WRUP: How to safeguard from doppelgangers edition

    
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WRUP: How to safeguard from doppelgangers edition

All right, people, it’s time to keep your eyes open for doppelgangers. In this article, we’re going to let you know about the secret techniques to ensure that you are not taken by surprise by doppelganger intruders. First, however, we have to ensure that you’re not a doppelganger.

You might think that you’re not a doppelganger, but that’s just what a doppelganger would think. And if you say that you’re not a doppelganger, that’s exactly what a doppelganger would want you to say except it would actually want you to say you were a doppelganger as part of a double fake-out only to prove that you are a doppelganger.

So let’s start the test. Question one: Answer this What Are You Playing with what the human you’re doppelganging would be doing if not for being replaced by a doppelganger. Then, report to doppelganger prison. We will win our war against the doppelgangers by smashing mirrors, or as I call them, “doppelganger windows.”

Bonus question: Where in your home do you tend to eat dinner?

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’ll probably do some chores in Star Wars Galaxies Legends this weekend, but then I want to dip into something else. City of Heroes has been calling to me, and honestly I keep thinking about the couple of hours I spent in Guild Wars last weekend and really missing it, so maybe I’ll head there. Having a very very 2003-2005 moment in my house.

We live in a duplex that doesn’t have a dining room, just a kitchen bar that doesn’t have space for all of us at the same time, so we kinda eat all over the main floor (it’s all one big room), usually with the kids at the table to minimize messes. Not very traditional, but I don’t mind.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Alpha 3.9 of Star Citizen and the new Hunt Pass of Dauntless call me forth, and I will answer. There’s also some Final Fantasy XIV stuff to be done, but that will mostly go back burner this weekend methinks.

We don’t have a dining area in this little hole of an apartment we have, so dinner is take at my computer desk. Which is fine, really. If we did have space for a dining area I’d probably still be doing the same thing.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’ve managed to bring myself to do a little reputation farming in World of Warcraft. As a treat. Otherwise, it’s FFXIV and games to review. Also I still need to finish Final Fantasy VII Remake, huh?

My wife and I at one point had a rule about eating dinner at the dining room table. At this point it’s about 33% at the table, 33% at our desks, 33% in the den.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): Fallout 76 and Lord of the Rings Online’s recent updates are playing tug-o-war with my interest, but I’m not complaining! I’m trying to hit level 20 in Fallout 76 to start in on the factional quests, while I’m about done with the zone quests of LOTRO’s latest region.

Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I will be playing Guild Wars and Black Desert Online. I might drop into some other games too, bit those are the two I have goals in mind for.

We usually eat at the dining room table or standing in the kitchen.

Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): Starborne – for it is everything. Alongside that, I still need to play Guild Wars 2 SAB. But I can’t quite pull myself away from Valorant. I must hate myself because I am terrible at it – constantly yelling – but still logging in. And I really want to play Crowfall too! Too many games, too little time!

Bonus: I eat at the table. Except for breakfast, which I now eat at my computer because I need to get my production and ships sent out for Starborne.

Tyler Edwards: Same as last week. More We Happy Few, possibly with a side of Reign of Terror. WHF is a very big game; I’ll be at this a while.

Bonus question: At my computer desk. I live in a small bachelor apartment (starving writer, yo), and that’s pretty much my only option.

Pierre, patron: Another very busy week at work, with little time for gaming. So, my WRUP contribution will look like last week’s very closely: Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us are still my games of choice this weekend. As I mentioned last week and as expected, I’ve given up on The Elder Scrolls Online for the moment, but after watching a promotional stream I’ve had a World of Tanks relapse after many months of sobriety. Yes, this game is a hard drug; it’s not really good at all in my opinion, but I can’t avoid coming back periodically. It doesn’t last for long, so stay tuned to know if I’ll still be playing next week.

Bonus question: Depends on if I’m in a hurry or if I have time. For a fast lunch or breakfast, I eat in my kitchen. But for dinner or when I can take my time, I eat in my living room, very often watching a TV show episode; 40-45 minutes is just the proper duration to go with a meal.

And you MOP readers, what’s up for the weekend? I’m wondering…

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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zoward

Spending more time in front of the grill than the PC this weekend. My wife’s laptop died, and since she needs it to run her business I have her mine, which I wasn’t really doing much with. For gaming, still leveling a tauren druid on my Lich King server.

We eat anywhere: kitchen island, kitchen table, dining room, living room, the screen house … and occasionally in front of the PC …

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Finished my play through of XCOM Chimera Squad and it was pretty good. Steam says I had 24 hours in it, but I sure a few of those are idle. It was just the right length really and a great value.

Now I am back into my old reliable Division 2 since the great rifle nerf of 2020 has been reversed. Had some crazy luck on a drop this morning I had been trying to get for a while – a gun known as BulletKing.

It actually dropped for me and someone else in my group who had been doing runs for it too, from the same mob. The stats we kinda meh, but I re-rolled it and on the 2nd roll I got max stats across the board – I gave my screen the side eye.

I then used my new endless bullet supply friend to take out these guys – not gonna let them name my next band.

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Joined a new Guild in GW2, very active and people actually talk in Guild Chat. Tonight we put together a 30 to 40 person squad and participated in a Nekkid Run across Tyria with new lower level players to get them Way Points and leveling through picking up Way Points/Points of Interest/Exp from us killing everything in our path. Every map we entered they did a lottery and gave away a cosmetic skin. It wasn’t productive, I didn’t win anything, but it was nice to be involved in something; besides nothing like a mob of naked lunatics to draw in new guildies.

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I forgot to add down in my original post. Don’t fear the doppleganger. Put them to work homeschooling your kids while your stuck doing “essential” work.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Bonus question: One-bedroom apt. We have a dining area with a table but over the years it went from our dinner place, to our visitor dinner place, to our place things on place, to now an extended part of an office place, ha! Dinners therefore are almost always in the living room at the TV, to either watch shows we agreed on beforehand (current: What We Do In the Shadows S2, Westworld S3) or some lighthearted Youtube stuff. Lunches are sometimes in separate rooms.

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  • Wizards Unite – A two-day “Nature and Nifflers” event to help a lot with Magizoology type foundables, and a one-day April makeup (due to COVID) Community day to help with catching Weasley (and others) foundables. The former had a new mechanic where getting one foundable, in this case a ‘Poacher’, triggers spawns of other rare ones. They’re playing a lot with this sort of smaller stuff until, I presume, bigger releases and challenges this summer. People are still waiting on what’s basically ‘raid bosses’, the ‘WANTED’ poster assets for them still exist.

    With the changes happening, I suggest joining if you want a PoGo alternative. The anniversary is soon and I’m sure bigger updates, updates, and rewards are incoming. We’ll then see if the monthly ‘Brilliant Events’ are set to repeat each year.

  • Magia Record, Brave Exvius, Another Eden, Magikarp Splash, Blade X Lord, War of the Visions: FFBE – Magia logins, Brave Exvius logins, Another Eden logins BUT I WANNA PLAY, Magikarp neglected, Blade X Lord I advanced some story and I’m trying to participate in the first story event (its cool, liked the content) but unsure if I want to get good enough for what would end up being overnight autobattling…ew, WOTV I advanced some story and I’m casually doing event stuff but not getting any of the FFT event units yet has dampened my interest. Also logging into Seven Deadly Sins gacha for some Amazon Prime rewards?..weird.
  • Last Cloudia – Cleared every reward of the anniversary event! Lots of leaving on autobattle for hours and hours while I did other things. Instead of new main story coming, we have a Dr. Stone anime crossover event. This one thankfully had a bit of story too. It has a weird mechanic where you have to mix ingredient rewards from various stages into exchangeable tokens for rewards. I’m getting the basic rewards (so far; next week may unlock more content) easy enough but I’m unsure about clearing the shop. Hopefully by end of month they’ll put in the overdue main story update. … … I’m also salty that I never got the two Stone limited characters from the gacha. Ew. I got the ark though!
  • SWTOR – I’d say I’m 1/3 through Taris now, while my partner is done the main content on Taris and is onto Nar Shaddaa, only coming to Taris when I request to hang out for Heroics. Might force him to do some purple quests he missed :P.
  • Distancing Hangouts –No Jackbox, but a few cool things, including watching and roasting Anchorman shared, joining a Twitch-hosted trivia night including live music performance for some of the questions, and group-directing the first hour or so Disco Elysium.
  • Terraria – Group play skipped this time, but I started my own world and I have a cute little shack with a tunnel underneath. I’m slow at sandbox games, sue me.
  • FFXIV – Over Lv 25 now and cleared early Shroud, but earlier in main story and not even at Ifrit or whatever yet. Maybe this weekend! Might resub this month but after checking if other games might interest me more. But FFXIV has my affection now so I’ll return :).

Stadia was kind of a joke, with how bad network interruptions made it. I can see the potential. Little of that potential is realized next to other options.

Partner is finding more flaws in Animal Crossing as he continues, but he indeed is continuing. Also beat Bloodstained and it was a pain for him on Switch hardware; he’s also likely working on the more optional content?

Reminds me of FFX

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FFXIV and Smite will probably be the two main ones this weekend. Might try to peel myself off of the computer to put some more time into FF7 Remake.

Bonus question: computer room at my desk since I usually listen to or watch stuff while eating. Only other option is sitting in the living room since the kitchen here is pretty compact and doesn’t have room for a table/chairs to eat at.

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Been playing GW2.

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Doppelgängers? Nope, not even gonna. Me? Playing PS2, just got Star Wars Force Unleashed, probably try that as well as several other games I have and very much enjoying classic gaming atm when I am feeling up to gaming. Keep it simple stupid is in my mind and for some reason a GnR song from way back, not November Rain, that songs cool too though.

I eat while sitting on my couch, the alternate choice is the floor :p. I don’t pray, I see it as pointless and probably would not really be wanted or needed by any version of God that’s not created in Man’s own image imho, however if I were to I would pray for sanity in the World. Perhaps prayer is just focused thought that’s positive? *Casts Recall*

Take care, thank you, have a great weekend :)

A smile is in fact nothing more than sending positive vibes in another’s direction, so there ya go :).

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Utakata

This week: There’s a trick I’ve learned through a friend when washing my hands after going out into the COVID world to buy needed groceries or a stretching of the stumpy Gnome legs. That is, while lathering it up, I sing Happy Birthday to myself twice. As in doing so, is similar to the measurement of suggested 20 seconds I am told. Then rinse the said lather off…

…this was easy for me to do since it was my Birthday yesterday. <3

Also this week: More WoW and Blade & Soul if I remember.

Bonus Answer: Currently in the kitchen. Hopefully soon out on my patio.

Have a great week and weekend folks! And stay safe! /bows

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The Weeb formerly known as Sray

Happy birthday!!!

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Pandalulz

Happy birfday!

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zoward

Happy birthday!

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Bruno Brito

happy birthday mana <3

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Mordyjuice

Happy Birthday.

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Sylkesh

Happy birthday Uta <3

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Utakata

PS: Thank you all for that! It was appreciate…as birthdays may make me feel older, but now less alone. /bows

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Jack Pipsam

Happy Birthday!

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jinarra

I’m told the speech from Star Trek’s original series is about the right length. Nobody says you have to hum the theme after, but then nobody’s stopping you, either.

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Utakata

Huh!