WRUP: Entropic triage edition

This week, I got some good news on Tuesday and Monday, but most of the week has been things breaking. My car has issues with what I suspect to be her exhaust system. My computer’s power supply went out (at least, that seems to be the problem, I’m making sure). A Lego kit my wife assembled fell and one of the pieces went missing. Little things, solvable things, but still part and parcel with a life of entropic triage.

I’m using that term from now on, because that’s what life is. It’s continuous and ongoing. Things break all the time, because they always break, because you can’t stop things from breaking. All you can do is consistently scramble to keep things from being too badly damaged. You put a patch on the most immediate problem and hope it holds so that you get a few days of nothing being actively broken.

Which is kind of a depressing thought, but the world includes cats, so it can’t be all bad. And I’m sure you have weekend plans that you’d like to share in this week’s What Are You Playing beneath the accounts from myself and my fellow Massively Overpowered writers. Whatever is going to break can wait until that’s done.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): I have a little work, but I think I’ll mostly have a free weekend. I’m playing a different online TCG for kicks but… along with Hearthstone, MJ’s enthusiasm for HEX is making me want to jump back in and see what’s up, especially in light of HS‘s upcoming changes.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I had been playing my Monk through Diablo III‘s season, but I hit a bit of a grind wall, and I’m debating whether to reroll or try something else. My Ultima Online account is on to refresh my house, and I’ve been itching to play Marvel Heroes again, but we’ll see. I hate to dump D3 when I actually have a bunch of friends playing all at the same time, which never happens!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): My computer’s power supply decided to start giving up the ghost on Thursday evening, so my weekend plans are contingent on it being back to working status on Saturday morning (which it should be). Assuming that’s on track (and it ought to be) I have to hit up the Valentione’s Day celebration in Final Fantasy XIV whilst continuing on in Star Wars: The Old Republic and playing around with World of Warcraft‘s expansion alpha.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’m trying to fix a particularly aggravating frame rate issue in The Secret World, so if I can lock that down, it’s a lot more Scorched Desert for me. I’m also trying to speed-level some side classes in FFXIV to gain access to a couple of skills that I need for my healer.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): This weekend is all about getting out in nature: Taming new dinos in Ark: Survival Evolved and farming in ArcheAge. I’d like to fit some EverQuest II progression server in as well as a little The Secret World if possible, but those dinos really don’t capture themselves…

Patreon Donor Pierre: What are you asking? WRUP? Why are you asking this question? And don’t touch me, especially you, damn healer. I’m sure you have something on your mind and you’ll hurt me… Ok, I admit it, I’m playing Darkest Dungeon these days and… are these handcuffs really necessary? and these syringes? OK, please proceed; I’ll probably get better this way… Yes, this game will definitely drive you crazy, but it’s good to suffer, isn’t it?

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GoJammit SwobyJ I don’t want to be stuck at silver. It doesn’t exactly give a pittance in credits but I find only gold+ feels rewarding if you’re seeking some of the more interesting stuff added in the MP expansions. Ideally I’ll have some class like the ‘EDI’ Alliance Infiltration Unit, or a great Geth thing. I loves the synthetics. Not my avatar one though (barring some weird affirmation of the supposed rumor/leak in 2012 of playing/meeting a secret Catalyst+Shepard+?EDI? hybrid because ME3 was all a lie LMAO).

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GoJammit SwobyJ :). I don’t think MEA will have PvP (though a version of it could be interesting and more popular than any coop… it also brings immense balance and player retention problems). But I think it’ll be a much expanded version of ME3’s. Ideas: custom armor instead of just weapons and invisible ‘gear’, more custom classes possibility, more mobility, larger areas, less horde and more objectives, more situational tactics, maybe more vertical movement (ME3 only tested some stuff like that with ladders and ledges and special class jetpack boosts, better biotics than ME2, etc). Basically a next gen refined version of ME3 MP instead of a revolution. Oh! But I could see there being vehicles and it being a Mass Effect Battlefield so there’s that??

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SwobyJ GoJammit I spent a solid yer playing that game every weekend, sometimes more. While I would have liked actual pvp, I hada blast with that 4 man team stuff. And yeah, even aftr  getting what I think were all of the extra classes, I still stuck to silver most of the time. Less frustrating.

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GoJammit SwobyJ I think so, actually. I may get into it some more this year before MEA releases (I’m only on a Bronze-Silver level of things and can barely do Gold, so I’d like to get a handle on it before I move on). MP will probably nearly die by end of next year.

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SwobyJ Do people still play the multiplayer?

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Advancing in ME3 Insanity PC Canon Completionist fun. Done Tuchanka arc (and From Ashes DLC at that). Doing side stuff and Quarian arc now, then Omega right after. Banshees still scary :((((

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DeadlyAccurate Reesracer jonny_sage God, i hate slowmotion fights.

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Not everything breaks.  On a more relevant note, it’s more SWTOR (just got the One and Only title, yay me) and D3 where I will not be making more attempts at mastering the crusader’s Akkhan set dungeon for a while because I might have a brain aneurism.

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Ket_Viliano Line with more hugs
It is a bit odd to find an open world RPG (decent and all, but all kinds of common) that progessively push you into massive dungeons and little else. It get better and better, but still, gotta like both its forms.
It’s just plain great to meet the Grim Reaper face to face… and not as a loot pinata, but as “gratz on coming this far, now run and come back later”.

Dark Souls is immensely more difficult though. I love it, but it tends to be brutal at certain points, too much I would say.
Especially if you play fragile archetypes, in the most basic difficulty, almost any boss can one shot a mage.
There’s nothing like the feeling of dread of getting invaded by a player… it’s amazing PvP (and if you don’t want it you just play offline), with a fantastic community. Nearly every player bows down before engaging you, it’s such a different experience…

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Sadly, still no MMOs calling me in.  BUT, I am patiently waiting for the Division in March to ease that burden a bit.  For now, I’m just finishing up Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, a really good game, and will be playing Dying Light the Following enhanced edition on Tuesday.  Then 2 weeks and I’ll be playing Farcry Primal.  While occasionally dallying in Fallout 4, GTA V and the Witcher 3.

I am wondering how Black Desert is going to fare, but I won’t play that until I get a chance to play a demo or trial of it.  I refuse to spend any more money on MMOs that I haven’t had a chance to at least try.  I also don’t understand the whole Blade and Soul frenzy lately, I found that game boring and another example of an eastern MMO that I just don’t get, yet people seem to like this one more than is usual, something about the combat….but…isn’t an MMO more than just it’s combat?  Heck go play any fighting game, those are games about combat lol.