WRUP: Advanced street-crossing techniques edition

    
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It's a car.

The Backwards Banana: The… the what? What the heck is this? What do you want me to type here? Are you supposed to backflip over a car or something? Is that the plan you had in mind when you wrote this list?

The Seven-Time “Flippy” Cross: Do you just… cross the street several times? Do you get up into the face of a car and just really show it who’s boss? I am at a complete loss as to what the premise of this article is supposed to represent.

The Duke of Edmonton Gambit: This is a chess move, I think. I suspect you copied this from a chess manual. What do you want from me? What in the world is supposed to be happening in these entries? Do you think it’s funny to talk about someone being reckless in the middle of the street?

The “Napper”: Crossing the street is not a difficult process once you pass the age of six. It is safe and does not require any advanced techniques. The basic technique is fine.

The Left-Handed Wipe-off Wipeout: What you’re proposing with this list is that you are in some manner meant to forego the functional and safe methods for crossing the street, thereby putting definitely yourself and possibly others at risk of physical or psychological damage.

The Glormpfing Double Glormpf: This What Are You Playing makes me sick. This is not funny.

Bonus question: When was the last time you visited a school you previously attended and have since left?

Andy McAdams: I’m feeling the need to diversify my gaming a bit, so I’ll probably be dipping into The Elder Scrolls Online but also picking up another game to split my attention a bit. I don’t know what, but something.

Bonus Question: Uhh, I went back to visit friends a year after I graduated college but I don’t think I went back after that.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Man, I haven’t even thought about what I’ll play this weekend, and here we are at WRUP. What happened to this week?! I should probably get into Star Wars Galaxies Legends and do some crafting because I’ve now neglected it too long. I also patched up TESO yesterday, but I am not sure what I’m gonna do with it yet.

Couple years ago when I was back home visiting relatives for the holidays, I drove past my university to see some of the new additions. Looks way better than when I went!

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I think I’m slowly getting in to Black Desert Online, so that is probably going to be a primary focus. I also am going to perhaps do some further social event stuff in Final Fantasy XIV and enjoy some low-stress gaming with No Man’s Sky.

I have never been to any school I used to attend. I’ve pretty much left those times far, far behind me.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): While I’ll obviously be doing stuff in FFXIV this weekend, I’ve got a real hankering for more Fire Emblem to play, which means I’ll probably be doing the New Game Plus thing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and possibly casting back to Fire Emblem: Awakening as well. Since it’s my birthday weekend, I give myself permission.

My wife and I actually went back to our college a few years back because we liked some of the surrounding shops and restaurants… but at this point, the whole place has changed so much that we no longer really have the personal connection to it we used to. That’s not to say it’s bad or anything; just that it isn’t for us any longer. (Which, you know… we haven’t been attending it in more than a decade, so it makes sense.)

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I was already starting to get back into ESO prior to the big Skyrim announcement, but that’s certainly helped to fuel my personal excitement. I’m trying to get through Elsweyr with my Warden (bear smackdown FTW) and then will strike out for other lands.

Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): Shouldn’t there be more week left? I am playing host to out-of-state visitors. I might settle in with Banished, or maybe do some low-effort virtual chores in BDO.

Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): I’ll be running some achievement points in Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year. Then a bit of time leveling up in ArcheAge Unchained. Possibly some moments doing the daily in Albion Online. Plans at least.

I think the last time I was at my last school was for my 10 year reunion… Several years ago.

Tyler Edwards: Probably more Star Trek Online, though I feel like I’m starting to run out of steam a bit. Not sure if I’m burning out on the game generally or if it’s just that the Klingon missions are dull. Maybe a bit of both. I’m tempted to mix it up with something else, but not sure what. Maybe some Age of Empires II?

Bonus question: I don’t really remember specifically. I remember revisiting my old elementary school a few times as a teenager. Mostly I remember the stairwell seemed much smaller.

Patron Pierre: Death Stranding is still my main game this weekend. But as so many game launches have been postponed this last week, I’m replaying through The Last of Us to prepare my next huge game of the year: In just one week, it’s now become TLoU part II.
On the MMO front, I’m really hyped by the upcoming Greymoor extension; I’ve pre-ordered it, and I’m playing The Elder Scrolls Online again. I really love this MMO., I’ve been loving it since its original launch, many years ago now, as ZeniMax has always kept close contact with the players and regularly developed so much content. There are so many things to do in this MMO today, and the quest writing is extremely good. So I’m really glad to be back in Tamriel. And you MOP readers, what are your gaming plans for the weekend?

Every Saturday, join the Massively OP community and staff for What Are You Playing, our roundup of what MMORPGs and other games we’re hoping to play this weekend (with a bonus question or two for our amusement). Tell us what you’re up to! Go off-topic! And don’t forget to have fun!

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I prefer the Duke of Edmonton – Nadjorff variation: it involves some sashaying to the left.

Vendetta Online, Distance, and Minecraft:

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Malcolm Swoboda
    Wizards Unite – Not much, and I even neglected to complete full dailies most days, but I did today’s Community Day quests and that’s good enough for me.

    Magia Record, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius – Dailies/logins. Got rid of Omnia Opera again.

    Another Eden – Finished the story for Persona 5 collaboration content, and its a bit of a shame I ended up overleveling it so much, but there should be harder mode dungeons for it coming later. I still have some grind and sidequest to finish it up.

    Magikarp Splash – Done the… Master League??!!? Guess its just meant to be a loop to do over and over. So I guess I finished the game. Nah, no I didn’t; time for completionism! Of events/magikarp patterns/etc. FYI, playing only 0-2 times a day for only over 2/3 of a year, full F2P I got to this point.

    Last Cloudia – Mostly regular play and trying to finish the training event, but the devs decided to unleash two more events at the same time so I’m trying to juggle the limited ‘event orbs’ to do this while doing the rest of my life. Good news is that one of these events is the prelude to a future ‘Tower’ event feature with an actual challenge mode.

    Mobius Final Fantasy – Messing around as I usually do, but the game got its shutdown notice this week so there won’t be any use to doing more than story content. There’s still several months until shutdown while Global version catches up on all story, but in the meanwhile people can look into the game as it looks to be unlocking a hell of a lot of event content at the same time, and gacha banners for basically everything? The story is also going to be a ‘full’ 2 ‘seasons’, so don’t worry about it leaving you hanging. If nothing else, see the simultaneous (at least it will be in JP version but we’ll see) FFX, FFVII, FFVIII, etc events.

    SWTOR – Only did the Black Talon flashpoint, but my partner has finally come to me with an openness to play a MMO again (after several years) and that maybe it could be SWTOR? Could be interesting. Could be a terribly failed experiment.

    Alter Ego – Since my ‘clicker’ game Magikarp Jump will be out of the way soonish, I looked at another and found Alter Ego. A strange one, much more fully ‘afk clicker’ but it uses philosophical works as its inspiration, and its story progression includes different paths and endings based on answering personality tests. Quite neat so far for a daily login.

    Arknights – Another mobile gacha, but this time a new tower defense. I’m.. well I’m enjoying it, and it has a good reputation, but the localization and quality in some areas are lacking. I’ll see how far I get. Its nice to see some more variety in gachas though. God I hate how this model sucked me in (except for Another Eden <3).

The Persona event boss :)

There’s plenty of hints that this is only the first step of a longer collab, but hey, was nice so far. Reminder, all content in this game is permanent (well, until shutdown maybe).

Alter Ego!

EDIT: Also demoed Red Dead Redemption 2 on my friends’ new 4k tv and new gaming PC. JELLY.

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Update: Yes, Alter Ego is a clicker game, but I easily finished it within a week and the story progressed really quickly! The post-ending DLC scenarios do not seem to be crucial either. For the most part, its a game that will take weeks if you don’t watch videos, a week or less if you watch videos, or be speedy if you pay within a somewhat reasonable amount.

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A new Gemcraft TD just released. There goes my weekend.
Played some FFXIV earlier this week, but I think I have become allergic to story driven mmos….stop telling me what to do.

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Toy Clown

BDO and SWG Legends have my focus this week.

In BDO I have delved into Manos… everything, knowledge-wise, and learned how expensive it was! I also learned about the poor man’s version on Manos, Loggia, and have set-up my crafter in full Loggia gear that is sitting at mostly 7/8 right now. However, I did splurge on the Manos riding crop for my main as it doubles the auto-run speed. Totally worth! I got into Imperial Cooking as well and settled into playing the game AFK once again. This actually made me sad so I looked for another game to play…

SWG Legends. I finally figured out how to get it installed and have been having a blast trying to re-learn it again. When it shut down, I think I scrubbed my brain of all the knowledge and I can’t believe how much I’ve forgotten. I did a post and found an old guildmate, which made me ridiculously happy. They’ve set my entertainer up with an outfit, instrument, and some seed credits. Ahhh! So happy.

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Sorenthaz

DBZ Kakarot and Monster Hunter World will probably be the main two games this weekend as I try to mentally prepare myself for a 7 day work week.

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Nothing I have to work the next three nights, played some GW2 on Thursday and Friday, after reading today’s article I’m disappointed now that I know the game is circling the maintenance mode drain.

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Utakata

This week: I get my PC updated from 7.0 to 10.0, because the former is now deemed unsupported. I know where I like MicroSoft to stuff their “unsupported”, but that’s all academic for now. As I have to get it so that it’s up to 10.0, secured and everything I have is still operable as it was still 7.0, including my games, graphic software, peripherals, security, etc…with the person helping to do this saying good luck with that.

…and why MS, are you forcing me to fix something that isn’t really broken? /bleh

Also this week: I am having my set of teeth upgraded for regular to sans-wisdom teeth. While there is much more of pressing argument that said teeth are broken (one is impacted and being eaten by a cavity), I am mortally afraid of having any surgery done to me no matter how benign and problematic free it is. So I am stressed about it, to say the least.

…and I’m not looking forward to me turning into a pink chipmunk with a mouth full of swelling during the week of recovery. /bleh again

And finally: More World of N’ZothCraft & Soul assuming if my as for mentioned upgrades are a success. :(

But have a great week and weekend folks, despite my troubles! <3

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Hope everything goes well and any recovery needed is as quick and comfortable for you as possible.

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Utakata

Why thank you! /bows

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In case your friend did already put it on there, Classic Shell will give you useful Start menu like 7.

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Uta, don’t get too freaked out by it. When I had mine done a few years ago, they gave me IV sedation, said “good night”, and the next thing I remember was them helping me out of the chair and sending me home. Think of it as a couple of days of recovery time you can spend N’Zothing or Bnsing. Good luck – I hope it all goes well!

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To qualify though…and this going to sound very weird, but I’ve requested no such drugs, laughing gas, magic mushrooms or whatever they use consumable wise to calm the patient down. As all these would likely have the same effect of a bad mushroom trip to me. The laughing gas was of particular note, as that had me K-Holing down a dark tunnel visually, leading to me bolting from the operating room when I was supposed to have them out a decade and a bit ago. Instead, I want to focus on the sensations of what is going on during the operation as this the best medicine, no matter how unpleasant the experience of it is, to prevent me leaving screaming mid course during the procedure. This method seems to have worked when getting my teeth cleaned and having my fillings replaced previously…so I am going with that. And the local anesthetic, which I seem to have no issues with.

Yes, living with dissociated anxiety attacks, and things I do to prevent them. But thanks for all the advises. :)

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Maybe, I was sharing a bit too much information there. And long winded at that. >.<

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Bryan Correll

I had a broken tooth (2nd molar lower left) removed with just local anesthetic a few years back. It was easy-peasy and the relief of having it out (the pain of having it in and broken was pretty severe) was almost instant. Had to go on a mostly yogurt diet for a bit but it all healed back up without a hitch. Course, it was just one and it wasn’t impacted.

PS My wisdom teeth came in nice and straight by the time I was 18.

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Good luck. My experience matched Zoward’s and hopefully yours will as well.

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I understand they give you pretty good drugs for wisdom tooth extraction.

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Sorry, my original message got corrupted and did not post properly due to the type of emotes I was using I guess. But it’s now posted in full, so please see above…

And sorry for the confusion again. :(

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I’m now 1300 hours into Overwatch with a 3-star gold portrait and a gold Junkrat weapon skin. I still play nearly every day for 1-2 hours. This week I finished Red Dead Redemption 2 and started The Outer Worlds. RDR 2 is an amazing game. The story stuck with me well after I finished the game.

I’ve also gone back to Slay The Spire now that the new character is out. I think it may be one of the greatest card games ever made. And our weekly group has been playing Streets of Rogue. We’ll probably stick with that another session or two before moving on to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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Finished the 4 episodes of Duke Nukem 3D. I enjoyed visiting it again for the first time in 25ish years and it’s worth a play but not as fun as Quake or Doom.

BfN is is getting a livestream next week and I’m curious about the new map next month and the new character in March.

Slay the Spire is good stuff as well (I love deck building) and recently added a new character.

I’ve actually never gone back to a school I’ve attended. Not even my high school reunions.