GWJ Conference Call Episode 632

Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Minit, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus, Shawn's Secret Questions, Your Emails and More!

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This week Amanda, Julian and Sean Sands are faced with secret questions that only Shawn knows!

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00:02:05 Fallout 76
00:17:35 Valkyria Chronicles 4
00:22:36 Minit
00:25:26 Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus
00:35:47 Red Dead Redemption 2
00:44:12 Questions with Shawn
01:01:35 Your Emails

What should paradox create, the correct answer is a sim covering the expansion of the Mongol empire circa 1215 - 1450ish CE.

Absolutely loved this episode! A couple of points:

i) Whatever ghost pepper induced fugue state that resulted in 'Questions with Shawn' should be celebrated and revisited. Equal parts bizarre, charming and hilarious.

ii) I'm not sure which Patreon Backer tier triggers Sean Sands to stream Magic The Gathering Arena, but seriously people, let's dig deep for this one.

PSA: with the proper DLC, CK2 starts as early as the age of Charlemagne.

"I'm not sure which Patreon Backer tier triggers Sean Sands to stream Magic The Gathering Arena, but seriously people, let's dig deep for this one"

I thought about doing this, but oh my god, no one wants to watch someone lose that much.

Rat Boy wrote:

PSA: with the proper DLC, CK2 starts as early as the age of Charlemagne.

Yeah, so what Sean wants is a game that covers from 476 CE to to 769 CE (the earliest start date in CK2 with Charlemagne).

That, of course, assumes that by "post-Roman" he's only referring to the Western Roman empire.

At this point we'll just have to wait for At the Gates to be finished if we want a game set in a time period not already covered by Paradox.

“The wizard” wrote:

What game would you play for two thousand hours?

Well that’s easy, Guild Wars 2. I must’ve passed 1,500 hours so I’m almost there anyhow.

I'm only 517 hours into GW2. A mere fledgling.

I'd definitely be into a Red Dead 2 spoiler section. Although, to listen to it I'd have to break out of my cycle of morning chores, hunting, exploring, moseying/shopping and baths so I could progress the story.

I can confirm that, at any time other than when hunting, the trail can occasionally look like a scene from a Disney movie.

For those enjoying the building/gathering in FO76. Have you played much of other survival games?

I'd like Paradox games set in smaller scales with shorter time spans using what seems to be Imperator style mechanics (some of the personality stuff from CK2 but more emphasis on the big picture à la EU). Post-Roman Britain would be interesting, as mentioned on the podcast. Late-medieval India would be great (lot of history going on in there with tons of personalities). Another try at Sengoku with actual support this time. China in almost any era.

Yeah I would say still a lot to explore in India, China, Cambodia/Vietnam areas.

Have you ever rage uninstalled a multiplayer game?

Is there any other way to uninstall a multiplayer game?

I don't think I've uninstalled a multiplayer game under any other circumstance. Is that not normal?

Generally, if I love a multiplayer game, I'll play it endlessly until one day I'll just be done playing it. I'll have a hankering to go back, because I had such a great time, but try as I might I just won't be able to get back into it. That's usually what happens with me.

I've rage quit the odd podcast before now, sensitive fellow that I am. I used to delete them from my library but now, knowing I'll have calmed down in a few weeks and will want to listen again, I just angrily hit unsubscribe then, when the inevitable happens and I want to start listening again, I can just resubscribe and I'm all set.

Higgledy wrote:

Generally, if I love a multiplayer game, I'll play it endlessly until one day I'll just be done playing it. I'll have a hankering to go back, because I had such a great time, but try as I might I just won't be able to get back into it. That's usually what happens with me.

Hope that holds til we’re done with season four.
Or map completion.
Or Twilight.

Oh it will . With most multiplayers it's the same maps and same game types over and over. With Guild Wars it's a vast array of different activities. That's never going to get old.

Don't know that I've ever rage quit an MMO. It's usually a gradual decline of interest or a uninstall due to horrid game quality performance early on.

Played GW1 all the way through and loved their expansions and add on transition events to GW2. Played GW2 for a full year and half but gradually gave up on GW2 for the same reason I give up on most MMOs. They require too large a horde to get most of the world level content accomplished. Loved GW1's mercenaries and hero's that let me avoid the time it takes to build a tribe of people to go do a thing. But even that wasn't the start of my disillusionment with GW2. Always loved crafting and when they made the best items stuff account locked on creation was crushed.

Despite all the hype they said about them not being an MMO, they have become a great and dynamic massive MMO with continual story updates. But I personally Never Wanted MMOs, only ever wanted Multiplayer versions of all my games where I could play with smaller groups of friends. But after playing games for 30+ years, it appears that style is very hard to build.