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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!


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You get an official certificate, awesome WRUP trading cards, and a sweet ID card. Even a special surprise on your birthday from Fox Van Allen!

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And the best news is you don't need to wait six to eight weeks for shipping and handling -- you can join in the WRUP fun now! Just follow us after the break and tell us what you're playing this weekend. And maybe, just maybe, you'll be able see what your favorite WoW Insider writer is playing, too! ("Oh, boy!")

Allison Robert (@AllisonRobert) I'm writing from an undisclosed location within hollering distance of the Pacific Ocean, and internet's a bit spotty. Less gaming, more swimming!

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I imagine I will be writing this weekend, to be honest. When I'm not doing that, I'll be happily plunking around in Secret of Monkey Island, or possibly Portal. Or maybe something else entirely if the Steam summer sale offers anything else of particular interest. (I've had my eye on Mass Effect 2 for awhile now.) A little raiding on Sunday mostly to clear achievements, and then I don't know what.

Chase Christian (@madsushi) I will be playing Civ 5, since I picked it up at the Steam Summer Sale and I've been wanting to try it out for a while.

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) I'm playing FPS tower defense from the Steam sale; Orcs Must Die, Sanctum, and Dungeon Defenders. Splat!

Daniel Desmond (@antigen) Let's see ... some WoW, Dead Space, GTA IV, SimCity 4, and maybe, just maybe Monkey Island 2. My only hope for this weekend is that my wallet makes it out alive.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) I'm pretty busy IRL again, but I'm hoping to play a few rounds of ME3 Multiplayer. I have yet to unlock any of the new classes except the Paladin. On the other hand, I'm already up to Acolyte VII, despite the fact I will never use it. The RNG has not been my friend. I may also fit in some Binding of Isaac. I have yet to defeat Mom, but I think I'm getting close. One or two (or 10) more runs should do it!

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) I should probably take a break from Skyrim; I suspect that losing some of my progress to corrupt files last night led to today's "concerning" blood pressure at my doctor's appointment. As a result of this, I'm supposed to "take it easy" and rest this weekend, so I might play a Lego game or something similarly relaxing.

Fox Van Allen (@foxvanallen) I'm going to be visiting San Diego for pride. It's my first time there ever, and I'm looking forward to hanging out at the Regal Beagle. I'm pretty much going to be doing nothing but partying.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) I'm sorry, could you repeat the question? I can't hear you very well underneath this gigantic pile of Steam games I purchased this week. If you need me, I'll be in my bunk, playing a metric crap-ton of games.

Lisa Poisso (@LisaPoisso) Guild Wars 2 beta. Reading pile. Rinse, repeat.

Matt Rossi (@matthewwrossi) Writing another speculative essay over at and nothing else, really. Reading. God, it's good to be reading again.

Matt Walsh (@rhidach) I bought way too many games off Steam this week, so my plate is awfully full. I think I'll play a little more Arkham City, do the challenge maps, finish up some side quests, etc. Not sure I want to do the new game plus. Then, it's on for the pants-soiling excitement of Dead Space 2.

Megan O'Neill (@slowpoker) There's a Guild Wars 2 beta weekend, where I'll probably crack open necromancers and an asura toon. That is, if I'm not playing more Bastion/Trine that I got off the Steam summer sale. Writing will probably consist of warlock and cooking things.

Michael Gray (@writegray) Oh, you know. Nothing much. #ominouslastwords

Olivia Grace (@oliviagrace) After missing last week's WRUP, I was totally going to be the first to respond to this one, like an excitable, over-keen puppy. Alas, I was pipped to the post by Anne, but it's OK, because Anne's partly responsible for my WRUP response this week, having tweeted about the Steam sale featuring Monkey Island for but a few quid! So, thanks to Anne, I finally have something to say other than "I'll be playing WoW. Again." Unfortunately I've almost beaten one of the two Monkey Island games I bought, so let's hope the other one takes a bit longer ...

Robin Torres (@cosmicgeek) I give up trying to plan my weekend gaming. I think the only thing I can count on that I'm doing this weekend is playing Oz Fluxx with The Spawn. Wish me luck on playing anything else. I need it.

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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