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Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about MMO Games, MMORPG and Multiplayer Online Games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinions, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

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Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about MMO Games, MMORPG and Multiplayer Online Games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinions, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    What The Hell Does "MMO" Even Mean Anymore And Are They Dying?

    What The Hell Does "MMO" Even Mean Anymore And Are They Dying?

    The world has changed and the term "MMO" along with it. What the hell does that even mean anymore...has it lost all meaning...is the "genre" dying? We'll dive through all of that then cover neat news about Gigantic, SWTOR, Star Wars Battlefront, Nightingale, and so much more! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Discussion Timestamps:

    00:00 Show Intro

    04:51 What does it mean to be an "MMO"? Are they dying?

    33:51 Neat News (Gigantic, Star Wars Battlefront, SWTOR, and more)

    53:43 Key Stats (Sony's $10B loss, Epic Game Store 2023 Stats, and Nightingale)

    01:03:02 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    What MUST An MMORPG Include For You To Be Interested?

    What MUST An MMORPG Include For You To Be Interested?

    MMORPGs have a ton of options. Shooters, role playing, dungeons, story... there's a ton of ways a game can go. That said, what does an MMORPG HAVE to include before you're even interested? After that we'll chat Islands of Insight, Skull and Bones, EverQuest 2, and financials from around the MMO world! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Discussion Timestamps:

    00:00 Show Intro

    05:57 What Does an MMO HAVE to have for you?

    28:41 Upcoming MMOs/Multiplayer (Islands of Insight, Guild Wars 2, Skull and Bones, and more!)

    44:38 Eyeroll Worthy News (Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and Ubisoft)

    55:48 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    MMORPGs That Need To Come Back From The Dead!

    MMORPGs That Need To Come Back From The Dead!

    We've got a ton of news this week about games like Pantheon Rise of the Fallen, The First Descendant, Tarisland, Nightingale, Ravendawn Online, and more. However, before we get to the news, let's talk about some of the MMORPGs that we feel should 100% be brought back from the dead (or rescued from life support)! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Also visit us at https://www.mmobomb.com



    Discussion Timestamps:

    00:00 Show Intro

    02:16 What MMOs Should Come Back from the Dead?

    30:23 Upcoming MMOs/Multiplayer (First Descendant, Tarisland, Pantheon, and More)

    51:49 Ravendawn First Look Thoughts

    55:48 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover.



    Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure, and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    MMO Companies You Hate The Most & Wayfinder's In Trouble!

    MMO Companies You Hate The Most & Wayfinder's In Trouble!

    The layoffs at Blizzard are catastrophic and who knows what the future holds for those titles. We think Wayfinder is in a lot of trouble and The Day Before just won't go away! We'll peek at Blade & Soul NEO Classic, Skull and Bones, and other upcoming games, then we'll reveal which MMO companies we hate the most! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Discussion Timestamps:

    00:00 Show Intro

    02:51 WTF MMO News (Blizz Layoffs, The Day Before, and Wayfinder's Issues)

    38:20 Upcoming MMOs/Multiplayer (Blade & Soul NEO Classic, Faction Z, and Skull and Bones)

    49:15 The MMO Company You Hate The Most

    58:02 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    MMORPG Anniversaries That Make You Old & New Games!

    MMORPG Anniversaries That Make You Old & New Games!

    A lot of MMORPGs are celebrating big anniversaries this year. World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, DDO, The Elder Scrolls Online, EverQuest, EverQuest II... all of them have birthdays that'll make you feel old! We'll also run down some new, upcoming games like Soulmask, Wakerunners, Ascendant Infinity, and more! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Discussion Timestamps:



    00:00 Show Intro

    02:19 New Games Coming (Wakerunners, Ascendant Infinity, Palworld, Soulmask, and more)

    18:35 MMORPG Anniversaries That'll Make You Feel Old (WoW, TESO, LOTRO, EverQuest 1 and 2, and more)

    36:17 Mini News Hits (Epic v Apple, AI in Foamstars, and more)

    51:40 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What We Predict For MMOs In 2024, SMITE 2 And Palworld Baby!

    What We Predict For MMOs In 2024, SMITE 2 And Palworld Baby!

    Time to dive into some predictions in the MMO world for 2024. Will Warcraft's War Within deliver? Will Tarisland flop? Will we hear anything about the League of Legends MMO or about EverQuest's future? Before that, we dive into the new SMITE 2 news, and Troy couldn't be happier. But wait, there's more! Elder Scrolls Online preps for the 2024 reveal, Palworld comes next week, and more! All that and more on this week's Always Online!



    Also visit us at https://www.mmobomb.com



    Discussion Timestamps:

    00:00 Show Intro

    02:30 SMITE 2's Reveal

    11:31 2024 MMO Predictions (Warcraft, Tarisland, EverQuest, and More!)

    31:36 Rapid Fire News (Palworld, Vindictus, Elder Scrolls Online, and more!)

    44:55 FFXIV Tokyo FanFest

    49:45 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week



    If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover.



    Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure, and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

    • 1 hr

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