So… hey, Ion, you’re not reading this, but just for the record? I know you were trying to tell a big old jokey-joke with “ha ha, a World of Warcraft expansion in which the world isn’t ending, how silly,” but… that actually sounds nice. Do you know that? It actually would be more fun to me if we had an expansion that wasn’t escalating everything to an absurd degree as we fight off the latest world-destroying threat. You know, had a breather or something? That’d be fun.
Like, I get it, escalation of conflict and all that, but at a certain point the conflict is just silly and too far. It’d be kind of neat to just have an expansion wherein everything wasn’t falling apart? Or even had moments when we could just sit back and rest? Doesn’t that sound like fun times?
Also, tell us about cross-faction play or face wrath. It’s What Are You Playing.
Bonus question: What film were you excited to see that wound up disappointing you?
Bonus Question: I have to first set the record straight in that Serenity was an amazing movie that was one of the motivations for me adopting Serrenity as a handle and turned me on to to Firefly. Bree, I’m sorry to say it, but you’re just wrong on this one. (P.S. please don’t fire me.)
A Wrinkle in Time – that was a favorite book of mine growing up, and it had Oprah. The reality was they changed the core of the story to be something vastly different than the book and Oprah didn’t do much more than stand around and look majestic. She absolutely killed looking majestic though, for what it’s worth.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m playing BlizzCon, fam. Also doing my thing in Star Wars Galaxies Legends. Really got back hardcore into it the last few weeks, doing a rethink of my Core Businesses in there and dropping some products that haven’t been selling in order to try out some new stuff.
Serenity is a garbage movie. I had way high expectations, and they were not met. Hey, wanna see that thing you loved set on fire? Yeah.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): The new season pass for Dauntless is totally my aesthetic, so I’ll be chasing those goodies down. I’ve also done the only thing I care to do in Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.1 (the main story quests), so I might either let that sub go fallow for a bit or I’ll level up an alt, I’m undecided. In-between all that, it’s co-op Luigi’s Mansion 3 with the husband.
I haven’t really been let down by a movie I was excited for, but that might be because I don’t get that excited for most movies. I guess one movie that I arrived to curious and left furious about was Punch Drunk Love. It was this unsatisfying, pretentious, droll bore of a movie that seemed to just stop caring and ended.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Ah, BlizzCon weekend; I’ve got a fair number of things to do in terms of liveblogging, but beyond that I’ve got my FFXIV patch stuff to keep up, plus some single-player titles for reviewing, and also now I kind of need to think about World of Warcraft a bunch. It’s one of those weekends.
As a huge fan of horror films, I felt really let down by It Follows. People shouted about how great it was, but it ultimately failed to really deliver anything particularly scary or any characters I cared about. A disappointment, at least to me; I think it had more to do with how light we’d been on even halfway decent horror films for a long while there.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I have a pretty simple weekend planned: Get as much done on the progression server in Lord of the Rings Online before Minas Morgul drops, finish the Seventh Astral Era quest series in FFXIV, and start in on The Outer Worlds when I get a spare minute or two.
Tyler Edwards: I have a stomach flu, so I’m not really sure what I’ll be up for. A friend has a D&D one-shot planned for the weekend, but I’m not sure I’ll make it to that. I’d also like to continue my Mass Effect: Andromeda playthrough, or maybe dip into Anthem, or check out the new Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion… but yeah, it all just depends on how much time I spend lying in bed and begging for the sweet mercy of death.
Bonus question: Unpopular opinion here, but Logan. I’m a huge X-Men fan, and I’m all for superhero movies being more serious, but there’s a difference between serious and just being a monument to self-indulgent misery. The acting is incredible across the board, especially the little girl, but it’s just, like… not an enjoyable movie. It’s the only X-Men movie I haven’t liked.