WRUP: Anyone could have caught fire edition
Last but not least, I want to close out this meeting by addressing the elephant in the room. Yes, I am your boss, and I am currently on fire. This is not negligence. I realize that this is having an impact on the team and our work environment, but I don’t want you all to let this impact your performance, and I definitely don’t want to hear about people going over my head to report this to corporate. Anyone could have caught fire in this situation. It happened to be me, and that’s a mark of leadership, not irresponsibility.
Yes, some people might say that no one else would have the office take part in Wear A Suit Of Matchsticks To Work day, and you might also point out that I was the one who decided that it would be a fun time for a corporate fire-starting lesson. But what’s done is done, and the important thing is to move on and – I must stress this again – not report me to corporate. Also, leave your plans in this week’s installment of What Are You Playing. Meeting adjourned. Please bring me some water.
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go is happening for sure, but I’m hoping I won’t be seeing any raid invites for Saturday since I’m going to another console party. Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Overcooked, and maybe Splatoon 2 will be on the menu.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2! I have enough guildies playing again that we’ve made a date – no easy feat across four timezones and four countries – to do some dungeons Sunday. Yes, dungeons! I’m so excited. It’s been a long time!
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ll be equally splitting my gaming time between Secret World Legends’ Shadowy Forest, Lord of the Rings Online’s Mordor, and Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Harbor. I do have a notion of checking out a new MMO for the whim of it. Perhaps Stash?
Pierre, patron: Destiny 2, Destiny 2, and some more Destiny 2. I’m addicted to this game. It’s very similar to Destiny and you could think it’s Destiny 1.5, but it has improved on so many points. Moreover, the story is interesting, the main bad guy is charismatic, the NPCs are funny and their dialogs and punchlines are amusingly written. Of course, Cayde-6 (voiced by Nathan Fillion) is exceptional, but all the new NPCs are funny and nicely voiced too. The fights feel very punchy, like they did in Destiny. The missions during the solo campaign are slightly more challenging than in Destiny and it’s a good thing. Besides the main story missions, Bungie introduced what they call adventures, some secondary missions just for the loot. These adventures are also scenario-ized and quite well-written for secondary missions. But I’m sorry, I have to leave you here; I’m so addicted that I have to go back at once. Enjoy your gaming weekend, MOP readers. Cheers!