Episode 14 – 109 years old is a little too mature for BloodEagle

Posted: June 1, 2012 by BloodEagle in Gaming, Podcast
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(Released Friday, May 25th 2012)

Just a bit too mature

Well, it happened. Today we found out that I am not into overly mature women, and that 109 is just a bit too old for me. We also announced our BIG surprise, the features that are coming to LDG, which if you listen to the show, you will get a chance to hear about. Here at LDG we are gearing up for E3 2012, as are the developers, and next weeks stands to be VERY busy, both with the amount of news stories coming out, as well as how amazingly long and chock full of stories the show will be next week. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show!

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In this episode….The Secret world takes two steps back, Elder Scrolls Online will have a blast from the past, EA figures out how to keep us pissed off, and we dive into the LDG Studio.  All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

Current weeks discussion

Chaelura has been playing:

  • Mass Effect
  • The Secret World ARG

Galvion has been spending his time in:

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Beat ME2 again

BloodEagle is messing around with :

  • Rift – Come join me on the WolfsBane server, Defiant side, in the guild Age and Treachery
Next week’s game releases
  • Max Payne 3                                                                 June 1, 2012
  • Inversion                                                                       June 5, 2012
  • End of Nations                                                             June 12, 2012
  • End of Nations (Collector’s Edition)                    June 12, 2012
  • Krater                                                                              June 12, 2012
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier     June 12, 2012
Current Gaming News [18:00]
  • The Secret World release moved back two weeks to July 3rd
    [source]
  • Elder Scrolls Online to bring back features not seen since the first MMOs [23:07]
    [source]
  • Rift gains its first expansion [30:53]
    [source]
  • EA figures out a way to keep you pissed off, this time with Battlefield 3 [34:41]
    [source]
From the LDG Studio
  • Guild Wars 2 next beta weekend event dated [39:36]
    [source]
  • Mass Effect gets a patch, a new DLC, and completely and totally breaks…for some [42:44]
    [source]
  • Porn and Video Games are ruining you [45:39]
    [source]
  • 38 Studios releases more art from the “Game that was not” [51:16]
    [source]
Audience Feedback [1:04:18]

From the LDG site:

About the upcoming Deadlight game:

Downing says:

Console games are great, but not on anything modern…Anything after game cube and you’ve completely lost my interest. PC on the other hand I feel to be the best platform for anything after 2004. Just MO.

theliamrhodes says:
Even thought I feel the whole ‘zombie-apocalypse’ theme has been overdone in the last whatever years, this game looks like a real refreshing approach to the genre.

About Porn and Video Games ruining you:

SteadiestShark says:

Well, before video games, there were movies. Movies took the exact same criticism, so we basically just have to wait for the next big entertainment market to come along and relieve video games.

Also, mentally unstable people are prone to being corrupted no matter what the medium is.


iggyfh says:

I consider that whole line of “journalism” to just be sensationalism for the purpose of getting hits on the site, and it’s sad. The article is way too short to present any kind of real argument. To me, just the fact that it lumps porn and video games together shows a pre-existing bias. The article (as well as other ones I’ve seen with a similar argument) always seems to use extreme examples to try to prove a general point.

From Email:

Hey LDG crew,

You are now the main villain from the last game you’ve played.

How do you take over the world and stop the main protagonist(s) from beating you?

Cheers!

-Michel


Shout Outs

Chaelura is preparing for our new site!.

Galvion is preparing for our new site!

We closed by listing all of the ways you can get ahold of us, which can be found here with the wish that you join us next week.

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Comments
  1. Another good episode, definitely looking forward to trying out the GW2 changes (which I’ll probably talk about in a follow-up post to my previous GW2 post) as well as checking out your new site when it goes live. 🙂

  2. Aj b33m3R says:

    Started replaying Fallout 3. Wanted to go all a$$hole on it. Can’t do it. Being a prick is just not part of my nature. Have to settle for being a wise ass who always does the right the thing.

    I was all about Tali, then they introduced a raven haired beauty with an Australian accent and I forgot all about her! It’s that accent, gets me every freaking time.

    And you had to go and remind me about lower Guk, didn’t you? Sorry guys, there’s so much I don’t miss about Everquest. I’m all about the journey there and role-playing with great people but losing a weeks worth of experience in one death was not fun. Losing another weeks worth of experience trying to collect your corpse was an exercise in complete and total frustration. Waiting around in line to kill X creature to get Y item for Z quest and having someone kill steal X creature when it was your turn when you have to be at work in 2 hours… Yeah, don’t miss that crap one bit. As far as people not having the time to play anymore, I remember myself and many people in my guild calling in sick to play EQ. People I knew, myself included, would spend their vacations playing EQ. I’m just not that into it anymore. EQ was a great game but it felt more like a job than a game. I found myself enjoying Asheron’s Call a lot more back then.

    As far as EA goes… To be fair, the BF3 DLC is worth it if you planned on getting all the DLC–something I was planning on until the server fiasco. My biggest complaint is they changed the business plan half way through the games life cycle. And their marketing is really Slim Shady, saying ‘Back to Karkand’ is included in Premium when people already paid for it is just one example. I can’t trust EA anymore.

    Good show guys. I’m enjoying my visits here.

    • Chaelura says:

      I may have rose-colored glasses a little bit 😉 I do remember freaking the F out when I de-leveled. Still, I feel like in MMOs now death is just no big deal at all. Maybe there’s a happy medium. And I *definitely* feel we hit level cap way too fast, ever since WoW. Galvion brought up a good point on that though, in that if it’s too grindy on the journey then that sucks. Again, wish there was a happy medium.

  3. iggyfh says:

    I wouldn’t mind having people to play ME3 multiplayer with.

    I played EQ for 13 years. There was a lot that needed to be improved, but I find most MMOs since overcompensated in trying to fix those problems. The main thing is EQ (in the early days) largely forced you to group and that insured that you made connections with people that kept you playing. I played Rift for only a couple months and never really had to group to level, so I lost interest. Rather than playing by myself in an MMO, I’d rather play a true single player game that can dedicate its story line to that single player (Skyrim and Mass Effect for me lately).

    • Chaelura says:

      Totally agreed on overcompensation! That is an excellent way to put it. And yep, there’ve been a few MMOs that I solo’ed so much it was basically pointless. I’ll take DA:O or ME series any day; if I’m playing alone, I may as well get a great story out of the deal.

  4. BloodEagle says:

    Seems the general consensus is that I am the only oddball that loved EQ1 just like it was. I figured everyone from that MMO era would have liked the games the way they were, compared to the way they are these days. My question for then, is this: When you pick up a modern MMO, how long does it take you to get to the highest level, and how long do you stay with the game before you leave it?

    • Aj b33m3R says:

      Nah, dude, I loved EQ the way it was too. It was frustrating at times, I would have enjoyed more solo doable content. Being a level 20 Wizard was a bitch. yelling “L20 Wiz looking for group” for an hour when you first logged on every day was a little boring.

      I liked EQ’s pacing but the punishment for death was far too severe. And despite what you want to believe they didn’t add that game mechanic to appease the hardcore gamer. That was their skinner box angle at the time, that’s how they got us to play more.

      Back when most of the other games were crap and I was a 20-something stoner, Everquest was the best thing ever. I don’t have time for that these days. There’s other things I want to do. There’s real life duties to attend to and most importantly there are other games I want to play.

      I’ve never attained the highest level in any MMORPG I have ever played. Either I get bored and move on, or the friends I’ve made leave. I think I got pretty high (in oh, so many ways!) playing Asheron’s Call. Last one I played was EQ2, had a level 40+ Inquisitor.

      For me these games are about the people you’re gaming with. I’ve never been very competitive. Being the first one to the top, or the first one with the uber-duper flaming sword of byte me on the server will never be my thing. I played Everquest for the community.

      I don’t see that same sense of community in the new MMOs. Just a bunch of in-DUH-viduals grinding to the top of a big virtual nothing.

    • iggyfh says:

      Well, EQ1 changed over time, so the “way it was” wasn’t always the same. Certain expansions increased the emphasis on raid content. At some point, players started boxing more and more. Then, towards the later expansions, content became somewhat formulaic and some mechanisms got dumbed down.

      I’ve never made max level in any MMO since. I’ve tried my fair share through time; DAoC, Horizons, City of Heroes, WoW, Rift, Guild Wars off the top of my head, I may have missed one or two. Generally, I lose interest for the same reason I mentioned in Rift. I feel like I’m playing a single player game, in which case I want an actual single player game with an actual story. I feel like modern MMOs have lost the community building aspect of party sized adventuring. Content seems to be either soloable (hypothetically you could group, but not much need to) or raid based. So, the community emphasis only seems to really come into play with raiding. I’m not the most socially gifted person, so I needed the gradual build up with EQ, of needing a couple people for content to a full group and then into raiding. Plus, I like “party” sized adventuring.

      I suppose I might have more interest in “modern” MMOs if I had stayed with a community from EQ that moved to them. I think the longest I’ve played any other MMO from install to last played date was City of Heroes for maybe a year or so, and the main reason was that it was a totally different style of game. There aren’t too many super hero games out there, MMO or not. I actually was thinking after seeing Avengers that I’d love to see some kind of single player super hero game that used the traditional fantasy RPG model where the player makes a character and then builds a team with NPCs similar to Dragon Age or Mass Effect.

      I can’t say I would never play another MMO ever, but in general these days I’m more interested in single player games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or Skyrim. I’m actually saddened that so many companies develop MMOs, which seems to lead to much less single player games. I guess that’s where the money is, and I can understand that, but I’m saddened on a second level because MMOs seem to be largely formulaic and hard to distinguish when you really look at their gameplay (I think one of you made a similar point in a podcast, though I can’t remember exactly).

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