WRUP: Guess who’s back edition

    
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Guess who's back, back again, Eliot's back, tell your friends. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

At the start of the week, I journeyed far across the land, venturing into the wilds of the northwest armed only with my wits and boundless determination. There, I was set upon by many ills and challenges, but I was undeterred in my charge. Today, I have completed my journey, and I tell you now that the great best Iktho-Mar has been slain by my hand!

For reasons that I am not entirely clear upon, that means I finally have What Are You Playing back in my hands, which means I get to open off with absurd non sequiturs once again. I’m sure you’re all thrilled. Here, have a picture of a capybara, and check out what we’ll be playing down below. Also, let us know what you’re doing in the comments!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): My goal is more PvP in Guild Wars 2 again this weekend. Pew pew, etc. I also roped my husband into Marvel Heroes, so maybe we’ll duck into that together too.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I have to pack for a move, catch up in both Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft, and if I am very lucky and have a surfeit of time, dive back into Guild Wars 2. More likely I just won’t get a spare moment to breathe for the next month.

Jef Reahard (@jefreahard): I’m back to ArcheAge, for better or worse. It hasn’t improved since I quit, but then neither has the rest of the genre, which means that AA is still the only choice for AAA sandbox play where you’re not a spaceship. Provided you can get past the godawful monetization and the way it’s driven by credit card casuals who would rather shop than play, there’s a lot of fun to be had.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): My Star Wars: The Old Republic Operative finally hit level 55 this week, so I’m clearing out some time to head into the Shadow of Revan content and see what the expansion fuss is about. Plans past that include making headway in the final episode of Guild Wars 2‘s second season and smacking corsairs around in Gondor in Lord of the Rings Online.

Mike Foster (@MikedotFoster, blog): Playing lots of League of Legends (I bought DJ Sona because I’m weak) and lots of Dota 2, assuming I finish House of Cards. I also have quite a 3DS backlog building up, so hopefully I can finish Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Goodbye, social life!

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I have a lot of money-making to catch up on in ArcheAge, so I will be there making and delivering tradepacks all over the map. And maybe a little land-baroning. I also want to spend more time in Marvel Heroes and poke back into H1Z1. There is something to be said for blasting and chopping out your frustrations (even when you don’t really have any frustrations to work out!).

Your turn! WRUP?

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This is what I played over the weekend:
Trove
SkySaga
Villagers and Heroes
Eldevin
EQ-emu project 1999
Might try the SWG-emu next weekend. I keep wanting to try Mortal Online, I have it downloaded and on character creation… i’m totally daunted by it already!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

rottenrotny I kind of dread what will await me when I come back, but there are some great Dark Side Jedi I want to get back to and build up, so it will be a new adventure!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Loopstah No, I think you’ve got it, Infiltrator is pretty squishy alright. I’m sure there’s a way to do it though.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

”Great best Iktho-Mar” should probably be “Great beast”, right? 

I’ve been playing RIFT and Landmark. In particular RIFT’s Expansion is pretty amazing. Swimming down in the sea in certain places nets you another ‘surface’ opposite of the surface you dove from. Going through this has you falling from the sky down into another ocean or island chain. I tripped out pretty hard the first time this happened. RIFT really nailed it for a bizarre dream-scape!

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

ausj3w3l Karl_Hungus  And I have the asthma negative trait so that just makes it hurt worse.  :(

rottenrotny
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I’ve been on a Star Wars kick lately!
Re-installed SWG-emu, that game is looking waaaaaaaaaaaay better now than last time I looked so yay!

Annnnd updated and re-rolled a new SWTOR Sith characters with a friend game is pretty fun though the new talent trees took my by surprise as I haven’t been on there in a long while.

Loopstah
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After finally getting burned out on FFXIV (even though i had a lot of fun), it was time for me to turn to other neglected MMOs. I kept talking about picking up ESO again, but after seeing MJs TSW stream, i had to re-download it. Man this game is scary. But the storytelling is amazing, and i’m gonna push through my comfort zone and hopefully experience something new.
Also, couple of my friends have found a new home in SWTOR, so i transferred over to their server (yay free transfers) and changed my Shadow from tanky to dps. I’m not sure if i’m doing something wrong, but the Infiltration proficiency seems very squishy comparing to Serenity. I did not enjoy Serenity as it was too force heavy, and not enough stabby-stabby. But it had its fair share of self-heals and leech abilities which Infiltration seems to lack…. Or maybe i’m just doing it wrong.

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omedon666 skoryy Its more story driven than exploration, though I haven’t reached the newer expansions as of yet. There’s definitely plenty to do, plenty of customization you can do with your ship and crew, and it matches up to your MMO-ness standard easily!

Ground combat can be … interesting trying to keep your away team in line, but they’ve taken strides in improving it. Space combat is where the fun truly excels, its also very open to whatever style you want to fight – dogfighting, space broadsides, messing with your opponent through the power of SCIENCE, you can do it all.

salidar
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salidar

omedon666 We are doing Star Wars Saga on Roll20. Highly recommend it.

ZenJitzu
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omedon666 skoryy 
It’s so MMOish it hurts, but you can solo all you want (which is what I tend to do unless I endgame reputation). There’s enough content here over the last five years that you’ll be ‘exploring’ for quite a while. As for customization, it’s one of the main reasons I’m still playing. You get to customize your ship and crew to a great extent.
Just take it slow in the beginning, there are a ridiculous number of systems in the game that the beginning tutorial covers only a fraction of; basically click on every icon to see what it does and use stowiki.org liberally.