HAM SANDWICH! We have the latest and greatest news from the world of MMOs coming at you on This Week In MMO! Delivering this tasty bit of news we have from all the GAMEBREAKER stuff: our very own Gary Gannon; ZAM would not be such an awesome site without the BFF Report‘s Mike B; And lastly, from her Youtube channel about EVE and other gaming shenanigans, it’s Mint Chip!

What does this week have in store for us, besides ham sandwich? First up, Rock, Paper, Shotgun talked to Funcom this week about its conspiracy-theory MMO The Secret World, and guess what? It’s not-so secret any more: The Counsel of Venice sends everyone on retreat to El Dorado to capture the flag. Next, Cryptic attempts to entice us with a “story trailer” for the Neverwinter online game, yet our panel felt a little downtrodden about the whole thing. Also, the reason why we have Mint Chip on the show: EVE announces dubstep! Actually, CCP announced its latest expansion for the franchise: Crucible! Special notice: this one’s free, folks — just like the other 14…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/trose87 T Paul Rose

    its weird. all i could think the entire episode was WHERE THE FUCK IS MY NEW DARNELL MIKE? but i love when they talk about eve. im not dedicated enough to play it but it looks pretty awesome to me. TSW deck thing sounds really cool but kind of strange. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/trose87 T Paul Rose

    its weird. all i could think the entire episode was WHERE THE FUCK IS MY NEW DARNELL MIKE? but i love when they talk about eve. im not dedicated enough to play it but it looks pretty awesome to me. TSW deck thing sounds really cool but kind of strange. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Ruscoe/100002503278188 Chris Ruscoe

    the first Raid boss is going to be the Mike —>B<—-

    CWR

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Ruscoe/100002503278188 Chris Ruscoe

    the first Raid boss is going to be the Mike —>B<—-

    CWR

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003099533977 Derrick Sturgill

    Good show, and it’s nice to have Mint Chip and Brendan from Massively on as I’m a big EVE player.

  • German Lopez
  • Jon McManus

    The Bees make me think about that boss from Donkey Kong Country.

  • Jon McManus

    The Bees make me think about that boss from Donkey Kong Country.

  • http://twitter.com/Roehon29 Ivan Noa

    great show as allways

  • http://twitter.com/Roehon29 Ivan Noa

    great show as allways

  • http://twitter.com/eewaterman Elijah Waterman

    I think that it’s a mistake to apply our own standards and ideas about parenting to another country’s culture and legal system.  I don’t necessarily agree with the new laws but trying to apply our own social mores to a different country is kind of an apples and oranges comparison.  This is compounded by the fact that internet addiction appears to be a much more serious problem in S. Korea and as such may be a “public health” issue.

    Really if you want to critique South Korea, the recent crack-down on possession of and/or expression of items or media related to North Korea which has been referred to a “South Korean-style McCarthyism” (http://n.pr/rK3AS3) is probably a better (albeit non-game-related) target.

    Great show, keep it up! I watch every week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Nguyen/100001281175568 William Nguyen

    Straight up on the Neverwinter trailer, the battle and Valindra shown was in the most resent Neverwinter Drizzt books. Having read the books, I was much more interested with that tie in. Mainly since that means I know when in the D&D timeline this particular Neverwinter is in, and could potentially find one Mr. Artemis somewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Nguyen/100001281175568 William Nguyen

    Straight up on the Neverwinter trailer, the battle and Valindra shown was in the most resent Neverwinter Drizzt books. Having read the books, I was much more interested with that tie in. Mainly since that means I know when in the D&D timeline this particular Neverwinter is in, and could potentially find one Mr. Artemis somewhere.

  • Zlinko

    I kind of wish each show on Gamebreaker TV would have its own music intro. I listen to a couple of the shows in my car and they all have the same intro.

    • InvaderMig

      I agree, the shows had their own music before, now they all share the same song.  It’s ridiculous.  I still don’t get it, but they obviously want it that way so, we’re stuck listening to the same intro.  I like it, but meh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cauthan Trevor Thomas

    Dupstep fucking SUCKS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cauthan Trevor Thomas

    Dupstep fucking SUCKS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Feyd-Darkholme/100000194391744 Feyd Darkholme

      Clearly Gary screwed up the title of this episode, as it should have been Ham Sandwich…

      nice to see Mintchip in there, but I wish they’d spent more time talking about the changes coming in Crucible.

  • Anonymous

    <3 Mintchip

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/cpjontek cpjontek

    <3 Mintchip

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Feyd-Darkholme/100000194391744 Feyd Darkholme

    Clearly Gary screwed up the title of this episode, as it should have been Ham Sandwich…

    nice to see Mintchip in there, but I wish they’d spent more time talking about the changes coming in Crucible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=841862858 Bobby Burrow Jr.

    I think the comments about how Neverwinter was “generic” were a bit off. Dungeons and Dragons is the grandfather of modern fantasy games. Game developers from WoW, Rift, etc. have said that a lot of their inspiration came from the old d20 board games based on the d&d universe. The fantasy genre is so over saturated right now with new games that bringing a classic universe back into the spotlight may *seem* generic, but I think that there is such a large d&d fanbase that it will be successful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=841862858 Bobby Burrow Jr.

    I think the comments about how Neverwinter was “generic” were a bit off. Dungeons and Dragons is the grandfather of modern fantasy games. Game developers from WoW, Rift, etc. have said that a lot of their inspiration came from the old d20 board games based on the d&d universe. The fantasy genre is so over saturated right now with new games that bringing a classic universe back into the spotlight may *seem* generic, but I think that there is such a large d&d fanbase that it will be successful.

  • Dennis Rodriguez

    Moar Mint!

  • Dennis Rodriguez

    Moar Mint!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Lazarowitz/100000420795554 Steve Lazarowitz

    You guys are so locked up in what you think MMOs should be, based on what WoW made them. You’re talking about TSW not launching with a raid. Have you not figured out that one of the reasons that MMOs aren’t big with people who enjoy RPGs is because of things like raids? Games like Skyrim doesn’t have a raid, but they do have a lot of players. Guild Wars 2 won’t have what you call a raid. Five player maxium party. Raids are no big deal for a good percentage of people who love the ideas of MMOs but don’t like the direction they’ve gone in.

    The problem with MMORPGs is that they don’t cater to the RPG crowd, just the MMO crowd. Unfortunately most MMOs ignore those last letters and present a game that is based around mechanics and not lore or story.

    Same thing with grind and leveling. The new MMOs are changing the way MMOs are going and you’re an MMO show, how can you not understand what’s happening in the genre? Listen to the devs instead of the habits you’ve grown up with, and see why raids exist.WoW got popular, hundreds of games emulated it in an attempt to get that slice of the pie and in the end, a lot of people are tired of that and even more, like me, never liked it in the first place. You are NOT the majority. You’re the majority of people who stayed with MMOs because they’re what you like. But more people play single player games than MMOs, and those people don’t raid at all. Therefore, it’s conceivable that an MMO without raids will attract more players than an MMO that focuses on them.

    • Anonymous

      The problem isn’t so much that they aren’t launching with raids, it’s more than they are planning to make raids at some point, but not launching with them.  If they weren’t doing raids, and were just some kinda sandbox Eve type thing, then fine, but they are the type of game that will have raids, so it only makes sense to expect the game to launch with it, if that is the route they intend to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Lazarowitz/100000420795554 Steve Lazarowitz

    You guys are so locked up in what you think MMOs should be, based on what WoW made them. You’re talking about TSW not launching with a raid. Have you not figured out that one of the reasons that MMOs aren’t big with people who enjoy RPGs is because of things like raids? Games like Skyrim doesn’t have a raid, but they do have a lot of players. Guild Wars 2 won’t have what you call a raid. Five player maxium party. Raids are no big deal for a good percentage of people who love the ideas of MMOs but don’t like the direction they’ve gone in.

    The problem with MMORPGs is that they don’t cater to the RPG crowd, just the MMO crowd. Unfortunately most MMOs ignore those last letters and present a game that is based around mechanics and not lore or story.

    Same thing with grind and leveling. The new MMOs are changing the way MMOs are going and you’re an MMO show, how can you not understand what’s happening in the genre? Listen to the devs instead of the habits you’ve grown up with, and see why raids exist.WoW got popular, hundreds of games emulated it in an attempt to get that slice of the pie and in the end, a lot of people are tired of that and even more, like me, never liked it in the first place. You are NOT the majority. You’re the majority of people who stayed with MMOs because they’re what you like. But more people play single player games than MMOs, and those people don’t raid at all. Therefore, it’s conceivable that an MMO without raids will attract more players than an MMO that focuses on them.

    • InvaderMig

      The problem isn’t so much that they aren’t launching with raids, it’s more than they are planning to make raids at some point, but not launching with them.  If they weren’t doing raids, and were just some kinda sandbox Eve type thing, then fine, but they are the type of game that will have raids, so it only makes sense to expect the game to launch with it, if that is the route they intend to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Lyons/100000080942574 Robert Lyons

    its a dame shame Cryptic are the ones making Neverwinter MMO — a good IP is about to be ruined by a horrible company

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Lyons/100000080942574 Robert Lyons

    its a dame shame Cryptic are the ones making Neverwinter MMO — a good IP is about to be ruined by a horrible company

  • Anonymous

    Valindra is the name of the lich, Mike. 

    That is a blue dragon; his shape and lightning breath tell us that, even if the lighting makes it difficult.

    The game does look kind of boring and generic, but since the IP inspired most of the current fantasy games, it would be. I might check it out, but if it’s 4e it can go to hell.

  • Kagitaar

    Valindra is the name of the lich, Mike. 

    That is a blue dragon; his shape and lightning breath tell us that, even if the lighting makes it difficult.

    The game does look kind of boring and generic, but since the IP inspired most of the current fantasy games, it would be. I might check it out, but if it’s 4e it can go to hell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Guzzetta/1349294705 Ray Guzzetta

    Man that woman needs to stop tweeking out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Guzzetta/1349294705 Ray Guzzetta

    Man that woman needs to stop tweeking out.

  • http://twitter.com/Kelkschiz F.J. van der Maat

    I think the guy meant to ask if swtor is a game geared more towards people who like RPG’s. That’s the only interpretation that makes sense to me. Being that Bioware is know for making excellent RPG’s.

  • http://twitter.com/Kelkschiz F.J. van der Maat

    I think the guy meant to ask if swtor is a game geared more towards people who like RPG’s. That’s the only interpretation that makes sense to me. Being that Bioware is know for making excellent RPG’s.

  • scottsummer

    As a former EvE player( left during Incarna ), Crucible definitely grab my attention.
    If it isn’t SWTOR, i will give it a try.

  • Anonymous

    As a former EvE player( left during Incarna ), Crucible definitely grab my attention.
    If it isn’t SWTOR, i will give it a try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reach-Ogien/100002761262011 Reach Ogien

    What happened to Pokket? Have not see her for a while?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reach-Ogien/100002761262011 Reach Ogien

    What happened to Pokket? Have not see her for a while?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003099533977 Derrick Sturgill

    Good show, and it’s nice to have Mint Chip and Brendan from Massively on as I’m a big EVE player.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zlinko Daniel Ordonez

    I kind of wish each show on Gamebreaker TV would have its own music intro. I listen to a couple of the shows in my car and they all have the same intro.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, the shows had their own music before, now they all share the same song.  It’s ridiculous.  I still don’t get it, but they obviously want it that way so, we’re stuck listening to the same intro.  I like it, but meh.