WRUP: Regime Change Edition

WRUP: Regime Change Edition

Regular readers of the location know that the higher administration is being shifted round here at Massively, meaning that Brianna Royce will now be in cost. Whereas we'll always miss Shawn Schuster's unmistakable voice and work on the positioning, the change will possible appear invisible to most readers.

I, for one, would like to welcome our new overlord, for whom I have nothing however respect and admiration. By complete coincidence, this week's header picture happens to be of her favorite animal. Also, I might have sent various present baskets of fruit to her home. And I'm certain we can all agree that earlier instances of tomfoolery shouldn't be taken into account when she now considers that she has complete energy over me.

Shifting on from the welcoming of overlords, it's time for this week's installment of WRUP, featuring the Massively staff explaining our plans for the weekend in addition to whether or not or not a graphical upgrade would carry us back to our first MMOs. Check out our plans previous the break, and let us know what you'll be up to within the feedback!

@Beau_Hindman: I'll be settling down on a brand new deed in Wurm Online, continuing to grind my teeth as I wait for my new Computer to get here, and putting my exploration cash the place my mouth is by lastly downloading IMVU. It is a social MMO that appears very... completely different. I am additionally still gathering my record of pre-World of Warcraft MMOs for coverage. Fortunately I nonetheless have most of my outdated accounts!

If I updated any graphics for some of my favorite video games, that would imply a downgrade for lots of them. I want graphics which can be more stylized, notably like these in Free Realms or Clone Wars Adventures. I might like to see a "severe" sport carried out with a more stylized flair. Wurm On-line can keep how it is, however I actually wish to see some new avatars. I do know they're coming, however boy, I can't wait!

@nyphur: This weekend I'll be entertaining a visiting Swedish buddy from my old World of Warcraft guild, working hard on Predestination, and trying to persuade my housemates to play extra Guild Wars 2!

My first MMO was RuneScape, and its graphical updates have actually brought me back several occasions. I began back when it was a blocky world with 2-D goblin sprites, and the first big 3-D replace hooked me back in for a number of months. I've returned periodically to see what the game is like, and the graphics are positively the first thing I look for. EVE Online has the same impact, with large graphical updates pulling individuals back in to try the sport again.

@nbrianna: I will be dividing my sport time between Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes. Double XP is on completely in CoH, I hear, so it is the proper time to roll up a new character in time for the Positron's Ally occasion subsequent week.

My first MMO was Ultima Online, and graphical upgrades did carry me again many times. That sport has had extra improved shoppers than any MMO I know... but these upgraded clients often get abandoned by the group earlier than they're finished as a result of a lot of the veterans simply refuse to switch. Very frustrating!

@Eliot_Lefebvre: Metropolis of Heroes, Star Wars: The Outdated Republic, and the ever-fashionable Offering Assist to a Cherished One with a Chilly. In some unspecified time in the future I will truly play Guild Wars 2 for greater than 10 minutes at a stretch. If I'm lucky, will probably be before the tip of the decade.

I'm really the wrong individual to ask about returning to a recreation for a graphical improve as a result of graphics have by no means been what's turned me off from a game. I did not initially go away Last Fantasy XI because of the graphics; I left as a result of the game wasn't truly fun to play. If I see signs that the game I didn't like X period of time in the past has gotten better, I will come operating proper back, but putting a new coat of paint on a game I wasn't having fun with does not lure me back.

@elixabethclaire: The secret World continues to be on pause for me as I dedicate my time to Guild Wars 2. I would like to hit 80 by the center of the upcoming week, so I will be doing a whole lot of PvE and WvW this weekend. I didn't mean to, but I've received a complete agenda plotted out for my momentary "primary" after she hits 80, not to mention a bit of roster of who's in want of leveling after her.

Not much gaming for me this weekend. Maybe some The secret World.

I return and play all of my outdated MMOs anyway regardless of updates, although I'm very a lot looking forward to Anarchy Online's eventual reskin.

@Sypster: My MMO to do checklist is a mile large at this point. I really need to place a cap on Quantity III E book 6 in Lord of the Rings On-line, check out the brand new Autumn Festival in RIFT, get by Egypt in The secret World, and make the massive bucks in Guild Wars 2.

As for graphical upgrades, nicely, if Anarchy Online ever will get that newfangled redux off the bottom, then you possibly can bet I will be first in line. It'd be nice to see what a slightly extra updated AO would look like.

@JayeRnH: This weekend I'm busy with a household journey, however in any spare time I've, I will log into RIFT and grasp out next to Atrophinius within the Autumn instance just to hear his hilarious voice-overs. Apart from that, I'll most likely pop into Minecraft with the youngsters so we are able to work on our tree house.

My first MMO was EverQuest, and I might be more likely to return if the game truly reverted back to the old graphics of avatars and revamped zones.

@mvmatt: This weekend is my roommate's birthday, so we've got some mutual associates coming to stay for the weekend. Because of this, my gaming time is probably going to be occupied extra by split-display screen mayhem than MMO funtimes. But if the opportunity arises, I will be splitting my time between The secret World and Guild Wars 2.

And would I return to EverQuest or Ultima Online if either one received a graphical replace? That is a very good question. I need to say yes, but I do not know if I'd be telling the truth. I beloved UO and EQ back in the day, but I think it could take a bit greater than a graphical improve to make me a player again. For each charmingly dated feature that I fondly remember, there's a plethora of really archaic design selections that I do not assume I'd be ready to put up with.

@MJ_Guthrie: Oh my gosh! I get to recreation this weekend!! *nearly faints with excitement* How a lot can I cram in? Let's see, the vote won't be in for Choose my Adventure, so The key World will be on hold till Monday. (By the way in which, go vote!). mcname To fill my weekend, I'm going to dive into GW2 more (I really want to check out an Asura), begin plotting extra for my EverQuest II community procuring district as well as 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 return in the event that they'd turn the blasted servers again on! (RIP Star Wars Galaxies.)

@mackeypb: I have been playing extra Touhou Hisoutensoku (not that any of you already know what that is), as well as League of Legends. I am currently carrying as Graves, though I'm fairly certain those studying my column already know that. It feels good to play extra airdash fighters, although; I really feel like a bit of a void has been filled in my gamer heart.

To ensure that me to return to EQ, it would take a greater sport, not a graphical replace. Really, graphical updates mean nearly nothing to me. If the same EQ graphics as in 2000 have been on high of the GW2 engine, I would still be down for taking part in it. High-quality graphics are a bonus, not a necessity.

@terilynns: I will probably be leaping into Star Trek On-line this weekend to play just a few Foundry missions to talk about on my UGC podcast. I will even be in Lord of the Rings On-line as I discover it very stress-free to farm and craft in that game. If time permits, I will be back in Glitch as nicely. And sure, the rumors are true: Some persons are twisting my arm to provide Guild Wars 2 a try. I'd pick it up this weekend.

I'm actually glad this week's query would not apply to me. My first MMO is still my favourite, and it is a beautiful recreation -- Star Trek Online!

At the beginning of each weekend, we meet up with the Massively employees members and ask them, "What are you taking part in this week?" (Otherwise known as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're as much as in and out of game -- and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're taking part in, too!