Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions

Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions Battle Bards

Return with us to the lands of Vana'diel, as the Battle Bards dip into the ocean of Final Fantasy XI expansion music. While Syl might be chiding Syp over his inappropriate attire, at least these amazing tunes can overcome all hostility! Episode 198 show notes Intro (feat. "Where It All Begins," "Vana'diel March #4," and "Echoes of a Zephyr") "Kazham" "Breaking Ground" "The Cosmic Wheel" "Autumn Footfalls" "Bustle of the Capital" "Unity" "The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah" Which one did we like best? Listener notes from Katriana and Branden Jukebox picks: "The Town of Luncheon" from Chicory, "Sarah's Song" from Tyrion, and "Dolphin Surf" from Tetris Effect  Outro (feat. "The Pioneers") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.
  1. Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions
  2. Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair
  3. Battle Bards Episode 196: Project Gorgon

Return with us to the lands of Vana’diel, as the Battle Bards dip into the ocean of Final Fantasy XI expansion music. While Syl might be chiding Syp over his inappropriate attire, at least these amazing tunes can overcome all hostility!

Episode 198 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Where It All Begins,” “Vana’diel March #4,” and “Echoes of a Zephyr”)
  • “Kazham”

  • “Breaking Ground”

  • “The Cosmic Wheel”

  • “Autumn Footfalls”

  • “Bustle of the Capital”

  • “Unity”

  • “The Sanctuary of Zi’Tah”

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana and Branden
  • Jukebox picks: “The Town of Luncheon” from Chicory, “Sarah’s Song” from Tyrion, and “Dolphin Surf” from Tetris Effect 
  • Outro (feat. “The Pioneers”)

Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions Battle Bards

Return with us to the lands of Vana'diel, as the Battle Bards dip into the ocean of Final Fantasy XI expansion music. While Syl might be chiding Syp over his inappropriate attire, at least these amazing tunes can overcome all hostility! Episode 198 show notes Intro (feat. "Where It All Begins," "Vana'diel March #4," and "Echoes of a Zephyr") "Kazham" "Breaking Ground" "The Cosmic Wheel" "Autumn Footfalls" "Bustle of the Capital" "Unity" "The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah" Which one did we like best? Listener notes from Katriana and Branden Jukebox picks: "The Town of Luncheon" from Chicory, "Sarah's Song" from Tyrion, and "Dolphin Surf" from Tetris Effect  Outro (feat. "The Pioneers") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.
  1. Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions
  2. Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair
  3. Battle Bards Episode 196: Project Gorgon
  4. Battle Bards Episode 195: In the mountains
  5. Battle Bards Episode 194: No Man's Sky

Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and issued a proclamation that all sorts of royal music must be heard through the land! 

Episode 197 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Behold Tarantia!” from Age of Conan, “The Royal Bodyguard” from Blade and Soul, and “Illusion Castle Radiant Hall” from Cabal Online)
  • “To Wear the Crown” from Monarch

  • “Krakunta” from Lime Odyssey

  • “Royal District” from Project Copernium

  • “The Castle of Luteran” from Lost Ark

  • “The Grand Duchy of Jeuno” from Final Fantasy XI

  • “Royale” from RuneScape

  • “Ode to the Queen” from Elder Scrolls Online

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from George Wilson and Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Letting You Go” from The Sims 4, “Stereo Madness” from Geometry Dash, and “Windward” from Bravely Default
  • Outro (feat. “Royal City” from MapleStory 2)

 

Battle Bards Episode 196: Project Gorgon

Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions Battle Bards

Return with us to the lands of Vana'diel, as the Battle Bards dip into the ocean of Final Fantasy XI expansion music. While Syl might be chiding Syp over his inappropriate attire, at least these amazing tunes can overcome all hostility! Episode 198 show notes Intro (feat. "Where It All Begins," "Vana'diel March #4," and "Echoes of a Zephyr") "Kazham" "Breaking Ground" "The Cosmic Wheel" "Autumn Footfalls" "Bustle of the Capital" "Unity" "The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah" Which one did we like best? Listener notes from Katriana and Branden Jukebox picks: "The Town of Luncheon" from Chicory, "Sarah's Song" from Tyrion, and "Dolphin Surf" from Tetris Effect  Outro (feat. "The Pioneers") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.
  1. Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions
  2. Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair
  3. Battle Bards Episode 196: Project Gorgon

This time around, the Battle Bards cruise into the indie MMO known as “Project Gorgon” to see what musical landscape is being concocted in this usual realm. From dark dungeon crawls to dusty deserts, it’s a trip around a world of fantasy, mystery, and deliberate old school musical cues!

Episode 196 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Fae Forest,” “SunVale,” and “The Spider Crypt”)
  • “Overture Theme”
  • “Quiet Countryside”
  • “Eltibule”
  • “Delving for Forgotten Secrets”
  • “Rakshasa City”
  • “Anagoge Magical Island”
  • “The Deep Desert” 
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana and Mark
  • Jukebox picks: “Galaxy Map” from Mass Effect, “Main Theme” from Ratchet and Clank, and “Lich is Unbreakable” from Loop Hero
  • Outro (feat. “Bard Music”)

Battle Bards Episode 195: In the mountains

Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions Battle Bards

Return with us to the lands of Vana'diel, as the Battle Bards dip into the ocean of Final Fantasy XI expansion music. While Syl might be chiding Syp over his inappropriate attire, at least these amazing tunes can overcome all hostility! Episode 198 show notes Intro (feat. "Where It All Begins," "Vana'diel March #4," and "Echoes of a Zephyr") "Kazham" "Breaking Ground" "The Cosmic Wheel" "Autumn Footfalls" "Bustle of the Capital" "Unity" "The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah" Which one did we like best? Listener notes from Katriana and Branden Jukebox picks: "The Town of Luncheon" from Chicory, "Sarah's Song" from Tyrion, and "Dolphin Surf" from Tetris Effect  Outro (feat. "The Pioneers") Talk to the Battle Bards on Twitter! Follow Battle Bards on iTunes, Stitcher, Player.FM, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and Pocket Casts! This podcast is produced using copyrighted material according to Fair Use practices as stated under Section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act.
  1. Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions
  2. Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair
  3. Battle Bards Episode 196: Project Gorgon
  4. Battle Bards Episode 195: In the mountains
  5. Battle Bards Episode 194: No Man's Sky

Attempting to summit the very best of MMO music, the Battle Bards head up, up, up into the mountains with this episode! What musical motifs do the ranges hold in online games? The crew of Steff, Syl, and Syp are going to try to find out — if the yeti doesn’t eat them first!

Episode 195 show notes (show page, direct download)

  • Intro (feat. “Berg” from Drakensang Online, “Snowhorn” from Runes of Magic, and “Mountains” from Valheim)
  • “Interdica High Mountain” from Aion
  • “Wind-Washed Mountains” from Genshin Impact 
  • “The Vista from Mount Crom” from Age of Conan 
  • “Steamfront Mountains” from EverQuest 2 
  • “Mountains of Past Times” from Elsword Online 
  • “Sunqua Peak” from Guild Wars 2
  • “The Mountains of Night” from Age of Conan 
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Welcome to the Academy” from The Slormaster, “Frontier Music” from The Trail, and “A Big Adventure” from Sackboy
  • Outro (feat. “Cold Mountain Duet” from World of Warcraft)

Battle Bards Episode 194: No Man’s Sky

Battle Bards Episode 198: Final Fantasy XI expansions Battle Bards

No Man’s Sky is a Cinderella story, a turnaround from a project that failed on its promises to exceeding them. But what about its soundtrack? In this episode, the Battle Bards examine this “experimental” score and grapple with how it fits with space exploration theme.

Episode 194 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “I’ve Seen Things,” “Blueprint for a Slow Machine,” and “Escaping the Dark Side”)
  • “Heliosphere”
  • “Outlier”
  • “The Lost Traveler”
  • “Asimov”
  • “The Journey”
  • “World of Wonders”
  • “Escape Velocity”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Main Theme” from Outriders, “The Last Artificer” from In Other Waters, and “Track 2” from Bomb Jack
  • Outro (feat. “The Sacrifice”)

Battle Bards Episode 193: Tribal jams

Strike up a drum, flourish a flute, and howl to the moon — it’s time to get funky with some tribal jams! In this episode of the Battle Bards, the intrepid crew enjoy a wide range of chanty, drummy, and peppy tracks from MMORPGs.

Episode 193 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Tribal Downtime” from Elsword Online, “Exotic Marketplace” from Lineage 2, and “Hunting” from Lord of the Rings Online)
  • “Perion” from MapleStory 2 
  • “The Black Hand” from Conan Exiles
  • “Scent of Memories” from Aion
  • “Roobrick and Balzare” from Glitch
  • “Raging Strings” from Aion
  • “The Federation of Windurst” from Final Fantasy XI 
  • “The Wild’s Presence 3” from Guild Wars 2
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Quicksilver” from Super Burnout, “Norse Worship Site” from Black and White, and “Gamble” from Necrobarista
  • Outro (feat. “Celestia Tribal Theme” from Wizard101)

Battle Bards Episode 192: Mabinogi

Is Mabonogi a muppet, a Welsh adventure, or a Korean MMORPG? It’s certainly an odd title, but its music is worthy of the Battle Bards’ time. This week, the trio sails through the soundtrack to this anime fantasy sandbox — and gives proper attention, respect, and love to the country of Wales.

Episode 192 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Main Theme (Piano),” “Afternoon Tea,” and “Prince of Denmark”)
  • “Sidhe Finnachaid”
  • “Merlin”
  • “Tears of Memory”
  • “Avalon Theme”
  • “Bangor”
  • “An Old Story From Grandma”
  • “Belita: Hunter at World’s End”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana and Danny
  • Jukebox picks: “Main Theme” from The Long Return, “Cowboystrats 3” from Railway Empire, and “Climbing” from Spirit of the North
  • Outro (feat. “Deeper and Deeper”)

Battle Bards Episode 191: Digging up the past

Today’s episode of the Battle Bards was phoned in — phoned in with 2800-baud modems from the 1990s, that is! Steff, Syl, and Syp return to the early era of graphical MMOs to see what video game music existed in that time. From the bleeps to the bombastic, this show digs deep into the past to see what is waiting to be uncovered…

Episode 191 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Toxxulia Forest” from EverQuest, “Main Theme” from Asheron’s Call, and “Idiotic Ghost” from Lineage)
  • “The Streets of Furcadia” from Furcadia
  • “Corloth” from Meridian 59
  • “Main Theme” from AOL’s Neverwinter Nights
  • “The Dark Theme” from The 4th Coming
  • “Whispers” from Dark Eden
  • “Age of Heroes” from Dark Sun Online
  • “Ocllo” from Ultima Online
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Dorian
  • Jukebox picks: “Main Theme” from Ecco the Dolphin, “Forest of Secrets” from Ikenfell, and “Main Theme” from Treasure Planet
  • Outro (feat. “Tavern 1” from The Realm Online)

Battle Bards Episode 190: Genshin Impact

It was the FOMO title of last fall, and now Genshin Impact is in your ears! On this episode of the Battle Bards, Syp, Steff, and the Other One explore the varied and delightfully cheerful soundtrack to this online RPG. Unless you have headphones made of live kittens, it’ll be the most adorable thing you’ll listen to all day!

Episode 190 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Make Haste, Partner,” “Liyue Defense,” and “Dusk in Mondstadt”)
  • “Beats of Water Drops”
  • “Spring in Clouds”
  • “Bustling Afternoon of Mondstadt”
  • “Welp, Didn’t Expect That”
  • “Chasing the Torrents”
  • “Symphony of Boreal Wind” 
  • “Against All Odds”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana
  • Jukebox picks: “Space Trip” from The Light Corridor, “Main Theme” from Desperados III, and “Expedition” from Epic Seven
  • Outro (feat. “Happy Journey”)

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is Tinkerbell blasting you with a cannon full of musical confetti? Then you must be in a good place to listen to some more spooky and magical music from MMORPGs with the Battle Bards!

Episode 189 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Emerald Labyrinth” from FFXIV, “Wizard City Tower Golem” from Wizard101, and “Jawaii Town” from Ragnarok Online 2)
  • “Enraptured” from Final Fantasy XIV 
  • “Uralia” from Glitch
  • “The Lullaby of Praxis” from Elder Scrolls Online
  • “A Very Exile Shade’s Eve” from WildStar
  • “Bow and Jubilate” from Runes of Magic
  • “Floating Whispering” from Aion 
  • “Bloody Moon Melody” from Black Desert 
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Valheim Composer Patrik Jarlestam and Pheeb Hello
  • Jukebox picks: “The Cemetery” from Pumpkin Jack, “Dungeon” from Sword of Vermillion, and “Rain” from Call of the Sea
  • Outro (feat. “The Fortune Teller” from Star Stable)