This Week In MMO, we introduce the huge, head-banging panel of Josh “Lore” Allen, Mike B aka Fony, and Mike “I-have-no-nickname” Schaffnit with Gary “Bing Bong” Gannon leading the charge. What could possibly be in store for us today? Could we have some Blizzcon news? Maybe we have a bit of PlanetSide 2? And MechWarrior is what?

During a video promotion of the Horde at Blizzcon, some anti-gay slurs slipped out, and Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of World of Warcraft, was forced to issue an apology to the community. Our panel, of course, caught the slur when the video was played after the conference, but most of them admit that it was missed when the video was being shown live. Either way, Blizzard states that it holds no prejudice against anyone’s lifestyle choice.

At the crux of today’s show, we bust out the Piranha Games announcement that their next MMO will be… wait for it… MechWarrior Online. Our very own Mike B has been impressed with the MechWarrior franchise since he was a kid and admits that he is still hugging his monitors waiting for the release of this massively multiplayer version. Well, unfortunately, that embrace will have to continue until sometime in late summer 2012. On the plus side, Mr. B won’t have to pay a dime to start playing. Piranha did announce that the title will launch free-to-play with, of course, microtransactions.

Sony Online Entertainment announces new information regarding Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online, CCP cuts redundancy on World of Darkness, and RuneScape bans 9.2 million accounts for botting. (Runescape had 9.2 million accounts?) Catch all this plus Mike Schaffnit saying, “Come back with a dubstep trailer and everyone will be happy,” in This Week In MMO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tory-Alexander/821021631 Tory Alexander

    Chromie is a boy, there now they have a transgender npc

  • http://www.facebook.com/wFlett William Flett

    chromie is a character that’s heavily speculated to be trans.

    night elves are believed to be 90% female and well, that would man many night elves are lesbians.
    the JC quest giver is female in love with a female ogre.

    Tholo + Anren of the molten front/hyjal dailies are believed to be gay partners aswell.

    wow lacks belivable bi characters… :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/wFlett William Flett

    chromie is a character that’s heavily speculated to be trans.

    night elves are believed to be 90% female and well, that would man many night elves are lesbians.
    the JC quest giver is female in love with a female ogre.

    Tholo + Anren of the molten front/hyjal dailies are believed to be gay partners aswell.

    wow lacks belivable bi characters… :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/wFlett William Flett

    december 15th… that’s a thursday…

    thursday is when you film legendary…

    0.0

  • http://www.facebook.com/wFlett William Flett

    december 15th… that’s a thursday…

    thursday is when you film legendary…

    0.0

  • http://twitter.com/MarcusPeake Marcus Peake

    Lets have a Babylon 5 Online !!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarcusPeake Marcus Peake

    Lets have a Babylon 5 Online !!!

    • QuintLyn

      I suggested this to someone once. They told me they kill me if I ever brought it up again.. *sadface*

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

    WOOOT GUILD WARS 2 SHOW OMG…. pants change time

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

    WOOOT GUILD WARS 2 SHOW OMG…. pants change time

  • Hicks64

    Random thought I had: MechCommander MOBA. Take the mechanics of MechCommander’s squad-based rts combat and put it into a f2p moba model and you got yourself a unique moba in a market full of fantasy dota clones! muahahahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728151400 Adam Alfred Brennhaugen

    I came so hard when I was Mech Warrior Online over at /v/. Got my name ready, and hope my mad dog wil be in game :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728151400 Adam Alfred Brennhaugen

    I came so hard when I was Mech Warrior Online over at /v/. Got my name ready, and hope my mad dog wil be in game :D

  • http://twitter.com/TSHIRTBOMB TSB

    do you guys even know who that dude is who said those gay slurs? im surprised he didnt take it further. 10 seconds after that he screamed into a microphone about fucking you with a knife but nobody flinched.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803762169 Stephen Favell

      Yeah, they get Corpsegrinder on camera and act supprised when he starts saying some wierd shit. Cracks me up. The video is really old too.

  • http://twitter.com/TSHIRTBOMB TSB

    do you guys even know who that dude is who said those gay slurs? im surprised he didnt take it further. 10 seconds after that he screamed into a microphone about fucking you with a knife but nobody flinched.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803762169 Stephen Favell

      Yeah, they get Corpsegrinder on camera and act supprised when he starts saying some wierd shit. Cracks me up. The video is really old too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803762169 Stephen Favell

    That video of corspegrinder is SO old, as a massive CC fan i gotta say, i saw that at least 4 years ago lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803762169 Stephen Favell

    That video of corspegrinder is SO old, as a massive CC fan i gotta say, i saw that at least 4 years ago lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Weeks/100001120741249 Robert Weeks

    to the first topic….who gives a crap? If they got offended they need to /quit life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Weeks/100001120741249 Robert Weeks

    to the first topic….who gives a crap? If they got offended they need to /quit life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abner-Osorio/747820332 Abner Osorio

    TIBIA!!!! ;D

  • asgeir kvitvik

    WoD redundant content probably means animations and voiceovers etc etc .. stuff that isnt really essential to get the core systems and mechanics in place … DUH :)

  • asgeir kvitvik

    WoD redundant content probably means animations and voiceovers etc etc .. stuff that isnt really essential to get the core systems and mechanics in place … DUH :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tory-Alexander/821021631 Tory Alexander

    Chromie is a boy

  • Anonymous

    Random thought I had: MechCommander MOBA. Take the mechanics of MechCommander’s squad-based rts combat and put it into a f2p moba model and you got yourself a unique moba in a market full of fantasy dota clones! muahahahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abner-Osorio/747820332 Abner Osorio

    TIBIA!!!! ;D