What I'm not totally clueless about is what the Massively staff is going to be doing over the weekend... because I read this week's WRUP. It doesn't include anyone watching movies, though -- just all of us chatting about what fictional game world we'd like to inhabit. So jump past the break to see what we'll be doing, and let us know your plans in the comments. And if it's at all possible, do let me know if movies are still a thing.
@Beau_Hindman: I'll be switching to Starjack Online for my next Rise and Shiny game this weekend, but I will also be spending a ton of time in Oblivion. I haven't played it in a long time and didn't do much in the first place. My next goal is to get a house. I'll also be spending a lot of time going through my list of games and getting rid of some that I simply do not play anymore. I try to run them on the laptop, as well, so I can tell other players whether they will work on a portable or not.
I think I would like to live in either Telon from Vanguard or Atys from Ryzom. Both are epic and unique, but Atys is particularly dangerous. No, I mean dangerous! So, probably Telon. I love the water, the different buildings... such a beautiful place.
@bfelczer: This weekend, since I am working, I won't be spending as much time in-game as I would like. I am planning to play a bit on Sunday, as I will be Livestreaming Magic: The Gathering Online. If you have not had a chance to tune in to a MTGO livestream yet, I suggest you do so, as I'll need all the moral support I can get. Lately, I have been battling some of the best pay-to-win decks around.
As for "what MMO world would you want to live in," the answer is a no-brainer -- anyone who knows my work on here would not believe me if I said something other than Star Trek Online. I think it would be an amazing journey to actually be a member of Starfleet and explore the unknowns of the galaxy. I wish technology would just hurry up already so we can have spacecraft that can take us to the far reaches.
@nbrianna: I'm splitting my gaming time between Star Wars Galaxies and City of Heroes this weekend. Atmospheric flight? Brand-new powersets? General... count me in.
Patrick and Brandon beat me to Star Trek Online for the bonus question -- really, better a peon in STO than anywhere else. Of course, if I could be an immortal demigod like most of our characters, I'd probably pick Guild Wars' Cantha, specifically the Luxon part of the Jade Sea. Pirates and turtles!
I've been absolutely loving my time in CoH since the most recent patch, so I'd like to put some more time in there, but I've also got officer duties to handle in Final Fantasy XIV. So it'll probably be a fairly thorough split. I've also been enjoying Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions on the PSP, which has thus far proven that all of the reasons I wanted it in the first place were entirely good ones. (Even if I do own two copies of the original game. Long story.)
Where I'd want to wind up depends a lot on whether or not I get to be a player character or an NPC. As a player character, I'm going to have to say that there's nowhere quite as welcoming to my mind as Vana'diel from Final Fantasy XI. It was my first MMO, and walking into San d'Oria always feels like coming home. On the other hand, assuming that I'm one of the faceless masses who can at best aspire to hand out a quest or two, I'm thinking I'd put in a request for The Matrix Online. Just plug me in and set me up with a nice penthouse, OK?
@Sypster: I'm going to start Lord of the Rings Online's Bree-land newbie area with my level 18 Burglar, so I'm anticipating a breezy experience of one-hit kills and bewildered, hurt expressions on behalf of my enemies. Apart from that, I'm chugging through Factions in Guild Wars and am engaging in a healthy dose of video game nostalgia by hunting down my favorite SNES games from when I was a kid. I will have them all.
If I had to live in an MMO, it would need to be a futuristic one so that air conditioning existed. So, what the heck: Anarchy Online. I bet that game's even got shopping malls and swimming pools. No scurvy and leeches for me, no sir!
@mackeypb: I've been doing a lot of prep this week for my Rifts pen-and-paper crew. We just added a new player, and her class is so broken (broken as in bad) that I need to errata huge portions of the rulebooks to make her class playable. Par for the course for my balancing acts, she's now slightly overpowered. I may tone down some of her powers, but I think overall it's all right. If I spend any MMO time at all, it will be World of Tanks. I just haven't had a lot of time to play anything for more than a few minutes at a time.
As for what world I'd like to live in... that depends. If I can be a daeva, my choice would definitely be Aion's Atreia; it's gorgeous and majestic, and living as a daeva would be pretty cool, even if I didn't have the uberness of a player character. If not that, probably Star Trek Online; there are replicators to make anything you want and holotechnology to live anything you want. Screw being a starship captain -- even normal Federation civillians in the Alpha Quadrant live in a utopian paradise.
At the start of every weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (Otherwise known as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're up to in and out of game -- and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're playing, too!