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WRUP: Regime Change Version
Regular readers of the positioning know that the upper administration is being shifted round right here at Massively, which means that Brianna Royce will now be in charge. Whereas we'll all the time miss Shawn Schuster's unmistakable voice and work on the location, the change will possible seem invisible to most readers.
I, for one, want to welcome our new overlord, for whom I don't have anything but respect and admiration. By full coincidence, this week's header image happens to be of her favourite animal. Also, I might have sent plenty of present baskets of fruit to her home. And I am sure we are able to all agree that earlier instances of tomfoolery shouldn't be taken into consideration when she now considers that she has full energy over me.
Transferring on from the welcoming of overlords, it's time for this week's installment of WRUP, that includes the Massively employees explaining our plans for the weekend in addition to whether or not a graphical improve would deliver us again to our first MMOs. Try our plans previous the break, and let us know what you may be as much as in the comments!
@Beau_Hindman: I'll be settling down on a brand new deed in Wurm On-line, continuing to grind my teeth as I await my new Laptop to get here, and placing my exploration cash the place my mouth is by finally downloading IMVU. It is a social MMO that looks very... totally different. I'm also nonetheless gathering my record of pre-World of Warcraft MMOs for protection. Fortunately I nonetheless have most of my old accounts!
If I updated any graphics for a few of my favorite games, that will imply a downgrade for lots of them. I would like graphics which might be extra stylized, notably like those in Free Realms or Clone Wars Adventures. I'd love to see a "serious" sport performed with a more stylized flair. Wurm Online can keep how it's, but I actually wish to see some new avatars. I know they're coming, but boy, I can't wait!
@nyphur: This weekend I will be entertaining a visiting Swedish pal from my previous World of Warcraft guild, working onerous on Predestination, and attempting to persuade my housemates to play extra Guild Wars 2!
My first MMO was RuneScape, and its graphical updates have actually brought me back a number of instances. I started back when it was a blocky world with 2-D goblin sprites, and the primary huge 3-D replace hooked me back in for a number of months. I've returned periodically to see what the sport is like, and the graphics are undoubtedly the very first thing I search for. EVE Online has the identical impact, with massive graphical updates pulling people again in to try the sport again.
@nbrianna: I'll be dividing my game time between Guild Wars 2 and Metropolis of Heroes. Double XP is on permanently in CoH, I hear, so it's the proper time to roll up a new character in time for the Positron's Ally occasion subsequent week.
My first MMO was Ultima On-line, and graphical upgrades did bring me again many times. That recreation has had extra improved shoppers than any MMO I do know... but those upgraded shoppers normally get abandoned by the staff earlier than they're finished because a lot of the veterans simply refuse to modify. Very frustrating! What about
@Eliot_Lefebvre: City of Heroes, Star Wars: The Outdated Republic, and the ever-widespread Providing Assist to a Beloved One with a Cold. Sooner or later I will actually play Guild Wars 2 for greater than 10 minutes at a stretch. If I am lucky, it is going to be earlier than the tip of the decade.
I'm actually the fallacious person to ask about returning to a game for a graphical upgrade as a result of graphics have by no means been what's turned me off from a sport. I didn't initially leave Ultimate Fantasy XI due to the graphics; I left because the sport wasn't truly enjoyable to play. If I see indicators that the game I didn't like X amount of time in the past has gotten better, I am going to come working proper again, however putting a new coat of paint on a sport I wasn't enjoying doesn't lure me back.
@elixabethclaire: The secret World continues to be on pause for me as I commit my time to Guild Wars 2. I'd prefer to hit eighty by the center of the upcoming week, so I'll be doing a lot of PvE and WvW this weekend. I didn't imply to, however I've obtained a whole agenda plotted out for my short-term "foremost" after she hits 80, not to say a bit roster of who is in want of leveling after her.
Not a lot gaming for me this weekend. Maybe some The key World.
I return and play all of my outdated MMOs anyway regardless of updates, though I am very a lot looking forward to Anarchy On-line's eventual reskin.
@Sypster: My MMO to do record is a mile huge at this point. I actually need to put a cap on Quantity III E-book 6 in Lord of the Rings On-line, check out the new Autumn Festival in RIFT, get through Egypt in The key World, and make the massive bucks in Guild Wars 2.
As for graphical upgrades, well, if Anarchy On-line ever gets that newfangled redux off the ground, then you'll be able to bet I will be first in line. It would be great to see what a barely extra up to date AO would appear to be.
@JayeRnH: This weekend I'm busy with a family trip, however in any spare time I have, I'm going to log into RIFT and cling out next to Atrophinius within the Autumn occasion simply to listen to his hilarious voice-overs. Aside from that, I am going to most likely pop into Minecraft with the children so we are able to work on our tree house. MINECRAFT SERVERS
My first MMO was EverQuest, and I'd be more prone to return if the game really reverted back to the outdated graphics of avatars and revamped zones.
@mvmatt: This weekend is my roommate's birthday, so we've got some mutual friends coming to remain for the weekend. In consequence, my gaming time might be going to be occupied extra by break up-display screen mayhem than MMO funtimes. But if the opportunity arises, I'll be splitting my time between The key World and Guild Wars 2.
And would I go back to EverQuest or Ultima On-line if either one got a graphical replace? That's an excellent question. I wish to say sure, but I don't know if I might be telling the reality. I loved UO and EQ back within the day, however I believe it would take a bit greater than a graphical upgrade to make me a player again. For every charmingly dated characteristic that I fondly remember, there's a plethora of actually archaic design choices that I don't think I'd be able to place up with.
@MJ_Guthrie: Oh my gosh! I get to sport this weekend!! *nearly faints with pleasure* How a lot can I cram in? Let's see, the vote won't be in for Choose my Adventure, so The secret World can be on hold till Monday. (By the way in which, go vote!). To fill my weekend, I'm going to dive into GW2 extra (I really need to check out an Asura), start plotting more for my EverQuest II neighborhood shopping district in addition to take in a couple of dungeons, and spread my wings in Aion to complete up some quests and perhaps even get just a few rounds of PvP Arenas in. I also plan on consuming pizza. Mmm.
I might go back in the event that they'd turn the blasted servers back on! (RIP Star Wars Galaxies.)
@mackeypb: I've been taking part in extra Touhou Hisoutensoku (not that any of you realize what that is), as well as League of Legends. I am presently carrying as Graves, although I'm fairly certain those studying my column already know that. It feels good to play extra airdash fighters, although; I feel like a bit of a void has been stuffed in my gamer heart.
To ensure that me to go back to EQ, it would take a better game, not a graphical update. Really, graphical updates mean virtually nothing to me. If the same EQ graphics as in 2000 were on top of the GW2 engine, I'd still be down for enjoying it. Excessive-high quality graphics are a bonus, not a necessity.
@terilynns: I might be jumping into Star Trek On-line this weekend to play just a few Foundry missions to speak about on my UGC podcast. I will also be in Lord of the Rings On-line as I discover it very stress-free to farm and craft in that sport. If time allows, I can be back in Glitch as nicely. And sure, the rumors are true: Some persons are twisting my arm to present Guild Wars 2 a try. I might choose it up this weekend.
I am actually glad this week's question does not apply to me. My first MMO is still my favourite, and it is a beautiful sport -- Star Trek Online!
At first of each weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members and ask them, "What are you taking part in this week?" (In any other case referred to as: WRUP!) Be part of us to see what we're up to in and out of game -- and catch us in the feedback to let us know what you are playing, too!
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