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@sravankb:

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Loved Jeff's rant about MMORPGs. It's why I think twice about playing any because I know that eventually all the results of that time and effort will be null.

What if everything you've done so far was actually fun? Why does "time and effort" have to only result in weapons / armor?

Honestly, the problem with RPGs is that the usual RPG mechanics are just not sufficient for me to enjoy them. If the controls and the overall feel of the game isn't its own reward and I have to rely on leveling up or getting armor every now and then, then maybe it's just not a good game.

It's the notion of progression/advancement that's the key for me, and unfortunately, once you hit the level cap, much of that is measured by what gear you're able to get in the instance lottery. When a new expansion comes out, that gear advantage is removed, and thus the notion of having progressed is lost. A seasoned raider and a level boosted newbie start out essentially on the same playing field.

As for mechanics/overall feel, I appreciate them as far as they enable me to do what I need to get done, but I wouldn't keep playing a game based on that aspect alone. There would have to be some kind of character improvement feature present I would think, because if not, you'd be playing a different sort of game.

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Loved Jeff's rant about MMORPGs. It's why I think twice about playing any because I know that eventually all the results of that time and effort will be null.

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@andrew2696: Just tell him they're wrestling zombies.

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I have yet to listen to this episode, but reading the comments so far, I'd suggest a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to nudge Dan toward Austen's writing.

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I like the GiantBomb channel on Roku. I don't think you can access ALL the videos, but I think all the recent content is there.

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Really good episode guys. The rivalry between Dan and Brad was great. Keep 'em coming.

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Looking forward to listening to this episode. I want to see if any of the emails chosen tops my year's funniest - the email calling Dan a "tasteless cretin".

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I just finished the book. It seemed like a cross between Arthur C. Clarke's The Shining Ones and Star Trek's Who Mourns for Adonais?. Toward the end though it seemed as though it was an Edenic story where the fruit of knowledge is tasted, bad things happen, and they eliminate the power gained from the apple/sphere.

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Hurrying to to catch up - I'm about a quarter of the way through the book and am liking it so far.

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Even though I am sick to death about hearing about Destiny, I thought the conversation about streaming it and the chat commentary was awesome. As an older gamer myself, that's one of the reasons I don't play FPS (online) or MOBA games.

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