VPR Cast 85:”Sweet Syncaine”

Welcome to our 85th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Darkfall lovers gather round with your freshly rolled dollar bills… for tonight, your ears will be treated to sweet Syncaine (from Hardcore Casual Blog).

Summary: Recently Syncaine was married and honeymooned in Greece. Consequently he did what all aspiring gods do, and that is he ascended Mount Olympus and spoke to the immortal residence therein.

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About this glorious mmo podcast:
  Over 1 hours of the sweetest Synaine you’ve ever heard
  Cover Syncaine’s time in Greece
  Syncaine comments on Tasos’s QA
  Ginger Magician and more…

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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.

33 thoughts on “VPR Cast 85:”Sweet Syncaine””

  1. Robbie posted this under cast 84:
    You said that they’re not punishing people who are using lootscripts – this is a lie, I know people who have been permanently banned for use of loot scripts.

    My reply:

    @Robbie: Lying is the intention to deceive. I could definitely be wrong about something that I said, but I’m not trying to lead anybody astray. haha πŸ˜€ BTW, I think you meant to post this within the cast 85 comments.

  2. @Ryan I am about half through and fucking awesome job man! Your interview skills really shine through in this cast. Can’t wait to finish the rest today hopefully. The whole thing with the loot script is bull shit. All they need to do to fix it is let you loot all like in all other MMO’s. Then they could just put a timer on the looting bodies. There is line between being realistic and having fun. Developers need to remember that it’s just a game and they should change features like this that don’t ruin the game but make it more fun. That and you should be able to hold down the left mouse key for attack. It almost seems like they go out of their way to have DFO give your carpal tunnel, lol.

  3. Just finished the show and it was a great cast! I think it’s great that someone has such a love for a game that they would be willing to travel half way across the world to meet the company who created it. Ryan, DFO seriously needs a faster way of travel. They could make the cool down be an hour and it could be a random spot in the area. This would help new players get more right into the action and teleport to where the population is. In any MMO that has mandatory length travel, I personally find this very frustrating.

  4. @Yak: Thanks!

    RE teleportation… localized conflict is nice, so I’m not too concerned about somebody being able to ferry themselves across the continent at will. That really hurt VG SoH. However, I’ll reserve final judgment until we see what they do.

  5. I just realized that I hadn’t commented. Which I should’ve – shame on me!

    Great work Ryan. Seriously… you’re really god damn fast and effecient πŸ˜€ Very good interview indeed!

  6. We need a welcome back to Darkfall Epoch show with me you apoc Bob Ed and every one lol. Mainly just cause i miss you all

    @Yak they are discussing throwing in portal travel

  7. @Widunder: Thanks! Yeah, we can thank Syncaine for the speed and efficiency, as he originally told me he had 15 min. haha. Luckily we were able to have him on for longer.. :)

    @Connor: So did you actually re-sign up?

  8. WELLLLL the billing staff is working on unbanning my old character because they looked and saw that from where the sign up, main play, and where i was messaging them from was a different IP than the one that got it banned.

    SO if all goes well I’ll get Epoch Evolution back (my alfar)
    and just have to transfer over. If that doesn’t happen im gonna have alot of work to do with my new female human (Epochs Ashole)

    But we shall all know in the next couple days

  9. @Epoch: Let me know when you’re back in action!

    @Luke: Thanks! Appreciate the sentiment.

    @Steve Renolds: You should have provided a link πŸ˜€ I’m curious as to what is stimulating their base.

    @Sjouks: Thanks! To Syncaine goes the glory.

  10. For you guys that want some Final Fantasy info, check out Yak’s latest cast!

    @Starcraft 2: Thanks! Been planning to catch up with Apoc for a state of the game discussion, and what he thinks re the upcoming changes, and the 2010 drive. Also, while I’ve been thinking about this for well over a year now, I might just try to get a hold of various guild leaders and catch up with them, their plans, and their exploits. This is something that the guys at Murdering Each Other had started, and is a good idea.

  11. @Iona: That’s it, I mistyped… it’s Murdering One Another. Not sure if he still plays. I think that he doesnt, though, given what one of his partners said a long time ago regarding RL things keeping Thrill busy. I should find out. Even though they only had a few casts, I loved every one of them :)

  12. He exposed people for what they were. I hope he starts making more shows. Of course, if you can pick up his mantle, more power to ya. It is certainly a great idea and lets the community develop steps further.

    Good luck if you decide to do it! (I think you are in VAMP tho? It may seem like a conflict of interests for some guilds to talk with you.)

  13. @Newbieff11 WOW, that kid needs a good beating! Another reason not to play Xbox live with all those little shits like that online.

  14. @Newbieff11: I’m going to echo Yak’s “WOW”. That child is being reared to be a loud mouth. Daddy needs his ass beat in front of his daughter. “Now run and tell that!”

    @Iona: It’s definitely not a conflict of interest. Just gamers talking… figuring out what everybody’s up to. Not sure that it matters what guild I’m in, as once the show hits the net all agendas are revealed, per the participants own volition. All that aside, I’m completely fine offering editing rights to guests. They can rip out what they want. I have no ulterior motives. Hopefully people who listen perceive me as honest and transparent. I have nothing to hide, and nothing to gain by duping guests. So we’ll see how that all works out.

    Also, planning to cast this weekend. Hope to update you guys with some editorial on the latest forum happenings, and what’s been going on in DFO. Might also get Apoc on. I’ll have to see what his availability is like.


    I have been spending all my summer time on the beach or playing darkfall. Left my last job, Got a new one. Now I can listen and smacktalk!

    Syncaine Nice work man. I have also been checking out your blog Paragus directed me to. Very cool getting to solid but different perspectives.

  16. @Iona: No, I am not waiting on the expansion. I am prioritizing gaming over casting. haha. So much good stuff to cover too. Honestly, I thought I’d kick one out already. Shooting for doing a solo cast this weekend, even though I have several would be guests, and posting that early next week at the latest… that’s my plan.

    @Widunder: Between you and Iona, your collective wish is my command. Hope you dont mind a solo cast.

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