WRUP: Twilight over Eorzea edition

    
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We were the kings and queens of promise, we were the victims of ourselves. Maybe the children of a lesser god between Heaven and Hell.

It’s hard to make a storyline that leads perfectly into an expansion. There’s always more that could be done, the challenge of making something that feels like a conclusion while at the same time giving a logical reason to move on to a new set of conflicts and challenges. So while I have some conflicting feelings about the end of Final Fantasy XIV‘s 2.0 storyline, I’m overall happy with how it creates a bridge to the next era, giving players a reason to venture north while wrapping up conflicts… and still laying the groundwork for familiar issues to be addressed.

It’s a feeling much like the ending of a week leading into a weekend, to use a rather tortured construction to bring us along to our next installment of What Are You Playing. No expansion gaps here, folks, just us telling you what we’ll be up to over the next two days and you telling us likewise. And then we burn our homes to the ground and run away? Maybe that’s taking the analogy too far.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): If I get to play anything, it’ll be Guild Wars 2. I miss my toons!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): The ending of the main scenario in Final Fantasy XIV has spurred me forward to get some roleplaying and expansion preparation done in that game, so I’m… well, I’m going to do that. I’d also like to clock some time into Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and World of Warcraft; I think I’m fairly well done with the Skyforge beta now, so I need to write up what I thought about it. Good things, even!

Jef Reahard (@jefreahard): Infinite Crisis and Ascent.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Nothing in particular is calling to me right now, so I might dabble in all six of my current MMOs. Star Wars: The Old Republic dailies? Finishing up the RIFT expansion? Getting back into Marvel Heroes? Anything’s possible!

Mike Foster (@MikedotFoster, blog): League of Legends, Dota 2, and maybe some StarCraft II. I’m really awful at RTS games but about once a year I watch a bunch of pro StarCraft and get super into it. I’m also working on Fire Emblem: Awakening, which is excellent thus far.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): H1Z1 had another wipe, so friends and I have to find each other again in game and build up our recipe collections in order to start in on fort-building. I also expect to put a lot of time into EverQuest II; it’s so awesome when you get friends addicted to games you love! I’ll also do a little bit of farming and a few trade runs in ArcheAge to help out a couple of friends who’ve joined there. Hmm, sounds like I will be playing Friends Online all weekend!

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Caerulei
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Caerulei

Skyforge and more Skyforge (with a smidgen of FFXIV).  At about 2K prestige I got to run some instances with a pug, and can surely say that Skyforge group play is amazing.  I look at it as an action combat version of Gw1.

They just need to get a group finder made (which they are working on, hopefully next beta).

Nordavind
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Nordavind

TSW and GW2.

plynky12
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plynky12

BalsBigBrother Valkyriez I don’t want to do it either, I want an alt in each faction, and to experience the faction stories with them. I think when I have done all three storylines I will be done with the game and won’t be bothering with veteran levels, unless something different to do has come along by that point.

plynky12
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plynky12

Found I had Defiance in my Steam Library. Must be one of those ones bought on a whim during a Steam Sale and never installed (I have way too many of those). I’ve heard lots of bad things about it, but I’m currently addicted and really loving it. 3rd Person shooter with MMO trimmings is a nice holiday from the world of tab-targeting and a hundred shiny buttons on the screen.

Speaking of which, must drag myself away and get in a bit of SWTORing at some point, because Rakghoul plagues are fun! No love for ESO this weekend. Sorry, ESO, see you next week!

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I am unabashedly addicted to that Hatching-tide theme.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Valkyriez its certainly not a deal breaker by any means and options are always good.  I was enjoying the sorcerer though and not really ready to move on to my alts.  Oh well I am starting to find my feet with a dominion templar at the moment so its all good :-)

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Riseyra ManastuUtakata poordevil 
Though salt does ruin the cotton candy pigtails. :(

EBreezy
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EBreezy

I’ve been wanting to play some FFXIV and a few recent emails and MOP articles has been thinking about LOTROagain.  However, I took a trip back to my roots with DragonRealms and I’ve been playing that on and off lately. I always thought $15 for one character in a text based game was pretty crazy. They have a free tier now, that isn’t terrible. Even though I’m tempted to upgrade my account, I’m refraining because once you sub, you can’t revert to a free account.

Maelzrael
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Maelzrael

I got Saints Row 4 off steam for 8 bucks with some credit. I intended for it to be a mediocre placeholder for GTA 5’s launch, but I am actually REALLY enjoying it. Saints Row 4, is surprisingly fun and immersive. Had to turn the difficulty up to hardcore because of how OP you are, but after playing Dark Soul 2 a lot lately, this game is a welcome refresher, reminding me why I enjoy gaming. Well… back to it! :D

Riseyra
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Riseyra

ManastuUtakata poordevil I like salty! *pours some salt on you*

I probably shouldn’t lick you though.