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Battle Bards 17: Opening Zones

December 10, 2013

Battle Bards

A new episode of Battle Bards is up!

This week, Syp, Syl and I think back to our first steps in an MMO — and the music that will forever be linked to our experiences in a game’s opening areas. Yep, the theme for the week is “Starter Zones”, so come along and join us for an episode of fun and nostalgia!

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Episode 17 show notes
  • Introduction (including “Silverwood Forest” from RIFT and “Autumn in Ascalon” from Guild Wars)
  • “Freemarch” from RIFT
  • “Elwynn Forest and Westfall Cataclysm” from World of Warcraft
  • “Seascape” from Anarchy Online
  • “Teldrassil” from World of Warcraft
  • “Archet” from Lord of the Rings Online
  • “Karana” from EverQuest
  • “Tython the Wellspring” from Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Which one is our favorite?
  • Mailbag
  • Outro (“Freedom Court” from City of Heroes)

One comment

  1. I listen to a lot of Smooth Jazz — so to me, except for the harp in the background, the second part of Karana sounds a little bit like Dave Koz, or Kenny G — especially when the percussion comes in.

    Tython had excellent music. Like most of SWTOR’s music, however, I always felt like it was too sparsely used. The long periods of silence didn’t suit my tastes, at all. In the end it felt like a dish that didn’t have enough salt in it; if you can taste it, you used too much — but if you notice it’s not there, you used too little.



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