WRUP: Pacing issues edition

The series is 52 episodes long, and it promises to be the world-shattering story of giant robots fueled by ghosts. The first nine episodes deal solely with the protagonist going through his daily routine and occasionally seeing ghosts. The next five episodes are about setting up the project to build ghost-powered robots. In the 15th episode, an enormous ghost lays waste to the protagonist’s home town and kills every single character that had been built up through now, making the previous episodes a complete waste of time.

Eight episodes are then spent hiding in the woods from the enormous ghost, followed by seven episodes journeying to a place where the ghost-powered robots had been assembled while meeting up with a handful of other characters. For no adequately explained reason, episodes 31-38 then feature a completely irrelevant deviation to a town holding a Japanese festival with the main character’s uncle. No one mentions those events at all as the cast spends another four episodes getting to the robot facility.

Once the team gets to the robot facility, four more episodes are spent arguing over who gets to pilot the biggest robot. The next episode is all about trying to power up the robot for its first launch. Episodes 47-52 finally involve using the ghost robots to fight evil ghosts while also discussing 10,000 years of history and cramming in so much exposition and lore that one episode features eight separate fight scenes with history narration in the background. The last episode ends on a cliffhanger. Let us know what you’re up to in What Are You Playing!

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): I’m at IndieCade this weekend. I’ve already done OneShot, Virtual Virtual Reality, and others by the time you’ve read this. Oh, and Pokemon Go will happen a bit since it’s Los Angeles and the raids can be zerged but OH-EM-GEE, I feel like my hometown’s like a nice small RP community in PoGo and LA’s like the server everyone plays on: You can find groups faster, but it doesn’t feel like people are building communities, just grinding content. Between the mass PoGo zergs and intimate IndieCade venue, it’ll be an interesting social gaming weekend.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m a broken record, but I’ll be in Guild Wars 2 again. I’m also in the middle of trying to decide whether to get a Pixel 2 to replace my very old but deeply loved LG G2, whose battery replacements are no longer enough to revivify it. Somebody talk me into or out of it! I need a new phone!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): The pre-patch prep in Final Fantasy XIV is real, but it’s also largely finished, so I might actually spend some time in GW2 just playing an alt for no real reason whatsoever. Yes, I’m allowed to do that for Choose My Adventure games, it just rarely comes up.

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Jack Kerras

I love that the screenshot for ‘pacing problems’ is Perpetuum.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Just more MEA, SWL. Started Stranger Things mobile game :). Trying SWBII beta!

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Nater

Not much happening this weekend. Been quite a depressing week to be honest. In other news Happy early Thanksgiving to you Canadians out there! Why can’t you just have it in November like the rest of us? :D

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Utakata

This week: Yeah I’m freeeee, free fallin’…

Also this week, somewhere stuck playing WoW between the “Calm before the storm,” and “You’ll find out,” that I am wanting to play Blade & Soul again.

…kinda been a depressing week. /sigh

Also reading: Birdy the Mighty II (Tetsuwan Birdy II)…which reminds me of TERA. That is, I am embarrassed that I am finding it addicting. o.O

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

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Utakata

Edit/PS: Oh right…RIP Tom Petty. /bows

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Plugging away at Destiny 2. Sometimes fighting highly intelligent robots.

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thirtymil

I think I’ve hit burnout. Can’t get any joy out of ESO at the moment, Elite Dangerous I can do for about an hour before I lose interest. Still hitting the skinner box lever in Warcraft but really, if there was something more appealing I’d jump ship in an instant.

Sadly can’t find that something though… went back to Divinity Original Sin to see if that would work but can never get into the isometric camera angle – that reminds me, must comment on that Massively article about the same!

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Nater

I’m the exact same with Divinity man! I just can’t do it! I hate it. And it burns all the more because I know the game is fantastic!

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I’m playing Overwatch, a little Paladins, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Titanfall 2 co-op, and I’ll probably finally get around to playing The Park.

D:OS2 is really quite fantastic, though combat is extremely difficult. I love when I finally succeed at a fight, but it sometimes takes me 6-7 reloads.

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FYI, right after I wrote this I played The Park. Finished it in about an hour and a half. It was great right up until the very end. I feel like they fell down with the ending. But it was worth the $4 to “play” it. (It’s not really a game; more an interactive movie).

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Sorenthaz

Watching LoL Worlds, super hyped for the hour-long episode of Dragon Ball Super later tonight, and probably screwing up my sleep schedule heavily in the process of watching Worlds.

Games-wise, Dying Light Enhanced Edition is something I picked up for a friend and myself while it was 60% off and we’ve been having a blast with it the last two days. Probably will also be dipping back into Fornite because she wants to give it a look again, might do more Conan Exiles, but otherwise in my solo time it’ll probably be starting on the Youkai Watch stuff in FFXIV, playing some ranked in LoL to see if I can push beyond Gold V (wewt), and today marks the start of special stuff for something so I’ll be dipping back into those larcenous waters.

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It’s a three-day weekend here in the US (Columbus Day), and I’ll be at another fall festival, this one a pumpkin festival with my wife and daughter. I’m pumped for the announcement of Mists of Ravenloft for DDO, and the arrival of large chunks of the expansion on the test server. I need to resist the urge to jump in now and spoil the surprise later. Besides, I need to get my drow favored soul up to level for it.
I may jump into TESO on the Xbone later this weekend if I’m feeling it (I suspect I’ll need to kick off the gargantuan update it needs several hours in advance though). I’m looking forward to playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch someday, when my son finishes his several-hundred-hour playthrough. That and OD’ing on old Hallowe’en movies probably sums up the rest of my month, lol. Have a great weekend everyone!

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nobleeinherjar

I finished making a Follower and Nemesis to carry over into Shadow of War, so it’s back to Alien: Isolation. And when I’m ready for a break from the stress that game gives me, I’ll finally be finishing Undertale and Life Is Strange.

I also plan on trying out the Battlefront 2 beta to see how my PC can handle it. I could play the first one just fine, but I don’t like to take anything for granted.

I’m also going to cheat and say that earlier I played the Octopath Traveler demo for the Switch. I got some serious SaGa vibes from it and it’s now one of my most-anticipated games of 2018.

Still nothing in the realm of MMOs, though. I’ve updated LOTRO, ESO, and BDO, but haven’t actually played any of them. And FFXIV is still beckoning me to return. I’m sure one day soon I’ll make a decision. But I was saying the same thing a couple months ago, too, so ..

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Have my Mesmer and Thief up to ~lvl 60 in Guild Wars 2, so still no where near all the Elite customisations and any real explorations of expansion (both of them) content…although I did boost a Ranger to lvl 80 to get the gliding and mount masteries.

Jumped into the Star Wars Battlefront II open beta, and have been continually fragged into submission by those who had the pre-order head start (or are just plainly much better). I just don’t think these sorts of FPS games lend themselves in any way to casual play…at all! However, I am doing much better in the space combat portion, due I’m certain to my extensive play in War Thunder. Love me some TIE fighter shrieking and pew-pew!

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Michael18

I’m playing the jolly game of “You must gather your party before venturing forth”.

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Major Glitch

Playing Warframe non-stop. I have never been so hooked on a game before. Still progressing through the missions. Just got my hands on the blueprints for Loki Prime. Still getting ready for the PoE update. This game is ruining my life!

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Maggie May

Playing the seasonal event “Canadian Thanksgiving” all weekend with a little Blade Runner thrown in for good measure so I may not be getting to actual gaming …. Things have been a little meh on that front for a while.

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now that i canceled my trip outwest for thxgiving with my sister my thxgiving is canceled in general as my mom took an extra shift on monday. maybe she’ll cook up some roast chicken and all the fixings at some point this week tho.

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Maggie May

Love my family but by the end I’ll be happy to have some gaming time, killing zombies or undead. At least I won’t be cooking the Turkey this year, with a couple of Vegetarians and a really restrictive diet on my part cooking is not as fun as it once was.

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i prefer chicken at xmas and thxgiving over turkey. don’t really care for the taste of turkey unless it’s sandwhich meat lol.

usually go see my aunt and uncle on my dad’s side for our twice a year durign the holidays get together. but i already told my aunt we won’t be coming this year. maybe i’ll message and tell her my plans changed so might be available if they want to do something.

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I reinstalled STO because Justin talked so fondly of going back in this week’s podcast. Logged in and yep, there I was, right where I left me well over a year ago, sitting in space in a mission aptly named “Stranded in Space.” I’m supposed to get to S.S. Azure but how I do that is anyone’s guess. Sigh, yeah…I don’t want to be a captain….I just want to go on adventures. At least I managed to get myself back to Starfleet and logged out on the ground instead of in space this time! Maybe I’ll fire up SWTOR…. Just finished two sets of 10K achievements in TSW so I need a little break before I start farming ak’ab and mummies.

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Back into Star Trek Online as a palate cleanser after the first two episodes of Discovery. To be fair the third episode is a lot better than the first two, but those Klingons….

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Sray

I haven’t watched Discovery yet, but I actually have been enjoying The Orville. It’s not great yet, but it’s a decent homage to The Next Generation. There’s a lot of places they put in jokes that are just out of place, but overall it’s a good “what if the characters on Star Trek TNG were really people instead of perfect archetypes” take on STTNG. I know the reviews have really negative, but actual viewer reaction has been a lot more positive. I say give it a shot; you’ll know pretty quickly if it’s your cup of tea or not.

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i couldn’t get into orville. all the jokes were really awkward to me in teh first episode. i heard it gets better and my friends like it tho.

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Sray

Yeah, there’s still this impulse to just hammer in jokes instead of letting the humor come out of natural character reactions. I suspect as the series matures we’ll see less of that.

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the klingons are both very true to the established lore and at the same time a complete insult to teh continuity and established lore. it’s very frustrating on that point. and that’s the primary point ofcritique i have about the show. i can deal with the too advanced looking tech because ultimately it’s hard to sell a show that emulates 1960s set dressing and sfx.

but disregarding that klingons never looked like this facial make up wise, and should be human appearance face wise as well in this period of the lore, is really frustrating. even if the culture and language is spot on, if spoken in an odd way.

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Jonny Sage

Wrapping up my time in GW2. I think Ive just about hit my grind limit and playing is getting less fun. Back to Steam to see whats new!

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I’m pretty sure Eliot is just describing LOST.

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deekay_plus

i remember feeling left out at work cuz all my coworkers were watching and talking about LOST every week and here i was watching BSG religiously and none of them watched it. lol.

then my bro stopped watching and i had no one to talk about it at all QQ

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BSG was superior, nothing LOST…

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lol

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Sray

I watched both LOST and BSG religiously. Let me just say there was a couple series that really bit the big one on their finales.

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deekay_plus

i actually liked hte final season and finale of BSG but i guess i can see why it put people off.

it made me cry when adama took rosilynn to die in the field tho and when starbuck dissapeared having served her purpose. :(

chuck on the other hand was great until that final half season that i wish just didn’t happen at all it was so bad. i couldn’t finish it was so cringey.

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People are too tough on final seasons. Of course things change, it is the end!

So say we all!

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Sray

Chuck lost me mid-way through season three: they just started adding in way too much backstory with Chuck’s family and the tesseract. It wrecked it for me: it went from a loser essentially winning a strange lottery where the prize is getting to become James Bond, to being yet another a ridiculous chosen one story.

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i thought it was great until his buddy got the special power thing and then he turned into a massive asshole suddenly.

idk if the chosen one angle plot would work well for me today, but certainly did well enough so many years ago now. lol.

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CapnLan

Final Warframe Plains of Eidolon prep. It’s coming this week so I’m going to finish up the last few things I need. I managed to get the stupid Nami Skyla blade I’ve been missing for the last two weeks. The weapon is a beast of a status weapon so I feel like it’s going to be my main melee weapon for quite some time. Managed to get the Drifting Contact mod for it too so I’m all set in the melee department. Had a super lucky relic run and grabbed a Vectis Prime blueprint. That thing is vaulted and the BP was the last piece I needed so hell yeah I now have my sniper rifle for the Plains. All I need now is to level it up and I’m completely done weapon wise. I do need to get the Vauban Prime BP but eh, it’s not a priority anymore.

Will continue with my new Fallout 4 save. Engineer/robotics expert is coming along nicely. Commanding an army of murder bots is more enjoyable than I thought it would be. If anything slips past my army I have a nice combat knife and a Colt 45 to take care of business. Good stuff.

Deleted all of my Witcher 3 saves as I wasn’t happy with how it was going and restarted all the way back in Witcher 2. Going to take Iorveth’s path instead of Roche’s as I feel like I missed a bunch of stuff by not taking that path.

On the RL front I need to put down the games for a bit and get back to my workout routine. I’ve been super lazy and haven’t done any for a few weeks now. The good news is that I didn’t gain any weight back. The bad news is that obviously I didn’t lose any and now feel weaker. Ugh. Time to do some RL grinding and level up again.

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Sray

I’ve been playing the hell out of Hob all week, and just finished it off yesterday morning. It’s a great little platform/puzzle game with just little bit of RPG elements in there. It’s not perfect, and there’s still a few bugs that can make things difficult mid-way through the game (your objective marker just disappears, and then you have to figure out what to do in a game with no dialogue), but it’s a great little game at the price, and really beautiful to boot.

With Hob finished off, I think I might jump back into Persona 5 full on, or I might just give Torchlight II a go, since i really enjoyed Hob, they’re made by the same team, and I have free access to Torchlight II through my Origin Access membership.

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This last week, I’ve been rather down about the fact that I had bought a new Switch and the only game I had for it was one I didn’t not like at all ( Zelda Breath of the Wild; I know I’m one of 9 or 10 people on the planet who doesn’t like it, but I think it sucks). Yesterday, I went to bring the cartridge in for a trade in, despite not wanting to spend more money on games right now, because the trade in value isn’t going to improve with Christmas coming.

I expected 50% trade in value on the game I had bought at full price ($80 CDN) not two weeks ago: I was told that I’d get about 35% ($28 CDN). I sighed, said okay, and unenthusiastically asked for Mario Kart 8. Meg, the clerk at the game store, noticed my less than jubilant mood, looked at my purchase record, and remarked that the game was practically brand new. I told her how I disliked the game. She noticed I’d purchased the copy protection plan for the game (I buy them as basically tip for helpful clerks since they get a bit of commission), leaned in close to me so the one other dude in the place on the other side of the store wouldn’t hear, and said “don’t tell anyone, but since you’ve got the protection plan, I’ll return Zelda as defective and do a straight exchange: it won’t cost you anything.” I practically started crying in joy right there, and you’re damn right I bought another copy protection plan as the very least I could do.

Thank you Meg at the game store for just being an awesome human being; and also for taking something that started as a gut punch, and turning it into the best thing that’s happened to me all week.

(Mario Kart 8 is awesome, btw; no regrets there at all)

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Jack Pipsam

Shame you were disappointed with Zelda, why didn’t you enjoy it? I know for some it moves a bit too far away from the classic formula for some to enjoy. Oh and the weapon breaking system is just annoying.

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what i’ve heard of the weapon breaking system made the decision not to buy a switch for the game for me really.

hearing about people hording all their best drops and never using them becuase they will break is really not my cup of tea.

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Sray

I was prepared for the weapon breaking thing, and while it’s gigantic pain in the ass, that wasn’t really a thing that I factored directly into my like/dislike of the game since I knew beforehand what to expect; but I will say that as found myself not enjoying the game, the weapon durability thing contributed further to making me want to play less and less.

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Sray

I discussed it in a bit of detail on last week’s WRUP, but the quick points are I find the control layout unintuitive, and it can’t be remapped; I find Link to be really weak, and I play games for a feeling of empowerment; and the lack of formal tutorial has swung way too far from being apparently overly hand-holdy in previous games (never played a Zelda game before, so I don’t know) to basically just assuming the player already knows everything somehow.

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nobleeinherjar

Speaking of, thank you for taking time last week to answer my question about Breath of the Wild. I meant to say thank you and I never did. So .. =) yeah, thank you.

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I’ll be sure to go back and read from previous week then.
But the key criticism of the Zelda series up to now has been that they’ve been really hand-holdy, far too linear and super easy to play. BotW attempted to swap all these around.

But the controls I can totally agree at times feel strange, I am playing on Wii U, but say throwing an item such as a bomb, then detonating at times I can get all muddled up if I wanna’ swap between doing different things.

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i assume you are shopping at gamestop? that’s untypically nice of that clerk. my experience with gamestop clerks over the last 20 years has been increasingly bad. tho a few good ones do stand out in my memory.

but needless to say between the reduction in non blizz pc game shelf space and the clerk’s lack of awareness or thoughtful commentary on my conversations as i’ve browsed their wares over the years has made me anathemic to doing business with them and somewhat hopeful they go out of business due to digital age and amazon. lol.

and that’s even before you get into their naggy upselling bullshit.

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I’m specifically not naming the store because of the whole “don’t say anything part”, and not wanting anything bad to happen to said clerk, regardless of how unlikely it is that would happen from posting my story here. There’s a small local chain that operates in my area, that and works a lot like Gamestop, but it is more popular with gamers around here due to less corporate BS; so it also might have been that chain, or Gamestop… who knows. (well, obviously I do, but I’m not saying)

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small local chain in canada that isn’t gamestop/ebgames? :S

i want to say i don’t believe you :D but i have no reason to doubt you other than it seems unbelievable a new chain could emerge after gamestop ate everyone up 20 years ago. >>

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It’s a very local chain, only operates about 6 shops in my city, but they do pretty much all the things that Gamestop does. I believe they actually pre-date Gamestop in Canada, as I’ve been going there since the original Nintendo Entertainment System days (damn… that’s almost 30 years now).

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are you talking about ebgames maybe? because they were teh big chain in canada before gamestop but gamestop ate them up in the late 90s/early aughts but just kept the brand (and alot of the locations as well. some malls have both a game stop and an ebgames for example. lol).

idk maybe your city has a chain that’s unique to it that no one outside of your city knows about that some how survived gamestop monopoliizing brick and mortar game sales 20 yearsago? :D

idk just odd :D

anyways it was cool of the clerk to do that for you. back at wow tbc mid night launch back before blizz did prelaunch sales and we still had ot have the discs to install wow, me and my bro went to the midnight opening of our gamestop for it but i went with the intention to get nwn2 and not tbc. one of the clerks who i chatted with about mmo’s when i bought l2 time cards let me in even tho i said i was there to buy nwn2. i did end up buying tbc that night tho instead of a week later like i had planned LOL. the clerks inside the store look at me like i was a mad man.

as the years went on from that point they had less and less pc game stock tho, and often trips to gamestop/ebgames to buy new games ended up fruitless for us as they just didn’t have any stock of them, and if they did have stock of new mmo’s they didn’t have time cards. often had better luck at walmart for example or future shop which when voicing our intent to check those stores the clerks would smirk and cockyily quip that we’d have no luck with them either. even tho generally we did have luck with the other chains.

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No, it’s a small local chain, not EB Games (I just call EB Gamestop anyway). About 6 shops in my city, maybe another one or two in the neighboring cities; locally owned and operated. They started out as a Mom’n’Pop video rental place in the 1980s with a few games, and then turned into the destination for game sales and rentals in my city.

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that’s crazy. i’ve always known it as a fact that gamestop left no stone unturned in their monopolization of the market.

good on them. and good on you for doign business with them.

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Much like Gamestop, their days are clearly numbered too: they’ve survived by being about the only place around that still rents console games, but even that is a shrinking market; and I don’t really expect them to be around five years from now. I do business with them when I want to buy physical media (I seldom buy physical media, but I’ll stick to physical for the Switch because of the low storage space), but I also use EB if they don’t have what I want.

The only reason I’m being coy is because naming the chain gives away either the location of the local chain store, or the EB location I was likely at. I just don’t want anyone getting into trouble for being awesome to me.

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yeah i get ya. i just couldn’t believe there’s a chain not eaten up by gamestop is all lol

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Can’t talk…World of Warcraft…traditional first selfie…have nice weekend bye…

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Erm, don’t want to worry you, but that, ah, planet behind you… no, never mind. You just go kill some boars – I’m sure it’ll all be fine…

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Hirku

Haha, I tried the starter edition years ago and this time when I first swung the camera around I let out a “Holy Shit!”

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Utakata

Please post this in the next One Shots. I know…but it deserves to get posted twice. Even thrice if it gets /featured in the said following week’s column. Thank you. <3

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild took up most of my game time for Wii U. Got back into the game after a few months hiatus.

I finally got around to trying out Guild Wars 2 after being pushed into by a friend, but it was a mess getting into it as the account system was just annoying to work with as I had a previous GW1 account, had to go through loopholes with customer support just to make an account. Basically it’s all as jank as I remember the first one being in terms of just general-ness.
Played the game for a few hours now, not really into it, it’s slick, looks pretty and has pretty low lag. But I don’t have much motivation to keep playing, it just feels dull. My non-MMO playing friend who made me play it (who is only playing it because a girl he fancies is playing it) has himself described it as “a shit version of WoW”, they’re not really alike though.
What I do like about GW2 is the more casual walk into a quest thing, lots of Warhammer Online like public quests, that is pretty neat.
Story and cut-scenes feel right out a PS2 anime game though, I don’t see myself playing it for long. Although could be like a side distraction from time to time, along with Planetside 2.

But I did want to like it and I suppose I will keep trying. It is talked about so much on this site, like every episode of the podcast and so forth. It’s huge and a big deal, I wish could enjoy it as much as many do. I kinda feel like I am missing out by not getting into it.

Outside of that, still looking for a job, doing chores around the house (took down a rusty old trampoline) and watching the MLP Movie reviews with curiosity, film won’t be out here until November. Oh and attempting to turn my Groove Music Pass (which I can no longer redeem) into Microsoft Store Credit, so I can buy Cuphead with it.

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i haven’t watched this one yet but jenny is a massive MLP fan but also super critical of all the movies of things she likes she watches. savage levels of burn quality even, but even when she is ripping a movie i loved to shreds with her savagery i can’t help but feel she tends to be pretty on point with her critiques of them even when i disagree or don’t want to accept it. lol

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IGN gave it a 3.5 out of 10 (lower than they gave The Emoji Movie), however even there reading the review it seemed like the writer himself is a fan of the show (or at least was). Referencing in the review how the film has failed to adapt the show in a meaningful or logical way.

The Double Toasted review of it was hilarious, talking about “Pony Privilege” with how tone-death the characters seem to be suddenly to the world around them.

Then again, I won’t know until I watch it myself. I did enjoy the Warcraft movie after all and the Rotten Tomato score for that is way lower than MLP currently. It seems the critical score for MLP is all over the place, people either enjoy it, are confused by it or think meh. A common complaint I have heard so far is that there’s too many characters, the film assumes that you’ve watched the show and understand the rules of the universe along with moving along at a fast rate. People don’t seem to like the songs much which is interesting as that tends to be a high-light.
My only thought is the ship has mostly sailed surely, but who knows as they might be more interested in selling Private Pony toys than actual box-office results.

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idk she’s the only pony fan i know that’s actively talking about MLP these days and like i said i haven’t seen the movie yet lol

i remember the trailer looked kind of fun tho lol

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I feel like it’ll be fun if I shut off my brain a bit like I did when I saw Kingsman today. Kingsman has a worse critical reception so far and I enjoyed that for what it was (although I can fully understand the complaints).
Should be alright.

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i gneerally form my own opinions from movies seperate from the masses and critics. sometimes my opinions overlap with theirs. like bvs to a degree. but even with bvs i had fun watching it.

and like wonderwoman is highly over rated but it being the first decent solo female hero movie (but not the first good portrayal of female comic book characters – that goes to xmen by a long margin followed by MCU, if not catwoman in batman returns even way back further), but it’s still a fun movie that was quite enjoyable so i don’t give it too much flack for being overrated lol.

i think JLA is gonna be a clusterfuck again to but i think it’ll be fun anyway. lol.

and i’m hoping that it’s really not true that olivia munn is involved in the next main xmen movie(s) because she was so bad and overpromoted in teh last one lol

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Yeah I think I am just easy to please with films a lot of the time as well, I don’t tend to think too deeply about them (which is ironic as I recently finished a Bachelor of Film and seeking a job in the industry).
But say I don’t get ‘angry’ about films a lot either if I don’t like them. If I was able to enjoy Warcraft, I should be able to enjoy a lot of things as I can take them on various values.

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me and some friends love watchign movies that are bad to have fun with the badness of them so that kind of paints what kind of a movie goer i am.

the only movies that really piss me off at all are the jj trek movies, for various reasons mainly that it’s quite evident that jj abarams has a distinct disrepect for star trek and was just using them as a vehicle to get on star wars (he’s said as much outright thinking he’s being funny). which beyond is the best of the three but jj savaged the franchise so bad with cumberkhan that audiences didn’t watch it in theatres (but generally it got wide audience approval once they saw it at home).

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Bryan

LOTRO all weekend long!:) Working on getting my third character to level 50, then on to the next one then start going into Moira! (Alt-itis is real)….

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Pretty much going to split my time between GW2 Path of Fire and Divinity Original Sin 2.

OK GW2, well let me get this off my chest first: 250 GOLD, ARE YOU BLEEPING KIDDING ME, its nice and all but I am not paying 250 bleeping gold for it. The fact I have never had 250 gold at any one time has nothing to do with it ANET CAN KISS MY BLEEPETY BLEEP BLEEP BLOOP!

(ah um …. sorry about that and thank for indulging me I feel better already)

Where was I … oh yeah GW2 I have put my necromancer through the Path of Fire story line and I think I made a mistake doing so because I had not yet finished the Living World Season 3 stuff so I must admit to not getting some of the story references. That said I did for the most part enjoy the new zones and using the mounts I have access to. A few of the boss battles in the story I found exhausting rather than fun but when taken as a whole I had more fun than not with the expansion story.

I am going to use my necromancer to get the map completion and mastery points on the new maps but I think I am going to run an alt through LW stuff I didn’t do and then have another crack at the PoF story so I can enjoy the full flavour. At the moment I am thinking of boosting my mesmer (with the boost from PoF) and using her but I am not sure if I might be better with a thief or elementalist (any thoughts / advice from anyone more informed on those classes than me would be most welcome and appreciated.)

DOS 2 had a fairly substantial patch drop for it yesterday with lots of tweaks, bug fixes and so on. I have to make sure that didn’t bugger up any of my party skills and then onwards with more of Act 3 story or more likely wondering around lost picking up everything that isn’t nailed down.

Well that is me so I hope you all have a safe and fun gaming weekend o/

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I’m playing Rift again this weekend. I finished the Nightmare Tide zones this past week with my Rogue and have just barely started the first Prophecy of Ankh zone. The zone is really pretty but I’m not sure if my Saboteur/Ranger hybrid build will work which is a real bummer because I like the play style. It’s basically throwing explosives at the enemies while my pet tanks them. Which now that I think about it is a bad idea if you are the pet.

I also dusted off my level 40 Mage in preparation for the new Mystic Archer soul, respecced him to a Necromancer, and then leveled up to 48 via Intrepid Adventures. Now that I’m able to start Storm Legion content with that character, I’m going to check out Dusken this time. This was my very first character in Rift and it’s been fun to play as a Mage again. And playing as a Necromancer has been a new experience and so far I love it. As someone who likes pet classes, I just like how many options this game has for that play style.

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today’s blurb reminds me of macross frontier so badly. it really needed to be 2 seasons imo. the first half of the show is really good, but the second half is rushed both in narrative and plot and in terms of the animation quality going down hill, which i later learned is common becuase of how the japanese animation industry works.

i canceled my trip out west due to a sudden peak in anxiety this week and didn’t think i’d be able to deal with teh plane trip or the car ride to the airport well at all. i dotted my i’s tho and got credit with teh airline for my tickets so i’ll be putting that towards getting out there before too long.

besides that flumox my gaming this week has been largely pubg action tho in casual terms as we’ve been having bad luck with landing spots and getting killed rather quickly. which is why we’ve divered in hearthstone as a diversion which i actually played some even if just the tutorial only to be able to watch my friends play in client since they are increasinly lazy about streaming it (which i do like ot watch them play and comment on what they are doing especially when they are getting rekt :D).

i’m also hotly anticipating sc 3.0 coming to public PTU soon finally ffs tbh fam get lit as my recent whaling status upgrade gives me a guaranteed first round invite to that.

this week’s video share is me sucking at aiming in pubg. tho possibly the second scene here is because of the combination of an 8x scope with a rifle that might not be that great at that range. which my understanding is a big part of the balance gun meta of the game.

i can’t really explain away the first scene quite so well but it was definitely not a good idea to rush out in to the open to finish him off or again when his buddy was trying to revive him LOL

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also i think we’re done with fallen ghosts dlc for wildlands. can’t get the boys to play it with me instead of hs or pubg. ahh well. at least they got their money’s worth from it i guess even if i didn’t get enough of it to justify the cost imo.

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i guess i’ll share the video where we comically have the worst luck in picking landing areas over and over again.

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Sray

At least you were able to see who killed you most of the time lol. For me, I have zero idea where my deaths come from in 9 out of 10 matches.

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the guy who played before the rest of us got into it has super good situational awareness he’s imparted to us while showing us the ropes so we tend to get a good idea of where we’re getting shot from even when we can’t actually see the shooters lol.

sometimes we can’t be sure tho of the direction the incoming fire is coming from tho, and sometimes take cover in teh wrong direction lol.

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