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WRUP: I've been waiting two years to do this edition

Eliot Lefebvre

When I first started playing Mass Effect 2, I was waiting for a chance to start punching Cerberus operatives in the face. Now I'm playing Mass Effect 3, which gives me abundant opportunities to punch Cerberus operatives in the face. I mean, there are a lot of other things to like about the game, but nothing that gives me the satisfaction of being able to take down people who have clearly needed to be taken down for some time. It's... edifying.

This week's installment of WRUP doesn't actually include much in the way of ME3 beyond this, however, but it does include what everyone on the Massively staff will be doing over the weekend. It also includes our individual stories about the last MMO that we each deleted off of our respective hard drives. So come look at our plans, and then let us know what you'll be doing down in the comments.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I will be continuing to mess with my "chore list" and tweaking it so that I can play those games from anywhere at any time. You never know when you need to bust out some Die2Nite action! I will be switching to an exclusive week-long look at Lime Odyssey for Rise and Shiny. The game looks great and is a lot of fun, and I will be streaming it live on Monday at 5:00 p.m. EDT. I really want to get some more missions done in Spiral Knights as well, so I'm sure I will be playing a bit of everything.

The last MMO I deleted from my hard drive was probably RIFT. I really, really wanted to find the time to play through those 20 free levels, as I enjoyed my time with the game before, but I just added the Windows 8 preview to my gaming machine, and RIFT went with the old Vista. It's sad when a preview copy of an ureleased OS performs better than Vista. To be honest, I think there were probably five or so other MMOs that went with RIFT, but I generally stay away from client-based games anymore. My obsession with minimalism is well underway!

Brendan Drain, EVE Columnist and Contributing Editor
@nyphur: Voting is now open for this year's EVE Online CSM elections, so this weekend I'll be picking a candidate to support. If you're a first-time voter who's not sure why the elections are important, or if you're having trouble picking a candidate, stay tuned for Sunday's EVE Evolved candidate roundup.

The last MMO I deleted was Age of Conan. Usually I keep MMO clients around just in case I want to play again, which usually ends up being the case with free-to-play titles, but the Age of Conan client took up a lot of hard drive space for a game I didn't think I'd play again.

Bree Royce, Senior Editor
@nbrianna: City of Heroes for me! I'm having a blast with some new toons and the new content, a lot of which is really new only to me since I just paid for another round of VIP. Rolled up a new Dark/Fire Dominator for some pew pew! I'm also hoping to tool around a bit in Wakfu and Tribes: Ascend because hey, new shiny.

The last one I deleted, unfortunately, was Star Wars Galaxies. And not really by choice.

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
Mass Effect 3 was released this week, complete with multiplayer. Final Fantasy XIV patched this week. These games are both awful for not respecting the fact that I already have Star Wars: The Old Republic, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to play. So I'll be busy and trying to sample all of the above. Maybe even some Guild Wars.

The last game I kicked off my hard drive was Ryzom, following my last Choose My Adventure outing. I knew pretty early that I wouldn't be going back to the game afterward, so it wasn't really a thing.

Elisabeth Cardy, Guild Wars 2 Columnist
@elixabethclaire: I was really looking forward to getting back into Aion for the Rallying the Troops Event. I haven't played since before the 2.0 update changed things, and it felt like a good time to see what's changed in the world and gameplay. I'm one of the people experiencing odd disconnects and dysfunctions that are apparently being handled in the 3.0 patch, however, so I guess that's going back on the shelf for a while. In the meantime, there's always Guild Wars, in which I'm hoping to find a new farm to fall in love with.

I think that DC Universe Online was the last MMO to get the boot, but I could be wrong. I really enjoyed my time in the game (and will likely end up reinstalling it at some point?), but at the moment, I don't know anyone else playing the game, which is a big factor in whether or not an MMO has a permanent place on my machine.

Jeremy Stratton, Contributing Editor
@Jeremy_Stratton: I've been on a gathering kick in Runes of Magic. I've concentrated on leveling and gearing so much that I completely avoided my usual preferences, gathering and crafting. Players are also gearing up for RoM's third anniversary. What will happen? Keep an eye on Massively for the scoop. I've also been having lots of fun designing and conjuring up images of my own MMO using the open-source Multiverse MMO development platform. Even if I never get out of the design/imagination phase, I'm having fun.

Thankfully, I no longer need to delete MMOs due to limited space. Unfortunately, some MMOs delete themselves. I recently uninstalled Sho Online; it was an old but fun little MMO featuring large-scale wars with siege weapons, but it closed its doors some time ago.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: I have one overriding goal this weekend: I will get in some serious playtime with my back-from-retirement Captain in Lord of the Rings Online and get her up to the new Update 6 content. Well, that and enjoying RIFT's welcome back week for former subscribers. And checking out the latest episode of Star Trek Online's featured series. And heading to Taris with my Smuggler in Star Wars: The Old Republic. And knitting.

As for deleted MMOs, I'm trying to think... it probably was some tiny little title that I was trying on a whim, but I can't remember anything specific.

Matt Daniel, Contributing Editor
@mvmatt: This weekend is going to be low-key for me. It's been a rough week, and I am looking forward to nothing more than winding down with some vidja games and delicious beverages of questionable nature. Specifically, I'm going to hold Lis hostage and make her play Guild Wars with me. I may also go back to revisit some old friends in World of Warcraft and RIFT, and maybe I'll even squeeze in a bit of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

For the bonus question, the last MMO I removed from my hard drive was Age of Conan. It was taking up way too much space for a game that makes me want to gouge my eyes out with melon ballers every time I play for more than a few hours.

MJ Guthrie, Aion and Sandbox Columnist
Half of my weekend will simply consist of a flight back home from GDC. If I recover enough, I shall endeavor to get reaquainted with that thing called family. This weekend will most likely be pretty game-free.

I actually never delete games, but I guess I could technically say the last one that was removed from my hard drive was... all of them. After the local flooding destroyed my machine, I had to build a new rig, so games are slowly being reinstalled as I get the urge to play.

Patrick Mackey, League of Legends Columnist
@mackeypb: Nothing strange here, just more old-fashioned League of Legends. I am learning to play Kassadin, and it is hard. He's really imbalanced, though, so once I get past the learning curve, I should be unstoppable! At least that's the plan.

The last MMO I deleted from my hard drive was Rusty Hearts, and it was not really by choice. I'd still be playing it if the installer/patcher worked. I guess I could try installing it on Steam, but already that's too much work. Before that, it was Guild Wars, but it's back on my computer now. I almost never play it, but it's one of those games I just come back to with nostalgia.

Terilynn Shull, Star Trek Online Columnist
@terilynns: Justin knits?! I will be partaking in the finale of The 2800 series in Star Trek Online! Then I will be running the finale of The 2800 series 10 more times with my alts. Then I will be drinking a toast to The 2800 series. Then I'll be drinking a few more toasts and wish all the best to Adam Williams (@CapnLogan) as he spends his final days at Cryptic and leaves me for that hussy Bungie. Then maybe I'll drunk tweet his replacement, Ian. Then I'll probably pass out. Or... maybe I'll take up knitting.

I only have two MMOs on my hard drive. Have yet to remove one of them. Happily.

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!

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