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The MMO Show 30: BDO & NO EQNext



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Show Notes

Brent, Steve, & Jason talk about Black Desert Online while Shannon plays Minecraft.

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The MMO Show 29: Snap Crackle Pop



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Jason is out sick, but don’t you worry your pretty head, because Brent, Steve, and Shannon still manage to fill the minutes with chatter.

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The MMO Show 28: More BDO…



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Here at The MMO Show, we get hit by the hype train kinda hard, and the upcoming launch of Black Desert Online has completely run us over! If you’re not a fan of BDO, we do talk about a couple of other things, eventually.

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The MMO Show 27: Black Desert Beta Key Giveaway



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Show Notes

We were lucky enough to get a few Black Desert Closed Beta Test 2 keys and we gave most of them away on the show live. Brent, Jason, & Steve talked about Diablo III, Neverwinter, Firewatch and some other stuff, probably…

Big thanks to Black Desert/Daum Games for providing us with 17 beta keys to give away and also to Cloaking Donkey for donating 3 extra codes for us to give out. You can check him out at https://www.youtube.com/user/CloakingDonkey

Congratulations to all who won codes at our live show. Thank you to everyone who came out for the show. If you all are any indication of the community we can expect in Black Desert, this is going to be fantastic!

We do have 5 more for our audio/youtube audience. Simply email us at email.themmoshow@gmail.com by Noon (EST) on February 17th to be entered. We will randomly select 5 winners and email you by 3PM (EST) that same day. Closed Beta Test 2 (CBT2) begins at 3AM EST on February 18th, but you can download the beta client starting on February 16th, so beta key winners will have the evening of Feb. 17th to download and jump in right at the start of CBT2 if they so wish.

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Black Desert Online Launches in a Month: Why We Care

Daum Games recently announced that Black Desert Online (BDO) launches on March 3, 2016, and we’re very interested. There seems to be an endless stream of westernized MMOs launching these days, but this one caught our attention for a few reasons:

  • A parkour system, which has been compared to Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed, allowing players to climb, explore, and interact with the environment.
  • A weather system that includes large scale events like typhoons that will influence game play. Also, seasonal changes and traveling to other climates will require equipment adjustments as cold weather will impact a characters statistics.
  • A day/night cycle that provides different game content for an area depending on the time of day. We’re hoping for some old-school ‘fear the night’ a la EverQuest Kithicor Forest type of stuff here.
  • Player housing… yeah, it’s instanced but we still love player housing.
  • An active combat system that requires aiming, dodging and combinations.
  • Mounts! Wait, mounts are are in like almost every MMO… but in BDO you tame your mount in the wild, breed special ones, and they require feeding and care and they cannot be stored in your inventory. There’s mounted combat, and your mount can be killed.
  • End game seems to be mostly about Guild vs Guild PvP over nodes. But if that’s not something you’re into, never fear, there’s supposed to be tons of quests for the PvEness, and probably some other stuff.

Black Desert Online has also launched the game’s character creation mode as a free standalone download. You can create your character and use them in beta (if applicable) and eventually port them over to the full game… which is good because even just speeding through it, I was creating my character for about an hour. Be aware that the download is substantial (22GB!), but if you enjoy character creation, or if you just don’t want to spend precious head-start/launch day time doing it, it’s worth it. You can download the character creator here: https://www.blackdesertonline.com/events/ccm/

 

The internet has been very busy making and posting pictures of created characters, from celebrity lookalikes to just horrifying messes, which are sometimes both, and Black Desert is giving the best and worst a reward in their “Beauty and the Beast” Black Desert Character Creator event. Which has been running since January 26th and goes until February 5th. My creation doesn’t seem to stand out as either, but you still have time to enter and you can find the details here: https://www.blackdesertonline.com/events/ccm/ShowEvent.html#participate

Black Desert is an upcoming sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game by developer, Pearl Abyss. Black Desert has previously released in Korea, Japan, and Russia under a free-to-play model, but is releasing in Europe and North America using a buy-to-play model. Pre-orders are still available until February 26th. You can also still sign up for the second Closed Beta Test, set to begin on February 18th.

Sources:
https://www.blackdesertonline.com/news
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Desert

Thank You!

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Please accept our sincere gratitude for your help in getting our custom URLs for our YouTube and Google+ pages. This allows us to have an easy-to-remember web address for those sites and unifying internet identification across multiple social medias. We were able to choose from URL options based on our display name after meeting a few requirements. Our account had to be in good standing, be at least 30 days old, have an uploaded channel icon and channel art, and we had to link and verify our official webpage with both Google+ and YouTube. Those were the easy things that we could handle ourselves. The final eligibility requirement is where you all came in and helped out. We needed to have 100 or more subscribers on YouTube. When we asked for your help in meeting this requirement, we had less than half of that amount. We didn’t expect so much support so quickly. We are thankful to have so many supportive friends like you!

Our new YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMMOShow

Our new Google+ URL: https://plus.google.com/+TheMMOShow

 

The MMO Show 24: Intimidating Wordsmiths and Blind Wives



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Show Notes

Enjoy a bit of the musical talents of Brent, while he, Jason, Steve, and Shannon talk about SWTOR, Neverwinter, 4k TVs, Suicide Squad, Elite: Dangerous, Blade & Soul, Hero’s Song Kickstarter, and how Paladins (Jason) is pissing Brent off.

The MMO Show is a podcast on MMORPGs that talks about our week in gaming while drinking. We don’t tangent. We just have side quests.

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The MMO Show 23: Buttchuggering Lotto Losers



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Brent returns from the Smite World Championship and Slurms is back and in Detroit with Jason & Shannon. We talk about our experiences with the Oculus Rift, MMO emulators, Smite of course, SWTOR again, and other random awesome stuff.

The MMO Show is a podcast on MMORPGs that talks about our week in gaming while drinking. We don’t tangent. We just have side quests.

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The MMO Show 22: Hardware, Oculus Rift, & SWTOR



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Show Notes

Todd and Braxwolf join Jason & Shannon this week to talk about SWTOR, Marvel Heroes, EverQuest, & Neverwinter. They also discuss some hardware: mouse and keyboard options, Raspberry Pi, PS4 (Battlefront & Lego Dimensions), ChromeCast, and the price of VR, specifically the Oculus Rift.

The MMO Show is a podcast on MMORPGs that talks about our week in gaming while drinking. We don’t tangent. We just have side quests.

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Reloading our Roots

Some of you already know that The MMO Show is not our first podcast. We started with CoTCast, a Warhammer Online focused show named after our guild, Circle of Trust. We also did a Guild Wars 2 focused show called RavenKast, named after the GW2 guild we were in at the time, Ravenkin. And our longest running podcast, Multiplaying, was a multigaming & geek entertainment show that focused on the activities of our online gaming community of the same name.

Until now, these shows have remained available in audio format, but the hosting expires this month and we have decided not to renew. In order to preserve our recorded ramblings, we’ve begun uploading them to our old Multiplaying YouTube channel. We’ll also be highlighting them on our current YouTube channel for The MMO Show. We’re still in the process of uploading episodes but if you’d ever like to visit, or revisit, our roots, and maybe gain some understanding of those weird inside jokes we share with our longtime listeners, you can do so via the following playlists: