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WRUP: Best of WRUP edition

Eliot Lefebvre

Every so often you realize that you've peaked in a certain direction, and in my case, I have had to acknowledge that I might have written the best animal-picture WRUP introduction back in December of last year. I don't know how I did it; I just know that literally every time I read it, I start laughing.

So like any show that has mined its creativity down to a level so low that diamond-tipped drills are necessary to continue digging, I am now shamelessly repeating that. Just click the link and go read that column. It's really funny.

Wait! Do that after you read the rest of these instructions, because that WRUP was from last year and thus isn't applicable to what we at Massively will be playing this week. Our plans for this week are past the cut, and you let us know what you'll be doing down in the comments. So now you can go read about kitties and then come back.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I'll be playing some Eden Eternal in preparation for next week's Rise and Shiny recap and will be killing some Vanu in Planetside 2. Defiance is up to bat, as well. Action games have been pulling at me a lot lately because they allow me to jump in without having to go, "Can someone help me on this quest?"

Bree Royce, Editor-in-Chief
@nbrianna: I'll probably fish up some shipwrecks in Ultima Online, and after that, I'm craving something offline to mod. Guildies will probably try to drag me into Guild Wars 2, but I'm not feeling it lately, and I seem to have lost my husband to EVE Online, so I might be playing internet spaceships too.

David Desi, Multimedia Contributor
@PsykopigAU: Its a mixed weekend for me. I have some of The Secret World to catch up on, but at the same time, I have only recently gotten my first level 80 in Guild Wars 2. So there will be plenty of that. Also my guild in Guild Wars 2 is holding a "Best Naked Selfie" competition, so there will be some scouting to be done for strange places to be naked!

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: There's beta testing for Final Fantasy XIV and doubled experience in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which pretty much sews up my time even if my life didn't feel like an endless string of Major Events lately. I've also had a few single-player games start grabbing at me, but I think I can resist the call to throw myself in with heedless abandon.

Jef Reahard, Managing Editor and Columnist Extraordinaire@jefreahard: I'm still slogging through the The Last of Us, and I also picked up that 400 Days DLC for The Walking Dead. Oh, and I can't turn down double AP in The Secret World, especially since I've been meaning to return to the game for a while now anyway. So basically if it has zombies in it, I'm probably playing it.

Matt Daniel, Contributing Editor
@mvmatt: This weekend, I'll be spending my last few days in EverQuest II trying to find some frickin' dungeon groups. Aside from that, I'll probably dabble in some World of Warcraft, some Dragon's Prophet, and maybe a bit of Guild Wars 2 to round things out.

Mike Foster, Contributing Editor
@MikedotFoster: I finally caved and bought a 3DS, so my weekend will be spent mostly working as Tom Nook's indentured servant. If I get bored with catching butterflies and picking up seashells, I'll be hanging out in one of the New Edens (Firefall's or EVE Online's). Oh, and naturally I'll be tagging in for some Dota 2 because no weekend is complete without having profanity thrown at you by an anonymous stranger.

MJ Guthrie, Columnist Extraordinaire and Contributing Editor
@MJ_Guthrie: Most of my weekend will be composed of counting down the hours until I get to see EverQuest Next on Monday! Insert high-pitched squeal. Of course, I realize that also means I will have to deal with a month of torture before I can share anything about it, but I will manage somehow... for the greater good and all that!

Other than that, it's double XP again in Star Wars: The Old Republic, so I'll head in and do a couple of flashpoints a day. But the bulk of my gaming time is going to be enjoying the goodness that is The Secret World anniversary celebration; there are guardians to be slain (and more importantly, the guardian pet to try and acquire!). I am definitely not minding the double AP and SP days, either. Any extra time will be devoted to my little Songweaver in Aion, who is leveling like a mad Daeva on the Fast Track server.

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: This weekend I'll be playing Guild Wars 2 so I can nab as many achievement points as I can before the new reward unlock occurs next week. I'll also be checking out the new DLC for The Walking Dead, 400 Days, because I like getting scared and crying.

Terilynn Shull, Star Trek Online Columnist
@terilynns: I will be knee-deep in all sorts of games this holiday weekend! I'll be continuing to earn pearls for my Risian Corvette in Star Trek Online. A friend of mine has joined me in Lord of the Rings Online and we're having a ball in Evendim. I hear there's a special AP weekend in The Secret World that I'm just going to have to jump in for, and Neverwinter's calling my name again! It's going to be a very busy weekend!

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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