VPR Cast#59: “Yakboy II”

Welcome to our 60th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! This cast holds within it’s depths dos treats for the auditory candy lover inside of you: a 35 minute commentary on the upcoming darkfall online patch and over 1 hour and 45 minutes of continued Yakboy love. If you thought last week’s cast was remotely interesting, then just wait until you pipe this sweetness into your lobes.

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 Over 2 hours of mmo podcast pleasure:
00:00 – 35:00 the latest Darkfall Online information, to include a quest that you HAVE TO DO.
35:00 – 2:25 the Saga of Yakboy continues. We get into a 10 point analysis of Warhammer Online’s shortcomings. Ryan spatters dfo tidbits throughout.
(CLICK HERE) Latest info on Darkfall’s incoming path and expansion.
(CLICK HERE) Great info on how to enchant in Darkfall. I have not affiliation with wetpaint, but I use their info for enchanting combines. An overall helpful dfo site. Second only to this one. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Game Discussion and Analysis:

  • Darkfall Online (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
  • Mortal Online (MO): softcore DFO??? Good graphics, free for all pvp with an L2 style spin.
  • and many more…
  • Stray Bullet Games (No Name Yet): from the makers of Shadowbane, comes a mystery meat mmo. Will this be first person perspective, sandbox, loot, full loot? Nobody knows, YET, not even God.
  • (Aion): from the makers of L2, comes another L2 with upgraded graphics and flying? Not exactly sure what to make of this yet, once we have an idea we will cast on it. I do plan to have an Aion “buff” on future cast (actually have one lined up :D).

73 thoughts on “VPR Cast#59: “Yakboy II””

  1. I’m guessing that the “Barber shop” is going to be where you can change your hair after character creation. Most MMo’s have bandwagoned with that feature.

  2. @steve: NICE… thanks! That’s probably it. haha. as funny as that is. Weird, though, I’ve never heard of it.

  3. @Steve: Yep in LOTRO they let you do that. What’s funny if that you can add a scare to your toon. The barber just slashes you with his razor I guess, LOL.

  4. @Ryan: Wow man very cool DFO vids. I watched the links that you posted. I am now getting the bigger picture with this MMO. I love how you have to lock onto your target and shooting arrows is like a first person shooter. I also didn’t realize how you can use the environment for cover and such. I will have to see what happens with the next patches and expansion coming out.

  5. Update, even now with my PC running on the high performance setting the PVP is still crap. I will have to try with the settings turned down. Still though with PVP has too much going on the screen and then I die not knowing what killed me. I am very excited about the new DFO patch coming out. DFO should hire Ryan as their spokes person, lol.

  6. @Yakboy: Well, I’m definitely a dfo ultra fan. After playing so many games where your actions are confined to a class, and the imagination of the developers, it’s refreshing to play a game that allows the players veritable ufettered game play.

  7. @Ryan: W00t!!! Turbine actually has good customer service. They are refunding me the 14.95. I just have to email them to confirm the cancellation. In your face Mythic!!!

    Greetings Ed,

    Thank you for your inquiry. Because you upgraded to Mines of Moria using an existing account with the ‘buy now’ option, you did not receive 30 days of gametime free. While you were completing the purchase you would not have seen anything mentioning 30 days of gametime, and this is the normal behavior for this upgrade method. Because your account was inactive, you were also charged a $14.99 subscription fee to reactivate it. However, because other methods of upgrading do include 30 days of gametime, we have added the 30 days of gametime to your account. Your new account expiration date is 10/25/2009.

    My response:

    Thank you for the explanation. However, I just wanted to pay the 9.99 and I am still evaluating if I would like to return to this game. To pay paying the 9.99 for 30 days of play and the expansion sounded good to me. I didn’t want to purchase both, knowing this I wouldn’t have bought the expansion and just paid the monthly fee. Could you please just credit back to my visa the 14.95 and just give me the 30 days that I paid for with the expansion?

    -Ed

    Greetings Ed,

    Thank you for your inquiry. We are able to refund you the $14.99 subscription fee but you will be billed for $14.99 on September 25th unless you contact us directly to cancel the subscription either via phone or as a reply to this email. On the date you contact us to cancel, we will need to suspend the account, which will prevent you from playing again until you contact Turbine to resume the account. If you would like us to proceed, please reply to this email.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns, please respond to this email, and we will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you,
    The Turbine Customer Service Team

    To update your ticket please reply to this Email. In your reply please do not update the default subject line.

    The Turbine Knowledge Base has a wealth of information designed to help players resolve common issues. Feel free to search for an answer to any issues that you experience in the future within our Knowledge Base.

  8. @Yakboy: Would you be so kind and give me the link of the movie you were talking about at the ending of the podcast? I can’t find it.

    Yesterday I started playing Darkfall again, I hope the patch tomorrow does kick ass, as leveling lesser magic sucks. (re-rolled human)

  9. @Nizzie: That video was cool. However, like with Mortal Online those games and at least a year or so from being playable if they don’t fail. DFO is looking more and more good to me.

  10. @Yakboy: Mount and Blade isn’t an MMO, and ‘Warband’ is “just” an addon. The main game is one of the most addicting and awesome games I’ve ever played. The addon will add multiplayer (32vs32 battles) and greatly improve the graphics as you can see. It has the best melee and mounted combat system I’ve experienced so far.

    There’s a demo out there, give it a try. Best buy I made in the last 3 years or so. :)

    Warband is going to be released at the end of this year if I remember correctly.

  11. @Ryan: Is the Desperate Housewives on the NA server?

    @Nizzie: What do you by that Mount and Blade is an addon? What is it an addon for?

  12. @Nizzie: I just downloaded Warband, so I need to register or anything. Can I just stat playing since it’s the demo?

  13. @Nizzie: Interesting game. It appears that the demo is solo play only correct? Are you able to do multiplayer and play with others online?

  14. @Yakboy: Yes, it’s singleplayer only. The upcoming addon is going to add multiplayer.

    In the video combat looks simple, but since you have to block in the right direction the enemy’s swing is coming from.. well, this is going to be tricky.

  15. Patching is still a mess at AV. 6+ hours of server down time (ETA at shutdown was 4 hours), no patch notes, no news at all from the devs.

    Sigh.

  16. @nizzle: THANKS for the update! This works for me since I can’t play until Saturday now anyway (rarely am able to play Wed – Fri) :D. I kind of hope it stays down until late Friday night. haha

    @Yakboy: i completely agree!

  17. Well, server was up when I was out walking my dog. Now it’s down again. But as I read on the forums the skill gain on mobs must be insane. Both combat skills like magic, archery and melee AND defensive skills like parry, rigor, etc.

  18. @nizzie: all i know is that if they goofed up the skill up speed, and dont roll back when they find out what happened, then i dont want to be left out with no new crazy skill up.

  19. @Ryan: Yeah one guy said the increase he had while grinding Earth Magic on mobs was definitly more than 6 times..

    But right now the servers are down because AV messed up the spell addons, they were missing and some people already bought them once again. ^^

  20. @nizzie: I demand a roll back now! Otherwise they are going to ninja that shit and Ill be left in the cold, shriveled member in hand.

  21. @Ryan: Server’s are up, and the skill gain is grrrreat. I went up from 35 to 50 LM in like 20 minutes. What’s also a good change is that you don’t have to sheathe for looting tombstones anymore (don’t know if that works for using mounts and bank too) and that you see your staff and bow while moving.

  22. @nizzie: you are a king among peasants! continue to stream me updates. I CANT fucking believe that leveling speed. Not that I like the grind, but I like the idea of having a unique character…. which, if everybody can grind it all up, then we will all be the same very soon withstanding playstyle. Any thoughts on that?

  23. @nizzie: very cool! I know that Bob is going to like that feature. So let me get this straight… you pick up 5 gold, drop it in your bag, and it automatically adds to your current sum?

    One bad thing is that enemies can loot you faster… but then again, you can loot them faster.

  24. “Not that I like the grind, but I like the idea of having a unique characterโ€ฆ. which, if everybody can grind it all up, then we will all be the same very soon withstanding playstyle.”

    I agree on some level, but right now I’m glad about the boost because I have a long way to go for fire magic 100.

    What the game needs anyway is either some kind of skill cap OR much more specialization to encourage (not force) players being pure melee, pure archer and pure mages. Right now everybody is a hybrid, right?

    And yes, it automatically adds the gold/reags/etc to the other pile you already got in your backpack. It will make looting in both pve and pvp MUCH faster, you won’t have to collect each gold coin separately if you killed some dude who was killing mobs for an hour and just threw his loot into his backpack.

  25. Well… I’m excited to try it out. So let’s pray for a rollback sometime on Friday, and then we can go from there. Deal? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the latest patch. I’m jealous ๐Ÿ˜

  26. “So letโ€™s pray for a rollback sometime on Friday, and then we can go from there. Deal? ”

    I think I’d go insane if this happens.

    I was actually very sceptic if I’d play DF for more than a week, but after this changes I’m pretty confident that I’ll stay for some time. :)

  27. I am glad that they came out with this patch to make skill ups much faster for those you want to play the game and not troll on the blood wall.

    @Ryan: I agree they should make it so that you can specialize in melee, archer, magic etc. So that way you can me a jack of all trades and a master of one. In the beginning of this cast you talked about DFO prestige classes. I think that would be awesome if you got your stills to certain specs that that would allow you to become either a prestige class or specialize.

  28. @Connor: you’ve been away from home for far too long. Also, read your email, son!

    @nizzle: trying to put on together for this weekend/mon/tues. The next postable cast has already been completed and will be posted in the same time frame.

    @yak: I’m thinking about re-doing this site in such a way that it will allow for some good game help links. The one you posted might be a decent overview, but it’s a little dated. For example, where he says that there’s nothing really useful about questing… he is dead wrong (as I point out at the beginning of the cast “Yakboy II”)

  29. @Ryan: For the hell of it I tried Ultima Online, since they have a free 14 day trial. I can see why you went to DFO. I hate having to move with the mouse and the birds eye view.

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