WRUP: Names I have used for MMO zones other than their proper names edition
Boregrimmar. Dorkshore. Strangle-me Vale. Dun Moron. Ironfudge. The Kvetchlands. Hillsbad Footfails. Poorgrimmar. Zangrymarsh. More Donuts. Fishguard. Palaran. Nar Shady. Lomsa Lemonsa. L.A. Nausea. Goopstaberg. Winderps. Valkurm Dooms. Fort Smellsba. Rolanberry the Headless Thompson Fields. Castle Ooze Troy. Snoregrimmar. Nar Shut Up.
Lizardtown. Camp Steaky-place. Tython, land of pythons. Ord Mantelpiece. Sith Seattle. Invincible Turtle River. The Lich King Summer Camp. The Boyz II Men Tree. Gay Planet. Shadowlord Fun Time Activity Zone. Kitty Jungle. Pirate Jungle. Crackton. The Alliance Lives in a Closet. Stormwind Red Light District. Cat Gas Park. Earth Space Duck. “Oops I Crapped My Pants” City.
And those are just the ones where my wife and I didn’t just add obscenities to the name for no reason, or referring to a zone in one game with the name of a zone from a completely different game. Let us know what you’re playing in the comments, this is What Are You Playing. Theoretically.
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, it’s gonna be one of those weekends! Pokemon Go is happening as usual since one of our families with kids is looking for Entei, but I also have a console party going on, which means Smash Bros, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart, and hopefully more Ultimate Chicken Horse. I’ve got a bunch of non-gaming stuff on Sunday too, but I’m hoping to sneak in some time with Overwatch on PC or PS4 now (don’t ask) since Cultist Zenyatta and Dragon Symmetra are some of the best skins I’ve seen for the game.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2 of course! I’m starting to get a tiny bit frustrated with the zones because so far it’s seemed always necessary to leave before they’re done and come back later with a better mount. I’m not even a completionist, but it’s annoying me. On the other hand, everything we’ve seen has topped the last for jawdropping prettiness, and I’m much more pleased with the rate of mastery point allocation.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Did you know that Final Fantasy XIV had a big patch recently? Because I sure did, and between various family outings that’s going to get the lion’s share of my time. I’ll also be wrapping up my GW2 adventures for Choose My Adventure, since I won’t have much time when I take my anniversary trip next weekend.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): If I get my gaming machine back from the shop, I have a lot to do to catch up after a week away from MMOs. Probably a little of everything, including going back to the Haunted Burrow in Lord of the Rings Online, running a mission or two in Star Trek Online, finishing up Transylvania in Secret World Legends, and maybe even heading back to World of Warcraft for some seasonal fun. I also have Divinity: Original Sin 2 begging me to play it — and I haven’t yet had time to give it proper attention.
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): With the exception of streams, I haven’t played pretty much anything for almost two weeks, which sucks! So this weekend I am planning on some time in ARK: Survival Evolved on the Ragnarok server as well as some Secret World Legends. If I can squeeze any EverQuest II Nights of the Dead in I will, but that maybe be pushing it. I’ve overestimated how much gaming I could manage now for months, so if I get into these two games I call it a win! If I get into more, I call that a miracle.
Pierre, patron: After a very busy week at work, I’m dying to get some free time on Sunday (still some work to finish on Saturday) to continue my adventures in Destiny 2. It seems like a lot of players are over it now, and the others are waiting for the PC version of the game, which is coming soon (on October 24). As far as I’m concerned, I’m still enjoying the game. But the fact I’m playing it casually leaves a lot of content unexplored yet; that may be the reason why I’m still into it. I finished the solo campaign recently and loved it. I was really impressed by the fast action-loaded rhythm and epic-ness of the final missions, it was a real treat. I hope you have a great weekend fellow MOP readers. Don’t forget how lucky we are these days, in terms of deeply enjoyable gaming experiences, and leave the negative and hateful thoughts aside; just have fun gaming. That will be my wise advice for this weekend. Cheers!