Editor’s note: When Eliot was asked to write this week’s edition of What Are You Playing, he responded by suggesting that everyone could go to geographically unlikely locales and then pretended to be offline. Fortunately, his cousin Aiden filled in with the latest part of his ongoing fanfic. Please enjoy this new installment, we’re sure the transition will be seamless.
The dark evil rain fell on the Lord Thunderfist the armor sloping and doing the cool spiky thing all over while he did a laugh “You cannot defeat me punchangel because now I have the doom gloves” (REMEMBER HE GOT THE DOOM GLOVES IN CHAPTER 18) and Punch ANgel was really sad about that. He punched the ground and made an angry sound. But then he remembered learning to fistfight at the hands of the monks in those mountains and realized that this was the moment of the prophecy!
“You are wrong Thunderfist the doom gloves will never stand up to the power of goodness!” he shouted as he stood up again. “Nooo how are you doing this” shouted Thunderfist and he ran super fast at Punch angle to punch him but Punch Angel blocked him and then punched him super hard in the tummy. But the block still hurt and he was very surprised. “Brother” he asked? “Yes that is right Punch Angel it is me your brother tyler I didn’t die in that explosion!”
“Tyler i did not want you to die you were my brother and you are my brother but I cannot allow you to hold the doom glove now it is time for us to cross fists for good!” he cried.
TO BE CONTINUED
Bonus question: Who’s the oldest friend you’re still in regular contact with?
Andy McAdams: I finally finished the Stormblood MSQ this week! In celebration, I’m not playing any games and instead going to the beach! The sacrifices we make ;-)
I’m still in intermittent contact with my best friend growing up, otherwise one of my best friends from high school I talk to regularly.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m easy! Star Wars Galaxies Legends and City of Heroes like it’s 2011 y’all. City of Heroes side, I’ve been leveling alts – I love having a ton of alts so I always have toons with patrol experience to play. SWG Legends side, I put down nine extra factories this week to do some epic-level component runs. I got my chef vendor restocked properly, so now I’m aiming to do the same with my droids. Wheeeee.
Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX): I’ll be digging into Blade & Soul this weekend as I make the journey to 60! I really want to make my next article on the combat as accurate as possible, so I’ll be taking my blader through the game!
My oldest friend is my friend from high school, even though we don’t hang out as often, we’re still friends. We don’t see each other too often but whenever we hang it, it’s like we never stopped!
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Having completed the Stormblood MSQ in Final Fantasy XIV, the last few weeks leading up to Shadowbringers will very likely be filled with roleplaying, messing with a couple of alts, unlocking missed dungeons, or even playing around with another class or two. Eorzea is pretty much my oyster right now and it feels pretty good. There’s also helping friends and the husband to progress in Dauntless to do, and the single-player front saw Cooking Simulator release, which I’m extremely curious to try out.
My oldest friend is my buddy Ken, who I’ve known for going on 20 years now. First met him during my final two years of high school and we’ve been as close as brothers ever since. Now that I’m thinking of him, I’ll have to give him a call once he’s done with work; we still text one another regularly, especially during football season, but it’d be nice to hear his voice again.
Colin Henry (@ChaosConstant): I just finished up Elsweyr’s main quest in The Elder Scrolls Online, but I’ve got a lot of sidequests to go back and finish up. I’m still loving the necromancer class! I think my necro healer might become my new main. On the Guild Wars 2 front, I’ve been neglecting my achievement to unlock the Skyscale, so hopefully I’ll make some progress there.
I met my friend Aron in the third grade and we’ve been friends ever since. When we were in high school he called me up one day and said, and I quote, “COLIN! I am a part of an online game. And I want you to be a part of it too.” I was pretty sure he had joined a cult, but it turned out that cult was RuneScape, which was my first MMORPG. Sadly, he doesn’t play MMOs anymore, but we do get together for a few rounds of Super Smash Bros. from time to time.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Eh. It’s been a monster of a week and I’m still languishing in pre-expansion doldrums, to an extent, but I have things to do in FFXIV in small amounts, and plenty to do in Granblue Fantasy. Maybe fill some time with The Sims 4, I don’t know just yet.
Back in my freshman year of college, I met my best friend by being an absolute rude idiot. We’ve now been married for like six years. If I hadn’t moved around so much as a kid, maybe she wouldn’t be the oldest, but it’s still nice.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): With Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 24 now in the wild, I’ll most definitely be up to my ears in Beornings and bears. My Dungeons & Dragons Online group is getting together for a run, and I anticipate some time spent in TESO’s new expansion as well.
Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I have no idea what I am doing this weekend, other than going to an amusement park birthday party for my mother-in-law on Sunday. I will be trying to persuade my husband to try either TESO or FFXIV on Saturday. Wish me luck!
Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): My weekend quest continues like the last, Guild Wars 2 and Champions Online. I’m so close to a skyscale I can smell it! Champions is really a trudge to get to 40. Once I got to level 37 it’s like I hit a wall. Hopefully we’ll be able to knock out and get some PvP going at last.
Oldest friend is likely from high school -sophomore year. We don’t see each other often but we try to call and chat at least every couple of months.
Bonus question: That would probably be Nan. We’ve never actually met face to face (she lives in the Netherlands), but we’ve been online friends/pen pals since we were both teenagers. She’s worked in neuroscience research, been a drummer in a heavy metal band, and is the only person I know who loves Norse mythology more than I do. She’s basically the coolest.
Patron Pierre: I’m really enjoying my playthrough of Days Gone (PS4 exclusive). It’s the best open world game I’ve ever played, achieving a very nice balance between linear narrative and free open world activities. I didn’t think such a right balance was possible but Bend studios did it: GGs! I strongly recommend this game. Besides killing hordes of zombies, I will continue my Tondc trek (viewers of the The 100 TV show will get this one) in The Division 2. Enjoy your gaming weekend MOP readers. Cheers! <3