Free to Play Cast: Smedley on Hiatus and City of Heroes Ep. 147

First, it was a slower week and then BAM! It got crazy busy. With news of Hearthstone's expansion, LOTRO moving to a weekly story type addition, City of Heroes fans getting a bit of nostalgia and then John Smedley leaves Daybreak Games..whew..we've got a lot to cover so let's get to it! Get all that and more on this week's Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:15 Smedley Leaves Daybreak Games
13:23 Hearthstone Expansion Next Month
22:40 LOTRO Weekly Content
29:20 City of Heroes Paragon Chat
32:52 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
42:11 Questions and Answers of the Week

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Discussion (9)

ElusiveXTreasure 6 years ago
First of all, cheers to Jason for understanding that fun decks > end all, beat all decks. I am the same way, I have an MTG deck I like to call my 'fate' deck, it has counterspells, cards to take extra turns and the like, the only damage it has is through redirects. Does it win much? Nope. Is it complex and fun to play, you better believe it.

Now on to CoH, I am an avid roleplayer myself, yet the chatroom thingy is probably not for me. While I do 'social' roleplay (standing around and talking) from time to time, I tend to do more action roleplay, repurposing dungeons and quest areas for story. The only thing I may download it for is to re-create my characters so I can screenshot them, since my computer died shortly before CoH did and I never got the chance.

As for City of Titans, I am hopeful, and I like what I've seen so far. The fact is, no one is going to be able to recreate CoH exactly. I'm glad they're putting a lot into this game and I think however, whenever it comes out, I will try it. I don't think that will be soon, and while I think it will be somethng worthwhile and fun, it will never be CoH.

Pennlion 6 years ago
I think Smedley is right that these hacker groups should be severely punished. Not only are they costing companies millions of dollars, but they prevent players from enjoying their games and force companies to waste resources that could be used for bug fixes and creating new content. Companies should create a fund that could be used for rewards to bring these jerks to justice. I would be willing to put $20 towards the cause.

LutheBeat 6 years ago
Mounted!!

First the weekly episode of LotRO is really exciting and i am glad the devs Paying much attention on it. We shall respect to pay every month to play all content. So dont cry.

SicRob 6 years ago
how come you guys are not covering magic duels? just curious

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teppic 6 years ago
LOTRO's episodic content: it is varied content that runs every week for a year, and it gives special rewards like pets. It's written by 'Made of Lions', who seems one of the most passionate writers they have there, based on his regular posts in the forums. As for when it starts - it started on the 22nd.

Todoran 6 years ago
to bad lotro is not realy f2p like TERA.. or RIFT.

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