F2P Cast: The Saga of Brimtin (Ep.29)

It was a rough week for one of the Free to Play Cast Hosts this past week and it may not get any better with opinions flying on all sorts of topics. Hide your microphone wires, Brim is here again before his vacation and the "Derp of the Week" that Brim brings with him begins! China gets an exclusive Free to Play, and big time IP might have issues brought to you by Bigpoint, and your feedback on MANY things gets tossed around and discussed. Come and join the adventure as "Winter is Coming" so Brim decides to fly south on this all new episode of the Free to Play Cast.

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Discussion (39)

IHukka 11 years ago
what game is this?

Ebouht 11 years ago
Great show as always guys, sry but I don't really feel like talking right now my new headset is giving me a headake and it is raining like hell outside. So just the questoin about the free game in 1 country only and buy in other places, my first thought was (no offense): are they broke or something?....
See ya all ltr

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kahir 11 years ago
ty for great show :) just fun to hear some1elses thoughts on stuff i care :) let me put some bombs here pls, hope they will be seen.

good Bomb: atlantica online. dunno why you haven't talked about this one at all. HUGE world / turn based battle like old final fantasy games / player has one main character and bazilion of options to form his squad of 9 members + equip them / great and mature community / player driven economy and craft system that allows any1 to craft anything and ruin the economy. + great events and community.

bad Bomb: atlantica online. english servers are only in NA with their timezones, event shedules and etc. europe has 2 servers from nexon eu but they are in french/german.so i, being an EU citizen, am have to to play in NA servers, only because i don't know german/french that good(and yes, game clients, websites, menus ingame are in those languages). hey, and you are worrying about call of china :)

Kyt Dotson 11 years ago
That's so true! -- SWTOR was most fun the week it was released and my fun continually bled out until I was without fun and I quit within a mere month.

Kyoti 11 years ago
Awesome show Free to play cast and the love show. magicman is funny and just awesome.

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Stemar 11 years ago
Hey all. I really wanted to know what game they play first. It looks really good. Thx in advance.

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Ceramor 11 years ago
im gonna give a Da Bomb to PWE's twitter for RaiderZ coz they really make fans of their game feel welcome with their responses to tweets send to them. also loving the show guys :D

See ya on the servers and on the Steam chat :D


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Nicholas 11 years ago
I am going to get so much hate but what is Game of Thrones?

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Snaketeam 11 years ago
Hey i am going to give my da bomb to the free to play cast also beacuse you are like a tv show you cant miss out on beacuse you are funny and you give good comments actyaly i thing that magicman and me has a lot off same coments pon some games i have seen all off you shows and i love them.

And i would love if you made a MMOBOMB TeamSpeak3 server so all can join and play together and speak to each other i thing it would be fun and be a big thing.

Ellancher 11 years ago
Da-Bomb for the idea of a vedio series on how to make vedios, yes. Know you'll have atleast one person watching that.

Another Da-Bomb to Realm of the Mad God. Retro 8-bit graphics, permenant death, and nothing but cosmetics and pets to buy. It's all about skill to unlock the next class. I'm honestly suprised there is nothing about this on MMOBomb.

As for the question regarding COD being free-to-play, I'm going to agree with whoever made up the idea of it being a test. I don't remember which one of you it was. Though other than that I don't have much of an opinion. I stay out of the FPS genere for the most part.

So, yea, nothng more to say regarding the episode. Though I have a question for Magicman regardion Aion. What server(s) do you play an Asmodian on? You've probably been asked this before, but for the life of me I cannot find anywhere that it says what server you play on.

Loxa 11 years ago
I agree on Game of Thrones !

Foldish 11 years ago
Oh man, I just sent Magicman a pretty long email, didn't realize I could actually post it here. However it did have some other points that might not be relevant here. And I forgot the weekly question :(

I guess if the game game had different publishers in different areas it might be understandable that such bullshit happens, for example Aion US vs EU models. But if it's one publisher for all then either they had to publish it only in 1 specific place (for testing purposes, as Brim said) or have the same model everywhere. Also if they will later change if to f2p in other regions, I bet the payers who actually bought the game will receive some kind of crappy bundles of stuff, or something to represent themselves among those who start playing after it goes f2p, not the actual game price in in-game currency.

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jdrew2000 11 years ago
another good video magicman . i think that games shouldnt be limeted to just one countrey .
besides with it being in china you know the games gonna be FULL of hackers . well let them have
their call of duty we have better games made in the states . did you know there are other games
besides anime mmorpgs ?

Halogotstold 11 years ago
Dabomb to planetside 2. the second title on a unique approach to mmofps. it looks amazing,no pay to win, free to play, persistant open world base capturing, community that has form rivalries 10 years in the making. its amazing all around

Curst 11 years ago
You know, alot free to play games come out only in China. I've seen this happen quite a few times: some big company (like ID Software for instance) converts one of their buy to play (or pay to play) games into а free to play rip-off (for the lack of better term) and releases it in China only. How succesfull these games are/were? Only God knows... well, God and the Chinese. What I do know is that for some reason these games rarely make it back to the western market. And if they do, they usually fail. Like Company of Heroes Online did.

Rinor 11 years ago
Okay im gunna ignore the fact that it is call of duty and im gunna go just look at the idea of it being only free 2 play in china and i think that this is a good idea i accept maybe the idea that they will fix it up for us europe and usa but then again this might not be the case because they are never going to make the money they make in comparison to the retail buying in usa and europe. also magicman u were saying that they are gunna stick a few 40 mil in creating it ? well from watching the trailer it looks like they are just running COD4 and inserting all the maps and all the guns from each game and calling it a day it really doesnt look new or creative or anything really (dont get me wrong non of the call of duties that have came out have been anything creative but u know wat i mean) so no i dont think its gunna work out well for us :/ sorry if this isnt wat u were looking for :P

also for and Da Bomb giving it to blacklight retri
now i know this got alot of hate in the beiginning and im not even gunna lie i was one of those hatters but when it went onto steam i went on it again and said fine ill give it a try see wat they changed and im gunna tell u now they have made so many changes its an amazing game i cant stop playing it they have added a new premade gun rentals which practically equalize the level diffrerences (so u have the skill ur gunna kill :P)

Also i would like to add that maybe the video of the week isnt getting many videos sent it because well no 1 knows that its for us :P aahhahahah i mean lots of people record their games i dont see why they wouldnt want 1000's of people watching that small clip and maybe coming and watching the whole thing?

sorry for the long one :D

Emil 11 years ago
For the question of the week... I think that China will solve its hunger crysis by zombifying half of its population with the f2p version of this game. I mean really so much rise will be aviable that they might need to export some of it!

Frozzy 11 years ago
This doesn't need to be free to play. The story itself is MASSIVELY popular. The screenshots don't look that good. It's a shame really. It has SO much potential and it looks like it'll be another low end f2p game. Of course it's possible that they put in a lot of work into it and turn around what people think of the company. They're going to ruin it lol. At least the show will still be good.

Echoman 11 years ago
Nice show as always, and i will give 3 Da-Bombs. First for Brim's nerd rage, second for Magicman being able to get gamer-wife, and third for gamer-girls cause we all love them.
P.S. Magicman is it great to have gamer-wife or is it not?

Lightnin 11 years ago
I have an A bomb and D bomb

The A bomb is to all free 2 play games cause they are not managing to take my eyes of guild wars 2

The D bomb is to mmobomb who is actually managing to do that love your shows always intresting and keep up the good work (also i need a new microphone and i heared u know an expert can u suggust a good one)

HellcatM 11 years ago
I have a couple A-bombs. One being with RaiderZ and its a small a-bomb. I got into the beta and now I have to wait until August 8th to play it. :( I've never had to wait weeks to play in a beta after I've gotten a key.

I also have a big A-bomb for Dust 514. I heard about this game a long time ago and at first they were talking about making it for PC, PS3 and maybe Xbox 360. I understand why they didn't make it for the Xbox 360 because it would take multiple disks and upgrading an MMO might be difficult on the Xbox. I don't understand why they didn't make it for the PC though. EVE is on the PC so it would make sense to make it on the PC instead of just the PS3. I think it'll be a fail on the PS3 because more people play Xbox and PC games than have a PS3. One thing I'm hoping is the exclusiveness for the PS3 isn't for the life of the game and maybe after a while they'll make a port to the next Xbox.

I have a big Da-Bomb for Jess Brohard and the new F2P weekly. I don't know how people can not like the new F2P Weekly, Jess is hot, and she loves games! Big thumbs up to Jessica, keep up the good work.

Question of the week:

Taking a popular game that is B2P and making it F2P but only in China sounds like it could be a test. In the US we have so many F2P, FPS lobby games that maybe it wouldn't be fair to dump another one into the mix.

This is hard to do without mentioning CoD so in the second part of my answer I will. CoD is a huge game and always sells millions of copies. Maybe they want to see how well it will be in another country first? Activision/Blizzard didn't say it would never come to the US so this may be a test market to get rid of the bugs and see what they can do about cheating before they mass market it to the US. Maybe since CoD is bigger on the Xbox than on the PC in the US they're waiting for the next Xbox to come out and put it on there? Also there aren't any F2P, cash shop games on the Xbox 360 so maybe they're talking to Microsoft to see if it can be done (or they talked to them and found out it can't until the next Xbox)? Maybe because PC does have a ton of F2P, FPS games and there is no doubt that CoD would do well, but maybe its not much different than other games of its genre (with game modes and game play) so they're going to skip the US all together? There are a lot of maybe's to the question and only Activision/Blizzard really knows the real answer.

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drakths 11 years ago
fk all games in the world i want to play
RAIDERZ What about Raiderz key fk

JoeMoSexual 11 years ago
I'm going to give a Da Domb to the free to play cast for you're amazing videos gives me something to look forward to (how depressing) and especially magicman (as this is based only on personal experience) for actually interacting with your viewers in more than just requests for your shows, the fact you actually talk to your fan base over steam for example and seem to always try to include us whilst still keeping a professional enough feel to your videos , this is something that has been missing from other great youtube commentators.
As for Call Of Duty online. This should be seen only as an assumption but I feel it is a good idea from a business perspective, going with the whole idea of piracy all ready mentioned in the video I can see this being a fairy good idea in that respect, a long with the fact that China like Korea and Japan have a very big following for MMO's, I don't blame them with games like Archeage coming out in korea, it just makes sense to offer that system (in my eyes) to countries like China.

Great show as per usual I thank you for your continued efforts and work towards these great videos, this is certainly one of the best communities.

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ularpanjang 11 years ago
i agree on the brim bollox :D

Inflictious 11 years ago
Da bombed it!

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