Obsessive Comics Disorder #43: "It's Technology At The Intersection of Dick Tracy and Knight Rider"

In this episode, we jump all over the place; like talking about new wearable technology like Dick Tracy had.  Speaking of Dick Tracy, who came first: Dick Tracy or Batman?  Will Warlords of Draenor suck us back into WoW (Spoiler: Probably)?  Will either of us buy the new PS4 or Xbox One?  And what the heck are we going to do for a Christmas Show?!  All that and more this week!

Originally Recorded on November 17th, 2013

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Relative Dimensions #34: "Forget The Shotgun, Hand Me That Rocket Launcher"

Lots of news this week, unlike our last show, as the gaming industry is storming into E3.  We talk about the WoW film, Diablo 3 on consoles, and BlizzSteam....I mean the Battle.net game launcher.

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News Stories

World of Warcraft's Stormwind Keep gets a price tag http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/05/world-of-warcrafts-stormwind-keep-gets-a-price-tag/

New Battle.net desktop client datamined http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/06/04/new-battle-net-desktop-client-datamined/

World of Warcraft film set to shoot in 2014 http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/03/world-of-warcraft-film-set-to-shoot-in-2014/

Flexible Raids come to World of Warcraft with patch 5.4 http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/07/flexible-raids-come-to-world-of-warcraft-with-patch-5-4/

Diablo 3 coming to Xbox 360 as well, dated worldwide Sept. 3 [update] http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/06/diablo-3-coming-to-360-as-well-dated-worldwide-sept-3/

Halo: Spartan Assault breaks off peace for Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/04/halo-spartan-assault-breaks-off-peace-for-windows-8-pcs-tablet/

Marvel Heroes launch-day roundup and opening cinematic http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/04/marvel-heroes-launch-day-roundup/

Captain's Log: June's Ask Cryptic hints at more changes for STO http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/03/captains-log-junes-ask-cryptic-hints-at-more-changes-for-sto/

Neverwinter officially goes live on June 20 http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/06/neverwinter-officially-goes-live-on-june-20/

DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 confirmed for PlayStation 4 http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/06/05/dc-universe-online-and-planetside-2-confirmed-for-playstation-4/

Xbox One requires online connection every 24 hours, at least http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/06/xbox-one-requires-online-connection-every-24-hours-at-least/

Relative Dimensions #33: "Achievement Unlocked - Two Shows In A Row!"

That's right, we are on a roll towards having a regular show each week.  Don't be too impressed though, as its a short show - not that much news worth talking about this week, plus Chris' computer did not want to capture any video so the second half of the show that was supposed to be dedicated to showing off Star Trek Online was thrown out.  We'll get the kinks worked out though.

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News Stories

Rumor: Blizzard's Titan has fallen, won't be getting up until 2016 [Updated] http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/28/rumor-blizzards-titan-has-fallen-wont-be-getting-up-until-20/

Relative Dimensions #32: "Remembering Our Troops....And How To Podcast"

Like trying to restart any good habit, Philip and I were struggling to start podcasting again - but we recorded one this week! Being Memorial Day, we remember our troops, and then move right in to talk about the awesome things that we've done over the past month or so. I've tried a couple of new MMO's, restarted playing others, while Philip's been enjoying him some Romulans in Star Trek Online. Oh, and Xbox One?

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Intro/Outro Music - "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

News Stories

Star Trek Online: An introduction to Romulan Warbirds http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/04/05/star-trek-online-an-introduction-to-romulan-warbirds/

Star Trek Online's Crystalline Entity strikes back http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/04/08/star-trek-onlines-crystalline-entity-strikes-back/

New reputation in Star Trek Online takes the fight to the Tholians http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/04/12/new-reputation-in-star-trek-online-takes-the-fight-to-the-tholia/

Star Trek Online showcases Romulan uniforms http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/04/30/star-trek-online-showcases-romulan-uniforms/

Star Trek Online dev diary details new species: The Remans http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/03/star-trek-online-dev-diary-details-new-species-the-remans/

DCUO's Origin Crisis to release on May 14th http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/07/dcuos-origin-crisis-to-release-may-14/

RIFT goes free-to-play, promises 'no tricks, no traps' http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/14/rift-goes-free-to-play-promises-no-tricks-no-traps/

Massively's DUST 514 launch impressions http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/15/massivelys-dust-514-launch-impressions/

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Might Come to the iPad http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/21/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-might-come-to-the-ipad/

ArenaNet permanently lowers Guild Wars 2's price point http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/arenanet-permanently-lowers-guild-wars-2s-price-point/

Captain's Log: What to expect in Star Trek Online's Legacy of Romulus expansion http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/20/captains-log-stos-legacy-of-romulus-expansion-launches-tomorr/

STO's Legacy of Romulus expansion adding Nimbus adventure zone http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/15/stos-legacy-of-romulus-expansion-adding-nimbus-adventure-zone/

Microsoft: 'Only Xbox One controllers, accessories will work with the new console.' http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/22/microsoft-only-xbox-one-controllers-accessories-will-work-wit/

Xbox One incorporates 'Smart Match' matchmaking, 'Living Game' tech http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-incorporates-smart-match-matchmaking-living-game-t/

Xbox One lets you play 'immediately' during installs, suspend and resume games [update] http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-lets-you-play-immediately-during-installs-suspend-an/

Xbox One may require game installs, close out used game market [Update] http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-may-require-game-installs-close-out-used-game-market/

First shots of Xbox One http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/first-shots-of-xbox-one/

Microsoft, Steven Spielberg working on Halo: The Television Series http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/microsoft-steven-spielberg-working-on-halo-the-television-seri/

Xbox One due 'later this year' http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-coming-later-this-year/

SmartGlass evolves on Xbox One http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/smartglass-evolves-on-xbox-one/

Xbox One specs include Blu-ray drive, 500 GB hard drive http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-specs-include-blu-ray-drive-500-gb-hard-drive/

Xbox One allows group Skype video calls http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-allows-group-skype-video-calls/

Xbox One revealed http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-revealed/

Relative Dimensions #31: "The Romulans Need To Reset Their Hearthstones"

We're back!  It has officially been a month, but we finally are back to recording podcasts - and just in time too; as not one but TWO of our favorite games have had BIG announcements in the past week.  We also kick off a brand new segment and talk about what we've been up to in the meantime.

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Intro/Outro Music - "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

Phat Loots

Arm your computer with Mega Buster USB drive

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/01/arm-your-computer-with-mega-buster-usb-drive/

News Stories

Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers summoned this summer

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/21/magic-2014-duels-of-the-planeswalkers-gets-summoned-on-most-pla/

Navy Field 2 entering closed beta on March 27th

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/02/27/navy-field-2-entering-closed-beta-on-march-27th/

Bungie considered fantasy, modern settings for Destiny

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/18/bungie-considered-fantasy-modern-settings-for-destiny/

In the year 20XX, Mega Man Online is cancelled

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/14/in-the-year-20xx-mega-man-online-is-cancelled/

Star Trek Online's Legacy of Romulus expansion coming May 21 [Updated]

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/21/star-trek-onlines-legacy-of-romulus-expansion-coming-may-21/

Hands-on with Marvel Heroes' combat, events, and crafting http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/14/hands-on-with-marvel-heroes-combat-events-and-crafting/

PAX East 2013: Marvel Heroes releases June 4th, will have PvP on launch

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/22/pax-east-2013-marvel-heroes-releases-june-4th-will-have-pvp-on/

What we know so far about HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft

http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/03/22/hearthstone-what-we-know-so-far/

PAX East 2013: Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft CCG

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/03/22/pax-east-2013-blizzard-announces-hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraf/

"World of Warcraft PvP Battlegrounds" - OCDtv #22

If you're a World of Warcraft player at all, you know that Patch 5.2 dropped this week!  This has been driving me to jump back into WoW more than I have here recently.  Specifically, I've been wanting to get caught up on PvP; I really haven't played much of it since Cataclysm.  So this week, watch me go through a couple of PvP matches on my mage and see how disoriented I can get in the heat of battle (especially when it lags really badly)...

Relative Dimensions #29: "Apparently Xbox Is Killing Gamestop & Apple's Killing Steambox"

Yep that's right, everyone's going around killing each other's businesses.  Philip and I break down these and other news stories and talk about why these people are just blowing smoke.

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News Stories

Blizzard releases excerpt from upcoming Dawn of the Aspects http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/02/07/blizzard-releases-excerpt-from-upcoming-dawn-of-the-aspects/

WoW Insider's Guide to Warcraft Novels/Manga/Comics/etc http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/wow-insiders-chronological-guide-to-warcraft-novels-manga-com/

Rumor: Next Xbox always online, uses Blu-ray http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/06/rumor-next-xbox-always-online-uses-blu-ray/

Skylanders Swap Force Unveils Pick and Mix Skylanders http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wiredgeekdad/~3/wxlHqD4LKrQ/

Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/30/3934112/gabe-newell-steam-boxs-biggest-threat-isnt-consoles-its-apple

Trion to launch Defiance on April 2, full live-action trailer revealed http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/30/trion-to-launch-defiance-on-april-2-full-live-action-trailer-re/

Star Trek Online celebrates two million 'captains' http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/28/star-trek-online-celebrates-two-million-players/

Star Trek Online posts third anniversary details http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/29/star-trek-online-posts-third-anniversary-details/

Relative Dimensions #28: "Too Many MMO's Out There"

Originally recorded on January 27th, 2013

That's right, there are far too many games out there, and not enough time to play!  We sit down and discuss what's been going on the past few weeks and then go into a couple of news stories that have been brewing for the past few weeks.

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Intro/Outro Music - "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

News Stories

Defiance show set for a two-hour premiere in April

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/defiance-show-set-for-a-two-hour-premiere-in-april/

The Defiance MMO gets a trailer, too

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/09/the-defiance-mmo-gets-a-trailer-too/

First Defiance beta event coming January 18 for PC players

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/03/first-defiance-beta-event-coming-january-18-for-pc-players/

Trion compiles pre-order FAQ for Defiance

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/24/trion-compiles-preorder-faq-for-defiance/

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm cinematic revealed

http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/01/22/starcraft-ii-heart-of-the-swarm-cinematic-revealed/

Patch 5.2: Work orders allow reputation gain through your farm

http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/01/25/patch-5-2-work-orders-allow-reputation-gain-through-your-farm/

Blizzard 'actively working' on All-Stars MOBA

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/23/blizzard-all-stars-moba-reappears-on-radar/

Elder Scrolls Online beta signups now live, six-minute cinematic released [Updated] http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/22/elder-scrolls-online-beta-signups-now-live-six-minute-cinematic/

Logitech to phase out production of console gaming accessories

http://www.joystiq.com/20ii13/01/26/logitech-to-phase-out-production-of-console-gaming-accessories/

My 9 Geekiest Moments With The Cloverfield

This weekend is Chloe's (otherwise known to me as The Cloverfield) 9th Birthday.  With that, I thought I'd dedicate this week's blog post to her by going through the 9 geekiest moments that I've had with her - or at least the 9 geekiest moments that I have pictures of.  Click through to find out what those moments are…

For those of you that don't know, Chloe is my daughter.  She's actually my step-daughter, but I've accepted her in my heart as my daughter.  I've known her for just about 4 years now, and during that short time have come to teach her the ways of the geek.  As I was going through the pictures I have of her on my phone/facebook/etc, I picked out a couple that stood out to me as some of our geekier times, listed chronologically:

1) Playing Video Games With Her

I am a pretty big video gamer (as most of you are well aware of), so it was only natural that I would try and share this love of gaming with Chloe.  Being too young for some of the games I was playing such as Halo, Call of Duty, etc., we started off with games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero.  Later, we moved on to games like Castle Crashers, Mario Kart, and even Minecraft!  In fact, we even did a whole podcast devoted to the games we played, until we decided we wanted to talk about other topics too.

2) World of Warcraft

Technically a video game, WoW deserves its own category just from the amount of time we've played it compared to other games.  It all started back one day when Ashley was over at my apartment with Chloe.  She was borrowing my shower (it may have been after we had been outside rummaging through the snow), and Chloe was watching TV while I was playing WoW.  She came over to where I was, curious as to what I was doing.  So instead of telling her about it, I let her make a character and showed her how to play.  She took to it in no time (I've got video proof of this below), and has since fallen in love with the game.  She got her own account so that she could make multiple characters - probably her favorite aspect of the game.  Sometimes, we will both play next to each other, but nowadays if we are both playing we will jump on our Goblins.  We've been leveling them together, and we've gotten them up to level 26 or so.

3) LEGO

Another early moment between Chloe and I (although the picture is from this past Christmas) is our fondness of LEGO Bricks (I've been recently corrected that they are LEGO Bricks, not LEGOs).  Back before I moved in with Chloe and Ashley, I was searching for things to have at my apartment for when Chloe would come over.  When I was growing up, I LOVED LEGO Bricks.  I used to build all sorts of contraptions with them, both sets and just free building things with whatever random pieces I had laying around. So, I thought that it would be nice to have a bucket of LEGO Bricks that I could pull out whenever Chloe came over.  They were a hit with her, and we've been playing with various LEGO sets ever since.  She's in love with the LEGO Friends sets, so I imagine that her LEGO collection will not be ending anytime soon.

4) Annapolis Comic Con

I'll talk more about comic cons in a little bit, but I threw Annapolis Comic Con up here separately because it was the first 'con that I attended as a participant, not as a fan.  I bought a booth, had signs and handouts made - even had a contest!  Chloe got excited for the comic con too - she had us buy a Batgirl outfit that she wore for the 'con and stood at the booth handing out fliers and promoting the show.  She had a blast!

5) Halloween 2011

Chloe and myself love to dress up - especially for halloween.  In 2011, we were looking for costumes in Kmart when we stumbled upon some "The Walking Dead" costumes for the creepy zombie girl in the pilot and Rick Grimes.  We bought the costumes and went as a matching pair for Halloween that year.  Chloe was so creepy as a zombie!  She hated the mouthpiece that got glued onto her face, but it just fully completes the costume.  People don't believe me when I talk about how creepy she looked as a zombie, so I like to have these pictures available on my phone for me to pull out and prove to them.

6) The Avengers

Fast forward to May 2012 - The Avengers is in opening in theaters!  Chloe loves comic books, so we knew that we should take her along to see the movie with us (and we weren't going at midnight this time).  She had a couple of the Thor pieces that were available in the toy aisle, so she threw those on and went to the movie with us.  She was tired, so she did fall asleep in the middle for a few minutes, but overall she loved the movie.

7) Baltimore Comic Con

We've taken Chloe to about 3 or 4 comic conventions over the years, but our family's favorite convention each year is Baltimore Comic Con.  It is close by, has lots of great stuff to look at, and there are plenty of great deals to be had!  The past couple of times we have went, Ashley has found us some great deals on World of Warcraft action figures, combining two of our geeky hobbies.

8) Magic: The Gathering

Deciding that Chloe was not geeky enough after all of this, I taught Chloe how to play the card game Magic: The Gathering.  She had seen me look at the cards in the game aisle and watched me play the Duels of the Planeswalkers video game, so she had been curious of the game for quite awhile.  I had been waiting for her to get older to understand the game, but finally I took a risk and taught her how to play.  She beat me on her first time playing!  Needless to say, she picked up the game pretty well and even got her own Magic deck to play with for Christmas.  I'm hoping that she can get good enough at the game on her own that we can play in some local tournaments at some point.

9) Munchkin

Last on the list but probably first in her heart is the card game Munchkin.  I taught her how to play around the same time that I taught her Magic, and she caught onto this game the most.  Any time we have a free moment, she is asking to play Munchkin.  I think she's been playing it too much though - she is getting really good at it!  She has become really devious at the game; pulling out monster enhancers at the best time so that you have to have help, then offering her assistance.  I'm going to have to keep my eye on her from now on when we play.
So there are my geeky moments with Chloe.  I'm sure we will have many more over the years and I can't wait to share them with her.  You can hear about them as well, by listening to our podcast "The Adventures of Chloe". It's all about me teaching her how to be a geek, while she teaches me how to be a dad.

Relative Dimensions #27: "SWAT-ting Some Spartans In Halo 4"

Originally recorded on January 21st, 2013.

It's the new year everyone, and we've FINALLY brought you a new episode of Relative Dimensions. Between awful audio problems and Philip dying of the plague, I thought we'd never get a podcast episode out. To ease ourselves back into a regular schedule, we do some Halo 4 multiplayer (captured from my Xbox thanks to my new Elgato Game Capture HD). We've got some great plans for 2013 and ways of improving the show, so if you've got a suggestion, PLEASE let us know!

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Relative Dimensions #26: "A Fitness MMO? Isn't That Called A Gym?"

Yes, that's right, a CCP exec talked about creating a fitness MMO, what Diablo III would be like on consoles and A REAL LIFE TRICORDER?!?!  All of this and much more in this week's episode.

NOTE - we will be going on break until the beginning of the new year.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas and we hope that you survive the Mayan Apocalypse.

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Intro/Outro Music - "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

News Stories

Patch 5.2: Changes to farming possible, including rest area 

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http://ow.ly/fMQgM

Darkmoon Carousel increases XP and reputation gains 

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http://ow.ly/fMVQn

Diablo III running on consoles at Blizzard 

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http://go.ign.com/YX32Y7

Former CCP exec aims to create a fitness MMO

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12/03/former-ccp-exec-aims-to-create-a-fitness-mmo/

Star Trek Online reveals holiday rewards

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12/04/star-trek-online-reveals-holiday-rewards/

December's Ask Cryptic covers Season 8 and the third anniversary of Star Tr

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12/14/decembers-ask-cryptic-covers-season-8-and-the-third-anniversary/

The Secret World officially abolishes subscriptions! 

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http://ow.ly/g1QA0

Scientist create real life #StarTrek tricorder for $150, detects health vit

http://gizmo.do/8kFUtyg

Report: G4 to become the Esquire channel

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/12/08/report-g4-to-become-the-esquire-channel/

“@DualShockers: Valve Announces a Steam Console For Your Living Room #gamin

http://bit.ly/RjE4io

This looks pretty awesome! - 'Walking Dead' to be rebroadcast in black and

http://vrge.co/ThXTDz

Relative Dimensions #25: "So THATS How You Get To The Top Secret Area In Super Mario World?"

Yeah that's right, Philip didn't know how you get to the Top Secret Area, so Chris has to correct this error.  Not just that, but Philip went crazy on the Steam sale, Chris fell in love with his 3DS again, and we've got LOTS of news!

What we've been playing

Chris - Halo 4, Dust 514, 3DS Games

Philip - Steam Sale!  KOTOR

News Stories

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/29/0x10c-may-charge-monthly-subscription-for-ship-ownership/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/26/swtor-preferred-status-players-awarded-with-additional-quickbars/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/27/swtor-explains-the-rules-of-the-ancient-hypergate-warzone/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/29/star-trek-onlines-foundry-gets-a-whole-lot-more-awesome/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/27/star-trek-online-explains-the-nuances-of-dilithium/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/27/mechwarrior-online-gives-players-control-over-their-looks/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/12/01/ouya-dev-consoles-start-shipping-december-28/

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/27/pathfinder-online-begins-second-kickstarter-project/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/12/01/psa-remaining-halo-4-multiplayer-specializations-now-available/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/29/halo-4-crimson-map-pack-extraction-mode-arrive-december-10/

World of Warcraft Talk

Patch 5.1

Chris - Monk is now lvl 51!

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Relative Dimensions #24: "Well That Scenario Escalated Quickly"

Not a whole lot of news this week, so we decided that a playthrough was in order!  Now that Philip is level 90 in WoW, we can run some scenarios (instanced group questing) and so after a little bit of chatting we jump into a couple of scenarios.  Watch/listen as I die (many many times), Philip tries to figure out what it going on, and more in this episode.

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Relative Dimensions #21: "It's Like Call of Duty--In The RL! Oh & Chris Hit 90"

A shorter episode this week - bare with us as we are trying to improve the show. Send us your feedback and help us out by telling us what you did/didn't enjoy!

Topics/News Discussed

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Walking Dead Season 3!!!!!!! Actually going out and shooting guns!!!! DCUO Player Housing! http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/18/soe-live-2012-dc-universe-onlines-next-dlc-introduces-player-h/ STO Azure Nebula event http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/18/star-trek-online-shows-off-the-azure-nebula-event/ Marvel Heroes MMO First Look http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/18/marvel-heroes-mmorpg-first-impressions-nycc-2012/ STO new gateway http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/16/star-trek-online-shows-off-its-new-gateway/ WoW 5.1 Patch http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/17/blizzard-patch-5-1-is-going-to-change-what-it-means-to-be-a-wo/ http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/10/13/darkmoon-faire-updates-in-store-for-patch-5-1/

13 Geek Caves http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/13-geek-caves-f.php

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Intro/Outro Music "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

4 Things I've Learned So Far In Mists of Pandaria

Last Tuesday, the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria, was released!  Those of you that keep track of Relative Dimensions, you know that Philip and I have planned to spend the past weekend diving head first into the new content.  Yet, during the short time that it's been out, I've learned a thing or two that I'd like to share with y'all.  You'll just have to click on to find out what they are.

1) Blizzard has stepped up their storytelling.

More than any other expansion, I have really been drawn into the storyline behind Pandaria.  I have seen many people downplay this expansion as just "Kung Fu Pandas", but Blizzard has gone above and beyond to deliver an awesome story.  The first quests that send you towards Pandaria consist of cinematics that grabbed me immediately and wouldn't let me know.  The quests are designed to lead you around the various landscapes, revealing more and more of the storyline(s) that Blizzard has scattered throughout the different zones.  I can't wait to see what happens next in the storyline, and I'm only level 87!

2) The Battle Pets system is familiar, yet still awesome.

There's no doubt about it, this new Battle Pets system is Pokemon.  From the over the shoulder viewpoint that happens when you enter into a battle to the cheesy battle music in the background.  Yet, like many things that Blizzard does, they have taken this system and tweaked it into a great product.  I love the aspects that they have added, such as constant reminders of what is weak/strong against what in both the pet descriptions and on the individual actions themselves.  I can quickly glance down and know what attacks are going to be strong/weak/normal against my opponent.  With the random PvP matching system, its really easy to jump into a match quickly when you have a moment to spare.

Which leads me to:

3) I suck at Battle Pets

Either that, or the logic that Blizzard uses to pair you up with people for PvP pet battles does not match people as close to your level as it claims.  I think the only random Pet Battle I've won is the very first one I participated in, when all my pets were level 3 or below.  Ever since then, I've lost every single match, typically because the people I fight have 3 pets that are all the same level.  Conveniently, that always happens to be the level of my highest pet.  I'm hoping that I need more experience with the system and that eventually I'll get some sort of strategy together.

Finally:

4) So much to do, so little time

WoW is far from dead.  This expansion brought a wealth of content to the game (something that many people claim Cataclysm failed to do).  Between the Battle Pets, farming, questing, new dungeons, and new aspects like Scenarios and the monk class, the problem you face when you log in is which path to venture down.  Where as in Cataclysm, Philip and I were quickly leveling through the content and got to 85 in no time, we have spent most of this weekend playing Pandaria and have only just hit 87.  I believe that I will be enjoying this expansion for a good long while.

Are you playing the game?  Why or why not?  If so, what have been your thoughts?

 

Relative Dimensions #20: "Where Are The Rare Candies?"

This week we announce a few changes to the show, which are that: A) We are no longer recording the show live.  It is too much of a strain on my internet and I'm not happy with the quality that results from it. B) Instead of recording a show and an aftershow each week, we will just record the main show each week and then once or twice a month have a show where we can play some games/check out something new.

With that, listen to us ramble about the new World of Warcraft expansion, and watch me suck really bad at the new Battle Pets system.

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Intro/Outro Music: "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"

 

RD Aftershow - 6/24/12: "World of Warcraft"

Trying something out different this week, as we recorded both the video AND the audio of the Aftershow this week, and I'm putting it out on the feed for you guys.  So now you can hear or see us get schooled in some World of Warcraft PvP (was going to be SWTOR, but couldn't get a free trial for Philip).

Relative Dimensions #17: "Your Sunday Night GAMER Talk Show"

We're back again, with a few new things to throw at you -- first of all, we are rebranding the show as "Your Sunday Night GAMER Talk Show", as we both realized that we are both Gamers in all sense of the word and those are the things that appeal to us.  Secondly, I bought a house!  Hear what that means to me, and what it means to the show before we go into talking about the standard games/news -- plus a few things we wish we could have but could never afford! News Items

New ship in STO! http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/06/18/captains-log-stos-loaded-for-bear/ MechWarrior Online Founder's Packages http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/06/19/mechwarrior-online-founders-packages-detailed/ SWTOR going Free to Play? http://kotaku.com/5918670/bioware-is-looking-at-free+to+play-for-star-wars-the-old-republic

Other Topics Discussed

House Diablo III World of Warcraft Star Trek Online Star Trek Themed Home http://www.geekologie.com/2012/06/im-on-a-spaceship-star-trek-themed-home.php Cool gamer chair http://www.mwelab.com/index.php/en/products Star Trek Tricorder http://www.geekologie.com/2012/03/engineering-student-builds-functional-st.php Sins of a Solar Empire Duels of the Plainswalkers 2013

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Intro/Outro Music "L3" by Skyhawk on his album "Function"