WRUP: Gotta go fast edition

Go, go, go, go, gotta go fast. No, fast. I said fast. You call that going fast? You’re going slow. Stop slowing down. You have to go fast. Fast. Do you even… what is wrong with you? Don’t stop there. Don’t sniff something. Are you falling asleep? Go fast.

Oh, no, no, no. This can’t be happening. You’ve gotta go fast. Why are you not going fast? I will chase you with a taser if you don’t start going – wait! Yes, yes, you’re going fast now! Keep going fast! You’re going fast right… to… that convenience store. And you’re hiding and talking to the cashier, and… yep, he’s pointing at me, he’s calling someone. It’s probably the cops.

This isn’t good. You don’t understand, officer. Going slow isn’t an option. You’ve got to go fast. Faster. Please, don’t hit me in the face with a nightstick. Look, if you just look at the comments of What Are You Playing, it will all make sense. Please. You’ve got to go fast.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Sleep’s a game, right? No? Hmm, well, probably I’ll play a little Pokémon Go at the least. A government landmark which houses a gym and only opens once a month is generally one of the few times I can meet other Pokémon Go players here, but it’s getting a bit depressing since spoofers have been fighting over it during its closed periods. Oh well, might embrace some Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when I’m not working or taking Mom out for Mother’s Day.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I FELL INTO A TIME PORTAL TO 1997. NO. MORE LIKE 2007 IF WE’RE BEING HONEST. ULTIMA ONLINE HAS KIDNAPPED ME. SEND HELP.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Crap, I’m heading to California on Monday. I guess I’ll need to get some relaxing time with Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI this weekend, I won’t have a chance to do so much next week. Of course, considering the data center is moving anyhow, that was kind of a given.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): This is the last weekend for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s huge XP boost, so I feel compelled to take advantage of that or else lose out on some easy advancement. Otherwise, probably more Lord of the Rings Online scavenger hunts and plunking away at Guild Wars 2’s personal story with my Engineer.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I will be popping in my regular survival games, but most of my time is going to be dedicated to EverQuest II and The Secret World this weekend. I want to check out EQII’s competition modes, and I have to start looking at what my 100 Fury needs gear-wise, as well as maybe decide what race/class I want for the free 100! In The Secret World I want to go through all my items and make sure all clothing cosmetics and pets are claimed and not sitting in bags so they can (hopefully) transfer to Secret World Legends. Also, I have 10 more sabotage missions to complete to get my The Unseen achievement, so I need to shake a leg on that.

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Suikoden

Been playing a lot of Marvel Heroes lately. Good fun.

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hurbster

Back to ESO after a short break to play Andromeda. Didn’t even bother finishing it. Such a disappointment.

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Balen Arenas

How far did you play? I found it gets much better the further you get into the game.

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hurbster

94 hours. I just can’t be arsed to put up with the terrible writing any more.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Allods Online. Really. A bit of the leveling. Ha.

RIFT. Prophecy of Ahnket. Alt leveling as a Primalist Eth.

SWTOR. Alt leveling in Balmorra.

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Utakata

This week: I hedge my bets that your situation looks fairly prickly, Mr. Eliot. But I don’t want to hog your limelight. <3

Also this week, more WoWstar…

….and newly discovered commenting glitch that won't let me post everything I want to post. Hope this goes through. :(

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

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Utakata

PS/Edit: Yes, it worked this time! /whew

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Bruno Brito

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For some unknown reason I started a fresh round of modding the crap out of Skyrim Special Edition, and hit on a grouping of mods I ended up loving (lots of the usual suspects plus Dolomite Weathers and Zera ENB) and now I’ve been playing it all day today.

Probably will finish up Saturday playing it then transition to ESO for my Sunday gaming because only a little over a week until early access for MORROWIND! 8-D

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thirtymil

Elite Dangerous. I’m sitting in port, buying Bauxite and Water off one side of the ship, and selling it to Imperial factions off the other. Quite why they’re too lazy to cross the dock and get it themselves is beyond me, but it’s easy money and promotion prospects and I don’t question the bureaucratic machine when they’re paying me to sit still.

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mysecretid

I spent most of my game time playing Dishonored 2 on my PS4 this week.

When the game works as intended (which is about 90% of the time), I love it. For various reasons, the first Dishonored game remains one of my favorite games ever, and this sequel is more of that, expanded …

… BUT when Dishonored 2 fails the other 10% of the time (usually,when involving its stealth and detection mechanics) I find it maddeningly frustrating. As in, “swear at your monitor using words which would make your aunt blush or faint”, frustrating.

Basically there’s a lack of consistency to the stealth and detection mechanics, so you can’t predict whether your stealth plans will actually work.

Most of the time, they work as you expect, but then a guard captain will see you through a solid wall somehow (yes, it happened to me), and she and her four guardsmen will immediately charge around the corner and kill you. Re-load your game save (again).

It’s pretty obvious that publisher Bethesda flung Dishonored 2 out on the market before the final tweaking of the stealth and detection code was complete; same with the hit/block mechanics of the sword fighting.

The fact that these game elements work properly most of the time, but still go haywire enough of the time to make me swear at my TV, when I’m typically a pretty calm guy, makes me wish Bethesda had just given the game the time it needed to be finished.

What good does pushing an unready game out the door do, except result in “warning” word-of-mouth like this one, and increase the publisher’s reputation as a game publisher that’s less than ethical about shipping functional games?

If, like me, you’re a big fan of the original Dishonored and its unique game world, you’ll probably want to play this — just be sure to buy it cheap, so you have something to comfort yourself with when the game hoses you for the fourth time in a row during a stealth attempt, because the guards suddenly gain the temporary ability to see through solid objects! :-)

Have a good week, everyone. Be kind to yourselves — you’re the only you we’ve got!

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zoward

Thanks for writing this – it’s always a treat to get a well-written game review in the comments.

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mysecretid

Thanks for the kind words, Zoward. Much appreciated!

Whenever I give an opinion on a game here, I always try to explain why I feel that way — my hope is that, even people who don’t like the same kinds of games I do will be able to get some sense of whether or notthey might like the game, I’m blathering about, based on my explanations.

If I’m frothing on angrily about how I really hated game X because “there’s too many damn kobolds in it!!!”, or whatever, somebody else can read my post and think, “Well, I love kobolds! Screw him! I’m buyin’ the game!” :-D

Thanks again for the kind words,

Cheers,

Alfredo Garcia
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Alfredo Garcia

I need to write some boilerplate that I can just copy and paste for WRUP, since Atlas Reactor and Battlefield 1 are usually on the agenda.

I also reinstalled ESO a couple days ago because I need a game to play to just chill, and MMORPGs are my chill games. I wish I didn’t find ESO so shallow from a systems and design perspective, which usually results in me getting bored after a couple weeks. Otherwise the game has a lot going for it. I’ve got over 900 hours of play spread over about 2 1/2 years, so the game is doing something that at least keeps me coming back, if only for brief periods of time.

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zoward

My son has taken a shining to LoZ: Breath of the Wild on the WiiU lately, leaving the Xbone open for me to play TESO, so that’s where I’ll be this weekend along with some time on my private Lich King server and some single player goodness with the new edition of Planescape Torment. .

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the MOP community!

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Malcolm Swoboda

Dalaran? Warmane? I am on Elysium but I wonder about later expansion ones.