Congratulations, champion. You’ve won. Now leave.
What’s that? Of course you don’t want to leave. You’re waiting for the moment to come. You’re waiting to feel as if it meant something. You want that confrontation, the point when everything comes together and you can feel as if you’ve learned something important, that there was a lesson to be found and you found it. Here’s your lesson, then: that doesn’t happen. It’s not going to happen.
Being right doesn’t make you feel better. Being successful doesn’t make you feel complete. Accomplishing something difficult only means that you accomplish that difficult task, not that everything else is going to make sense now. You won the battle, but the war you’re fighting is your own. And it continues, and it’s not going anywhere.
Let us know what you’re doing in the comments to this week’s What Are You Playing. The rest is just follow-through.
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Ugh! I’m hoping to be over this cold by the time you guys read this. I’m supposed to have another day of Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and other console goodness, but it may fall through, as would any dreams of Pokemon Go hunting. Even Monster Hunter World might barely happen, as even my brother (welcome new hunter!) has trouble playing with me and the soundtrack my sickness has introduced.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Hmm, not sure. Snow on the ground again, and a calendar that means I’m probably staying in all weekend, so… gonna play something! Guild Wars 2, probably. Ultima Online again, though probably to wind down my account for a few months. I’m in a rut here but not motivated to drop money or time on early access or beta anything, meh.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): It’s been a rough week, but at least I don’t want for stuff to do this weekend. Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft, and Project Gorgon have no shortage of play options.
Matt Daniel (@Matt_DanielMVOP): I’ll be on the hunt in Monster Hunter World this weekend (and probably the foreseeable future) as I try to wrap up the main questline and move on to the addictive grindfest that is Monster Hunter’s endgame. On that note, shameless plug time: I’ve created a squad for any folks playing MHW on the Xbox One. If you’d like an invitation, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Xbox Live gamertag, and I’ll get back to you with details on how to get you into the squad.
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I am super sad that Subnautica cannot be co-op or multiplayer, but I will be spending time there. I am also enjoying doing Tortage again in Age of Conan on the new server, so I will continue adventures there with friends. Other plans include spending some time in Secret World Legends and ARK: Survival Evolved.
Pierre, patron: Monster Hunter World is installed on my PS4, and after a busy week with no gaming time available, I have to use my free time this weekend to play this wonderful game. And just in case that’s not enough to disintegrate the last remains of my social life, I also installed World of Warcraft again. After update 7.3.5, leveling a new character from scratch is slightly challenging again (even if not really difficult, but your HP bar does decrease now) and the journey to level cap is an amusing journey. Enjoy your gaming weekend MOP readers. Cheers!