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No Prisoners, No Mercy
Host: Julie Whitefeather & Frances Kosac
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

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No Prisoners, No Mercy - Show 101
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:29:00 +0000 [download/play]



Welcome to Show 101!

This week we spend time contrasting Star Wars the Old Republic and World of Warcraft.  After that we discuss evil versus good in SWTOR.  This week we also revisit the subject started by Dr. Richard Bartle in Show 101 freedom to be yourself in virtual worlds.  We finish up the show with a brief discussion on yellow journalism.

1.     1. A day late and 26.95 shorter - Returning to World of Warcraft

2.     2. Cut Scenes in WoW and SWTOR

3.     3. Story in SWTOR and WoW

4.     4.  Linear Questing In WoW and Star Wars the Old Republic

5.     5. A very Grinch Christmas in Azeroth

6.     6. It’s my party and I’ll leave when I want to

7.     7.  Evil is as evil does -  Evil versus good in SWTOR  (The return of Good Nun/Bad Nun)

8.     8. The freedom to be yourself in virtual worlds (revisited)

9.     9. What is a “Sith” anyway?

10.  10. Yellow Journalism

Articles Cited:

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/01/13/raph-koster-immersion-is-not-a-core-game-virtue/

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-30-lucasarts-to-take-around-35-percent-of-old-republic-revenue-report

http://pc.ign.com/articles/114/1147536p1.html

http://n4g.com/news/907301/physical-copies-of-star-wars-the-old-republic-sold-out-on-origin
via Forbes.com

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setView/news/gameId/367/showArticle/23086

http://www.mmocrunch.com/2012/01/03/swtor-uk-sales-plummet-after-one-week/

http://tobolds.blogspot.com/2012/01/swtor-sold-out.html

 

http://torwars.com/2012/01/10/lies-damn-lies-and-statistics-swtor-sales-in-the-uk/


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Episode 101 Discussion Thread

'hi' by Token
Submitted on 2012-01-20 19:21:33 CST
Hi, thx for making the show.


'HI Token.' by Julie
Submitted on 2012-01-21 14:12:52 CST
Haven't heard from you for awhile. It has been busy around here of late and so we haven't had as much time to dedicate to the show. But we do try and keep a steady stream of episode coming. We are working on the news and discussion items for show 102 now.

Julie



'hi' by Token
Submitted on 2012-01-21 23:15:42 CST
Its quite admirable that you haven't podfaded.


'Here to stay' by Julie
Submitted on 2012-01-22 01:05:48 CST
Unless some tragedy, God forbid, were to befall a member of the team we are here to stay. Just like Coroso Riggs says in SWTOR "we have the tools and the talent."