WRUP: cmon five more minutes edition

    
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cmon five more minutes. gimme five more minutes. just gimme five minutes. just need five minutes. give me five minutes. only five minutes. demanding five more minutes. strongly suggesting five more minutes. just five more minutes. it’s five more minutes. five more minutes isn’t really that many more minutes. let me have five more minutes. be cool. five more minutes. just five more freaking minutes. what’s so important it can’t wait five more minutes? cmon. five more minutes. just five more minutes. yes, yes, only five more minutes. absolutely promise. five more minutes. no more than five. absolutely just five more minutes. five more minutes.

actually make it ten and as long as it takes to read what are you playing.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite activity associated with snow?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): More Pokemon Go as usual. I’m prepping for the big Kanto event coming up. Still haven’t gotten around to redecorating my Animal Crossing house, but I did spruce up the island a bit.

Favorite snow activity would probably be sledding, but in all honesty, I am not a snow person. Oddly enough, I felt the tripping mechanic in Animal Crossing prepped me for it (I’d never lived with snow until moving to Japan and was playing the game to help with my everyday Japanese vocab and grammar), but not for the fact that falling snow is basically big pieces of rain that turn you into a cold, wet, snow monster. No thank you, you can keep your pre-ice to yourself, Mother Nature.

Andy McAdams: I have some many games I want to play, so I’m feeling a little scattered as well like Bree. I’ll definitely be in World of Warcraft with my guild doing our normal “Adult beverages and Mythics” night, and I picked up Valheim which, if the internet is any indication, has a strong chance to consume the entirety of my being for a while. Chris has got me jonesing to spend more time in Elite: Dangerous, and Justin has me wanting to jump back into The Elder Scrolls Online. Who knows where I’ll actually end up?

Snow – this is a little eyeroll-worthy but my favorite activity has always been walking at night under street lights while it’s snowing, when no one else is around. Everything is muffled, and quiet. You can just watch it falling in the pools of light as you walk along. It’s so calming and so peaceful to me.

Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): Well I just bought Star Wars Squadrons so that’s probably the top candidate for the weekend.

As for snow, I most enjoy watching my kids shoveling the driveway from the inside of the house

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m so scattered right now. I’ve put a ton of time into my Star Wars Galaxies Legends restocks this week, I need to farm some hide, and I have an empty new house waiting for some love. But I also had a dream last night about City of Heroes and I really want to play, so I might carve out some time for that. Also I have The Elder Scrolls Online queued up thanks to Justin. Really it’s an embarrassment of riches over here.

I love snow! I love watching it fall gently outside… through my window as I’m cozy inside under a blanket with some cocoa. No, really I love letting my kids goof off in it, and I love sledding and sleigh rides – I really just hate being cold. I’m that person who has a space heater under her desk even in the summer, fam.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I have been press-ganged into playing Sea of Thieves by my husband and our good friend, and despite my previous experiences and general distaste of FFA PvP, I found myself liking our time together, so that will probably happen again this weekend. There’s also another RP event thing in Final Fantasy XIV and some quiet space trucking in Elite: Dangerous when I need to be in a nautilus away from everyone.

My favorite snow-based activity is watching it fall. I know it’s kind of cheesy, but simply seeing it snow puts me in a happy and cozy place. Being outside as it’s falling is even better; I enjoy the sensation of being enveloped by the sort of muffled silence as it falls. I find it oddly comforting, like a sort of reverse blanket draped around me.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Probably some light FFXIV antics, but other than that I just don’t know; I’ve got a lot of single-player titles to explore at the moment and might wind up doing that for most of the weekend. We’ll find out.

Nothing quite matches the fun of getting to walk around after a nice snowfall, feeling the quiet hush after it’s done falling and enjoy the general crispness of the air. A close second is watching it pile up with a nice fire going.

Tyler Edwards (blog): The Lords of the West expansion seems to have sucked me back into Age of Empires II DE, although I’m not actually playing the new expansion content at the moment. Currently checking out the Ethiopian campaign. Also thinking of firing up the Homeworld Remastered Collection. And I have another Curse of Strahd game, too.

Bonus question: I think Andy said what I wanted to better than I could.

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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