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WRUP: Oh no, an owl edition

Eliot Lefebvre

It never fails. You've got everything sorted out just fine, and then out of nowhere -- bam! It's an owl. Laugh all you want, but if you're a field mouse or possibly a vole, this a serious problem for you. And while we feel for our readers frequently plagued by owl attacks, we're afraid that we can't help you too much, as we've all got our own problems to deal with. Assuming you classify "going back to older games" under the "problem" category.

Yes, it's time for another WRUP for the week, and this week is marked by returning to old favorites, taking a look through the older parts of our gaming libraries, or even returning to the too-long-forgotten act of making sure the house doesn't collapse. Click on past the break for a look into what the crew is playing this week. (Owls not included.)

Beau Hindman (@spouseaggro): I will be organizing some trade routes in some of my favorite games. In Mabinogi, I will be gathering, transporting and selling a certain item and will map it out, complete with stops for night time/weather. In WURM Online I am seeing if I can find a town that needs some veggies to sell, and will grow, transport and sell them there. It's part of my Immersion Project, a set of rules that I use that dictates how I play. Sounds nuts, I know, but it's a blast to get involved with the world like that.

Brendan Drain (@nyphur): I'm sitting down to a relaxing weekend of mining in our little wormhole system in EVE Online. We had a nice gravimetric site spawn in the system full of ore, which makes a welcome diversion now and then. I'll probably also find myself glued to Heroes of Newerth and talking everyone I know into playing Lord of the Rings Online once it goes free to play. Micro-transaction based content delivery is an exciting prospect that I'd love to see work in more games.

Brianna Royce: I was coaxed back to Star Wars Galaxies this week (so much for my break!); my first order of business there is tex-modding the eye-sporky diner my poor chef has to work in. And I'm still touring Guild Wars late at night with some guildies!

Dan O'Halloran: Still enjoying the EQ2 Halas Reborn content patch immensely. Ran my new Barbarian Troubador through it and now must decide if I want to continue leveling him through the rest of the game. Also got my Fury started on Kunark content. Only 3 expansions behind now!

On my iPhone, still playing WizardBlox from Wizard101 and discovered the simple pleasures of the non-MMO app Fruit Ninja as well as the very fun Mech shooter 2360: Battle for Cydonia.

Eliot Lefebvre: Amazon recently had a bit of a sale on Guild Wars -- and I had a lot of saved-up gift credits. So I'm going to be enjoying a game I haven't played since before the first expansion with all of the expansions in place, as well as gearing up for the Thursday-night runs this coming week. I'm also going to enjoy the new backpack one of my spiders has acquired on City of Heroes, and with a departed friend set to return in Star Trek Online I really should give some time to that as well.

Justin Olivetti (@sypster): Seeing as how there's only a couple days left for the DDO loot promotion, I'll probably be spending the weekend leveling up my bard to 6. Other than that, I'm enjoying my initial foray into Star Wars Galaxies (I'm Lando's Co-Pilot! That guy!) and will probably clock a bit of LOTRO.

Larry Everett (@shaddoe): This weekend's gaming event will be a new (for me) MMO that was released a few years back called Real Life. It is kind of like Second Life, but with better graphics. In this MMO, I will tackle monsters like the Houz Cleenling, Gross Surries, and Chill Dren. All the Honey-Dew faction I will gain this weekend will help me avoid the dreaded Spouse Aggro. Perhaps to make this weekend's trip through this MMO more internet interactive, I will twitter my progress. Keep an eye out; it will be exciting!

Lisa Poisso (@emused): I'm tossing anything in the Computer Stuff bin that hasn't been used in more than a year to the wolves with a garage sale this weekend. (Mmm, early-morning donut runs ...) Our recycling bin is literally filled with MMO game boxes and guides that nobody's ever glanced at -- now, all the jewel cases fit politely into a single organizer bin. Then I'm going to sit back and enjoy spreading my stuff out onto those fresh, empty shelves!

Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): I'm not doing too much exciting this weekend. My Xbox 360 broke again, and is being sent back for repairs. This week, my players are dealing with the awful repercussions of a previous adventure, which is pretty fun. I'll be on some in Champions, but I don't know how much time I'll be spending there until Serpent Lantern goes live.

Seraphina Brennan (@sera_brennan): This weekend is all about one thing -- my computer. My ID got the better of me, and I ended up purchasing a brand new Alienware Aurora. It was either buying that (with 200 dollars off and no interest for a year) or purchase a new motherboard, video card, ram, and a new version of windows. I think I totally made the better decision.

So what will I be playing? Everything, with a particular focus on Champions Online, Age of Conan, and EverQuest II. I want to run this baby into the ground just to see how fast she can push it.

And now, the eternal question: when you aren't hiding under fallen tree branches to avoid owls, what are you going to be playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments, and perhaps even ask us a question to answer in the next week's edition!

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