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And say it with croissants.

Stashing the carbs. Scarfing down the pre-byproducts. Making the mashy-mash with my bitey-bits. The great British chew-off. Food breathing. Taking an eat-load in the face port. Cramming ingredients together, extreme mode. The cook’s conclusion. Poop loading. Super happy chew-chew excitement delight experiment (only recommended for Japanese cuisine). Gobbleworking the lip bones (only recommended for Australian cuisine). Chewing on expired meat (only recommended for expired meat).

Chewy drinking. Bread gargling. Fueling this disgusting meat-prison of a body with stolen calories that are themselves drunk on the power of the almighty day-star until the moment that our black emperor’s cloak of night robs these feeble lives once more. The whole-mouth workout with added tongue exercises. Cheek largening surgery. What Are You Playing. Sneating (snake eating).

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): It is too hot for long walks in California, but since there’s new Pokemon Go raids, I’ll probably go out for that for a bit. I also admit I’ve fallen off the wagon and gotten into Fire Emblem Heroes again thanks finally getting not one, but two versions of Ike, one of my favorite characters (thanks to Super Smash Bros).

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2, probably? It’s the last weekend before the school year starts up for my family, though, and it’s PAX, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t game much. I gotta turn my Ultima Online account soon too for the 20th anny stuff!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Just Final Fantasy XIV like normal. You call it boring, I call it making solid progress. (And it means a solid backlog of games when I need a break, which is also good.)

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): The usual suspects of Secret World Legends and Lord of the Rings Online are enough to keep me occupied, but I’m starting to feel a little wanderlust to branch out into a third game. Dungeons and Dragons Online keeps pecking away at my interest, so maybe I’ll return to that old favorite.

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nobleeinherjar

Today was a day of fun grinding games. A friend and I grinded (ground?) ranks in Everbody’s Golf, did random side stuff in The Division, made progress with our new Bloodborne characters, and worked toward getting to the final DLC of Dark Souls 3.

On my own, I played some No Man’s Sky and some Warframe. Not much else to say about today. Just a day of relaxing and gaming.

Edit: Oh! And catching up on the Ys games I need to finish before Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana releases. I’m kind of hoping that next we get a remake of Ys V. It would make sense, since (iirc) it’s gone Ys 6, then a remake of Ys 3, Ys 7, then a remake of Ys 4, now Ys 8 is about to come out, so maybe a remake of Ys 5 is next.

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As a word-nerd, I can confirm that your instincts were correct — the past tense of “grind” is indeed “ground” — it’s why you see signs in stores that say “fresh ground coffee beans”. It means that the store grinds fresh coffee beans for sale on a regular basis.

It sounds like you and your friend had a lot of fun — and that’s what it’s all about. Good on ya!

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Space Captain Zor

Helped a couple friends finish up Diablo 3 Season 11 allllllllll the way through Guardian (whew!) Prior to that, tinkered around in NYC some with The Division. Sadly the Global Events weren’t up yet for September. Thinking I may go visit Argus tomorrow.

Monday, if that still counts as the holiday weekend, I’ll be helping friends and co-workers with clean up from Hurricane Harvey. #HoustonStrong!

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Phubarrh

My wife has been tugging at my sleeve to go back to FFXIV for nearly a year now, so once Stormblood dropped to the magic $20, we returned a few weeks ago. Well…her favorite part of the game was always the dungeons, but she’s now finding the average PUG to be fairly appalling in its behavior, where she only had good memories of it before, so now she’s pushing for a return to Guild Wars 2.

I’ll play that with her, but I am also going to take solo advantage of that subscription money I threw at Square Enix. It’s slow going though, not just trying to get back into a bunch of previously level-capped jobs, but also adjusting to the skill changes that have been made. There are interim-patch cutscenes to be slogged through, and an economy to re-learn. Today I tackled crafting after having completely forgotten the perfect rotations I worked out, and it’s still pretty much baby steps. Will I recapture the magic? Time will tell…

I was playing: Diablo III; after completing Season 11 on the Necromancer, I thought I’d go for the cool season rewards on another class too. But then I learned you can only earn them once per season, so I’m hanging that one up until next season rolls around.

Secret World Legends: Still not a big fan of the skill changes made, but the story managed to pull me in again. At least, up to where I have to move on to Blue Mountain, and the thought of that followed by Egypt has me holed up in the Innsmouth Academy library, logging in once a day to get my GM rewards. All those free keys, and so far the only special item I’ve gotten out of a cache is one (blue) weapon.

ESO: As with my first run through it, I started Cadwell’s Silver and made it halfway through the second faction’s questline before I ran out of gas. I made it some distance into Morrowind with another character, but still I was ready for a break. Should probably drop my sub for now, having picked up Horns of the Reach…

Champions Online and Shroud of the Avatar: Tried once again to get into them, but they’re still no City of Heroes or EQ2.

Rift: Started playing this with my wife again, but we ended up running off in different directions all the time, and were overwhelmed with systems by the time we hit the capital city. Very topheavy and still not sticky enough.

WOW: The price drop on Legion has me tempted, but not quite enough. Maybe once it hits $20.

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Alfredo Garcia

Solomon Island is definitely the gem of SWL, story and quest-wise. It’s not that there aren’t some good bits in following content but that there’s a lot more cruft and bad MMO tropes piled on top.

I never made it to Tokyo though, so maybe things improve again. The game play just turned out to be far too shallow to hold my interest and I can get better story from other non-game sources.

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Phubarrh

Tokyo actually proved the highlight of the game for me, which surprised me as I took my time getting there after hearing what a grind it was. But it’s very well written and has some of the creepiest moments in the game; even the mini-dungeons of Orochi Tower were a gas. Worth a visit, for sure.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Even without Outer Kaidan, Orochi Tower, etc – Kaidan is in at least contention for my favorite zone (not in current state of course, but in the quality level of the existing content before the rest is patched in). If ‘Dark Agartha’ (if its a zone) and/or ‘Congo’ (if its really coming) are even just as good, I’ll be very happy. And nah, I don’t need the sprawling and towering design of Kaidan – very expensive for Funcom I hear – for the quality level to happen.

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Utakata

This week: I was told awhile back that chocolate croissants really go well with whip cream. Oooo…yum, yum, yum! <3

Also WoW, with plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth in Argus…which I am also told is not actually breed of cow. o.O

Have a great week and weekend, folks! :)

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MikeInTheLab

Hearthstone is a daily item. The WOW itch is upon me, I never did play a gnome hunter… Some ESO and STO to round things out. The last two are fun to just jump in and complete a mission or two without any weighty Commitment.

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This is another good reminder of why Eliot gets to do the WRUPs, and why there hasn’t been a MassivelyOP staff dinner.

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Jonny Sage

Been playing Gw2 HOT content, so havent been around much. Heres my guild trying to defeat the Vale Guardian (we died many times).

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Malcolm Swoboda

Secret World Legends: I’m caught up on story! That is, I’ve done every mission up to part way into Tokyo. I’ve been collecting all available lore and I’m over 2/3 there, and after that, I’ll be focusing on more achievement collection and Blue/Purple gear collecting and upgrading. Raid content is upcoming but I may not get into that in September, but I will be advancing through Tokyo, Elite Dungeons, Scenarios, and maybe Lairs. Basically, I’m ahead of my personal expectations. I’ll definitely stick around to try Samhain event. With the Funcom Point ‘compromise’, it doesn’t have me excited to buy things, but I’m at least a little open to finally putting some money forward to get a bit of a convenient boost (inventory and such).

When I want a ‘break’, I do a part of Telltale’s Game of Thrones. I really like its presentation, and like its story, but hearing about how very little the choices affect things, just saddens me. But I knew that sort of thing going into a goddamn Telltale game. At least it gives me some GoT in the latter half of 2017. Maybe next year I’ll read the original SOIAF books.

My boyfriend may be getting Mario Rabbits whatever its called. We may play co-op together :).

Friend finally visiting again to play ME3. She’s almost done the Tuchanka story arc. At this rate I doubt we’ll finish the game this year, but probably next year, giving us 2018-2019 (2020?) for MEA, and hoping the series isn’t dead.

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mysecretid

There’s been a fair bit of matrimony going on around me of late, so as I read your post I initially thought it said “My boyfriend may be getting Married …” and I thought perhaps congratulations were in order for you. :-D

I imagine Mario Rabbits may be a better life option at this time. Less stressful. :-) Hee hee hee.

In any event, it sounds like you’re eyeball-deep in good games lately — sounds like a fun way to spend the time!

Be well,

Cheers,

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Sorenthaz

MUD stuff, FFXIV, possibly XCOM 2 War of the Chosen, The Divsion, Smite… *shrug* lots of stuff potentially depending on how this three day weekend goes.

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I’ve been playing Eve since 2006 on and off and I got podded for the first time.

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Jonny Sage

Thats an accomplishment!

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kofteburger

Not really when you never step into nullsec or lowsec. Also I always cloak when I’m in wh.

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Oleg Chebeneev

We need a story! :D

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It was an overview mix up in a Faction Warfare complex. I thought someone was in Federal Defence Union but turns out it was a Caldari militia in a Federation Navy Comet.