Massively Op

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

Episodios

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

    19/10/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about the onset of another MMO Halloween season, early access for Book of Travels, DDO's great giveaway, LOTRO's legendary item system mess, FFXIV's Endwalker media tour, and enjoying MMOs from the sidelines. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World News: Halloween season is here (and Path of Exile and Star Trek Online have some new events) News: Book of Travels finally goes into early access News: Dungeons and Dragons Online gives away most of its quest packs News: LOTRO's new legendary item system is a mess News: The FFXIV: Endwalker media tour Mailbag: Orbital video game enjoyment Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "A Very Exile Shade's Eve" from WildStar Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massi

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 342: From New World to Old Camelot

    12/10/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    On this week’s show, Chris and Justin talk about how New World is shaping up, LOTRO's expansion pre-patch, Dark Age of Camelot's 20th anniversary, Guild Wars 2's Cantha zone reveal, World of Warcraft's self-censorship, whether studios should poll players about development, and how aging MMOs should be handled. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World News: New World continues to ride the bucking bronco of release, slightly delays server transfers News: LOTRO's expansion pre-patch arrives with Brawler and LI revamp News: Guild Wars 2 shows off new Cantha zone (and improves dyes) News: World of Warcraft yanks a bunch of its flirt and joke soundbites News: Dark Age of Camelot celebrates its 20th birthday Mailbag: Polling players on MMO development M

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 341: New World roundtable

    05/10/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    On this week’s show, Bree, Tyler, Andy and Justin devote the full hour to New World’s launch, including the server mess, first impressions, likes and dislikes, and tips on how to find a good guild. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro New World launch: What worked? What didn't? What are our first impressions of New World? What do we really like? Where is there room for improvement? Mailbag: Guild-finding strategies Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Everfall" from New World Your show hosts: Justin, Tyler, Andy, and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashb

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 340: New World cometh

    28/09/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about New World's launch plans, Diablo II: Resurrected's release, Blizzard's mounting legal woes, LOTRO gives away quest packs (again), Warhammer Online's long-lost capital cities, Book of Travels' new early access date, and how Amazon might be doing its servers differently. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2 News: New World launches with 176 servers Mailbag: Amazon AWS and New World servers News: Diablo II: Resurrected releases, Feds investigate Blizzard News: LOTRO reprises quest pack giveaway, Fate of Gundabad is dated News: Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning adds capital cities back in News: Book of Travels is coming October 11th News: Ultima Online hits 24 years old! Mailbag: A theory on LOTRO'

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

    21/09/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Guild Wars 2's latest elite spec reveals, Funcom's IP buying spree, WoW Classic's latest patch, Mortal Online 2's delay, and how they'd lead development on WoW and GW2. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Elder Scrolls Online, Star Wars Galaxies Legends News: Guild Wars 2 reveals Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst elite specs News: Funcom snags all of the Conan IP News: Mortal Online 2 moves to a 2022 launch News: WoW Classic moves on to Overlords of Outland Small fry: EverQuest II announces Visions of Vetrovia, Star Trek Online starts Season 9, FFXIV job changes Mailbag: How would we lead Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft Mailbag: What's going on with LOTRO dead servers? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "The Black Hand" from

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 338: No power in the multiverse can stop Raph Koster

    14/09/2021 Duración: 01h16min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Elyon's delay, Crowfall's layoffs, LOTRO's newest class, New World's open beta, Raph Koster's multiverse, and when leaving MMOs isn't as easy an option as you might assume. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Runes of Magic, Fallout 76, Star Wars Galaxies News: Elyon delays, goes F2P -- also Lost Ark News: New World runs open beta News: Crowfall goes through layoffs News: LOTRO tests Brawler and LIs 3.0 News: Raph Koster is getting ambitious Mailbag: When leaving an MMO isn't an option Mailbag: Is WoW still an MMO? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Hunting" from LOTRO Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Fo

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 337: Desperation is a good look on you

    31/08/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Guild Wars 2's fall plans, World of Warcraft's next big patch, more on the Blizzard scandal, Gamescom 2021 news, TitanReach's suspended development, a new time travel MMO, and Daybreak's new leadership. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro News: Guild Wars 2 gains momentum with fall roadmap News: World of Warcraft's desperate "please come back" patch (plus more Blizzard scandal stuff) News: Fallout 76 loses its project lead News: Gamescom 2021 roundup News: Daybreak gets a new acting CEO News: TitanReach suspends development News: Into The Echo is a time travel MMO that looks pretty neat Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Origin" from TitanReach Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Goo

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 336: Bards and battleships

    24/08/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about World of Warships sinking its CC battleship, Roblox's huge red flags, Neverwinter's Bard, World of Warcraft's latest narrative trash fire, repurposing nostalgia, and MMO system transplants. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: LOTRO, FFXIV, Guild Wars 2, SWG News: World of Warships drives away content creators News: Roblox is in a bad place with losses, toxic communities, and child labor accusations Mailbag: What do we think about Roblox? News: World of Warcraft can't stick the story landing on Sylvanas Site roundup: Guild Wars 2 class experiences, Elyon impressions, Neverwinter's Bard Voicemail: Repurposing nostalgia instead of making new stuff Voicemail: MMO system transplants Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Gather 'Round the

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 335: Sayonara Astellia

    17/08/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Astellia Online's sunset notice, Guild Wars 2's new elite specs, more firings at Blizzard, No Man's Sky's fifth anniversary, and mail about Blizzard's brand name and Diablo's place in the company. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: LOTRO, FFXIV, wasp poison News: Astellia Online comes to the end of its run News: Guild Wars 2's elite spec reveals News: Blizzard fires more middle management over scandal News: No Man's Sky reaches five years Mailbag: Blizzard's shift away from Diablo Mailbag: Overthinking Blizzard game ownership Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Desert" from Astellia Online Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amaz

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 334: Boys playing girls playing boys

    10/08/2021 Duración: 01h11min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Bless Unleashed's launch, the latest in the Blizzard scandal, New World's newest delay, why nobody's rolling male characters in MMOs, and why everyone seems to be jumping to FFXIV lately. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Ship of Heroes, LOTRO, FFXIV, Albion Online, City of Heroes, SWG News: Bless Unleashed launches News: Blizzard's financials, Brack's departure News: New World is delayed yet again News: Dungeons and Dragons Online's paid "mini-expansion" News: Survey on rolling characters of the opposite sex Mailbag: Deadly difficulty in LOTRO Mailbag: Why is FFXIV a landing bad for WoW refugees? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Eveningstar 1" from Dungeons and Dragons Online Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 333: Dragon us back to Guild Wars 2

    03/08/2021 Duración: 01h13min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about Guild Wars 2's full End of Dragons reveal, the end of Pathfinder Online, a delay for Crimson Desert, Week Two of the Blizzard Scandal, and whether or not boycotts are a good idea. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: LOTRO, FFXIV, Albion Online, GW2, SWG News: Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal News: Crimson Desert is put on hold News: Pathfinder Online to be shuttered News: Blizzard Scandal, week two Mailbag: Are boycotts a bad idea? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Zen Daijun" from Guild Wars Factions Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 332: Does every voice matter at Blizzard?

    27/07/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about California's damning lawsuit against Blizzard, New World's closed beta test, Lineage II's attempt to get with the times, and a Ship of Heroes beta opportunity. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro News: Blizzard gets sued by California for sexism and abuse Mailbag: Can WoW recover at this point? News: New World goes into closed beta News: Lineage II is getting a solo-friendly edition News: Ship of Heroes announces August beta test Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Merchant Ships from the East" from Lineage II Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you’

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

    20/07/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about hinky stuff going on with crowdfunded MMOs, Guild Wars 2's legendary armory, FFXIV's population boom, Elyon's release window, cross-play for Warframe, and questions about Crowfall's marketing and roleplay potential. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, Albion Online Crowdfunding shenanigans with Camelot Unchained, Elyria, and Crowfall News: Guild Wars 2 adds legendary armory News: FFXIV is getting full, y'all News: SOLO has decent starting sales Quickies: Elyon fall release, Warframe cross-play, Path of Exile's Expedition league Mailbag: Crowfall marketing lapse? Mailbag: Crowfall's vessel problem Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Logan's Journey" from Guild Wars 2 Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen t

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

    13/07/2021 Duración: 01h09min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about the dual launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, World of Warcraft's latest controversial story arc, Elite Dangerous' delay, and Fallout 76's summer patch. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWG, Albion Online, Crowfall News: Crowfall finally launches News: Swords of Legends Online also releases News: Fallout 76 pumps out a summer content update News: World of Warcraft's story kerfluffle News: Elite Dangerous delays Odyssey on console Mailbag: Albion crafting Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Glory" from Crowfall Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Ove

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 329: Sith happens

    06/07/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    On this week’s show, Eliot and Justin talk about the abrupt end of Magic Legends, Guild Wars 2's surprise announcements, SWTOR's latest expansion, the state of Final Fantasy XIV, and what's going on with a perceived mass exodus from World of Warcraft. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, WoW Classic State of FFXIV report News: Magic Legends ends its run while Cryptic lays off 44 employees News: Star Wars: The Old Republic announces Legacy of the Sith expansion News: Guild Wars 2 sees some old faces return News: WoW Classic tests out same-faction battlegrounds Mailbag: Is FFXIV the WoW killer? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Civilizations" from FFXIV Your show hosts: Justin and Eliot Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeart

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 328: SOLO? YOLO!

    29/06/2021 Duración: 01h10min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about the launch of Aion Classic, a release date for Swords of Legends Online, LOTRO's progression servers, and whether or not World of Warcraft is on its way to becoming a "zombie MMO." It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, WoW Classic, Albion Online News: Aion Classic releases News: SOLO's launch date News: LOTRO legendary servers coming this week News: Anarchy Online hits 20 Mailbag: Zombie IPs Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Seascape" from Anarchy Online Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or u

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 327: Ducks all the way down

    22/06/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about World of Warcraft's 9.1 announcement, Elder Scrolls Online's console upgrade, the latest class for Black Desert, developer accountability, and MMOs that taught us real world skills. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, WoW Classic, Albion Online, SWG News: WoW finally, finally dates Patch 9.1 News: Elder Scrolls Online launches Console Enhanced News: LOTRO announces two new progression servers News: RuneScape Mobile rolls out News: Black Desert's Corsair class revealed Mailbag: Developer promises Mailbag: MMO skillz Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Waycrest's Curse" from World of Warcraft Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Pocket Ca

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 326: Lost Ark is finally found

    15/06/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin talk about all of the big announcements from E3, Lost Ark's release announcement, a few launches from the past week, confirmation of Aion Classic, and a discussion of difficulty walls in MMOs. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Sims 4, WoW Classic, SWG, Crowfall, Albion Online E3 round-up: Book of Travels, ESO and Fallout 76, Diablo II Resurrected, Sea of Thieves, Riders Republic, and Transformers Heavy Metal News: Albion Online rolls out mobile edition News: Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis launches News: Lost Ark is officially coming out this fall News: Aion Classic dates June 23rd News: LOTRO pushes out Update 30 Mailbag: Difficulty walls in MMOs Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Lakrum Fortress" from Aion Your show hosts: Justin an

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 325: The bards sing of Palia

    08/06/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    On this week’s show, Bree, Carlo, and Justin talk about the Blackwood and Burning Crusade launches, Elyon and SOLO impressions, Crowfall's launch announcement, Aion Classic, Bards in Neverwinter and Trove, and some little game called... Palia. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Carlo's impressions of Elyon and SOLO News: Burning Crusade Classic and Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood launches News: Aion Classic may be coming to the West News: Crowfall is launching next month News: Trove and Neverwinter are getting Bards News: Palia Palia Palia Mailbag: Is Guild Wars 2 the true successor to Guild Wars? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Flames of Ambition" from Elder Scrolls Online Your show hosts: Justin, Carlo, and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google Pla

  • Massively OP Podcast Episode 324: All-mail revue

    01/06/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    On this week’s show, Bree and Justin answer a host of reader mail! Topics include Blizzard being Blizzard, underwater zones, older MMOs, disillusionment, and how game studios could provide better tools for exploration.  It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973. Show notes: Intro Mailbag: Why is World of Warcraft not trying to keep its players? Mailbag: What was your first MMO that got you disillusioned? Mailbag: When do MMOs become "oldies?" Mailbag: Why do devs say things aren't possible or workable? Mailbag: How do we feel about EG7's handling of Daybreak? Mailbag: How can we get better world exploration tools? Mailbag: What do we think about guild perks? Mailbag: How can MMOs make underwater zones better? Outro Other info: Download Episode 324 Podcast theme: "A Grand Adventure" from WildStar Your show hosts: Justin and Bree

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