WRUP: World of Warcraft: The We Just Want Eliot To Come Back Expansion edition

Well, here’s our World of Warcraft expansion leak. Apparently, it’s titled World Of Warcraft: The We Just Want Eliot To Come Back Expansion. I think they’re courting me. The expansion brings in all of the subraces I want, including Eredar, and it’s introducing Wardens as a hero class? Oh, and they’re apparently like a fusion between Shaman and Paladin. That’s nice. Also, we’re getting player housing, no new levels, and additional artifacts for each spec.

Plus, they’re adding dance studios and a better character creator. Oh, and better lady Worgen models. Level scaling through the world, all content scales down to duos, and totems are back! Also, something called “nightmare druids” and “mechanical warriors.” Sounds pretty good; I’m curious about the “customizable giant robots.” Anyhow, let us know what you’re playing down in the comments because this is What Are You Playing.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Probably some Pokemon Go, even during LA Comic Con. Overwatch may see some attention too because I keep getting the wrong legendary skins!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Easy! I’ve been tooling around in Trove, Ultima Online, and of course Guild Wars 2. The first with my kid, the second when I’m solo, and the last with the husband. I love my little lineup right now. But no offense, MMOs: If s’mores and hayrides beckon this weekend, y’all are gonna have to wait.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Lots to do in Final Fantasy XIV, so that’ll probably take up the majority of my time this weekend. I’ve got a hankering for some other projects, but with NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I should probably hold off on those until later.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I probably should be doing more Halloween stuff but I think I’ll be wading through Lord of the Rings Online’s Bloody Gore and leveling in World of Warcraft. Maybe a little Divinity 2? I’m a wild man.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I want to complete things in EverQuest II before Nights of the Dead ends. There are also more Jacks to do in Secret World Legends. I have more building I want to do in ARK: Ragnarok, and a few dinos I want to tame. I might slip into a couple more Halloween events if I can swing it, but I think this will cover my weekend pretty well.

Patron Pierre: Destiny 2 on PC. It’s a real pleasure to do the campaign once again. And the game is not a real MMO but there are so many MMO-ish features in it. I’m in a Clan (Destiny’s Guild) that’s very active and the social component of the game is so close to what you can look for in a MMO. I did some strikes with PUGs too and it’s been a real pleasure: great community in this game too. In 4K 60 fps, the game is also gorgeous: so more immersive than on PS4. TL;DR I’m having fun, a lot of fun :D. Enjoy your weekend MOP readers and let us know what you’re playing, I always like to read through your WRUP comments, they are very inspiring and it’s nice to have weekly news of the great MOP community too.

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Bannex

Looking forward to the next “why I hate WoW” article after the next expansion. Keep the creative juices flowing bud!

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nobleeinherjar

I’m a day late, but I spent my weekend grinding Yo-kai Medals on FFXIV to get all of the minions and the mount and playing AC: Origins.
Like I do with every open world game that allows for it, I spent most of my time with Origins doing my “Getting All The Fast Travel Points Before You’re Properly Leveled” challenge. And oh it was amazing fun. Not as amazing as it was in Breath of the Wild, but it gave me a good taste of places I can’t wait to properly explore. It’s rare that a game makes me just stop and examine things with fine detail or admire a view (something I’ve been actively trying to remember to do because it’s worth it), but I was constantly doing both of those things during my little journey. I even broke out Photo Mode a dozen times, which is also something I never do.

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mysecretid

This week was almost entirely World of Warcraft, believe it or not.

I really, really enjoy the personal garrison stuff introduced in Warlords of Draenor, and I transitioned to the beginning of the Legion content this week.

And I gotta say, I found storming the beaches of hell a pretty epic introduction to Legion, myself. :-)

As Hirku and others have said, I think WoW works best if you’re willing to take it as it is, and enjoy the fun bits while tolerating (or ignoring) the less-fun bits.

I realize and I respect that there are those for whom WoW is THE game from their childhoods, and they take that game very, very seriously, especially when it does something they don’t like …

… but I have to wonder if they’re only making things harder on themselves as players if they do this?

The constant thread of Dad humor and whimsy which runs through WoW, alongside the epic-adventure bits, makes me think that even the devs see the game more as loose, enthusiastic fun than Serious Business(tm) — but then, I’m a latecomer to it all — there are limits to what I could possibly know about the most successful MMORPG in the world.

I’m having fun; that I do know.

Take care of yourselves, please, folks. Like can be rough, so try to treat yourselves well. The world would be darker without you here.

Cheers,

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Armsbend

I’m in the same exact boat. I started the game for the first time around 45 days ago and there is so much to do I can’t even see the bad parts – and if I do I can skip it – because there is literally no way I am doing everything this late in the game.

Really good game if you are LTTP – and not being hit over the head with a cash shop is something I haven’t done in SO long.

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Utakata

This week: I found my thrill, on Pinkberry Hill! <3

Also: Not much WoW this weekend, as I am at my folks visiting…in area where they are known still ride horse and buggy. Thankfully the internet connection is not via carrier pigeon. So at least I can let my pigtail'd presence be known in a limited capacity. Albeit, on that is sparse. And at a time where readers have long gone to bed, before waking up to the viewings of the morning One Shots here. :(

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

PS: And yes, RIP Fats Domino. /bows

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Shannon Giblett

Having a bit of MMO burnout so playing a little South Park:The Fractured But Whole followed by a bit of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
But I do have SWTOR currently downloading, I think the freebies have me interested in finally hitting the level cap.

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mysecretid

For all my grumbling of late, Star Wars: The Old Republic IS a very fun game through most of its content (Makeb can drag a bit — a bit too much running about there, but it’s still a good tale).

Even the initial starting chapters of the Zakuul storyline are great fun — it just kind of … scatters to the wind …after that.

There are still some great moments, don’t get me wrong, but they come sort of haphazardly, and the plot lines go off in strange directions … or suddenly don’t go anywhere at all.

Coming in now, when you can push through any WTF? bits on to the following content may be ideal.

The reason I finally quit the game to “vote with my money” is that nothing of import has been happening with the storyline and the characters for quite a while now.

The devs tinker with class balance, and release group-oriented challenge content, while the much-touted “story-driven” aspect of this game rots on the vine.

Until you get to this current endgame; the “apparently, nobody’s driving the bus anymore” section, however, you should have a lot of fun.

Enjoy it. I certainly did! :-)

Cheers,

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Malcolm Swoboda

Hopefully in terms of storyline SWTOR rights most of it next year… or else I just see the game languishing, finally ‘dying’.

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mysecretid

Heya, Malcolm!

I agree that now is the time to watch closely. If SWTOR sorts itself, I will come back, but I’m staying out until they do improve the game to a certain point.

I know my subscription money doesn’t make a damn bit of difference to the financial colossus that is EA, but it’s the only (symbolic) power I have as a customer.

They don’t get paid until the game looks fun to me again.

Hope you and yours are well. Don’t eat too much candy this Hallowe’en! Hahaha :-)

Cheers,

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starbuck1771

Just try not to get Butt Hurt so you end up needing a break from South Park. :P

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butterpanda888

Neverwinter, Marvel Heroes, and Injustice 2 on Xbox.
Secret World Legends, Adventure Quest 3D, and maybe EQ2 on PC.
Game of Thrones Ascent, DC Legends, and the Stranger Things game on Mobile.

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Loopy

Destiny 2 and Overwatch are on my plate for now. I’ve also reinstalled Fallout 4 to complete my Sci-fi trifecta.

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mysecretid

I love it! Enjoy!

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starbuck1771

You hack my computer? or We must be on the same cycle. :P

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zoward

Alas, I’m blowing out most of my weekend renovating the kitchen cabinets – in sort, a repeat of last weekend. While waiting for paint to dry, I’ve been leveling my social alt in LotRO via the Haunted Burrow. Offline, I’ve been working my way through Ravenloft Strahd’s Possession. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Hallowe’en/All Saint’s Day/All Soul’s Day/Dia De Los Muertes/Cthulhu Rising Day or whatever else you deem fit to celebrate this week!

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Sorenthaz

Until I have enough room to set up my computer (just moved last Sunday), Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors are probably going to be what I continue to focus on. Might hop on my PS4 for Kingdom Hearts or Super Robot Wars shenanigans, but Nintendo games are currently more addicting right now.

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Cadaver

I finally upgraded my ancient 560Ti and replaced it with a 1070. I love how quietly this thing runs! Playing Conan Exiles at the moment and considering whether to pick up Die Young. I’m always wary of early access titles but the Steam reviews are Very Positive and this looks right up my street.