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WRUP: Valor edition

Eliot Lefebvre

Some fights cannot be won. Some battles are doomed to failure from the first salvo. But even when no hope for victory remains, you must stand fast. You must raise your head and refuse to bow. You must be a testament to the meaning and the values that you embody, no matter how desperately you wish to give in. If you fail, you fail with your head held high, with dignity and your ideals in place.

This is valor. Don't let anyone tell you differently.

On a happier note, it's the weekend, and that means it's time for another installment of WRUP. That means a full rundown of our staff plans over the weekend, what games we'll be playing along with our usual meandering about the rationale behind those games. You know, as we do. Check out our plans past the break, and let us know what you're going to be up to down in the comments.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I'm gathering a new group of browser-based titles for coverage over the next few months. Every time I think the well has run dry, I find some wonderful new game that reminds me just why I love MMO gaming. It's also giving me more motivation to pursue my goal of living, working, and playing all through one portable device. One day I hope the knowledge translates to helping those who can't afford anywhere access. After all, access to the internet is access to a lot more than just games.

Bree Royce, Editor-in-Chief
@nbrianna: I hope to play some Guild Wars 2; my Warrior's closing in on 80 finally, and I've fallen in love with the most unlikely of alt characters (for me): a female Charr Guardian. I also just got sucked back into Skyrim modding (darn you, Steam DLC sales!).

David Desi, Multimedia Contributor
@PsykopigAU: I am trying to finish off Assassin's Creed III this weekend. I am having a bit of a Torchlight II LAN with some friends at some point as well! This is all, of course, sprinkled between my shows!

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: Aside from a bit more Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, I'll be focusing on Guild Wars 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. I've lost a dear friend this week with the closure of City of Heroes, so I'm still sort of in mourning.

Elisabeth Cardy, Guild Wars 2 Columnist and Contributing Editor
@elixabethclaire: I'm not sure I'll be playing a lot, but I'll be trying to get some time on my Necromancer (in an effort to get her above 50 so that I can stream the Claw Island personal story instance this coming week) in Guild Wars 2. I'll for sure be sneaking in some time on Torchlight II, which has recently (re-)grabbed my attention in a very delightful way. I've got Aion installed again, but I don't imagine I'll find time for it quite yet.

Jef Reahard, Managing Editor and Columnist Extraordinaire@jefreahard: I'm working on my first endgame armor set in DC Universe Online and playing a lot of PlanetSide 2. I'll probably also dabble in EverQuest II and a gaggle of single-player titles if time permits.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: Jef's convinced me to give DCUO a try, so that's my Boy Scout merit badge project for the weekend. I'm not sure that it's for me, but I promise to at least log in three times. I'm also checking out Arcane Legends on my iPhone -- so far I'm liking it a lot more than Spacetime's previous titles. Otherwise, I'll be knocking out some expansion content in RIFT and Lord of the Rings Online, and continuing my march toward 100% world completion in Guild Wars 2 (currently at 61%). I've uninstalled Star Wars: The Old Republic -- just too many other good games right now, and I'm not having any of that free-to-play nonsense the studio's peddling.

Mike Foster, Contributing Editor
@MikedotFoster: I'm obsessed with Super Hexagon, so I'll probably spend way too much time on that. Also on deck: EVE Online, Borderlands 2, World of Tanks and probably a heck of a lot of Letterpress. I may take a run at some World of Warcraft, assuming my sister is looking for a little dungeon help, but that's still in the air.

MJ Guthrie, Aion and Sandbox Columnist and Contributing Editor
@MJ_Guthrie: I will spend the lion's share of my free time (I think I still know what that is!) meandering my way through Egypt in The Secret World. I also plan to motivate myself to level in Aion, perhaps by bribing myself with a nice cookie each 25%? Then I might actually slip into PlanetSide 2 and rez a few folks. Wait, there's that new house boat in EverQuest II as well... ahhh! Can I has more weekend please?

Patrick Mackey, League of Legends Columnist
@mackeypb: I'm going to be playing more League of Legends. I'm sorrowful, since the Age of Wushu beta is over and I can't do any high-flying kung fu. Still, LoL is a game that requires a ton of practice, so any time I can fit in is worth it. I'm practicing Diana mostly (still), though I generally pick for team composition rather than playing a specific character.

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: I'm trying to settle on a build for my warrior in Guild Wars 2. I think I prefer a more defensive and support oriented specialization in order to limit my time spent taking dirt naps. I've been doing a bunch of dungeon runs (including the new Fractal dungeon) and I'll likely be tackling a few this weekend.

Shawn Schuster, Senior Editor
@Epykbeard: I'll be giving my Mesmer main a break in Guild Wars 2 to focus on my new Ranger alt. Or maybe my Engineer alt. I really like my Thief, Warrior, and Ele alts, too. Darnit! I'll also be playing some PlanetSide 2 as it has grabbed me in ways I can't really describe on a public post. It's the perfect game for someone like me who loves FPS games but really sucks at getting that headshot every time. I love that there's so much more to do in that game.

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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