WRUP: Great personalities of the American something-or-other no. 341 edition

William “Basketball” Cragen was born in 1784 following his mother’s prolonged and particularly unusual bout with pneumonia, which produced three children and at least one stirring anthem. Considered a “disease child” by his father, he was originally planned to be sold at market when he reached seven years of age, as this was the style in Virginia at the time. However, he evaded this sale by hiding under a passing wagon and refusing to come out even when offered a bit of cheese. Thus, Virginia quickly elected him as the governor-in-exile of Cuba (which it was assumed would be a state any time now).

As governor-in-exile, “Basketball” chiefly ruled on whether or not his father was a “stupid Manne of Poore Judge-ment and odious Sockkes,” which his advisors agreed was a wise course of action due to the continued failure of Cuba to recognize this young man as their proper governor. After three decades in office, he decided to start the first Cuban Alligator Punching Farm, which opened and closed on August 14th, 1821 (this was chosen due to August legally ending the year in Cuba based on a binding resolution he had passed in a dream two years prior). Following his death, he was buried in the stomachs of several alligators. If you’d like to nominate another personality of the American something-or-other, leave a comment to that effect in What Are You Playing.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Pokemon Go as usual, but probably also a bit of of Fire Emblem Heroes because I’m loving the new changes. Overwatch will probably get attention, and I may pop into Final Fantasy XIV to putz around on an acquaintance’s server with my free trial account, even though my original plan was to give The Elder Scrolls Online another shot.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I doubt I will get to play anything because this weekend is awards weekend, y’all! We’re making the final call on this year’s big winners and losers! But I may sneak in some Guild Wars 2 anyway. I also did some digital gardening and treasure hunting in Ultima Online this week, so maybe I’ll dip in there too. Good ol’ UO!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Eh, sulking, who cares. Probably some World of Warcraft and FFXIV when that wears thin. Or some of the single-player stuff I picked up in the last Steam sale.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve been neglecting Lord of the Rings Online as of late, mostly because I’m running out of new content, but I should give it some attention. Hearthstone’s new expansion beckons, as does Dungeons & Dragons Online’s. Busy December!

Pierre, patron: Destiny 2 for a change. Who am I kidding? I’ve been playing this game assiduously for months now. But I still find pleasure in it. And the Curse of Osiris DLC is here with new activities and environments. So, lots of Destiny 2 on my schedule this weekend. I also decided to play the remaster of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on my PS4. I missed Final Fantasy  and FFXII is a nice one, with a very “Star Wars-y” feel to its story. An appropriate game to play these days, isn’t it? Enjoy your gaming weekend MOP readers. What are you playing by the way?

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I forgot there’s Monster Hunter Worlds this weekend! XD

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Zora

That’s just three very simple bosses though. Most of the amusement is to attempt them in multiplayer and get slaughtered by your own allies because friendly fire is actually a thing this season :P

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Friendly fire only knocks you down/up like past games, and it seems more forgiving. That being said, if you see a hammer user, stay away from the monster’s face more so than usual. We’re there to break it. Please focus on dps and tail cutting since we’re not as great at that

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Utakata

This week: Not sure what to talk about. My pigtails are a bit foggy on that subject.

Also this week: Finally getting my pink Force Master through the Cinderlands in LynStar. It the first time I ever really visited that zone, as I never really gotten a toon in that game past level 22. I am now at 39 I believe…

I wonder if this will be the MMO that will be the first I’ve max levelled something outside of WoW. It was almost TERA…but that game runs a bit thin on my focus after awhile. So I gave up on that. As it has the largest consecutive quest chains of just killing 10 rats imaginable. Blade & Soul is thankfully no where near like that. Which has kept my interest and my eye on that eventual goal…

…well, until they changed that level cap this last week. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be one of those games that I will always be perpetually levelling as the max level is constantly being moved forward. That would be my luck if it was. :(

Anyroads, spoke too much for one with foggy pigtails! Have a great week and weekend, folks! <3

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rafael12104

You are doing great. Yes, it will get better, questing wise, and the story gets really good. You are just getting your feet wet. :)

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Utakata

As long as the pigtails remain dry. Soggy ones tend to lose their appendage mechanics. :(

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nobleeinherjar

I was too busy last weekend to do much of anything. But this weekend I’m finally putting time into a few things.

First off is Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I’m loving it a lot, but I already feel pretty strongly that it’s not going to surpass the first game or X for me. I also need to return to Breath of the Wild now that the second round of DLC has released.

Still working my way through Stormblood on my Red Mage. I’m loving the Job so much.

Finally, I got back to my Pool of Radiance playthrough. I want to take my party through all of the games in that series.

Oh! And my continued playthrough of my slightly modded Skyrim. I’m having so much fun with it. I finally want to see more of that game. I’ve put hundreds of hours into it, but have barely seen everything it has to offer.

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The usual bit of business…
Warframe and Cricket (New Zealand and West Indies, Test 2 – Day 2)

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JonBuck

Partying it up in Q’s Winter Wonderland.

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Little Bugbear

For me, it’s Hearthstone, Destiny 2, and maybe some Warframe.

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Vexia

First of all, if you are American please go to https://www.battleforthenet.com/ and take a few minutes to support net neutrality. Then you can also call your congresspeople and ask them to do the same. If you don’t want to actually talk to a person, this weekend is the perfect time to leave a message. Obviously, an open and free internet is in our interest as MMO players unless you want to have to pay an additional fee on top of your regular internet bill, and possibly your subscriptions, in order to be able to access your favorite games.

With that out of the way, this is going to be a resting weekend for me. It’s the end of the semester, but my exams aren’t until the end of next week, so I am taking some much-needed time off. Honestly, I probably won’t start playing MMOs again in earnest until next weekend.

Right now, I’m playing a lot of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, though. Feel free to add me if you want to help each other’s quarry expeditions and stuff like that. It’s not the same as a mainline AC title, but I am having a surprising amount of fun with it. This is probably the mobile game I’ve enjoyed the most so far. The game is also pretty friendly to a free-to-play player if you don’t mind to take your time, so that helps a lot.

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rafael12104

Done Vexia. Thank you. Don’t want AT&T’s version of lootbox internet speeds. “Oh, you got Gigabit, unless you frequent sites we don’t want you too.”

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Jonny Sage

Nope. Repeal NN. Dont trust the govt with control of the internet.

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Vexia

Without net neutrality, it’s essentially guaranteed we’ll see an uptick in anti-consumer ISP practices and the US government attempting to suppress the online spread of information.

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Utakata

Yep! First thing to go is Trump’s Twitter account.

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Jonny Sage

Exactly what a govt would do to its enemies. Good example.

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Utakata

…err, yell nonsense at them in ludicrous sound bites? NO WAY! o.O

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Utakata

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Edit/Deleted: That’s probably a train of thought that I better put more thought into before venturing down that path. Sorry :(

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zoward

According to the website above, all four of the congresscritters from my state are against Pai’s Net Neutrailty appeal. #LiveFreeOrDie.

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Armsbend

Mine vote whichever way the party goes. I’d be surprised if they knew what the internet was beyond their AOL email account and what their staffers tell them.

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Sorenthaz

Probably lots of Dead By Daylight, some FFXIV, Dead Cells, and other things. I’ve noticed I’ve been playing a lot of games with death in their titles lately.

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Phubarrh

Still back in LOTRO after a decade-long lapse. What’s making it a bit of a chore is that, in order to make the crafting game at all viable, you basically need to run three toons concurrently for gathering and processing. It’s a little embarrassing that while I nominally took a Lore-master as my starting main, and followed up with a Guardian, it’s actually my #3 the Minstrel that I’m having the most fun with (i.e., feel most OP as). So that may be shuffled around a bit. I’m still in the middle of Evendim; having barely made it beyond the Trollshaws in the past, we’ll see if I’m good for the long game this time.

After buying Legion discounted, I’ve also put some time into WoW for the first time in a few years. What’s funny is that while I found LOTRO a relief from the action-play bunnyhopping that all the other MMOs are doing these days, WoW itself feels downright sedated. Though my intention is to take a new toon from the beginning there as well, I’ll probably wait for the gamewide level-scaling to be patched in first.

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Sray

It’s insane at my place this weekend. The roof is undergoing emergency replacement: we tried to get one more winter out an old shake roof, the sprung a leak that’s pointless to just repair, thus racing the weather to get the new roof in December. The floors are done from the plumbing disaster (they look great now), but the baseboards are not, and none of the appliances are hooked back up. And I finally got that damn tooth out yesterday, but I’m still on pain medication; and I’m scheduled for a bunch more dental work that I’ve let slide for way too long over the coming weeks.

So, other than “keep my tongue out of the gaping hole in my mouth”, I’m also playing Destiny 2. It doesn’t mean that my feelings on what’s been going on in the industry are any different, but I just feel like that once i sat down and took a long hard look at this specific case, I found there wasn’t anything more to it than just more bungled communication for a studio that has repeatedly bungled their communication. Am I justifying for a game that I’m enjoying too much to quit? Possibly, but who here isn’t quite possibly doing the same with whatever they’re playing this weekend?

I also have to go to the laundromat today, so I’m planing on taking the Switch along and finally seeing how it works as a mobile device, so Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Cart 8 are on the agenda this afternoon. Apparently it’s how the majority of people use it, but I honestly haven’t even spent more than 5 minutes with it in handheld mode.

And here’s a picture of my tooth… in the case they gave it to me in.

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Jonny Sage

Why would they give you your tooth? Hang on, why do they have special cases just for giving people their teeth?

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Sray

I think it’s mainly for kids who want to give it to the tooth fairy, or morbid adults like me. They asked if I wanted it, and I said yes.

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Jonny Sage

Ok, youre the weird one then, not them :)

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Sray

It didn’t occur to me until they asked. It must be a common enough request if they ask.

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Cadaver

The best way to keep your tongue out of that gaping hole in your mouth is to put an implant in it. But those things can be horribly expensive :(

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Sray

They start at four thousand in my neck of the woods; and they’re considered cosmetic by my work’s dental coverage, so no coverage for that :( . The tooth was a wisdom tooth anyway, and in the coming weeks they’re all coming out as each one is showing signs of doing the same thing.

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Wow. I paid $3K for mine and that’s NZD, so about half what it would cost you at current rates of exchange. Still, we all have to keep dentists in the style to which they have become accustomed. Good luck with the extractions.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

“keep my tongue out of the gaping hole in my mouth”

Good luck with that.

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Jack Pipsam

It seems a lot of people are that way with the Switch from what I gather, it’s either permanently a console or permanently a hand-hold, seems a lot of folk don’t actively ‘switch’ between the two modes often.

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Sray

Super Mario Odyssey was clearly built with the console mode in mind (you practically have to play it with the controllers detached and use motion controls). However, since Nintendo revealed that most people use it as a handheld mode I have a feeling they’re going to start making most games with that mode in mind. It’s a mixed bag: SMO’s motion controls were a little wonky to master, but showed a lot of potential for the future; but if handheld is going to end up as “the way to play” they’ll probably let the motion stuff go to waste.

I could be wrong. They might just start making a bunch of Wii style games to take advantage of the detached controllers. I wouldn’t mind a Wii Sports 2 for the Switch.

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Not a great deal of gaming again this week, after finishing Avatar I went through my Legend of Korra blu-rays to binge the entire series again.

Dabbled around in WoW again, but I couldn’t find the motivation to stay in that long or even Planetside 2, I log in, walk about, then leave.
I am considering playing DDO again though, I used to love that game, so all this new stuff is making me tempted to log in, I do have it all downloaded, but to relearn all the systems again I might as well need to start all over again.
Normal amounts of now StarCraft 2 and Rainbow Six: Siege.

Oh and my friend forced me pretty much to get Destiny 2 on PC when it was on sale to play with him. Despite him gushing over it and claiming it’s one of the best gaming experiences he has had in a long time, I am already bored out of my mind with it. Granted I had a negative bias going in from the first game, but it really does just feel like Destiny 1 all over again, just now with an actual attempt at a storyline. Not impressed, but stuck with it now, so I might as well finish it.

There was meant to be this huge storm in my state which never came to be, it was meant to be an entire summer’s worth of rain in a couple days (aka floods yo’), but it didn’t happen really. But regardless I just stayed at home and finished a project for someone I have been doing. Internet stuff with getting new router. I got a new monitor which has a dead pixel, so that’s fun having to go ask for a replacement. Only real positive was due to the supermarket where I work being all renovated, I ended up working way past closure until 11:30 PM, which is great for the overtime pay.

Week of ups and downs, but now gotta go Xmas shopping before too late.

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I’ll be playing Destiny 2 this weekend, finishing up some of the adventures leftover in each of the planets and hopefully increasing my power level a little. Not that it really matters, I am a filthy carebear casual after all. I finished the Curse of Osiris story yesterday and reached level 25 as well.

I also gave The Division another look this weekend as it was free for a couple of days and this time I did go ahead and pick it up. The base game is only $15. I like it as something similar but different from Destiny and apparently I’m an MMO lite/ looter shooter gamer now.

Then lastly, earlier this week I picked up a game that just launched in early access on Steam, Empires of the Undergrowth. It’s not exactly like Sim Ant from the 90s but it’s close enough. It plays similarly to an RTS but has a few quirks unique to its gameplay. One thing I do like is how you have a “hub” colony of ants that continues to grow and progress based on the successful completion of missions executed with temporary colonies that you build up from scratch every time. It allows for the standard RTS gameplay loop but then also feeds into something more permanent and progressive. I highly recommend it.

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zoward

I’m waiting for an updated SimEarth. Heck, I’d buy an workable copy of it from GoG if it was offered.

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rafael12104

Loved Sim Ant. I’ll have to take a look.

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Michael18

I was thinking about getting Assassin’s Creed Origins (20% off on Steam atm). But according to the official min specs and info on the Steam forums I’d probably be just scraping along at low settings and 30fps with my GTX 760 and i5 with only 8gb ram. Normally I wouldn’t mind too much (or at least try it out) but in that game the graphics and world would be my main motivation for playing in the first place. Would’ve been my first AAA game in years, heh. If the tourist DLC will look promising (lots of historical info) I might reconsider.

So, maybe some DC Stone Soup, LOTRO or just some reading (SPQR).

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Monster Hunter World beta preloaded yesterday, I finally beat FF15 on Thursday & cleared out the (underwhelming as fook) character expansion episodes & may give the Companions modea shot if MHW isn’t impressive.

Also still working on Horizon Zero Dawn … Which has me throwing a critical eye towards the Expansion that is on sale for $15, but I want to make sure the ending of the basr game doesn’t go to hell first.

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rafael12104

HZD will not disappoint you, I’m sure of it. A bright light in games this year to be sure.

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Sray

Trust me the story in Horizon Zero Dawn stays strong from start to finish.

The story of the expansion is good, but not great: it’s not really Aloy’s story, she’s just there to help other folks along; so it’s like a giant version of the main game’s side quests. It significantly bumps up the difficulty of the enemies, but also the rewards as well; I’d honestly suggest doing it as part of a new game+ playthrough. Storywise, it take place in the latter half of the main story. There’s some cool new outfits and weapons. They’re quite honest when they bill it as an additional 20 hours of new content: that was about how much time it took me to play through it, and I didn’t even try getting the platinum achievement foe the DLC. Worth it in my opinion, but only if you reach the end and find that you still want more.

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Waiting for Krampusnacht in SWL, I’m finally getting to the Fallout 4 DLC I never played the first time around. That’s in between frantic Netflix+Christmas knitting sessions, anyway.

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Ironweakness

I always cross stitch this time of year. Making projects for other people while planning a few for myself (which I never actually get to).

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CapnLan

Still fooling around in Destiny 2. Already posted all my thoughts on it so I’ll skip the rehash. Picked up the broken Lens gun from Xur. It’s very, VERY broken. Rather entertaining though. I’ll have my fun with it before it’s fixed.

Warframe released a beefy update the other day with Focus 2.5. It’s better, but still bad IMO. Going to need a full on 3.0 revamp before I do anything serious with it. In the meantime I’m going to get back into fishing. They changed how the dyes and bait work which makes it sooo much better. They also added in weather effects in the Plains which can make fish spawn more in the rain which is really cool. I need to do some mining for some Zaws but mining needs some attention.

Going to try to plow ahead in SWTOR with the Imperial Agent story. That’s the one thing I’ve been meaning to do forever in that game. I made it to Balmora and have to shoot some rebel resistance in the face before finding out clues to this other terrorist dude who killed Darth Jadus by blowing up his Star Destroyer.

That’s really it for gaming as I’m still waiting for my new PC before I do anything else. It’s a nice snowy day here so I might grab some more coffee and settle in to catch up on some anime I’ve neglected.

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rafael12104

The Agent story is outstanding. Yes, you should finish it. Your head will be spinning at the end of it. Lol

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Here in North Georgia an early December snow is a very rare event so lots of activities surrounding it. Although I did just complete rubbing life back into the flash of a year old’s cheeks so only in small doses. It’s really pretty here.

For gaming WoW only. Doing Legion stuff, playing pvp and maybe trying to get more sparkly mounts.

Watching World of Warcraft and Westworld on HBO if I find the time later. The latter I’m really enjoying.

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rafael12104

Well, there is only one item on my agenda this weekend, Blade And Soul. The xpac dropped and it is what I had been hoping for this year. New cap, lands dungeons etc. etc.

But, I am dissatisfied with the gaming industry as a whole. Anger is lurking just underneath the surface in all my posts.

My solution? Smash the hell out of anything that moves on my Destroyer. It is ironic and cathartic all wrapped up in one.

Here is a sample:

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Vexia

What’s your dissatisfaction with the gaming industry as a whole, if you don’t mind?

I am personally kind of annoyed that we (whoever “we” are) almost let an early access game become GOTY when there were so many outstanding, complete experiences this year. Why not wait to nominate a game until it’s ready? But that didn’t happen, thankfully!

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nobleeinherjar

I’ve been away for a while and haven’t caught up with gaming news yet. What early access game almost won GOTY?

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Sray

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was nominated for GOTY at the Video Game Awards. It didn’t win, Zelda: Breath of the Wild did. I was rooting for Horizon Zero Dawn. Or Persona 5. Or Nier Automata. Basically anything but Zelda. I hated Zelda. I know, it’s only me and about 7 other people on the planet, but we all agreed that we hate it for very reasonable reasons.

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Sray

I’m usually not one to speak for someone else, but I believe that monetization stuff run amok is the problem, and I’m with him there. We all have our own personal case by case issues, but overall it feels like we’re being pummeled into submission.

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rafael12104

That’s one item. Yup. Absolutely. And now, it seems to be accepted that Early Access is as good as launch which it is not. And games like Ark can choose not to fix anything during that period and just grab cash and then do it again at “launch”.

The others, well, I’m sure you are aware of the lootbox shenanigans at this point. Hiding progression a lootbox and pay to win are the results. But the more insidious bit is a habit forming product to multiply profits at the expense of us all.

And then the continuing saga of the DLCs. Features ripped out of games for later upsell, and in one case, a feature taken away from the original game to ensure players paid for it again later.

But last, but not least, the “games as a service” model being pushed by EA and others. They want to develop a game and bank on it for years minimizing the need for new offerings and increasing the need for microtransactions.

I don’t know Vexia, you start to lose faith when all of this swarms around you as a gamer.

There were some great indie games and single player titles released this year. But all that I will remember is that apparently the industry that supports a hobby I hold dear is a glut of profiteers and scam artist who don’t give a damn about their customers.

Thank god for Project Gorgon and Camelot Unchained.

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Vexia

Ugh, don’t I know it. At this point, I just try to avoid lockboxes and not get too heavily invested in games that aggressively push them. But I wonder if there will come a time when that strategy doesn’t get me very far? I guess we can only hope that various governments rein them in under gambling laws to make it a net profit loss. Then developers would have no reason to bother with it anymore.

Oh, and we can of course give our monetary support and attention to those development teams who wouldn’t sell their own grandmothers just to make a profit. :P I’m sure they’ll appreciate knowing that some of us gamers appreciate their morals.

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Sray

Lol. I literally just posted my “i think it’s this…” answer to Vexia when this post appeared.

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Still not getting anywhere in Mordor in Lord of the Rings Online its just not any fun for me personally and I am finding it a complete chore. To the point I just doing a couple of mission at most on my main then I go log on my Beorning alt, which I am finding a lot more fun at the moment.

The upcoming lotro patch doesn’t fill me with any hope either and it seems things are going to become even more of a chore than they all ready are. Still that aside I am having fun with my Beorning who is currently totally lost in Moria and enjoying every second.

Will be taking a little diversion from lotro over the weekend though with Path of Exile and also probably some Division for a bit of a change of pace. I am very much surprised how much I am enjoying playing the Division after the recent 1.8 free content update as I thought I was all done with that game. Just goes to show you should never write a game off more so if it keeps receiving updates

Hope everyone has a safe and fun gaming weekend o7

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LIF:MMO all the way, baby!

Also, wth OP? That was a crazy story, lol!

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Got myself a knock-off Sega Genesis console with 80+ preloaded games, so i’m having fun with my kids with that one.

Other than that, i’ve set a fairly challenging goal for myself in WoW (beating the Mage Tower artifact quest), which i’m working towards right now. Gear matters, so i’m trying to find ways to circumvent raiding and get a decent ilvl score before attempting the challenge.

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rafael12104

Sega! Awesome. Love the old Sega.

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The return to SWTOR saga would have continued but I attempted to purchase a stronghold last weekend (for real money!) and now my main character’s account won’t load and the stronghold wasn’t delivered. Oh… but they did deduct the Cartel Coins from my account. Since I’m not a subscriber, I cannot get in-game support or use the hot line. I can only use email support. After four days no response to the email came, so I had to post a nasty note on their “Not a subscriber” messages page. Well that generated a response but no fix yet. So, this evening it will be one week since I was last able to get in the game, after spending real money on the game. All of this reminds me why I stopped playing before. Bah! Maybe the grand kid will show me the new Switch set up…… (old woman walks away grumbling to herself).

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So subscribers get better customer service even when you pay them. Nice. Your money, but supporting EA is bad.

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I know…I know…I don’t know what I was thinking about…but there were no housing options when I played before so I figured well hey, I love housing options. But….it’s EA! I should have resisted.

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I honestly had no idea they gave preference to subs on customer service calls. What if someone stole your account info including personal info? You only get to speak to them if you give $15 a month? I mean…how insane does that sound?

I think your post made me angrier than anything else EA has done these weeks – and that says a lot!

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rafael12104

Oh man. That is awful. Sorry you are going through that.

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mistressbrazen

Thanks for the empathy. Sometimes, you have to learn something twice before it sticks.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

Currently, Grim Dawn. I’m finding the Diablo-esque loot system to be supremely addicting. Kill a boss? LOOT PINATA! And I keep re-visiting merchants to sniff out upgrades after the RNG generator has refreshed the offerings.

Next in the Q are Hollow Knight, Darkest Dungeon then Path of Exile. After those, I’ll return to ESO in the new year and re-roll a new character for giggles.

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Zora

Hmmmm possibly going through my backlog of second-hand console games as I just managed to fix my pocket-theater TV, although my crazy tenant is on the warpath for some early xmas window-shopping together and I have a hard time saying no to that…

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I have a relative flying in from Virginia , and an incoming snow squall, so I don’t have much time for gaming this weekend. I’ve been infatuated with my hobbit warden in LotRO, currently working my way through the Lone-Lands, which has always been one of my favorite zones. When I need a change of pace I hit up the tombs in the barrow-downs, a great place to farm both rep items for Bree and the Shire, and items of interest to scholars, of which I am one (or perhaps I should say, my character is one!).

Have a great weekend all!

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ploughed through the meagre campaign content in the new destiny 2 dlc this week as well as knocked out some weeklies and accidentally spent all my glimmer and legendary shards.

also got in some star citizen3.0 ptu action which will be the subject of this week’s video share.

and because of mr orange bought cities skylines only to jump into simcity 5 with guildies and be lectured on my how not to build a city city XD

anyways this week’s video share of sc features me rping captain of a star farer as it has a captain’s chair and walking around a random empty outpost!

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I’m looking forward to 3.0 myself. I don’t have PTU access but I’m content with just waiting it out until it goes live. I ended up installing 2.6.3 and fooled around with my Aurora LX. I liked what I saw enough that I upgraded it to a Cutlass. It’s a junker in 2.6.3 but I know the rework in 3.0 is excellent. I figure a Cutlass with 5 years insurance is a good place to start.

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deekay_plus

actually my friends keep saying their cutlasses are breaking on them somehow. maybe a bug unrelated to it specifically but spawning multiple ships in a session instead. idk.

i think they will rush it out right before xmas without the NPC mission givers (there are other missions without theNPCs). and withthe star map still being a shit show.

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Yeah I’ve heard the doors on the new Cutlass are broken as they fly off the ship lol. I think the Cat has the same problem.

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no they can’t open the doors or something. not sure. i think the one friend might just not be familiar with where teh door controls on it are is all. but there does seem to be an issue with spawning more than one ship and doors as well.

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rafael12104

Great vid. Thanks.

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deekay_plus

it’s hard to hear my voice because idk why but i’m being very silly in this video lol.

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rafael12104

I could hear you pretty well. Lol.

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deekay_plus

oh maybe i only checked before i put my headset around my neck lol. idk, my set up is weird since i started leaving my headset on my stick. which ofc i put it on when i’m actually using the stick. even tho i wasn’t actually doing any flying this time around >>

or maybe it’s something on my end somewhere else idk. i cba to watch the video atm anyway LOL

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