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WRUP: Perpetual gaming initiative edition

Eliot Lefebvre

If there's one thing I know people hate, it's spiders hidden inside of all of their clothes. The second thing would be people writing for game sites without ever actually playing games. So I went ahead and did the opposite! The editing staff said there was no need whatsoever for me to hook myself up to a complicated system of IVs providing nutrition and stimulants so that I could be playing games all day every day, but I did it anyway. It's been five days, and I've learned a great lesson: This is completely miserable. Someone, please unhook me.

If you aren't coming to unhook me, well, you can still enjoy this week's WRUP. Probably. If you can live with yourself for ignoring me while I'm sitting here, trapped in a video game-related torment that is more or less of my own devising. No, no, by all means, find out what the staff is up to this weekend and let us know in the comments. I'll wait. I can't do anything else.

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I'm playing Rusty Hearts again for Rise and Shiny; I've been on a kick for games that use a controller, and there are quite a few MMOs that do. I'll be playing State of Decay as well, as I need to find a few more missing survivors. I also want to get into one of the MMOs that I need to find time for, probably starting with RIFT.

Bree Royce, Editor-in-Chief
@nbrianna: I'm hoping to get in some more World of Warcraft time with my guildies. Hey guys, did you know there's more to Mists of Pandaria than pandas? True story.

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: Alternating between Final Fantasy XIV and WoW this weekend. In the former, I need to catch up on my tomestones, as I've been shockingly lazy this week. In the latter... well, just derping around. It's a good game for that. And roleplaying all around, naturally.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: I'll be playing Lord of the Rings Online because Helm's Deep. There is no other explanation needed. Sometimes I like to roleplay that I'm a comic book superhero who got stuck in a cross-dimensional stream and ended up in Middle-earth, which adds a layer of complexity when I'm playing a Hobbit-slash-Batman adventure.

Mike Foster, Contributing Editor
@MikedotFoster: Dota 2! World of Warcraft! SMITE! Video games! I also have a pressing feeling that I've forgotten to do something important this week, so I'll probably do that when I remember it Saturday morning.

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: I look at a fireplace, and I see a hearth. I look at pebbles and rocks, and I see stones. The mere mention of cards has me running to my computer to unwrap more digital goodies that are so tangible that the only thing they lack are the fresh scent of a newly opened pack. My name is Richie Procopio, and I'm a Hearthstone addict.

Terilynn Shull, Star Trek Online Columnist
@terilynns: I admit it: I've been wrapped up in all the new stuff in Lord of the Rings Online, but this weekend I'll be splitting my time with Star Trek Online as I dust off a rarely used account and roll a new character to experience the new Federation tutorial.

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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