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Host: Brent
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online and many many more. The VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast is the flagship podcast of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #126
Mon, 4 Aug 2008 04:41:00 GMT [download/play]



Topics this week:

- Does Brent deserve a break?
- Blackstar's status: precarious
- Blade & Soul, NC Soft learns kung fu
- Darkfall waffles
- DNA, just what our outer space overlords ordered
- Wrath of Lich King to arrive in 2008
- Saga of Ryzom is reborn
- Star Trek Online is for real
- Listener Mail on Runescape DH
- What I'm Playing

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Episode 126 Discussion Thread

'Ryzom!' by Brad
Submitted on 2008-08-04 08:28:37 CST
I've been watching this with great interest, hoping that they would get things up and going again. When I checked this morning they have a brand new website at http://www.ryzom.com. I didn't play Ryzom in the past, but I'm looking for the opportunity to give this one a shot.


'WoOt' by Luper
Submitted on 2008-08-04 11:39:59 CST
Another sponsor and he's cutting us off! Ouch! haha.. =P Thanks Daph!

It sucks that they aren't going to be releasing Darkfall in the US at first, but hopefully, they allow us to get in on beta and what not. I've been keeping up on the game. It looks really interesting. It's pure PvP though. I'm usually not a hardcore PvP'er, but this game has sparked my interest.

2 more weeks till Fan Faire! yayayayay

~Luper (voyages of vanguard)



'"NC soft learns kung fu"' by Darasimi
Submitted on 2008-08-04 17:49:39 CST
lol nice title, I'm realy into martial arts but what was currently out on offer never realy intrested me. Blade and Soul looks promising though :) Probably not going to come here for a couple years but I've got time :p just another game to keep track of... lose intrested and then come rushing back once they have a new trailer ^_^. By the way what's that song at the end of the podcast? I like it :D


'Great show. Don't spin off.' by Nosferum
Submitted on 2008-08-07 16:53:55 CST
-I really enjoyed this show for all the obvious reasons.

-I disagree with a spin-off, show, though. I would definitely prefer a single dense show of quality than the same content spread out over two or three different podcasts. Quality over quantity.



'spin off?' by Brent
Submitted on 2008-08-07 16:59:08 CST
I don't remember mentioning a spin off. I'm confused.


'Posted in the wrong place.' by Nosferum
Submitted on 2008-08-08 11:17:42 CST
-My original post shouldn't be on this podcast. It was intended for Voyages of Vanguard. =) I listened to this one immediately before VoV, so after I logged in I must have accidentally gone here to post rather than to VoV. My apologies. My first comment still applied here, though. =p


'A hardcore PvPer with no PvP MMOs...' by Edward78
Submitted on 2008-08-10 14:34:43 CST
Well I got AoC, thinking it would be much more than it is, but it is a grindfest & many bugs still. Pluss I have a feeling that the PvP?Sieging isn't that good. There is Darkfall online, but we all know that is never coming out. There is EvE, but that is more of a space sim ontop of a mmo engine (MS Space sim) the freedom is great, but that is it. Then there is shadowbane, the only one that is what a PvP MMO should be like, to bad it is old, but if it got a update, I would be there ASAP.


'what's the song?' by Darasimi
Submitted on 2008-08-13 14:17:34 CST
Seriously what's the song at the end of the podcast? lol


'Does Brent Deserve A Break?' by dominici
Submitted on 2008-08-16 00:08:16 CST
Hi Brent, please don't take the following the wrong way! I'm not trying to be mean, or anti-Brent, or interested in a flame war of any sort! I'm hoping to be constructive in my criticism, but you never know with these things. And I welcome anybody to prove me wrong and say it's all in my imagination. This is where I think it all began - ever since you've started your donations drive, the quality of the podcasts have gone down. Up until about six months ago, i would've recommended your podcasts to anybody for objective and informative MMO information. But lately, the podcasts just have a "strained" feel to them, like you're forcing yourself to do them. And I've noticed a lot more ranting and subjective criticisms have crept into the commentaries, as well as a decline in the amount of content you cover. Maybe you've stretched yourself too thin, what with all you're doing at the moment, or maybe you've done the same gig too long and need a break, I don't know - only you can answer that. I've always enjoyed your podcasts, but it would be sad to see all the hard work you've put in fade away if all you're suffering from is some burnout. Perhaps it's time to have stand-ins for your show, when you need to be away? Or have more people on the podcasts, to bounce off and generate more banter. Anyway, my apologies if this is hurtful in any way, Brent, I'm hoping only to provide constructive criticism. I won't pretend I can do any better, because I know I cannot, and don't claim to understand or see how much time and effort it takes to do a podcast or maintain a collective. All I'm trying to do is offer some feedback as a listener who has enjoyed Virginworlds over a couple of years.


'the song' by Brent
Submitted on 2008-08-16 17:08:09 CST
Dragonfly by Universal Hall Pass
http://www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSkZle0Z2s



'@dominici' by Brent
Submitted on 2008-08-16 17:15:16 CST
What you detect in not entirely the case from my perspective, but I've been working on some VW stuff that is commanding a fair amount of time, hence the quantity decline since March (correcting your timeline a little there.) All will be clear to you eventually. If you detect a quality decline, I can't really say much on that - as that is an objective statement, but clearly the shows have been shorter, also, there does tend to be less news during the summer months. Regardless, I appreciate the feedback and understand where you're coming from.


'subjective' by Brent
Submitted on 2008-08-16 17:16:31 CST
I meant to say subjective statement...


'Fair Enough' by dominici
Submitted on 2008-08-17 02:29:15 CST
Thanks for responding Brent, I will be patient and see what you have planned with the fruition of time...