WRUP: Introducing the Quintorail edition

Let me ask you something, folks. How often have you tried to take a train in this country only to find that it was running on a single rail? “Almost never,” you say. That’s right! Not because the United States has horrible rail transit and has generally neglected that form of mass movement in favor of a destructive highway system, but because more rails are better! Monorails literally hate you and want you to suffer. So we’ve designed the ultimate American rail car, the Quintorail!

It just makes sense, right? More of something is better, isn’t it? And the Quintorail has five, count ’em, five rails, taking up more than twice the resources for no additional speed or stability! It can also be derailed by a penny on the tracks. Or near the tracks. Or shouting the word “penny” loudly from the street. Or the driver having pennies in the cab. Let us know what you’re up to in this week’s installment of What Are You Playing before riding on the fantastic Quintorail! Right now it only services one stop, which is sitting and rusting in my backyard, but it’ll turn around soon.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): So yes, Pokemon Go will happen as usual, but oh! Oh god! Oh sweet, merciful raptor god, Monster Hunter World. I just… there’s so much to do, and I don’t feel like I’m grinding (yet)! That will be my weekend, aside from making sure I get out a bit and interact directly with humans before putting up the digital barrier and once again stalking virtual prey with my meow-cenary palico friend or other human friends on PS4.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Presumably Guild Wars 2, since that’s what I’ve been messing around on this week, but I haven’t gotten to play in my trio, and I’m a little bored of playing it alone, so maybe I’ll dip into something else instead.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Probably will be playing a spot of World of Warcraft and leveling in Final Fantasy XIV, which is kind of… you know, my thing? It should be fun. Low-key.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I want to clock in a few dungeon runs in Dungeons & Dragons Online this weekend as well as take my Death Knight to Argus and complete that questline (I’ve been dragging my feet on that). I am finishing up Life is Strange: Before the Storm and am looking forward to diving into Railway Empire, which just launched this week.

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mysecretid

Another lower-ebb week, health-wise. I will get better — it’s just a slow process.

Mostly, I played Star Trek Online (new content has arrived) and World of Warcraft.

WoW has sort of become my go-to game when I’m under the weather because there’s enough different types of content that I can choose what I feel like focusing on when I play, rather than having the game decide for me.

I’m realizing that games which give me different types of activity to choose from when I log in tend to become my favorites, while games which constantly railroad me into only doing certain content, and only on their terms, tend not to last very long with me.

Take care of yourselves please, folks. You’re the only you we have!

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Jonny Sage

Hit 50 in ESO, and thus a good ending point. Uninstalled game. Popped into Darkfall and its pretty true to the original, which means it still needs a lot of work to get it fun. Uninstalled game. Nothing left to play, so back to the waiting game.

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Phubarrh

Still in LOTRO. Running three characters more or less concurrently for crafting, I felt a bit in danger of burning out by the time I was finishing Evendim…but with some judicious asymmetrical zone-skipping and a focus on the epic storyline, they’re all humming along pretty well, each class (lore-master, minstrel, guardian) pleasurable in its way. Deep into Angmar and with the scent of Moria on the wind, I’ve even started a new captain who can be fully twinked and fill in that last little gap as a jeweller.

I had a week in WoW to try out the level scaling with a new Worgen druid. It felt good despite a hiccup or two (quests that involve fighting waves of attackers basically have overpowered players in mind). But I let the sub lapse again with the reminder of how much I dislike the Cataclysm reworked zones. Back in the day, it felt like you were a nascent hero on a journey of discovery; now, it feels like you’re a door-to-door salesman in a New Jersey suburb.

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Hope

STO anniversary, LOTRO grinding crafting guild and working toward Angmar. I’m finishing the launch content this time!

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Utakata

This week: Trying to figure out all those 134 million quests sitting in my Blade & Soul log…and what to do with them. And being a new to the game, all look like they could one shot my pigtails if I poke at them the wrong way…even the ones without the colored monster icons next to them. :(

That’s the problem with endgame content these days, they give you so much to do it all feels very overwhelming and confusing. Kinda wish they gently unlock stuff as you progress, so you know where you always stand. And reward you appreciably for doing so. As opposed to spamming it all at once…

…yes, I know this will go over like a lead balloon too. But it’s meant to be a lead balloon this time. /sigh

That out of the way, have a great week and weekend folks! <3

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rafael12104

I got you covered. I will go over it all with you. Lots of raiding stuff in there you don’t need to worry about. And a bunch of PvP stuff which, meh, not necessary.

We will clear it, or most of it no problem.

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Rees Racer

My method is to play so many, that I never actually get to “end-game”… ;)

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rafael12104

Me? I’m weathering the storm. No, it’s not crappy outside. It’s not the flu. But rather the unexpected house guest. Lol. Extended family is here this weekend and my MMO plans have been scuttled or at least impacted.

Uta, et. al. I will be on BnS sparingly, unfortunately, until tomorrow mid afternoon. I will jump on a bit later tonight but not sure for how long.

But not to worry my friends, in situations like this, the trick is to have good mechanics. You get a little too impatient and a family weekend can knock you on your butt. ;)

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Utakata

Bed bugs are unexpected house guests…but the way you approached it in the singular, I can safely assume that’s not what you meant…

…oh, you said something about an extended family. o.O

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Caelium

At least you don’t have the flu WHILE dealing with your house guests!

That is a great gif, it took me a couple loops to realize people seemingly survived the blast. With the exception maybe of the brave melee character who valiantly attempted to face tank the spike orb of death.

I spent a bit of time level my blade master tonight, which I am regretting immediately. Not because I don’t enjoy it but because I had a lot of fun. Now I am torn between Soul Fighter and Blade Master.. Maybe one day I will decide haha.

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rafael12104

Ah, yes. That happened to me as well because the play styles are so different and equally satisfying.

Excellent. Meh, I don’t think you have to pick. BnS is extremely alt friendly now.

Oh, and the gif? Thanks and you are exactly right. Poor Blade Master try to block with his face. Just doesn’t work that way. Lol

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nobleeinherjar

This entire weekend is dedicated to nothing but Monster Hunter World. Besides one glaring issue (the way Assigned quests work when trying to co-op them), it’s an even better game than I was hoping for.

Yup .. that’s about all I have. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

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Danny Smith

Waiting on FFXIV 4.2 in the week for my MMO fix. Currently ALL MONSTER HUNTER ALL THE TIME. Put in about 20 hours in 2 days and while i’ve been loving the series since the beginning and am clearly biased its real good stuff. Best combat in the series easily but i need to see what comes in the next year of dlc to see if its going to be a content rich monster like 4U was.

Also last WRUP i started glueing my new Malifaux models together for some tabletop wild west/victorian gothic/steampunk/horror skirmish gaming and i finished them in the week. First model painting in over 13 years and not amazing but im happy with them. Its a fun game i can recommend If you like elements of bloodborn, firefly, WoW forsaken, wild wild west, cthulu by gaslight and the southern twang of starcraft all blended together.

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Stropp

I bought Subnautica last week at release and that took over from my revisitation of Skyrim (with a completely new character of course.) I was going to spend a bit of time playing that. I’ve spent much of the weekend looking at drawing and painting videos though.

But… those goshdarnit evil sales pimps over at Valve have put up Endless Space 2 for sale and since it’s been on my wishlist for a while I’ve been thinking about spending one of my Christmas gift cards on that. Will I play it, or will it just end up languishing on my backlog?

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nobleeinherjar

I really want to try Subnautica. It looks amazing. Endless Space 2 is also amazing. But I’m a huge fan of the entire Endless series, so .. definitely some bias there.

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mysecretid

Subnautica is a visually beautiful game, and it’s very fun on a lot of levels; if you’re at all interested, and the gaming budget can afford it, I definitely recommend this one.

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Stropp

It is amazing. And surprisingly relaxing once you realise nothing in the shallows is going to hurt you. I’m finding I’m just enjoying floating around enjoying the view. It’s what I imagine diving the Great Barrier Reef might be like.

If it wasn’t for the need to catch fish for food and water it would be completely passive! Maybe I’ll try turning off the survival aspect next run through.

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Dušan Frolkovič

Do not let it deceive you. It is just lulling you into a false sense of security :D

For me at least Subnautica is very much a horror game later on.

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mysecretid

It gets less passive and more mysterious/dangerous the more you explore and the deeper you go — but you always have the ability to head back to safer waters and play the game in a more relaxed way as well.

One of the reasons base-and-vehicle building is a popular activity in Subnautica is that it gives you the chance to build yourself a “safe haven” in safer waters if you want one, and to travel to and from “home” to “scaryville” at your leisure.

Enjoy!

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Toy Clown

This last week BDO got my AFK gameplay and SWTOR got my ATK gameplay. A friend showed me some pics of new hairstyles and makeup options, and I was immediately digging for my key fob! (Yes, I still have the same one from release and I’m surprised it still works 7 years later!)