Always Online Cast: Fractured MMO Goes With Gamigo...But Should They, And Ark Survival Sued Ep 414

Time to wrap up 2021 with our final show of the year! Today we'll do a Rapid Fire news round where we hit Nexon accepting crypto, Blizzard getting a small win, Peter Molyneux's latest, Ark Survival Evolved being sued, and more...but then things turn dark. With gamigo's announcement that they will publish the Fractured MMO, all hell breaks loose. It is a good thing or a bad thing? All that and more on this week's Always Online!

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Discussion Timestamps:

00:00 Show Intro

02:53 Rapid Fire News (Nexon Crypto, NFT Games, Blizzard, Ark Survival Evolved, And More!)

31:05 Fractured's Decision to go with gamigo

52:45 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) / Question of the Week

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nesogra 5 months ago
Hope that's enough comments for you Mike :P

nesogra 5 months ago
On the topic of some games not needing down time to push updates, going forward I think every new mmo should use the micro service architecture like Gw2 so they can not only do those updates but also scale the number of "servers" up and down with population size so we don't get FFXIV level queues again. Just don't expect old games like FFXIV to ever change to that architecture because the cost, time investment, and the risk of creating New World style bugs is far to high to be worth the benefit.

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nesogra 5 months ago
QOTW: I went from zero chance of playing Fractured because I didn't know about it to zero chance of playing because of Gamigo so no change on my end.

nesogra 5 months ago
A-bomb to Troy's take on the player reaction to FFXIV queues. The reason people aren't raking FFXIV over the coals over queues is because they had a large unexpected influx of new players right before an expansion brought old players back at a time where companies all over the world are fighting for every chip they can get. Had this influx happened in 2019 or before when they could have gotten servers but they choose not to get them (or they where a company like Amazon who owns the cloud service platform running a third to half of the internet) then the players would have been less forgiving. Also yes Yoshi-P building up a ton of good will through open and honest communication over a long period of time is reducing the amount of flack he gets now but isn't that a good thing? What message do you think it would send to the rest of the industry if the highest profile dev team that tried being good to their community were racked over the coals by that community as soon as things turn bad for reasons outside their control? If anything we need to give them some slack on this one to encourage more companies to treat their communities like Yoshi-P treats FFXIV players.


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