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WRUP: Transcript of pouring out an entire bottle of ketchup on a hamburger edition
Act I: The beginning.

Click. Whoosh. Squirt, squirt, squiiiiiiiiiiiiirt. Whoosh. Squirt! Squirt squirt squirt squirt. Whoosh. Squiiiiiiiiiiirt. Whoosh. Squirt, blorp. Whoosh.

Act II: The burping.

Squirt, blorp, whoosh. Squirt, blorp, whoosh. Blorp. Blorp blorp. Shake-a shake-a shake-a. Squirt, blorp, whoosh. Tap tap tap. Squirt, blorp, whoosh. Tap tap tap. Squirt, blorp, whoosh. Blorp, whoosh.

Act III: A brief interlude with Reginald.

Hey kids! It’s me, Reginald! Remember, don’t put ham in your sock drawer, don’t keep cans of soda in your armpits, and above all else, don’t tell the mail man that you read your neighbor’s mail! He could get really mad, and then you’d be in trouble! Buy my book.

Act IV: The dregs.

Unscrew, unscrew, unscrew. Blorp. Ting. Rattle, rattle, rattle. Screw, screw, screw. Click. Throwing sounds. Bump. Trash can noises. What Are You Playing.

Bonus question: What was the first place you were ever employed?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, it’s been an exciting week. Pokemon Go’s Go Beyond has been super satisfying. I haven’t been this happy with the game in ages, and even longer without my emergency anti-hype brakes kicking in (I am seeing issues, but I’ll save that for a column). Animal Crossing’s gonna get some love too, as the new toys are so numerous, you’re going to have to visit friends and set up trades. I’m hoping this’ll lead to some community’s getting a shot in the arm. I’ve already gotten all the puppies, and am working on robots now.

First job that wasn’t a family gig I couldn’t reject was actually for my Asheron’s Call Patron’s flower shop. Don’t worry, I wasn’t decorating, just menial tasks so she could focus on making the arrangements and dealing with most of the problem people, though I did get a few myself when I had to watch the shop.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Truthfully, I doubt I will play much. It’s awards weekend, people! So I’ll be working tons. If I get in playtime, it’ll be in City of Heroes for sure. It’s been perfect for little bursts of play the last few weeks.

I had a lot of jobs as a kid – I even had a paper route. I did a lot of babysitting and spent several summers waiting tables too. A couple of years I was a marching band instructor. (That was by far the most difficult one!)

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): It’s looking mostly like Dauntless this weekend as I try out the newest update for really reals, with a bit more Final Fantasy XIV RP and some fly time in Elite: Dangerous sprinkled in.

My very first job was at a Wendy’s (back when they were still playing that Hot Drinks training song). Fast food service is every bit as bad as advertised. Be nice to your food workers, folks.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): A bit of FFXIV and a spot of World of Warcraft, but largely I’m still kind of looking for something to get its hooks in me. Or, more accurately, I’m looking for a way to burn time before the patch on Tuesday for the former.

My first job ever was actually at a tiny grocery store on Martha’s Vineyard, a job for which I was way too young to be hired and probably should not have been doing. Ah, well.

Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I will almost certainly play Genshin Impact with a couple of my kids. And decorating for Christmas. Cookies might also happen.

Bonus: My first job was in the office at a company that makes street sweepers. I was 16. I was an inventory control clerk. It was mostly data entry in the end.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): Very little gaming for me this weekend. If anything I’ll play a little Albion Online on my phone. Life is getting in the way!

Bonus: Truck stop counter clerk. Did I eat the cheeseburger dogs rolling in the carousel? Of course! I mean I put them there. That was a delicious lunch!

Tyler Edwards (blog): I have way, way too much on my plate right now. I was playing a bit of Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Gamepass, and there’s still a whole bunch of other stuff I want to check there, and I want to play Twin Mirror soon, and I want to get into Wolcen’s big new update. Oh, and I have a Curse of Strahd game on Saturday.

Bonus question: Grocery clerk at Loblaws. Do they have Loblaws in the States?

Pierre, patron: I’m invested in Destiny 2 again and enjoying it: it’s confirmed, it’s my favorite FPS game. I didn’t have a lot of time to play anything else this week and my Life is Strange playthrough has been on standby, but I will probably play again this weekend. Finally, it’s not for this weekend but a little later, there’s a famous Polish RPG game launching next Thursday and I will probably play a lot of it. I’ll let you know next week.

Bonus question: My first employer was a very famous French military school, Ecole Polytechnique, higher education school corresponding to college level of education in the USA. During your time in this school, you’re in the military and you’re paid as a French military officer. What about you MOP readers??

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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treehuggerhannah

I haven’t played much this past week or over the weekend due to some major IRL stuff, but I’ve gotten in a bit of ESO and GW2. Still working through GW2 main story. I’m currently in “No Quarter.”

Over the coming week I plan to keep working on that until the SWTOR patch, then dive into that.

My first job was babysitting. I didn’t particularly like it, but I liked the money and I liked the independence of being able to go do it.

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So still playing single player Xbox games, enjoying that, especially Battlechasers. Also just installed Dragon Age: Inquisition, looks cool. Otherwise I am thinking in the new year I’ll get internet power turned on and play MMO’s on the Xbox, that will be cool, glad I have what I have.

First job, paper route, I spent all the money I made and then some at my local arcade. I was good at the job itself, bad with the money aspect, I think the word is misappropriation ;P

I saw this on YouTube, you may be familiar with Myers Briggs personality types or perhaps archetypes, Carl Jung came up with both really, as I understand, they aren’t exactly the same concepts but kind of are. I am sure there are writer’s who certainly use archetypes intentionally or perhaps not, also personality types, to create characters in fiction, perhaps for RPing also. My personality type is the one this video is about, if you have never tried a personality test there are many free online, can be a little hit and miss and if you find it interesting more research just to really nail down what your type is for sure is probably a good idea. Personally, I found it insightful to do, I find it to be very true, it was a step towards understanding myself better. I am not sure if there’s videos like this for other types but, you may or may not be interested but is gaming related and kind of more.

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Utakata

This week: My internet was down since Wednesday evening and just came back up an hour ago. So I’ve been mostly counting stucco bumps on my ceiling…

Also this week: …hopefully I’ll get back into WoW is said internet connection remains stable. Incidentally, this also prevent my main toon from hitting 60 this week. /bleh

Bonus Answer: Cucumber pinking. The boss figured Gnomes would have an easier time picking ’em, because we’re built closer to the ground. >.<

Have a great week and weekend folks! /Ignore Tr*mp – he'll hopefully go away soon! And please stay safe! /bows

The Weeb formerly known as Sray
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The Weeb formerly known as Sray

Was all prepared for a bunch of quality time with Immortals Fenix Rising this week, but then I got promoted and things got really real. Hoping to get some time in game in the next day or two, but work has me pouring a gallon of knowledge into my shot glass of a brain: there’s some spillage happening.

As far as MMOs are concerned, I’m probably done until we see a shift in design paradigms. I would love a Ubisoft open world MMO, minus the heavily objective based design of modern MMOs: basically Assassin’s Creed but with other players running around in the world too. Dare to dream.

Stay safe folks.

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Danny Smith

Played about a week of Shadowlands after a friend gifted it to me and i am about ready to say i’ve had my fill. The story is as bad as modern blizzard gets, my main character does weeklies and dailies and after getting the torghast ash limit is basically just doing world quests for anima they dont need and the userbase has gotten even worse in terms of being passive-or outright- aggressive assholes i do not wish to pay rent to activision to deal with. Roll on FFXIVs big content update next week where people at worst behave like annoying weebs and not subhuman beasts league of legends players would find “a bit rude”.

I’ve also kind of lost interest in the new Destiny expansion and i can’t tell if its me or if developers have ran out of ideas for the live service meme. Most are dead, the recent ones are all hard flops and the ones like division that chugged along seem to be winding down support and being forgotten. I wish the idea got more hits than misses but if live service dies and is a relic of last gen like day one season passes were of the one before i wont mind that much.

Now i’m waiting on amazon to deliver 13 sentinels which is basically being sold by everyone as the sleeper game of the year. Even the creators of Fire Emblem and Nier have publicly said “holy shit buy this game, this studio needs the recognition it deserves” and if the things i’ve heard about the story are true it definitely seems to be a well earned reputation.

In the meantime i’m kind of just swapping through a bunch of old revisits in general while finishing off some stuff i’ve ran out of interest for like We Happy Few which can best be described as a “hot mess” that tried to remake itself as what people thought it was on announcement using the assets from the procedurally generated survival crafter it actually was on release that nobody liked. Then another Bloodborne run because everytime someone mentions a souls game i have to replay it wishing sekiro had any replay value at all.

Its the end of a generation lulls i guess. Everything big is being worked on for new hardware and whats left is the stuff rushed for launch or the single A stuff that either grabs you or leaves you wishing you had your time and money back.

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I recently tried out FFXIV for the first time on PC. I’m loving it. I know in the latest podcast Bree said she was worried it was too late for her to be new to the game, and I have to say trust me it isn’t. I’m new, I’m loving it, and both the game and the community is great.

I keep saying I will play some SWTOR too so maybe some of that. We’ll see.

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I’m actually playing SWTOR right now. Bought a 60 day sub, plus I had 6k cartel coins built up at 100 per month because I have the one time password. I think I last played six years ago.

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I’ve been wanting to get back into SWTOR ever since starting the Mandalorian last week. I normally play my Sith Inquisitor or my Smuggler but now I wanna try out the Bounty Hunter. It has been a while since i have played too (though for me that was around the release of Rise of Skywalker).

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The Weeb formerly known as Sray

I have a ton of cartel coins built up too from the authenticator and subs time, but every time I play I can’t find anything in the market to spend them on. It feels like in the middle the KotFE cycle all the styles got weird, like stuff that seemed more like it should be from Dune or Babylon 5 than Star Wars.

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I spent some of it on a couple of L70 boosts (that were on sale) for new characters I wanted to play through the story again.

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SmiteDoctor

Playing World of Warcraft, briefly played Wolcen for an hour but it still feels janky.

This pay period I plan on upgrading something in my gaming setup but I’m not sure which will be more effective, going from 8 to 16g of Ram or my old Hard Drive from my 2008 PC to a Solid State Drive (but then I’d need to find a free Windows upgrade for my builders XP).

Work is a blast. We now treat all admissions like PUIs (suspected Covid 19), putting them on Isolation which means tons of time wasted on putting on PPE for something like a broken hip, or appendicitis (you know classic symptoms of Covid 19), then once a patient comes back negative you spend half the fucking night playing musical chairs moving beds into double rooms to make room for more admissions, Money fucking wasted on PPE that could start dwindling down the road, money fucking wasted on pay that could have gone to RNs as opposed to laying them off, or god forbid HAZARD PAY.

Picked up drinking again, it helps, I’ll probably quit again when the Pandemic ends but it’s done wonders for my frustration and anger by mellowing me out.

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Fisty

IMO 16GB RAM is the way to go, unless load times are killing you.

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SmiteDoctor

They can be brutal, the consensus on Reddit seems to be an SSD, I’ve got a board that can support one of those SSDs that looks like a Ram stick so I’ll just clone my harddrive over; sometimes it takes me 2 minutes to load maps in ESO or GW2.

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Fisty

m.2 sticks are great.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

The delta in actual disk load time is ridiculous from HD to SSD.

If you are not going maxing out your existing RAM with whatever the main thing you are working on/playing, I would rec the SSD over the RAM…..but I surely understand if RAM limits your activity that you would with that route.

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Fisty

Playing WoW. Lvl 54 and still in Bastion, seems odd and I am ready to leave.

Bonus: A farm next door. Feeding and walking the mule, feeding cows, and driving the farm jeep at 13 was fun.

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SmiteDoctor

Don’t like that cult vibe at all in Bastion, took me awhile to get through too.

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Turing fail

Still maxing-out weapons in Warframe…

Your bonus question is actually the same as one of my online banking security questions- nice try, Lefebvre.