WRUP: The interactive Massively Overpowered museum edition

Here at Massively Overpowered, we’re always pushing the boundaries of ways we can expand the understanding of the public while brushing up against the absolute boundaries of what is actually legal. That’s why we’re happy to announce the new interactive Massively Overpowered museum, where not only do you get to interact with the exhibits, but we encourage you to. We don’t give you a choice.

To start the experience, we throw mildly expired meat at you as soon as you’ve paid the $20 entry fee. Then we open the trap doors and fling you into the roaming cat exhibit, where several wild cats of varying degrees of ferocity will come after you. Once you’ve experienced the depths of our cat exhibit, we then open the door to the Live Current Sparking Through Open Wires exhibit.

Some people might say that we’re trying to simply defer the costs of a disastrous attempt at establishing a poorly constructed grocery store in a region infested with wild cats by pretending that it’s a museum. To that, we say that it’s What Are You Playing time and you should let us know when to expect you at the museum.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Beyond my usual Pokemon Go time (now with a neighborhood raid party!), I’ll be hitting the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest for team ice cream because I am passionately down on cake. Pie > Ice Cream > Cake. Leave your Switch Friend Codes and/or dessert manifestos in the comments. Oh, and maybe some Elite: Dangerous to make up for my shameful landing-fail stream.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind for me. I want that bear! I also want to try to figure out why this game seems to hate me.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Final Fantasy XIV is basically all I play these days. But I’ll mix in some DC Universe Online, you know. As you do.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Project-wise, I need to “virtue up” my Lord of the Rings Online Lore-master for Mordor, finish Blue Mountain in Secret World Legends, and hit 20 with my new World of Warcraft Warlock.

Patron Pierre: “I’m still into casual MMO-ish FPS/TPS games: The Division and Destiny. Both games fit my actual taste for short sessions of gaming (or should I say grinding ?? :D ). I also decided to play the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy of FPS games. I play through the trilogy chronologically, starting with Shadow of Chernobyl. Enjoy your gaming weekend MOP readers. Cheers!”

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Jonny Sage

I went outside this weekend.

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mysecretid

Ladie and gentlemen, I think we have our winner for the week. :-) Outside = the VR game with the most impressive graphics ever!

Cheers,

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butterpanda888

I must be in Limbo because I honestly thought today was Saturday. Anyway, I will be playing World of Warcraft and Path of Exile for the remainder of this weekend, with some Ever Oasis on 3ds thrown in for good measure.

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butterpanda888

Apparently, my above answer is not what I wanted to do after all. I dabbled with the above, then got on steam, bought three new games (Orwell, Jotun, and Game Dev Tycoon), Then redownloaded a bunch of games (Fallout: New Vegas, Ori and the Blind Forest, Hacknet, The Talos Principle, AdventureQuest 3D, Master x Master, and Marvel Heroes).

I played a bunch of Orwell. It is an awesome game.

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Mewmew

Cute Pallas’s Cat :P

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Oleg Chebeneev

Casually playing SWL. 21 July will be big day since both Project Ascension hardcore PvP server and Felmyst TBC server will release. And I want to play both.

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mysecretid

“You must understand,” he said. “I’ve absolutely loved the ocean world of Manaan since it first appeared in the Knights of the Old Republic single-player game. I felt compelled to buy the new Manaan stronghold in Star Wars: The Old Republic for my characters.”

So it was, that MySecretID lost his battle against EAware to stay out of SWTOR, at least for a while.

Somewhere, an EA executive chuckled derisively, and lit his cigar with a hundred-dollar bill …

Once again finding himself doing something he said he’d never do again (the word “never” apparently, makes the cosmos laugh), Secret attempted to console himself by playing a whole bunch of World of Warcraft.

And it actually kinda worked. Points for you, Blizzard!

Take care of yourselves, folks. You’re the only you we’ll ever have, and we want to keep ya!

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Sray

I’m sitting on a ton of Cartel Coins and nothing to spend them on. I think I log in every Tuesday just to see if there’s anything new on the market that I actually want just so I can get rid of those coins and finally feel like there’s no reason to bother with it any more. I swear, they’re releasing pure crap on the market right now just to keep me logging in.

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mysecretid

Aye. It’s been one of my consistent peeves with SWTOR that the publisher appears — at least to my eyes — to spend more time hyping what’s available in the Cartel Market, than what’s available in the game itself.

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Utakata

This week: Nothing much to report then the same old, same old. That is, more WoW. And have great week and weekend folks! <3

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Utakata

PS: If I got my felids right, that’s looks like a bobcat (Lynx rufus) pictured for subject header. /Nyan o.O

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Cadaver

Tootling around in GW2 disinterestedly. I downloaded SWL and played an hour or two. Tbh, I’m really struggling to overlook the dated visuals and clunky gameplay, but I’ll persevere in the expectation that it will excel in other areas.

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Jon Sleeper

Trucking and Trekking. Trucking and Trekking.

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Ryuen

Thank you, I was just thinking recently it would be nice to get that stuck in my head for an entire evening…

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mysecretid

Forgive me. I am young and impulsive (well, impulsive anyway).

:-)

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zoward

I’ve been hanging out in Single Player Gaming Land these days. I returned to and subesquently burned out on WoW early, and haven’t found any MMOs interesting enough right now to replace it (but if I do, it might just be The Elder Scrolls Online … hmmm …).. I’m jumping back into the new version of Planescape: Torment, which I want to finish up and jump into its spiritual successor Torment: Tides of Numenara. Have a great weekend everyone!

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DeadlyAccurate

I’m playing Overwatch, Monster Slayers, and I dunno. I’ve been craving a survival sandbox lately, but I haven’t figured out which one.

In Overwatch, I finally dipped my toes in the waters of competitive play. I don’t personally care about being competitive, but I love how much more exciting the games are. I’ve finished matches literally shaking from the adrenaline rush.

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mysecretid

Arguably, ARK is the most developed, but I didn’t like it as much as others do, myself.

I like Osiris: New Dawn, but it’s still in Early Access, so there’s not as much there as there will be one day. You may want to check in with it later.

I really like Subnautica, but it’s a single-player game, so it may not be what you’re hoping for in a survival game. It’s a lovely undersea experience though — you can even run it in VR, if you’ve got the tech.

Hope you find something you like!

Cheers,

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I have over 500 hours in ARK, so I’m not sure it’s something I’ll go back to. I think I’ll like Osiris when it’s further along. I think I’ll eventually play Subnautica once the whole story is done.

I’m actually thinking of Minecraft again. Just trying to decide on the modpack.

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donvweel

Playing DDO Duel for the Underdark on my gnome Wiz/Artificer, really enjoying the new story arc. Downloading Secret World Legends and transferring my legacy account , looks like my lifetime membership went over ok.

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Suikoden

Still in the Marvel Heroes train. (PC master race of course, lol)

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Ryuen

Some mummy looked at me funny last time in SWL so I guess I’ll devote some time to wipe out their kind in Scorched Desert.
Maybe some LOTRO but I’ve found my enthusiasm for the game wane a bit since I hit lvl 75.

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mysecretid

Just don’t mess with the stylish Said. As mummies go, he’s a decent ally, and I suspect he’d make a dangerous enemy. :-)

Have fun!

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Ryuen

Considering Said is fearless enough to wear and a white suit and a fedora it’s pretty obvious to me he is a mummy not to be messed with.

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Vellik

I know it’s not normally part of the discussion, but if anyone was curious, I’m pretty sure that the image is that of a Pallas’s Cat, which lives in central Asia. Props to the MassivelyOP team for using an image of this cat — most people don’t even know about it.

Link if you want to learn more about them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas%27s_cat

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zoward

Interesting. I’m an ailurophile and never heard of that one! Thanks for posting it.

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nobleeinherjar

I planned on devoting all of this weekend to FF12 Zodiac Age (after spending a lot of time researching Job combos), but I also found Mass Effect Andromeda for twelve bucks. It’s such a contentious title, so I decided I wanted to form my own opinion and, love it or hate it, add that first-hand knowledge to my gaming experience. So I’m pretty much going to alternate between those two games while getting in some Discord RP.

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mysecretid

I enjoyed it mightily for what it was — hopefully, it will be fun for you too.

Cheers,

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nobleeinherjar

I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s taken up the lion’s share of my gaming time this weekend.

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Danny Smith

Picked up FFXII’s remaster and after turning off the atrocious new default “remastered” soundtrack to the fantastic original its feeling way more like a single player FFXI than i remembered.
So of course doing the first mission outside town i spend a good 5 hours getting to lvl.15 and uncovering like a third of the license grid already. Making the base mobs always drop 1 point each no matter how tough you get was a mistake :p

Beyond that alt job levelling in FFXIV, Painting up my Malifuax figures for a local groups game night at the local gaming store and other than that being gifted Legion by a friend who really wants people to play with but god damn does the whole ‘every class you have is an entirely separate character with its own inventory to manage’ stuff feel mind numbing after FFXIV. I’ll probably play for the month with him as veiled ‘pressured thank you’ but honestly its smooth playing white noise.

Or black and green i guess.

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Xijit

Back when FFXIV was first released and SE was fielding suggestions, there were quite a few voices calling for SE to basically make a FFXII-MMO.

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Danny Smith

I could go for an mmo with a license grid.

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nobleeinherjar

I’m finding myself enjoying the reorchestrated soundtrack in FF12, though I wouldn’t call it better than the original. I like both for different reasons. I switch back and forth a lot just because I want to hear both.
And I am happy that they have an option to use the original soundtrack. I feel sorry for people who played FFX HD on the PS3. They’re stuck with a horrendous butchering of its score.

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Danny Smith

The more i listen to both the more i think my issue is that i listened to the original so much and for some reason the remastered music makes certain high notes low and low notes high and it sounds like when shows want to reference the a team theme but dont have the rights so make a knock off version thats slightly off pitch and it just doesnt feel the same.

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nobleeinherjar

That makes sense. I never finished the original FF12, nor did I get super attached to the music beyond a handful of songs. After playing TZA over the weekend, I do lean more toward the original, but I do find some of the reorchestrated tracks interesting.

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Sorenthaz

FFXIV, some HotS, possibly 7 Days to Die or Warframe. Maybe Secret World Legends or some singleplayer titles. I dunno. I’m kind of hitting that point in FFXIV where I don’t really look forward too much to the pure endgame gear grind, so I’ve been doing PvP more to knock out multiple birds with one stone. Still haven’t done Lakshmi or Susano Extreme but ehhhhhh…

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Michael18

MJ’s recent article and the prospect of open world content made me try Warframe this week. It only took a handfull of missions to remind me that FPSs are simply not for me. Already uninstalled. Good thing ’bout this is that it’ll make me immune to all siren calls coming out of Bungie’s/Activision’s marketing dept for the rest of the year.

Yesterday evening / this morning was then devoted to catching up on a classic I had missed, so far: Portal.

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Sray

The Portal games are like a master’s course in game design. Three quarters of the game is tutorial, and yet it never feels like it. They also make you simultaneously feel like the smartest and stupidest person alive when you finish a room.

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mysecretid

Portal made me feel so stupid, I stopped playing. I know the game is very well made, but my brain just doesn’t reliably work in that way, it seems.

Best not to get trapped in a maze with me, basically. :-)

Cheers,

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blah blazh

My only “game” this weekend is working on applications, resumes, and cover letters. I really hate this job search grind.

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mysecretid

Job hunting is hard on the psyche, for sure. Best of luck to you!

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Hirku

Secret World Legends, of course, but I’m also in the mood for flying spaceships (started re-reading Honor Harrington this week) so I’m trying to decide what to play.

Space games frustrate me to no end because none of them provide the full package of what I want. It’s either too much space truckin’ or military pew-pew, weak exploration or none at all, spreadsheets and empire management, too much emphasis on shiny graphics at the expense of depth and variety, and space always feels like just another freeway instead of the great unknown.

The whole reason I started dabbling in game programming as a hobby was to make my own damn space game, as people who complain too much about the state of gaming are often advised to do. : )

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MesaSage

Playing a bit of Lagtro. You forgot to mention that you can purchase cat repellent for 50 MOP Bux at the Museum Shop.

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Boom

Cancelled my AoC sub a couple of weeks back so was just floating around the MMO sphere, until I tried SWL which does lockboxes so badly that I went straight to the overlord of them & downloaded the ARC launcher.
A return trip to Neverwinter has been pretty fun actually, tons of content to do & ive always enjoyed the combat. If and thats a big IF you can ignore the restrictions in place & just go at it I would recommend people give it a try but its hard not to get caught up in the currency meta which can ultimately put a downer on the whole thing.

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imayb1

Just wanted to say that the museum description sounds like Mayan Hell– only they had black panters rather than pallas cats. Also, I think the yacht was a better expenditure.

In terms of WRUP, I’ve been playing Blade and Soul again while I wait for the new GW2 update.

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Minimalistway

Reached Egypt in SWL, so time to stop playing the game for few days, i’m already level 40 without rushing, going to play some WoW, single-player games.

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camren_rooke

Also in Egypt and in New Halas.

*speaks in a hushed excited tone* There are people in EQ2 who have grandkids….so they are like old and stuff. They don’t know what dabbing is and don’t care.

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deekay_plus

i used to have a guy that was nearly 80 in my guild. lol he was fun to pvp with.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I have finished my first ever read of the Song of Ice & Fire series and so now I have started watching the Game of Thrones for the first time ……meh.

I will surely poke my head into my usuals of WvW and Cyrodiil. I have dabbled in a bunch of stuff I picked up from the past Steam sale, but I’ve not sunk alot of time into any of them.

Maybe the urge to pop into TSW will hit me, but I have been wanting to wait until more of the testing is done.

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mysecretid

Game of Thrones sort of bounced of me as well (the show, as well as the books which inspired it), so I hear you.

I’ll probably catch hell for saying this, but the show feels like a soap-opera to me — a well-made soap opera, with extra helpings of murder and shagging — but I’ve never much liked the soap-opera style of storytelling.

(I’d better go hide myself now, before people start throwing things)

Cheers,

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I actually really enjoyed the books and , not counting .pdf technical manuals, I could honestly say I have not read a book in many, many years.

I read all of them within a 9 month period while simultaneously using other resources as I read – podcasts, reference apps, maps, awesome in ibook pop-ups, etc. I really appreciate the stories being told from the point of view of each character which helps me more fully understand their thinking/history and GRRM built a pretty detailed world. There is a lot to follow and keep track of though so those extra resources made a difference to me.

I get the same feeling you do about the show though. I have already seen a few scenes where things have been altered to incorporate more of the usual trope-like trappings. I lol’d at a few of them where the show mimicked my scene predictions during my read and yet the book spun those in a different way – otherwise I would have never made it through them.

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Xijit

Girlfriend broke up with me last night (*shrug* it happens) and leaving for a week vacation to Alaska today, so not a whole lot of gaming going on.

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mysecretid

Here’s to better days in colder places!

Cheers,

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Armsbend

I suppose if a breakup is going to happen – it may as well happen right before you visit a place that speaks directly to the divine in every person’s soul. Alaska is one of a kind enjoy it.

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zoward

Sorry to hear it, man, but at least you’ve got a week in the Great White North to help you move on. Godspeed.

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mysecretid

Ah, but the actual Great White North is Canada, eh? :-)

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deekay_plus

i feel ya bro.

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Xijit

A low rez, single player, version of ED that ran on a tablet would be awesome for this long ass flight to Alaska … But I will just download some shows off Netflix to keep ne busy.

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deekay_plus

they don’t have built in tv on american flights yet? it can be a god send when flying cross canada. :P

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Xijit

I prefer to supply my own entertainment

*shrug*

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CapnLan

Still going on Elite Dangerous. My bounties from accidental murder wore off last night so I can finally go about my business without being harassed by bounty hunters. My business now being a hardcore slave trader in the Empire in my shiny, totally-not-compensating-for-anything Imperial Cutter.

Between being a murderer and a slave trader I’m rather surprised at what a horrible person I’ve become in the Elite universe. I didn’t even plan for any of this to happen, it just sort of ended up that way. Oh well. Off to kill and enslave more people followed by more Basking, just as a proper Imperial should.

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mysecretid

“Accidental murder” Heh. Let’s not be trying that at any point in real life, okay? :-)

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BalsBigBrother

Hey remember it is not slavery if you are an imperial it is indentured servitude. They did it to themselves and you are doing them a favour by transporting them somewhere they can pay off their debt with hour upon hour of soul crushing drudgery.

Wait a minute ….. hour upon and hour of soul crushing drudgery, that sounds a bit like, nah that would be cruel and unusual punishment. Um are you making them work in a call centre?

you, you MONSTER! I TAKE IT BACK YOU DESERVE ALL YOU GET.

hehe :-)

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CapnLan

Not just any call centers either. I take half of them to the Engineering Crisis Hotline where they get chained to desks and have to answer customer complaints like “Why did this G5 FSD roll end up WORSE than a G4??” and “Oh my god WHY do I need more Cracked Industrial Firmware for G5 Dirty Drives you bastards!!” Good luck explaining THAT one silly slaves!

The other half get sent to the Pilot Federation’s Insurance Claims sector. Do you have any idea at all how many insurance claims they have to process in an open PvP universe that charges you for every death? Whew boy. Glad I don’t do that job. That’s why we Imps have the slaves do it. :^)

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Esoteric Coyote

That depends if my youngest cousin lets me use my pc today, he’s 12. I introduced him to unity and now he’s determined to make his own FPS zombie survival game, and I can’t say no to that. But probably Civ6, Stardew Valley, and maybe some WvW in GW2 or POE.

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BalsBigBrother

Mostly still Secret World Legends. I have finished all the story content we have inc, story dungeons and have been clearing up some missed champions for achievements. I don’t feel like I rushed anything and I rewatched all the cut scenes etc but I have done this twice before already so it is going to be quicker no matter what I guess.

Not sure I am ready to make the step to Elites dungeons yet more so seen as I seem to have accidentally created a tank character. So I will just work on my gear / and or confidence to be going on with I guess :-)

Also much like @hugmonster below the recent Warframe coverage has gotten me interested in that game again so I have been poking that too. I still have no idea what is going on or what I should be doing in terms of building my frame but I don’t let it worry me. I just shoot stuff, laugh at the ragdoll deaths and basically have fun. What more do you need really.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun gaming weekend :-)

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Malcolm Swoboda

-MEA SP NG+ Insanity, finishing Eos main story. A bit of MP grinding, thanks for some Ultra-Rares.

-SWL! I’m now completely done Solomon Island except for getting all Legends and of course doing Lair content. Almost Lv 40, whereas more casual players would be more like Lv 30. So I’m pretty sure I can at least do Egypt (or damn well sure I can do Scorched Desert) and reach Lv 50 this month. Not pressuring myself to do Transylvania but it’ll be nice to get there and time things well for Whispering Tide this month(?). Gear a mix of maxed Greens or leveled Blues, and that’s only because I’m building up all sorts of other sets (weapons, extraordinary talismans, starting glyphs) in the meantime. In first two zones I thought SWL didn’t really frighten me anymore, but Blue Mountain and especially Tyler Freeborn proved me wrong. Glad to get to ‘plain’ cultist Scorched Desert.

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camren_rooke

Would you like to hear the good news about our lord Aten?

*hands you a bag of dates

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mysecretid

After hearing about Aten in The Secret World, I caught a documentary on television which talked about his actual, historical reign.

With all respect to FunCom for their great storytelling, I’m still not convinced the real Aten was actually any worse (or any better) than the rulers which preceded or followed him. Those ancient folks got up to some pretty nasty stuff, at times.

But I digress. Thank you for your patience. :-)

Cheers,

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Malcolm Swoboda

Mmmm, I love dates! Ilovedatesilovedatesilovedatesilovethedreamcomefollowmeintoit

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Sray

Still all Mass Effect all the time for me. I just started number 3 yesterday: it’s been interesting seeing how the games changed and improved in such a compacted space of time, as I’ve never marathon played through an entire game series before. I figure once I finish 3 I’ll do another play through of Andromeda; while not perfect, it is actually a lot better than most of the initial gripes would indicate. Of course, that seems to be the general consensus out there now that initial shock to some of the most glaring problems (and most have since been patched out) has worn off, and EA has confirmed they’re not doing any DLC for the game and putting the franchise on the back burner for the foreseeable future.

I’m also popping into Elder Scrolls Online for a minute here and there. I’ll get back to it soon.

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mysecretid

I actively hated the ending of Mass Effect 3, and I still do — both on a personal level, and as someone for whom language and writing is a vocation. (i.e. I think the ending was execrable from a writing standpoint alone).

I will spoil nothing here, of course; I just wanted to say, be sure to play the Citadel DLC if you feel disgruntled by the ending as written. Many of us feel it works as a better send-off for the trilogy and its characters than what we originally got.

My opinions only, of course. Be well, and have fun!

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Sray

Five years after release of the most controversial ending in any game series, I think it’s safe to spoil things. I’m mainly enjoying them out of my newfound love for third person cover shooters more than for the stories.

I’ve never been overly impressed with BioWare writing at any point. I find that they’re heavily reliant on stock characters and contrivances, and there’s often a lot of very clumsy dialogue. I actually find the stories to be frustrating at times because you’re railroaded into paths that make no sense: that’s fine in a game that doesn’t present the player with choices, but if you’re giving them the illusion of choice you have to adequately explain why the logical choice isn’t available to them.

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mysecretid

My experience of the games is different, but we can agree that the dialogue-choice system is still a work-in-progress technique in most games that use it.

Strangely, perhaps, I think the best place I’ve seen the technique used was in the indie game Dreamfall Chapters (written by Ragnar Tornquist, the mind behind The Secret World).

In Dreamfall Chapters, when you mouse over a dialogue choice, you hear a voice-over snippet where the character in question thinks to themselves about the choice in question. It gives context to the choice, so you’re not just clicking blindly.

As an example, let’s say you have a dialogue choice, “Refuse her offer”.

You think the offer’s a bad deal, but you don’t want to make an enemy of the character.

In Dreamfall Chapters, you’d mouse over the choice and hear your character thinking, “This deal is an insult! I’m going to tell her just what I think of her. To hell with it!”

So, suddenly, you as a player immediately know that this is not the choice you want, without having to commit to it.

As you suggest, no dialogue-choice system is “perfect” as yet, but they keep iterating on it. Maybe one day, somebody will hit the ‘sweet spot” with how it can work.

Cheers,

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deekay_plus

has it been confirmed now? i’ve only seen speculation to that effect (re: no dlc, backburner) in the venues i frequent. maybe i need to get better venues :D

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Sray

Can’t remember which Youtuber I was watching, but he cited an article where an EA rep had confirmed that any new work on further Mass Effect game was put off until at least Anthem was released, possibly until after a Dragon Age 4. Combined with BioWare Montreal being downsized, that’s a pretty good indication. (I just wish I could remember who it was the guy said it he was citing)

Edit: a quick Google search doesn’t bring up any confirmation, so it could still be happening for DLC. Stupid me, listening to people on the Internet.

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Malcolm Swoboda

If its YongYea he’s a view wh—-.

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ahh yeah. it was a thing to rant about on twitter this week on my end that youtubers aren’t a good source of factual information :D

anyways bioware montreal was doing the DLC for me3 (and i’m not sure what else) before they got bigger to develop MEA themselves. so likely chance it’s not a big deal for them to put out DLC with their current numbers.

but i guess we’ll see. ofc EA reps (least of all the CSRs that these sorts of rumours spring from) are going to know at all let alone disclose plans for unnannounced DLC or games. :P

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Sray

Just read anout the new demo that they’re doing for MEA now: they made the 10 hour demo (previously only for Access subscribers) permanently available on all platforms. In light of this news, I feel like the reports of Mass Effect’s death might, thankfully, be premature.

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deekay_plus

so it’s been more gtao this week, and a bit of helping lian prep to lead the boys who want to play albion with her ahead of that game’s progressive ea launch on monday.

the bunker content we are playing with continues to be quite fun. the meters move slower but the profits are higher and the research rewards are quite interesting. tho i opted to switch to normal ammo in my daily driver carbine mk2 because you just don’t get much ammo stock with the special ammo and you have to drive all the way to your bunk to refill it as opposed to hitting up an ammunation. i guess it’s a bit of a balancing factor.

whcih thursday i am told the online servers w/e were crashy as hell and no one could play very well at all.

and tonight we’ve got another episode of orange’s shitface busdriver RP planned for recording and possible use on the next tutty underground album.

which thanks to sundial buying a new bass last weekend, we’ve banged out more than a track a day this week on average for the 3rd album, which in leiu of not having made any new videos this week, i will share a track of choice below about my feelings a crocs wearer. we’ve also started to even further streamline our production paradigms into something that’s quite pleasant for both of us. and ofc a new country track to record vocals for tonight which deals with how i’d rather have walmart pizza than steak nowadays.

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also making final preperations for the flying tuttys 2017 meet up at my house next month. the number of people has slowly dropped off one by one for various reasons, but we’ve got a solid showing who are confirmed now and tentative plans for much bigger meet up with better prerparations on the parts of those that ended up canceling.

the guys who are coming really enjoy my neck of the woods for stuff they like to do while vacationing. including a planned night of camping with my other mum and couple of her brothers.

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my dad is also in the province this weekend up from north carolina to sign documents in teh final leg of over a year of probate hell for me and my brother and sister and cousin’s part of the inheritence. it’s been a massive pain in the ass and i’ve got more to deal with to stay within the rules of my disability pensions but it looks like the finish line is in sight so that’s good.

but ran down to my aunt’s to have dinner with the fam and had some nice conversation even tho they twisted our rubber arms to stay a bit longer than we planned to. lol.

which as my computer shows it’s age and signs of daily wear and tear due to normal usage paramters, will be finally able to build that computer i’ve been talking about the past year.

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Don’t build anything before this fall. Wait to see if Nvidia os going to roll out GeForce cards based on the Volta architecture this year.

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iear what you’re saying but i’m a firm “build it now rather than wait forever” kind of guy. that being said, i will probably go gtx for my more money than brains build because of how good my 970 feels now in teh latest games.

video card tech from nvidia really is out pacing games’ demands in a big way. while cpu tech has been largely standing still and not been demanded on either.

this build is less about getting better performance in general, but rather solving some bugs and brokeneess with my current build.

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I didn’t mean to hold out for the next thing per se -there’s always a next thing- I just meant that if they’re releasing the Volta stuff this year then a couple months is worth the wait, in my opinion, simply for the savings on the current 1000 series stuff if they announce Volta Geforce cards for this year. I wouldn’t wait past late September though.
But at some point you just have to pull the trigger, and hope for the best. Plus if your system is already well past its best before date, then saving one or two hundred bucks on a GPU probably isn’t worth the aggravation you’ll have in the meanwhile

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preedit: misread vega. omg vega hype. (deleted the prior)

i will pull the trigger when i have the money to spend becuase ultimately – my pc is kicking the bucket even tho i think she’s got enough in her can give hr away as is to a friend in need.

basically has been going more or less goood since a windows install but i’m just waiting for it to happen you know? and i can’t support the pc so want to give to a friend that has no issues with lack there of.

i feel like i’m on borrowed time for the past year with this machine and even if she’s given me another solid six months i don’t want to risk it much longer.

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Whoa… if you’re a year past your projected end of life for your rig -and you’re thankfully in a position to do so- then pulling the trigger regardless of what might be out even next week makes complete sense.
I’ll be getting to that spot next spring myself. I’d initially planned on having this build for four years and then upgrading, but Ryzen’s unexpected performance and Kaby Lake’s meh-ness made me put it off for another year. By next spring I’m going to be climbing the walls, wanting to build something new.
Plus, I’m pretty certain that the power of the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X are going to push a lot more out of high end games (this decade/generation needs its own Crysis), and Intel (and hopefully AMD) will in turn truly start to push their hardware further for the first time in years.

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ryzen is nice show for amd vs piorir shows but still meh to me. kaby will be my next as gamer and video editor. good mix of both without much trade off between the two (tho ryzen makes a good work station cpu it doesn’t make a good gaming cpu when cpu counts).

gpu wise i am thinking unless theres a budge in the overal price quote i’ll go a 1080 gtx. my 970 is already pretty op so many years later in teh latest games that unless something dramtatic happens i’m not feeling it.

and your right amd could finally start pushing intel to do something performance wise. would be interesting to see. luckly while i plan this build to last another 6 years i will have the funds from this to replace if necessary.

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Thanks to the recent TennoCon coverage I started playing Warframe and I’m quite enjoying it although I can only play it in small doses :)
But mostly I’ll be playing a lot of Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer. It’s been getting almost weekly updates since release and it keeps getting better and better and more fun to play even after a few months with balancing, performance fixes, new maps and characters.
And besides those I’ll be watching some Wimbledon tennis matches.

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