Hello, welcome to the waffle dungeon, I’m Waffle Guide Mike and I’ll be helping you get used to the Waffle Dungeon. Yes, this is where you get waffles. Dangerous waffles. They’re called that because of… uh… crap, hold on, it’s in this book somewhere… oh, screw it, because of the Duke of… Waffleshire. Sure. He was a duke and stuff and he screwed up pancakes and who cares, go get some waffles.
No, you don’t get hash browns, this is a dungeon! You idiot. You go in and you get waffles from monsters and demons and crap! I don’t know why they’re down there and I don’t care. Have a waffle-tastic time. Jerk. Yeah, you heard me! Oh, you just call my manager! I don’t care any more! This dungeon is stupid and you can go to the What Are You Playing dungeon for all I care! Oh, but, uh, buy a commemorate syrup mace for ten gold first?
Bonus question: What’s the earliest internet handle you remember using?
Actually, Dengar has been a handle that grew up with me. The Star Wars character, the kenning, its meaning in, um, Malay I think? It’s been fairly relative to my personality, so it’s stuck all these years.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Same as usual for me, Star Wars Galaxies Legends. This week I built myself a massive crafting spreadsheet for my chef to go with my tailoring one, and I’m going to make a droid engineer one next (it’s for calculating stock and prices with three different tiers of quality ingredients).
Yes, gaming does look like this for me sometimes. I’m OK with this.
I think the first online handle I ever had was one assigned to me, but the first one I picked and remember was my first long-term toon in Ultima Online, which was a Robert Jordan character I am frankly embarrassed about now. At least I had the presence of mind to pick a completely obscure one I bet even most people who read the books wouldn’t recognize, but still!
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Last weekend’s project of hitting 70 in Final Fantasy XIV worked out, so now it’s continued catch-up on MSQ patches and dungeons and all of that. Assuming, of course, I can tear myself away from mahjong. Between that and pushing on in Elite Dangerous, that’s probably going to be about it.
I think my earliest internet handle was Shadespectre. Because when you’re a developing teen on the internet, you always try to cloak yourself in the (assumed) finest of digital edginess.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Yes, there’s still a lot to be done in FFXIV after the patch day. My gosh, there’s always so much to be done. Fortunately for me, much of what’s left to be done is catch-up on alts rather than actually clearing new stuff, so that’ll be… less stressful. Mostly.
My oldest Internet handle was one I used back when I was first getting into the Transformers fandom and went by Stormcloud. I only found out later that the name had actually been used before, but I still used it.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’m forging my way through The Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind at a very slow, relaxed pace, so that’s probably where you’ll find me. That or Lord of the Rings Online’s Forochel. Or CrossCode, which is a single-player game *about* MMORPGs, if you can wrap your head around that.
Joseph, patron: I don’t really have anything for WRUP this week, since I’ve been so hard at work completing my club mix for Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Back To Life’ – totally shameless plug, you can listen to it [embedded just below] – and so I haven’t had much gaming time of late. Hopefully I can figure out what to play this week for the next WRUP!