WRUP: Goodbye, my sweet would-be treasure edition

    
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If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

I don’t think I can properly express how much I love the Ikthians in WildStar. The Ikthian Crawler is seriously something I would… well, not kill for, that’s extreme, but I’d punch a dude. Unfortunately, you all remember a couple of months back when we were all unceremoniously fired with no forewarning, and thus I had to make a choice that I now intensely regret – I made a choice to let my WildStar subscription lapse.

Had I known that I was choosing not to get a mount when the free-to-play conversion happened, I… well, actually, I probably would have done the exact same thing, I needed to save money. But it would have factored in.

On that note, here’s something completely unrelated to that note. It’s What Are You Playing, the game where the score is made up and the points don’t matter, because there is neither score nor points. There’s just us telling you what we’re playing for the weekend and you telling us what you’re playing down in the comments. What joy!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Probably Trove; I think I might even get my husband to take a peek at it. But I’d really like to check out Lion’s Arch in Guild Wars 2 and get a ton of screenshots too. And Justin keeps making me miss Marvel Heroes. So many fun toys!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Another weekend and another bit of puttering in Final Fantasy XIV, yes, but I’m also spending some time back in WildStar and in World of Warcraft. And there are about twelve other games I’d like to be jumping in on, too, but I have only so many hours in the day.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Why, WildStar of course! Lots of excitement following the free-to-play announcement and hope – for the first time in a while – for a brighter future. One of my current goals in the game is to hunt down challenges that reward housing items and pretty up my plot somewhat.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): Considering our family loss this week I don’t think I will be doing much gaming at all besides my Landmark stream. Maybe I will shoot a couple zombies in H1Z1, too. Because blasting death in the face would feel pretty cathartic right now. Instead, I am going to immerse myself in the home version of Snuggle Bunnies and hugging the stuffing out of my kids the moment I fly back.

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pepinocantador
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pepinocantador

I’ve mostly been running around in Witcher 3, doing what seems like a lot but making what feels like little progress. That, and I’ve been mixing in Destiny here and there.

With regards to the Wildstar thing, they should probably give the perks to anyone who has ever given them money. It would add incentive for those who might be willing to return, rather than just those that are already there anyway… However, the Wildstar people have never really been known for their decision making.

ZNSinger
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ZNSinger

Been enjoying DDO Online a lot lately. Especially my Assassin Rogue…I freaking love that thing.

thatchefdude
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thatchefdude

Witcher 3 – Death March difficulty all weekend, need to brew a lot of potions and oils to have a chance on extreme mode…

Aglethe
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Aglethe

Nate Woodard
Yeah, comedy (especially parody) tends to be a less is more thing for me, much better to have half an hour of the best material rather than trying to stretch it out over ninety minutes. They got it just right with this one. =)

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

Haha. It’s just enough, too. If they would have made a whole movie I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much.

Aglethe
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Aglethe

Bannex19
I think most of the game’s short comings (the more linear world layout was kind of a bummer after the 3d metroidvania of DkS1) wouldn’t have bothered me so much if it hadn’t been for the changes to the rapier animations/moveset. Not only did they slow them down, but they added those frames of delay to the first R1 attack. It’s like the BF4 magnum thing, perhaps it’s more balanced this way, but pushing a button and waiting that long to attack just isn’t fun.

Unfortunately it’s a problem Bloodborne inherited as well. I kind of rushed for the Reiter Pallasch thinking they surely wouldn’t do the same thing again with the somewhat twitchy-er emphasis of Bloodborne… But nope, that first R1 attack from DkS2 was still there. :/ I had a bit of a simultaneous Kaaaaahhhhhnnnn and Vader Noooooo moment when I found out. 

There’s so much I love about the tone, the worlds, lore, and encounter design of the Souls games, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s slow melee weapons. :/ The Blades of Mercy kind of save Bloodborne there, but they’re kind of dependent on their transformed rolling R1, which can get a little stale at times.

Er, all ranting aside, for as much as some of the areas in the main game of DkS2 may have been a bit plain, from everything I’ve heard, the DLC maps more than make up for it. So even if the main Souls entries end up being handled by the b-team from here on, at least it looks like they’ve hit their stride well enough now anyway.

Zo5o
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cromahr Zo5o Oh, it’s definitely not the game, more my mind at the moment. I’m having the same problem in my MMO’s , nothing is “sticking” with me at present. I’m sure, Witcher wise, i’ll get my full measure of enjoyment from the game, just not right now i guess. :)

AdeptusEnginus
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There’s too many games out lately, and not enough time to play them all.

Still running my dailies in XIV, but I’m slowly slipping into expansion mode. All that I really need to do is finish off the final story arch, which will take about a day.
I got into Trove of all things recently…and am surprisingly playing that more than most things of late. It’s like Cube World if Cube World had actually gotten finished.
Subbed to SWTOR for a month to play through the class stories during the x12, treating it kind of like KOTOR 3 with an MMO tacked on. Every time I try that game I remember how much I actually do enjoy it, but the F2P model just feels to gimped to stomach.

Then there’s single player games, in which I am one of t he few people not playing Witcher 3 yet, as not only do I scarcely buy single player games at full price regardless of quality, but I’m also yet to finish Witcher 1 and 2, and the series is too good to justify skipping an installment. Meanwhile, I’m trying to find a point where I can finish Divinity: Original Sin, still need to finish reading Chapter 1 of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni, AND Hyperdimension Neptunia: ReBirth 2 got released on Steam, and I still need to finish the first one.

The ultimate in first world problems: Too many video games.

krieglich
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krieglich

Witcher 3. No time or need to play anything else.

Aglethe
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Aglethe

Nate Woodard BalsBigBrother
Oh jeeze, you’re not kidding on that one. I just watched Kung Fury a little bit ago, and that thing is completely mentally effin’ hilariously nuts with lazer raptors on top. 0.o Thanks for that, I think I was in need of a bit of a big stupid grin there, it really hit the spot. =)