56 minutes | Jun 2, 2016
Episode 27: Drew has to get to work
This week we talk about Drew parting ways with the show until he finishes that darn doctorate! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we have been wandering the Black Desert for 40 days and nights… MMO Community XamXam guides http://www.xamxamsays.com/odessen-proving-grounds-warzone-guide/ Snave guides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XFv9Ajm4hU SWTOR Healing comic http://www.hammerfistclan.com/forum/attachments/f178/10436d1414945592-hahahaha-you-know-has-happened-pro_tips_30_shoottoheal.jpg What has a certain Smuggler companion been up to? https://twitter.com/joseph_foran/status/720369285844103169 Hearthstone the MMO http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/20082014/april-fools-hearthstone-the-mmo-unveiled-4-1-2016 Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is Crowfall’s Theme.
93 minutes | Feb 29, 2016
Episode 26: You really get my goat
Is that a whip on your belt or are you just happy to see me? This week we talk about karate kicks, goat kicks, gettin’ our kicks on Route 66, and more! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we don’t have alts, we have alt games…or at least I do…Joe just plays Wildstar… MMO News Blade and Soul Launched and passed 2 million players http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pc-mmo-blade-and-soul-passes-2-million-players-fir/1100-6434702/ Black Desert launches on 3/3. Currently in CBT 2 http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-02-12/black_desert_online_cbt_2_event_starts_with_imgamer_now.shtml Smaller MMO Dragon Nest loses TWO YEARS of player data http://www.geek.com/games/dragon-nest-mmo-loses-two-years-of-player-data-1647052/ Because we ALWAYS talk about Goats: Goat Simulator: The Bundle on XBox One http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2016/02/10/goat-simulator-the-bundle-lands-on-xbox-one-at-retail/ WildStar: State of the Game http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2016-02-08-wildstar-state-of-the-game/ Pappy Promotion! Direct response to the recent concerns ( TSW: New membership program http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/new_membership_benefits http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/united_we_stand_group_finder_and_shambala_have_arrived Marvel Heroes 2016 https://marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/marvel-heroes-2016-has-arrived Repop Re-Servers https://www.therepopulation.com/index.php/news/275-the-future-of-the-repopulation MMO Community DISCUSSION ARTICLE: Do North American and the European Union need more domestic MMO titles? http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-02-11/na_and_eu_need_more_domestic_mmorpgs.shtml If I Were A Dev Lore entries: How do you want to track and compile lore for your game? Should it open automatically, or be a usable item in the world? http://wildstarradio.com/2013/03/29/episode-6-super-secret-guest-arrives/ Dynamic newspaper mechanic Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is The Secret World Main Theme from The Secret World.
110 minutes | Feb 8, 2016
Episode 25: You had me at morbid necromancy…
You can see the old watermark with an ID number unique to my account, and the old engineer LAS UI. This week we talk about burnout (*GASP*), the holidays (definitely not related), and SWTOR expac goodness. Don’t worry, spoiler free. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and we have been frozen in Carbonite for FIVE LONG YEARS. Or weeks. Totally weeks. MMO News SWTOR – So. Much. SWTOR. Content update coming? Long wait. Lots of complaints. http://kotaku.com/2016-is-a-crucial-year-for-star-wars-the-old-republic-1752110479 $105US to get playable bonus chapter. CHAPTER. Not a game. Not two games. Not twenty steam sale games. ONE chapter. Wildstar – Mixed bag of events. Not a lot of news. There was Winterfest, there was a world-boss killing event, there’s a sim-chase event. Items were removed from the Cash shop. No word on the next drop’s release. GW2 – Big change to The Shatterer, World Boss, part of incoming QoL Change http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-01-14/guild_wars_2_shatterer_world_boss_gets_revamped.shtml No more safe spots! Achievements! WoW – Legion Alpha back up! http://www.inquisitr.com/2708330/world-of-warcraft-alpha-back-online-rat-mount-corgi-pets-revealed-in-games-files/ Also – bonus events to keep player base engaged: http://www.inquisitr.com/2681491/bonus-events-darkmoon-faire-fill-january-with-activity-in-world-of-warcraft/ Timewalk Wrath content… ALMOST enough to make me go back Blade and Soul http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/10-things-you-should-know-about-blade–soul-before-you-start Early access has started! Lots of good reviews about the combat early on. Story is straight out of saturday matinee movies Temporary derailment on Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crowfall http://crowfall.com/en/pantheon/ Crows and possession http://crowfall.com/en/news/mmorpg-com-the-fun-yet-gruesome-facts-about-vessels/ MMO Community MMO – Meaningless Term? http://news.mmosite.com/content/2016-01-17/the_mmo_label_now_describes_most_gaming.shtml http://www.crowbase.com/2016/01/crowfall-doesnt-have-a-current-stretch-goal-and-i-couldnt-be-happier/ Screenshot with Watermark from Wildstar This one has my name as the watermark, which was a later feature, and the old spellslinger UI is on display. Bet you can’t tell what these skills are by their icons! Housing chess set If I Were A Dev Five things we would steal from Wildstar DREW: PvP threshold system Gear sets for level ranges in PvP Limited Action Set Stat threshold bonuses Paths JOE: Housing Amps LAS Stat threshold system Paths Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is Systematic Domination by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar.
84 minutes | Jan 2, 2016
Episode 24: Joe buys all the dances
This week we talk about burnout (*GASP*), the holidays (definitely not related), and SWTOR expac goodness. Don’t worry, spoiler free. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and where we will not kneel before Emperor Valkorian. MMO News SWTOR – So. Much. SWTOR. Expansion is live. Well-received. http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/swtors-knights-of-the-fallen-empire-expansion-has-officially-launched/ Some replayability Concerns – to each their own. Alliance system is MUCH bigger than anticipated. http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20151020-0 Story seems awesome. Feels more like a Bioware game – http://kotaku.com/star-wars-the-old-republic-now-feels-more-like-a-class-1738781689 Wildstar – Google Interest Drops. Subjectively, still a LOT more players on than ever before. https://twitter.com/jasonetheridge/status/662201323748659200 Wildstar PvP – new Arena, changes coming in next drop/patch http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-11-05/pvp_updates_in_the_next_patch_of_wildstar.shtml World of Fishing… do we REALLY need this? http://nichegamer.com/2015/11/world-of-fishing-mmo-enters-open-beta/ Blizzcon! Also, Warcraft Movie Trailer http://www.inquisitr.com/2547933/warcraft-movie-first-official-trailer-drops-and-its-glorious/ Guild Wars 2 – Heart of Thorns is live and pretty dang awesome http://www.pcgamer.com/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-review/ Moar GW2 – Raid coming TOMORROW http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/52119/20151115/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-news-mmorpg-3-wing-raid-set-to-come-nov-17.htm MMO Community 5 Pillars of MMORPGs that should be torn down http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=36502 Messages from Roy MMO Burnout article http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2013/03/19/dont-burnout-diversify/ Death to the leveling game http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2015/08/15/death-to-the-leveling-game/ Alyssia “Pinky” Swiftwind – Wildstar RP – Sunday mornings at the BBB are awesome! (Entity, Exile) Critical Role http://geekandsundry.com/shows/critical-role/ If I Were A Dev Quality of Life: Emotes Are they important? Should they ALL have Animation? How many? Include some raucous ones? JOE: 2-PERSON DREW: Love class-specific emotes. Two person emote, dance a tango or a waltz. Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is the opening theme from Neverwinter.
57 minutes | Nov 8, 2015
Episode 23: Very wild, yet casual
This week we get the gang back together and do a special episode of Wildstar Radio! Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and oh, nope, just Wildstar today because this is Wildstar Radio! MMO News Official Stuff: F2P: Obs PvP Event Shades Eve – Lore / TRAILER HOLY SHIT Game Changes (via features trailer) Player Run Events (NBD, ThaydFest, etc.) In the News: Ten Ton Hammer Article on Returning The Content Tracker! Problems at Launch (also, compared to others!) “Speculation” on Consoles MMO Community Who’s left in the podcast community: Geeks of Nexus are back STOS Wildcast Sites: Wildstar-Core Wildstar-Fashion Wildstar-Roleplay Video Intro Review Video from Mr. Happy Da Peeps Mayor DasMoose (@mayordasmoose) Doom Kitty (@doomkittyentity) Chestnut Stonebough (@ggschestnut) Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is Justice Doesn’t Always Wear a Badge by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar.
78 minutes | Oct 25, 2015
Episode 22: This time, it’s the Drop BUNNIES!
This week we talk about more Wildstar F2P awesomeness, SWTOR’s KOTFE awesomeness, and other acronyms and their awesomeness. Welcome to CCR, where we talk about MMOs and where we watch Queuetimes while experiencing queue times… MMO News Wildstar Free-to-Play Extravaganza!!!! http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/10/02/carbine-issues-update-on-wildstar-server-issues-following-free-to-play-launch New Servers opened, will be merged back in (Again, we are prescient) http://www.gamespot.com/articles/enormous-demand-for-wildstars-f2p-version-forces-s/1100-6431114/ Rumors of a Console Version? If so, again with the prescience. Oh, and take a drink. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4xbox-one-version-of-pc-mmo-wildstar-seems-to-ma/1100-6431113/ SWTOR News: Big Changes to Little Mechanics http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/367/view/news/read/36576/Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic-Significant-Changes-Coming-to-Several-Systems-in-KotFE.html http://dulfy.net/2015/09/30/swtor-knights-of-fallen-empire-livestream-coverage/ Nexu mouse droid video https://youtu.be/YdcJIbgCAWk A Look at TESO’s Siege System http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-10-05/why_elder_scrolls_onlines_sieging_is_awesome.shtml ARK Expands to two new Biomes http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-28/ark_survival_evolved_expands_with_new_snow_and_swamp_biomes.shtml MMO Community The irony of watching Queue Times while spending time in queue… not lost. (DREW’S NOTE: Not irony, coincidence…it would be irony if you didn’t have queue times while you watched Queuetimes) http://twitch.tv/queuetimes The Wildstar Roleplay Pizza Delivery http://www.wildstar-roleplay.com/forum/page/1/m/11410152/viewthread/24389493-carbine-pizza Great summary of KotFE mechanics change http://www.unholyalliance.org/passionatelycasual http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20151002?sf41399211 Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is The Mandalorian Blockade from Star Wars: The Old Republic
76 minutes | Sep 29, 2015
Episode 21: Only you can prevent the drop-bear apocalypse
This week we talk about Dante’s Divine Comedy, drop-bears, the middle finger, and snorting lines of Aurin dander! Oh, and we also talk about Wildstar, ArcheAge, and Marvel Heroes, but that was the boring stuff. Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we talk about MMOs and where we stay up late to watch games launch (or more usually, crash over and over)! MMO News Runescape’s Evil Twin: Darkscape (completely F2P) – From a Press Release http://www.biogamergirl.com/2015/09/darkscape-launches-for-pc-with-fresh.html CCR will finally be a little positive about ArcheAge. http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-16/archeage_gets_much_needed_server_merges_and_land_reset.shtml TSW stealing Wildstar’s ideas now http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/enjoy_the_hoverboard Wildstar dev puzzle for hoverboards Marvel Heroes’ Limbo event is up until Oct. 2nd https://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/236652/marvel-heroes-2015-1-72-patch-notes#latest Screenshot from Drew Bad News for Korean MMOs ASTA, Devilian, Kritika, possibly TERA!! NO word on NA, EU, or other regions. http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-23/nhn_to_shut_down_several_games_including_tera_and_kritika.shtml http://massivelyop.com/2015/08/18/devilians-south-korea-server-is-shutting-down/ http://mmoculture.com/2015/08/tera-publisher-announces-upcoming-closure-of-taiwan-server/ Contracts in Chronicles of Elyria http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/1308/feature/10148/Contracts-and-PlayerCreated-Professions.html/page/1 Speaking of WildStar – F2P by the time this is is out. http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2015-09-23-wildstar-free-to-play-midnight-launch-party/ MMO Community Random Trivia: This week I learned that Tim Russ, aka Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager and a voice actor in the Secret World, was also one of the troopers in SpaceBalls, “picking” the desert. New Drinking Game: Whenever we mention Wildstar Radio ThaydU.enjin.com If I Were A Dev What level of control would you give addon content creators? JOE: Expose interface for complete modification. Do not allow the casting of any combat abilities, except by click-per-event macros (with GCD limitation). Allow for converting to mouseover targeting DREW: Hard-core PvP game, so obviously they would be able to edit the game client. It will be a code-to-win game… Seriously, though, macros and keybinding should be highly customizable to begin with, but addons should have full control over the interface and targeting information. Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is Our Perception of Beauty by Jeff Kurtenacker from Wildstar
84 minutes | Sep 27, 2015
Episode 20b: The dumb is spreading
This week we talk about Crowfall’s Preorder Collector’s Edition, Wildstar’s plethora of events, Marvel Heroes’ unique branding strategy, and more! Welcome to Casual Core Radio, where we talk about MMOs and where if this were LOTRO, we would be getting the Undying title for not dying before reaching 20… MMO News Marvel Heroes and the magic of numbers: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/252690/How_Marvel_Heroes_packaged_its_Phoenixstyle_rebirth.php ArcheAge 2.0 – Launched, with a bit of drama http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-13/archeage_heroes_awaken_update_2.0_has_been_launched.shtml http://www.mmobomb.com/news/glyph-authentication-issues-trigger-archeage-server-rollback/ Crowfall – Pre-Orders SOON http://news.mmosite.com/content/2015-09-11/croefall_collectors_edition_will_start_pre_order_within_a_week.shtml https://youtu.be/VsWcAjQ2pow Arawulf Crowfall alpha https://youtu.be/8nNKuO1S7Z4 Blade and Soul Beta Dates – http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pc-mmo-blade-and-soul-closed-beta-dates-revealed/1100-6430415/ Wildstar – ALL the events! http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2015-09-10-in-game-events-preview/ (zPrix, Shades eve, Winterfest, double XP weekend, and more! ) http://wildstarradio.com/2013/03/29/episode-6-super-secret-guest-arrives/ WildBall https://forums.wildstar-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/131253-wildball-the-wildstar-soccer-mini-game/ MMO Community Joe – shoutouts to The Stillriver Tea House, The Villa, and Fringe Rangers Vigil CipherMandy Special Topic: Best and Worst What is your favorite MMO you’ve ever played (i.e. the “best” in your eyes)? JOE: WildStar, this time around. DREW: https://twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/643154474182119425 as a joke Guild Wars 2 What is the worst MMO you’ve ever played? DREW: Archeage JOE: Scarlet Blade. Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is The Midtown Manhattan Theme from Marvel Heroes
56 minutes | Sep 21, 2015
Episode 20a: Interview with Marvel Heroes’ Brian Waggoner
Contact us! CasualCoreRadio.com Twitter Facebook Drew tweets on Twitter @Geldarion Joe tweets on Twitter @Joseph_Foran And find Brian on Twitter @asros
92 minutes | Sep 6, 2015
Episode 19: Drew has no memory and goes on tangents
This week we go over Guild Wars 2 news about raiding and the fantastic new Thief elite specialization (Daredevil), how Skyforge’s expansion is due out before it is even launched, the Wildstar Halloween event (Shade’s Eve), and how apparently Joe’s game is being made in Overland. Welcome to Casual Core Radio, we talk about MMOs and we are sweating more than our CPUs because it is stinkin’ hot outside and our computers have personal fans… MMO News So, looks like some of our ideas are about to become somebody else’s reality: http://www.mmo-central.com/2015/08/27/otherland-shows-new-gameplay-footage/ http://www.drago-entertainment.com/otherland/news.html Did we forget to mention the BIGGEST news from our little podcast? This: http://thefanaticalswordsman.com/2015/08/14/20-innovative-things-about-crowfall/ was featured in the As the Crow Flies newsletter. SWTOR Livestream. Holy Lag, Jediman, and other reactions Official: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8407848 Dulfy: http://dulfy.net/2015/08/26/swtor-pax-prime-kotfe-gameplay-livestream-coverage/ Ootini: http://ootinicast.com/2015/08/ootinicast-episode-221/ XamXam: http://www.xamxamsays.com/the-stale-is-strong-with-swtor/ Skyforge – The Plants are Coming, the Plants are Coming! http://www.pcgamesn.com/skyforge/free-to-play-mmo-skyforge-has-an-expansion-on-the-way-and-its-about-invading-plants Guild Wars 2 announces Raids, F2P, and new Thief Elite spec, the Daredevil (and Drew is pumped) https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/takeover/a-letter-from-the-president/ https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/meet-the-daredevil-thiefs-elite-specialization/ Final Fantasy XIV’s numbers are actually subs http://www.vcpost.com/articles/87251/20150831/final-fantasy-14-milestone-square-enix-mmorpg-5-million-susbscribers-inconsistency.htm WildStar CBT – Shade’s Eve! https://forums.wildstar-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/130622-shades-eve-livestream/ MMO Community Guild Wars 2 Reporter http://mmoreporter.com/category/podcast/gwreporter-podcast/ Happy Hearthstone http://gamediplomat.com/category/happy-hearthstone/ If I Were a Dev Holding sponsored in-game events: Who, What, When, How? JOE: Who: Using both staff (GMs) and volunteers (MODS) What: Dungeon / Raid events with in-game dynamic changes, such as “chase the villain through the dungeon” where the villain is a GM or MOD with specific timing and goals, RP events in player housing, Puzzle contests in the forums. Boss spawns in the wilderness, along with in-game RP, and of course, HOLIDAYS How: on the forums via some puzzle solving, RP, etc. for forum badges and in-game for a variety of awards for achievements, RP, etc. When: Monthly for the forums and in-game events, and coinciding with key holidays, including international holidays. DREW: Anything that makes players get together and kill each other. (some ideas: dev makes themselves a powerful bounty target, rare relic shows up and players have to hold it for 10 minutes without dying, etc) Scheduled events that rotate through every day, so players always know when their favorite is going to come up next in the rotation, allows for players doing the content they want to do for the rewards they need. Holiday events are fun, but no direct tie-in to real-life holidays except for the timeframe. No pink hearts in February, no Christmas trees, but the ideas of love and family could be present, for example. Contact Us Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualcoreradio Facebook: http://facebook.com/casualcoreradio This week’s end music is Main Theme from Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns