If you have not checked out episode III of the Travels of Troy, please visit http://www.virginworlds.com and listen or head over to my page on GAX and you can find it there as well.
In this week’s episode, I have four segments of the show. In the first, I offer a bit of history on the writer and originator of the Conan mythology, Robert E. Howard. Many of his fans, and soon many MMO gamers, may not know the sad history behind the creative genius. Without letting too much out of the bag, let us just say that we should have had many more tales of Conan in Hyboria than we did.
The second segment deals with my ongoing discussion of Phantasm Adventures pushed into the MMO genre, and how I would like to see a MMO created. This week, we talk about the 60 playable races in Phantasm, and highlight a few of them with examples. It is interesting to note, that there were 12 races left out at one point due to their difficult playbability — such as not having hands to manipulate treasures or objects in the world. A MMO would be a perfect place to experiment with tough races, allowing seasoned players the option of “rolling” characters that are much more difficult to play.
I then move on to what I have been playing — which is mostly Everquest II and my new method of dual-boxing with Multiplicity. Even though everything about Lord of The Rings says I should adore the game, I am having a very rough time wanting to spend any time in it at all. The game is utterly beautiful and rich to travel through — its character creation and advancement is smooth and very engaging — treasures and appearance tabs are generous and plentiful. The question, however, is why I cannot find a sustained reason to stay in the game? I am even in a great guild, but there is something hollow about the game — and I cannot put a finger on it.
In my segment, I discuss the Free MMO Dungeon Runners. To summarize my review, you get what you pay for. With that, and without going into much detail, unless you are on a severe budget or you have very little time to invest into a MMO, I would move on to something else.
Next week: Karen, from the Journeys with Jaye stops over and we talk about Women In Gaming. We also will disucss Background Picks in Phantasm Adventures. And for those who have not discovered the site, if you are looking for bargains, surf over to http://www.slicksdeals.net