WRUP: Declined topics edition

Clown eruption edition. Snakes are in my hair edition. My name is Joseph and I am tired of people calling me Jonas edition. My name is actually Jonas and the band Weezer owes me so much money edition. Artificial edition. Genuinely early edition. The fifth annual Who Cares About Your Child Awards (featuring Macklemore) edition. Edition, edition, edition edition. Squirrelly edition.

Simon proclaims edition. Tape over your wedding edition. Duct tape on your eyes edition. Hovercraft edition. Ride someone else’s mount edition. Inception 2: Perchance to Dream edition. Underutilized exploding cars edition. How to make your horse deathly afraid of scorpions without really trying edition. I might actually use some of these if I can think of a better hook, thus making me a liar edition. Just What Are You Playing without absurdist nonsense prefacing the column edition. Leave your weekend plans in the comments and you already knew that edition.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): It’s probably going to be a light gaming weekend. With WonderCon in town, I’ll probably just be doing Pokémon Go and trying not to fall back into Fire Emblem Heroes, the superior mobile title but one that sadly keeps me on my ever enlarging butt. Sorry other games!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Super Adventure Box! I won’t have much time this weekend, but I will at least be in Guild Wars 2 doing my own dopey attempts at SAB! At least once a day for the next 20 days!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’m probably going to be finishing up my first playthrough of Mass Effect: Andromeda over the weekend, and I’ll be doing more prep work in Final Fantasy XIV before the next expansion. The other day I was distantly thinking that I should do more stuff in World of Warcraft, but you know, suddenly I’m not super invested.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I have personal things filling much of the day, but I am hoping to get a bit of survival in, both in ARK: Survival Evolved and in Conan Exiles. I also really want to finish my Unseen achievement in The Secret World, so I will have to speed that up instead of just streaming them all.

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Jonny Sage

Ive been losing XCOM2 a lot. Thats about it. Oh, and Star Citizen has a new update.

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bobfish

Try and finish MEA if possible. Then I have to get back into FFXIV and ESO, which I’ve been distracted from by the normal game releases these last couple of months.

Going to be a busy second half of the year for me, with the FFXIV and ESO expansions, plus Destiny 2 finally coming to PC.

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Robert Mann

YAY, they didn’t rule out my favorite, the Addition Audition Edition!

I’m going to be doing more real life this weekend, sadly.

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nobleeinherjar

Been playing Final Fantasy Tactics. I need to get that one under my belt. Just passing time until Persona 5~

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thickenergy

Path of Exile, some yard work, catching up on the second season of Magicians, and maybe jumping back in to Guardians of Ember to check out the Dark Knight.

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Jonny Sage

I cant tell if I like Magicians or not. Its a really odd show. Feels like maybe you need to be high to watch it.

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mistressbrazen

I have 23 pieces of bestiary lore left to collect in TSW, and 14 of them are in dungeons. So, I guess I better get back to running some dungeons before the population leaves and groups for harder content become impossible. In preparation for the lonely times ahead, I dusted off SWTOR. Almost forgot why I opened it during the 30 minutes it took to update. But then I remembered…oh yeah, I’m going to b a solo player soon. Apparently I haven’t played in 735 days! Had to go google to find out how to get back to my ship. You can tell I really enjoy that game, right? Will also brush up my STO character but I don’t know if I can take SWTOR and STO in the same weekend. sigh….

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Little Bugbear

My plans for this weekend are to try Super Adventure Box for the first time, some FF14, a little bit of Hots, and maybe some Diablo 3.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Replaying original ME trilogy atm before diving into Andromeda.

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Loopy

Has ME1 aged well?

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Crow

Depends on what you want, really. I think it is the best of the series, but if you want a tight experience where combat feels good it isn’t a fair choice. Mostly it excels at being a true 60-hour RPG with a lot of freedom to do meaningless stuff because you want to.

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Bannex

For honor is love for honor is life

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Sega Box

Unfortunately (and fortunately, given that I’m about three hours away from bricking hard), my owners are on their way to a wedding today, so I won’t get to see them take the wrapping off of “The Land Before Time” game.

To kill the time, I will probably move myself offline and do some pen-and-paper RPG prep.

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thickenergy

I got to the point in Phantasy Star where you’re supposed to fight the big boss but I could never figure out how to travel to his lair. It still haunts me to this day.

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mysecretid

The household is moving across town over the next week, so things are chaotic here, verging on the catastrophic, depending on when you ask.

Despite this, I can’t stop playing Mass Effect: Andromeda during what free time I have.

Is it perfect? No, of course not, but the good of the game so outweighs the bad (for me) at this point, that the lesser bits seem irrelevant.

I bought my first console, an XBox 360, because I didn’t want to wait to play the first Mass Effect, and here I am, full circle, losing sleep because I just don’t want to put the new game down.

Is it right for you? I’m not qualified to say, but Mass Effect: Andromeda is making me happier than I ever expected it would.

Cheers,

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Armsbend

I’ve gotten way into Mozart Into the Jungle so I’ve been swallowing that a lot lately.

Games I’m still into Path but it is starting to wean a bit to normal human levels of play at lvl83. I’ve gotten a EX drop and a Relic Key (god awful legacy though) so it keeps me playing. Even though I’ve been playing the game for over 4 years I feel only now it is actually starting to fully click – in terms of understanding how to do things efficiently.

Thats to MOP I’m going to give Paragon a whirl this week and will probably get back into HotS/Overwatch a bit from a [needed] month break.

Still Refreshing my email box for the Funcom invite.

Still waiting for May 21st. Twin Peaks Day.

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zyrusticae

I’ve finally completed my playthrough of Nier Automata. Excellent game with a lot to say, I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for a thought-provoking action RPG with a deep story and lore. Have a picture!

With that out of the way, I’m likely to spend more time with the Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer, despite its many (and it has MANY) warts. I just love the series’ aesthetic and the general timbre of the gameplay. It’s some good stuff when it works right.

But mostly… I need to draw. I need to draw a lot. Gotta make up for lost time, and all that. Maybe I’ll have something to show next time. We’ll see!

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Little Bugbear

Have a song with that picture.

Nier Automata has an amazing sound track.

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BalsBigBrother

I have been watching a stream of Neir Automata over the past week. Personally I am not sure the game would be a good fit for me but I did enjoy the music

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Hirku

The MMOpocalypse has come at last, so I spent the past few days clearing the wreckage and setting myself up for a permanent single-player state. Replaced SWTOR with good old reliable KOTOR, plus Freelancer, Diablo II, Vice City, Fallout (the good one), System Shock 2, and Quake. Got everything I could modded to run nicely at 1080p.

My gaming routine for a while is going to be a leisurely playthrough of the The Longest Journey and Dreamfall in preparation for the release of the final cut of Dreamfall: Chapters in a few months. With all the games I have ready to swap in as needed, plus all the other stuff I plan to buy for peanuts during Steam / GOG sales, I’ll probably come to an end before my backlog does.

Have a nice weekend. Hope Spring is in the air wherever you are.

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MesaSage

You know that you are required to play at least one MMO to post here, right?

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deekay_plus

tbh i wou;dn’t let it bother anyone to post non mmo games. even tho grw is mmo lite i’m still posting here@!

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Hirku

* Launches Diablo II, clicks Battle-net button *

“Shared-world action RPGs” qualify now. Neener-Neener-Neener, pffffffffft! ; )

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Crow

Find April… Save April…

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Nordavind

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I'm not allowed to say, but it's a good one.

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Armsbend

You saying something without saying anything actually says a lot to me.

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I’m somewhat miffed they didn’t just allow initial beta access for GMs. What a missed opportunity to use one’s inherent base as a NDA-bound weapon. They’re literally making enemies of people by the smugness of getting into beta (which isn’t what you’re doing!)

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mistressbrazen

Just like funcom…piss in the face of those that supported you for years.

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Estranged

Got some other company confused with Funcom?

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Nordavind

Oh! No no no! I’m not in the SWL beta! I was hinting at something else entirely, but I do agree with what you said.

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Rees Racer

I understand fantasy sports have become quite a big thing in the States, so I thought I’d gather some friends here and begin a league for the upcoming India Premier League Cricket season. I have eyes on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, of course…and would love to have Trent Boult for my first pace bowler. *wink*

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Mostly Overwatch and Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with some heavily-modded ARK in my spare time. I got my first Orisa PotG this week, so she’s coming along well for me. Definitely my best tank.

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Popped into a few matches for OW now that things have changed a good bit.

Got owned by an Orisa-Torb team supported by a Sym and also a sometimes-Winston.

Basically: Orisa+Torb=Big Problem to counter. And I like that, because breaking their teamwork is what gains the win.

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Loopy

I was in a rein+orisa match that created an impenetrable choke on hanamura. It will be interesting to see new strategies come out in the coming weeks.

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My husband and I have done the Orisa/Reinhardt combo, and it’s very hard to bypass.

Last night we were protecting CP A on Temple of Anubis, and our team included a Winston. For some reason one of the other side’s teammates decided a Widowmaker was the way to go, even after seeing all those shields. Needless to say, we held the point to the end.

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I was in a rein+orisa match that created an impenetrable choke on hanamura.

That was it. Speaks to how intricate balancing is made more difficult when new characters need to “shuffle up” the whole approach to play. That said, was a better game than the last time I played!

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Loopy

Checking out 7.2 patch in WoW. Somehow i got lucky and got my paladin’s hidden artifact within about half an hour of logging in after subbing. I’d like to think it’s Blizzard’s way of welcoming me back, but it’s probably some crazy RNG luck.

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hugmonster

More Mass Effect Andromeda for me. 50hrs into the single player side and the game tells me I completed 49%. But that’s just me, needing to see everything and talk to everyone :)
Really enjoying my time in the game. I get some of the criticism but not the hate it’s getting.

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deekay_plus

i’ve watched some more stream action of it and the badness seems limited to certain characters and certain stages/areas of the game for the most part.

the romance system and writing also seems less middle school amateur hour from what i can see compared to past bioware games.

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Crow

I traveled about 4,500 Light years yesterday in Elite. Considering my current setup, including being impulsive and leaving dock in a small ship for a 7.5k LY trip into deep space without heat sinks nor repair drones, I’m happy to be making about 1k LY/hr.

There is around a distance of 4,500 LY still to cover to get home. At my current pace that’s going to be 4-5 hours of travel. I’ll save some seriously amazing views of the Heart Nebula and the Soul Nebula for One Shots.

Honestly, I’m liking my games these days much more when they tug on realistic expectations instead of fantasies. I’m reminded of when I used to do frequent drives from Boston to Philly for work. It was a nasty, long 6 hour straight drive to get home but when I did it made it all much sweeter. The reward setup is also motivating me greatly because in this case I get absolutely nothing until I make it back in one piece… then I likely more-than double my current credits between exploration data and my passenger transport fee.

I have some downright gorgeous photos for One Shots tomorrow of Nebulae and clusters and the Galactic Core as seen from the very edge of our own galaxy.

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starbuck1771

I am currently play LOTRO mainly this week however this weekend I will not be playing much as it is wrestlemania weekend.

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Xijit

Picked up the Dragon Age Inquisition CE a few weeks back for $12 on an EA Origin sale & finally sat down to fire it up.

3 hours of total shit voice acting, janky ass animations, and truly terrible writing sent me back to The Witcher 3 at a brisk trot.

I kept thinking that maybe I should try switching the dialogue to french so that I could just pretend it was the Shitty Video Game equivalent of a pretentious art film … How the hell does shit like this get green lit?

I mean FFS, even the background crowd animations in Madden make this shit look like amature hour.

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Armsbend

Horrible Voice Acting is what kept Far Cry 2 from being my favorite game of all time.

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Xijit

How I miss the days of RPG’s with no spoken dialogue … At very least just the key dialogue being spoken, while the rest is just text.

The fact that all of the NPCs had this shitty-fake-generic european accent, but then my character spoke fluent & perfect American English made me want to punch the ADR director in the mouth.

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deekay_plus

this a small part of why i’m looking forward to the avernum 3 remake. the prior remakes have been solid so far but avernum 3 is the big world one so waiting on it.

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Michael18

Daggerfall. If my eyes begin bleeding from this pixel soup, I’ll throw in some high-res glory of a 2017 title: Thimbleweed Park.

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It’s pretty bad. But damn it sure was everything when it was all there was. <3

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MesaSage

Go into Lotro to pay unlock fees on all housing *sigh*, logout, pay real housing *double sigh* and then go to work to pay for the stuff I don’t have time to play with.

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Skoryy

I said goodbye to my furry best friend Thursday night, he joined his sister on the other side where there are neverending Dreambones to gnaw and treelawns to mark. I’m left with a piece of my heart missing, a big empty house, and myself drained out of any desire to RP. Maybe I’ll start another ranger in Guild Wars 2 with a puppy of his own.

Fortunately, the highlight so far of the weekend has been building model rockets in Star Trek Online and slamming enter on /e air_guitar as Magic Carpet Ride kicks on. I won’t say its one of the most involved of events I’ve seen in an MMO, but I’ve been loving all the nods to First Contact. And its completely fitting for my Starfleet engineer, who was a curator at the Cochrane museum in a previous trill life. I’ve added into my internal canon that she also treats Earth Spacedock to Steppenwolf as her ship departs at full impulse.

I’ve also been invited by a former GW2 guildie to join him and presumably other ex-guildies in FF XIV. I patched last night and was reminded its been over two years since I last touched my lowbie marauder. But I do miss tanking for tanking’s sake and the art in Eorzea is still gorgeous.

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BalsBigBrother

Sorry, be well o7

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Bree Royce

I’m so sorry, Skoryy. :/

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Armsbend

sorry that happened. No fun.

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deekay_plus

sorru about your fur friendo bro. :(

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Eboni

On Steam, there’s a new sandbox that I wanted to try called Rogalia. It’s a open world full-loot (of course, right?). But, so far it’s gotten decent reviews. I loved Haven and Hearth and this is supposed to be a lighter version. For only $10, I figured that I’d try it out.

Also, I the cooking update finally hit my Wurm Unlimited server, so I’m going to get started with that as well.

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BalsBigBrother

Been a bit ill over the latter part of the week and still not so good today so not much in the way of gaming I think. I did get a new game to play and its no secret to the world either as it was one I won from Massively OP, Guardians of Ember, so if I am feeling well enough I may give that a casual poke.

Other than that watching a lot of Netflix. Oh speaking of which am I the only one who is disappointed Netflix Live got cancelled. I mean it is not for everyone but I just couldn’t get enough of the hot toast action woo hoo. Though I wasn’t too fussed about the microwave bits I mean I am not a weirdo or anything. Still this is on par with the cancelling of Firefly and Netflix Live just wasn’t given enough time to really get going or find its niche /sigh.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun gaming weekend o/

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Hope you feel better bud. I enjoy my time in GoE, but a lot of people expect it to be something it is not.

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deekay_plus

it’s been all ghost recon wildlands this week which hit up a powerful cutscene in which you and your cia contact force a drug lord at gun point to do rockstar rails of cocaine until he spills the beans on what you want to know. powerful and nearly AO rating material. except AO is really only vaginas and dicks so not really.

i’ve got two video shares this week, starting with a nice video of a zone boss in grw. unlike other games grw’s bosses aren’t some over produced gamey bullshit. you snipe them from long range and it’s a one shot kill sort of deal. very immersive.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxIL30Vdpyo

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starbuck1771

So are you ready for the pvp patch whenever they release it?

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deekay_plus

not really interested in pvp in the game. i’m not as fond of shooter pvp as i once was in my old age. we may take a look i guess but mostly we’re looking at how we’ll extend replayability which largely boils down to probably helping me beat the game since unlike the other guys i only play with them and never solo.

kind of interested to see what they do with dlc which i hope is more of the same of what the game already offers as opposed to what ubi did with division dlc which was dungeons and game modes more than what anyone actually wanted from the dlc.

also speaking of which apparently there is free division outfit if you own div and wildlands. which i bought it with credits two days prior, but ubi was cool about issuing a refund in credits for so i can spend it on something else. didn’t even remove the outfit pack from my game account in the process. lol.

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2nd video share exists solely because i didn’t have any video of airplane flight and wanted some. which while he flew us across bolivia jose shared some truth about america for us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTwG1N2uOU

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I plan on getting back to ESO, but my entire week was taken up with a little game I picked up on one of those crazy Steam sales for $2.50.

I got an enjoyable 19 hours out of Ember, an old school type RPG, that released last September. That value is hard to beat.

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pepperzine

More Mass Effect for me this weekend. I don’t care what any of the critics says about the game, I’m really enjoying it a lot.

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giantbomb gave it a pretty harsh review. I quite like the game though. Not as much as the original series but that would be hard to do (it is my favorite video game trilogy ever). I think a lot of the companions here are actually better than the original and I definitely like the combat better.

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deekay_plus

tbh the jankiness seems limited to specific characters and certain parts of the game from what i’ve watched on stream. otherwise while it’s not as good as it should be overall it’s not terrible.

i was watchign my fave music lady play a bit and talk abotu it last night and seems like they improved the romance writing/paradigms alot to be alot less middle school shit but hard to judge based on her stream as she had the game sounds off. but definitely alot less of the older bioware slam bam smash fest in 5 minutes after filling a friendship meter that was going on for a while with their games.

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