Author: Steve "Slurms" Lichtsinn

Occasional newspaper editor at The Orrator and podcaster on The MMO Show (previously Multiplaying). All viewpoints in my words whether written or spoken are my own, and do not reflect the views of the community I am a part of. I don't do this for a living and it shows!

The MMO Show 32: Black Desert Online, Horizons… and.. Royal Quest?

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We still don’t know what the heck Royal Quest is, to be honest. We’ll know more on that next week, but for now, we’re still yapping about BDO. And other random…. things….

This…. is The MMO Show….

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The MMO Show 31: CAT SCRATCH FEVER (BDO, The Division, Minecraft and more)

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In this episode…. Shannon gets attacked by a feisty feline while informing us of some home software product called mine crafting, Steve seems to think that today’s games are mostly what he dreamed about as a youth, Jason tells us about re-playing the classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle, and Brent tells about his continuing adventures in Black Desert Online.

This…. is The MMO Show….

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Emergency Patch Required for Black Desert Online

While taking a much needed vacation day to enjoy the freshness of a new MMO, I encountered a problem in Black Desert Online. I fear that this oversight stemmed from the original eastern version of the game, or worse, came about during localization. But now that it is available to a wide western audience, it needs to be addressed.

When acquiring your first donkey from the stable master in Velia, you’ll notice that among the animals available, there is no listing of llamas. I have yet to see a single llama in the game, which is cause for concern given that the stable master’s name is Lorenzo.

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If I can’t tell people that they can go buy one of Lorenzo’s Llamas… I may be forced to inquire about a refund.

The MMO Show 26: Tucking Tiny Bucks



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CHOO CHOO EVERYBODY ON THE BLACK DESERT ONLINE HYPE TRAAAAAAAIIIIIN!

Shannon, Brent, Jason and Steve go over their top 10 reasons why they’re excited for the latest MMO to travel from the east. They cover a couple interesting bits of gaming news, and then touch on what non-MMO games they’ve been cheating on.

FEEL THE AGGRO! FEEL THE QUEST LINE! GET ON UP! IT’S MMO SHOW TIME!

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[Neverwinter] …and your little dog companion, too!

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It happens almost annually that the holidays throw my gaming playlist into a whirlwind. Like Dorothy, I ride the twister from the daily routine of what I know I want to play and I’m dropped like a house into a land of colorful new horizons. The problem arises as sensory overload kicks in. It becomes apparent that there’s simply too many gaming opportunities at my disposal and weeks later I’m lost, wondering why I’m wearing some woman’s shoes and just wanting to find a yellow brick road to follow.

Sometimes I only need a nudge. Or is it more like the jingling of keys? Either way, I just need someone to suggest a game that I hadn’t considered. That gem that I may have thought from time to time might be a good one to revisit but I already had a path. This time, the suggestion came from friend and co-host Zeli as she started playing Neverwinter again.

It’s one of those games that I couldn’t recall why I stopped playing. But to be honest, that’s most MMOs for me these days. I leave them alone long enough and anything that bothered me about them seems to become a minor complaint. It’s almost as if after spending time in the Land of Oz, I’m happy to be back to whichever home I decide to call home.

At least until the next tornado comes.

The MMO Show 15: Coney Island – Guild Wars 2 and more!



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On

Come see how the Coney dogs are made. Once you find out, you’ll never eat our meat again. On this episode…

  • We talk about Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
  • Jason and Shannon reminisce about their vacation
  • Brent completely loses it
  • Steve is present

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The MMO Show 13: The All Star Dairy – FFXIV, GW2, and talk about strange hair…



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Another mid-week podcast release means that those who caught the live stream are like in a crazy exclusive club. So, if you care about the timeliness of the show’s content, catch us every Friday night at 9pm EST on twitch. But seriously… we need to get on top of editing these things faster… or get an unpaid intern to do it for us…

I mean… this isn’t rocket science. It’s barely any science. It’s like those “my first science lab” kits you’d get as a kid. Except we can’t even turn water a different color… I mean… unless you count urine. So yeah… we’re like a science lab kit for kids.

Where was I going with this? Just…. I guess tell your friends and people who you maybe don’t care for but you think they might like our brand of podcast. Then we can get a paid intern to edit the show.

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[Guild Wars 2] Not on the Brahamwagon Yet

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns…. Thrones….no, right the first time… Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is a mere 2 months from release, ladies and gentlemen. TWO MONTHS! My excitement should be palpable. I should literally be able to taste the adrenaline pumping through my body. But… nothing. While the slow boil of new content hype could sway me into preordering as the date draws ever closer, I’m currently just anxious to see what happens and curious as to how the final product is received.

But as a massive fan of Guild Wars 2 I keep asking myself “why?” Why is it I’ve not given the team at Arena Net my money? There’s part of me that realizes the amount of time I’ve soaked into the game. I look at how much money I’ve spent for that time and I think, “well, even with my gem store purchases, I’ve not even come close to spending what I would have with a subscription based MMO.” So I should totally reward them!

Then, there’s the other part of me who is a tightwad.

There’s also the fact that I’m someone who has been burned by preordering numerous bad games. Ladies and gentlemen, I preordered Brink. Brink should have been titled Broke as it launched that way and it was also the game that broke me of my preordering habits*.

So back to the “why” question.

I’m a self-proclaimed sucker for new mechanics and areas to explore. Heart of Thorns has one of these two carrots dangling at sticks length in front of me with the new elite specializations. To make that carrot look even more delectable, the two classes I’ve loved the most in Guild Wars 2 (the Ranger and the Necromancer) are also the classes that are getting the two elite specializations I’m the most interested in playing (the Druid and the Reaper). It’s like they were meant to be for me. Yet my hand still isn’t going for my wallet.

It’s the (probable) lack of exploration that’s my biggest hangup. Heart of Thorns looks to add a ton to the game in numerous ways. It’s the lack of a grandiose scale that has me holding out. Yeah, there looks to be some neat verticality to explore, so maybe once the expansion is released I’ll be shown how wrong I am.  I just can’t help but think back to what got me excited for the core game. When that first video for Guild Wars 2 was shown off we saw sweeping expanses and massive structures torn from the painted canvases of the concept art. It was so glorious I wept**.

I’m not getting those feelings right now. Not yet. But I hope they come back.

*for the most part.

**KIDDING!……. nah, you got me… it was majestic.

The MMO Show 10: Dean Dean Deen – FFXIV, GW2, Bards and more!



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Hey party people!

This week is a shorter show as we’re a woman down and it was the weekend before a meetup. Spoilers: we got drunk together and made some bad choices for our fantasy football teams. I chose nothing but clerics! Ah well, there’s always next year.

On this episode we talked ONCE AGAIN about Guild Wars 2 and FFXIV. But we also got into some deeper discussion on Bards in games and covered why Steve loves Final Fantasy’s crafting. It’s artisnal combat!

We hope you enjoy and if you’re reading this, you’re better than most people. Especially Greg.

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The MMO Show 9: Friends Forever – This Week: FFXIV, Guild Wars 2, Everquest and more!


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Izlain from the Couch PodTatoes (extra emphasis on the dT) podcast joins the MMO Show crew to speak on the behalf of better communication! We get nasty with chat services like Slack and Discord and talk about our history with forums and other out of game ways we’ve kept in touch with our in-game friends and guildies.

We also touch on the latest news from Guild Wars 2 and reminisce about our adventures in gaming from the past week.

Enjoy!

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