WRUP: Talking about how much I specifically hate Kyle edition

    
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Wow, that was truly a Star War

Please note, the following is to be read if you are not Kyle only. If you are Kyle, do not read beyond this warning note. Only non-Kyle reading past this point!

Kyle is stupid and dumb. He thinks we are friends but we are not friends because I don’t like Kyle. His fashion sense is stupid and he smells really bad. Kyle is a dumpster man from the trash heap and he deserves to be sad all the time.

All right, guys, now that Kyle has probably read that first paragraph and thinks that we all dislike him, it’s time to get ready to discuss our intervention for the painkiller addiction that he is doubtlessly suffering from! Here’s the plan. Stephen, you’re bringing chips and dip. Michelle, you’re bringing the jackhammers. Kyle, you were already supposed to stop reading. Paul, you’re the member of this friend group none of us actually like, not Kyle, so if you could just stay home that’d be great. Pauline, you’re on What Are You Playing duty. Trish? You’re obviously on stationary bike.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite kind of Halloween monster?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go and Animal Crossing are on the list for sure, but I’m kind of thinking about hitting up a VR title. A friend dragged me into VR Chat recently and I actually had a horrible time. Because of people. I’m sort of wondering if it’s specifically the VR player base. Maybe Star Wars Squadrons, since it’s on sale on Steam.

For the bonus, man, I’ve never really thought about it, but reading Chris’ reply… maybe sentient scarecrows, especially if they have a pumpkin for a head. Headless horseman in a close second. Something about a flaming gourd looks cool, reminds me of the season, and somehow doesn’t make me think too much about pie.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): It’ll be City of Heroes again for me mostly. I’m trying to play some combos I’ve never tried before. I’ve also got a chore list in Star Wars Galaxies Legends; my droid vendor is woefully understocked, and I’m getting low on pudding, so there’s a few hours of crafting ahead of me.

Ghosts. Always been my favorite imaginary undead, the more spectral the better. Bonus points for wildly cackling skeletons though.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): This weekend is probably gonna be mostly dinking about in new ships in Elite: Dangerous – namely more noob core mining in my Asp Explorer or dogfights in my Imperial Eagle – or perhaps a bit of monster hunting in Dauntless. I also have this rather specific desire to play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, but we’ll see if that urge plays out.

My favorite is any monster version of a jack-o’-lantern, though special props to the one in The Secret World. Something about that kind of monster delights me during the Halloween season.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Some Final Fantasy XIV, probably, but other than that I don’t know. It’s going to be a kind of busy weekend, so I might just not have a lot of time to devote to gaming.

I’ve always had a special love for animated suits of armor, for some reason. Bonus points if it has a pair of glowing points of light instead of eyes.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): My crew and I really are enjoying Rogue Heroes. It’s still pretty buggy but no show stoppers for us. I haven’t committed to The Elder Scrolls Online yet, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately so there’s a high likely hood that I begin that journey soon now that it’s on Game Pass.

Favorite Halloween monster would be vampires. Sparkle vampires did put a bit of a damper on the overall vampire mood, but I still like the classics.

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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Godnaz

Valheim.
comment image 380hrs now. 3rd fresh start coming this week. I have been extremely lucky in finding down to earth, stable, friendly strangers to play with. Hope my luck continues!

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Hirku Two

“Harrison Fjord,” lol.

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Malcolm Swoboda
  • Genshin Impact – Started the spring event a bit… hope springs eternal..heh… I swear if I pull Venti I’ll give a damn about this patch.
  • Last Cloudia – Doing Japan anniversary stuff and doing alright with it. Advancing/cheezing the story a little bit each day, and its getting ‘running towards final battle’ feeling now.
  • Cookie Run: Kingdom – Advancing the final story map, and at this rate starting to approach maxing out some characters.
  • Princess Connect Re:Dive – Caught up on the new story map and covering the new upgrades.
  • Distancing Hangouts – None. Just RL hangouts playing some Technomancer (not Outriders, the RPG) and some early 2000s game I forget the name of.
  • Logins: Tales of Crestoria, Another Eden (wahhh)

Partner’s play of FFXII has him reach Mr. Bur-Omisace. For D:OS, we just got started a bit in the town.

Friend group is trying to figure out what 3+ player games we can have nights with, its even a Google Sheet!

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Long story short: Murderhobo killed SantaGacha (He was coming right for us!) and ruined the ARK holiday stream.

There was also that one time I convinced the gang to participate in Naked Clown Survivor.

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Zulika Mi-Nam
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Zulika Mi-Nam

I must be the only degenerate that can only think of Southpark when reading that article title.

Division 2 all week. There has been really nothing new there in a long time…its just good gameplay.

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Damon Anderson

Still playing Monster Hunter World, I picked up two new games today, Dungeons 3 and Lichdom, am about to give them a try. Possibly Middle Earth Shadow of War also and also have Dragon Age Inquisition to finish up at some point, lot’s of gaming options here.

Bonus question: I don’t know if I have a favorite Halloween monster but I’m gonna say the Staypuft Marshmallow Man Halloween monster or not, I ain’t afraid of no ghost.

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Phubarrh

I made it nearly halfway through the campaign in Dungeon Siege, but I started to become annoyed with the very occasional random crash in the game, so I decided to…um, restart the campaign with a new character. I did want to complete a couple of quests that would have required backtracking a huge distance, and it’s nice to begin with a stronger grasp of all the mechanics.

I do wish my enthusiasm could be so readily captured by the likes of Path of Exile or Divinity: Original Sin II, which I’m sure would offer so much more depth. They’re also a lot more work, though.

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SmiteDoctor

My name is Kyle, we’ve never met each other in real life mofo, you’ve got some real nerve!!!

Jk

Been playing ESO, watched half of Snyders Justice League, and the first episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Started rereading Grant Morrisons New X Men.

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“Only non-Kyle reading past this point!”

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firithnorm

This weekend has been celebrating #World Sleep Day, as I’ve had a bad case of not sleeping all week. When I am sentient (or is it if?), I will likely play a game. Yeah, that’s it. I’ll avoid playing #dad #parent #paterfamilias. The game will probably be Apex Legends. I may jump into Deep Rock Galactic (I’ll probably walk around in it too). I may play some other game, but if it gets in the way of celebrating #world sleep day, then probably not.

BONUS: Ahh, nothing like celebrating Halloween on the vernal equinox. I’m really partial to large creeping monsters, like Shelob or Ungoliant. Yet, I’ve recently been turned onto various cryptids, like Mothman or Slenderman, by my eldest’s life partner. They definitely fit into the scary/creepy category.

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i am logging into servers across the globe for no other reason than to obtain free login reward items in swtor, such as companion gifts for my “amnimo” companion, which are not used in any way except for social points which, at this rate, will be adequate to fill the meter 100 percent in approximately four lifetimes.

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MurderHobo

Working on my mead hall in the plains of Valheim while I wait for my gainfully employed playmates to catch up to my silver-tier glory. Hurry up, people, and stop eating all the turnip stew.

Also logged in to check out the new updates on the Siptah map in Conan: Exiles. Got mobbed by an endless succession of purge invasions and promptly logged off until our sysop can dial that back a bit.

Had some trouble transitioning between the two games. Firing a bow in Valheim is right-click, but it’s left-click in Conan. My muscle memory was torn on what to mash. Standardization is needed!

Bonus Answer: Skeletons. They’re cheap, always an easy kill and make a satisfying hollow chime when you smash them.

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“Bonus Answer: Skeletons. They’re cheap, always an easy kill and make a satisfying hollow chime when you smash them.”

It depends on the setting. I’m sure I remember reading about one where skeletons are absolutely terrifying, because they’re almost impossible to (re)kill. The reasoning: They’re wandering around without muscles, organs or any discernible brain. Shooting and stabbing are a total waste of time, and you can’t smash them because the magic keeping them moving *at all* just knits them back together again. Fire hurt them a bit, but bare bones aren’t super flammable. It took some pretty serious magic to put them down and keep them there. O.O

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*Edit* Found it. “Clive Barker’s Undying.” I think it’s a Cthulhu Mythos inspired setting, so instead of being super smashable the skeletons are deathless horrors that can only be temporarily knocked down with magic. There’s only a single spell that can undo the cursed incantation that animates them, and that one takes almost the entire mana pool to cast. (And it’s really short range.)

So… scary stabby skeletons in at least one game. Who also throw rocks with pinpoint accuracy if they can’t stab you. O.O