WRUP: Can talk, Path of Fire edition

Welcome to another installment of What Are You Playing and… oh, jeez. Where are all of you? See, this is what I was worried about. There’s no one here this weekend, you’re all off playing Guild Wars 2. Me, I’m stuck here just… talking to myself.

See, I already had my big expansion launch this year. That was the one I was looking forward to like the birth of a child. It’s not as if I’m not going to play Guild Wars 2 with the expansion, that’s already a plan, but now I’m totally free to talk and no one wants to listen. You’re all just playing with new elite specializations and I’m… left over here. Wishing and hoping, and so forth. And if I just show up to join in, then I’ll look like the tagalong.

Sigh. Well, those of you who are here can let me know about your weekend plans down in the comments, that’s something. Meanwhile, I will… well, probably jump into the expansion myself, but later. I have standards. No bandwagons for me.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Pokemon Go double dust, right after my first Mewtwo raid is happening. It’s timing is perfect (even if this first Mewtwo is too weak to blow any dust on). Also, some Marvel vs Capcom Infinite with friends. Not a lot, I’m guessing, since it’s a tournament and I’m old and rubbish at 2D fighters now, but I’ll enjoy upgrading from Mega Man and Morrigan to X and Morrigan! Oh, wait; maybe X and a Monster Hunter!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Alas, but Guild Wars 2 is rather inconveniently dropping an expansion on a weekend when I won’t be home much to enjoy it, thanks to plans made many months ago. But I hope to play a bit Friday and maybe I’ll get to peek in Sunday. Excite!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): In the “usual” category I’ve got my projects in Final Fantasy XIV, and in the “less than usual” category I’ve got GW2. That should keep me pretty well occupied through the weekend.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I have a lot of little projects on deck for this weekend, including finding a Dungeons & Dragons Online guild, working my way through Carpathian Fangs in Secret World Legends, and hopefully getting out of one of the worst Mordor zones in Lord of the Rings Online. I would love to buy and play Divinity: Original Sin 2, but there’s this thing called “money” that’s getting in the way.

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Nater

Worked a while yesterday as I really had nothing to do in my personal life and a load to do in my professional life. I downloaded and tried Riders of Icarus this past week. It could be a cool game if they could get their story telling down. As it stands, it’s a mess.

Also, and more importantly, I have been following a fan recreation of Pirates of the Caribbean Online ever since they went down. They’ve been in a closed beta state for a quite a while now, but went into open beta on the 19th. I just happened to check on it at the right time!

Apparently there was another group doing the same thing, much to my surprise, but I’ve been messing around in it once I found out it was open. I won’t lie. I’ve been having a really good time in that derpy little game. It’s definitely a throwback to the way games used to be made in the late 90’s early 2000’s and quite refreshing!

I was stuck in WoW and Guild Wars when Disney closed up shop on Pirates Online, but I’m glad dedicated fans brought it back! I think the game definitely deserves more credit than what it got!

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Anastasis Kontostergios

Cant talk, Path of Fire
and yes thats a Skritt on a pig trying to race with us.

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Nick Smith

Cloud pirates is shutting down so i had my money transferred to aurums in Revelation Online. My account was hacked. All money stolen. Got it back after ticket submitted. Bought 30 day sub. Wierd game bug ended sub after only a week. Game not that fun anyway. I think im done. So instead im back to trove. ESO. SMITE. Atlas reactor. And testing tale of toast.

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Jonny Sage

Cant talk, Path of Fire

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thirtymil

Was going to play ‘build flatpack furniture’ this weekend but someone rammed my car on Friday (whilst I was still in it and driving I should add) so instead I’m playing ‘whiplash injury’.

Luckily I have one chair in the house that’s perfect for neck and back support…and that’s my gaming chair! So Warcraft and a little bit of Fortnite, Wildlands and ESO.

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Estranged

Destiny 2 and having a blast. What a great game.

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Xijit

I am playing “reset all my apps and try to figure out what all data didn’t transfer right” after switching from Verizon to Sprint.

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zoward

My ten year old daughter and I have been sharing my phone, playing Pokemon Go after starting last weekend. We live in a small town with a compacted center in which all the buildings are along one street, so we drive into town, park the car, and work our way through four pokestops and a pokegym (which belongs to my daughter’s team – Mystic) all in a straight line across a half mile or so. We’re still kind of figuring the game out, but it’s been a ton of fun so far. I really need to read up on it though. Oh yeah, and I’ve hit my Fitbit stepcount every day this week – thanks PG!

On the PC, my MMO time has been in either Dungeons & Dragons Online or playing on my private WoW server, and I don’t see that changing (although I’m sorely tempted to drop a tenner on West of Loathing). Have a great weekend all!

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DeadlyAccurate

West of Loathing is definitely worth it.

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zoward

Yeah, getting it is a forgone conclusion at this point. Having time to dig into it … not so much at the moment.

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Vexia

How is Pokemon Go these days? I tried playing when it first came out, but there were a lot of glitches, and it drained my battery life in a hurry. I’d like to try combining my love of Pokemon with my not-so-much love of exercise again if things have improved.

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“Improved” is a hard word to use. At least for me, lately, it feels more social thanks to raids and the double dust event combined with better egg drops (imagine getting double xp and increased rare drops when a new raiding tier comes out in a game with a raid finder tool). My own mother’s shown some interest and once her knee’s healed, she may actually try it.

I still have a hard time giving Niantic money for the way I play at the moment (my level means nothing else coming up soon, and there’s no improved gameplay), but for the early levels and social experience, if you’re enjoying it, it may be worth it. Have What’s App ready in case you meet locals who want to team up in the long run.

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zoward

I haven’t gotten into it enough nor have I played it long enough to give you many firm comparisons, but my daughter and I played for two hours today, and my phone was still over 90% battery.

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Vexia

That’s a good sign on the battery life front!

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Malcolm Swoboda

Not a whole lot! Week passed very quickly with school. Demoing DOS1 (I want at least 1-2 playthroughs, maybe 1 or more co-op, before playing the sequel at all). Starting to venture into SWL’s Kaidan (Tokyo) docks, and completed Manhattan raid (story mode) – I’m going to start really following behind the general progression, but as long as I’m in a sort of purple set of gear by the end of the year, I’m okay with that, and I got my first purple (pistols) this week. A bit of Mario Rabbids. Bought The Park.

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the story of dos2 isn’t tied to dos1 fyi. and dos1 has alot of issues that despite people seeing the very real potential of their design, alot of folks didn’t get very far into the game due to the flaws.

dos2 is generally agreed to be better in absolutely every way.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Oh I know, I just tend to REALLY like playing series in order. At least as long as the series doesn’t start at, like, the 80s.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Divinity Original Sin 2