WRUP: Gestalt Version
Gestalt is a psychological term that refers to something better as a complete than the sum of its elements. This isn't a difficult phenomenon to see in action -- you've to combine flour, yeast, and cinnamon collectively to get a scrumptious loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread, after all. The term can also be utilized to Transformers, which combine into a single enormous robot, normally one that isn't particularly scrumptious. Regardless of this reality, the official time period stays "combiner" instead, presumably because the people who find themselves in command of naming are apprehensive about what would happen if everybody started utilizing obscure psychology terms.
Hey, so long as we're already talking about combining things, we'd as effectively go complete-hog into this week's WRUP. That itself is a gestalt, however that doesn't seem fairly spicy sufficient. Let's all speak about combining video games collectively into an entire larger than the sum of its components. Yeah, that is the ticket. Soar on previous the break for that and what the employees will probably be taking part in this weekend, then let us know within the comments what you'll be getting up to.
Beau Hindman (@Beau_Hindman): I will be ending up my time with Minions of Mirth and moving on to The Realm On-line. I've simply barely started to play, however already the game may be very charming, and the group is awesome. Supposedly it is one of the oldest around! I'll even be placing much more time building up my city in Illyriad and making an attempt to hit the next degree in Ministry of Struggle. Then I will continue to make plans for taking a week to make use of no PCs in any respect and to dwell off only my cellphone (for a future challenge).
If I may mix two games, they would be Ryzom and The Chronicles of Spellborn. Not solely would it's the perfect-wanting sport in all the historical past of the universe, however it could have every little thing I wanted. Effectively, that is, if I might throw in some Wurm Online as properly. And uhm... mix in the epicness of Vanguard. Oh yeah, and will I throw in some Mabinogi crafting and its rebirth system? What about...
Brandon Felczer (@bfelczer): This weekend I am going away on trip to my time share in Palm Springs and going to attempt to not take my laptop -- Ok, I am gonna take it however try not to open it. We will see how that goes. So, WRUP this weekend? LIFE!
If I may combine two game into one, it might positively be Star Trek On-line and EVE On-line -- that would be pure and utter madness!
Brendan Drain (@nyphur): It is come time for me to shut up the Massively Mob corporation in EVE Online and depart Massively Motivated in the hands of its directors. It's been niggling at me because the EVE fanfest that working a PvE corporation isn't what I need to do or what I am good at, and forcing myself to do it has murdered my enthusiasm for enjoying. I'll be getting again into things I take pleasure in more, like PvP and enjoying the market in my very own time.
If I could merge any two video games, it'd be EVE On-line and Age of Conan -- an odd mixture however one I think would work. Having performed on a PvP server in Age of Conan, I discovered that sneaking across the zones tracking players down and smashing them to bits was extremely fun. EVE On-line's single-shard structure, open-world territorial conflict, a form of policing and sentry turret system for secure areas, and a disposable gear system might all do wonders for AoC.
Eliot Lefebvre Ms. Lady and i will probably be persevering with to explore Last Fantasy XIV together, as she's been absolutely in love with the sport now that she's acquired a machine able to dealing with it. I've additionally received The Sims Medieval to occupy my time, and I'd like to get again into Guild Wars with whatever spare moments are left.
Combining games is a bit of a pastime of mine to start with, and a number of these games wind up being MMOs. I might like to see a mash-up between the setting and baroque, distinctive courses of Remaining Fantasy XI with the talent system, armor system, and distinctly fast-paced breakdown of Guild Wars. Failing that, I'd love to mash the setting of Sword 2 right into a Star Trek Online-type engine. Mix up Fallen Earth and City of Heroes to give me a Gamma World MMO!
Jef Reahard: A bit of EVE and AoC here, and that i've additionally returned to EverQuest II for a while (mainly because it nonetheless has the best player housing regardless of being seven years old, /sniff).
My unholy hybrid could be Ultima Online plus Star Wars Galaxies, and going into particulars would take this complete column. If you played either, you realize why. It's onerous not to include EVE in there too, however I think CCP will eventually turn it into the ultimate sandbox, so there'd really be no purpose to combine it with anything at that time.
Jeremy Stratton (@Jeremy_Stratton): I'm continuing my quest to obtain and upgrade a vahtos accessory-set for my Priest/Rogue in Runes of Magic. Though each accessory has a very different level-requirement and not one of the pieces goes close to the current stage-cap, they are nonetheless actually useful for squishies (especially a pew-pewing Priest). I did not must suppose for a second about which two video games I might mix. I'd like to see all the numerous fun elements of Runes of Magic injected into the large and stunning world of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster): As much as possible, I will be playing Lord of the Rings On-line to eek out all of that additional bonus XP for the anniversary weekend celebration. So no RIFT until Monday, alas!
Combination-clever, it might be superior to see RIFT and Metropolis of Heroes mixed. The soul system and dynamic events of RIFT would lend themselves properly to a superhero setting, and CoH has always had a few of the coolest fight and powers of any comic guide sport.
Karen Bryan (@JayeRnH): It's Easter weekend plus the tail end of school trip, so my playtime's limited. I am going to try to sneak in a little Pirates of the Burning Sea, although!
As for the bonus query, that is straightforward. I would wish to see Minecraft mixed with RIFT. MINECRAFT PROFILES I want to see a aircraft of Minecraft with 16-bit invasions and armies of creeers and zombies working amok all over Telara.
MJ Guthrie: This weekend will see me cooking up a medley stew -- a dash Lord of the Rings Online, a few shakes of STO, a heaping scoop of EverQuest II, and then a sprig of Aion for spice. I think that can fill me up pretty well!
Hmmm, effectively the primary one would be simple to pick -- pre-CU Star Wars Galaxies! The emotes, the customization, the housing, the social courses, the crafting, the... I could go on and on. I would mix it with... um... Okay, the second choice is tougher for me. I'd very effectively choose The Sims. I like to construct; to be able to design and construct my very own place would keep me entertained ceaselessly. Can I add in a few The Matrix On-line features as nicely? Actually, do not get me started as a result of I might snag features from so many games to make my perfect sport! Then I might by no means enterprise into RL once more...
Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): Champions On-line is doing a free Serpent Lantern weekend, so any player can play it. I am definitely going to be working some of it with mates. One in all my buddies is coming back from the navy on leave, so I'll even be doing stuff with him this weekend. We'll probably be enjoying Hisoutensoku and Artemis. I intend to upload some of the exploits to my YouTube channel, so if you are involved, examine a few of that out.
If I may combine two games into one, it could be EVE and Armored Core. Specifically, I might like a cutthroat financial player-targeted mecha action sport in a submit-apocalyptic world, the place gamers pilot robots as an alternative of ships and fight is blinding quick and skill-primarily based.
Initially of each weekend, we catch up with the Massively workers members and ask them, "What are you enjoying this week?" (Otherwise referred to as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're as much as in and out of sport -- and catch us within the feedback to tell us what you're enjoying, too!