The MMO Report: Thursday, April 5th

Posted: April 5, 2012
The MMO Report: Thursday, April 5th
Casey returns to discuss the Warhammer 40k MMO going single player, reveal a member of TERA's voice cast, and read from Uncle Casey's Mail Bag!


Tera, PC, Action, RPG, MMO

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  • MrLee95

    Again with the video games are ART excuse!
    The only reason you and BioWare keep slamming video games are ART in our faces is because the ending sucked. So instead of saying that the endings made absolutely no sense at all, you/BioWare just call it ART.
    Question: Has anyone ever seen the "it's art" defense for anything ever?
    Answer: I have, but I hesitate to share examples because it puts Bioware in really, really bad company.
    Answer#2: I had only heard it used as a defense against brutal criticism for a few things before ME 3, though that was using the phrase "creative vision." Lots of defenders of George Lucas defended the prequels he released by claiming "creative vision." You heard people defending the end of Lost based on the "creative vision" of its creators. You heard people defending the ending of BSG with the phrase "creative vision." In general, the phrase appears to be reserved for defending terrible additions to beloved franchises.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:55 PM
  • McSwankenstein

    Looking to draw out some hate fueled invectives to draw in a dwindling viewer base Mr. Schreiner or was it really that slow of a news day?

    Congrats on the promotion btw, too long in coming.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:53 PM
  • AwesomeDudeHatesThis

    I disagree on the ME3 matter. With all the pre-release comments and with what the final product actually was, Bioware blatantly lied to it's fanbase. We were promised no Reaper off button and no A, B, C ending and the exact opposite happened. The artistic integrity card is vanity, nothing more. If anything they're compromising their actual integrity by sticking to their guns, that is up until now. They've announced the extended uncut, whatever, ending DLC which is supposedly going to make everything better. I give Bioware respect points for actually taking action but I'm still going to reserve judgement. If the uncut extension ends up not fixing the issues the fans have addressed, it means Bioware did not listen to their fans even when they asked them for feedback.

    For the most part retake movement members are settling down now with the announcement of DLC and it's a good thing. This is a bittersweet victory however since it was mostly a large PR move. Bioware successfully shut the retakers up so they can avoid backlash at PAX.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:41 PM
  • Kuari999

    OK, you want us to shut up about the Mass Effect 3 ending because you think it would set a bad precedent for them to change things... the precedent has already been set. Ever hear of a term called "retcon"? There are some particularly strong examples of when its needed, especially in terms of when the nature of a character is gone against.

    More importantly, we were promised we'd get something beyond "A, B, or C" endings by the developers throughout the ENTIRE series. So are you saying its ok for developers to lie out their ass for five years to help sell their product? Its not setting any new precedents, but when did integrity suddenly take a backseat? This has nothing to do with art. If I bought an art piece because I was told it had something in it that I liked and suddenly when I get the art piece, it isn't there, doesn't one have the right to complain for a replacement? What makes gaming different in that regard? Why are game developers allowed to lie out their ass?

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:25 PM
  • Tesh

    i love how your own people said it was wrong to talk this way towards the retake ME movement,
    then this happens

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:22 PM
  • blazinlatino89

    couldnt agree with you more casey, asking them to change there own damn story is absolutly stupid and if u somehow feel entitled to do so just because you played there game then your and idiot. go write your own story and make your own game if your unhappy.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:13 PM
  • MrLee95

    Really Casey?? People and the RetakeME movement should just keep their mouth shut? And to play the "ART" card.... come on. Not to mention the RetakeME3 movement has raised over $60,000 for Childs Play!
    The ending SUCKED and makes no sense. It was thrown together and was done very poorly and its FULL of plot holes. And our choices DID NOT MATTER. BioWare was also quoted in SEVERAL interviews that we where NOT going to get an A,B,C ending. And that is EXACTLY what we got!
    If you are going to treat your audience in this sort of way, then I no longer have any reason to watch your show. (And i really looked forward to it every Thursday!)
    If you made a joke about it then I would have giggled and moved on, but you outright lashed out at us. How does making comments like this make you any better than the people who do not like the ending?
    Also WTF does Mass Effect have to do with the MMOReport? Its not an MMO.....

    Consumers have to put their foot down and say NO! We are the people buying your products and we are the only reason you company to exist you need to service us, not the other way around. ~TB

    Posted: April 5, 2012 10:00 PM
  • c2ccards

    Congrats on the promotion Casey.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 9:53 PM
  • BoydofZINJ

    People are angry that Casey trolled the Mass Effect 3 people.

    I am a Mass Effect 3 person... and Casey you will always be the color of green when a starchild talks to Shepard and maybe Buzz Aldrin will talk about you in the future to a kid!

    Posted: April 5, 2012 8:40 PM
  • kdebones

    1. Congratulations on Leveling Up Cassy.

    2. Dark Millennial now sounds like a Space Marines Sequel... =/

    3. @jpnfny; You might have noticed but you as well as Smeph have garnered quite a few downvotes. Might you want to rethink your stance and act a little more acceptable in society? Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    4. *Runs off to Funcom to preorder The Secret World*

    Posted: April 5, 2012 7:50 PM
  • Raisinbman

    Congrats, Casey!

    Posted: April 5, 2012 7:21 PM
  • g4fan247

    Congratuations on your promotion Casey.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 5:12 PM
  • TyRawr777

    Love how two of the first three comments completely ignore the actual point of what they were watching to express feelings on the already over-drawn "debate" over the ME ending. Casey, being the captain of awesome he is, is just as entitled to his opinion as everyone else. No need to be childish, even if you disagree with him.

    Also: Micheal Hogan FTW

    Posted: April 5, 2012 3:44 PM
  • macross2012

    Congrats Casey on your promotion, you are a real talent and I have always enjoyed your work. I am sure whatever you do will be the best :)

    I just hope we dont lose you on the MMO report as I doubt anyone else could do as good of a job.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 3:38 PM
  • Knives39

    good MMO report this week!

    Posted: April 5, 2012 3:15 PM
  • Smeph

    Wow, it only took one minute of watching this to lose all respect for you Casey.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 2:32 PM
  • jpnfny

    Hey Casey why don't you STFU about mass effect ending - you are clueless about the complaint and what they did was an insult to everyone who invested themselves and the hours in a story to be cast aside under a fake guise of art - so take it and shove it. Base don ME3 I cancelled TOR and will never support Bioware again.

    Posted: April 5, 2012 2:00 PM