VPR Cast#82: “Just Say Node”

Welcome to our 82nd mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! There comes, but once an Age, a game patch that is so simple, so sweet, and invigorates the game such that God Himself weeps… the most recent darkfall patch did just that. So peel back thine ears, and listen. Good times are here!

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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.

18 thoughts on “VPR Cast#82: “Just Say Node””

  1. For me, the patch has its ups and downs.

    It is great that they have added rare ore in nodes, since alot of people dont have access to a mine. Another great thing is the hp boost, logged in to find my hp gone up by 74 points.

    Though the AoE nerf kind of pisses me off. Dont get me wrong, I like the way they made it so that the further you are away from where a nuke hits, the less damage you take, but come on. I shoot a fireball 2 feet away from you and I hit you for 10-14 damage at the most. This is with a rank 99 fireball, 50 fire intensify.

    To me thats bullshit, especially since if you got plate on, a direct hit only hits you for 15-21 dmg. Inferno does a little more than that, but not alot. So just think about what the AoE damage is on someone who pulls out full plate or infernal. To shoot off two 90 nukes, two 50 nukes, and see that his hp has not moved, is a bit ridiculous to me.

    Now this might also have someone to do with me being a cheap bastard :p that never runs around with enchanted cobra staffs or feather enchants for heavier armor. Usually bone armor, mixed with some scale/plate and a blackbolt would do just fine.

    So before I say screw magic and go mage killer, I need to test it out a bit more with some better gear. I guess this gives me a reason to use all the rare ore in my bank.

    Being able to shoot 8 rays under 3 seconds is awesome but actually doing it in battle is stupid, very stupid. Completely destroys your mana, I would recommend using 3 or 4 at the most, like Impale, Pungent Mist, Dragonbreath and the one in necro, think its called Unholy Caress,. Though I usually only find use for them when someone turns their back to run.

    Its also good to see that they have doubled the loot of alot of mobs, and doubled the skinning loot as well.

    Nice to see a Darkfall oriented cast again,
    Looking forward to the next,


  2. @Ryan Just curious why do you call it Vyper Cast? Yak has given Darkfall 3 chances and made 3 different toons. I don’t want to say too much but want to save it for the Second Skin Part 2 cast. Let’s just say this game isn’t for your typical MMO player.

  3. I liked it. :-) Sorry for not commenting earlier, but I’ve been quite busy these past few days.

    @Yak I’m looking forward to hearing about your new DFO experiences! ;D

  4. @Widund3r It wasn’t a good one is all I can say but not for the reasons most people would think.

  5. @Yak: Darkfall is definately not for everyone. I have tried getting some friends into it but the second I mention that its full loot the convo basicly ends. I guess alot people cant handle their precious pixels being taken. Though I dont think thats the reason you disliked your experience.

    I think I know exactly what the reason why you dont like Darkfall. The reason has been concluded through extensive research on your darkfall-oriented comments throughout different casts. This information is unfortunately classified, though I can give you a hint.



  6. Ryan, it seems if i paste a link in your comments it doesn’t get posted, spam filter?

  7. Working from bottom to top…

    @Emo Lol: I’ll un spam it. not sure why that’s happening… sometimes my regular comments gets marked as spammed.

    @Widund3r: Thanks for commenting at all! Most people dont, so I’ll take what I can get. I know what you mean about being busy.

    @Yak: This site started out with three of us: Vince, Paul, and your god. We would meet roughly every Thursday night (usually Thursday) and pump out cast. But anyway, VPR is just an acronym for the 3 deities that began this world.

    And I can’t wait to hear you layout out your Darkfall hate. Gonna own you… :)

    @H. Slayer: There is another 2-3 hour dfo cast coming your way with Billy Bones and Dorothea Fairdew. Prior to posting that cast, I’m going to try to remember to address your comment.

    @Sjouks and Steve: Thanks! Steve… you come back and play yet?

  8. @Widund3r: Haha I couldnt help myself xD

    @Ryan: Thats good to hear, will definately be looking forward to that. Oh and im gonna have to make a correction on my previous statement about Unholy Caress. I have been leveling my rays a bit and personally I find Unholy Caress a bit crap, so the rays im using right now are: Impale, Pungent Mist, Insect Swarm and Dragonbreath. So far ive only been pleased 😀

  9. Sorry Ryan, but i’m not going back to darkfall, even though i think the developers are doing a good job fixing the flaws.

    Currently i’ve been hooked on watching movies and playing diablo2 hardcore. Tomorrow will be the first day of p90x, cant wait to feel that burn. Oh, and on the 8th i’m going to be playing “World of Tanks” as i have gotten into the closed beta.

  10. @Steve: You are forgiven, my son. RE the p90X, great program. I just started it a week ago. Since I havent seriously worked out for a long time, the soreness lingers. Love it!

  11. @Emo Lol: Demand and you shall receive. Compressing and uploading now. Will be up by midnight pst (I think… it’s over 3.5 hours)

    @H.Slayer: Dude… I screwed up hard. I TOTALLY wanted to read your comment in cast. You always provide very good opinion and feedback. Anyway, I missed addressing your comment when compiling this cast. I implore your most holy forgiveness.

    So here’s my written reply:
    -hp increase: love it! makes me more viable in pve and pvp. Remember when the cts patch came out… a lot of people were gimped in pve… this helps to remediate that.
    -you dont like the new magic: I’m loving it, and that’s not because I’m a destroyer spec. The fact is taht I always thought is was cow shit that the fringe of a fireball would do full dmg to me. Pissed me off that worthless punks could own me just by shooting close to me.
    -rays are completely rude, and the trade off is definitely interesting. Currently I think it’s working out great, but that’s from a casual player.
    -Loving the double skins. It’s been noted that one could skin an Oak Lord for up to 2 steed grass 😀

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