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Bonus question: If cost of maintenance, piloting skill, and legality were not overriding factors, what would be your preferred mode of transportation?
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Animal Crossing is gonna happen. I’ve been working on a maze I can let people into and grab stuff before kicking them all (mostly for fun, especially newer players). And some Pokemon Go thanks to the Galar event.
I’m going with elephant! I’m adding dealing with poop to the maintenance cost (you didn’t say monetary cost) and assuming the piloting skills waiver allows me do it humanely without the bullhook. I can make good travel time, always see traffic, easily off-road, park anywhere (adding this to the maintenance fee), and have a brilliant pet that can roam the neighborhood without me worrying about it getting hit by a car (also adding any potential damage it does to that maintenance fee). It has to be male though, since I don’t want it running away if someone else is driving a male. Hmm, but what to name it? Massive Mo?
Andy McAdams: My gaming has been so scattered lately I’m not sure. I’ll probably dabble a little bit more in Guild Wars 2 a little bit more, but as I play mostly solo a lot of the content in Path of Fire is constantly skirting that line into consistently-too-challenging that I can’t relax while playing. It’s not as bad as Heart of Thorns, but still a far cry from the style of playing in the old world. I like challenge, but I also like to be able to play without a tiny margin of error determining whether whether I succeed or die. I have (to my own consternation) gone back to World of Warcraft for the moment. I unlocked Vulpera after about a week of playing, and the low/mid-level dungeoning experiencing in WoW is still a lot of fun. I wish max level dungeons were something more than a chaotic, silent mad dash where the slightest mistake gets you insta-kicked. But that’s the selfish nature of WoW at max level, and that’s not changing anytime soon.
Bonus Question: I’m going to go with with a hoverboard or hoverbike. Something small and nimble. Probably the bike because it would naturally have more storage than a board. If we are talking real, uh, I guess I might have to go with pony too.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Star Wars Galaxies Legends for me – I’ve neglected it a lot this week since I’ve been, uh, distracted. I’ve got The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor queued up too and I really need to get in there.
Superjump! It’s always superjump. Wait, does it have to be real? Horsies!
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I decided to take a journey through my Steam backlog and realized that Doom 64 was there and that it’s extremely fun, so that’s likely to be a feature. On the more MMO/multiplayer side of things, there are some RP events happening this weekend in Final Fantasy XIV and continued slow progress through Monster Hunter World. I would have really liked to have added Star Citizen to the mix, but my computer suddenly can’t handle running the bloody game even though it was doing just fine about a month ago. Frustrating.
Wings. Just give me wings.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Eh… killing time in FFXIV, after a fashion, and otherwise… I’m not actually sure right now. I’m a bit between stuff at the moment. Although I have a thing or two I should be playing for other purposes, so I should… like… do that.
Give me the Zephyr One from Agents of SHIELD, please. A giant plane with sleeping quarters, advanced tech, a car bay, insane speeds, cloaking tech, an armory, rocket-deployed containers… I don’t even need most of this stuff and I still want it.
Tyler Edwards: The developers of an upcoming real time tactics game called Nordic Warriors gave me a copy of the game to review, so that’s going to be my focus. Nordic Warriors is inspired by Bungie’s Myth franchise from the 90s, which I absolutely loved, and there really aren’t any other games like this these days. I’m excited. I also have a D&D game on Sunday, and I may or may not get in a little more Elsweyr in TESO.
Bonus question: Riding bear.
Pierre, patron: I’m having a wonderful time in Final Fantasy XI. It’s really my favorite MMO of all time, and I’m quite amazed to see a lot of people are still playing. Through MOP you’re probably well aware of the frequent updates of this MMO, officially in maintenance mode. Who would have believed that such an old MMO with a quite large subscription fee will still be so active nowadays? I’m really surprised and also really glad that it’s doing so well. I had a very busy week at work (again) and couldn’t play a lot, but I will try to continue my NG+ playthrough of The Last of Us; I’m so hyped for the impending launch of the sequel. Destiny will complete this gaming program for the weekend. As you can notice, my nostalgia driven trip is far from being over.
Bonus question: A chopper would be my preferred mode of transportation for short trips, and a private jet for longer trips. Of course, I would pilot them myself. But I’ll probably have to ask for a substantial raise before that, I’m not sure my boss will be okay with it. And you my fellow MOP readers, WRUP this weekend? I’m curious….