WRUP: Hourly content update edition

    
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Mind if I axe you a question?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen developers fall more and more in love with the idea of making faster and smaller updates to their games. Clearly, the reason people are disappointed with a given patch has nothing to do with the content of the patch and how much it adds and everything to do with the speed of updates. So we propose the new hourly patch model, in which developers take the server offline every 10 minutes to patch in 1% of a new dungeon or map or quest. Delivering the fastest fragments of content you can imagine!

We already use it on Massively Overpowered, more or less! Our current content update is What Are You Playing, in which you tell us what you’re doing for the weekend after we’ve told you what we’re doing. Community interaction! It’s a great thing. In another hour, look forward to our guide to reading other guides to playing your favorite class.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2, duh! Actually, I’m in the process of downloading The Elder Scrolls Online again, and Justin keeps reminding me that Trove exists and that I really need to try it. Why is it not on Steam yet, darnit?

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Getting my alt geared up and through the main story in Final Fantasy XIV, chiefly. Should weave in some World of Warcraft, too. I hope for a low-key weekend.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’m getting toward the end of my WildStar 10-day trial, so I’m definitely trying to take advantage of that in discerning whether or not I’m going to sub back up. I might just spend most of my time making an observation lounge on my housing plot for the northern lights. Apart from that? Star Wars: The Old Republic dailies beckon and perhaps some The Secret World mischief.

Mike Foster (@MikedotFoster, blog): Mostly I’m watching Game of Thrones because apparently that’s a thing I should have already watched. But if there’s any downtime it’s Fire Emblem: Awakening and Dota 2.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I’m having fun with the fort in H1Z1, and need to spend time transporting everything over from the little shack. I also need a slew of materials to build it out even more! There will be plenty of EverQuest II adventures and a fair share of ArcheAge farming as well. Sadly, I have to report I’ve given up on doing anything in Landmark until the wipe because all of my crafting stations and props were lost with a bug. Ugh!

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SomniumWintersun

wolfyseyes congrats to you both!

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

Well, you don’t actually have to do any of the quests at all. I’m VR4 now and I’ve only completed the first zone of Cadwell silver. I do dungeons mainly with a bit of group stuff in craglorn and daily pledges for xp. You can just throw a quest or two in every now and then or you could just get the dolmens, delves and world bosses and level that way.
By the way, Cadwell Silver and Gold were a player requested feature so that single characters could do every quest and all the storylines.

CharlVanDerMerwe
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CharlVanDerMerwe

Valkyriez I keep wanting to come back to ESo, and then realise they want me to do the other 2 factions content through VR mode(currently vr 4) and then I forget about ESO

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Caec JonBuck Low level Garuda is annoying to do because many classes/jobs still don’t have their entire kit. I’d argue that it’s harder to do normal then it is doing the Hard one because of it. :P

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

GoJammit wolfyseyes 
You can always tell the if the commenter is a boy, by picking it up and giving it a good shake. If it jingles, it’s a boy…
…um…not sure my Dad’s humor is appropriate for this discourse. :(

Caec
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Caec

JonBuck Honestly, it’s only really annoying if either/both the tank/healer for some reason simply aren’t capable of dodging. And, it’s usually the healer, as presumably anyone who’s queuing as a tank has generally learned how by the time they’re doing Garuda. If DPS don’t know how to dodge, then oh well. It becomes a very slow kill. 
Also, this is probably the first fight where you can generally have a pretty high chance of correctly guessing whether someone is playing with a gamepad or not. :D

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Estranged Zulika_Mi_Nam Ah, sorry to hear about his situation, but he was lucky he ended up with you. My family had a rescued basset hound when I was in my teens.  He used to freak out whenever he saw someone put a belt on or take one off and was also scared of aerosol cans.  Animals with trouble pasts require some extra work and love – and unlike people in the same situation they always make it worthwhile.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

omedon666 If I want to play a different race and/or sex, I’ll use a Fantasia.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Zero MMOs really. Open to trying SWTOR again but nah. Rift keep bothering me by seemingly deciding to remove/move to Legacy the old Hammerknell raid and chronicle content (TERRIBLE move to someone like me, who doesn’t raid but cherishes continuity). Neverwinter won’t be played until I can figure out a graphical bug and I have the time to play a grindy game like it and I finish my first in-person D&D campaign with friends (every couple of weeks we meet). Guild Wars 2 is actually a possibility but I dunno yet. Defiance… ugh I dunno whether I want to complete all story in it (especially as Season 3 of the show comes up?) or not. 

Highest chance I’ll play The Secret World. I’d like all my alts to be done Solomon Island and ready to help my bf through it when he finally returns to it. It would also be nice to play my main and finally complete all launch-Issue #4 content (maybe do the #5 DLC over again), including the new achievements for the old zones.

But for now… no MMOs. I’m playing Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Normal, Lv 22 Male Human Mage with Rift Mage+Flame+Spiri,t 9/10 zones done, 6/10 dragons done, 5/7 story chapters done (doing all zones before Arbor Wilds), Lv 15ish-20ish gear, both dropped and crafted (Lv 20-25ish gear is I guess for the DLC), I have a Nightmare Female Dwarf Warrior run happening (still in Hinterlands) for variety – no one plays the Female Dwarf! Would be even more rare if I picked Rogue, I think.

Mass Effect playthrough with my friend visiting is still happening, and on its way to its 1st anniversary. We’re now approx 1/2 through ME2, though less if we count DLC and sidemissions, or maybe a bit more if we only count the significant missions. I suppose that by the end of summer we’ll be done ME2, or at least I hope so. That leaves ME3 to complete while we wait for ‘ME4’ to be finished by Bioware!

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There’s a still snow melt date of late May for my area so I am definitely not doing anything outdoors. Other than looking out my window at the sun and then the three foot snowbanks and back again, that is. I haven’t been able to stay logged into ESO for more than an hour at a time lately so maybe I’ll push through my slump in SWTOR (I hit my tolerance with the combat on my telekinetic sage: send in companion, aoe until dead, repeat).