First, we have Tim. Tim is absolutely foul with the stench of farts. He is bequeathed by the bouquet of butt gases. Tim’s actually a really nice guy once you get to know him, but he is also stewing in the grotesque aroma of rancid, continual farts. All of his clothing absolutely reeks of the disgusting and unmistakable odor of farts, which Tim constantly has, because he is forever buying those bean burritos from Taco Bell. That’s all Tim eats! It’s those awful stupid two dollar bean burritos from Taco Bell! Just non-stop bean burritos with Tim!
They’ve been selling him those things five for nine dollars, did you know that? It’s not a line-wide promotion, you know. You or me, we couldn’t go into Taco Bell and get five bean burritos that cheap. The local one gives them to Tim that cheap because he buys so many. And sometimes he has fire sauce with them, which is just even worse for his farts.
Whoops, I guess we only got to Tim this time! Let us know which of the homies you’d like to have featured on our next What Are You Playing in the comments.
Bonus question: What’s your most dramatic exit from a community, either in real life or online?
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Yes, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Unite, and Pikmin Bloom will get some attention, but basically dailies and a few laps to make sure I burn off calories to re-earn during the upcoming holidays. The new AC update and DLC have really woken up my community!
My most dramatic exit from a community may have been forced on me, and it was both IRL and online. Very long story short, we had a toxic, gaslighting admin that was so bad, I had to mute him and keep screenshots of what he said in public chat to try to keep him honest. The other admins were too afraid to do anything and asked me to do something behind the scenes. I did it and told them that, even without breaking any rules, he’d throw me out as soon as I became a threat. Everything went down exactly as I called it, but those admins not only let it happen, but tried to talk me into making a separate group that never would have formed if they hadn’t asked me to in the first place. So I called them out, any time they tried to publicly play good guy and pretend they had been neutral. Now I’m like a ghost they try to pretend isn’t around or they’ll nervously wave to, while I still chat, raid, and in one case, regularly hang out with former members.
Bonus Question: I don’t really do dramatic exits. I’m more of a “fade in the shadows” and poof away kind of guy.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’ve been tinkering in City of Heroes, and I’ve got some chores to do in Star Wars Galaxies Legends, so probably one or both of those – but I’m also in the middle of setting up New Phone, so I might just end up testing games there. You know, for science.
Most dramatic was a real-life sorority; during the indoctrination phase, roundabout the part where we were making hats and picking secret words to make the other kids feel bad, it finally dawned on me that maybe this “service” sorority was doing more harm than good. You’re in a cult, call your dad, etc. Delivered them long letters of resignation and flounced out as only a teenager can do.
Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX, YouTube, Twitch): Not super sure myself, I’ve been grinding it in Diablo 3 the past week, so I’ll probably do that if I have some time in front of my computer over the weekend. I’ve been finishing off the season journey and trying to break a personal best on the greater rifts. I know I should be playing Diablo 2, but until the server issues are resolved, and ladders are online, I’ll just enjoy Diablo 3. That new season looks pretty sweet.
As for dramatic exits, there’s too many to count! I don’t do it as often, but when I need to make a dramatic exit, I do a dramatic sigh, put the back of my hand to my forehead and throw my head back as I disappear from view and prance away.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I will likely continue dipping my toes into Lost Ark’s beta and occasional flights in Elite Dangerous, but most of this weekend is likely going to be all about Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ 2.0 update things. Brewster come home!
I don’t know that I’ve ever dramatically left a community. I have ragequit a few games, though, but most of those were done in silence, so I suppose those don’t count.
My most dramatic exit was probably when I wrote out a huge article-length dissection of how a guild’s leadership was screwing up the guild and needed to be purged and reformed if the whole thing was going to be stopped from going to hell. I had already left by the time I dropped it. A couple months later, the guild founder came back and kicked out the officers who had been in charge, so that was validating.
Sam Kash (@thesamkash): This week will involve a bit of IRL tabletop gaming. I think we are looking at playing some of those Unlocked puzzler games. Last week I finished Undertale and even though I got the bad ending I don’t really have the energy to replay for the good one. I might watch a YouTube video just to see the difference. So without Undertale I am going to see what my next GamePass play will be.
Bonus: I’m not really one to make waves. My greatest exit may have been when I was essentially the villain for an entire game. I PK’d to the point that I couldn’t go anywhere in the game without being hunted down myself. It was also one of those games where I don’t think they’re was a level cap and I realized I’d never catch up to the top players in terms of strength even if I did in notoriety. I probably wrote a final message of grievances on the forum before I left for good.