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Massively Speaking Episode 310: SOE Live 2014

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MJ is back from this year's SOE Live, and boy does she have news for us! From sandbox combat to expansions out the wazoo to zombie proms, we've got the best coverage from this recent convention to fill up a great podcast. That isn't to say that there wasn't any other news this week... like a certain release date of a certain long-awaited Orc road trip.

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Massively Speaking Episode 309: Expantastic

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Will this cute little doggie make you forget all about how subscriptions are taking a beating in some of the industry's biggest MMOs? No? Well then how about news of several expansions and updates from this past week? If podcast hosts Larry and Justin can do anything well, it's provide excellent distractions from your despair!

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Massively Speaking Episode 308: Telon mourned

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Even as two high-profile MMOs launched this week, another two were shuttered. Out of those, Vanguard will be the most missed among fans, an ambitious yet troubled fantasy title that struggled for years. In this episode of Massively Speaking, the hosts raise a glass to the memories of a world gone, cheer on the crackdown on cheaters, and shed nary a tear for ignored Blood Elves.

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Massively Speaking Episode 307: Oh to be a dragon

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Dragons are great and all, but why can't we be one? The podcasters make a wish on a falling star and then -- poof! -- they find out that they can, indeed, become one of the dragon people. MMOs: Making little boys' and girls' wishes come true since 1981. Other topics on today's show include a new business model for an old MMO, an imminent launch, and the continuation of a story in a galaxy far, far away.

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Massively Speaking Episode 306: Alternative advancement

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The podcasters are heading back to Camelot this week ("it's only a model" "shh!") with a slew of reveals from this upcoming RvR MMO. Bree and Justin will also analyze the recent industry subscriber report to see what it means -- and how accurate it may or may not be. We're in for complex statistics, theoretical numbers, and fart jokes with this podcast, so hang on tight!

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Massively Speaking Episode 305: Bubbles bursting

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Are the virtues of free-to-play still up for debate? Apparently so, as several industry figures questioned the long-term prospects and benefits of the business model this past week, which means that Justin and Bree will also be taking a hard look at F2P once more. Also there is a lecture by economist Prof. Royce at the conclusion of the 'cast. Take notes as there will be a test.

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Massively Speaking Episode 304: On the hook!

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Industry news clashes with game news this week, so whether you're interested in the meta or simply the beta, we've got a bit from both columns! In this episode, Bree and Justin discuss gooey monsters, why raiding is the most awesomest thing ever, and decorating houses on Tatooine.

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Massively Speaking Episode 303: Back to normal

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Justin's back from his trip and Bree's back from the baby convention (she got hecka swag), which means that Massively Speaking returns to its old patterns: slap fights, yo mama jokes, and keen critical insight into the online gaming industry. The summer's heating up and the podcast crew has a lot to say, so give it a listen!

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Massively Speaking Episode 302: The future revealed

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MJ has returned from the magical AND LOUD land of E3 2014 to regale us with all sorts of exciting tales on this week's show! We've also got an MMO hitting triple-digit levels, an update to a galaxy far, far away, and more!

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Massively Speaking Episode 301: No tricks here

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We're back to our normal programming format this week, as Justin and Larry dive into the thick of layoffs, new classes, dogfighting, and the quarantine of Tokyo. If time allows, they'll also have a pillow fight and engage in a "pun-off" battle. So, business as usual?

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Massively Speaking Episode 300: WildStar's launch with Jeremy Gaffney

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WildStar's launch day is finally here, and we've got Executive Producer Jeremy Gaffney on the show to talk about the struggles and joys of getting a fledgling MMO off the ground. This is also our 300th episode, so we indulge in a bit of retrospection and celebration.

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Massively Speaking Episode 299: WildStar's Matt Mocarski

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It's the final week before WildStar's launch, and this week we have Development Director Matt Mocarski on the podcast to talk about the unique look and style of the game.

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Massively Speaking Episode 298: WildStar's raid team

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Continuing with our series of pre-WildStar interviews, Eliot and Justin grapple with the (ahem) "hardcore" endgame of raiding as we welcome Brett Scheinert and Mike Donatelli onto the show. Hey, 36 more people on this podcast and we could actually get a group going!

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Massively Speaking Episode 297: WildStar's Chad Moore

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We're on a countdown to WildStar's launch, and so we welcome Carbine Studios Creative Director Chad Moore to the show to talk about the ins and outs of life on Nexus. Eliot and Justin also check out the top news of the week and your pressing mail queries.

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Massively Speaking Episode 296: We are Legion

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There's always an uproar somewhere in the MMO community, and most of the time you don't have to go looking for it -- it will find you. Sometimes it's fun to roar back at the uproar, which is the task that the hosts have taken up with gusto for this week's show.

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