- 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.