Oh, fun! We’re doing the big one! I think I’ve got this down, and it’s all thanks to what I refer to as my Perfect Zone of Happiness theory. Basically, what’s the usual thing that makes you feel bad about yourself? The fact that no one likes you because you’re awkward and weird and smell like moldy cheese and all of your clothes have outdated band logos! Those are my problems, too! (If they aren’t your problems, you should be fine without my help.) So you can eliminate all of those problems by sealing yourself in what you might call a bunker, but what I might call a self-esteem bunker.
Wait, that still contains the word bunker.
Anyhow, once you’re inside the self-esteem bunker you might find you have fewer people to interact with or a lack of food or a complete dearth of useful conversation to deal with, but that’s all right! Or at least it will be all right once I figure out how to deal with those problems. In retrospect I should maybe have started with those ones. Look, you just answer What Are You Playing here, I’ll… work on this.
Bonus question: What impractical but fun addition would you like to have to your living space? (Things like secret doors, room-wide hamster tubes, huge toy car tracks, etc.)
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): I’ll probably do some Pokemon Go as I hit one of my favorite cliffside trails in hope of spotting a whale for the first time since 2019. Monster Hunter Rise will probably get some attention too, and I may jump into Crowfall for a bit.
Fun but impractical, eh? Easy: indoor swimming pool instead of the hallway. Good exercise. Yes, it would make moving laundry, weights, and furniture tough, but it’d be easier to motivate myself to exercise more. Like, I’d literally have to swim to get whiteout or shirts out of storage.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m working on a bunch of things. In Star Wars Galaxies Legends, I’m working on a leveling up a new pet on my Smuggler. Then I’ve been toying with seeing if I can get my old Sims 4 game running again. And finally, I need to give either Crowfall or Albion Online mobile a go at some point in the next few weeks. Really, there’s so much going on right now in MMOs that I am feeling overwhelmed. I hate feeling like there’s no way to try everything and have to live vicariously through everyone else.
I would settle for just having an office genuinely set apart from the chaos of the rest of the family. :D But if I could have anything, then a really sweet rooftop deck would be epic. My husband would love a little observatory too. Oooh let’s get a hot tub up there too while we’re defying gravity and budgets.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): My weekend will primarily be focused on Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (I’ve fallen pretty hard for the game in spite of the lag I’ve been experiencing) and I’ll also likely do a bit more MechWarrior 5, and I’m searching for a stealth game (that’s not Assassin’s Creed).
I would love a wine cellar. Just some lovely little basement where I could store bottles of nice things. Maybe learn how to make lambic. I’ve always wanted to learn that sort of thing.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Honestly, I was a bit demoralized on Friday when I found that an early access game I’ve been trying to enjoy just dropped a patch that basically requires learning how to play the entire game over again. That’s exhausting. So I might just tool around in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla idly while dropping some meaningful sighs.
As much as I like my house, I can’t help but feel it’d be better with a lot more hidden alcoves in it. Why not have some secret passages in there? It’d be silly, but it would make me happy.
Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I don’t have anything set in stone that I’m dying to play at the moment. I think my time with Leafling is coming to an end too. I still haven’t completed the Icebrood saga in Guild Wars 2, so there’s a chance I get back into that. Oh, Crowfall has a thing coming up soon too. I’ve been meaning to check it out again.
Bonus: I’ve always thought a hidden room behind a secret door would be awesome. Bookshelf opens to reveal gaming cave. That’s be epic.
Bonus question: Everyone wants a library where one of the bookshelves swings open to reveal a hidden room, but honestly I’d settle for a full kitchen or laundry machines I don’t have to share with the rest of the building.