Every week, just at the start of the weekend, we catch up with the WoW Insider staff 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!
Well, certainly you all have read the news -- the Mists of Pandaria beta is open. And you're probably not in it. I mean, after all, if you were, wouldn't you be spending your time this evening playing it instead of reading this nonsense?
But still, for those of us who are beta free, you cannot give up hope -- for, you see, you have the power. You have ... crystals! Look at them longingly. Hold them close to your face. Now hold them slightly away from your face. Now have someone look at you from a different angle. Do you feel the power? Are you surrounded by glowing light? You'll find that crystals power truth!
I'm pretty confident that the secret to getting in this MoP beta hinges on proper crystal usage, so don't give up hope if you're not in yet. Just spend several hours a day holding and hoisting crystals. And while you're waiting for the power (that you already have, mind you -- you have the power), you can tell us what you're playing this weekend. And finally, you can answer our bonus question: If you could have any in-game ability to use in real life, what would it be?
Adam Holisky (@AdamHolisky) I'm writing this Wednesday afternoon, so I have no idea if the beta will be out yet, but I hope it is, and I hope that I'm playing it when this is published. If not, then I'll probably be working on Mass Effect 2 (I beat Mass Effect 1 the other week, finally).
I wish that I could summon food like a mage. Because I'm fat, and fat guys like food. It's how we (dinner) roll.
Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I'll probably be spending most of this weekend writing my butt off. I haven't really got anything else planned other than the usual weekend raid. Bonus question: Being able to stealth would be pretty cool. I mean, who hasn't imagined what they'd do while completely invisible?
Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) Still slowly working my way through ME3. Can't wait to see this ending that everybody is complaining about, so I can stop avoiding all the discussion of it. Bonus: Shadowmeld, for those conversations you desperately want to get out of.
Dan Desmond (@antigen_) I'll probably be playing [redacted] for a lot of the weekend, if it turns out to be any good. Don't worry, I'm not talking about Mists... though I would certainly like to play that as well. (/nudge Blizzard) Bonus? Bubble hearth, hands down. Yes, that is a paladin ability -- Glyph of Righteous Retreat, anyone?
Daniel Whitcomb (@DanielWhitcomb) I will mostly be obsessively checking my Battle.net account for a Mists of Pandaria invite. If I can tear myself away from that, I will probably play some Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. I still haven't unlocked the Turian Sentinel -- what is up with that?
Fox Van Allen (@foxvanallen) (gplus.to/foxvanallen) Recovering from sickness that ruined my plans for last weekend. One thing's for sure, though -- I'm not playing Mists of Pandaria beta, because I'm not in it (QQ).
Joe Perez (@lodurjz) Continually refreshing my battle.net page, and working on play-through #2 on ME3. Also, decided it's that time of year where I break out Super Mario RPG for my yearly play-through. SNES time!
Josh Myers (@PostColloquial) If @gomatgo ever tells me where he lives, I should hopefully be attending a Smores party this weekend. Also, playing some WoW; I might try to get my druid or paladin to 85 this weekend, as they're two of the three classes I still have sub-level cap.
Kelly Aarons (@Cadistra) More masochism in Devil Survivor 2 and maybe some Raid Finder and alt leveling. My job is winding down from a serious bout of overtime, so I just want to do something brainless for a bit. Any in-game ability? Why, that's easy -- Shapeshift! Helping someone move? Turn into a bear! Running to catch the bus? Cheetah! Missed the bus? Turn into an eagle and fly to work! Imagine what you'd save in gas!
Lisa Poisso (@LisaPoisso) I appear to be coming down with a cold, so right now, I'm just hoping I feel good enough to play anything at all ... But yanno, gaming's the best when you really feel lousy and you can't sleep any more. So there's that. Bonus question: Psychic Scream. I need this to clear a hole in traffic all the time.
Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo) Finishing Mass Effect 3 this weekend, no lie. Also, WoW and LoL. I would very much like to have Enraged Regeneration from my warrior right about now. My body is a mess. (Updating mine playing beta love you all going into coccoon.)
Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) Mists beta. ... Yeah, I'm kidding. I wish.
Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) I'm playing the "Please take my fluids and decipher from them what's wrong with me, medical folks."
I would like to be able to leap onto things and explode. ala Heroic Leap
Matt Walsh (@Rhidach) Playing a ton of Mass Effect 3 co-op this weekend. Need to get myself ready for the jump into gold. Bonus: Crusader Aura would be nice. Being able to do my commute in a third less time? Yes, please!
Megan O'Neill (@slowpoker) Leading a Firelands run on my bear, reading, and of course, trying to keep up with all the information coming off the beta. Bonus: Levitate, because while I like to pace late at night, my downstairs neighbors don't appreciate it much.
Michael Gray (@writegray) I'll be playing some Warzones, maybe some Battlegrounds. Of course, if beta, then beta. That goes without saying. My ability: Time Warp. Waiting through the next four months is going to be a bummer.
Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) If there is beta, then OMG beta! However, if there is not beta, then probably more 5v5! Oh and the bonus! Definitely Hearthstone, every time. I could put it abroad somewhere!
The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!