WRUP: House evaluation edition

    
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And the future predicted via basic logic has already come to pass.

11:43 (User NVT): Team on-site and beginning inspection.
11:44 (User JPE): Taking half of the team for upper floors.
11:44 (User TTB): JPE is reminded that there are three of us and she does not “count twice.”
11:50 (User JPE): Upper floor appear to be infested with some sort of beetle.
11:58 (User NVT): Basement appears fine. Aside from the flooding. Attempting to identify source of water.
12:03 (User TTB): Ground floor seems fine thus far.
12:12 (User JPE): Upper floor definitely infested with beetles. Curious to see how the beetles react to fire.
12:14 (User JPE): Beetles do not like fire. Neither does exposed wood.
12:21 (User NVT): Cause of flooding appears to be the enormous faucet dispensing water into the basement.
12:30 (User TTB): Ground floor is now flooding. What the hey, NVT?
12:31 (User NVT): All I did was turn off the faucet flooding the basement.
12:31 (User TTB): Found the source of the water that had been shunted into the basement, there appears to be a portal to the middle of the ocean in a parallel world.
12:33 (User JPE): Upper floor appears to be infested with some sort of fire.
12:24 (User TTB): If you think about it, the upper floors and lower floors should cancel each other out.
12:27 (User NVT): Team departing house to answer What Are You Playing and produce a clean bill of health for the premises.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​So much I wanna play, so little time. Pokemon Go is happening since I need to lose my E3-diet weight (it’s not that I ate unhealthy, just ate a lot to keep up my energy). I owe some neighborhood kids Splatoon 2, but if they’re not on, maybe I can actually work on the expansion. I want to say I’ll play some Sea of Thieves finally, but I have a feeling Overwatch will happen since I know people who play that and can do a few rounds quickly, whereas, like any solid MMO, SOT takes some time to get going, and I’m not sure I’ll have large chunks of time to spare.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Realistically, nothing. Saturday will be a civic day, and then I’ve got guests staying with me through the holiday. However! I did squeak in some Trove time this week and I am so loving my Vanguardian, which I finally bought. So I’m so excited to get back to that!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): My usual antics of Final Fantasy XIV will probably fill up most of my free time this weekend; I’m also just happy to be done with the tortured process of buying my house, so that’s also nice. Other than that I’ll tool around a bit and maybe indulge in some single-player stuff.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I would like to check out the new summer festival instances in Lord of the Rings Online and get all of the new artifact quests done on my World of Warcraft alts. Other than that, maybe check out Staxel or romp around in Fallout 4?

Patron Pierre Dear fellow MOP readers, I have a confession to make: I’ve been to E3 on a Gamer Pass and it was nice (except for the price, I think the Pass is overpriced but it’s another matter). I always enjoy these kind of conventions where you’re bathed in a gaming-friendly and gaming-passionate atmosphere, surrounded by game images and sounds. And I was very lucky as it gave me the opportunity to meet MOP’s Andrew: It was great. He was extremely busy and I didn’t want to bother him too much, so we only met for a few minutes, but anyway, it confirmed (if needed) that MOP writers (I’m confident the rest of the team is molded from the same cast) are just a bunch of passionate, nice and talented people and I’m happy to be able to support them financially as they really deserve it. But enough with the praise, they’re probably all blushing and feeling embarrassed reading this, as they also are humble people.

So what am I up this weekend? Coming back from E3, a huge load of work waited for me and I didn’t have time to play games at all. But since this weekend, things are getting better and I plan to play a little. I have a lot on my plate this summer in terms of preparation. Life is Strange 2 is coming in September and I want to play through LiS 1 and LiS 2 introductory piece, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit to prepare, for this great and long awaited event. The Walking Dead final season launches its first episode mid-August, and I also want to be ready for that. So after Life is Strange, the first 3 seasons of The Walking Dead (the game) are waiting for me. I still play Destiny 2 in order to prepare for the Forsaken content arriving in September. And finally, I briefly tested State of Decay 2 at a friend’s and really liked it. So this game is also on my plate, and somehow, is the closest to a MMO in terms of actual gaming for me. But you know, so many games, so little time…. Enjoy your gaming WE MOP readers and let us know what you’re playing in the comments. Cheers! :D”

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It was nice meeting you, Pierre! And good choices on some of those games. I’m starting to feel like TellTale’s Walking Dead is better than the series at this point (Glen =( ), and State of Decay 2 was a hoot!

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thirtymil

Tried the Alliance Challenger and the Krait Mk 2 out in Elite: Dangerous. The Challenger doesn’t have enough slots for what I like to load my ships with, the Krait does but I need to get it into combat to see if the manoeuvrability is good enough for my liking. It’s nice having a ship-launched fighter back on board though.

Also had my first Thargoid encounter – unfortunately I found it both tedious and unrewarding. I didn’t even open fire, got my shields shredded in seconds, and spent five minutes boosting away from an insanely high masslock until I could escape, with the Thargoid intermittently shutting my systems down just for giggles. My scanners wouldn’t even ID the ship and I wasn’t close enough to see anything so it was all a bit of a ‘let’s just make the players content for the NPCs but don’t bother if they get anything out of it’ moment. Very old school game design in my opinion.

I’m sure if I grind for some special doohickey I’ll finally be allowed to scan them and if I convert my ship fully to the cause then I might even last a few more seconds in combat with them… but seriously, what’s the incentive?

Other than that, I’m doing the quests round the giant sword stuck in Silithis in Word of Warcraft. Every time I look up at it though I feel like Blizzard jumped the shark with it. I mean, how big can they really make the bosses before it all gets a bit silly?

So all in all, perhaps I’m still a little cynical about my games playing at the moment and ought to go and take another break :)

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mysecretid

This week, nothing new or notable, unfortunately.

Still loving the Victory Is Life content in Star Trek Online.

Still playing about with World of WarCraft, although I find the Argus content less interesting than the earlier Legion bits. Probably because the story is winding up, and Blizzard insists on sticking the “final chapter” showdowns behind raid-walls. I tried one — and the other players were just complete jerks. Even though they weren’t complaining at me, it atill soured me on the raid thing for Legion.

Still playing waaaay more No Man’s Sky than I probably should.

Still dipping into Destiny 2 whenever I need to feel like a gunslinger semi-badass who shoots evil mosters who totally deserve it.

Take care of yourselves please, folks — I enjoy reading your comments, and (as ever) you’re the only you that I’ve got, so do proceed with caution! :-)

Cheers,

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nobleeinherjar

I’m trying to hold off on No Man’s Sky until Next releases, but it’s hard. I feel like I could at least be setting up good ways to make money and trying to find a cool ship. But I also try to use upcoming DLC for games I love as a way to hold off while making progress on my backlog.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition (Ch 1-2). Skyrim Special Edition bought, learning to mod (focused on fixes and tweaks). Secret World Legends daily golems + Gatekeeper on each of my 3 characters. Reminds me I need to do it on my 2nd alt… brb. Not other SWL content though the No Limits weekend is a bit tempting.

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Dungeon Siege 3. I bought it years ago but never got round to playing it. It’s not bad. Passes the time on a wet Sunday afternoon.

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mysecretid

As a huge fan of the original Dungeon Siege (I liked it better than Diablo — which puzzled my friends severely) I just wish DS 3 had been called something else.

As you say, it wasn’t a bad game, for what it was — but it wasn’t really a Dungeon Siege sequel either. It was basically an original game with a familiar name.

Regardless, have fun with it. Fun is the thing — rain or shine. :-)

Cheers,

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Koshelkin

The reason might be that 3 was developed by Obsidian in contrast to the first 2 which were developed by Gas Powered Games.

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thirtymil

The fact you could have a mule as a party member in Dungeon Siege was the best part for me :)

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Loopy

Spent entire day doing my first large group ride on the motorcycle. Had an absolute blast. I am now so tired that i can’t even imagine playing anything. So there’s that.

Also, Division during the week. Couple of my friends have some lowbie characters, so we’ve been doing story missions together on hard. And some of those are truly hard.

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rafael12104

Nice. I do group rides all the time. They are great fun!

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mysecretid

You’re a braver Division player than I am, Loopy! I have enough trouble soloing on Normal difficulty!

Really glad you got your bike out with other riders — but if you join a motorcycle gang now, and suddenly change your name to “Mr. Deathface” or something, we’re going to have to have a talk. :-D

Seriously, though, good stuff!

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blah blazh

Playing through the new LW episode in GW2. I loved the last cinematic in the story there, probably one of the best that ArenaNet has ever done.

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Koshelkin

Watching Luke Cage season 2 and I’ve got to say I miss Marvel Heroes. As bad as the game was handled in the end it was the only decent Marvel game on the market and, at least, got the Marvel Universe feeling right.

R.I.P. Marvel Heroes

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mysecretid

I miss the Marvel Heroes game at least once a month, as well, Koshelkin.

And then I usually get mad at Gazillion all over again for taking a good thing and somehow managing to screw it all up. Sigh.

Cheers,

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butterpanda888

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Secret World Legends, and something else I haven’t decided on yet.

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butterpanda888

Turn out the something else is Heros and Generals.

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Utakata

This week: I am now a proud owner of a *tricorder! A gift that was given to me as my Birthday present long past. But none of the less, I am up with what all the cool kids have! .<

Also this week: Getting all my max levels through the final arc in the Legion storyline in WoWstar. And getting all my lowbies up to snuff in LynStar & Soul.

And finally: Since Mr. Bruno has been badgering me for last couple of weeks of so about this, here's example of a project I am currently working, taken with my as for mentioned Pigtail Digital Assistant. Note, the color variations of when it was shot was a little off, making it look like a dog peed on it ( /eww :( ). And plus the subject matter is slightly NSFW/ecchi. And not to mention still in the very rough rough stages…but since I was being asked: Here ya go! :)

Have a great week and weekend folks! <3

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Utakata

Err…not sure why this displayed so big. My apologies for the table top sized spam. :(

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Utakata

I just realized half of my OP has gone missing. Was there a moderation to it? :(

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mysecretid

I saw no halving, or other change in the original post, Uta.

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mysecretid

It’s all good, Uta. If an apology for something you do is required, someone will file a requisition form. Until then, always consider yourself blameless and much appreciated!

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rafael12104

Cool! Thanks!

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Sylkesh

Nice job Uta (and from my point of view, your OP seems complete and the image size is big but ok). :D

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mysecretid

Aye. I didn’t see any problems with the post either, Pierre.

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Utakata

The missing text was supposed to be the elaboration on the “tricorder”. And explaining that it was a 2nd hand cellphone device (LG Android something or other) that was given to me for a late birthday present by a friend. As I am planning to use it with no active phone plan as a PDA (Pigtail Digital Assistant). Or something like that…

Either way, the fruits of said device is what I attached to my said OP. So it’s working as intended. Just not the original post I thought I posted. :)

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mysecretid

Always glad to see your work, Uta. Thanks for sharing!

And thanks to our friend Bruno, for buggin’ ya to post until you did! :-)