On episode 250. Boy oh boy.

    Da Bomb
    -MMObomb Podcast. Just love it.

    Every game I have 100% and 100% on single player trophies I have listen to the podcast.
    Now that I’m waiting for episodes and still trophy hunt. I’m now listening to another podcast * coughs Jim Fucking Sterling Son* I feel little dirty and naughty while listening to it.

    Da Bomb
    – On Blue Point Games for their beautiful remake and remasters. Just give every old  PlayStation game to them and have them do it.

    A Bomb
    – On Dodge Ram using a EDITED MLK speech in a Superbowl Ad.

    “The Drum Major Instinct” Sermon.
    If you don’t think it was that bad ,look it up, listen to it, and understand it.

    P.S. just reach level 47 in GT Sport. It last trophy in the game for me(single players tropyies).

    Wall of Text. Oooommmsssss.

  2. GREAT ! Moba genre is so boring and repetative, its sick to play over and over same ! More to come for good ! 😀 People with brains need something smarther nev mobas or CS type games!

  3. Okay, a lot to comment on so… feel free to chop it up.
    Clarification: Yes I meant those trolls who crop up in mmos with thriving chat, cities, and open world only to ask: ‘Is this game dead?” I like to give a cheeky response like: ‘Yes, and we all died with it. Now we’re here to haunt you. OoOoOh!’ /dry sarcasm
    On the older style of games such as the ill fated Linkrealms… I also think a lot of people looking for that sort of game are going to stick with the one they’re already playing such as EQ or UO, I personally am looking forward to Pantheon, but realize it may not pick up speed like I hope it will.
    On grinding… I get what Troy is referring to. The ‘grindy-ness’ he references is tedious and drawn out. I don’t think anyone who played FFXI could deny that you grind out mobs to level there, but in its heyday no one called it a ‘grindy asian mmo’ at least not that I remember, and I remember four hours killing sahagin for a bard spell. *takes out old woman cane* ‘Back in my day you had to DPS uphill both ways in the snow!’ Unfortunately, I’ve also heard people call leveling in RIFT ‘grindy’. RIFT, where you can just IA to cap with minimal effort…. I mean… really? So the meaning gets lost sometimes.
    Da-bomb to Stash. Watched Troy’s first look and decided to give it a go. I’m only level five as like the alt-aholic I am, I made one of every class, but I find in entertaining when I want something less intense.

    A-bomb to people being ‘glad’ about a game dying. Speaking as someone who’s had ‘their’ game shutdown, why would you wish that on anyone? That just makes you a horrible person. Reguardless of what you think of the game, to someone somewhere it was ‘their’ game. Grow up.


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