WRUP: Better baby names edition

Argyle Farts. Mumu of the Pyramid People. Simon, Kyle, and Snorkums. Subject Name Here. Damp. I Have a Human Brain. Relogaz of the Sunless Sky, the Crawling Breath, and the Haze of Pain. Julia Roberts But Not The Julia Roberts. Longsword +1. Hurry Hurry Hurry. Genetic Payload. Mu.

Or just name your child after an entire song’s worth of lyrics. Suggestions include “Birdhouse in your Soul” by They Might Be Giants, “Machinehead” by Bush, and “Take it Outside” by Barenaked Ladies. Keep this in mind before you reproduce!

Also, it’s What Are You Playing, you know how this works by now. Let us know what you’re playing in the comments down below!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’ll likely be working on the new house a ton this weekend, but if I get any gaming time, I have Trove and Marvel Heroes waiting for me, plus my Ultima Online account is on to rescue my house and qualify for the free expansion!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog):I suppose I’m a big boringly predictable with Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft, aren’t I? Fun just the same, though.

Jef Reahard (@jefreahard): I dunno. My The Elder Scrolls Online reinstall lasted for about two days, and neither Lord of the Rings Online nor Star Wars: The Old Republic are doing it for me right now. I may do some crafting in EverQuest II, or I may just make this an MMO-free weekend.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): My SWTOR Bounty Hunter is now in Act 2, so I want to keep the momentum going with her. Also, I want to become a cow in Project Gorgon. However, with Odin’s Bounty active in Marvel Heroes, I predict that any non-superhero plans will get derailed right quick.

Larry Everett (@Shaddoe, blog): I am currently rebuilding my guild’s website, rules, and roleplay. I’ve officially taken on leadership of the guild, not just filling in. So that kind of stuff will take up the crux of my weekend. If you’re interested in popping back into Star Wars: The Old Republic, you can join me if you like. Our guild does a bit of everything. We’re smaller, but we do have a max XP boost and a flagship.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I am deeply immersed in a new game called Family Vacation, grinding out the achievement “see as much of Ireland as possible” this weekend! The graphics here are stunning, real high quality. And oh man, the shinies!  If I end up in a place with WiFi by the end of the night I will pop into ARK: Survival Evolved to check on my dinosaurs, but that’s about it for me.

Tina Lauro (@purpletinabeans): I’ll be catching up with Guild Wars 2 now that I’m finally back to my gaming PC! I was really missing my own games and characters while I was away, despite all the fun stuff I got to play during the event.

Pierre: I made the mistake of watching some Skyforge streams and it made me want to check if this game works for me, so Skyforge it will be this weekend. I also felt compelled to go back to Final Fantasy XI (yes XI, no missing V at the end here) and I’m enjoying it. Of course, it’s ugly when compared with FFXIV but I find the quest lines more interesting, I feel more invested in the lore, and I feel the game is more challenging than its younger brother. But I may be partial in my judgment because FFXI was my very first MMO, and I had such a good time gathering so many joyful memories playing this game…

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Loopstah
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Loopstah

peyo01 Loopstah “The only problem with FF XI is the mandatory subscription, making this game quite expensive for an older MMO.”

Funnily enough, i tried registering for the trial version of the game and apparently they are all out of keys…

SuppliesATK
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SuppliesATK

Nordavind Did you know, some countries actually have laws… like a list of names that would not be legally recognized if you chose them. Always found that funny, baby names requiring government intervention.

SuppliesATK
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SuppliesATK

I woulda joined up with Larry’s guild, but then I realised, you know, I have like no idea what server it’s on. I know, there’s only like 8, but it could be any one of them!

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Bannex19  You can still like aspects of themeparks and still hate the themepark model at the same time.

Also there really aren’t any good sandboxes out yet that offer a compelling PvE experience.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

My pigtails are the same color (or colour) as ham. But they’re kosher though…
…that said, yep almost forgot to post something here, as I’ve been distracted by indulging in a manga marathon…so was taking a break from the online gaming scene. But when I get back: WoW, TERA and WildStar  for me.
Have a great weeks! <3

Nordavind
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Nordavind

SKYFORGE!

Also, on the topic of baby names:

Xijit
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Xijit

MJ Guthrie Xijit

I is bad; I can has betray the PC master race.

whiskysour
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whiskysour

MJ Guthrie LiKao This pretty much sums it up. I started playing WoW about a year into BC, that’s all I played or really knew for years. Started reading wow.joystiq which lead me to you guys and the rest is history, my gaming collection went from 2 to probably 150. Sad I just don’t have the time to really get into them all, I don’t know how you do it.

Alien Legion
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Alien Legion

Going to hit up some SotA.  I haven’t played in a few releases.  It can’t still be THAT bad, right?  Right!?

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Bannex19  An ArcheAge founder can make anyone bitter.

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

Finally slogged they the MSQ in ffxiv to unlock DRK and then logged off as I was cooked from all the 2.x stuff. Resub bed to Wildstar for a quick peek and started a new character, Chua Engineer (what I always wanted at release anyway). Got to level 3, went to sleep.
Anyone know how I get the mouse lock addon to play it like Neverwinter/ESO?

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

Whatever the guild ends up playing.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

SWTOR. Created all my class story alts and working on the first 1-2 planets for each of them before going back to my main and trying to wrap up all Lv 55 story/content I can. I want 8 Lv 55s by the end of October (I’m likely not buying SoR directly).

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

BalsBigBrother eLdritchMD Twitticle I love it. It does the genre in a much more “western” and friendly way, I think ^^

Oh and no matter what tier you play you always feel useful and like your vehicle is actually good. Even in the Tier 1 tanks. =)

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I’m looking to my back-burner games for research material/food for thought on my next blog post, so it will be mostly about TSW, ESO and Marvel Heroes this weekend. Assuming, of course, my primary titles don’t draw me in.
I can’t help it. Draken and Roegadyn are irresistable.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I would just stand there and breathe for hours. Such a smell. <3

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I’m still playing ark but I can feel the boredom setting in. Our base is metal and I even built another tower out of metal. Every dino is now some silly lvl 160+ all tamed 100% with kibble. I have very little left to do other than maintain and that’s boring. Can’t complain though…500 something hrs for $30 is outstanding value 

I’ve also started playing PoE again and have a really good build going. I really love the character building in this game. Some friends want to play H&G again. I played last night and my first 7 deaths where all headshots from people who are either cheating or very very good. I logged after that not really in the mood so…I’ll have to see how that goes.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Bannex19 I think you’ll find lots of people on forums that like what they like and talk about what they hate.

kofteburger
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kofteburger

Rozyn kofteburger  Reminds me of this for some reasoncomment image

Rozyn
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Rozyn

kofteburger Haha I had a similar image!

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Been trying to play some EQ2 TLE, and while I’ve met some really nice people, there are also just too many dicks on the dancefloor. I feel like it’s too much to just find a stable, nice gaming environment before someone steamrolls your enjoyment with falsely placed elitism and jackassery. What do you do when you like a game more than its players?

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

Working on repairing an iMac’s internal hardware i loaded up the most intensive thing on it that didn’t require gigs of updates, which happened to be WoW. Had a bit of a dick around Tanaan and yeesh, after playing Heavensward everyday for the last 2 months the difference in server population in endgame areas is still kind of staggering. Hopefully Legion sorts that out for them because christ Warlords is such a trainwreck at this point.

Then time to catch up on the August DLC for Monster Hunter 4U, ride never ever ends.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

eLdritchMD Twitticle nice video.  I am jsut getting started in AW and its kind of fun so far.

BryanCole
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BryanCole

EQ2 still.  Got my swashy to 50 on the TLE server, now I need to make money, craft and gear up and play some alts.  Very tempted to resub to WoW and introduce my 10 and 9 year old to it and have a blast playing as a family.

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

Twitticle AW is really awesome. =) I’ll be playing more of it as well over the weekend. Gotta get more awesome games so I can make more like these :D

https://youtu.be/RN2FdN1zERE

CharcoalCrow
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CharcoalCrow

BalsBigBrother CharcoalCrow Noble_Einherjar 
Shaddoe Is awesome. We know this!

CharcoalCrow
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CharcoalCrow

Shaddoe CharcoalCrow BalsBigBrother Noble_Einherjar W00t! Yeah!

Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

CharcoalCrow BalsBigBrother Noble_Einherjar

Twitticle
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Twitticle

Maxed Gunner, Cryo and about half way to maxing Witch on Skyforge. But… playing Armored Warfare (AW) this weekend. Very nice. (I’m not a WoT player – never installed it) Just a shame that EA4 is temporary and will be wiped, totally looking forward to progression in AW.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I think Jef likes games before they come out and then quickly becomes disenchanted. But then again Jef is Jef, I’m not gonna put words in his mouth or dissect his gaming history.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

deekay_zero Bannex19 you totally ruined my reply!  wondered why it disappeared.  Still, it is more than possible to play mmos and even find enjoyment in the sandboxy features of themeparks while still detesting themeparks. I know I do.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

BalsBigBrother CharcoalCrow Noble_Einherjar And we have more giveaways planned!!

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Noble_Einherjar aboomwithaview I’ll join this group.  I am  pretty spiffy bard…

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Xijit Ohhhhh… so that’s where you went!

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

LiKao I don’t think it is realistic to expect to stick to just one game once you start reading MOP.  You just hear about too many cool things to try!!

Bannex19
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Bannex19

That comment brought nothing to the table unless you’re referring to both of us which still it brought nothing to the table. The table remains unchanged.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I’m pretty hooked on ESO atm. Getting ready for Wildstar f2p. Gotta say wow is really looking less and less of a major player in my book.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

My dream would be if daybreak sold off Everquest to Square Enix.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

He sure installs and then complains about a lot of them* There fixed that for you.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

I dunno.  My PC gaming mood has been at a huge low this week.  But if I do play something it’ll likely be Project Gorgon or Mabinogi as far as MMOs go.  Otherwise I’ll probably be progressing on Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the 360 (started playing it earlier this week, finding it to be the best AC I’ve played so far, second place being Brotherhood), further building up my vault on Fallout Shelter (just came out on Android and I’m hooked to it somehow), and/or continuing my playthrough of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation via a GBA emulator on my Android phone.

DeadlyAccurate
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DeadlyAccurate

ARK! And more Ark! We have some oil now, so we can make a fabricator and get started on the modern tier as soon as we grab some more crystals. Our house is right outside the north cave, so that shouldn’t take long. 

I also bought StarMade on the latest Humble Bundle, so I might give it a try and see if the UI is improved over the free version of the game.

Our weekly group hasn’t been able to play 7 Days 2 Die in a few weeks, so I’m looking forward to getting back into that tomorrow night.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Bannex19  Themeparks*

Noble_Einherjar
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Noble_Einherjar

Xijit I liked Destiny well enough at launch. It was fun, and the only reason I didn’t put more time into it is because my friends were all playing FFXIV. But I’m getting pretty excited for The Taken King. It seems like it might be the start of really tapping into Destiny’s potential.

peyo01
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peyo01

Loopstah When I said it’s ugly, I meant only if you compare with the gorgeous graphics of FF XIV. In fact, the art from FF XI is still good looking and I still stop to watch the sunset sometimes.
As Noble_Einherjar mentions, the UI is extremely dated too but mastering such a complex UI can be considered an interesting challenge, that how I think about it.

As there is not a lot of people IG and this a game where lots of quests and missions require grouping, they introduced a system very similar to Guild Wars’ heroes: you can group with NPCs and do the group quests with them.
The only problem with FF XI is the mandatory subscription, making this game quite expensive for an older MMO.

peyo01
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peyo01

aboomwithaview I love to play this MMO too, but the bathroom questline is a mess ^^ lol

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

Bannex19 
That’s a matter of opinion.

kofteburger
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kofteburger
Bannex19
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Bannex19

Nothing disgusting about cured pork.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I don’t think Jef likes mmos

aboomwithaview
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aboomwithaview

deekay_zero Thanks for the info:)

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