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Battle Bards 18: Vanguard

December 24, 2013

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A new episode of Battle Bards is up!

For our final show of 2013, Syp, Syl and I will be singing the saga of heroes.  If that’s too vague, we’ll just be up-front.  The theme’s Vanguard!

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Episode 18 show notes

  • Introduction (including “Main Theme”)
  • “Brightwood Dells”
  • “Celestial Hills”
  • “Steppes of the Sunset”
  • “Grotto of the Sea Hags”
  • “Kaon Mage School”
  • “Falgarholm”
  • “Bamboo Forest”
  • Which one was our favorite?
  • Outro (“Bamboo Forest Combat”)

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Battle Bards 17: Opening Zones

December 10, 2013

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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)
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Battle Bards Episode 16: Aion

November 26, 2013

Battle Bards

A new episode of Battle Bards is up for your listening pleasure!

This week’s theme? Aion, baby! Another one of those games with a massive and incredibly varied soundtrack, I really can’t decide what’s more beautiful, the game or its music. Join me, Syp and Syl this week as we discuss these gorgeous tunes.

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Aion

Episode 16 show notes
  • Introduction (including “The Still, Sad World” and “Solid State Battle”)
  • “Utopia 3.0 main theme”
  • “Tower of Eternity”
  • “Song of Katalam / 4.0 login”
  • “Fortress of Gods”
  • “Death Waltz”
  • “Steel Rake”
  • “Canyon”
  • Which one is our favorite?
  • Mailbag
  • Outro (“Marks of Dark Wound”)

 

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Battle Bards Episde 15: Tearjerkers

November 12, 2013

Battle Bards

A new episode of Battle Bards is up!

Boo hoo hoo! I don’t know about my co-hosts, but personally, coming up with tunes for this week’s show so hard it made me shed some tears myself. Because, you know, I’m not really the crying type. Right. Ahem. *shifty eyes*

Anyhoo, please join me, Syp and Syl for our latest show, the theme of which is “Tearjerkers”. Find out which MMO tunes make us sad (or doesn’t, for that matter) and chime in with your thoughts!

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tearjerker

Episode 15 show notes

  • Introduction (including “Tasca’s Demise” from Guild Wars and “Rule City” from Ultima X Odyssey)
  • “Intro Cinematic” from Blade & Soul
  • “Forgotten Sorrow (in-game piano version)” from Aion
  • “Sorrowful Lamentations of a Rusty Heart” from Rusty Hearts
  • “Ul’dah Town Theme at Night” from Final Fantasy XIV
  • “The Sea of Sorrows” from Guild Wars 2
  • “Shadow Kingdom” from Asheron’s Call 2
  • “Arthas, My Son” from World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • Outro (“Forgotten Sorrow” from Aion)
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Battle Bards Episode 14: World of Warcraft

October 29, 2013

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This newest episode of Battle Bards was a long time coming. Our past episodes have featured music from World of Warcraft before, but now finally we give the game its own show.

Love the game, hate the game, no matter how you feel about it no one can deny WoW has one of the most expansive, diverse soundtracks out there. It’s a big game with a big track list, and it was tough but Syp, Syl and I managed to choose a few to feature out of the dozens upon dozens of tunes this game has to offer.

Fear not if you don’t see your favorites, though, as WoW is definitely a game we’ll have to do as a theme again in the future. For myself, I have so many memories wrapped up in this game; from Vanilla WoW through all the expansions to Mists of Pandaria, so many of those moments are linked to the music. So join me and my fellow battle bards, and let’s talk the WoW soundtrack!

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Episode 14 show notes

  • Introduction (including “Main Theme” from World of Warcraft and “Howling Fjord” from Wrath of the Lich King)
  • “A Call to Arms” from World of Warcraft
  • “Elwynn Forest” from World of Warcraft
  • “The Shaping of the World” from World of Warcraft
  • “The Sin’dorei” from The Burning Crusade
  • “Castaways” from Cataclysm
  • “Mountains of Thunder” from Wrath of the Lich King
  • “Stormstout Brew” from Mists of Pandaria
  • Mailbag: Ian
  • Outro (“Salty Sailor” from Taverns of Azeroth)
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Battle Bards Episode 13: Spirit of Adventure!

October 15, 2013
Battle Bards

A new episode of Battle Bards is up!

This week is a “theme” show, and I have a feeling I’m going to like doing more of these. In this episode, we ask the question “What does adventure mean to you?” Everyone has their own definition, and Syp, Syl and I each submit their own favorite  “spirit of adventure” tracks for group discussion.  It’s a big world out there and we need the very best soundtrack if we’re going the journey  through all of it!

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Apologies for the sound quality at the end. Apparently for the last ten minutes I sound l sound like a robot!)

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Episode 13 show notes
  • Introduction (“Hearthstone Revealed” from Hearthstone)
  • “Open Sea Music” from Pirates of the Burning Sea
  • “Explorers and Artifacts” from Guild Wars 2
  • “Spiritual Elysium” from Anarchy Online
  • “Step to the Next World” from Aion
  • “Talking Island” from Lineage II
  • “Romulus Suite” from Star Trek Online
  • “Breeland Jig” from Lord of the Rings Online
  • Outro (“Hills of the Shire” from Lord of the Rings Online)
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Battle Bards Episode 12: Lineage II

September 24, 2013

Battle Bards

A new episode of Battle Bards is live and ready for your listening pleasure!

Join me, Syp and Syl this week as we take the plunge into the soundtrack of Lineage II. It’s true none of the bards have had much experience with this game, but none of us can deny the quality, diversity and beauty of its music even if we may disagree with each others’ choices now and then. So sit back, relax, and enjoy these gorgeous tunes (in between our bickering)!

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Lineage 2
Episode 12 show notes
  • Introduction (including After the Storm and The Beginning of Gracia)
  • Opening: Call of Destiny
  • Counterattack
  • The Final Decisive Battle
  • Temple of the Moon
  • Praise the Victorious Knight
  • Merchant Ships from the East
  • Floran Theme
  • Mailbag: Ian
  • Outro (Unicorn Rest)
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