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Guys, we could not be more excited to start getting in on the branded content game, and we’re starting with endorsing Mrs. Patter’s Bacon-Fried Cookies! But we promise you, this won’t really affect our content, which is refreshing and fried in the grease of simmering hog fat just like Mrs. Patter’s delicious cookies! Available in all sorts of wonderful flavors, like Strawberries & Bacon, Vanilla Custard & Bacon, Peanut Butter & Cheese, and of course, Blueberry & Broken Glass & Bacon That Doesn’t Taste Right!

We’ll still be bringing you all of the same great MMO content you’ve come to expect, it’ll just cover a wider spectrum. Like which flavor of Mrs. Patter’s cookies to enjoy with your favorite game, or why Mrs. Patter’s Meth & Bile cookies help you stay focused during intense play sessions, or which games have GMs most willing to call an ambulance because you are eating a kind of cookie the FDA has prohibited from sale in the United States. Let us know what you’re playing down in the comments of What Are You Playing, and the best response gets a free box of Mrs. Patter’s Bacon-Fried Cookies (Now With Less Asbestos, Probably)!

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Pokemon Go is happening but so is Overwatch because Moira’s out and I am in love. It’s not ’cause she’s a redhead and I have a weakness, but because I feel like I’m playing some kind of vampire/bloodmage healer, in a shooter. I still don’t think her art style matches the rest of the cast but she’s so fun, I’ll need an outdoor game to make sure my muscles don’t atrophy (and that I’m prepared for next week’s feast).

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I dunno! I logged into Ultima Online yesterday and puttered. I considered Marvel Heroes, but I just can’t even bring myself to do it. I’ll probably play some Trove with the kid, and I’ll definitely be playing games on my phone – I gave Pocket Legends Adventures a spin and really liked that, so maybe more of it. And if I get time to duo with the husband, Guild Wars 2 is likely, but ahead of the holidays, overlapping free gaming time has become a challenge.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): The usual stuff; Final Fantasy XIV, Secret World Legends, World of Warcraft, NaNoWriMo, whatever that game is where you sit in the bath for an hour and feel bad about your life choices. Mega Man 8? Sure, that’s probably it.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Believe it or not, right now I’m having the time of my life in Dungeons & Dragons Online. These highly scripted and varied mini-dungeons are a blast to play through, especially with optional challenges, and I am looking forward to touching the new expansion one day. Other than that, some WoW Warlock leveling and Lord of the Rings Online questing are on my plate.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): There is plenty of Egypt for me to work my way through in Secret World Legends, and a million things I still want to do in EverQuest II. There are also a number of the survival sandboxes that I want to dip back into, but I can’t quite choose. ROKH? Life is Feudal? Osiris? Hellion? And we know how bad I am at decisions.

Pierre, patron: I’m trying to max two characters in Destiny 2 before the launch of the Curse of Osiris DLC on December 5th. I hope I’ll be fast enough, so that I can join as many new activities as possible with my clan (they are all maxed out today, they’re so much faster than I am). On a sadder note, I was really shocked by the news of Marvel Heroes closing shop. I’ve never really spent a lot of time in the game, but I’ve only heard positive comments and praise about that MMO. It’s always too bad when a good game has to end like this. And I’m also thinking about all the players who liked this game and will not be able to enjoy it anymore; all my support goes to you guys, I hope you find another MMO of choice soon. Have a nice gaming weekend MOP readers. Cheers!

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Pandalulz

I’m actually not even sure what I’m playing this weekend. I let my FFXIV sub lapse because the DDOS has not played well with me, and I honestly have no MMO subs up currently. I think it will be time to pull out some single-player stuff from my backlog but I will roll with the flow on that.

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Sorenthaz

Dead By Daylight and Star Wars Battlefront 2 have been my recent ‘solo’ multiplayer games that I’ve been digging into. DBD I decided to come back to after stepping away from it shortly after Michael Myers came out in October 2016, and I’m having a blast both as a survivor and killer even if people still regularly complain about balance (which mostly means Killer mains whining about how they can’t 100% get 4 kills every game so they go put negative reviews on Steam mentioning it). Battlefront 2 at its core is very impressive, very fun, but the lootbox progression and the slow rate of earning credits is definitely a bit demotivating; DICE needs to fix this ASAP imo, especially when there are already folks who bought $100+ worth of lootboxes to get the higher weapons/Star Cards.

Beyond those two FFXIV and Conan Exiles with a friend, maybe some SMITE Adventure stuff and LoL, aaaaand will likely be doing some more pioneering before the weekend is over.

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mysecretid

No fun. No sun. No warmth. November. :-D

Yeah, you’ll have to forgive me, November is one of my least-favorite months of the year, weather-wise.

Gaming is good, but I confess, I’m kind of thrashing around for something new to play, or at least some new content to play.

Still enjoying World of Warcraft very, very much, but some of you will remember that I’m actually not a medieval-fantasy-genre-first kind of gamer, as so many seem to be, so when I go too long without an interesting non-fantasy game, I get a bit twitchy.

I love Star Trek Online, but I’m still waiting for the next content-drop there. It feels like I’ve seen and done everything, and I can only level up alts for so long before I get restless.

I’ve been playing Agents Of Mayhem, and I’m still loving it, but I sense that I’m getting near the end of that game (it isn’t an ongoing MMO, after all).

They did, however, just offer none other than Kinzie Kensington her own bad self from the Saints Row franchise as the latest DLC Agent Of Mayhem (her code name is “Safeword” Hahahahaha :-) ) so that will extend the life of the game for me a little longer. Kinzie is a tech/uberhacker character (of course) and fun to play so far.

I realized while playing that Agents Of Mayhem is now probably the closest thing to a fun superhero game I’ve got left, with the decline and demise of Marvel Heroes. :-(

I did actually pop back into DC Universe Online and while (as others here have noted) DCUO still has the most impressive cityscape environments I’ve ever seen in an MMORPG, it still feels as clunky as hell to me when it comes to delivering a true superhero game experience.

All these years later, and you still can’t easily create a super strong and resilient melee tank type character — even though two of DC Comics’ three most iconic characters (Superman and Wonder Woman) both fall under this archetype.

So, it’s been a good game week, overall, with a bit of searching for something new. No complaints — merely restless.

Take care of yourselves, please, people, and be kind to yourselves and each other. We’re all we’ve got when things get weird, so help each other out.

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rafael12104

Good stuff.

Yeah, I wonder if Disney could have saved something from Marvel Heroes. I mean, fire Gazillion, sure. But why not bring a new dev house in to clean up and continue?

But a clean break, might be best.

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Cadaver

Fallout 4. It’s taken me two years to get round to it, but I’m absolutely loving it.

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Hirku

Starting Bethesda games years later is usually the best way to go. All the patches are done and all the mods have been released and refined. I don’t think I ever played one of their games during its release year.

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rafael12104

Heh. Yeah, and even then the same old bugs are still there. Whenever I play Skyrim, inevitably, I find them, as if they were waiting to say hello.

Good old Bethesda, a shelter for bugs and quirks in games of all types.

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I agree. I’d probably be slightly less enthusiastic about the game if it wasn’t for the plethora of mods to address my niggles. For my first playthrough though, I’m sticking to only a small handful of mods.

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mysecretid

I was surprised by just how much I loved Fallout 4. Story-wise, it’s probably my favorite game in the entire series, for a whole bunch of reasons. Most of the DLC is quite good too — I particularly enjoyed Far Harbor.

Just be sure to make “I Like My Game At This Point, I Do” archive saves every once in a while, because there are certain Big Plot branches and decisions at certain points in the game, and if you’re running on too much caffeine and not enough sleep when you hit them, you could end up making a choice which takes your game somewhere you didn’t actually want to go.

Just a tip from a fellow gamer who’s been there. Enjoy! Enjoy! :-)

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No worries, I’m a very frequent saver :)

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rafael12104

It is a great game. I spent a lot of time in there. No regrets, although I did get a little twitchy when walking around my neighborhood for some time. Always careful, peering around corners and such. Lol

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It’s a wonderful game. I wasn’t even expecting the whole building side of it. I’ve spent more time planting corn and building fences than killing raiders so far. I’ll be at this for weeks.
With all the recent discussion around pernicious monetization strategies and the debate around the price of games, it’s just so good to simply enjoy playing a bloody good game without any of the usual cynical bullshit. It would have been a bargain at twice the price.

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A Dad Supreme

Star Wars Battlefront II of course.

Newest game out, my favorite IP. This is the only type of game that even gets me interested in any kind of PvP.

Just at that point now where I’m getting tired of all the older MMOs and the glacial changes that they make/produce content.

Finally ‘finished’ Borderlands: Handsome Edition few days ago. Great game, got it dirt cheap because I’m so far behind the times in console game, lol.

I’ll be rotating between SWBF2 and Metal Gear: The Phantom Pain for the next few weeks.

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Rees Racer

I can at least appreciate the fact you’ve been consistently unapologetic about your desire to play (and love of) Battlefront II. Quite a few Twitch streamers have either elected not to feature it, or have abandoned the game due to harsh criticism.

As much as I’d looked forward to blasting Republic ships to bits in a TIE fighter, I just can not bring myself to buy it, for fear of soul-crushing guilt…

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Hirku

Everybody’s gotta do what they gotta do. Have fun!

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Utakata

This week: Back in pink…

…yeah, I know that doesn’t rhyme so well…but work with me for bit. :(

Anyroads, finally broke 300 with my Gobbie-chan Priest’s ‘n Warrior’s professions (Enchant/Tailoring and Pink..I mean Blacksmith/Mining respectively) in WoWstar.

Also this week: Might reactivate my account with Blade & Soul, if NC still remembers me. It’s been a very long while. :(

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

And RIP, Malcolm Young. /bows

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Rees Racer

Knew it was coming, but still entirely too soon.

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World of Warcraft and Injustice 2 primarily.
Mu Legend, DCUO, and Maplestory as backup.
DC Legends and Game of Thrones Ascent on Mobile.

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Michael18

I planned delving further into Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. But then came MOP’s article about this free weekend of Overwatch. But then I noticed there’s still Pool of Radiance waiting for me in my GOG library.

After a valiant struggle of all contenders, the Gold Box classic got the better of the shiny AAA treat and the timeless lure of a rogue-like. So, after a hiatus of 28 years I returned to the shores of the Moonsea this morning. Not sure yet if I’ll go for a full play through, just some experimenting with the party generator and the early city areas, for now. And to think how user friendly and convenient I found this game as a kid! Great fun.

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nobleeinherjar

I was glad I finally purchased the Gold Box that came with Pool of Radiance. I remember watching my favorite YouTuber playing it and thinking, “I love D&D, but this game is just too old for me.”
But I finally gave it a try for some reason and it’s so much fun. When it comes to D&D games, I will always prefer turn-based over real-time with pause. And the whole game is just so very charming.

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I’m playing Overwatch and trying out Moira whenever I can. I’m really liking her. I’m also less than one level away from silver, so I’ll be playing enough to reach silver. I’ve been doing a lot more Tracer lately, too. I’ve gotten 3 Tracer Plays of the Game in three days. This is the best one of the three even though I died during it:

Also playing a single player platformer called Magicmaker. It’s cute and funny, and the core conceit of the game is that you mix and match elements to make your own spells.

The rest of the time I’m working on our own game. Last weekend we had a three-day game jam. For about 14 hours a day, we did nothing but work on it. We didn’t get as far as we wanted, but we did make progress. I’m focusing on the level creation, modeling, and texturing.

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Utakata

Liked the screen catch…even though you sorta ended with splat at the end of the vid. :(

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She’s made of paper and sugar crystals and dies when someone breathes on her too hard, but she does a lot of damage. A true glass cannon.

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deekay_plus

my industry buddy does the odd game jam and always has funny things to show from them.

my own ideas don’t fit into the concept being big serious mmo ideas lol.

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mistressbrazen

I guess I’ll do the obligatory two hours in SWTOR. Maybe the grand kid will want to play Wizard 101… and then I’ll wait for a game I like to come out.