F2P Cast: How can MOBAs be more innovative? (Ep.65)

On this week's episode we sample the deluge of MOBA games set to come out this year. From Dungeon Defenders going F2P to the Shooter genre getting its own MOBA modes, there is quite the broad spectrum of MOBAs to choose from. Not all the news is MOBA related though, we also talk about Blizzard's new upcoming F2P game. What could it be? Find out the answer along with the weekly bombs on this episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!

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HellcatM 9 years ago
I want to give a HUGE DABOMB to Defiance. I know its not F2P but it is a hell of a fun game. I hear its having issues with the Xbox, but on the PC it is really fun!

jashwanthms 9 years ago
i am back after long time just saw all episode i missed sorry hear about magicman going away but i have see new cast of Spunkify good luck and always will love the show and age of wushu is pissing of people a lot they will not patch clint even though they have patch and trasaltion is very bad and in game trade currny can be earned only my kiddnaping people vip get 10 more than free to play player it pissed me off but the game is good bcos i was vip there event called script stealing which take place in 2 school there 500 of this it can stolen from other player this stressful event there like 1000 of this for half an hour people start killing you . before this there event called open beta event . so abomb for age of wushu best game doing the worst thing possible
please read about that event was pure money grabing some guy got the skill book which not due relese still months and forgot to tell you this game is in beta .

Qroxta 9 years ago
Big A-BOMB for SOE !!! After all the love we got with recent updates and double XP and double cash weekend, we are facing multiple server shutdowns at the moment. What's even worse: they implemented a new alarm system, you get a certain amount of time to achive a certain objective (let's say conquer a continent in 2 hours) and 20 minutes before the alarm ends and everyone hopes to get a huge chunk of XP, we get a message that the server will shutdown in 15 minutes.

REALLY SOE?? can't even do basic math? The forum indicates that other servers are having those issues too and it's not the first time.

May your connections be ever so stable!


Emil 9 years ago
A BOMB to Valve and DOTA2. Started playing the game around 8 months ago and the problem with FPS drops is still active and no official fix has been "announced" yet, nor has there been any word from the developers in this direction. There is an army of people having the same issue and staying silent doesn't build up trust. I don't know about the other "soldiers" but having 20 FPS when i should have 90-120 is game breaking for me.

SwiftAngel 9 years ago
Just gonna throw this out here,but even if it's not in english,Cyphers is an excellent MOBA game that changes the way MOBA games are played. I honestly don't see why they're not translating it and publishing it in english. It's way overdue.

jake weichardt 9 years ago
what is the game at 0:10:08

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Razer 9 years ago
How about a game that doesn't lock you in a room for an hour with 5 people that yell at each other because no one is allowed to use the bathroom? Until the MOBA scene addresses the issue of one-sided snowballing cage matches, the genre will remain a piss bucket.

Samuel 9 years ago
Watched it and real cool i'm currently downloading like 3 games from the vid they look real cool

Elveone 9 years ago
Pretty much the most innovative MOBA I've played so far is Prime World and I don't think that the formula can get any more innovative than that. What do I mean - there is no gold, only experience or Prime as they call it that can be used to purchase any kind of skills active or passive to a moba type of character that has persistent progression and swap-able pallet of 36 skills separated into 6 tiers, Apart from the tier each of the skills has a rank and can be upgraded by investing other skills that you are granted after each match. The skills are separated into five grades of rarity - common, magic, rare, unique and exclusive. Each hero has nine class skills(active and passive) that are available only to him or her. Apart from the all Skill/Hero system you also have a castle where you can build buildings that affect the stats of your heroes in battle or produce skills, threat hero fatigue, earn silver(currency used to purchase new heroes which is given to you at the end of the match), complete quests and so on. So while it is not quite the answer to the question of the week - my imagination is pretty weak at the moment to get any more innovative to the genre than that and still keep it relatively simple.

Meh 9 years ago

DaxaCZ 9 years ago

WarhammerzRule 9 years ago
hey guys nice show but u didnt cover warframe going open beta, it is da best just like im giving it my da bomb for being awsome i played in closed beta and i loved it but my friends couldent get a key so i didnt play it cuz i hate playing without my buds so now open beta we all joined in and love it so bad its an awsome game seriosly i chose the wrong warframe last time now i chose loki and im loving the game and so many bugs were fixed from closed beta and lots of new stuff in it u should cover that :)

GamingMaster 9 years ago
never liked MOBA and never will... In my opinion they should let it die.

TheRealLangston 9 years ago
@ Montiblanc MOBA means Multiplayer Online Based Action noob not battle arena so it's not a MOBA idiot .

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AmericanAce 9 years ago
Abomb to cryptic and the devs of Neverwinter their beta weekend 3 is over and done and no news on open beta or release or anything. They are leaving fans hanging in the wind witch may loose potential players.

As for question of the week in a moba i would like to see that may be inovative is a custome made hero as the players avatar that fights next to a selected hero allied to the player giving some customization to players and yet keeping to moba playstyle

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Extasist 9 years ago
its always depends on creators of game, what kinda of graphics it will have good or bad, and how much time they will have to develop it, look unreal engine 3 on bioshock infinite freaking amazing graphics, or just Earth Special Forces : Final, on freaking hl1 engine. smite do have domination, arena modes so yah girl want to see what smite already have or SMNC have what spunky would like to see...

DarkRyuuk 9 years ago
I want to give a Da-Bomb to WarThunder. They constantly have events which players can get free premium currency. One of their most recent events you could get some premium currency from just winning a match.It's nice to see games give gifts like this.

HellcatM 9 years ago
I want to give a Dabomb to Warframe. I finally was able to play with a friend of mine and we're having so much fun. Another Dabomb to Neverwinter I can't wait till it comes out. There is another P2P beta I'm in that I'd like to give a Dabomb to but I'm under NDA so I won't right now.

AirSplash 9 years ago
Got a Da-Bomb for Defiance! Played the beta test and absolutely loved the game. Can't wait till it comes out April 2nd. The entire game is good in my book, go and check it out!

kersploosh 9 years ago
Being innovative for the sake of being innovative is an awful idea that leads to bad game design decisions.

Callandra 9 years ago
Wow, gave it a few tries but I am out now. They all have no clue about their own topics of discussion. Particularly Hannah...time to find a new site.

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asdaS 9 years ago
as for firefall the thumpers, u get resources for helping but very little and complete trash
(Sifted Earth good for nothing) if the thumper they are using isnt high level thumper

so wen there is a mark on the map for a resource you will need for crafting and some jackass gets there before you good luck coz these hoggers never inviteand u get trash for helping.

please play the game youself and make progress (craft all the version 1 gear) before u go gaga over hearsay nonsense

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montiblanc 9 years ago
one word


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Mad Scientist Hooin Kyoma 9 years ago
Im proud of you :)

Mathiasortega 9 years ago

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