WRUP: Back in my day the dump was dangerous edition

Let me tell you something, you young’uns, everything you do these days is different from how it was when I was your age. Based on my hazy half-remembered childhood from some 70 years ago, keeping in mind that my memory is doubtful in its accuracy because I argued with you for a quarter of an hour that the host of Jeopardy was named Alan Trebek, everything was better when the only place you could play as a kid after school let out was the city dump. Back in my day, the dump was dangerous! And we liked it!

There were old fridges that could lock you inside if you climbed into them and some of your friends shut the door! There were dogs, I assumed! There were… did I mention the fridges? There were fridges! But these days, you all sanitize your dumps by encouraging children not to play in them! What with your video games and your rock music and your video games about rock music and your What Are You Playing and your rock music about video games and your Internet comics about rock music…

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): It’s Adventure Week in Pokemon Go, which hopefully turns into Reclaim My Pant Size Weeks in real life. I’ll probably also play some Smash Bros at the console party (and Fire Emblem Heroes on my phone between matches if it ends up dominating the scene again). I feel like hitting up Sea of Thieves, but since I have so many social obligations, I may just do a few quick matches in Overwatch or Splatoon 2.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I have a feeling that what I should do involves some World of Warcraft, but lately I’ve mostly just been feeling Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. Which, as good fortune would have it, are also what I should do. So that works out well.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve been leveling up a Rogue for the first time in World of Warcraft and am actually really grooving on it. Maybe it’s the pirate theme? Arrr! The holiday weekend should afford some extra gaming time, so I’ll be trying out a couple of new titles, catching up in Secret World Legends, and seeing how much progress I can make in Star Trek Online before the expansion drops.

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Utakata

To be fair, I’m not sure Blizzard Watch or MMO Champs covered it either. But I could be wrong on that.

Edit/Update: Nope, nothing. :(

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zoward

Surprisingly, we have no real plans for the long weekend (at least fo rthe US), so in between household chores and maintenance, I’ve been tinkering on my Lich King server, and re-finishing the Knights of the Nine expansion for Oblivion. I may try yet again to get into ESO, which I just haven’t loved the way I did the single-player games. Stay tuned!
I also just finished reading HG Wells’ War of the Worlds. I love classic SF! It feels a lot more sociological than scientific, though, as does most of his other work (he also wrote a two volume history of the world). I’m just about to start in the the second Welcome to Night Vale novel: It Devours. Have a great weekend all!

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Bruno Brito

Also, to lighten the mood a little bit:

My kitty had kitties!

I also drew some concepts, my Gnome Blackguard, a Dwarf Assassin and my Goblin Elemental Berserker.

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Utakata

Nyaa! <3

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rafael12104

Nice. Lol.

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Sylkesh

Cute <3

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Malcolm Swoboda

Mobile games: Marvel Strike Force (kinda fun, not totally unreasonable model), Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes (kinda junk), DC Legends (kinda bleh, except for combat animation), and… Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery (HORRIBLE).

Logging in RIFT, meh, might break again, then if I return to sub, get through rest of Mathosia (whether SL is unlocked or not). Will try to return to The Last Remnant, and check out of other games, including Dauntless?

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nobleeinherjar

Cities: Skylines just had a great sale on its DLC, so I picked up what I didn’t have plus the new Parklife DLC and started really learning how to play the game. I’m not sure when they added it, but apparently the must-have traffic light mod has been integrated into the game. I’m having a blast with it. I was struggling at the very beginning since you don’t start out being able to collect taxes. But things are on track now.

I’m also still plugging away at Persona 5 and Witcher 3. I’m at my “grinding for money” phase in the third dungeon on P5. I feel like I have to set a personal goal before leaving now instead of just going for as long as my SP holds out. Giving everyone SP Adhesive 3s still makes individual battles challenging, but it feels damn near game-breaking in terms of resource-management. I made it to the treasure on the first night and all of my party members were still basically 100%. But I’m not complaining. Less time in dungeons means more time for social links/stat upgrades.

Long story short, on Witcher 3 I switched from the Enhanced Edition overhaul to the Ghost Mode overhaul and am ultimately having more fun with it. I still think EE is a great mod and there are aspects of it I miss, but GM is more my speed at the end of the day.

I had a list of old games I wanted to play in between my two big ones, and I’ve ultimately settled on Suikoden 2 (gonna go through the whole series). I recently finished a Let’s Play of the first game so I could get the story, I downloaded a save file from GameFAQs to carry over into the sequel (after using some GameShark codes to modify the names of the main character and the castle), and found a fan patch for Suikoden 2 that fixes a lot of bugs in the game. If I had the know-how, I’d make a patch that fixes the game’s grammar. The fact that Suikoden 2 is considered one of the greatest RPGs of its era, despite its horrendous grammatical errors, is a testament to its other qualities. I know the PS1 era wasn’t a great time for localization, but yeesh.

Alright, done rambling, I think. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Whether you’re staying home or traveling, be safe!

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Cosmic Cleric

Was always curious as to where you forum avatar name was from/meant. Is it this?

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nobleeinherjar

That’s pretty much it, yeah. Specifically, from a PS1 game called Valkyrie Profile.

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Sorenthaz

Dauntless (if I can get in) and probably some WoW and maybe some ESO, Paladins, and/or Smite. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as well, ’cause that’s been quite enjoyable.

Guess I also need to dip into State of Decay 2 and see whether or not I want to refund it.

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Utakata

This week: When if comes to junk, my pigtails are impatient when it comes to sifting through turgidly worded sophistication and noodling streams of consciousness. Especially when it start to gear towards armchair psychoanalysis of my make-up and reasoning from folks who have never met me outside of the internet commentary, when the arguments ain’t going their way with me…

And yes, I know…this is weakness of mine. Where I should learn to let others who are more equipped to deal, handle this. And know how to reply with, the patience, eloquence and sophistication. Instead of shooting from said pigtails…to which it only gets me into more trouble, frustration and moderation. It’s takes a stronger character build to take this on for which I am lacking. :(

That said, and also this week: Finally got my Goblins to their Big Ding and the Classy Goblin Cheevo for my guild in WoWstar! It took a lot longer than I ever anticipated. Blizz’s NGE change in leveling mechanics halfway through certainly didn’t help. As it created more problems in leveling than actually resolving the issues that where already there. Yeah I know…padding the level boosting services and that. But that’s all water under the bridge now! Hallelujah and Hail Chromie’s! <3

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

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rafael12104

Grats on the Cheevo!

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rafael12104

*looks down, shuffles feet*

Err, I’m afraid, I’ve fallen into the trap. I must admit, I played more than a little Fortnite this week. I know… I know… But it is damn fun to play with friends that carry you… and then you get lucky and get that kill that matters, you know?

*shuffles feet again*

Ah, but what the hell. I played my usual dose Blade & Soul to keep me grounded. How does it keep me grounded? Well this little vid compilation of “Reasons Why We Lose” covers it. It’s not all daisies and daffodils in Black Tower.

New game on my radar too. Detroit: Become Human seems just like the story-driven game I need right now to keep me from mindless grouping in FortNite, no? I’ll be starting it this coming week regardless.

Have a great weekend everyone and for those taking part in Memorial Day activities, be safe. Let’s not make this your memorial day. Drinking and Driving? Not an option. Drinking and gaming is another matter.

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Utakata

Whatever it is you end up fighting in that Detroit game doesn’t cross North over into Windsor. As our emergency forces are less likely to be equipped to deal with it. :(

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rafael12104

Heh. We will see. The title is interesting though. Become Human? Sounds like a message to politicians whom you and I have discussed.

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Utakata

No way! FAKE NEWS!! o.O

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Sorenthaz

Oh you’ll have a fun surprise with politicians in the game once you see who the president resembles.

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Sray

Detroit: Become Human is a significant step up storywise from Quantic Dream’s last two efforts Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain (haven’t played their games prior to those ones to be able to compare). The story flowchart looks like it’s going to add a lot of replayability to the game by pointing you towards what you’ve missed (you’ll see from the flowcharts that there are entire chapters in the late game that play out completely differently based on earlier choices), but the lack of a fast forward option during replays will limit that a bit out of tedium of having to go throw many of the same actions and scenes repeatedly. As a tech demo, it shows off both the power and limits of the PS 4 Pro: there’s times where it’s absolutely stunning to look at, and other times/characters that look little better than previous gen console offerings (Clancy Brown’s character always sticks out like a sore thumb in 90% of his scenes).

TLDR; it’s good for a solid 8 to 10 hour initial play through, with a lot more to see if you so choose afterwards.

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rafael12104

Cool. Thanks. Should be fun and a good change of pace.

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Minimalistway

Just playing WoW, watching some old DVDs and one silent movie from 1927, that’s it

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butterpanda888

Downloading Blade and Soul right now. Also, I will probably jump into Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

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Unfortunately, I’ve spent a good chunk of time trying to get the NCSoft launcher to update. I keep getting an “[Update Error] File cannot be accessed.” message. So annoying.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I had a similar issue not long ago. Some Windows update had decided to change the permissions on my ProgramData folder so nothing could write changes to files that were already there. GL!