Episode 78 – Jason’s Fall From Grace

The M-Team reveals wondrous news, such as Mythic’s new forum policy, Runes of Magic launches, and more.

00:00:00    Introductions
00:02:26    What We’re Playing
00:22:27    Mail Bag
00:34:09    The Week in Gaming
01:01:38    Blog-O-Steria
01:32:33    Conclusion

Musical Interludes:
01 – Primus – Devil Went Down to Georgia
02 – Fantomas – Vendetta
03 – Bela Fleck – Flying Saucer Dudes
04 – Dick Dale – Taco Wagon
05 – Black Flag – Louie, Louie
06 – Fishbone – Housework
07 – Avenged Sevenfold – The Wicked End

7 Comments to Episode 78 – Jason’s Fall From Grace

  1. February 18, 2009 at 9:10 am | Permalink


    I know everyone was expecting a gut ripping. Sorry to disappoint.

  2. Saylah's Gravatar Saylah
    February 18, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Others have said that seeing the animations over and over bored them. For me it never did. I always feel like I’m running around in a cartoon. The content matures greatly in the subsequent levels where I don’t know how children would complete the content alone – which most don’t. The kiddies start thinning out very quickly in the 2nd and 3rd world. Each world also has it’s on unique theme.

    You’re right that this game won’t appeal to everyone but is very well designed for this genre of game. It served a purpose of showing me not to dismiss a game out of hand. I never would have tried this game before Tipa’s lengthy reviews and certainly didn’t think I’d like it. I tried it because I was bored.

  3. Saylah's Gravatar Saylah
    February 18, 2009 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    P.S. Missed adding… Tried out of boredom but fell in love with it. It can’t be my mainstay but it’s a very fun game and I’ve never not had fun when I log in to play. I log in planning to play for 30 minutes and next thing I know it’s 2 hrs later.

  4. February 18, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink


    What I like most about it is that it leaves you options.

    It’s definitely not a game that I’d play on a regular basis. I don’t plan on subscribing to it, but I’ll definitely drop five bucks here and there just to play through some new zones when I have some extra cash and time on my hands.

  5. February 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    The Access Passes are absolutely brilliant, and a huge part of why W101 is one of only three MMOs that I’ve actually spent money on. (The others being Guild Wars and Puzzle Pirates, notably non-sub games that offer alternative monetization.)

  6. Sentack's Gravatar Sentack
    February 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Nice podcast guys, but a couple small technical issues. First of all, Jason’s audio starts off a little harsh and strong at the start. Next, sometime around the 53:18 minute mark, the audio gets really scratchy during the end of the The Week in Gaming section where you guys are talking about the WAR subscription numbers. Note, this is from what I got from iTunes, so something might have gotten corrupted on the way to Apple.

    Otherwise, I’m the guy who played some Wizard 101 with his nephews. They did get bored with it about the time they hit the end of the ‘free to play’ section of the game and haven’t gone back. It was a lot of fun but now I’m considering introducing them to FusionFall as my plan to convert them into MMO addicts kicks into high gear. Soon they too will be speaking leet speak and talking endlessly about epic raids! Mu ha ha ha ha ha.

    Seriously, it was fun having something in common to talk to them about. It made me the cool uncle for about 2 months before they moved on. For an mmo parent, I can see it being that ‘safe’ mmo you wouldn’t mind them playing before weening them on WoW or Warhammer. I know all too often, kids want to play what there parents play, and it can be really hard to try and explain to a 5 year old why they can’t play a Mature rated title, only to have them pout, scream and cry. (I hang around my nephews too much.)

    So having some kind of alternative that is similar enough but not overly complicated for them to play, appears to make them really happy. Now when they see me play Warhammer, they instantly want to go on W101 for a few minutes and show off there new character to me, and what new things they got like a little drake non-combat pet or a cool looking wand.

    And in that way, I’m really happy we now have W101, FusionFall and ToonTown for the younger audience.

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