VPR Cast#114: “Beargrim”

Welcome to our 114th VPR cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! – Your number one source for winning
at life! Tonight we have with us an oft requested guild leader. He led NME from a position of mediocrity into the lime light. Welcome forum user rooted oak, aka Beargrim, SG of NME!

DISCLAIMER: This cast may induce nausea, vomiting, and prolonged erections. Listener discretion is advised.

About this wood gripping mmo podcast:
 1.5 hours of Beargrim Oakgrip.
 Gaming: Legend of Mir, Warhammer, Darkfall.
 Darkfall: NME’s history and conquest.
 Unholy Wars: Beaqrgrim’s big news! As well we discuss AV’s delay of game.

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Game Discussion and Analysis:

  • Darkfall: Unholy Wars (DFO 2.0): mmo fps, open pvp, full loot, conquest,classes.
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare(Chivalry): FPS – Sword and board, hack and slash arena.

27 thoughts on “VPR Cast#114: “Beargrim””

  1. I thought we could play today on friday. AV really never will let us play when they quote, even if they appear to be 100% ready to launch playtest they gotta delay it ONE day!

  2. You should mention on the MP3 file that the entire 3 hours was recorded on your twitch TV account and can be listened to in it’s entirety over there. Also, you should put a note at the top of your shownotes to turn on the hard record.

    I’m really unhappy about the new class based gameplay. This goes against the nature of darkfall. I see no reason why they didn’t introduce a hard skill cap and more or special skills, or something along those lines. Classes are essentially a hard cap with no freedom of choice in skils. Class based combat is totally different than a open ended skill system, this is really taking away a large element of the game and gameplay that I prefer. I got over the class system a long time ago after playing it in every MMO other than darkfall. They better leave me in a first person option too, or that might be too much for me.

  3. Hey guys :) You all did pre order darkfall? Damn im really thinking about doing it :) but it costs too much hahaha 😀 well it is for me :) I work my ass off but dont get payed and shit 😀 So yeah… i dont know… i really want to pre order that shittie :] Im sorry i dont have friends who plays darkfall so i rant about it here haha 😀

  4. That’s obviously legit! They decided to change the steam font and layout just for DF:UW because if the design was too cohesive nobody would ever believe that it’s from AV.

  5. I’ve got a bone to pick with Mr. Miguelito. If you disagree with my claim that this is a truth that Miguelito’s shills are told by Miguelito that they cannot acknowledge, lest they give aid and comfort to the rest of us, then read no further. Ancient Greek dramatists discerned a peculiar virtue in being tragic. Miguelito would do well to realize that they never discerned any virtue in being brash. Call me disorderly if you’d like; I will still do everything in my power to throw down the gauntlet and challenge Miguelito’s chargés d’affaires to hone in on his faults with laser-like precision. Then, I will announce to the world that the first lies that he told us were relatively benign. Still, they have been progressing. And they will continue to progress until there is no more truth; Miguelito’s lies will grow until they blot out the sun.

    If Miguelito can’t be reasoned out of his prejudices, he must be laughed out of them. If Miguelito can’t be argued out of his selfishness, he must be shamed out of it. His pronouncements are like the Hydra from Greek mythology. They continually acquire new heads and new strength. The only way to stunt their growth is to inculcate in the reader an inquisitive spirit and a skepticism about beliefs that Miguelito’s collaborators take for granted. The only way to destroy Miguelito’s Hydra entirely is to provide more people with the knowledge that he cannot tolerate the world as it is. He needs to live in a world of fantasies. To be more specific, I wish I didn’t have to be the one to break the news that Miguelito’s jackbooted reports are as unpleasant as the sewage that gets belched up from a broken garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. Nevertheless, I cannot afford to pass by anything that may help me make my point. So let me just state that besides being blatantly sexist towards the female gender, Miguelito is utterly lethargic. That’s not something that we learn in school—though it should be. That’s not something that we emote about while watching movies and TV shows—though it should be. What it is is something that tells us loudly and clearly that I never intend to offend anyone, Miguelito included. Alas, the following statement may upset a few people: Miguelito’s comment that divine ichor flows through his veins is clear and simple dupery. Some people squirm a bit when they they read things like that, but such statements are the key to explaining why Miguelito has repeatedly threatened to convert lush forests into arid deserts. Maybe that’s just for maximum scaremongering effect. Or maybe it’s because Miguelito’s peons’ thinking is fenced in by many constraints. Their minds are not free because they dare not be. Let me end by saying that I know that what I have written in this letter will send many readers (especially any who are big fans of Mr. Miguelito) into a tizzy or a tantrum. I am sorry, but I remind them that I see myself as a link in the endless chain of generations, with an inescapable responsibility to provide people the wherewithal to put the kibosh on Miguelito’s whinges.

  6. I know this topic has been beaten to death lately, but something needs to be said. Mr. Miguelito has become so malefic, so moved beyond the realm of reason, that I feel compelled to purge the darkness from his heart. In the rest of this letter, I will use history and science (in the Hegelian sense) to prove that his aeipathy for adversarialism borders on the pathological. He swears that you and I are inferior to heartless, small-minded schizophrenics. Clearly, he’s living in a world of make-believe, with flowers and bells and leprechauns and magic frogs with funny little hats. Back in the real world, Miguelito has stated that the world can be happy only when his collectivism movement is given full rein. I find such declaratory statements quite telling. They tell me that Miguelito’s writings have served as a powerful weapon with which gruesome sideshow barkers can dump effluent into creeks, lakes, streams, and rivers. Excuse me; that’s not entirely correct. What I meant to say is that perhaps one day we will live in a world where good people are not troubled by fear of noxious crybabies. Until that day arrives, however, we must spread the word that while Miguelito is out taking us over the edge of the abyss of desperadoism, the general public is shouldering the bill. Sadly, this is a bill of shattered minds, broken hearts and homes, depression and all its attendant miseries, and a despondency about Miguelito’s attempts to wage an odd sort of warfare upon a largely unprepared and unrecognizing public.

    Miguelito promises that if we give him and his helpmeets additional powers, he’ll guard us from irritable misogynists. My question, however is, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?—Who will guard the guards? While we may all pray for a perfect utopian world in which everyone is holding hands and singing “We Are the World” in perfect harmony, the reality is that he all but forces his apocrisiaries to overthrow western civilization through the destruction of its four pillars—family, nation, religion, and democracy. Interestingly, Miguelito’s apocrisiaries don’t much seem to mind being given such insecure orders. I guess it’s hard to free biggety, shameless quodlibetarians from the chains they revere. A related observation is that Miguelito unfairly lambastes people who are trying to do the best they can in a bad situation. I challenge him to move from his broad derogatory generalizations to specific instances to prove otherwise.

    I, hardheaded cynic that I am, like to say that I was definitely appalled when I first learned that Miguelito’s zealots want to encourage a deadly acceptance of intolerance. He never directly acknowledges such truisms but instead tries to turn them around to make it sound like I’m saying that drug money is being used to pay for the construction of huge underground cities intended to house both humans and aliens who serve a secret, transnational shadow government. I guess that version better fits his style—or should I say, “agenda”? It must be pointed out over and over again to Miguelito’s companions and, in a broader sense, to materialistic, uncivilized bed-wetting cowards that every time Miguelito’s overbearing lynch mob grows we lose more of who we are. Now that’s a strong conclusion to draw just from the evidence I’ve presented in this letter so let me corroborate it by saying that I believe I have finally figured out what makes people like Miguelito establish rack-and-thumbscrew programs. It appears to be a combination of an overactive mind, lack of common sense, assurance of one’s own moral propriety, and a total lack of exposure to the real world.

    If Miguelito had lived the short, sickly, miserable life of a chattel serf in the ages “before technocracy” he wouldn’t be so keen to rob, steal, cheat, and murder. Maybe he’d even begin to realize that he says that he is a protective bulwark against the advancing tyranny of mordacious nonentities. Yet he also wants to rule with an iron fist. Am I the only one who sees the irony there? I ask because he must be surrounded by some sort of reality-distortion field. Why else would Miguelito’s compeers maintain that Miguelito is a spokesman for God? If it weren’t for all that reality distortion they’d instead be observing that there’s no shortage of sin in the world today. It’s been around since the Garden of Eden and will undoubtedly persist as long as Miguelito continues to lead a feral jihad against those who oppose him.

    Miguelito is exceedingly quarrelsome, clumsy, lackluster, deceitful, delusional, brutal, morally corrupt, callous, pestilential, and inhumane. Sorry for the synathroesmus, but one of his most loyal expositors is known to have remarked, “The federal government should take more and more of our hard-earned money and more and more of our hard-won rights.” And there you have it: a direct quote from a primary source. The significance of that quote is that there are some unprincipled miscreants who are lamebrained. There are also some who are snooty. Which category does Miguelito fall into? If the question overwhelms you, I suggest you check “both”. I’ve left out many criticisms of Mr. Miguelito from this wailing wall of a letter. Nevertheless, I feel that it’s a start—a philosophical space where we can plant a new flag symbolizing all that is wrong with Miguelito.

  7. Someone needs to generate some content soon. Are you having trouble finding DF guests since their beta has been such an epic display of ineptitude?

    More likely, you’re on a creativity hangover from Christmas food.

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