In this weeks Contains Moderate Peril podcast we discuss how we’ve allowed are enthusiasm for Guild Wars 2 to get the better of us. Yes we’ve only gone and set up a guild of our own! What could have possibly led two such indolent gamers to do something so pro-active? Furthermore, we’re inviting listeners to join us on the Ring of Fire server and become part of the guild. How can it possibly go wrong? Also on the show we take a look at the recent launch of the Riders of Rohan expansion for LOTRO. There are ongoing issues with this build of the game, yet there is still much to commend. We consider both these aspects and reflect on the wider communities reaction.
Here’s a breakdown of this weeks podcast.
Guild Wars 2: [Starts 01:29]
- We’ve only gone and set up a Guild! Does this mean we’re taking the game too seriously?
- World vs. World. It’s a lot more fun than I expected. Finally an accessible and equitable form of PVP.
- Is it me or is there a problem with the Longbow, compared to other Ranger weapons. Is it underpowered?
EA gives away thousands of games by accident: [Starts 25:17]
- A problem with a free download code allows users to access multiple games instead of just the one. Bad news for Origin who have to suck it up.
LOTRO: [Starts 30:04]
- The launch of Riders of Rohan could have been better and it would appear that a lot of bugs have made it into the final build.
- Is the community running out of patience?
- Despite these problems, there are still of lot of interesting aspect to this expansion. Can the new mechanics such as AoE looting be rolled out to older content?
The podcasts are intended to be broad in content and casual in their nature. They are fun to record and are intended to inform and amuse. All opinions offered are our own and do not reflect any official view held by the game developers or film studios whose products we discuss. There is some strong language used occasionally. To listen to the show you can use the embedded media player below, directly download the MP3 file or alternatively use the iTunes store.
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