On this week’s show it’s time to lock in our favorites or surprises of 2016 in the world of MMOs, look forward to 2017, see LOTRO and DDO move away from Turbine, and some interesting Rapid Fire news pieces get explored. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

02:07 LOTRO and DDO Leaving Turbine
12:14 Rapid Fire Round
26:39 2016 Favorites and 2017 Hopefuls
35:32 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
44:51 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. Happy Holidays! PR is probably the thing Aeria Games does the worst job at. Despite their large portfolio of games you almost never hear anything about them. Maybe the PR person was out of the office that day. Game I enjoyed the most was Aura Kingdom although have actually been playing Twin Saga. May give Bless a try and am looking forward to Laplace.

  2. For the question of the week… well, there was Ragnaros, if a little unofficially (hehe), but seriously… for the hubby, he had been in a strategy mood so, I got him Wasteland 2 , and X-com 2 for his PS4. Also, RIFT was having a sale (that’s like kryptonite for me), so on top of the toy Needler (so awesome!), and the ton of books from Half-Price Books, I also got my son a bundle that included character slots, bag slots, earring slots and all of the souls he was missing except for the most recent four. We also played together this morning (Christmas morning), and got his Druicar to level 35. Which was the ‘required’ level for him to make a new character. Happy, Merry Everything guys!

  3. 2016 – Warframe was the one that got my atention most of the time!
    2017 – Lineage Eternal, Lost Ark, Revelation Online and a lil’something called only Mass Effect Andromeda I hope to lose at least 3 months on this last one.
    Question of the Week – I got some goodies from the Warframe store and sent some gifts to my friends aswell.
    Question for MMOBomb’s first cast in 2017… What F2P games should we be playing that will have the tendency to, in the long run, keep us hooked or basically serve as a steady time sink while we try other things that keep disapointing us?
    Happy Holidays MMOBomb!


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