That’s right our favorite bloggers have stepped out beyond the text joined the world of audio entertainment! While I listen to their podcast I’ll be blogging my thoughts and opinions on the topics and hopefully it all makes sense in the end. You can find their podcast here.
Okay! In their, what I hope to be first of many podcasts, Cuppy and Darren start off by giving us the news on what they’re currently playing. As expected they are playing exactly what Graev and I are playing – Everquest 2 and the new Neriak content! They go on and talk about Mistwalkers (the best guild out there!) and how it’s one big happy collection of players looking for a place to hang. Not only will you find many famous bloggers there but you’ll get to meet and know hundreds of wonderful people.
Next on their agenda they talk about Vanguard and the SOE take over. We all know the news that’s been looming over the gaming community about SOE and Sigil and the podcast doesn’t go deeply into it but Cuppy and Darren do a great job at highlighting the situation with the game, the takeover, and Mr. McQuaid. They really hit the nail on the head when they discussed Brad’s posting behavior on the forums. Why McQuaid went on and on about the exact same thing from different angles is beyond me and I can see I’m not alone now.
Okay on to an interesting topic. EQ2 vs. WoW… If you’re a repeat visitor to our Blog here you know I hate WoW – I’ll come out and say it. It’s fairly easy to sum up booming success of WoW and the moderate success of EQ2. Cuppy touched on this and I’m in full agreement. EQ2 had a horrible launch and WoW had a great launch. WoW caters to the masses in both handholding gameplay and system specs and EQ2 doesn’t. WoW is in the Asian market and EQ2 isn’t. EQ2 has just a negative vibe in the majority of the gaming community and that’s keeping so many players away… not that we would want them in EQ2 anyway because honestly as Darren put it – the community in WoW sucks.
Cuppy and Darren give us their thoughts on the latest Blizzard Announcement. While they aren’t too excited about StarCraft 2 I think I can forgive them – maybe. At least Blizzard isn’t making another MMO right now and honestly even thoughts of a Diablo MMO make me feel ill. And while I do agree that the game looks extremely similar to it’s predecessor I can’t help but get sucked in with their cinematic cutscenes – that’s something Blizzard will always get me on.
The podcast goes on to talk about LOTRO gripes, various bloggers such as Sanya Weathers, and ends with discussion on ideas for future guest hosts and topics of discussion aka Themes of the Week. I won’t bore you all here with any more since I highly recommend you give the entire podcast a listen. It’s a long one clocking in at just over an hour but it’s all worth it.
Cuppycake.org and CommonSenseGamer.com are both fantastic blogs and if you aren’t already a regular reader then you should become one. Great job on your first podcast you two and I can’t wait to hear more!