Mike Schaffnit returns to the big boy chair this week on After Dark! The lines open every Tuesday night at 9PST… so be sure to tune in live and let YOUR voice be heard!

Questions in this week’s show:

  • How do you think Planetside 2 will perform in the coming months? And will it retain a decent sized player base?
  • What happened to the “A-List”? And what short series anime would you recommend?
  • With more games allowing in-game marriage and divorce, what do you guys think about having a “lawyer” profession?
  • Do you guys think that Titan is going to be Blizzard’s LoL or HoN, in attempts to corner the e-sports market?
  • Will there be any new features we haven’t seen in other MMO’s in TESO?
  • Do you think Blizzard with have a cross-faction raid to bring down Garrosh?
  • When have you ever experiences a feeling of buyers remorse after purchasing a video game?
  • How does a game like RIFT have to promote itself in order to break back through and grow the audience to where it was at launch?
  • What do you think Team Bloodlust would need to tailor their new game “Blade and Soul” to the western market?
  • http://www.facebook.com/Joey.Morrone Joey Morrone

    Every time an ad finishes, it skips to the end of the episode :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/veselin.cvetkov.35 Veselin Cvetkov

    i just notice Lore has a really big nose

  • HartsHope

    i havent tried Planetside2 yet but i LOVE if i run into initial complexity and confusion in games… steep learning curve immediately tells me the game has depth and i instantly get really interested.

    interesting strategic games > faceroll rambo call of doody

    • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

      Planetside 2 will give you some of that. But then, I’m not really a fps gamer. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/markus.toller.9 Markus Toller

    LOL ist das eine katze oder ist das ein fahrrad?!
    Lore made my german day.

  • David Knapp

    Part of “good game design” is also about thinking about this question.  “Ok, new player how do they know what they need to do?”

    • http://twitter.com/MikeSchaffnit Mike Schaffnit

      I agree with this. And it’s 100% my own negligence because I didn’t want to read a wall of instructions when I logged into the game. 

      They give you the tools to learn, but the FPS gamer in me is too ADD for that…. yes yes… i know, go back to Call of Duty… which frankly I don’t really like anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706513777 Luis A. Perez

    Thanks for the Anime info Mike! I would love you to post up some reviews or recommendations.  Even if it’s just a write-up. I need something new to watch.

  • Krzysztof Kotarba

    Planetside 2 must get more stuff because for now you have like few guns for each class and they are not even worth buying (similar stats and look). In general if you like BF3 it will be natural to play. 

  • Gamizero

    wow MikeS.. you’re PS2 issues seem really dumb..  i can’t say it anymore nicer..  

    this is an MMOFPS,  trying to shorten it saying it’s an “MMO” and it’s not playing like your other “MMO”s you’ve done, is kinda dumb.. since the “MMO” you’re talking about is MMORPG.

    it’s an FPS.. all you need to do is log in,  go to a place and shoot other people…

    • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

      You are being a little simplistic. Planetside 2 is more of a squad based FPS.  I could understand if MikeS was trying to introduce non-FPS gamers to Planetside 2 would have a high degree of frustration. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jlsyring Jenny Clark

    Seriously where is all of after dark.

  • http://twitter.com/AisarGaming Aisar

    Mike S is complete right about PS2’s complete lack of direction or any kind of tutorial.  It’s one of the biggest things that turned me off and I def think it had an effect on my play.

  • Joao Takada

    man darnell is so anoying, love you mike but really cant stand darnell any more : / 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.bradden.1 Mark Bradden

    I play planetside 2 on my own and i doing great its nice to be in a group but has long as you follow a group theres no problem

  • Tocs2

    I love dr. Darnell, but how about having MikeB step in for him? Appears to me Mike might have more insight concerning general gaming stuffs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rasmus.nielsen.75491 Rasmus Nielsen

    Seriously, bring on ANYONE but Darnell -sighs.- A picture of a rubber duck would add more to the show than he does.

  • xXHeisenbergXx

    I agree, down with Darnell… It’s funny sometimes…but think about it…A white male gamer, making an undead guy sound like a belligerent black man = a recipe for disaster…I love you Mike B. but seriously…Tyler Perry called and he wants his WoW account back..

  • http://twitter.com/lifensoul Steven Whiting

    Still don’t know how they’ve managed to use Darnell for so long without Blizzard lawyers getting involved, considering the shows are sponsored now.  Seen as they are essentially using a Blizzard model.  He was slightly funny now and then (although never been a fan) but having him in the shows as a guest has always been a mistake.