WRUP: Full lyrics to the theme song ‘Massively Overpowered (The Elocution of a Bird)’ edition

    
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Look at the neat thing we found! It turns out that while clearing out the back of the Massively Overpowered offices because I needed to find a new hiding space for when I cry, I stumbled onto all of the old materials from the 1987 Massively Overpowered animated feature film “Rainbows Are Your Enemies!” Obviously that predates my own membership, but I had to share with you the full lyric sheet for our theme song, Massively Overpowered (The Elocution of a Bird). Pretty wild! And also beautiful. Let us know what your favorite moments from that old animated film are in the comments of this week’s What Are You Playing.

Yeah we’re here, and we’re covering the games that are online,
The first USENET servers were in 1979,
It’s not anachronistic that we’re talking about games
And we don’t have a time machine, so don’t be lame!

But the articles are hard when you don’t know how to write,
And it turns out you only get so far on hollow spite
What a joy that we found ourselves a gift of words
From the beak of Reginald, a magical bird!

(Tap, tap) The elocution of a bird!
(Tap, tap) The elocution of a bird!
(Crunch, crunch) The elocution of a bird!
(Beep, beep) The elocution of a bird!

Reginald likes his chili dogs with beans,
He likes spicy pizza and a photo of James Dean,
He calls that photo his boyfriend.
Reginald smells like a wet rug on a hot day.
He’s making us sing this song.
I’m so sad and scared all the time.
Not because of Reginald but just in general.
How do people do this?

(Squeak, squeak) The elocution of a bird!
(Grind, grind) The elocution of a bird!
(Zorch, zorch) The elocution of a bird!
(Smashing glass noises, smashing glass noises) The elocution of a bird!

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Bonus question: What’s the one habit you think most people who read your writing wouldn’t expect from you?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, I’m so excited about the Animal Crossing Halloween event! I’ve got some pumpkins down already but my town needs work and I gotta make a costume, probably something Asheron’s Call themed to go with the town theme. Maybe a virindi, unless other AC vets have suggestions? Pokemon Go will get some work too, and I gotta try that new Super Mario Bros 35.

Gosh, a habit people who read my stuff wouldn’t expect from me that I can also share? Hmm… I’m guessing this assumes social media followers are out too? O! This one’s kind of embarrassing, but I’m generally still looking into at least 75% of the props and local candidates a few days before I can vote, to the point where I sometimes hand-deliver my mail-in ballot (been receiving it this way since 2004). I may or may not also do it for the free sticker…

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): If I game this weekend, it’ll probably be City of Heroes again. Some weird-but-good things happened to me this week, though, so I may wind up with no time to do anything fun. We’ll see!

I feel like I’m overexposed on the podcast, so people probably already know my quirks, like my habit of pacing when I talk (sorry!) or my tendency to spreadsheet every MMO I play (not sorry!). I drink tea every morning; I have really long hair but always pin it up; and I always have something burning to make the house smell good.

Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX), YouTube): I’m in the middle of a move right now, so I might just play quick games of Ikaruga and stuff. With World of Warcraft: Shadowlands delayed, I’m going to chip at the Battle for Azeroth quests here and there over the coming weekend. That’s good for me because I’m trying to slow down on all the gaming I’ve been doing lately.

Bonus question: I don’t know what habit my readers wouldn’t know about me… Is regularly taking a hot bath a habit? ‘Cause that’s what I do. It feels extra good after a crazy workout too!

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I’ll be dipping a bit into Star Wars Squadrons, continue the Great Altitis Encouragement Project in City of Heroes Homecoming, and help slowly pull together my new FC in Final Fantasy XIV, with another swing at The Witcher 3 as a palate cleanser; one of these days I’m going to actually beat this game.

I legitimately have no good answer for this week’s bonus question.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Some stuff in FFXIV and I kind of want to give Genshin Impact some attention. And… that’s about it, honestly. It’s an unambitious plan, but it feels doable.

I do wonder how many readers know or would suspect that I always have the same breakfast every morning. It’s just a toasted English muffin, no matter what. I know people know how much I love cooking any everything, but I tend to just be low-key for morning meals.

Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): The only thing this weekend is an emergency road trip. My mom is sick. I might play some No Man’s Sky during downtime though.

Bonus: Wait, people read my writing?

Tyler Edwards (blog): I’ve got Alan Wake’s American Nightmare lined up, but supposedly it’s a pretty short game, so that probably won’t take me a whole weekend. I do want to do more horror games before Halloween, but I also want some variety, so I was thinking of maybe checking out Drake Hollow or dipping back into Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, where I somehow still haven’t finished all the new campaigns (there’s so many, guys).

Bonus question: I’m really, seriously into Simpsons memes. To the point where I have strong opinions about the best and worst trends and formats.

Pierre, patron: I must admit that after finishing The Last of Us Part II recently, any other game seems so dull that I’m not sure what I’d like to play this weekend. Some kind of postpartum depression most probably. Maybe it’s time for a good old RPG. I will probably launch Divinity Original Sin and have some fun in it. After playing Final Fantasy XI for a few weeks, I’m somehow done with it and no MMO seem really tempting. So, maybe you, MOP readers can give me some ideas through your comments.

Bonus question: As most of you probably know or guessed from my first name, I’m French. You’d probably be shocked to find out that I don’t wear any hat, I don’t like hats, and I drive a Toyota C-HR (very nice car by the way) and not some old noisy and smoky French car…. I’m just kidding, I know my fellow MOP readers are not into those kinds of worn-out cliches?

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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Bruno Brito

EQ2, and i’m playing a lot of RPG Maker games and messing with RPG Maker MZ.

I’m also playing the game “stop drinking so much coke all the time and drink more water”. I’m at 5 days without a drop of the stuff, and i’m going insane.

Also, did goblin.

Other than that, nothing much. Cya peeps.

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mysecretid

Love to see your art, as usual, Bruno! Thank you!

As for the Coca-Cola thing, I may be able to help a little.

I drank oceans of the stuff, for years, until one night in college, I thought I was having a heart attack.

When I woke up on my apartment floor, hours later, I realized that I had passed out because I’d been working super-hard at school and drinking only large bottles of Coke and eating only large bags of peanut M&Ms to get by, because I was “busy”.

My body basically said, “Screw you, man!” and refused to continue until I switched my brain back on.

Here’s what I know about getting Coca-Cola under control (now, I don’t drink it all). Hope it helps!

First, kicking Coca-Cola cold turkey will just make you insane and jittery.

What you do is, you drink water as well as Coca-Cola in the beginning.

You will end up going to the washroom more, with all that liquid, but what can I tell you, every vice has a price :-)

So, yeah, just go with your instincts, but every time you drink a bunch of Coke, try to chase it with some water.

Eventually, you’ll find it easier to lessen the amounts of caffeine you’re taking in, without going bugfuck, because your body gets used to the dilution of the Coke over time.

At some point, you’ll find a point where the Coke is tolerably fun again, instead of “liquid heroin” :-)

Me, I gave up on cola entirely, eventually, because I found over time that the water made me feel better — but there’s no way I could’ve done that when I was at the height of my Coca-Cola cravings. It’ll take some time, Bruno.

Cheers!

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Bruno Brito

What you do is, you drink water as well as Coca-Cola in the beginning

I tried, but i end up drinking too much. I do drink water when i drink cola, i just need to increase the time between bottles. I was drinking almost 8 litters a week. Couldn’t even breathe right.

Right now i’m feeling huge ammounts of headaches, and i’m easily irritable.

I want to go back when i could drink it like once every 15 days and feel ok with it.

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WayTooLateTV

Eliot, you’ve outdone yourself.

That said, ISP got around to fixin’ the Main Source problem out in the alleyway, so I’m back to streaming, so thank goodness for that, because it was driving me batty not being able to stream for a week.

Been playing FINAL FANTASY VII: REMAKE on stream, just got around to the Sector 5 Slums in the previous stream (playlist linked) and am about to see The Coolest Turk™ (read: RUDE) when I start up again later today.

JUST got all my Trusts to level 80 on my alt in FINAL FANTASY XIV, which was a heck of an undertaking, but not nearly the one it was on my main, which I did before they boosted the XP per dungeon for Trusts. I am never taking off the title associated with that acheesement on her. Now I’m making my way in the world today, it takes everything I… *ahem* I’m making my way through the Crystal Tower quests (I’ve just gotta do World of Darkness now) and making it through 5.2 currently on my alt, and I’m golden!

Played a smidge of MONSTER TRAIN as well, as did my friend Nex_Incendiary, who’s been enjoying the everloving heck out of it as well on my recommendation. He’s a streamer I’ve become fast friends with and now am a mod for, and he uses it as a cooldown game after streaming (he streams for 8 hours a day, every day, because he’s … well, he’s in it to win it, apparently?) and it’s a perfect cooldown game. It’s like Slay the Spire, but on a train and you kill dweebazoid angels while you rush the last spark of the fires of hell to reignite the… uh… fires of hell after the battle of armageddon. It’s more fun than being trapped in a toy store, and I highly recommend it.

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mysecretid

Glad to see that you’ve got an internet provider who will actually fix problems! I’ve had a bad ISP or two who spent more time trying to blame any issues on me than doing anything to investigate or fix the problems.

Good that they’ve got you back in action!

Be well,

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Yeah, I’ve lived here over 20 years and the ISP I use has been fan-damn-tastic the entire time, honestly. I can count on my right hand the number of hours-long outages in the last 4 years (and I’ve been keeping track), and they’re quick to fix things when the problem doesn’t go away after they’ve finished work. Plus, they’re communicative on twitter DMs and on the phone.

The problem I was having was that I was supposed to be getting upwards of 20Mbps of upwidth and I was getting… 1Mbps. If that. The downwidth was fine, it was just the uploading, which, as a streamer, is kinda important. When I tried streaming, I got this (see exhibit A below) and that’s… right about when OBS decided to say “Nope, we’re not participating in this farce” and just disconnected by itself.

But, in the last 2 broadcasts yesterday and the day before, 0 dropped frames over 4 hours of streaming!

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Bryan Correll

More PoE. Cause that’s all I play anymore.

Bonus: I’m pretty sure there’s nothing interesting enough to be unexpected.

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mysecretid

Exactly the sort of Bonus Answer a man who secretly lived the life of a classic Bond villain would give! (Please don’t kill me with your orbital death ray, sir!) :-)

Cheers,

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Bryan Correll

It’s 2020. Who would even notice an orbital death ray?

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mysecretid

Fair point! :-)

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mysecretid

I’m still fighting with that dang flu!

As I think I mentioned, it’s a longer-lived flu that has a tendency to come back on you, just when you think it’s gone.

Yesterday, I was absolutely sure I was better, and that the flu had finally gone.

Today I was feverish to the point of mild delirium.

In other words, it’s really annoying. :-)

Gaming has been limited.

A Fleet friend of mine in Star Trek Online graciously helped me acquire a rare starship (the Inquiry-class reservist Riker briefly captained near the the end of Star Trek: Picard).

The prices for rare lockbox starship types in Star Trek Online have climbed quite high on the in-game player Exchange (i.e. the “market”) , and I genuinely thought I was going to have to let this particular starship pass me by.

Thankfully, my friend stepped in, but I wonder if this will be the last “rare” starship I can add to my roster of alt characters?

Opening lockboxes and gamble packs in online games is a sucker bet, as most of you already know.

You can spend literally hundreds of dollars of real money on these things and get nothing worthwhile to show for it, much less the prize you were hoping for …

But there can also come a point where the staggeringly inflated secondary-market prices in a game are also simply too high to justify, and I think I’ve hit that point now.

In other game news, I’ve played some Champions Online; some No Man’s Sky; some Stellaris; and some Neverwinter Online this week.

But honestly, with this annoying flu, I’ve spent large amounts of time drinking tea, petting the cat, and sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

Take care of yourselves, and each other, my friends!

Bonus Answer: I don’t have much sense of how others perceive me, here or elsewhere. I do hope that Massively readers have figured out that I’m friendly by this point. :-)

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Jack Pipsam

I think you’re very friendly ^^
I hope you get better soon!

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mysecretid

Thank you, Jack. You honor me with your kindness, sir!

Cheers,

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Jack Pipsam

Lot going on recently IRL which is why I haven’t been on as much, don’t want to get into it now, but I’m okay, for MMOs I thought let’s do something different. With all the talk of Ultima Online, I thought bugger it, let’s try it again. The game is nearly as old as I am and I have only really tried it once before and I got very confused quickly so I stopped, but I’ve given it another shot now.

I didn’t know if I should use the Classic or Enhanced client, I saw advice going either way, but I decided to go with Enhanced, although my understanding is I can install both and flick between to see which I prefer.

First thought “Wow there’s a lot of servers”, I’m assuming it’s like an Asheron’s Call situation where when they made the game they never thought of how they could be merged so it’s easier for housing and stuff to just leave them as be. Second thought was looking at the little latency dial, “Huh, the server called Oceania has 3 green dots compared to others… wait, UO has had a native Australian hosted server all these years !?!” Every other major MMO at launch has officially no excuse now as far as I’m concerned if UO has just kept theirs going, so naturally I selected Oceania with no regard of how little player number might be on it. I’m taking the ping!

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( UO is officially a better game than ESO )

After making my warrior (because I thought it would be easiest), I was thrown straight into the game, instantly smacked with the confusing UI which made me blink a couple times. I think I have the basics of it mostly down now, using the Enhanced Client features I was able to drag it around to a place I liked.

Dropped into the town of New Haven, an NPC says to click on him but gives me no help what so ever just saying go to the building north-east. Instead I found myself clicking on a different NPC nearly asking for help, a lady demanding that I take her to the carpenters immediately. So I’m now on an escort mission while I still can barely figure out movement, using the map (which for some reason keeps defaulting to a different island not where I am) I found the carpenter and finished my first quest. Now the carpenter asked me to cut down a bunch of wood, just said pick up an axe and get going (Runescape like I imagine). Still haven’t done this yet as I don’t know where to find an axe, the general store sells everything but an axe. I think I had one drop from a skeleton, but I can’t find it now.

I figured out combat was to toggle the dial between attack and peace mode, or W on the keyboard.
So far I have managed to attack multiple quest giving NPCs by accident not realising that I was still in attack mode, which they naturally scream bloody murder at me and one chased me across the map as I tried to reset him. Whoops.

So far I have been an escort mostly, it seems every single quest in town is “Wow, I wish I had some new clothes, take me to the tailor!” or “I’m hungry, take me to the inn!”, other quests are get to 50 in certain skills, so I’ve been going around killing things at random trying to level up my different skills.
One skill is called Focus and it levels up on its own by my just walking around, I hate it. I don’t know how to turn this off, the chat window is just “You’ve gained 0.1% in Focus!” and now it’s bloody dinging at me as I’m just taking two steps.

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I’ve mostly been wandering around like an idiot attacking spooky ghosts, skeletons and the extremely diverse wildlife of the island where you have bears and panthers all just slapped together like a kids toy-set.
So far I’ve only seen a couple people talking in global chat, but being a free player I don’t know if I could talk back or not.

The game really didn’t teach me anything, which I suppose is kind of charming? The NPCs who were like “Go get 50 in Parry” didn’t actually tell me what parry is nor how I use it, just “go do it!” and once I did finish a couple of the skill quests they just said “good job” and gave me an item with no further explanation.

I really have no idea what to make of UO, it’s interesting. I am intrigued though, there’s clearly a lot going on which I have no idea how to interact with. I think I’ll stick with it and keep on leveling up (if there’s a level up system, I’m not even sure there is) and escorting NPCs to the bottle shop until I guess I get off the starter island, then who knows what after that.
I’m sure there’s many player guides online, but I’ve been avoiding those, I am trying to figure this out the way teh game intended me to figure it out and so far that’s bumping around stumbling into things.

But hey, I didn’t quit after 5 minutes so that’s more than Wild Star did for me. I guess you’ll all know next week if I stuck with it or not lol.

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mysecretid

Quite the adventure, Jack!

Some years back, I tried playing Dark Age of Camelot. I liked it, but like Ultima Online here, it was an older game — made before World of Warcraft and the rest kind of standardized how MMORPG games work.

Like you, I enjoyed a number of things about my game, but I also found a lot of it confusing and opaque. It lacked a lot of the features I like in more modern MMORPGs, and it didn’t do a terribly good job of explaining itself to newer, more modern players.

Whether you stay with Ultima Online or not, Jack, I look forward to hearing the next part of your story!

Be well!

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Jack Pipsam

I’ve attempted DAoC many-many times now, restarting it constantly. The UI was always far more a block for me than anything else. It really did feel like a game which had years and years of updates which for those who played it all along they slowly learnt what new features or things were in the game, but for someone fresh it’s just a whole mass of stuff to figure out. Also with DAoC I got the impression it’s really is one of those games where you gotta’ reach the max level before it really starts kinda thing with the entire PVP focus, even though at the time I was far more PVE inclined.
I really do need to try it again sometime.

I think actually my most confusing MMO attempt was Final Fantasy XI, even just trying to launch the game itself was a mess haha.

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mysecretid

There’s one DAoC server which has no PvP conflict at all. It’s basically a PvE server, and you can make any character type, and take them anywhere in the game world that you like.

I played on that server — and enjoyed it — partly because I was already having enough trouble wrapping my head around DAoC’s old-school design.

I figured that adding live PvP into my gameplay mix would just be begging for more trouble. :-)

Cheers!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I played POE until I got frustrated due to hitting the “Return to Town” button while clicking to attack something at the exact same time as when I died – multiple times. Such a simple fix is need to keep people from wasting their time and yet….

South Florida things: How to catch and release a lizard you find in your house.

1) Stumble upon a lizard in your house due to you opening a door…like a fool.
2) Get 2 cups and approach the creature from the front and rear – easier if one cup is clear and looks like an escape path -also easier if said lizard is pale indicating they are dehydrated = slow.
3) Bring the 2 cups together around said creature and transport it back to the other side of the door – aka outside.
4) Separate the cups and let the lil guy/girl roll out when he is ready….tip: if you can get some “non-cold” water on it via a drainage pipe or other means it may help.

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mysecretid

Zulika Mi-Nam … Lizard Whisperer :-)

Very cool. Thanks!

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The tuffest catch I had was once one one of these same little guys camped out in a bathtub drain where he could access some water for a bit. It would come out of the drain into the tub and then dart back in with its head sticking out when he saw me.

Took me days to get him out safely. I put a cup of water in the tub and saw that he would come out to it and hang out on the rim. I started with it very close to the drain and then kept moving it further and further away. Then when I got it far out, I soaked a towel and threw it over the drain before it could run into it -and cupped it.

When that lil guy ran to that towel it jumped around a few times like..WTF !!!

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mysecretid

Hahaha. You blew the poor little guy’s mind!

You know, with this level of reptile-handling skills, you should apply for a part in the next, inevitable Jurassic Park franchise film. Based on the last few movies, they could certainly use your help!

:-)

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Phubarrh

I had high hopes for it when I started Assassin’s Creed Odyssey two weeks ago, but I’m finding my enthusiasm for the game flagging. I realize the whole point is to immerse one in a single crafted historical setting, but both the narrative and the landscapes are becoming really one-note. Perhaps if the non-quest NPCs were given more to do than squawk if you bump into them? I’ll give it a little more time, but hearing about a friend’s first excursion into Secret World Legends has me chewing over revisiting that one for Halloween.

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Jack Pipsam

Do you feel that there’s too much to do in Odyssey? I’ve heard that often as a criticism towards the game, that’s it’s almost too big.

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mysecretid

Speaking only for myself, Jack, I can say that while I do like Assassin’s Creed: Origins better than any other AC game I’ve tried, it does feel a bit overwhelming in scale at times.

Origins does have a semi-obvious “main plotline’ that you can follow, so that you feel like you have a purpose in the vast setting, and most of the side quests have NPC characters involved (sometimes even cutscenes), to work against them feeling too “flat” (“Kill ten rats, click button to get reward”), but I will confess that the reason my progress in playing through Origins has slowed, is that, sometimes, I just want to play a game that feels more tightly focused.

For me, Origins’ strength that it’s a vast world where you can go pretty much anywhere and find something to do can also feel a bit … overwhelming?

Sometimes, a narrower, more specific goal-oriented focus can feel more rewarding, I guess.

Cheers!

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Phubarrh

My impression is that while the zones are huge, actual things to do are spread pretty thin on the ground. It’s not like an Elder Scrolls game where you can take 20 steps in any direction and find something to occupy yourself with. I’m also a little confused about what I should be doing…in the third zone now, I’m semi-aligned with a faction but the game seems to want me to pillage that faction’s fortresses. The reviews I checked did complain that side questing was basically irrelevant, so perhaps I should try just sticking to the main quest. I’ll confess that I’m also finding survival a bit rough when more than two opponents enter the fray, so I may simply not be skilled enough to play.

Now I did also start a toon in Secret World Legends this evening, and had the past three or four hours just zip right past me. I still dislike the reworked combat, which feels excessively busy, simplistic and unresponsive compared to TSW; also the game crashed out nearly half a dozen times on me, mostly during cutscenes. But the storytelling, that’s still wonderfully intact.

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mysecretid

Sorry to hear that it’s letting you down, Phubarrh!

I have Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, but I haven’t started it yet. I’m still moving slowly through Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

I’ll take your warnings under advisement whenever I do crack the Odyssey game. Thanks!

And Secret World for Hallowe’en is almost a gaming tradition for many. it should be fun, and hey, maybe you’ll like AC: Odyssey better if you take a break from it?

As the saying goes, “A change is as good as a rest” :-)

Cheers,

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Sorenthaz

Fallout 76 and Genshin Impact have kind of been the main games I’ve been messing around on this weekend so far with some Hades thrown in here and there. Genshin Impact is honestly a huge but pleasant surprise. Maybe it’ll get worse later, but I haven’t hit a point yet where I feel like I’m actually playing a mobile game and have to start shelling $$$ out if I want to get anywhere. Though I guess I also got pretty lucky with my Beginner wishes by getting a few characters including the 5 star Fire dude.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Adventure Rank 1-10 is fine, 10-20 requests more from you, 20+ is the grind where paying can help, 30-40+ the game doesn’t really support you and its intentional to get you to pay. But there’s practically no reason to rush for 30-40+.

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losludvig

The last main quest that’s in the game right now unlocks at 29, so I would consider any progress 30+ as overleveling.
I’ve not spent any currency on resin refills, still have 14 of the refill tokens and I’m rank 30, so unless you really want to get up there RIGHT NOW there’s no reason to spend money on that

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Malcolm Swoboda

if the rumors are anywhere true, the next update is handling rank 20-30 more. they probably have over a year or year and a half easily mapped out (able to adjust)

Someone in reddit was complaining to me about the resin requirements of the battlepass (weekly and overall quest needs is more than what’s actually given for free) but to my knowledge that’s all an optional path to progress and finish the pass and you can instead just take care to do normal little things for the most part.

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losludvig

the resin part of the battlepass is the only thing I dislike about the battlepass or monetization in general, and that’s a minor gripe.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I take it as one way to fasttrack it without spending premium currency directly.
I don’t love it. I don’t hate it as long as the pass can be completed otherwise. (So I might hate it. I haven’t done the math and just listened to others ha.)

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Faye

I hope your mom gets well soon, Mia!

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Bryan Correll

Momma Mia!

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Bryan Turner

I would have been playing WoW if we had a prepatch.

However, big shocker I know, I’m playing ESO.

Almost got into a tiff with a Guild Officer last night, I was talking about Covid 19 and how the recent high profile positive cases show cased the importance of wearing masks. I was yelled at for bringing up politics, I said I was talking about Covid 19 politics were secondary. I was then told Covid 19 was political and divisive to which I replied ‘Covid 19 is a science issue, Covid 19 doesn’t care if you’re trying to moderate the Guild Chat it would infect you just as much as it would infect me, I went further by saying it isn’t political groups arguing about masks that instead you had smart people that believed in science, and stupid people that are to dumb to live.’ The Officer’s wife whispered me and said you’re right, how ever her husband was drunk and didn’t want a bummer conversation dragging down the mood, I respected that and kept my mouth shut.

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I was briefly in a guild where the guild leader was frequently drunk. It was annoying as hell, because the booze made him completely unpredictable.

Maybe you need a better ESO guild?

I agree with you, by the way, Covid is only political for people who think it’s a hoax perpetrated by their political “enemies”.

For the rest of us, who know more first-hand details, it’s a scientific reality, and a health issue. A life-and-death issue, in fact.

I leave you the following Tweet, in the hopes that it will bring you a chuckle.

Cheers,

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Sleepy

At first I laughed, then I realised he wouldn’t get the reference.

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mysecretid

He probably wouldn’t Sleepy, it’s true. :-)

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Bryan Turner

Why wouldn’t I get it, you’re basically cribbing on Dickens?

Cain is Marley, the 3 ghosts are the ghosts of Christmas past.

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mysecretid

We were talking about the president not getting it, Bryan. He’s not the sharpest, or most educated, guy on the planet.

Cheers,

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Sleepy

Trump wouldn’t get it, never having read anything longer than a tweet.