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Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Probably another Pokemon Go and Let’s Go Eevee weekend. The PoGo community day is the whole weekend long, so I plan on getting shinies of some gen 1 favorites to use in Let’s Go. Walking around my house while playing Let’s Go during Thanksgiving helped me actually lose a pound, plus enough to fit into some of my old clothes from Japan. I’d really like to keep that up so I can enjoy my old winter clothes this year!
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m actually gonna be in The Elder Scrolls Online a bit this weekend, when I am not working! I’ve gotta flip harvesters in Star Wars Galaxies Legends too, but I want to see about getting back into TESO now that I have Summerset and a convenient Steam install. Of course, I’m probably just going to beeline back to Morrowind anyway.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): With the free fly stuff starting to wind down, it’s very nearly back to reality for me in Star Citizen. Which is fine, considering it’s time to do other stuff beyond enjoy the vehicular ambience anyway. The sci-fi bug has also made me return to Star Trek Online for some more ship-related shenanigans, so that will also likely be a feature in my weekend gaming diet. Then there’s the Red Dead Online “beta” going on, the newest season of Destiny 2, and continued leveling in Final Fantasy XIV for the more “typical” MMORPG needs. So a few options, really.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): There are always things to be done in FFXIV for me; it is eternal. Beyond that, I’ve got Granblue Fantasy to play along with Pokemon Go, and some single-player stuff in the form of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Pokemon Ultra Moon. That’s actually more that enough stuff for a weekend.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Our Dungeons & Dragons Online weekly group usually delves into some deathtrap or another, so I’m sure to die a few times trying to keep them alive. Past that, I’ll be adventuring in Lord of the Rings Online’s Trollshaws and trying to make progress in Pillars of Eternity.