WRUP: So crazy and random edition

Hey, folks, I’d like to announce for the record that I am just so crazy and random! I surprise people with my completely insane behavior, like… putting two unrelated nouns together in sequence! Or laughing at something mildly transgressive and largely hateful! Garbage pizza! Explosion soda! Wow, you just can’t keep up with my crazy behavior! Sometimes I even do something spontaneously silly!

And sometimes I sit in my neighbor’s yard for four hours at a stretch, a blue tarp draped over my shoulders, mumbling things like “the flesh is silent beneath the waves” until said neighbors draw their curtains. I squat there, and I know in my head that it doesn’t matter, nothing really matters, everything is a yawning abyss of pointlessness and it matters so little, sometimes you just want the brick and mortar and tar of this tangible world to swallow you up because then everything will be silent and you can finally rest content in your own irrelevance.

Oh, and there’s a “You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Work Here, But It Helps” sign over my desk. So random! Let me know what you’re up to in this week’s What Are You Playing comments.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, so excited for the weekend! I’ve got an Undertale video game book club meet (not playing, but discussing a game in detail; it seems like work, but I actually get to interact with people in real time). After that, Pokemon Go with my friend and her Final Fantasy XIV playing co-worker. Hoping to get them Raikou before it changes, especially since October 1 is when my PoGo group will be searching for whatever legendary beast comes next! But… man, my feet are getting tired from the extra walking we’ve been doing!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Guild Wars 2.

And I might do some skilling in Ultima Online. But mostly Guild Wars 2.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog):There’s a big patch on the way for FFXIV, so I’ll be prepping up for that; otherwise, I’ve got work to do on GW2 for column purposes. That should keep me pretty well occupied.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I just started up a new captain in Star Trek Online, because that’s all I seem to do in this game is reroll. Apart from dabbling in that, I’m trying to finish up a particularly fiendish zone in Lord of the Rings Online and perhaps wrap up Transylvania in Secret World Legends.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I have a personal commitment for much of the weekend, but I will slip in a little bit of ARK: Survival Evolved, a little bit of Secret World Legends, and a little bit of EverQuest II. When I say slip in, I mean I doubt I will manage more than 4 hours of playtime all totaled. I might also try to finish another anniversary Corgi quest or two in ArcheAge, but since I have to grind in the library for cheese I don’t see that being very successful in the short time I have.

Patron Pierre: Last weekend, I gave a try to Divinity Original Sin 2, that I enjoyed a lot. It’s one of the best RPGs I played, Larian Studios did improve their recipe so nicely. But Destiny 2 has its grip on me and I couldn’t resist going back to it. So this weekend will be Destiny 2 exclusively. On the MMO front, I don’t know why, may be because it was my first MMORPG, or because it’s a very good one, but I have been tempted to go back to Final Fantasy XI these last weeks. I didn’t, but just because free time is so limited. Darn, why do we have to lose all this time earning our living?? :D Enjoy your weekend MOP readers and tell us what you’re playing. Cheers!

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Nater

Second weekend in a row that I’ve had to work extra hours because there’s just too much work! I think for the first time in years, I’m going to have to hire or at least propose to hire an assistant. Not a bad thing I suppose! As far as gaming goes, I’m still in the MMO drought. Once I’m done with work today, I’m probably gonna come home and have a think and write a little something.

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Jack Pipsam

Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Wii U mostly.

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Estranged

Destiny 2, on my PS4 pro. I’m no where finished with the content, so much to do!

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Simon Kolomar

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Currently level 67 Bard. Enjoying main story quests a lot. Really great game, great music, addictive gameplay, great looking and fantastic optimization. LOVE IT!

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butterpanda888

Injustice 2, Game of Thrones: Ascent, Marvel Heroes, and BDO.
I may break out my 360 and play some older games (My grandpa won’t share the Xbox One after 6 pm because he is OBSESSED with World of Tanks).

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butterpanda888

Oh, I just remembered I was gonna play STO and Warframe. I’ll have to wait til tomorrow or really late tonight as I play on XBOX One and if you read my post above you will see why that is a problem.

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Major Glitch

Warframe is getting ready to drop it’s Plains of Edilon expansion which is going to bring both an open-world and a custom-weapon crafting system to the game. It’s an exciting time for everyone in Warframe, and the best part? It’s all FREE!

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zoward

Very little gaming this weekend. Today is my 22nd wedding anniversary. The kids are finally old enough that we can leave them without a babysitter and go out for an elaborate dinner at a fine restaurant. Tomorrow is mostly outdoor chores and a 4-H fair. If I can, I’ll squeeze in some time with the RNG-fueled extravaganza that is LotRO‘s Treasure Hunt. My main scored the Treasure-Laden Pony there earlier this week (I was hoping to get the goat, but … you can’t look a gift horse in the mouth!). Have a great weekend all!

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butterpanda888

Congrats!

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Utakata

The 4 H’s of MMO’s are Helm, Heal, Hit and then Hearth. o.O

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Utakata

This week: “…with that obsession you have with your pigtails”, to paraphrase a reader before the Bree moderation descended upon our conversation. So yeah…what’s with that? Well when one adorns a pair of extra animated appendages that sometimes takes a life on their own, I tend to be a little obsessive about them. Kind of likely owning big fluffy temperamental cats…only these are attached to my body. And they get particularly testy when I am combing the knots they have accumulated with an overnight’s good sleep in the morning. :(

Also this week: Nuit Blanche, WoW and my best wishes that mysecretid-san gets better from whatever is ailing him or her just below. /bows

Have a wonderful week and weekend folks! <3

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mysecretid

My health is misbehaving this week (it ebbs and flows, so don’t worry) and that meant I was playing games which I find less demanding (i.e. they don’t need a lot of mental focus from me).

So, some World of Warcraft; some Agents of Mayhem (when I was feeling peppier); some of Stellaris, with the new robotic empires DLC (Hirku, you seen this yet?), and, of course, some Star Trek Online.

Finally found out why my Agents of Mayhem game permanently hangs every time I try to add in the Johnny Gat DLC — apparently, the recent 1.03 game patch for PS4 causes this problem for certain players. It’s not even tied to the DLC necessarily, only the patch. Some people are getting perma-hang with no store-bought DLC installed at all. Volition knows about the issue, but we’re still waiting for them to solve the mystery.

Take care of yourselves, folks. We only get one shot at this life, as far as we know, so I’d like as many friendly faces around as possible! :-D

Cheers,

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BalsBigBrother

Hope you feel better soon :-)

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mysecretid

Thanks, B3, it will come around again. It’s sort of a cyclical thing. It’s just that when it’s on the downswing, it’s kinda crappy. I’ll be okay; I promise. :-)

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Sray

That blows. Did you get Gat as the pre-order bonus, or did you pay for it post launch?

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mysecretid

I bought Johnny Gat a la carte, so no worries there. I rarely pre-order any more, unless I know it’s a game I expect to buy, regardless of reviews. I’ve been burned too many times letting myself get sucked-in by pre-order goodies. :-)

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Hirku

Get well soon! Stellaris 1.8 broke some mods that I won’t play without, so I’m hiatus until they get updated.

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mysecretid

Understood. I’m liking what I’m seeing in my new game — it adds more options and flavors to an already diverse universe, so I’m digging that. I suspect you will too.

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rafael12104

Hang in there brother. Get yourself well. I like playing games when I’m sick. But, it’s much better when I’m just being unproductive. Lol

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mysecretid

Thank you, things are better today. :-)

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deekay_plus

/hugs

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butterpanda888

My health was misbehaving this week too. Hope you feel better.

On a side note, how is the new Stellaris DLC?

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mysecretid

Thank you for your kind words.

I’m running the beta-patch of the DLC (you have to intentionally download it from Steam — Steam should tell you how) and it seems fine, BUT I am the first guy to tell you that I do not go over the Stellaris rules and changes with a magnifying glass. :-)

Basically, I play — and if the new stuff seems fun, I deem it good, and if it screws up my gameplay, I say there needs to be changes made. So, I’m probably not the guy you want to ask about the finer details, Panda. :-)

I did see something in my latest game which impressed me, though — one of the early empires which showed up was an “exterminate all biological life” nasty type of machine empire.

I figured that it would fall to me, as the player, to take care of this evil machine collective, as NPC empires have traditionally been sort of oblivious to threats in Stellaris until the enemy empires actually attack them.

Not this time, though. While I was building up my fleets and armies for a pre-emptive strike, two of my NPC neighbors formed a war alliance and completely destroyed the machine empire before they could launch their campaign of genocide!

So, again, I’m no expert, but it looks like the game AI has gotten a bit smarter. :-D

Cheers,

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I’m still playing Rift and I should be wrapping up Nightmare Tide either this weekend or sometime next week. I’m looking forward to checking out PoA but I’m a little concerned too based on the reviews about TTK and mob density.

Besides that I plan on taking a look at Tree of Savior and Warframe again this weekend. I loved ToS when it launched but then I went on an MMO hiatus for several months and haven’t played since. It’s a beautiful game with a great soundtrack. That’s about it. But that works for me!

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I’ve gone back for a bit of Secret World Legends as I enjoy the worldbuilding and the combat is still fresh. Also because I can tote around a freakin’ M60 as my main weapon.

Aside from that, I’m slogging through FFXIV with an emphasis on slog. There’s a lot I love about the game, but the cutscene to action ratio of the main story questline is sleep-inducing at times. And since pretty much everything is gated by the MSQ, not to mention I’m still playing catch up to my FC, well… At least I’ve made it to Rhalgr’s Reach?

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the gating in ffxiv drove me bat shit insane to the point i won’t touch the game again becuase of it lol.

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mysecretid

An M-60? Blaine from the original Predator movie, is that you? :-D

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Skoryy

Nah, Blain had an M134 minigun. You can get those in Champions Online, though! The M60 is what John Rambo blasts his way through First Blood with, and what Rock ‘n Roll used in G.I. Joe.

(C’mon, everyone say it: Nerrrrrrrrrrrd.)

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Hirku

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mysecretid

Heh. Somebody’s got to keep all this stuff straight! :-D