VPR Cast#65: “Yak and DDO 1/3”

Welcome to our 65th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Yak is back and he’s talking Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO). This is the first ddo podcast of a three part series.

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Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast (below are the annotations for the entire triple cast):
 1 hour of mmo podcast pleasure
EQ1: Barabarian is a clas not race.
Return to LOTRO, waste of time on WOW/EQ2 clones, go into detail about this. (Runekeeper is LOTRO on easy mode; everyone gets 1 hour res, etc.)
Briefly talk about playing Meridian59. (The free on-official server) Small pop not enough PVE, very outdated graphics, etc. if the official has a higher population then it might be worth it.
Disclaimer that I am a D&D fanboy. (Hate it when people say other MMO’s are the closest thing to D&D. D&D is the real deal.
Go into detail about XP, questing leveling. No grinding, only get XP from finishing quests. Can do quests in solo, normal, hard or elite difficulty. (XP scales, 25% hard, 50% elite.)
Talk about PVE in detail. Have to complete quest to get the XP. Quests have puzzles, levers, DM voice in the background. Go into detail about the “Proof is in the Poison Quest”, as an example. Talk about how quests are liek D&D as they should be, this isn’t your typical grind hack and slash like in WOW, LOTRO, etc.
Go into detail about Rest Shines SP (Mana) Management, Death/Res, Soul Stones, how to rest, etcAI is very smart and scales with difficulty.
No auto lock on targeting, have a target and must mouse over your target. (No tab target.)
Talk about how the quests are laid out in town and how the instancing works. Compare it to how much better it is compared to Guild Wars for example.
Grouping/LFG system. How it works, benefits of grouping. Can be played solo but game is meant to be played as a group. (Grouping is where it is at.) Incentive to group has you get more XP for hard and elite. Not based on how many mobs you kill. (Bonus for not dying, side quests, kill bosses etc, but penalties if the level is too high.)
F2P VS. Premium and VIP accounts, the differences, what you get. Talk about the game being free etc, quest packs, XP buffs, etc
Talk about the D&D mechanics such as saving throws and DC checks and skills to lead into the topic on classes.
Rouge Class is not a DPS class. Unlike any other MMO they can search for traps, disarm them, and have a real use in dungeons to pick locks unlike WOW. How into detail on the Rouge and how everyone has the basic search skill.
Fighter classes, Fighter, Barbarian, Pally, Ranger
Casters, Wizard, Sorcerer class in detail.
Casters healers, Cleric Favored Soul.
Bard class and how it is different from other MMO’s.
Skills, abilities, enhancements, feats, penalties that feats can help with etc.
Human example 28 points to allocate.
Auction House
Buying from vendors, haggle skill
Soul bound items are only from some quest rewards that I have seen so far and a lot of items are BOE or BOP
Durability of items and how bonuses don’t stack
Very gear focused game.
Cooldowns and item use per day/rest period, rest shrines.
Items do have level restrictions, etc talk about why frost bane weapons and very good and sell for a lot./dd>

Potions, wands, eternal wands
How long Yak plans on playing DDO.
Will Yak ever play DFO?
Ryan’s list of questions.

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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).

VPR Cast#64: “Apoc Unplugged”

Welcome to our 64th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! It was in the seventh year that the gods of Darkfall decided that all was good; and upon this earth Darkfall was born. And it was unto Europe, where minions of darkness and light descended to feast upon the pixelated flesh of newbs. Amongst the hordes the gods annointed an archon whose skill in pvp shines brightly, and wherever the pall of his dark shadow is cast, he leaves in his wake myriads of fully looted emotionally scarred children. Newbs call him “that mother fucker”, the gods call him Apoc.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 2 hour and 25 minutes of mmo podcast pleasure
Apoc’s background
Apoc’s darkfall background, strats, opinions, and more.

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

VPR Cast#63: “Aion Heavy”

Welcome to our 63rd mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! The cast continues where it left off last week… we still have Starkiller on board; and Schug joins the cast. If you haven’t had much time to research Aion, or you want to hear a gamer’s perspective, then listen in.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 1 hour and 50 minutes of mmo podcast pleasure
Starkiller’s mmo background
Aion
Lord of the Rings Online
Darkfall Online
Warhammer
Mortal Online
Age of Conan

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

VPR Cast#62: “Aion Lite”

Welcome to our 62nd mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Listen now and enter into a euphoric state as the cast is joined by mmo legend Starkiller, leader of the imfamous Blackhearts, bane of Ebonlore, and lover of very fine LoTRO. Continue to treat your ears to his elven vocals while he sings to them of Aion, Mortal Online, Lord of the Rings Online… dim your volume while he screeches obscenities about our beloved Darkfall Online; and cheer wildly as Schug of Fallout connects with the cast. It’s all here… solid gold. Just listen.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 50 minutes of mmo podcast pleasure
Starkiller’s mmo background
Aion
Lord of the Rings Online
Darkfall Online
Warhammer
Mortal Online

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

VPR Cast#61: “The Ed Analysis”

Welcome to our 61st mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! As is the case with every cast, tonight you will be served up a treat. Tonight you will be dining on Ryan with a very fine side of Ed. Ed’s bringing is “A” game and dropping some smack on DFO’s user interface, as well as acknowledging the game’s strong points. Ed has played many mmo’s going back to Meridian 59, and is currently engrossed in Darkfall. I’d say I hope you enjoy the ensuing hot slice of mmo podcast, but I know that you will… I did.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 90 minutes of mmo podcast pleasure
00:00 – ~35:00 We discuss Ed’s gaming background. For those who love crafting we talk a little bit about Ed’s crafting background. Later in the cast we continue with his crafting exploits in Darkfall Online.
35:00 – 135:00 Ed and darkfall. What he’s thinking about dfo, and where he’s going with his mmo gaming.

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

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.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 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. 😀
(CLICK HERE) and don’t forget to visit our own database which is literally updated weekly. Soon it is going to be re-vamped and more helpful than ever!

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

VPR Cast#59: “Yakboy”

Welcome to our 59th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! We have had the great fortune to speak with Yakboy in this cast. Over the course of the next 52 min you will hear Yak’s gaming background from Atari 2600 to mmo gaming. Next week we will bring it to a head with the remaining 1hr 45 min of hot mmo podcast.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 3 minutes of mmo podcast pleasure
00:00 – ~52:00 tons of Yakboy’s gaming background (atari, nintendo, sega, WoW, WAR, LOTRO, Guild Wars) peppered with DFO perspective 😀

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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).

VPR Cast#58: “Bobbo”

Welcome to our 58th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! I’d like to sugar coat this cast, but I can’t, as sugar is tasteless in comparison. Plain and simple… this mmo podcast grants your auditory senses pleasures intended for a god. Tonight your ears feast on pure heavenly mana… your ears feast on bob.

DISCLAIMER: we, at mmoSmackTalk.com are not responsible for erratic and or excited behavior as a result of this cast.

Now for the post pump :D… I failed to catch and deal with an annoying echo that occurs when I speak. Also, the main course, bob, is slightly faint in some areas of the cast. Go into this cast expecting the worst, and you’ll come out singing.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 1 hour of mmo podcast pleasure (about 1 hour 45 min in this case)
00:00 – ~30:00: Bob’s background and Meridian59
~30:00 – End of Cast: almost exclusive darkfallonline talk.
If nothing else, catch our discussion on dfo commerce around 1hr 24 min. I want to know what you guys think of the salvage concept in regards to dfo.

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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.

VPR Cast#57: “Don’t Go Global”

Welcome to our 57th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! Prepare your ears for a lot of hot wind and silence… we (Connor joins) open up with ~30 min of paper thin dfo talk, and shift into MO and the Global Collect fiasco. Connor commands you to enjoy the cast and comment.

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner. Roughly 50 mobs in the db. Starting the db from scratch seems unnecessary; most of the changes to loot doesn’t seem to have changed much. Drop us your finds with screens. Do it.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 1 hour of mmo podcast pleasure
Darkfall and the “expansion” <– over statement
Connor divulges what he’s playing to pass the time while holding his breath for MO paid beta.
light MO, and the Global Collect issue which caused delay of game, 10 yard penalty.

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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.

VPR Cast#56: “Dreams Do Come True”

Welcome to our 56th mmo podcast at mmoSmacktalk.com! This is an awesome time, when the lords of Darkfall have decided to eek out more of what was promised at release. We welcome their gifts and celebrate the offering!

Check out our DARKFALL DATABASE! Update frequency: weekly or sooner. 47 Mobs in db! Will probably have to start over with the patch.

About this glorious mmo podcast:
 Over 1 hour of mmo podcast pleasure
Darkfall and the “expansion”.
light MO, and comments reading.

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Upcoming MMO PODCASTS

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.

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