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VPR Cast#31: “Snow Juice”

Welcome to our 31st mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! All the boys are away, except for Vince and Ryan. We take you into a completely non MMO cast, ranging from health and fitness to massive politics. So if you aren’t in the mind to listen to the most vicious punditry this side of the Mississippi, then skip this cast and listen next week. Also, this cast is rated “R”, so you sub 17’s… you listen to this.

About this mmo podcast: Prepare to feast your ears on angry politics. Here’s the basic time breakdown:

  • light discussion on health, fitness, rocky. 00:00 – 25:00
  • hobbies, snowboarding 25:00 – 40:15
  • vincent and code 40:15 – 43:48
  • enter politics 43:48 – 2:14:00
  • Ryan worships dfo 2:14:00
  • Children, there were some things said in this cast where we could not, at the time, recall some of our references. In our health segment Ryan was referring to Jack Lalanne. Here are some You Tube vids where you can learn more about this god of health and well being:

  • You Tube vid 1
  • You Tube vid 2
  • You Tube vid 3
  • Somewhere in our discussion of politics and the bailout, Ryan mentioned a book that argues the destructive capabilities of the banking system (well, that’s his perception). The book is The Coming Battle. You can read it online here.

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    Listen to the Vince and Ryan Palooza!



    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#30: “Not 31”

    Welcome to our 30th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Ben guides this cast as only a true gnome could. We range from halloween to halloween and everything in between.

    1st Segment: We got a late start so you are privileged to hear one hour of virtually non stop Ben. Thank me later. Enjoy the cast!

    click a segment below to LISTEN NOW to this mmo podcast:

    The 1 hour tour

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#29: “Warhammer – Cookie Cutters Gone Wild!

    Welcome to our 29th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Peter rejoins the podcast as we go waaaay off topic. We hit some Warhammeronline, talk about grind burn and the the lack of robust compelling features to continue WAR longterm (really for pvpers). Also, you’re in luck, we explore our culinary pleasures with a debate on Taco Bell, Del Taco, and El Pollo loco.

    1st Segment: Who has what kind of character and at what level? Who’s feeling the grind burn? Ben eats El Pollo Loco. Warhammer… still compelling? Cookie cutters gone wild… where’s the true uniqueness (WAR)?

    2nd Segment: Starts off attempting to wrap up the end of segment 1. El Pollo Loco takes on Taco Bell.
    Vincent had mouth cancer, an abortion, …? Love to love Chevy’s salsa. Ben’s a real man, as proven by his love of pink tacos. What’s up with Norwegian food 😀 ? Paul experiences crack at Yum Yum Donuts.

    3rd Segment: This segment kicks off with a little Dream Theater… not bad for a band we’ve never heard of… Paul tells a story about guns, gangsters, and the SJPD. Ryan tells a story about a petty car thief, and what it’s like to be a tiger. No games this segment.

    4th Segment: Ben had a story about a refrigerator. Ben talks gibberish about Karl Marx, hot karls, pale eyed thieves… who knows. Warhammer needs to let a few double entendres fly… damn!

    click a segment below to LISTEN NOW:

    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

    4th segment

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#28: “Enter… WAR Genius!”

    Welcome to our 28th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Vince spins big cheese and brings in the cast. Ryan is late, and Peter is absent. Many topics covered in Warhammer and some darkfall discussion as well. Strap in, strap on, and learn about a WAR genius.

    1st Segment: When you write a moral check, don’t be surprised if it’s denied. WoW, morale, pal, Palin, JOe the Plumber, and Paul. The warrior priest is disussed.

    2nd Segment: The topic of tactics changing in combat is concluded. Ben questions things that shouldn’t be questioned. Suffice it to say, he’s lucky Ryan isn’t there. Paul… speak into the mic, son!

    3rd Segment: Ryan bites into Ben. Kids, don’t listen. Too many bombs are dropped. Ben tells us about his nasty need to dual box or not play at all. The boys drop some smack on Mac. The MMO Imagineers™ get cracking again with another new idea… at least to Ryan.

    4th Segment: Another long ass segment ensues. Kicks off with wrapping up Ben’s thoughts, if you can call them that :D, about WAR’s two new classes. Somehow Witch Elves rule. We review one of the latest Darkfallonline.com preview videos from the Athen’s Digital Event. Looks like the sound from the link was too loud, so we are very faint in the background. Thanks… Vince! 😀 Ben and Ryan wrap up the segment with a painfully prolonged discussion of some DFO theories on tactics, weapons, and magic.

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    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

    4th segment

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#27: “The Sims go to WAR!”

    Welcome to our 27th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Paulicus brings us in to a long diverse cast. This cast is hot, get it while you can!

    1st Segment:Paul badmouths the Warhammer mail system… Ryan joins in; AND Ben’s manhood is questioned to boot. We begin reading listener comments.

    2nd Segment: Listener mail/comments reading continued. We touch on buying items/gold from the mmo vendor, and or Ebay players. Ryan mentions his turn offs in WAR, such as no in game smack talk. Some of the user comments get us to discuss more Darkfallonline.

    3rd Segment: Ryan slam’s the claustrophobia of WAR (he’s only level 20 though). The smacktalk imagineers™ get to work on how to make WAR pvp a tad better. Some WAR tactics are discussed… thanks to the beautiful implementation of collision detection.

    4th Segment: Grab the hand rails to your mother’s basement, this segment is loooong ass! First we relive one of our favorite episodes of Crank Yankers…Batman’s nemesis 😀 Ryan follows up with some DFO scenario oriented concepts. Afterwords a beautiful discussion on Bright Wizards ensues between Vince and Bentannica.

    click a segment below to LISTEN NOW:

    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

    4th segment

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#26: “About a Boy (bw)”

    Welcome to our 26th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Encyclopedia Bentannica takes us in to a cast that covers a few topics, ranging from leveling pace to afk’ers in the Scenarios. All throughout Ben and Paul mix it up while Ryan lags and Vince puts in his dos centalvos.

    ***A little reminder: we cast on Wed and post on Sunday Night. This is the second week in a row that some of the content in our cast was made irrelevant by the quick fixes of the Warhammer Online team…. Damn them!

    1st Segment:Ben and Paul discuss the leveling slowdown… when it hits, how it feels, and what to do about it. Further, Paul fills the group in on his latest Scenario experiment that will shock and anger you!

    2nd Segment: P and V opine that Destro has the edge in pvp on our server (biatches!); Vince brings up the gold spammer issue…. what a bunch of punks.

    3rd Segment: Peter, Paul, and Mary (Vince)… AND Ben wax political (Ryan lays low). If you want to avoid this topic skip to minute 5:35 on this track. Somehow politics seques into the art of Salvaging… which might make some sense given the afforementioned political topic. Ryan talks about what’s behind a server name; Ben talks BW.

    4th Segment: Ben continues to kick it Bright Wizard with Vince. They cover strats from blowing shit up to holding hands.

    click a segment below to LISTEN NOW:

    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

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    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast#25: “Bitch, Moan, Repeat”

    Welcome to our 25th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Producer Pete returns and Ryan leads us into a cast of bitching and moaning.

    Segment 1 – 4: No individual annotations this time. Pick a segment and enjoy the bitch fest. Seriously… we thought it was time to hammer Warhammer. So far it’s had a free pass; no longer. While we play Order, you will be listening to Destruction.

    *One of the points we pick at is the mini game (EULA box) on the character selection screen… this has been changed since the cast on Wednesday, and is now a bit more palatable. It’s as if they read our minds… mine at any rate.

    click a segment below to LISTEN NOW:

    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

    4th segment

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR-B #24: “THAC0”

    Welcome to our 24th cast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Minus Produce Pete we rock on with a delicious cast brought in by Paulicus Rex with Commander Vince spinning big cheese. In each segment we offer a tip topped by our regular sauce. This cast is almost exclusively Warhammer Online talk.

    1st Segment: Now that we’re full fledge in WAR we poll ourselves on which is better, our last mmo (Age of Conan) or this one… Warhammer online. Afterwards Ben proceeds to pole himself further, while we discuss our unmerciful usage of Goon Squad…. poor little muppets. Paul proffers tip#1.

    2nd Segment: Paul questions Reknown rewards transparency versus Public Quest rewards. Ryan proffers tip#2. Huge argument ensues over the affects of Willpower, Intelligence, and THAC0.

    3rd Segment: Paul jumps right on top of tip#3… we wonder if normally hops on tip so eagerly. 😀 Dr. Paul also divulges phase one of a multipart plan addressing “how to get your wife to play mmos”.

    4th Segment: The best way to grow weed, AND tip#4. Ben breaks down crafting/harvesting. The concept of Power PQ’ing is presented.

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    1st segment

    2nd segment

    3rd segment

    4th segment

    *please bare with us while we tidy up the site in our new format. At the moment this site is best viewed in FireFox. Google Chrome also renders nicely.

    Upcoming

    Game Discussion and Analysis:

    • Darkfallonline (DFO): open pvp, full loot, loads of asses to kick.
    • Warhammer Online (WAR): hardercore WoW??? Team pvp. Quests up the yin.
    • and many more…

    VPR Cast #24 COMING 25 Sep 08

    Delayed until this evening… 2200PDT 25 Sep 08 

     

    Men and Women of Honor,

    We are leveraging our Warhammer “headstart” and will NOT be casting this week.  We will cast next Wed, and have the love posted that night… Therefore if you check back on Thursday, 25 Sep 08, you will strike audio gold.