Guest Starring: Justin “Syp” Olivetti (Massively.com, Bio Break)
Welcome back to another episode of MMO Radio! This week we’re pleased to be joined by Justin “Syp” Olivetti of Massively.com and his blog Bio Break. Justin is a prolific MMO blogger whose hard work has taken him from the grassroots of WordPress to being a Senior Contributing Editor and multi-columnist for a major news site. He’s also just a good guy and a lot of fun to talk with, so big thanks to him for joining us.
Our topic this week is timely, since the three of us all got started around this man’s last game: Mark Jacobs is bringing back RvR with Camelot Unchained! Mark’s resume is storied, being most well known for the MMO classic, Dark Age of Camelot, but ending with the promising yet unsuccessful Warhammer Online. Do we believe he can pull it off? And even if he does, is there an audience for a full on PvP MMO anymore?
Personally, I think Mr. Jacobs is making a lot of smart moves but I’m fearful of treading back into promise territory. Mythic didn’t really deliver with the whole WAR thing.
We also do a DnD story recap, announce a winner to our hardcover Raid Leader’s Companion iTunes contest, and, oh yeah, announce our next iTunes review contest! For the next two weeks, all 5-star iTunes reviews will be entered to win a copy of the excellent space combat sim Strike Suit Zero! Just make sure your review is written so we have a name for your entry! This contest is brought to you by Hooked Gamers, Frontline in PC Gaming.
5-Star iTunes Shout Out: Sawwbuzz — Thank you!!!
Adam’s Links: Epic Slant Press