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

 

[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 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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Show Notes

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:

 

About our MMO Scenery Playlist on YouTube

We’ve recently started an MMO Scenery playlist on our YouTube channel and you may have seen some of these upload updates via twitter and google+ and wondered what we’re doing. We’re going to be using this for our show, to play on the screen while we’re talking about MMOs.  We focus on being an audio podcast, so this is simply a small enhancement for those people who watch our podcast, either live or on YouTube. It won’t be pivotal to the show, which is why we’ve chosen to use scenery from MMOs, rather than action scenes that could distract from our conversation. We’ve only just started collecting them, but if you want to see what we’re talking about, you can check out the playlist here:

 

We’re going to use our YouTube channel to save show elements like this, share some of our game play sessions, save video clips for blog posts, and of course, post our podcast (and include the video of it as often as we can). Although we have no plans to center on video content, if you’d like a little more of The MMO Show in your life, subscribing to our YouTube channel could be a good way to get it.

The MMO Show 21: Not Your Daddy’s Awards Show



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Show Notes

We end this year with our OTY awards. Jason, Steve, Brent, & Shannon talk about the Bummers and Boners of 2015. Guild Wars 2, FFXIV:ARR, EQ: Progressive Servers, Elite: Dangerous and more.

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 20: Spoiling Star Wars Seven



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Show Notes

WARNING: If you have not already seen it, this podcast contains information that will spoil the movie, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” for you.

This week we start our episode rather normally with Brent, Shannon, Jason, and special guest: Brooke. Brooke is a long time Star Wars fan and is a member of the Great Lakes Garrison of the 501st Legion.

At 0:27:03, tragedy strikes when technical difficulties cut our regular program short and Brent, not wanting to hear spoilers, uses this time to take his leave from the show. Steve (aka Slurms) then joins us fresh from his first viewing of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and we all begin to gush uncontrollably.

The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of scree-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormptrooper armor, Sith Lords, Clone Troopers, bounty hunters, and other villains from the Star Wars universe.

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 Orrator’s Wintersday Feast to End Childhood Hunger

The Orrator is a Guild Wars 2 Fan Fiction newspaper created and written by our very own Steve “Slurms” Lichtsinn. Today, The Orrator has a special message: Be a part of the Wintersday effort to end childhood hunger.

This in-character article is for a very real charity called No Kid Hungry. Combining in-game lore with our own season of giving, The Orrator is asking you to help with this effort to end childhood hunger in America. He’s set a very modest goal of $150 for what he’s calling his first, hopefully of many, The Orrator’s Wintersday Feast. Your donations and shares can help attain that goal. Together we can  help kids have a holiday season without hunger.

Please help end childhood hunger in America by making a gift to No Kid Hungry on The Orrator’s 1st Annual Wintersday Feast page here: join.nokidhungry.org/goto/Orrator