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MER Episode 81: Arts & Crafts


Posted on August 19th, by Admin in Listen, Mos Eisley Radio. 6 comments

We are back with another great episode filled with enough news to fill a space freighter! Aside from the news, we’ve got a special new segment on the fine art of crafting in SWTOR, with lessons being given by long-time friend of the show JD. Leo, Evan, and JD then spend the rest of the time tackling your answers to the last MERQ: will Free-to-Play split the community.

Swing by the forums and tell us what you think about Free-to-Play or if you have comments, questions, or suggestions for JD’s Crafting Corner!

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Discussion Topics
– Celebration VI, X-Wing launches, and upcoming SWTOR content
– The latest changes from LucasArts & BioWare Austin
– JD’s Crafting Corner
– Community Discussion: Will Free-to-Play split the community?

Music on this show has been provided to us by General Fuzz





6 thoughts on “MER Episode 81: Arts & Crafts

  1. I like the camaraderie. I like you dudes.

    But… this show is progressively becoming a repository of disproportionally positive spin for SWTOR.

    You guys are not even -trying- to be objectively critical of the current state of the game.

    Plus, being dismissive (even Evan, surprisingly, who doesn’t ‘come across’ at all as an even remotely ‘condescending’ person… EXCEPT when he refers to GW2) of other MMOs, MMOs that are arguably “destroying” SWTOR in comparative terms of innovation, bug elimination, and developer communication levels… well, I hate to say it, but it just makes you guys seem bitter, and out-of-touch with your target demographic.

    I know your main audience are people who like SWTOR, want SWTOR to be praised (even if it doesn’t deserve it), and would like any competition to it to ideally be insulted… and in that regard, this show is ‘playing to itself audience’ well. However, you should probably be aware that it makes you look biased, and hardly impartial commentators (though, you may say this is your deliberate intention).

    Zach never seriously trash talked SWTOR on the podcast (in my memory). Even on his last show on MER. Then again, I don’t remind him being so defensively dismissive of other MMOs if they came up in conversation either. He played the fine line… and perhaps his ‘maturing’ opinion of SWTOR gave him some much needed ‘perspective’ on the current MMO scene that other, less experienced presenters… lack.

    I’ll give the next show a listen, but to be honest, it’s getting slightly irritating tuning it only to hear the most pro-Bioware, pro-theres-nothing-wrong-with-SWTOR-isn’t-it-great spin of -every- topic you guys cover on the game.

    Seriously. It’s starting to sound like FOX News.

    Evan as Sean Hannity. Leo as the weekly O’Reily cameo.

    SWTOR as the dying elephant.

    PS: If Justin Lowe can’t seem to find a good thing to say about the way F2P is shaping up, but MER literally… I mean -literally- cannot find ONE negative thing to say about how terribly Bioware/EA is handling the entire debacle… well, something has obviously ‘gone wrong’ somewhere.

    • People like you make me laugh. If you love GW2 so much…then go find a GW2 forum or podcast, and shove off my friend. What happened to fans having a place to come without being lambasted by negative people like yourself. It must take a huge ego, or self importance to write a diatribe on a TOR FANSITE, criticizing the for being to friendly to the game they cover. Or is it that your just a GW2 fan, and any negative word said about it sends you into a nerd rage. Get a life. BTW great show as always guys.

  2. “People like you make me laugh. If you love GW2 so much…then go find a GW2 forum or podcast, and shove off my friend. What happened to fans having a place to come without being lambasted by negative people like yourself. It must take a huge ego, or self importance to write a diatribe on a TOR FANSITE, criticizing the for being to friendly to the game they cover. Or is it that your just a GW2 fan, and any negative word said about it sends you into a nerd rage. Get a life. BTW great show as always guys.”

    I didn’t criticize them for being “friendly” to SWTOR. Learn to read asshole.

    I criticized them for being biased, and totally uncritical (AT ALL) to the point of non-impartiality.

    You sound like the worst kind of fanboi : the type who enjoys being lied to because it serves in maintaining your fragile world-view. You pretty much proved my point that there is something wrong with the show.

    Thanks dickhead.

    😉

  3. To be honest, I stopped listening to this once it was “handed” over to you guys. Talking about other stuff SW related is good, but not at the extent you guys go to. The old MIR was a fun listen, but I’ve tried to listen to these and I fall asleep, sadly, I must say goodbye to this pod cast, one I used to love.

    :'(

    • Sorry to hear that, man. Frankly it was this or the entire show was just going to go away. The fact is, me and Evan feel a lot more passionate about other areas of Star Wars gaming than we do about SWTOR.

      • Which is why we bring on people who are more expert in the particular areas of SWTOR than we are. We know people want to hear about the game we still love, but we recognize that we aren’t the best to talk about it.

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