F2P Cast: When Good Spiders Go Bad (Ep.11)

Join the Free to Play cast hosts and they discuss what they like and hate about the "Free to Play" world, chat it up with some user questions, and ponder if Grimlands will satisfy anyone waiting on a "Fallout 3" MMO. Oh...and don't forget the live spider attack! The show is SO packed we forgot to ask the weekly viewer question so here it is: What Free to Play MMO would you still play if it when subscription based tomorrow and why? If none, why?

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Fluffy Sheep 9 years ago
Love these f2p casts you guys do here at mmobomb. Just wanted to make a comment on BlackLight Retribution's cash purchase system. Players can buy higher level guns (than their current level) in game for real money (ZEN) to get an advantage over non paying players at the same level, but I believe all the guns are unlockable for non-paying members through level progression. So even though paying players may get a slight advantage with better guns at early levels, the playing field quickly evens out once players reach like lvl 25. I think this ZEN currency system currently implemented in Blacklight retribution by PWE is very reasonable because non-paying players are still able to compete with paying players.

MythRoastbeef 9 years ago
i really enjoyed the cast, was funny an informational at the same time.
i really related to the fact that like you, i suck at pvp and try to avoid it in mmo games.
looking forward for: raiderz, tera, blade&soul, and of course GW2, wiether is overrated or not.
last year [2011] was a bit weak in mmo terms, no really expected games, the only two standed out were vindictus and dragon nest for their "unique" hack and slash factor. this market needs more h&s/ people are getting bored by seeing many games with the same c&w preset.
at somepoint i would prefer to play single player game [like kingdom of amalur] than mmo where i solo play with weak gaming. mmobomb, you're doing a good job, keep em coming ^_^

Thunder45645 9 years ago
none... i dont want to spend money to people that just want money out of 600000 players...

Dakio 9 years ago
Hi guys! Ignacio here from Argentina!
It will be great if u can find a Non-USA free to play gamer to cast in the show. Btw, great job, keep lik that.

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Subaruchan 9 years ago
I hate to admit but i too love League of Legends, but i hate the community there and the "zero" effort that Riot puts into improving the community and the quality of the games so there is my Abomb. RIOTS way of dealing with players that ruin games is unacceptable; they do not care about the gamers, all they care about is to make money.

For the question well... What i love about f2p is how fast is growing and also the quality of f2p games graphically improving(i love pretty graphics). What i dislike about f2p is 3 things,. 1- Pay to win. 2- Red5 studios y u no give me beta key XD. 3- Korea and its KSSN requirement to play there awesome mmos(and my inability to read or speak Korean)

And finally my question is. If you worked at riot, would you ban this person? http://s17.postimage.org/y9i1q4qyl/125leaveswhat.jpg (the picture is old but still no ban until this day)

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JASHWANTH 9 years ago
sorry spell my name as jashwanth .m.s

jashwanthms 9 years ago
if riot game come i want ask them do the they take inturn and riot games has only 94 champians riot games make awsome skin and there cash shop is the best . and i am from india . did anyone notic grimlands was like some person who told about game they want make .

Dizzyjay 9 years ago
Its nice to have a fellow f2p play person who started relatively close with me, I started in 2005, and was playing maplestory back then, and it was amazing because at that time, I was playing on a P4 computer, so I couldn't hit any 3D graphics or I am doomed.

I agree with you that instanced based should not be called massive, and I think continent of the ninth seal was quite specific about their game being morpg not mmorpg, due to this reason I think.

However for me a character's look to me is very VERY important, when I create a character, I want it to be different than everyone else's, I want it to be unique. Also if every character is different, it would make the game world a interesting place to be in.

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Inflictious 9 years ago
Howdy Magicman !

Well, With your question this week. I will combine the favorite and what i like or don't like about f2p game's.

It's not so much of the game that makes me not want to play it but the lack of enviorment.

For myself i have been playing F2P since around 2003 * Favorite * game at the time and i still hold alot of games up to it is " Silkroad ". You got to remember this was in an era where F2P was just starting to hit the internet.Game's like Maple Story,Rappelz and Ferentus were the main stream attractions in the F2P market. At that time i even thought Silkroad had better graphic's than the almighty WoW and the starting area's were huge compared to Elwyn Forest.

Around 2007 the mini map games started to enter the scene such as " Decide online" this put a fear and a worry into me back than that just plain became utter reality. The days of the vast worlds were dieing. And mass amounts of games have come and claim themselfs to be Massive world mmorpg's. ( Lie's ) How can a game even say that when they have 30 mini map instances. Finish one zone instance to the next.


They claim themselves to be open world ..Yet ... the whole map is just a path a - b struction..no free roaming.

I could not careless if every character of a class looks the same unless you buy clothes ( avatars)

I like yourself bought Conan the day it was released .. as soon as my topless chick made it to the first town and it was " Instanced " to get in ....wow that really turned me off and never played it again.( yeah 80$ i spent for game and time i spent playing it 1 hour)

This is what i hate most about F2P game's as of now a day's.

I have an A-bomb unfortionately. I am really not lieing getting beta invite's to a game and only having the PVP area playable. I really ain't into Battle Grounds in any F2P game's yet this is now becoming the only feature open to beta testers.( I am seeing this more and more)

Well, Great show and talk to you again soon.

Inflictious - F2P gamer since 2003

no 9 years ago
good podcast as usual but should of called this one, laugh at the bad jokes because she's a woman.

TheGamer 9 years ago
Iam going to give DaBomb to Counter-Strike 2D, its fun, small, totally free, good map editor and a good community, and also a ton of mods.IF i can, i want to give another DaBomb to Call of Duty 4, even after all these years, i keep playing it with my friends, its fun and fastpaced, and no other FPS game can do what COD4 did, the Hardcore mode, if you dont know what iam talking, there is no HUD, no crosshairs, 3 shoots to kill anything and 3 shoots to be killed, all this with that fast-paced combat.Please, dont come with things like "ROFLMAO COD SUKS BF ROCKS!!!", because i dont like to hide into a brush with a sniper, and i played BF:BC2 for some time, and i got tired of being killed by snipers and tanks...Lets see if Warface do something like Hardcore, then i gonna play it soo hard...

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Spammie 9 years ago
Greetings from Romania,
I want to give a bomb to EA nfs world, for not being able to keep up with hackers even though they try hard to ban them, channel 1 chat is compromised. In my opinione at how much money they make from this game they should just hire more people for security branch, all they do is poping overpriced and op cash cars that pretty much give you the win. So much of a free 2 play game ....

Kashim 9 years ago
i was in closed beta, they fixed ALOT of problems. awesome work. btw dont hate me but OLD REPUBLIC is overrated.

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Ebouth 9 years ago
Hello again and hey a new girl in the free to play cast.
I agree totally with you magicman for hating the buy to win aspect, normally if I notis that kind of thinks I think like RAGE QUIT.

Then for the question for this week................... I think I first would go and think a lot of maybe still playing it if I was really in to that game , but at the end....., I just stop and go flaming on the company that did it. I so hope that it would never happen. Big A-BOMB for even thinking about it.

Anyway great show and hope to see you next week.

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Durian 9 years ago
I think a reason for companies holding information like that is they could be in a state of panic for a small amount of time, especially Gamigo, something like that has never happened to them before, they probably did not know what to do, correct me if I'm wrong but that is how I am viewing it right now. They did not want to loose the players they have in their games, and did not want to make those players panic, I really don't a real reason for companies doing that, but in my opinion, it is the state of panic for having something like that happen so quickly.

Dizzyjay 9 years ago
Hey guys from Canada, this free to play cast is awesome, just loving it keep up to good work.

At the moment, for me its kinda obvious what I am playing, Aion of course. So far so good, I like the game. one thing though, I just wish we can adjust the contrast, and saturation ratio, instead of just brightness, just like C9. Also I am playing League of legends from time to time, oh magicman in league of legends there is a mode where you face against AI opponents, with other players on your team. You can also create a custom game with bots as all player too if you want, its a great way to practice. I like to also mention that over the last few months they were working on AI opponents and so far the AI are pretty good they do work together and stuff, check it out.

In the free to play world, the part I love is constantly updated, unrestricted content. I hate restrictions especially on content, and general stuff like chat, mail and market.

For the weekly question: For me none, because if they announced its free to play and released it on free to play, it is free to play. If you go and change it to pay to play, its just not fair to everyone.

Once again great show enjoyed it a lot, I hope your all having a great day.
Good luck~~~

Rinor 9 years ago
okay so well for f2p gamesss i play alottttttt ... i play both HoN and LoL (i like them both yes... let the flaming begin). And atm apart from the limitations in AION its a pritty good game i like it alot its a nice change then the usual. (Sorry about ur little dilemma with the US version) .... im sorry but i am almost in tears from the Hunter comment Jasmine from cant stop laughing.
And for the question of the day im gunna say i probably would leave the game... i have a feeling like if u get used to playing the game F2P it will kinda ruin it going P2P ... if i was forced! i would probably Pay for either HoN/LoL/Tribes these games truly deserve to get some cash for their work they put a lot of work into their games and they just deserve it.

P.S Dabomb for Tribes Ascend

Durian 9 years ago
Pay 2 win is what keeps me away from most mainstream mmos, and i am sure the same goes for many of you guys here, one thing i like what Webzen did to promote themselves is make everyone winners for a limited time by giving you a high level character with full equipment and free cash items. I believe that if mmo companies want to boost their revenue and consumers, they should do what Webzen did.

As of right now, I have been playing LOTRO for almost 2 years now, I'm just getting into Archlord with the whole free high level character giveaway Webzen is doing. MINECRAFT is a big game for me, Star Trek Online is also the one I am playing too, I get on and off from APB: Reloaded from time to time, my main in LoL is Warwick coz im good at jungling. And those are all the MMOs (Minus the Minecraft I play)I play.

Fan 9 years ago
This F2P Cast is totaly the best! I love the new gamers.its an improvement. :)
ps:Im from Latvia

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