WRUP: How to know if you are the dumpster baby edition

    
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Trashy.

Are you a true child of the dumpster? Are you a trash being made from garbage pieces? How can you be sure? Please read through this brief quiz and determine if you are the dumpster baby. (Note: there is definitely a dumpster baby.)

  • Are all of your opinions dumpster baby ideas?
    • Yes
    • No
    • It is me, I am the dumpster baby
  • Do people see you coming and say “there is the dumpster baby, that foul child of the trash, how I loathe him”?
    • Yes
    • No
    • You can stop now, I am the baby from the dumpster
  • Are your ideas the fetid refuse that can be found in the garbage which is why you are known as the dumpster baby?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I think my ideas are good, but that doesn’t matter, because I am the dumpster baby
  • Do you answer What Are You Playing?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes

Scoring: If you are the dumpster baby you know who you are. The dumpster baby’s name is

Bonus question: What’s your least favorite sort of candy?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go and Pokemon Unite will both get some time, and maybe New Pokemon Snap. Monster Hunter Stories 2 needs some attention too since Capcom really added some hard content (or at least, harder than before, as my hunting partner’s yet to max out a single top-end item).

Anything that’s main ingredient is dextrose or uses a lot of [color x] [number y].

Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): I’ll hit some New World and World of Warships.

Least favorite candy is black licorice, hands down. How do people eat that stuff?

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’ve been pretty sick this week, so hopefully I’m better this weekend and can get in more New World time.

I don’t like coconut or a lot of nuts, so those are always an easy pass. Yeah, I’m that person who trades away all her Snickers at Halloween, what.

Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX, YouTube, Twitch): Diablo 2: Resurrected boi. I am having so much fun with that game. I’m working towards getting to max level on my sorceress and I’m thinking of doing the Holy Grail challenge! For those not in the know, an unofficial challenge in Diablo 2 is to collect all of the unique and set items in the game and it seems like a nice project to get into!

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): There will very likely be a lot more New World, as well as a bit of City of Heroes and probably some Actraiser Renaissance. That is one good remaster, friends.

Anything with white chocolate almost immediately gets a hard pass from me. White chocolate is, frankly, an affront to the candy world. Second place is nougat, which is the confectionary form of wall insulation, and is often used similarly: to fill empty space in a candy bar.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Probably going to be mostly a single-player weekend, although I do have a new project to (slowly) work on in Final Fantasy XIV that will be taking up some of my attention.

Dark chocolate is generally just too bitter for me to really enjoy it that much, so I steer clear unless it’s been paired with mint. (An exception is made here because black licorice, as we all know, is not actually candy but poisonous lies disguised as a confection.)

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’ll be playing some New World. I don’t know if it’s the server changes they made or simply fewer players logging in but I’ve been able to play with less wait time. I’ll also be knocking out my Halloween dailies in Guild Wars 2.

Bonus: Least favorite is definitely anything coconut or grape flavored. I love real grapes but artificial grape is the worst!

Tyler Edwards (blog): New World and D&D.

Bonus question: I’m not really a big candy-eater, so most of it, I guess? If it doesn’t have chocolate, I probably don’t care.

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 also decided it was finally time for a GW2 inventory and bank cleanup.

I find that GW2 loads me down with a massive amount of stuff that seems too important to just trash but I never actually seem to use. Pieces of various collections, things that only work in certain areas, random materials, a huge variety of consumables… to the point where I never use any of it because it’s impossible to keep track of everything I have and what it’s all for.

I pretty ruthlessly Marie Kondo-ed my main character’s inventory and bank, and it feels really good. Did I get rid of some stuff I probably optimally could have used? Most definitely. But it was really worth it to get the stuff pile down to just the mementos that were significant to my character’s story and a manageable enough number of utility items that I’ll actually be able to keep track of them.

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treehuggerhannah

I haven’t been gaming much the past few weeks due to computer issues. I was finally able to get that resolved just recently, and I’ve been spending my gaming time in ESO.

I realized I somehow overlooked the prologue quest chain for Blackwood, so I went back and did it even though I already finished Blackwood. It was fun and gave some extra background – I wish I’d done it before I played the chapter.

Currently working on the Deadlands prologue quest.

So yeah, not a lot of gaming time with not having my computer for awhile, so that’s about it.

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Schmidt.Capela

I’m really not sure. Saturday was a lost day for gaming due to family matters. Today I’m still undecided; I finished getting the last achievement on Lego The Incredibles (which might be the least grindy Lego game to achieve that), so now I’m not sure what I will play next; I might go for one of the games I already have installed (including Surviving Mars, Portal Knights, Destroy All Humans, Raft, Spyro, almost every Tales Of game for the PC, Slime Rancher, Drake Hollow, etc) or install something else from my too large backlog.

As for the bonus question: I’m very, very picky about sweet things. Heck, many sweets actually trigger my gag reflex. My sweets ingestion is mostly restricted to paçoca (a Brazilian peanut candy), goiabada (a Brazilian guava candy), milk jam (a Latin American candy made with sugar and milk), and chocolate. As such, I don’t really have a single least favorite candy, as wide ranges of candy would fall into that category.

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zoward

Man, crazy week. My father-in-law’s triple bypass last week went very well, and I brought him home yesterday, so no more daily trips south to Lahey, and my wife can alternate the visits with me. Next up: making sure my mother-in-law can handle caring for him. Recent history suggests that may not be the case. I’m just happy he’s home.
I’m still playing on my WoW Lich King pserver, and Book of Travels‘ beta drops this week, which I Kickstarted, so that’s definitely on the agenda. I also grabbed A Short Hike from GoG the other day on a whim, as a few hour jaunt, so I’ll probably jump into that as well.
I’m looking also foward to finding something fun to play in the Hallowe’en spirit; not sure what though. I have to go through my library.
I hope everyone has a great week!
Bonus question: Mary Janes, or anything else similarly hard that sticks to your teeth.

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Games can provide a nice respite from life’s travails. Hope things resolve favorable for you and yours.

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zoward

Thanks.

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Utakata

Welp…the pigtails are home with the folks this weekend to celebrate that little known tradition of the Canadian Thanksgiving…

“Err…what about the rest of you, Uta?”

…they’re there too, consuming all the delicious foods and baked goods that come with that tradition. And since I was forced to skip it last year because the COVID’emic…it’s been a long time! Come to my glutenous embrace…

*Gently pats hugely engorged stomach, then watches it motion back and fourth in a decreasing gelatin rhythm for about 5 minutes*

…you know, I think I should be working some of that off when I get back. :(

Also this week: And moar Lyn & Soul when I get back!

Bonus Answer: Liquorice Allsorts.

Have a great week and weekend folks! Please stay safe and get vaccinated! /bows

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zoward

Happy Thanksgiving Uta! Glad you can visit the folks.

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Danny Smith

Not much mmo’s. I’m basically just trying to find Dalriada runs in Bojza to finish my DRK, DNC and WHM relics in FFXIV before Endwalker hits next month and both that and Delubrum Reginae become ghost towns for a while. Then i guess i’ll finally go back and solo the last two areas of Eureka i never did. One day i’ll get Ozma.

Outside of that i’m just in a bit of a rut where i want stuff like what i’ve beaten but can’t find. Like i’ve replayed Heart of the Swarm and Wings of Liberty again and really love those campaigns but theres just nothing like them, particularly the whole “infest and spread” idea of the Zerg. I even dusted off Warcraft 3 but the most rts games i play the more i feel i really don’t actually like the hero unit idea of WC3 much and understand why it got shit on so much back in the day.

I also, while everyone i know grabbed Metroid and i will next week, picked up Alan Wake remastered. That is one of those games i have a personal attachment to just because i love the studio and it came out at a really hectic point in my life in my final months of University that i have a pretty strong attachment to what at times is just as shameless a rip off of twin peaks and stephen king as deadly premonition but whereas Swery65 is all in on the quirky Sam Lake is all on on the small town in the heavily forested northern US aesthetic i love. So far its a nice nostalgic revisit but there are some things they had to change which most people wont notice but are a little odd. Still hoping near the end theres some Control easter egg to tie them together for AW2.

Beyond that i just keep digging out old games or minecraft modpacks hoping something grabs me but its that period where you know your biggest mmo release in the next two years is a month away and about to eat all your time so you are more interested in stuff like reading or painting y’know?

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SmiteDoctor

Played New World until the servers started running like shit, granted this was when I started a character on a Medium Pop server as opposed to a Low Pop one.

Played some ESO.

Finished Squid Game on Netflix.

Still reading Wheel of Time.

Bonus Question, maybe it’s an 80s thing but there was something called Candy Cigarettes.

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Pandalulz

You can still get the candy cigarettes at the boardwalk style candy stores but they’re not nearly as common everywhere else.

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SmiteDoctor

That’s a shame they still exist, honestly I’d prefer smoking it tastes better from what I remember.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

In the 70s there was at least one version that was just bubble gum in wrappers like cigs. The ingredients on that one in the pic does not entice me.

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Schmidt.Capela

Where I live we had chocolate cigarettes.

I don’t think those are legal in the country where I live anymore, or at least not with “cigarette” anywhere in the name. There’s a hard ban on anything that could make children interested in cigarettes, and AFAIK things that associate cigarettes with candy run afoul of that ban.

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zoward

I remember there being bubble gum cigars – blue and pink – they would give away when someone had a baby. Yuck.

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r00ch

New World, Battlefield 2042 beta, LotRO (was finally able to get over the tiny UI and started enjoying the game!), FFXIV. Depending on my mood, maybe some more Deathloop, GW2, ESO, Scarlet Nexus.

Bonus: I love how much everyone hates candy corn, lol. I’ll eat the stuff but I can definitely appreciate that it basically tastes like sweetened wax. I can’t think of what candy I absolutely hate, but when I was a kid it was definitely black licorice. When I was like 7 I had a brother who gave me a stick of black licorice flavored gum as a prank, it was soooo gross.

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zoward

Man, a lot of black licorice haters in this thread, lol. My whole family is sharply divided between those who love and hate it. I’m one of the former.
Fun fact: it becomes poisonous if you eat excessive levels of the stuff: Licorice Induced Hypokalemia. Eat your licorice responsibly, kids!

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r00ch

Lol, that’s an amazing bit of research. As a kid, I too concluded that black licorice and zucchini were poison based on similar in depth analysis and scientific study. I vaguely remember hiding some zucchini under the bathroom sink during dinner so I could escape death (and get dessert).

I can eat black licorice now. I won’t go out of my way to eat it, mind you, but I also won’t recoil in horror if I see it. If you gave me black licorice as kid, I’d assume you hated me and wanted me to live in misery. I especially hated black licorice jelly beans, AKA the arch-demon of black licorice variants.

I don’t know where any of my family stands on the issue of black licorice except for that one brother – he loved the stuff and used it for evil. He also once conned me out of some piggy bank change by convincing me that two pennies were worth more than a quarter. He’s now a lawyer (and I’m still bad at math). Anyway, the real point I’m trying to make is that black licorice seems like the kind of candy a patent attorney would have on their desk.

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I traded my younger brother U.S. nickels for dimes, having convinced the poor kid value was based on size.

I am not an attorney, though my mom thought I should be… ouch?

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Bryan Correll

I vaguely remember hiding some zucchini under the bathroom sink during dinner so I could escape death

Hah. Reminded me of this.

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TomTurtle

I’ve been passing the time with Guild Wars 2’s Halloween event and a bit of Dead by Daylight.

I went ham on the Lunatic Inquisition PvP mode in GW2, though it was soured by some thoroughly unpleasant people. It’s a good reminder why I avoid PvP in general, especially if it’s paired with open chat. It’s not constantly bad for this PvP mini-game though, otherwise I wouldn’t bother at all.

I’ve also been enjoying watching some spoopy Twitch and YouTube gaming. I’m a sucker for people freaking out from horror games.

Bonus: Black licorice is certainly down there for one of my least favorites. I can’t say I’m too fond of fudge either. It’s sickeningly sweet, and that’s coming from someone with a sweet tooth. Toffee too now that I think about it.

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Bryan Correll

PoE and Battletech again. I’ll probably give New World a try sometime in the coming weeks. Probably once I hit 24 expedition league challenges in PoE.

Bonus: Where do I start? Coconut is not for me, but it doesn’t surprise me that there are some who like it. White chocolate isn’t really that bad but it loses extra points for having the nerve to call itself chocolate. Black licorice is nasty, but it gets bonus points for being honestly nasty and not caring that most people hate it.
In the end, there is one true strand out, though. If anyone out there actually likes candy corn, could you explain the appeal to me? If you give that waxy shit out for Halloween I take it as a sign you actually hate children.

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TomTurtle

If you give that waxy shit out for Halloween I take it as a sign you actually hate children.

Okay that made me laugh. Thank you for that!

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Giving out “candy” corn on Halloween is an invitation to have one’s house egged and TPed…

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butterpanda888

Coconut is not for me

I partially agree with this. As a wise man once said “Not the taste, the consistency”

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Bryan Correll

That’s my problem with coconut as well. It’s just too…..papery.

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butterpanda888

If anyone out there actually likes candy corn, could you explain the appeal to me?

As a lover of candy corn it’s probably due to a few factors for me personally. First it is honey based or honey flavored and I LOVE honey. I have a honey collection, I sometimes eat spoonfuls of honey, I even have a honey review journal I call The Honeynomicon. Another appeal is it doesn’t turn your face or teeth brown like chocolate. I like chocolate, but sometimes I dont want to have to worry about having brown teeth or lips. I also usually don’t like fruity candy (exceptions made for Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums, and Haribo Smurfs), so if I want a break from chocolate that’s a good go to. Futhermore, they are small and I can eat as few as one or two or as many as entire handfuls. So I can get the perfect portion. And finally, they are festive and I only ever eat them in the fall.

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Bryan Correll

I have a honey collection, I sometimes eat spoonfuls of honey, I even have a honey review journal I call The Honeynomicon.

Are you banned in China for resembling Xi Jinping?