- Intro (featuring “Ancient Dragon” and “Malina”)
- “Crom Crauch”
- “Main Theme”
- “White Whale Inn”
- “Craftsman Colru”
- “PvP Theme”
- “Succubus Queen/The Siren of Slaughter”
- Which one did we like best?
- Outro (featuring “Grim Reaper”)
Can you believe it’s 50 episodes already? How better to celebrate than to look to the MMO music and fan community for inspiration? What we found were dozens of talented and interesting covers of some of our favorite game soundtracks! Celebrate with me, Syp and Syl as we give props to those who love MMO tunes as much as we do!
I’m also back on the show after my two-month hiatus. It’s good to be recording again! This week, we talk the music of Rift. While the Bards may have a positive past with the game, our reaction to the score is a rocky ride indeed. What treasures and traps will they pull out of this music? Find out!
I know, I know, it seems I’ve missed a few Battle Bards updates here. Not to mention I’ve not had any other new content here for months. Our family welcomed a new baby at the end of January and things have been pretty busy since. Between taking care of a newborn plus my rambunctious three-year-old, along with my book reviews and other stuff I have to take care of around the place, I’ve been too busy to do much gaming and blogging about it, and so the posts here have kind of dried up.
Can’t promise anything, but I do hope to be more active on here again once things calm down.
But anyway, back to the Battle Bards episode. I’ve been taking a break from the show due to the arrival of our little one, but Syp and Syl and the show guests have been doing great! Fear not though, I will be back to the doing Battle Bards shows again soon.
This week’s episode is Back to the 90s! Did you know that the Battle Bards have a time machine? Well they do, and this week they’re setting it all the way back to the 1990s! With the help of guest host Scott (Ramblings of a MMO Gamer Guy), the crew examines music from an oft-overlooked era of MMO gaming (and soundtracks). Just because it’s older doesn’t mean it’s ancient!
This week is an… unusual episode for the Battle Bards, but a fun one nonetheless! The challenge was sent out for each of the bards to pick one song apiece for his or her co-hosts. Will they like them? What do these picks say about how the bards see each other? Will there be a throw-down before all is said and done? Find out!
Talk about a challenge! How do you pick a handful of tracks to represent a game that’s been around for so long that it has over 1,000 pieces of original music in it? Fortunately, your intrepid Battle Bards Syp, Syl and I are up to the challenge as we tackle RuneScape, that free-to-play game that probably deserves more respect than it gets.
It’s the end of the world as we know it — but it’s the beginning of the music revolution as we hear it! In this episode, the Battle Bards don their best Mad Max costumes and tackle MMO music that comes straight from the many apocalypses that game designers have imagined. Surprising enough, it’s not that bleak!