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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 #40
Sun, 12 Nov 2006 08:10:00 GMT [download/play]



Topics this week: Aion, Carpe Diem, CCP, EverQuest II, Lord of the Rings Online, Soul of the Ultimate Nation and Vanguard - 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, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


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Episode 40 Discussion Thread

'Later This Week?' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2006-11-13 01:11:09 CST
Did I pick up in your closing and indication that there might be a mid-week podcast this week? You did say something about taking up the email in another show.


'Yep' by Brent
Submitted on 2006-11-13 01:12:45 CST
Already recorded, just need to clean it up a little, oh and I need to listen to it sicne I haven't yet. It could be a steaming pile, but I thought it came together well... stay tuned.


'EQ2 and LOTRO Zone design' by Streamweaver
Submitted on 2006-11-14 10:31:49 CST
Something I think is overlooked about EQ2 is they probably have some of the most interesting zone design of any MMO ever produced. You could always find hidden caves or hard to get hilltops with something interesting, even underwater caves leading to a den of thieves. EQ2 has some of the smartest use of space I've ever seen.

I also wanted to add something about LOTRO's zone and Quest design. They do always keep you moving to a zone with proper content like in WOW. There is an added dimension in LOTRO though because the story actually advances as you move from zone to zone. You don't just change mob-levels as you advance your exp, but the story in zones updates as if you're moving forward through time. I don't know if this will ultimately be successful as a game element for LOTRO but wanted to point out it's trying to do something more than level content.



'Song?' by ChefJeff
Submitted on 2006-11-16 13:14:43 CST
Great podcast as usual.

I always enjoy the music you put in to tie the segments together and I really enjoyed the song that closed out the show... would you mind letting me know who that was?

Off to listen to 40.5. Thanks.