WRUP: Two hundred twenty-nine

    
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Welcome back to What Are You Playing, the game where we tell you what we’re playing this weekend and then tell you the number 229: the number of Kickstarter backer names Justin has to find a way to include in our epic podcast-song-to-end-all-podcast-songs. And then you tell us what you’re playing this weekend because that’s how these things are done.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): My goal is more Guild Wars 2! But I gotta say, I am eyeing The Elder Scrolls Online again and really wishing I weren’t in the middle of, you know, a website startup and had more time to fritter away in a big world.

Jef Reahard (@jefreahard): I probably won’t game much this weekend, but I’ll do something in ArcheAge and Flight Steamulator X.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve noticed that pretty much whatever I say in WRUP never actually ends up happening in my gaming that weekend, so I declare this column cursed for the staff. That said, I am particularly engaged with Star Wars: The Old Republic’s latest expansion and would really love to finish up Rishi and head on over to Yavin 4. Time permitting, I wouldn’t mind working on my Guild Wars 2 Ranger a little more, as I’m prepping her for the expansion.

Larry Everett (@Shaddoe, blog): Goodness! I have to actually level up my Daggerfall Covenant character in Elder Scrolls Online. Then my raid team in Star Wars: The Old Republic has only one more week in story-mode operations before we are completely done with story-modes and are totally focused on hard-modes. I don’t think I have time for anything else, although I do want to get better at Evolve since I do own the game.

Mike Foster (@MikedotFoster, blog): It’s a busy weekend for me, but I’ll be making some time for Path of Exile. I’d love to get some Dota/League of Legends matches in as well if everything runs smoothly.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I must make more gold in ArcheAge, so I will be doing more trading both overland and by sea. I also need to decide on a new home in Landmark, so I’ll be scouting out islands looking for the perfect spot. Add to that a little H1Z1, EverQuest II, and The Repopulation, then toss in some Shadow of Mordor, and I’ll have a fairly busy weekend!

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KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

ESO, been playing SkyForge still not sure how I feel about it. Now if Wildstar would just go f2p/b2p I would be all over that.

se7engames
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se7engames

Got the Elder Scrolls online copy I bought on sale a few months ago and fired it up.  Having a blast!
Trove
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I didn’t have time for any others :(

ShagrathVtc
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ShagrathVtc

The Secret World! Finally started it for real and enjoying it so far.

Zsokorad
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Zsokorad

Valkyriez Honestly, it’s probably the most fun I have had playing a game since playing Diablo 2 when it was new. The combat is fairly simple, but it’s not the point of the game, which is the “adventure” aspect. It’s definitely a game where you can hop in for 30 minutes, hop back out, and feel like you accomplished something – even if you failed to kill a boss. And once you have killed all the bosses (12) there is an Endless Mode where you see how far you can go without dying. Steam has a leaderboard to see who has the most points in Endless Mode.
I highly recommend playing with a controller. I have my PS3 controller hooked up to my PC. The keyboard controls aren’t unplayable, but the combat is more fluid with analog sticks.

The developers say they are going to be releasing a DLC soon which promises to have “more ways to play”. No idea what that entails, but I’m looking forward to it.
As a final note, here is a really good and short review of the game: https://youtu.be/hQH91UfkxsI

DocZimbardo
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DocZimbardo

Gave in and got a copy of ESO ahead of the sub being dropped this coming week. Enjoying it so far but am completely stuck on the character creation level.

Cambruin
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Cambruin

Some Civilization 5. MMOs wear me down. Dailies, RNGs, linear questing, very limited cosmetic customization options, …

Wish LotRO wasn’t so dumbed down and the Everquest 2 wasn’t so extremely out-of-date. So Civilization 5 it is.

djnesh
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djnesh

WS (trying to get into it, again), TSW, Repop and a touch of GW2 and few indies on PS4 — in very small chunks tho

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

229!!! Holy Hells!!

Well, in my neck of the woods I’ve been getting back into The Secret World. I made a newbie Templar and have decided to make a Goon, so it’s all hammers and swords as I focus on building this deck, for the cool outfit of course. I’ll switch to other things later… but so far Hammer is surprisingly fun, and feels much more meaty compared to the swooshiness of swords. Well, combat feedback in general could be improved a LOT if mobs reacted to being hit more, I would certainly appreciate that, but so far so good!

I def. anticipate loading up ESO later when I have time, the one resource I’m always lacking in.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

ManastuUtakata Sorenthaz  Yeah I know, I posted my thoughts but didn’t really look through everyone else’s.  >.>

Celestia
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Celestia

Cities Skylines has taken me prisoner, but looking forward to giving ESO a second chance this week.