Battle Bards Episode 26: Granado Espada (Sword of the New World)

It’s time for one of the most eclectic MMO soundtracks of all time: Granado Espada!  The Battle Bards wade through a wide variety of genres and deal with frayed nerves by getting all sorts of snippy with each other.  Will the music driv…

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Massive Failure #70 – Why Am I Not Surprised?

On today’s show, I am catching up on some stories from over the last few weeks, involving “Lord of the Rings Online” and “World of Darkness”. Also “ArcheAge” Founder’s Packs and a look at “Wildstar” hype. Contents: Intro (0:19) * Bonus “Wildstar” beta goodness, “Rift”, and… Hey! You! Have you checked out the Newbie Blogger Initiative yet? Main Topics […]

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No Free Lunch

This week Rae is out visiting friends and Kodra is on the road, and as a results somewhat robotty at times.  However we are joined by good friend and cohort Tam, who so graciously agreed to fill in at short notice.  We talk about a lot of thi…

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Massive Failure #69 – Punch in the Face

Today I ask what might keep you playing old-school MMORPGs, discuss the difficulty level of “Wildstar”, and chat a bit about the vaporware that is “The Secret World” Issue 1.9 Contents: Intro (0:19) * Been playing “Rift” and beta-testing “Wildstar”, but also celebrating with My Lovely Bride™ our 20th wedding anniversary! Main Topics * What is […]

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Lost in the Stream

How many different streaming services are available to the average citizen of the world? Hundreds? Thousands? With this kind of overwealming variety to choose from, it’s necessary to invoke the help of wise, knowledgeable individuduals on the s…

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World Without Warcraft

This is episode two of the Aggrochat podcast, where we delve into a discussion from twitter about what the gaming world would have been like without World of Warcraft.  So we spend most of the hour and fifteen minute podcast on this notalgic journ…

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Battle Bards Episode 25: Holiday Themes

It’s always a holiday somewhere, especially in MMOs, so don’t blink twice if you happen to hear the Battle Bards talking about Christmas, Halloween, and Arbor Day on this week’s episode!  After all, special occasions necessitate special music, and…

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Massive Failure #68 – A PAX Upon You!

I had a perfectly-good podcast all ready to record, then threw it out when I remembered PAX East was this last weekend. So instead we’ll be talking about my favorite bits of information that were discussed in Boston, including “H1Z1″, “Star Citizen” and more. Contents: Intro (0:19) * Been doing the usual, so I talk instead […]

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Finding the Format

This is the first episode of the Aggrochat the official podcast of the Tales of the Aggronaut blog and Stalwart Gaming community.  For a few months I’ve dabbled with streaming games, and while doing so hopped on mumble letting anyone who wants to …

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Massive Failure #67 – Too soon?

Well, “The Elder Scrolls Online” has officially launched, and the Free-to-Play countdown clock has started. In other news, Trion dropped some more news regarding “ArcheAge” last week in the form of an FAQ, and I take a critical look at the initial Alpha patch notes for “World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor” Contents: Intro (0:19) * […]

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