WRUP: Benefits of being my friend edition

    
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SUCH SAVINGS
  • An unfiltered and entirely involuntary procession of Transformers-related facts at all times, regardless of the relevance to any situation or conversation that is taking place.
  • An undisclosed but significant number of memes.
  • Being informed for 24 hours straight that I am sad followed immediately by an hour of me reposting comedy sketches from 1995.
  • At least one warm soul-stirring song sung to you when you ask for it followed by an intentionally off-key and ear-splitting rendition of a Disney princess song.
  • Urgent texting at 2:00 a.m. about “YOU NEED TO READ THIS RIGHT NOW” followed by a link to a Wikipedia article about bridge collapses.
  • Cat pictures.
  • Cat discussion.
  • Seventeen rabbit holes of heretofore unknown media that reveal tapestries of enjoyment you never knew existed.
  • Fart jokes.

To apply: Don’t call me, I’ll call you. (Note: You will not be called.)

Bonus question: Are there games you would be more likely to play with a different camera perspective?

Andy McAdams: I’m not sure where I’ll end up this weekend. Definitely playing some Guild Wars 2, then maybe some Conan Exiles and/or Temtem? Who knows – I might end up somewhere completely unexpected.

Bonus: Isometric is a bit hit and miss with me. First person is too – but I’ve played a few games where I really enjoyed it (like Minecraft). Chase-cam over the shoulder cam is my preferred camera in games. That said, I can’t think of any game that I didn’t play because of the camera perspective. Just that I wished it were something different. Like V Rising – loved it! Really wanted chase-cam to feel like I was really “in the world.” That’s my biggest challenge with isometric and I don’t feel as “in the world.” First person often bothers me because of kludgy controls and lack of peripheral vision. I always find myself frantically mousing trying to get myself turn around when something behind me is attacking and I’ve no idea what it is.

Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): Same old, same old: World of Warships and EVE Online. Hopefully less Warships and more EVE but I seem to have strapped myself into completing “ships” missions for the next several weeks by buying into the current dockyard event. Wah wah.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’ll probably be too busy this weekend – last weekend with my parents before they break camp! If I steal a few minutes to play, it’ll probably be Lord of the Rings Online. It’s not an MMO, but I also picked up Curious Expedition 2 while it’s on sale, but realistically, I won’t get to waste time in it for a while.

I actually like isometric views a lot, and it’s actually pure first-person that bothers me – you know, like trundling around as two hands with weapons but you can’t see anything else. If I’m stuck in a 3-D game without chase-cam, I really won’t be happy, but fortunately, most MMOs have that.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I find myself in a shooter mood what with Metal: Hellsinger’s release and the recently discovered world of Doom mods, so that is likely going to be most of my focus. I will probably continue to fire up Final Fantasy XIV and maybe even continue to peek into Foxhole.

Camera perspective really isn’t a make or break deal for me for the most part, honestly. That said, I will get grumpy if a third-person camera doesn’t let me zoom out nice and far, and there are time when melee combat in first person feels less than ideal.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): A bit of FFXIV, although it’s going to be a busy weekend so I’ll just be checking in briefly when I can. Also have a game to finish up reviewing this weekend, to boot. Lots of things to do.

I’ve never been a fan of first-person games and that tends to lower my interest significantly. Isometric cameras don’t bother me in the slightest, but the number of games with that relying on click-to-move means it requires further checking before I commit to a game.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I still can’t get enough of MultiVersus. I’m playing that every night that I have available. Also, even though it isn’t open until Tuesday, I’m excited to get my hands on Gundam Evolution. I don’t really love FPS games but I do love Gundam so I have to get my jets burning.

Bonus: Maybe something like Diablo. I played it with friends here and there but isometric doesn’t ever stick with me. If we can go third person I think it’d have more staying power with me.

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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