Welcome to Weapons Free, the Force of Arms Podcast. In Episode One, Adam (Sturm Kintaro) and Derek (Kellzz) introduce the show concept. This show is designed to not only bring information to the potential playerbase, but also serve as a discussion point, along with a way to communicate more directly with the devs. As new information is either brought forward by the team, or new topics become the hot discussion point, the show will go in depth to ensure that the topics that matter are heard. Topics covered this week include:
1) The planet K9WD-Gamma gets an (unofficial) name. 2) A discussion of the Multiverse Platform, and some of its benefits. 3) Our first discussion point is a biggie: Permadeath, and it's potential effects on character development 4) And finally, where to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions:
Thanks for listening, and look for more shows in the future!
Witty Ranter's Topic: "MMO's & Government Policy: How much is too much?"
Adam of Witty Ranter invited Hamilton and Agamemnon to participate in discussing "how changes in the current policy by governments may detract or possibly even radically alter the MMO landscape." Also participating was Jonathan from The Online Gamer's Anthology and Luper from the Voyages of Vanguard Podcast.
While some points may seem not possible in the US, for example a government demanding to have access to communication logs or have an in-game avatar for moderation, chances are this may be happening elsewhere or could even happen in the US. The answers to the questions would be to the effect of, "As a game developer, would you fight it, comply, or cease doing business." A tough subject.
Also, Adam (aka Sturm Kintaro in the FOA forums) is looking for one or two more volunteers for a special project. The details can be found in the FOA forums here: Looking for fellow Mech-Heads for a new project The Requirements: Candidates *must* have good knowledge of Mechs, must be looking to be active participants in FoA when it does go live, but most importantly be willing to have fun, and the ability to commit to some small time requirements on a regular basis.
"Primitive man depended on fire to keep him warm, to keep the dark away. For the dark invited predators. Even now with our genetics, our inventions, and our implants, we still seek the comfort of light." --Dr. Theodore Krauss