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The Multiverse – Episode #3: Epic Riknas

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Episode #3 of Riknas, Ferrel’s, and my pet project. We got together a little bit late this past week, so sorry about being a day late. This week, we talked about storytelling, immersion, and, yes, Epic Riknas. What is an Epic Riknas you might ask? Only the best up and coming MMO out there! Riknas Online is set to launch sometime in 2035, alongside Chris: The Final Frontier, a virtual reality version of the Oregon Trail. It’ll be a box set.

We were also happy to be joined by Ryan, writer here, and operator of our host, Vagary TV. Ryan’s currently a staff member on one MUD and the main developer for another, so he had an interesting perspective on how content gets presented to the player. Thanks for joining us, Ryan!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love to hear about it in the comments or through an iTunes review (iTunes reviews will get honored on the show… *wink wink*). You can also feel free to contact us directly at multiversepodcast@gmail.com.

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Show Notes: Episode #3 – “Epic Riknas” recorded 12/21/09

  • Introduction

    • What have we been up to the past two weeks?!

    • Let’s get to know Ryan

  • Big News

    • Fallen Earth gets the social patch – drinking, gambling, and sleeping in tents! Sounds like a weekend camping in the woods.

    • Anarchy Online’s getting a facelift – now only two years behind the times. We kid, we kid!

    • Bioware reveals Tatooine will be included in SW:TOR. Mmmmmm…. sandy.

    • Patch 3.3 – anyone hear of this thing? I’m lost.

  • Round Table -

    • Storytelling – What’s good, what’s bad, what can be done, and will it succeed?

      • Epic Riknas – the fully Riknas themed MMO.

    • Immersion – How do we get immersed, does it matter (raiding/pvp), favorite story/immersion moments.

  • Host Segments

  • Shout Outs:

Enjoy!

3 comments

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  1. wilhelm2451

    Thanks for the shout out! I certainly took your past mention of my chef’s hat in the spirit of humor.

    Support the USO and let’s hope Karen’s ankle mends quickly.

  2. We Fly Spitfires

    Thanks for the mention :) I’ll listen to the podcast when I’m at home. BTW do you use a plugin or something to embed the player in your post? Or is that just a normal WP feature? I’ve never tried doing it.

    1. Chris

      No problem! I use the “WP Audio” plug-in here but, for podcasting, Podpress is a better option since it includes a lot of extra features. You can see that one over at Vagary :-)

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