F2P Cast: Kickstarters and Blocky Trailers! (Ep. 67)
On this week's episode we talk about the newly announced blocky shooter Minimum which has players exploding other players into tiny blocky bits of power all while giant Titans clash around the level. We also talk about Grimlands last hope for survival via Kickstarter and the announcement of Neverwinter's Open beta date and Age of Wushu's official release. We cap it all off with some bombs including a rant about how not to answer interview questions along with the usual plethora of interesting answers regarding our question of the week on this episode of Free-to-Play Cast!
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Hope to see you all on launch
You then proceed to bash Age of Wushu, saying it's just another tab targetting MMO. Guess what, when you make a game you have to target the bigger audience. As much as I enjoy my action MMOs, tab targetting ones are still the prefered style and they make a lot of money. But you want companies to try different stuff (which I guess is just a random spurt, since when they do, you bash if you don't like what they did. You just want something you have on your mind, not something new that could be fun to another audience). Age of Wushu has some very interesting sub-systems. It is more of a sandbox focused game. Yes, you have fetch quests...but guess what, you have no need to do them! Go craft, go PvP, go PvE, ignore those quest markers and you'll still have more than enough experience to up your character and skills!
If you want to bash something out of it, bash it's awfully bad premium system. One may argue it is a "pay to have fun" model as previously mentioned by the MMOBomb cast crew, but it is really hard to draw that line. Yes, you can reach the same floor as a premium character...but the amount of time spent to get there is absurdly high. A premium character can grow in a week what would take you at least a month. And that difference grows exponentialy as more content (further meridian expansions and new inner skills) is pushed out.
Apologies if the rant was a bit long or differ from your point of view...but it was my rant, my point of view. Best of luck to the new cast, maybe someday I'll come back to watch it. Just..right now, fun factor and news factor of it is pretty much gone for me.
When will Defiance go ftp? decent short range estimates pls (from launch) e.g 4-6mths
Great show, keep up the nice work. I'm looking forward to playing MINIMUM; block combat, what's next Human Mounted Combat. I would like to give a Da-Bomb, to mabinogi, for not having class restrictions, meaning I can be whatever mix of class I want to be. For example, if someone wants to be a healing, warrior, mage and a cook. In mabinogi you can, and having events going on like almost all the time, keeps me coming back each time and of course playing with friends. I would also, like to give a Da-Bomb to MMOBOMB, why, because of all the hard work, that goes into everything they do.