Monthly Archives: October 2011
UPDATE: Poll is closed. League of Legends wins.
Since it was voted on often for the Halloween Episode, I have chosen 10 MMOs from the Suggested MMO List that you can choose from to decide from if you want to see me review it for Episode 10. I’m not much for “milestones”, but I figured a poll would be a good way to decide on what you’d want to see.
Rules again are as follows… well more of a cautionary, really. If the game chosen as the number one spot cannot be reviewed for any reason, be it my PC won’t handle it, I am unable to register, I cannot record it, or it just ends up being shut down, I will immediately default to the next highest on the list, until I find one that will work. It’s been a while since I played a few of these, and I don’t know how well they will take to this PC. I also may have to make some room. (Sorry, LOTRO. 8 gig is pushing it.)
I will “close” the poll right before Episode 9 airs, and announce it at the end of Ep 9. (Don’t worry, next week is only Episode 8.)
While I’d like to say this is the “halfway” point between the last episode of MMO Grinder and the next one, I am actually shooting for a Halloween day release. Wish me luck with that.
I’ve been busy working on a Haunted Trail this past weekend, and had a few other things to take care of in the past couple day, but I think I have enough of a handle on Hellgate to finish up the script. I’m shooting for finishing it today, with filming tomorrow or Friday, and editing on Friday or Saturday. I’m going to have to see what my schedule is like. As much as I don’t want to wait until next Wednesday, at least expect it by then if nothing is completed for Halloween.
I’m really thinking of doing Rusty Hearts for Episode 9. There’s a bit of technical drama going down with Perfect World and the release of Natasha, but if they figure it out, she’ll be a playable character by the time Episode 8 is complete. If not… I’m going to need to find a backup.
I also had a bit of time making a Mountain Dew video (The stinger of Episode 7 wasn’t just a joke.) If you want to check it out, or at least me try something similar to a vlog when I do a live tasting, I’ll embed it here.
Ok before I start I want to mention that I had NO CLUE people would respond this positively to Episode 6 on Myst Online: Uru. It really didn’t seem like the kind of game that people would expect to hear about in this series so that’s good to know. Again, I have to thank Tyler for the suggestion, and the tour. It wasn’t an easy game to figure out solo.
I’ve been very busy playing/scripting episode 7, and while today was a bit of a mess up on my part, I am certain I can get the script done and filmed within a day or so. I predict this episode will be another long one. Hoping not to go into Maple Story territory, but who knows? I will say I find myself enjoying the game, and there are a LOT of interesting innovations in the game I wish more MMOs would take notice from.
Also, in case you didn’t read the post below, the poll to choose Episode 8 (the Halloween Episode) is going on at the MMO Grinder Facebook page. Right now it’d say it’s pretty obvious which one is going to win, but time to sway the vote in your favor still exists. (I really should get to downloading it, though. It would suck if I couldn’t run it.)
In that same vein, I’m thinking I should do more of these polls so people have more of a choice as to what game I pick to do next. I won’t be doing that for EVERY episode, as I like to have a bit of control in what I play. Right now, I think the next poll to vote on would be for Episode 10. And since it’s a “milestone” ep (albeit a small one) I think I’ll let it be free reign of the entirety of the Suggested MMO list. (There are probably a few titles I’ll end up not including for one reason or another.)
The other polls would probably be a smaller group of choices resting on a theme. (2D MMOs, Action MMOs, Arena combat MMOs, etc.) I’m sure any polls I announce will be broadcast here… or on Facebook…. or both.
Anyway, keep an eye out for Episode 7 next week, cause I’ll have to speed it up for the episode right after that.
I have a vote poll running on my facebook page. (Click HERE) to decide between the two MMOs I’m planning on reviewing for Halloween. (Which will be episode 8 ) Feel free to check it out and vote if you haven’t already… or “like” the Facebook page while you’re at it… whatever works.
Unfortunately since I cannot differentiate between people on Facebook and people who post here, I cannot make another version of the poll here (like I should have) but hey, I needed to do SOMETHING with that page.
Also I will NOT be counting “votes” that are posted in the comments here, sorry. For the same reason above. I don’t want the same person voting for their favorite game in two places, and therefore double-stacking their choice in their favor. But feel free to comment here with a preference in the event I need a tie breaker. (Currently, I’m pretty sure I won’t need one.)
The poll will be closed (if I can figure out how to close it) on October 16th and the game I review will be announced at the end of the next episode. (Episode 7)
In case you are unable to see the poll, as in you are allergic to Facebook, the two games in the poll are Hellgate: London and Requiem: Memento Mori. Halloween is a perfect time for games with a colon in their title.
Let me know if you like the idea of these polls, and I might do more in the future, so I’m not always the selfish jerk who gets to make all the choices around here.