Synopsis

A weekly discussion of MMORPG adventures, news, and opinions by industry vets Bree and Justin.

Episodes

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 12

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 12

    05/05/2015 Duration: 01h07min

    This week on the podcast we welcome Eliot Weinstein, one of the creators of Cards Agaisnt Humanity. Listen as the team takes a week off the news just to sit around playing a card game and eating cheese-dusted snacks. Oh fine, we'll get to the news too, if that's so important to you! Stay tuned at the end as we deliver one of our Kickstarter campaign promises: a song that contains the name of over 200 supporters! Yes, it's as crazy as you might imagine. Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we’ve been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted! Show notes: Introducing our guest co-host Eliot Weinstein Adventures in MMOs: Marvel Heroes, Shroud of the Avatar, Star Wars: The Old Republic News: SWTOR breaks out Update 3.2 News: Daybreak will still support older EverQuest games, gives blessing to emulator News: Guild Wars turns 10 News: Guild Wars 2 reveals Chronomancer News: ArcheAge patches Dread Prophecies News: Is Darkfall Online considering a ret

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 11

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 11

    28/04/2015 Duration: 57min

    After a short one-week haitus, the Massively OP Podcast is back and has brought another guest co-host along for the ride! We spend a lot of time this week looking at older games, including shocking (sort of) revelations about a certain spacey MMO. We're sure you can guess which one. Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we’ve been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted! Show notes: Introducing our guest co-host John Bagnoli Adventures in MMOs: Ultima Online, Guild Wars, WildStar, Elder Scrolls Online, Elite: Dangerous News: Thar be a big Anarchy Online revamp News: Everything you ever wanted to know about SWG News: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' specializations and traits News: Neverwinter stumbles with latest update News: Meridian 59 continues to be updated thanks to the community Mailbag: Make your own MMO Other info: Podcast theme: "Shadowlands Battle Music" from Anarchy Online Your show hosts: Bree, Justin, John Listen to Massively O

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 10

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 10

    14/04/2015 Duration: 01h01min

    Today we welcome on the show our first Kickstarter guest hosts, Ben Ebaugh and Tyler Johnson of Red Mountain Concepts. Together we forge a new future, solve world hunger, and figure out how to end the scourge of lockboxes once and for all! Or we just talk about the weird, sad, and wonderful news of the week. Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we've been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted! Show notes: Introducing our guests, Ben and Tyler Adventures in MMOs: WildStar, The Elder Scrolls Online News: WoW tokens go into effect, drop in price News: DCUO goes to monthly updates, adds munitions powerset News: Neverwinter's Minsc & Boo patch goes live News: Guild Wars 2 creates memorial for a mom News: ESO sells console copies to PC players News: Wurm Online player becomes a god Other info: Podcast theme: "The Vault/Joker's Funhouse" from DCUO Your show hosts: Bree, Justin, Ben, Tyler Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher,

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 9

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 9

    07/04/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    Since April 1st was this past week, there were plenty laughs, groans, and gotcha moments here at Massively Overpowered. The podcast crew talks about their favorite MMO pranks as well as the significant events of the week, including an Xbox One launch, the end of expansions for one long-running game, and the supposed true story behind the New Game Enhancements. Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we've been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted! Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: WildStar, RIFT, Guild Wars 2 News: What was our favorite MMO April Fools? News: Neverwinter launches on Xbox One News: EverQuest II waves goodbye to expansions News: The real story of SWG's NGE News: Trove brings in fish 'n' ships News: STO's delta recruitment program Mailbag: Tips on GW2 leveling Mailbag: Is VR just a fad? Other info: Podcast theme: "Birth of a Player City" from Star Wars Galaxies Your show hosts: Bree, Justin Listen to Massively OP Podcast on i

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

    31/03/2015 Duration: 55min

    What truly matters in the grand scheme of video games? Is it the money that teams raise to make them? Is it unnecessary censorship and forum drama? Is it trendy outfits that allow us to play virtual Barbie doll? Maybe it's all these things and more. That's why we have a top professional podcasting team, to hash these issues out! Join us on the podcast as we talk about what we've been playing in MMOs, the top news stories from the past week, and topics that listeners have submitted! Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: Skyforge, LOTRO, Pillars of Eternity News: Crowfall successfully funds News: The Skyforge P2W forum debacle News: Dungeon Fighter Online returns News: WildStar and RIFT and SWTOR upgrade wardrobe systems News: EverQuest eyes super-long progression server Mailbag: Is the MMORTS viable? Mailbag: How free-to-play cheapens gameplay Other info: Podcast theme: "Main Theme" from Skyforge Your show hosts: Bree, Justin Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Ca

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 7

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 7

    24/03/2015 Duration: 49min

    The Massively OP Podcast crew learned many lessons from the MMO industry this week. We learned that players will get upset if you offer dolphins to some but not to all. We learned that VR is still a thing. We learned that the end of one MMO might mean the beginning of another. And we learned that sharing really is caring! We also have a very special giveaway for podcast listeners, so tune in! Show notes: Newegg giveaway Adventures in MMOs: Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, The Secret World News: EVE Fanfest coverage News: ArcheAge's Dolphingate News: PWE/Cryptic layoffs News: Elder Scrolls Online shifts into buy-to-play News: Final Fantasy XI mobile and maintanence mode News: A very buggy Guild Wars 2 patch (also stress test soon!) Mailbag: Sword Coast Legends as a Neverwinter Nights alternative Other info: Podcast theme: "For Blood, For Glory, For Honor" from Elder Scrolls Online Your show hosts: Bree, Justin Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts Fol

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 6

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 6

    17/03/2015 Duration: 01h01s

    When an MMO delivers an update to nerf difficult content, it will cause a rift deeper than that of the North versus the South. Between veterans proclaiming the doom of carebearism and casuals rejoicing over being included, our podcasting crew wades in to deliver their thoughts before being overwhelmed by the mob. Also in this week's episode, llamas! Er, that should be "betas." A different beast entirely. Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, The Secret World News: The Secret World nerfs mobs with 1.11 News: ArcheAge raises the level cap News: BlizzCon 2015 announced News: Guild Wars 2 dropping WvW from exploration News: Skyforge begins beta News: Crowfall's character progression Mailbag: Narrow or general focus Mailbag: You guys are my best friend Mailbag: WoW tokens Other info: Podcast theme: "Ricky Pagan music" from The Secret World Your show hosts: Bree, Justin Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts Follow Massively Overpowered: Website,

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

    10/03/2015 Duration: 54min

    It's been one doozy of a busy week here at Massively Overpowered, between our Kickstarter campaign conclusion, PAX East, studios closing, games celebrating anniversaries, and a certain alpha revving up. Can we sum it up in a single hour? The podcast fairies will sprinkle their magic dust and make it happen! Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: Marvel Heroes, Guild Wars 2, SWGemu Kickstarter campaign concluded! News: Camelot Unchained starts alpha News: RIFT celebrates anniversary News: Storybricks closes, Daybreak cuts down GM offerings News: Elder Scrolls Online Update 6 News: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward coming June 23rd Mailbag: Will MOP be doing new types of journalism? Mailbag: What's with the isometric MMOs? Other info: Podcast theme: "Silverwood" from RIFT Your show hosts: Bree, Justin Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you're having problems seeing or using the web p

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 4

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 4

    03/03/2015 Duration: 01h01min

    This week on the cast we welcome Eliot, who has returned from a trip to ArenaNet to find out all sorts of secrets and reveals for Guild Wars 2. We have a lot of ground to cover, with thoughts (and tributes) on Leonard Nimoy, crowdfunding updates, and a new expansion to a very old MMO. Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft News: Guild Wars 2 trip report News: Star Trek Online and Leonard Nimoy News: Crowfall blows past crowdfunding total News: Skyforge beta date, founder's packs News: World of Warcraft patch 6.1 News: Ultima Online's... new expansion? Mailbag: The Secret World newbie help (my suggestions: Wolverine build, TSWDB beginner builds) Mailbag: LEGO MMOs Other info: Download Episode 4 Podcast theme: "Main Theme" from Star Trek Online Your show hosts: Bree, Justin, Eliot Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you’re ha

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 3

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 3

    24/02/2015 Duration: 57min

    Whether it's talking about a giant's love for a space hampster or the dire importance of sweatpants on superheroes, the Massively OP Podcast team will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of these significant MMO industry stories from this past week. Well, they'll probably stop for McFlurries, because that sweetness is the bomb, yo. Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes News: EverQuest Next and Storybricks sever ties News: Minsc and Boo are back! News: The Marvel Heroes limited costume kerfluffle News: Crowfall launches Kickstarter News: Skyforge's guilds sound cool Mailbag: What's the deal with Livefyre? Mailbag: Are IPs really that important to MMOs? Other info: Podcast theme: Massively's Firefly trailer Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Player FM, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you're having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock settings. Stitch

  • Massively OP Podcast: Episode 2

    Massively OP Podcast: Episode 2

    17/02/2015 Duration: 01h06s

    Massively Overpowered's first week in operation couldn't have come at a more turbulent time in the industry. Fortunately, the podcast team of Bree and Justin are here to guide you through all of the earthshattering news that happened this past week, including the Daybreak firings and WildStar's precarious situation. Show notes: Adventures in MMOs: The Secret World, Guild Wars 2, SWTOR News: Daybreak firings and reassurances News: Crowfall will be buy-to-play News: WildStar is sliding financially News: Nexon vs. NCsoft News: SWTOR's 3.1 update News: ESO prepares for B2P transition Mailbag: Open PvP tagging system Mailbag: People abandoning traditional MMO formats? Other info: Download Episode 2 Podcast theme: "Track 1" from Crowfall Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Player FM, and Pocket Casts Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you're having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock settings. Stitcher link comi

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 1

    Massively OP Podcast Episode 1

    10/02/2015 Duration: 53min

    We're back in business as the brand-new Massively OP Podcast, and hosts Bree and Justin spend the hour bringing you up to speed on their gaming, the new website, MMO news, and listener emails.  Join us for our maiden voyage! SHOW NOTES: Adventures in MMOs Website and Kickstarter update News: SOE becomes Daybreak News: World of Warcraft still over 10 million subscribers News: Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns expansion Mailbag: Pets and AI Mailbag: First year of subscriptions are now early access? OTHER INFO: Podcast theme: "Sanctum Sprint" from Guild Wars 2 Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you're having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock settings. Stitcher, iTunes, and PlayerFM links coming soon!

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