MMO Fo’ Show – Ask Yer Questions!

riddlerWe had a lot of fun and interesting questions asked during our last podcast and we thought it would be cool to do that again. Do you have anything on MMOs that you’d like Snaffy or I to comment on or answer?

Post your (MMO) questions in the comment section below and we’ll address them when we record episode four this coming Monday!


7 thoughts on “MMO Fo’ Show – Ask Yer Questions!

  1. Andrew July 31, 2009 / 9:18 pm

    So I asked a question on Snaffy’s site about DDO, but you inadvertently answered it shortly thereafter with a great post.

    So lemme try again:

    Are there any game world settings that turn you off to the point where you will not play a game regardless of how good the reviews for it are? (i.e. fantasy, superhero, horror, war, etc?)

    The two settings I consciously avoid are:
    1. Superhero games
    2. Star Trek games

  2. Dorath July 31, 2009 / 10:16 pm

    (Edit or summarize as you see fit for the show, I just feel the need to supply some background before getting to the actual question.)

    I’ve been lucky to have a small group of friends with whom I’ve played MMOs for many years. We’ve even managed to suck in our wives and girlfriends, and in the past we’ve all been fortunate enough to do the hardcore-raider thing together. Its been a blast, and MMOs have kept us together even when we’ve moved hundreds of miles apart.

    However, like everybody else, we’ve begun to age. Newborns are on the scene, work takes up more time, and we’re just not able to put in the hours we used to. Some of us hardly have any time at all.

    The news that Dungeons and Dragons Online is going free to play sparked my interest because I’ve heard that it’s largely instanced and the dungeons/quests can be fairly short. What I’m wondering is: Can the dungeons in DDO be done by a group of four to six players in 30 to 60 minutes?

    The reported ‘lack of content / not worth $15 per month’ doesn’t really matter so much for us, because we simply don’t have to time to take it all in. Free to play means we wont be worrying about paying too much for playing too little. The availability of relatively short dungeons could make this a fantastic game for us and others in situations similar to ours.

  3. Chappo August 1, 2009 / 6:50 am

    MMOFPSesesss…do they have a chance in a fantasy MMO world? (Looking at Huxley…)

  4. Pete S August 1, 2009 / 7:44 am

    I have a follow-up question to @Dorath’s.

    Dorath’s story is one I hear more and more often. The ‘first wave’ of MMO players is hitting true adulthood (no offense intended in that phrase, but I mean hitting that phase of life where responsibilities start to swell — spouses, kids, houses to take care of, jobs that require much more than 9-5 attention) — point being, for a large-ish segment of the MMO audience, free time for gaming is becoming more and more limited.

    What can we as gamers do to keep enjoying our beloved MMO genre?

    What can MMO developers do to facilitate us being life-long fans?

    So y’know, just a couple of easy-peasy questions. 🙂

  5. Merckx August 1, 2009 / 3:43 pm

    have either of you had a chance to try Global Agenda? Do you have any interest in it? Any thoughts on it?

  6. Mr. Clark August 1, 2009 / 10:35 pm

    World of Warcraft is the Walmart of MMO’s. Discuss. Seriously though, i’m not sure about you guys (snaff and syp) read gaming websites or forums but everyone wants a comparison to a class from WoW, to this new class in this new game.

    WoW-steaders in other games *kinda like zombies trying to rule the world*


    Boarder Lands (rpg/grouping)??

    Summer is almost over, discuss some new releases: Hopes and fears prior to launch!

    Great stuff guys!

  7. Ysharros August 2, 2009 / 9:09 pm

    WHAT?!?! … is your favourite colour?

    (Someone had to, and my religion forbids me from passing up any possible Monty Python references.)

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