F2P Cast: Wargaming Taking Over the World? (Ep 61)

What game would you like to see made "Old School"? On this week's show, our panel discusses turning back the clock on Runescape, Wargaming.net's slow take over of the gaming globe, and what Twitch.Tv integration offers free to play gaming.

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xiondgm 8 years ago
I will choose to play Age of Wushu, which is what I really want.

Zeddakis 8 years ago
Since it isn't just Magicman leaving I have to ask are all the current co-hosts also leaving for time issues or does the new host want to replace them with his own co-hosts? Seems weird for everyone to all leave at once.

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setsua 8 years ago
NoOOOOOOOO!!!!! I never got to be on the show grrrr.

Please don`t let it be Spunkify!!!! I could not stand him on MMOHUT and sure as heck can`t stand him still. If it is the show will die slowly and more and more people will just stop. He is not fun to listen to and is rather dull and boring.

I hope they get Jess to be the host or at least on the show a lot more. But come on not Spunkify.

This is coming from a very long time viewer.

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Meatbagwammo 8 years ago
Well, I wish you all a great time. Hopefully you guys will be able to come back on soon. I'm going to have to go with Selfius and give a Da-Bomb to the community. This website, it's people, and it's hosts are a bastion of awesomeness in an interwebz full of trolls and angry people. I hope everything works out!

Thanks again,
Meatbagwammo

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WiseGuy880 8 years ago
wow no more magic man? damn another cast gone :( horrible news lol

Zafir 8 years ago
The game I would go back to and play is Star Wars Galaxies, before the NGE and CU (Combat Upgrade) Patches. It became a carbon copy of wow with a star wars IP. Before that, thriving player-driven economies, supply and demand crafting, player-created events, player-created cities with the best player housing and decorating model to date (even now I can't think of a game with such features).

It's really a shame the game suffered such punches in the face (shout out for SWGEmu, but it's still in an early stage).

Really sad to see the F2P Cast leaving, great work keeping up such a community, and the Best of luck to you guys (and gals).

Reaperxvii 8 years ago
Do one on war thunder world of tanks has changed so much with these god tds using their prem shells. When did you do this video because it looks old lol

Qroxta 8 years ago
Q.of the week:
I want Runes of Magic back to Chapter 1 !!!
No triple-class b*s*, no +16 madness, no cheap way to aquire the legendary lvl 50 elite skills, no perma-farming pets destroying the purpose of gathering, and every single instance mattered! The self-regulating economy which allowed to get Diamonds (cash-shop currency) in the auction house was great and made the game non-pay2win.
Over time they introduced so many things to skip huge parts of the game so if I'd make a new character now I could get so much further than my first few chars with the same amount of time investment.

Zakena 8 years ago
Ether saga Online Before Odyssey patch ruined it!!

the new Pokari( main city) is freaking huge previous pokari was more fun .

removed instance importance and made everything pay to win !

ali 8 years ago
i have a question about wildstar,is it going to be a free2play game or what?

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Atomsk 8 years ago
The game i would Love to see put back is.... the famous.....one and only....
Star Wars Galaxies, but before the Combat Patch that SOE put to try to make it more generic and like WoW, EQ so to say.
I loved all the X-packs it had, just the combat patch and the whole dumbing down of the game was terrible. I want it pushed back when being a Jedi was a feat, and something that took skill and effort to accomplish. Not just a simple selection at the character creation screen. No levels, no class's, Great housing, Factions were perfect, and ships.

Aladeen 8 years ago
Waren story is terrible thats why aeriagames didnt want to publish it.

BullsI 8 years ago
I've only been following this show since episode 30ish, but I must say I've enjoyed your commentaries. The bacon episode and the drinking game episode had me almost crying from laughter. I hope ya'll get a chance to at least be guests on occasion.

And for my first bomb ever. I was playing TERA today and they brought the servers down for maintenance. I was curious if it was just the one I was on or all of them. Well, I go to the server status page and see they are indeed all down, but then I read the intro at the beginning of the page. Turns out, their server status page also doubles as an asteroids type game. This idea is genius. Solid Da-Bomb to En Masse for letting me blow up their page.

LordHikaru 8 years ago
If I had a time machine(because even if they went back I still wouldn't play it cuz my characters are gone lol) I would go back to playing retail Rising Force Online before they went Free to play where the cash shop ruined the game and raised the level cap past 50 and put in that ridiculous waste of time level 50 quest you had to do in order to level past 50.

>_> Right now an A-Bomb goes to Steam for having server issues for their Store page on the Steam client... lol. China must be hacking everyone again.

ZhaoYun 8 years ago
The game i would like to see roll back is pwe raiderz they really messed up and made that game p2w and took em like what 1 year to fix the bugs(i dont even know if they fixed them yet at all)so ya i would like to see it even before alpha and see it have a ‘better start” than it did but oh well its pwe so i doubt a 2nd chance would do anything

as for you leaving well at first(as u probably aware) i was like “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT DO THAT” but then i though about it and well i have to say and agree that yea real life is bad sometimes and i wish you luck on whatever it is you gonna do and i hope we will see you Selfius,Brim and whoever else is leaving from the mmobomb staff soon and all 3 of u are defenetly accepted back from me wherever u decide u will and can come back

DA BOMB to firefall after this friday’s stream i was impressed that the stream actually made me redownload and reinstall firefall and i will be probably playin it every now and then when i got time

A BOMB for real life that s...cks and has to take such awesome people as u 3 guys

p.s i just realized that now that Brim and Selfius will go i will wait even longer for that “fishing contest” between them that MM promised us :(

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ZhaoYun 8 years ago
The game i would like to see roll back is pwe raiderz they really f*** up and made that game p2w and took em like what 1 year to fix the bugs(i dont even know if they fixed them yet at all)so ya i would like to see it even before alpha and see it have a 'better start" than it did but oh well its pwe so i doubt a 2nd chance would do anything

as for you leaving well at first(as u probably aware) i was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT DO THAT" but then i though about it and well i have to say and agree that yea real life does suck sometimes and i wish you luck on whatever it is you gonna do and i hope we will see you Selfius,Brim and whoever else is leaving from the mmobomb staff soon and all 3 of u are defenetly accepted back from me wherever u decide u will and can come back

DA BOMB to firefall after this friday's stream i was impressed that the stream actually made me redownload and reinstall firefall and i will be probably playin it every now and then when i got time

A BOMB for real life that sucks and has to take such awesome people as u 3 guys

p.s i just realized that now that Brim and Selfius will go i will wait even longer for that "fishing contest" between them that MM promised us :( that sucks

neokiva 8 years ago
arrghhh i cringed when selfious said the movie that must not be named. also sorry magicman i got into ffix with the abyssea collectors edition >.<.

Da bomb to war games buying day 1, FEAR MMO maybe.

Kntmare 8 years ago
would pay in a heart beat, the trade and merchandising was the appeal, plus risk of death and loosing items, plus only real role playing, had to work at it....vote kinda riged though, only members voting, when its the ones that left that would vote more for it.... so thous. voting for it despite that is amaz. Im Ready to Go Houston

WarammerzRule 8 years ago
hi guys my A bomb goes to ncsoft for the crappy support i got my email deleted and my account with all classes 60 high pvp ranking 1 char was ranked 3 for four months so i see people play my account and i got banned when i said some bad stuff in chat to the basterd who hacked me so both my friends account and mine are unplayable but i started playing with my friend who quit's account so i started from 6 chars 40 50 twinks got 3 to 60 other 3 twinks i got back to the game and i saw the one who hacked me pvp and i beat him cuz he is truely a noob with best gear in the game.
DA bomb to aion as a game for being so great at pvp and end game stuff

guys im so sad about the switch of people we will miss u looking forward for youre return and welcome to the new hostes i dont regard u less then the old team i just connected to them after more then a year so welcome new hostes

Curst 8 years ago
Can't imagine this show without Magicman. Sure, Free 2 Play Cast isn't going anywhere but viewers/listeners might.

"Hello, internet. And wellcome once again to Free 2 Play Cast. ... This is episode 63. I am your host Spunkify." *shudders* I think I forgot my weekly bomb now. *shudders*

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SlightlyMad 8 years ago
A-bomb for changing the hosts. D-bomb for the new hosts coming.

JcLegend 8 years ago
D-Bomb for the cast because they are the best people on the web love u all (no homo) :)

Meowsticks 8 years ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I let all the other sites cause of u magicman gonna miss u I cant remember your twitter etc if anyone can type it in a comment would be awesome

D-bomb to PATH OF EXILE the worlds most complicated skill tree I have ever seen in my life the new D3 game that so much D3 fans left just to play path of exile. and I love how the creators I know their name and everything they watch path of exile streams and when they see streamers have problems they fix it immediately like the second it happens to them and how they know what the gamers like what the gamers love cause they themselves are gamers to d2 which was best game ever. and looking forward to the 100 new skill gems the 10 acts and updates that this game is planning and sharing to everyone about
YOUR AWSOME MAGIC MAN

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Elveone 8 years ago
Ah, I'm sad to see you guys go on hiatus. You've created something great basically on a whim. Wish you best luck and thank you for being there every week for more than a year!

I really like that Wargaming is acquiring popular game companies left and right. It is really refreshing to see what is basically an indie company buy out former big names that have fallen out of glory. It really means that in the gaming industry talent still matters.

D-Bomb to Prime World for being the best damn MOBA out there(not best competitively or largest - just most fun). There is too much different going on for this game to contain in a simple comment.

A-Bomb for the same game for not having an English language version. They have 2 versions already active and have had their international website up for about a year. It is about time they launched the game to broader audiences.

Rinor 8 years ago
Abomb to magicmans RL (real life) for making him take a hiatus! I watched it from the release of episode one :( but thanks for the great times hope 2 see u guys back soon :D

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GrueOfDoom 8 years ago
The only problem with the Runescape thing is that only the people who are already paying a sub can vote.

Meloncider 8 years ago
Does anyone else feel like ps4 came too soon? Im not really console girl. Im more pc and im big on hand held portable gaming. The ps3 still feels new to me. Comparing ps3 to ps2 ps3 life span seemed so short. Am i mistaken? I said the same thing to my friend and she said she thought the same thing.

DragoonisMystic 8 years ago
Soooooooo!!! Sorry to hear some of the F2P cast is being so tied up with IRL ,but do understand to as well U'll will be missed deeping for the way u have brought life to MMOBOMB ,as in the enjoying of what u stand for as a gamer . For all the reports on what u in your own minds thought was good and bad in games as well as the companies that make then .The input of all u have given in all shows of MMOBOMB has be one grand ride and I for as many others will be waiting for the day that all return and bring back with the way they made MMOBOMB in their own way. And for that I offer u all a grand DA-Bomb . Just hope the new cast will be as grand as u'll have ,but I know none can replace u'll ,so they will just have to prove theirselves in there own ways . Good luck and hope to see u 'll again soon !!!;-)

Gamer X 8 years ago
wait Magic man is leaving ?!@#

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SADface 8 years ago
I will not be watching this show anymore after Magicman is gone.

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RenTheRose 8 years ago
i wish the best to magic man i am a little scared for the change and how mutch it might affect the sight. dont get me wrong i love spunkify its how i found you guys i am a long time mmobomb fan and i cant think of any other sight to learn about games from the give aways and fourms welcome new people with hugs and fire works. i wish the old mmobomb cast best of luck and help to see you guys on the severs.

dubomb for magicman,

junglewind 8 years ago
Da bomb to the mmobomb F2P cast for keeping me enertained for a year and 2 months I will miss u u guys so much! until then hope to see u guys soon

Blatarion 8 years ago
Da-Bomb to Tera for changing their launcher to a much slimmer launcher

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Adrian87 8 years ago
F2P Cast is my favorite youtube show. It really saddens me to hear the hosts leaving. I do of course understand that the issue here is the time, but still... Jess from F2P Weekly is leaving, the hosts of F2P Cast leaving... To much change to digest at once. I hope this ends well, and i hope to see you all back again when time won't be a problem anymore.
Initially i was gonna give my first Da-Bomb to the BaneBusters community and the awesome job they did on MMOBomb's Firefall livestream, but f**k that, this is more important:

In over 1 year of listening to you i'm gonna give my first Da-Bomb to Magicman and the F2P Cast for all the news you have brought us, for the honest opinions you have shared with us and for doing it in an entertaining manner. I hope we can eventually see you all back to the F2P Cast. Wish you all the best.

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emokittenz 8 years ago
played RS back when it first released good times :P it has changed so much sense then

for me RS started to go downhill as soon as GE released, new combat hotbar type of thing they have going on its nice sure but to me it seems like there trying to modernize it and make it just like every other mmo why? they could have did this years ago. this L8 in its life cycle i think it was to L8 for them to do such a drastic change to the game.
i am totally all for bringing back an older RS
another game that needs a rollback combat arms needs to role all the way back and in to another company's hands cuz nexon broke it.

jdrew 8 years ago
dabomb to magicman for being the best host!

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AmericanAce 8 years ago
weekly Da-bomb to the MMOBomb crew for bringing us all these news and updates to all the games in the free to play world akso like to give a Da-bomb to the game mechwarrior online for keeping the players updated regularly on upcoming content my Abomb however goes to War thunder developers GAIJIN for not informing its non Russian clientele about maintenance and patches players have to go and Google translate the Russian forums to find information that is just as skimpy as its English speaking users forums don't get me wrong i love the game just want more info before servers shut down without warning for maintenance

RottenTaco 8 years ago
I loved RuneScape back in the day. I don't know if I would go back its been so long. I enjoyed it so much. I probably try it for a month and see if I could get back into it. I am not entirely sure though. Great show guys.

zamphire 8 years ago
maple story back to vanilla not 21312312314234523 classes

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Blackaria 8 years ago
I would go back to wow also but I liked the burning crusade too. Maybe if they upped the vanilla raids to the same level as the burning crusade, that would be something i would play all the time.

My da bomb goes to you guys love the show been watch for a long time just don't post much. Sad to hear you guys are going a way for a while but I know I would welcome you guys back.

I have a derp for you too. I had just got back from the bar and I jumped on swtor a while ago and started a ops with my guild and I told them I had been drinking and was going to keep drinking they wanted me to go still. Well in the end of the ops I was trying to heal people on my Sent and was telling a friends why cant I heal you trying to hit them with my sabers. Didn't know till the next day when I jumped on vent and they had to tell me what happened.

AirSplash 8 years ago
I Gotta' give a Da-Bomb to the free to play cast for bringing me weekly news and laughs along with all my gaming topics. It's been a good time. Hope to hear more of the usual voices on the future episodes; but I have to give an A-Bomb to the free to play cast also, for making me miss the usual people I've come to know over the past year; hears to the new hosts! Hope they are as entertaining as the old ones.

Spammie 8 years ago
Drift City 2008 was best so far, my first online game I played.

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Lagwin1980 8 years ago
Could it possibly be the second mounted in a row


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