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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 44
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:44:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome to show number 44!

Join us for over an hour of gaming goodness. This week we have more
mad as hell (ok maybe just sort of "irked" as hell), and short shorts
news.  Along the way we venture down memory lane as we discuss a bit
about Ultima Online (after all the new the Stygian Abyss expansion is
out).   This week we also have two guests. First, Tom joins us for
another episode of "High Noon".  After that we are treated to a
discussion of Champions online with our good friend R.W. Harper from
Lorewriter.com - whose but I promised to kiss on main street (you will
hear why).  R.W. said, fortunately for me, he will settle for a slice
of pizza and a beer.

Julie Whitefeather
Fran Kosac

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Episode 44 Discussion Thread

'Going to play Aion?' by Saylah
Submitted on 2009-09-17 02:10:55 CST
Great show. Did you have a chance to play Aion open beta? One of the things Sister Fran dislikes about being a healer in PVP doesnt exist in Aion. There is no 1, 2 or 3 shot killing anyone of equal level who has gear on in Aion. The fights take considerably longer which may not appeal to some players. However, what that means is ample opportunity to apply skills and strategy to a fight. You have an opportunity to out-think your opponent. It's much less paper-rock-scissors than PVP I've encountered in other MMOs.


'Aion' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-09-17 02:41:57 CST
I don't know if Fran will play Aion or not. She is pretty much a dyed in the wool World of Warcraft player. I have pre-ordered the game and played both sides up to level 15. I was very, very impressed with the artwork, especially both of the capital cities.

I have not played in the recent beta however.

Julie



'Aion' by RWHarper
Submitted on 2009-09-17 21:10:57 CST
I plan on playing Aion, while I am not a major fan of the character art style, the gameplay is solid and PvP seems to be a good deal of fun. Of course, I am sure one of those Aion characters will see their story told on LoreWriter.com.


'Aion and Lore Writer' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-09-17 21:37:13 CST
I would be disappointed if I didn't see any Aion lore on LoreWriter.com to go with the champions online tales. Mactavious is my kind of super hero.

Julie



'aha' by Token
Submitted on 2009-09-18 10:25:50 CST
If I wasn't in Uni I would definitely grind up an Assassin in Aion. I just cant take on the challenge of so many hours before I get to group with my friends.


'Show 45' by Julie
Submitted on 2009-09-24 11:40:36 CST
Alright Giskard fans....the show that was promised (number 45) has been uploaded. This will be the first part of the session we had talking about Multiplayer Games, the Multiplayer community, and making multiplayer games.


Julie



'Melting butter as well as faces?' by jasoneth
Submitted on 2009-10-02 00:04:32 CST
Given that the expression "Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth" means "prim and proper, with a cool demeanor" (implying emotional coolness), I'm wondering if ascribing this to Fran's priest makes sense--I think you meant to say that the priest was in great demand (as opposed to ever-plentiful DPS). Healers are always in short supply, or so it seems. Actually, it seems that in WoW (on Alliance-side Proudmoore, anyway), it's tanks that are thin on the ground, though healers remain similarly hard to find.