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Welcome to WRUP, where we try to convince you that we're not spending all weekend shuffling every day Pandaren. No, really, we do other things, too. Like shower (occasionally), get some exercise so we don't become Pandaren-shaped, and even play with the offspring. (They're quite adorable.)

This week we asked your intrepid WoW Insider team what they like to do that isn't play video games. We're all multi-facted like that.

Allison Robert (@AllisonRobert) More work in heroics, possibly an LFR or Vaults run with the guildies depending on laziness (I'm betting we'll be lazy), and finally taking an organizational approach to my farm. At the moment, my favorite thing to do outside of WoW is drawing and painting, but otherwise you'll find me reading or jogging.

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) I don't have any raiding plans currently, so now that my monk's reached 90 I'm going back to level my druid, and work on getting some alt professions up to 575 or so to best utilize the bonus from the Darkmoon Faire.
Bonus: I'm a news junkie, so I read a lot of sci/tech blogs when I can.

Dan Desmond (@Antigen_) I'll undoubtedly be running heroics, trying to get the last few pieces I need before raid drops and VP gear become my sole source of upgrades.

Outside of WoW, one of my favorite things to do is to monkey around in map and level editors. It reminds me of playing with Legos, but it's just a teensy bit more mature.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) I'm hoping to reach exalted with the Tillers this weekend, so I'll keep up those dailies. Golden Lotus and Klaxxi dailies are also on the plate. I'm having horrible heroic dungeon drop luck this far, so I'm hoping to break that streak this weekend as well.

Favorite thing to do outside of WoW? I have a little PnP group, and we have a great GM and generally pretty awesome play sessions.

Dawn Moore (@dawnwow) Playing WoW, of course. I need to level my alts so I can properly farm mats. Bonus question: Lately I've been playing other games in my spare time, mostly League of Legends but I also downloaded the Sims 3 because I had an itch to play it. I made Ricky Gervais into a Sim, and now he's my boyfriend. You know you're jealous.

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) Work all night, sleep all day with occasional interruptions from husband and baby needing to nurse. In spare time, sleep more, snorgle baby's little head, contemplate dissociative fugue.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) more dailies! All the dailies! Then working on my monk alt, Iron Toph, so that I can tank. I really, really love monk tanking, it's just so well done at max level. Also more Rune Factory... I mean farming in Half Hill.

Bonus: outside of WoW, my favorite thing to do is really to hang out with my friends. Whether it tabletop gaming, BBQ, movies or whatever. But I also have too many hobbies outside of WoW >.>

Lisa Poisso Mists. Bonus: My reading pile is taking up the major slice of my free time these days.

Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) Leveling up some alts this weekend. I want to use my time to activate the Matticus farming syndicate. Alts with farms on the tillers, ahoy! I sprained my ankle last weekend fighting off some grizzly bears so I'll be busy rehabbing that ankle for a while. With 5.1 launch soon, I'm hoping to get in there and explore some of the new storylines.

Matt Rossi (@MattWRossi) I'm cloning this.

Megan O'Neill (@slowpoker) I'm reaching some exalted factions of the daily type (Tillers!), and continuing to work on Shado-Pan and August Celestials as my guild heads back into 25man raiding. As the dailies fade, I'll be working on my bear alt. Bonus: Reading. It's usually 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction at a time.

Michael Gray (@writegray) Finishing up the next story about my dog and spending some time Pandaren. Bonus: Just now, playing with my daughter.

Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) I'm, inevitably, playing a ton of Mists. Gearing is on like donkey kong, for all aspects of the game, so I'm building up as much honor and conquest as I can, and also using that gear for PvE. What of it? It's fine! Sheesh. Some people... And outside of WoW, I would say that right now I'm loving being at the gym. What an awful answer! But really, I've recently got into it again after some back issues, and I'm really enjoying it.

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel) Mists. Bonus: Walking.

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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