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WRUP: An open letter to Mr. Claus edition

Eliot Lefebvre

Dear Mr. Claus (I think it'd be disrespectful to use just your first name, you barely know me), I have been truly awful this year. I could have been worse, probably, but I don't get any awards this time around for good behavior. However, as I hurtle toward my next birthday, I am also at an age where I do not realistically require your services to acquire goods. Pretty much anything I really want I can buy for myself.

So here's the deal. First option, you don't bring me presents for being bad and I continue being awful next year, because you no longer provide me with any incentive. Second option, you bring me gifts anyway and I consider being better next year. It's not blackmail, it's just a superior bargaining position.

Oh, and if you want, there's the final pre-holiday WRUP just past the break. You can find out what all of the Massively staffers are up to, which might tip the scales into the "naughty" or "nice" category for the year. And you can let us know what you'll be up to in the comments, whether or not it involves making lists and checking them repeatedly.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I'm hanging with my family this weekend, and for the week after that. It's called a holiday, not a... regular day. I'm hoping to catch some time in some of my favorite browser games like RuneScape and others. I also nabbed $15 in Station Cash, and thanks to Sony Online Entertainment's promotion it netted me $60 worth. That means I'll be buying some clothes for pretty much most of my mains across games. See you on the other side!

Brendan Drain, EVE Columnist and Contributing Editor
@nyphur: I'm having hilarious fun lately in EVE Online baiting battlecruisers in my little Vexor! This weekend I plan to nuke a few more overconfident players and try out some of the other races' cruisers. If the Vexor is this deadly in Retribution, how overpowered could the Arbitrator or Moa be?!

Bree Royce, Editor-in-Chief
@nbrianna: I'll be playing more Torchlight II and possibly... maybe... Star Wars: The Old Republic. We'll see; guildies are trying to suck me back in. I would also like to finish a darn character in Guild Wars 2 at some point. (But alts.) And maybe I'll get in some more Asheron's Call 2 if the lag is better this weekend than it was last week!

David Desi, Multimedia Contributor
@PsykopigAU: I am working on my indoor Nerd Bunker for the apocalypse. I am also ripping SWTOR up hard again this weekend; I am absolutely 100% back into this game and all its glory. Other then that, I will be doing my show Saturday night!

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: Busy gaming weekend -- aside from Guild Wars 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic I'm winding down a month of Champions Online before moving on to DC Universe Online, and I've also got some spoils from recent Steam sales. I'm in no danger of running low on games, even if I'll have to wait until next year for some of the ones I'm looking forward to.

Elisabeth Cardy, Guild Wars 2 Columnist and Contributing Editor
@elixabethclaire: I'll mostly be playing mobile games for the next little while, as I'm out and about doing holiday things, but I'll dip into Guild Wars 2 for their holiday activities every now and again.

Jef Reahard, Managing Editor and Columnist Extraordinaire@jefreahard: Lotta Age of Wushu happening at my house. If I can log out, which isn't looking very likely, there will be some EverQuest II and Faster Than Light in the mix.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: The Secret World's end of days event is this weekend, whatever that might be, so I'll be sure to log in to check it out. I'm also mulling a new character in Lord of the Rings Online, perhaps an axe-swinging Dwarf (gee, where did I get that idea?) or a new alt in Guild Wars 2. I really hope the next couple of months are quiet in MMO-land, because I seriously do not need any more distractions.

MJ Guthrie, Aion and Sandbox Columnist and Contributing Editor
@MJ_Guthrie: There is simply not enough weekend for my gaming! Between The Secret World's events, PlanetSide 2's double XP, EverQuest II's Frostfell, Aion's Solorius, and Age of Wushu's beta, I am not sure I will find any time to eat, breathe, or sleep this weekend. That's OK -- if Santa can make it across the globe in one night, I can find the time for all of them!

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: Between the massive amounts of holiday prep (and a party or two), I will attempt to squeeze some Guild Wars 2 time in this weekend. After all Tixx's malfunctioning toys aren't going to dismantle themselves!

Terilynn Shull, Star Trek Online Columnist
@terilynns: After three weeks away from not just the country but all computers as well, I'll be re-entering the grid by trying to get all of my alts through the holiday events on both Star Trek Online and Lord of the Rings Online. Impossible? Probably. But it will be fun to try!

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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