Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 219: Peace and quiet

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

If anyone’s ever told you to “take a chill pill,” then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today’s episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter.

Episode 218 show notes (show page, direct download)

  • Intro (feat. “A Farmer’s Life” from WildStar, “Dream of Peace” from Lineage II, and “Silverfrost Mountain” from Blade and Soul)
  • “Aro to the Sun” from Runes of Magic

  • “Settler’s Campsite” from Aion

  • “Serenity” from TERA

  • “Ammon Vale” from World of Warcraft

  • “Shire Nights” from LOTRO

  • “Aquarium” from RuneScape

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “Be’elze Territory” from Valkyrie Elysium and “Closing Medley” from Space Quest III
  • Outro (feat. “Fishing” from Lineage II)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

Rock out with your mace out as the Battle Bards crank up the soundtrack to Dungeon Fighter Online. Have we been missing out on the vast bounty of action setpieces? Is there a delightful orchestral soundtrack tucked inside all of this synth noise? Tune in and find out!

Episode 218 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Main Theme,” “Tower of Despair,” and “Adios Verrickt”)
  • “The Seatrain”
  • “Character Select”
  • “White Night”

  • “Forgotten Forest Boss”

  • “We Are Desperado”
  • “Alfhlyra Post”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes
  • Jukebox Picks: “High Score” from Rotox (Amiga) and “Trichroma Sunset” from Narita Boy
  • Outro (feat. “Helix Powerstation”)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 217: Legend of Edda

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

Chances are you’ve never heard of today’s featured MMO — or its quirky little soundtrack! So why not come along with Syp and Syl to explore Legend of Edda, a now-defunct RPG set in a realm of Greek Mythology?

Episode 217 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Ballack’s Castle” and “Cybele Garden”)
  • “Title Theme”

  • “Frigid Valley”
  • “Gaiyan Town”
  • “Wailing Wall”
  • “Kobalos Mines”
  • “Silver Lake”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes
  • Jukebox Picks: “Millick Meadows (Night)” from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and “Drug Store” from EarthBound
  • Outro (feat. “Boreas Temple”)
Posted in Final Fantasy, Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 216: FFXIV Before Meteor

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

While Final Fantasy XIV players won’t shut up about A Realm Reborn, it’s not often you hear people speaking fondly of the original 1.0 edition. Yet in this episode of Battle Bards, Syp and Syl find something to praise from this era: the Before Meteor soundtrack. Let’s rewind the clock and hear the O.G. Eorzea tunes!

Episode 216 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Canticle,” “Promise of Plunder,” and “The Rider’s Boon”)
  • “When a Tree Falls”

  • “Navigator’s Glory”

  • “Born of the Boughs”

  • “Desert Moon Defied”

  • “Eorzea de Chocobo”

  • “Dreams Aloft”

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “Stage 2” from TMNT 2 and “The Fallen Kingdom” from Blue Fire
  • Outro (feat. “To the Fore”)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 215: Lineage W

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

Maybe you’ve never heard of Lineage W, a 2021 spin-off of NCsoft’s long-running franchise. But after today’s Battle Bards episode, you’ll have heard it’s sweet tunes! Join Syl and Syp as they explore this fantasy soundtrack to see how it stacks up against its amazing ancestors.

Episode 215 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Against Odds,” “Moment of Peace,” and “Woodbeck Village”)
  • “Main Theme”

  • “Elven Forest Village”

  • “Lone Wanderer”

  • “Atoning Elf”

  • “Knight of Faith”

  • “Magician in the Nightmare”

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “The Crown” from Oaken and “Golden Forest” from 1080° Snowboarding
  • Outro (feat. “Man of Honor”)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 214: Thieves and rogues

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

You may never see them coming, but when the Battle Bards strike out of the shadows, you’ll either find your pocket picked, your fluffy best friend kidnapped, or your life’s blood stolen. After all, they learned from the best thieves and rogues in the world! And what kind of music would these robbers identify with? Find out on today’s show!

Episode 214 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Rogue” from Blackwater, “The Holy Land of Assassins” from Ragnarok Online, and “Rogues” from WildStar)
  • “The Call of Cyrodiil” from Elder Scrolls Online

  • “Thief Theme” from MapleStory 2

  • “Two Rogues, One Mark” from Hearthstone

  • “Golden Thief” from Ragnarok Online 2

  • “Thieves” from EverQuest

  • “Dark Brethren” from Sea of Thieves

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “Seashell Strut” from Monster Galaxy and “Honor and Thieves” from Ruined King
  • Outro (feat. “Band of Robbers” from Runes of Magic)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 213: Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

The END(walker) of Final Fantasy XIV came, went, and brought us some excellent music along the way! In this episode of the Battle Bards, Syl and Syp joust back and forth over the tunes from FFXIV’s latest expansion. Is it an acquired taste or an instant hit? Let them be the judge!

Episode 213 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Opening Cinematic,” “Welcome to Our Town,” and “Black Steel, Cold Embers”)
  • “Vibrant Voices”

  • “The Nautilus Knoweth”

  • “On Blade’s Edge”

  • “The Day Will Come”

  • “Spoken Without End”

  • “Festival of the Hunt”

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “Welcome to Wonder Labyrinth” from Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth and “Elm St.” from Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Outro (feat. “In the Balance”)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 211: Shops and services

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

When the Battle Bards get loaded up with money and jewels in MMOs, they head back into town for a shopping spree! And if they’re shopping, you know they’re listening to whatever muzak is piped into these establishments. Syp and Syl listen to the music of shops and services — and deliver their best to you!

Episode 211 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Cash Shop” from Dragon’s Nest, “Shopping Arcade” from MapleStory 2, and “The Store” from Neverwinter Nights)
  • “The Mystic Forge” from Guild Wars 2

  • “The Magic Shop” from PlaneShift 

  • “Temple of Gold” from Aion

  • “Aesthetician’s Theme” from FFXIV

  • “Brownie Storehouse” from Vanguard

  • “Auction Hall” from LOTRO 

  • “Smithy” from Meridian 59

  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “The Ewer” from Sable and “The Lake” from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
  • Outro (feat. “Shop” from Elsword)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 210: Warframe

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

We heard your many requests, and we delivered! The Battle Bards crew is back to explore the final frontier of music in the Warframe soundtrack. From funky ninja fighting tracks to stirring interstellar ballads, Warframe ended up being a fun journey through space, time, and composition.

Episode 210 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Fortuna Login,” “March of the Moa,” and “Venus Combat”)
  • “This is What You Are”
  • “Cetus” 
  • “KDrive Race Music A”
  • “Gene Molds C” 
  • “Smiles from Juran”
  • “We All Lift Together”
  • “Sleeping in the Cold Below”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Jukebox Picks: “Main Theme” from The Sims 4: Cottage Living, “On Blade’s Edge” from FFXIV, and “Easthaven in Peace” from Icewind Dale
  • Outro (feat. “Synapse”)
Posted in Music, Podcast

Battle Bards Episode 209: Superhero MMOs

Episode 219: Peace and quiet Battle Bards

If anyone's ever told you to "take a chill pill," then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today's episode. Exploring peaceful and serene tracks from MMORPGs, Syl and Syp find their inner calm — before the inevitable slaughter. Episode 218 show notes Intro (feat. "A Farmer's Life" from WildStar, "Dream of Peace" from Lineage II, and "Silverfrost Mountain" from Blade and Soul) "Aro to the Sun" from Runes of Magic "Settler's Campsite" from Aion "Serenity" from TERA "Ammon Vale" from World of Warcraft "Shire Nights" from LOTRO "Aquarium" from RuneScape Which one did we like best? Jukebox Picks: "Be'elze Territory" from Valkyrie Elysium and "Closing Medley" from Space Quest III Outro (feat. "Fishing" from Lineage II) 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. Episode 219: Peace and quiet
  2. Episode 218: Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Episode 217: Legend of Edda

When they’re not saving the world from bad tunes, the Battle Bards stuff themselves into spandex and try out for sixth-tier superhero teams. Because saving the world is en vogue, don’t you know? In today’s episode, the crew takes a tour through the music of superhero MMORPGs past, present, and future!

Episode 209 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Freedom Court” from City of Heroes, “The Rime Woods” from Champions Online, and “Credits” from Marvel Heroes)
  • “Digital Death Dream” from City of Titans 

  • “Nightclub District 2” from Marvel Heroes

  • “Funk” from City of Heroes

  • “Asgard Town” from Super Hero Squad Online

  • “Arkham Asylum” from DCUO

  • “Desert Disaster” from Champions Online

  • “A Brave New World” from City of Heroes 

  • Which one did we like best?

  • Listener notes from Katriana

  • Jukebox Picks: “Welcome to a Kick in the Pants in Good Old Hillville” from Commander Keen 4, “The Winding Meadow” from RuneScape Orchestral, and “Opposites Attract” from It Takes Two
  • Steff’s Best Books of 2021 list
  • Outro (feat. “Metropolis 13” from DCUO)