WRUP: Say it once edition

Most of the time, if you have something to say, you should say it once. That’s enough. Just once, then move on. Make your point, make your argument, then move on with your life. If you think that a television show is really bad, say it once. Then don’t watch it. Stop talking about it. Move on with your life.

You convince few people by saying the same thing over and over. In fact, you’re more likely to sound petulant than sounding convincing. If new evidence arises, that’s a different story, but if you’re talking about something that hasn’t changed since you initially said it, you’re not adding anything new to the discussion. You’re just repeating yourself, and you’re sounding as if that’s all you have to say.

So just say it once. For example, this week, just tell us what you’re doing in the What Are You Playing comments one time. Don’t post three comments telling us what you’re doing over the weekend. Just once.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Pokémon Go’s water festival event’s sucked me in. My weekend may just be spent on that. Water type are my favorites, and I just snagged both a 98% perfect IV Magikarp and a (junky) shiny one, so I’m gonna need some candy. I’m just confused, since I didn’t plan on celebrating any water festivals until April 13-15, though maybe this is supposed to be for World Water Day? Maybe I’m just overthinking this and should just accept the massive amounts of Squirtle and Totadile candy raining down on me.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2 again! Last week my other half and I finished up flaming skull mountain (hehe) and are now freezing our butts off in episode 3. Excelsior and all that.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Mass Effect: Andromeda has snared me in as I knew it would. I’m having a blast with it, and I’ll be doing a lot of that. I’ll also be getting in some time with Final Fantasy XIV, even though it’ll be a bit light; next week is a big story conclusion, have to be ready for that!

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Is World of Warcraft’s Patch 7.2 really coming next week? I have so much left to do on my Death Knight to prepare… so I will just do what I can and not rush into the fray. I’m also evaluating a possible return to another MMO as part of my spring wanderings. Any suggestions?

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Malcolm Swoboda

Mass Effect: Andromeda. Did the first big push in the main story (and much of the first main planet out of five). Sidequesting and advancing main story a little. Finally got the game running somewhat well on my gaming laptop – I mistakenly had a power saving option on that cut FPS substantially.

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Tithian

Spending most of my gaming time in BDO, and I realized yesterday that the DK event is ending soon. So I got off my butt and thought I should start one, but I was not really happy about playing a melee class. Fast forward to today and she’s level 50, with decent starting gear and seriously tempted to bring her all the way to 56 because she was just fun to play with. Holy shit, best mobility in the freaking game.

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Fisty

Say something once, why say it again?

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Utakata

This week: Learning to live that I am highly opinionated. And I don’t think that will ever change. :(

Also: An acquaintance of mine introduced me to the joys of chocolate croissants and whip cream. /yum <3

And as well: Not really looking forward to 7.2 (WoWstar). It looks like a lot of grind 'n pain. The prep sheet for it looks horrible: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/6473-Patch-7-2-Preparation-Character-Services-Sale-Blue-Posts-PvP-Title-Cutoff-Key-Art . /bleh

And finally: Have a wonderful week regardless, folks! /bows

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nobleeinherjar

I beat (but haven’t finished) Breath of the Wild, so I’ve set it aside for now (though I have a self-imposed challenge playthrough in the making) to focus on Nier: Automata, Turok 2, and a little bit of Witcher 3 (I’m determined to beat that game this year).

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Little Bugbear

I’ll be playing Hots, FF14, GW2, and maybe some Hearthstone. I have so much to catch up on in FF14. Stromblood is less then three months away. Aahhhhhh.

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Kathy Davis

I’m playing house, I’m doing all of these super fun quest… Laundry, Dishes (my personal favorite)and grocery shopping. I am going to let my spouse get in on the fun and he can complete the last two quest lines… Bathroom and Cooking. (Not at the same time)

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it’s a man’s burden to do the washroom i swear. LOL

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Suikoden

DCUO

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Estranged

I consider Friday/Saturday/Sunday a true weekend. Those three days are delightful, totally delightful – I say thrice!

Will decorate my Yavin 4 stronghold on each of those days, that is three of them.

Also, I plan on listening to “Three Times a Lady” on all three days. Just cause.

Anyone having a 3 Dog Night?

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zoward

My son’s gaming rig died a horrible death late last weekend, and after watching how miserable he was for a few days, I gave him my high-end gaming laptop. I’ll probably scavenge what’s left of the parts in his old rig and build a new one some time later this spring.

Meanwhile, my gaming is limited to things I can play on a Core-i3 NUC with Intel graphics, so for MMO’s that means LotRO, DDO and private server WoW. Astute readers might pick up on the fact that these are the same games I played last week (albeit at much higher graphical fidelity). Fortunately for me, I like older games – including MMO’s. Now is probably a good time to wander through my unplayed list on GoG and pick out something fun. Or, I can fire up TESO on the Xbone. Have a great weekend all!