WRUP: The moment never comes edition

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 matt@massivelyop.com 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!

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Sunken Visions

People want to prove that they’re capable, that they’re better than other people. When they ‘win’, they think other people will recognize them. Being ‘right’ absolutely does make people feel better, so long as they’re proving someone else ‘wrong’.

Most people are petty narcissists. Video game developers are not blind to that fact.

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Danny Smith

FFXIV and finally levelling a Demon Hunter in WoW and boy do they not feel like a WoW class at all. They almost feel like they would fit more in GW2 or something. Not bad just simple and very mobile.

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zoward

Been sick. Playing a little LotRO when I’m not too sick. Much sleep. Have a good weekend.

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rafael12104

Take care. I’m in the same boat.

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rafael12104

Ok, so as I’m sick, I thought I would record a little game play in my onezee. Hey, why not? I’m sick! You can’t argue with a sick person.

So here you go. Mushin’s Tower Floors 16-19, a quick daily. Think of this as a solo dungeon. Basically you keep going up the tower meeting new foes on every floor. It is good fun in short bursts. And, you don’t have to start on floor 1 every time.

So that is what I’m doing this weekend between wheezing and coughing fits. And this type of game play goes very well with hot toddys.

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Utakata

I’ve calculated that Mushin’s Tower in between 240 and 280 meters high so far, presuming each chamber is 10 meters to ceiling…and assuming it has 28 chambers. Not exactly a supertall (300 meters) yet, but really getting up there. The Empire State Building’s observation deck is about 370 meters by comparison…so it’s more the Chrysler Building.

…and not only does this suggest that Mr. Mushin is the game’s protagonist heel, he a has also a lot of assets to throw at elaborate real estate projects. o.O

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rafael12104

A pretty good assessment. I think Mr. Mushin is competing with Mr. Trump. Heck, he already has his eye on deposing the Empress, and that is a fact.

Still, prefer Mushin’s Tower to Trump’s Tower. Sure, there is a lot more fighting, but there is a lot less bullshit. And everyone is welcome. ;)

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Utakata

Trump’s tower, or like the least like the former one here (that Toronto), tend to short of their expectations. And only inflated, much like his ego and whoever he gets to draft a memo about it and publishes it as “fact”…

Mushin’s Tower on the other hand seems to grow with every patch release. Though oddly Mr. Mushin never really brags about it, but let’s it be…only to be challenge anyone who wants climb up it. It has more substance than style to which he never has to boast about. Though he himself seems less interested in his tower when it comes to overall objective of things…

…can’t say that for Trump. As seems more interested in his parts than the sum of it (or lack there of). But we’re being just “salty” because he “won” the election we’re told…as opposed being aghast of what an abject disaster he has become, which seems to dangerously hold no bounds.

Quite a bit different I would say. O.o

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Utakata

This week: Not much to say. RL crazy busy and a little uncertain…

…but not to worry about me. So enjoy your week and weekend folks! <3

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rafael12104

Take care, Uta. Need you crisp and happy for the next stages in BnS. ;)

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mysecretid

My thoughts on winter … :-)

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rafael12104

Lol! That about covers it.

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mysecretid

This week, I played a lot of Star Trek Online, a lot of World of Warcraft, and a lot of No Man’s Sky on the PS4. The weather’s been cold and snowy and generally crappy, so games have been a welcome refuge.

I appreciate all the friendly discussion here on Massively so very much folks. Not everything is friendly all the time, of course, but as with the rest of the internet, and life itself, I gravitate toward the good, and ignore the awful as much as possible. Especially in the depths of (seemingly) endless winter, the conversations and humor here are very welcome. Thank you all. Take care of yourselves, folks, and see ya next time!

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deekay_plus

you take care of yourself too secretid

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mysecretid

Thank you brother. o7 salute!

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rafael12104

Agreed. Always find MOP a good place to be with peeps like you. And, at least what I’ve seen here, we can agree to disagree and move on. It is rare this this shout-down internet world we live in.

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Fisty

Assassins Creed Origins. My favorite in the series so far, loving the big world and even the side quests are usually compelling. The CPU is a drag though, where it sometimes spikes out ridiculously and requires a restart.

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Little Bugbear

For me its Hearthstone and Monster Hunter World.

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Eboni

I just got into Archeage again. The more I play, the more I want to go play a private server. I *just* got the tree house that I want and I’ll use it if I have to stop paying or a merge happens.

Also meanwhile in Second Life, I really got into this farming game and they just released some Valentine’s fluff to farm/craft up. I may be playing that, too.

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mysecretid

I always wanted a tree house in real life as a kid, but I’m terrible at climbing, and probably would’ve fallen on my head and died if I had one. :-) Sometimes, a digital treehouse is the best option — have much fun!

Cheers