WRUP: A small stuffed animal and interesting pieces of jewelry

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WRUP: A small stuffed animal and interesting pieces of jewelry
WRUP: A small stuffed animal and interesting pieces of jewelry
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!

If you'll allow me a moment to fabricate an email from a fan, I offer you this forgery:

Dear Fox,

I read last week's WRUP about how to find a the lady of your dreams at BlizzCon. That's all well and good for the men in your audience, but I'm a lady myself! How do I find true love at a convention filled with nerds?

Good question, female reader I just made up. You're probably just a [redacted], and men don't need that. Thankfully, though, you can be fixed by being something you're not. No more lonely nights watching a rerun of Dallas with a pint of ice cream!

Remember, men really love their sports teams. Now, since you're female, you're prevented from knowing anything about sports at all because that section of your brain is loaded with all sorts of information about lipstick or whatever. So at least learn about an attractive sports player, since we're pretty sure a woman of the '80s like you can handle at least that. So yeah, how about Brady Quinn, am I right? Wait, does he even still play? I don't follow sports, you understand. I just follow players I find attractive.

Anyway. If you're one of those people in this town who could really use good news, this is your lucky day. WRUP is just past the break, and there are plenty of eligible men waiting for you! Let's tap that gold mine!

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I'll be writing up a storm this weekend and raiding in the newly nerfed content -- which, incidentally, feels a little weird. As for patch 4.3 -- I ... can't decide. I am really, really, really looking forward to the Deathwing encounter because it sounds like it's going to be really fun, and I'm also looking forward to the 5-mans because going back in time to see the War of the Ancients is just going to be awesome. And transmogging is going to be amazing. And void storage means I'll get a lot of bank space back. I mean, patch 4.3 is just going to be a field day of "DO ALL THE THINGS NOW NOW NOW" for a few days until I settle down, I expect.

Basil Berntsen (@outdps) @FrostheimWHU and I will be live podcasting the 100th episode of our hunter podcast with @thebrewhall in beautiful, scenic downtown Minnesota! It's a nice place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit there. Unless you're doing the most awesome episode of a podcast in the history of awesome episodes.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) I think I want to finish up Brew of the Year this year, so I'll at least be doing Brewfest dailies long enough to get the tokens for that. As far as patch 4.3 goes, I am still all about the transmogging. I have wanted to play fancy dressup with my armor for freakin' years. Let me look awesome on my terms, damn it. Other than that, I also have a couple of alts in the low 70s, so I'm looking forward to leveling them to 85 even sooner.

Fox Van Allen (@foxvanallen) (gplus.to/foxvanallen) More Disgaea 2. Grinding is the best! If you're at a Boston Sports Club and see some spectacularly hot guy on a recumbent exercise bike fiddling with a PSP, that's me! Patch 4.3: I'm actually not really looking forward to it. I mean, transmogrification is neat, but I can't transmogrify an invisible chest on my Blood Elf paladin, so what's the point? Also, I'm not sure I want to deal with a new raid tier until I have my legendary. And going back to 12 hours a week worth of raiding? Hmm.

Joe Perez (@Lodurzj) Really excited about Sunday for the Choose My Adventure time. Really looking forward to playing my Troll druid Haemon. Also, I'm hopelessly addicted to Minecraft, so yeah, plenty of that this weekend. For patch 4.3, I'm super-excited for the new 5-mans and raid. You had me at heavily steeped in lore and story that all ties together.

Josh Myers (@elamqt) Alt mage alt mage alt mage. Oh, and probably playing my alt mage.
As for 4.3, I think I'm most excited for transmogging. This is weird, since I wasn't really excited for it when it was announced.

Kelly Aarons
Sadly, I'm stressed and will most likely be working my buns off. I've got my job and tons of artwork to do. I got my Brewfest title and my kodo last year, so I'm not 100% sure if I'll do anything for it. I'll probably poke my snout in, just to see if there's anything super-snazzy. I am crazy-excited for 4.3. I just hope I can actually run the 5-mans, as I'm not really well geared.

Mat McCurley (@gomatgo) (gplus.to/gomatgo) I've got a full weekend of video game playing ahead of me with World of Warcraft fun, Xbox shenanigans, and more. I am also doing my best to relax and get ready for the week ahead. As for the new info, I absolutely love the aesthetics of the new 5-man instances. I am so excited for them.

Matt Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) I remember when I was a child, just 10 or 11, my father and I would drive up and down the 1,500 yards of the grass air strip on the property and carefully paint all the rocks that were above the surface of the earth bright yellow so that any airplane that might try to land there would see them and not accidentally hit one while landing. It was possible for landing gear to roll right over these rocks, as they were not very large and the vast majority were just flat stones a couple of feet across or so. There were between 50 and 60 such stones that we would each paint with the reflective golden spray paint, taking most of the day to make sure to get them all.

It was long, hot, boring work. I feel much the same way about Brewfest, and I refuse to do it. This weekend, I'll be doing anything else. I expect I may just read some Tim Powers.

As for patch 4.3, I'm very excited for the new 5-mans and the raid. I want to see Deathwing's demise.

Matt Walsh (@Rhidach) Mostly an unhealthy amount of Minecraft on my guild's SMP server. I'll get a few bouts of Swords of the Stars in with some friends as well, to break up all the digging. I'm really excited about the raid and dungeon content, but I think I'm most excited about transmogging and being able to sport either Judgement or Lightbringer tier in raids. Not sure which one I'll be sporting most of the time, though ...

Tyler Caraway (@murmursofadruid) For the most part, I plan on having a rather quiet weekend, maybe going out with a few friends but nothing more. There's some light raiding to be done along with catching up on some Diablo 2 action, unless Blizzard finds it in their heart to give me a Diablo 3 beta pass. I got an expansion for Two Worlds 2, so I might check that out; apparently it has pirates. As for 4.3, the new raid of course! I get to jump onto Deathwing's back; it's gonna be awesome.

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!
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