WRUP: How to speak to a cat edition


When the cat is doing nothing: [Cat’s name], hello! Hello, [cat’s name]!

When the cat needs to be fed: [Cat’s name], nummers! Nummy-nums! Kitty, num-nums, here kitty.

When the cat is sitting curled up and looks cute: Sir.

When the cat does not respond to being called sir: Excuse me, sir.

When the cat is being particularly ridiculous: Sir!

When the cat is walking on you: Sir, really? Really, sir? Is this necessary, sir? Do you [pause briefly to allow cat to step on your chest] require assistance, sir? Your call is very important to us, sir. What do you need, sir? Sir? Sir?

When it is time to write in this week’s What Are You Playing but the cat is preventing you from reaching the keyboard: Really, sir? Sir?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​Project Gorgon’s happening. I’ve gone in semi-blind (meaning I didn’t pre-plan a character, read into endgame, or join a guild/follow friends), and yet… I don’t exactly want to stop playing yet, which kind of sucks since it’s eating Overwatch Retribution time. That will probably happen, but after I skin enough animals to appease a shopkeeper, so she’ll sell me bandages I need for a drug-addled monk, so he’ll teach me a skill that some random person suggest I get. And hey, no yellow exclamation marks! Oh, and Pokemon Go community day. That’ll happen too, before my Walking Dead finale event.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Still Trove! I kinda petered out of Guild Wars 2 again – turns out I don’t have it in me to farm SAB every day when I’m also in the middle of a zillion spring cleaning projects. But I’m still playing Trove, and I’ll probably be back in Ultima Online again this weekend too.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): The usual in Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft, really. I should really just note when I’m not playing those.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Having rerolled yet again on RIFT Prime, I should put in a few good sessions to see if I can get her up in the levels before I fall so far behind that I end up the little brother waddling haplessly after his older siblings. I’ve also felt a bit of a tug to go back to Star Trek Online, what with the new expansion coming and all. Should probably resist that, though.

Patron Pierre: “Far Cry 5 is my game of choice this weekend. Even if the game has some balancing issues, it’s really fun to play, and I find the scenario deeper than I thought it would be (I was not expecting more than the very classic sect leader baddies story). Lots of fun in perspective this weekend in Hope County :D. On the MMO front, I’m really glad I came back to The Elder Scrolls Online as it’s also very pleasant to play. There’s so many added content since my last time in this MMO. As I’ve always been very supportive of ZeniMax since the launch of the MMO, it’s really satisfying to see they are still kicking strong, and with one of the best MMOs available these days. GG. I also decided to go back to World of Warcraft, but rather as a side casual project. I like to come back to this brilliant MMO from time to time. And you MOP readers, what R U playing this weekend?”

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