WRUP: Who is the big stupid dumpster man edition

    
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Banjo music.

Wyatt: A big stupid man who lives in a dumpster, Wyatt is a strong candidate whom we should all consider for this.

Liam: If anyone who is reading this is named Liam, I’m sorry. This isn’t about you. This is about the other Liam, the one who is a big stupid dumpster man. All of these people are big stupid dumpster men. I do not know why the headline implied it was a question. You, hypothetical reader named Liam, are not the specific Liam here.

Trent: Trent looks like a dumpster. He smells like a dumpster. He is used as a dumping ground for refuse, because he is a dumpster man, and he is not smart. Trent does not need to exist. He does not enrich the world.

Evan: Not only is Evan a big stupid dumpster man, he is sitting in my front lawn. I do not want Evan in my front lawn.

Reginald: (Screech, screech) The elocution of a bird!
(Angry hornets buzzing, angry hornets buzzing) The elocution of a bird!
(That sound when you hit your toe just right against a wall and you know it’s broken, that sound when you hit your toe just right against a wall and you know it’s broken) The elocution of a bird!
(A master cut of every time Dr. Dre has said “sandwich” in an interview, a master cut of every time Dr. Dre has said “sandwich” in an interview) The elocution of a bird!

Me: I write What Are You Playing.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite food treat to have as a way of picking yourself up from a difficult day?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go’s got some fun Halloween stuff plus new stuff thanks to the new Pokemon expansion’s release, which is the other thing I’ll be playing. Animal Crossing will get less love than usual because of this, even though I still have a few things I need to dive for.

For the bonus question, it’s chocolate. Always. And I don’t mean Hershey’s. Er, but also not some hugely expensive, hand-made Belgian import stuff, unless someone left some on our gold yacht. So yeah, it’s chocolate most days, but it’s even more chocolate when things get worse.

Andy McAdams: I’m not sure. Definitely some World of Warcraft as I level up a hunter through the new leveling experience, but waiting for the still-unnanounced Shadowlands release is getting a bit… tiresome. Maybe some minecraft and maybe finish up Fire Emblem: Three Houses?

Bonus Question: Cupcakes. Especially icing filled cupcakes. I’m a sucker for baked goods and when I have a crappy day, I want a cupcake. Or a cookie. or a sweet roll. All the deliciousness.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m playing paint all the things, indoors this weekend since our weather is gonna be foggy fog with a side of more fog. My phone keeps sending me emergency weather alerts like, hey did you see the fog, it’s foggy, watch out for the fog! But I know I have a big task ahead of me in Star Wars Galaxies Legends, and I know I’ll also be logging time in Torchlight III and City of Heroes. We’ll see how much time I have!

Honestly, comfort food is my worst vice, so I have worked hard, though not entirely successfully, to avoid thinking of food that way, trying instead to move those feels to other stuff, like things that just smell good instead. It’d probably be something mapley-sweet or something carby-with-cheese like potatoes. Nothing good for you, in other words!

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I have very recently reminded myself of how spectacularly therapeutic Hardspace: Shipbreaker (in open shift mode) can be, so that’s very likely going to be the primary game. Honestly, I’m not sure there’s much MMORPG or multiplayer gaming that will be going on in my next few days, save for perhaps my usual casual traipsing in Genshin Impact or some chasing that sweet cosmetic battle pass loot in Dauntless (seriously, the new Hunt Pass stuff looks great).

Oh boy do I have a wide variety of comfort foods, though I tend to lean towards the big crunchy things like pretzels. Most of the time, though, it’s a nice beer and a calm game that tends to help me reverse a sour mood.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): There’s a new Transformers game out, and I’m probably going to wind up getting that; I also have stuff to do in Final Fantasy XIV and kind of want to dive into more of World of Warcraft’s pre-patch, maybe? I don’t have a distinct plan at the moment.

Nothing comforts me like some good hamburgers, mashed potatoes, or stuffing. They don’t go together naturally, I know, but still.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’m getting my Halloween dailies done in Guild Wars 2 and with the new mode drop in Spellbreak I think I’ll be playing that quite a bit.

I don’t really do for treats. I suppose I love chips and guacamole though. Eat that forever.

Tyler Edwards (blog): I continue to be overwhelmed by choice. I’m splitting my attention between the Age of Empires III remaster, StarCraft 2 co-op, and a trial WoW account. I also have one more horror game in my backlog (Conarium) that I should probably get to before the month is out. To be honest I’m still recovering from Call of Cthulhu. I am not a brave man.

Bonus question: Chocolate. Chocolate cookies, chocolate brownies, chocolate oat milk… Just hook it to my veins.

Pierre, patron: Except for my The Last of Us Remastered platinum trophy run that’s still ongoing, I’m not really sure what I’ll play this weekend. I haven’t played any FPS or TPS game lately, so Destiny or The Division are possible candidates. I’m also trying to go through my backlog which is frightenly huge, and I will probably play some indie games like The Final Station, Crying Suns, or Kentucky Route Zero. I have also been tempted to do another playthrough of my favorite adventure game: Life is Strange. That’s another possibility for this weekend. The only games that are not tempting me at all these days are MMOs. Am I over playing MMOs? I hope not and I don’t think so. It’s rather a matter of lacking free time for gaming and MMOs being time consuming games.

Bonus question: My comfort food after a bad day is basically always chocolate. Any food with chocolate in it will do. If it’s ice cream, it’s even better. And you MOP readers, what’s new this weekend in terms of gaming and MMOs? I’m always curious.

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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