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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Just Lost A Fan 9 years ago
WTF was that?! Boring as hell, and then you BASH ON AGE of WUSHU with FALSE information... Comeon guys.. Im gone..

MysticLegacy 9 years ago
Frankly, this episode was probably one of the dullest ones...yes, I know you're not Magicman and his team, but you guys need to step it up. The content of the news felt lacking especially.

Maybe I'm biased towards Magicman's group, but his delivery on the F2P cast was far more engaging. I'm hoping when Magicman gets back, perhaps both Spunkify and Magicman can be hosts at the same time, with the contributing hosts switching in between Magicman's team and Spunkify's team (adds more host diversity). Spunkify, you're great at doing the First Looks, but I wonder whether you're really suited towards doing hour podcasts on news and community feedback.

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GamingMaster 9 years ago
Neverwinter! :D

Hope to see you all on launch

Tio_Z 9 years ago
Ugh...where to start. Guess this is the last F2P Cast I'll be watching. First of all, I know people differ in opinion and are entitled their own, but I always enjoyed the show as it at least tried to give a good look at a game before just dissing it and tossing it out (Heck, even Warren Story got it's fair shot!). Those times seem to be over. Ok, we get it, you guys didn't like Scarlet Blade, move along. Is it really that necessary to bash it every time? Even more, bashing Aeria (Not my favorite company, but hey, at least they tried something different) for their interview answers. You claim they didn't answer your question...but you explain to OniSnake exactly what they answered...and that it actually did answer what was asked, just not in the exact words you were expecting to just jump out and say: "OW YOU DID FO DA BEWBS!". Seriously, that was a big let down.
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.

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jashwanthms 9 years ago
hi new mmobomb cast i kind like you beat age of wushu like it was trash it is not it has bug it other stuff yes but there other asspect of game u have no idea of accoding to them only realsed 50% content and i cant get through them even play 6 to 8 hours day there so much fun stressful asspect lie school where chance lose your school legendary weapon and in school each on its own so the war take place 4 maps and amount people that play the game i dont think it is failing the server are always full they though 2 was good but it got full they made 2 more still all server full and only thing like is random enconter it like win favor npc ( it very hard i cant tell how ) by give him item he has triggering 1% out of 100% u need get gossip about u need good or eveil bcos his friend if trigger the item migth priceless or cant not be got in game any other way than get him like there few enconter there do quest which can be got only ones per charecter . so pls go indepth to the game before beat it it has flying skill most set cant be targeted u have play action oriented and few slow bcos they do more damage few are fast bcos they do low damage and rage and array systerm all good one pls read before u ever make comment like that

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BullsI 9 years ago
If I had to point my finger at a genre of games that needs some F2P loving, it would be open world action games. Yes, we have TERA and RaiderZ in the Fantasy RPG world, but both of these focus on PVE. Only one exists in the action flight subgenre (Ace Online/AirRivals) and its dev's constantly try to kill it. All other action type games I can think of are instance based (like Vindictus/C9) or battle arena (like WOT). So many options exist, yet rarely do we see a developer take the risk.

Curst 9 years ago
Sigh. I wanted to give the new guys a fair chance before judging their work. But I just can't stand it anymore. No one can replace Magicman. Nothing is the same without him. Farewell MMOBomb. There's no reason for me to stay anymore.

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ChrisHateZ 9 years ago
I don't see why everyone always mentions Final Fantasy Tactics when talking about that genre when Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis was SO MUCH BETTER. I mean seriously TO:KoL is the best game of that genre ever made, it needs more love.

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removalmitt 9 years ago
question to the cast ;

When will Defiance go ftp? decent short range estimates pls (from launch) e.g 4-6mths

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AirSplash 9 years ago
I feel the genre of games that need more love free to play or not is RTS's. As of late we just haven't had many Real Time Strategy games. Most RTS games have a relatively good following yet the number of tyem is constantly decreasing. I'm a huge fan of RTS games and wish yhat more wou l d be created. My all time favorite is Halo Wars, but there has never been a sequel yet. Im looking forward to the new C&C game.

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ZlenderZ 9 years ago
Can some one please tell me the song name in the beginning!?

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Braxtor 9 years ago
Good work!

rocknrollgaming 9 years ago
*First One to be Mounted*

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.

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ishy 9 years ago

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