Register date: June 25, 2022
Gestalt is a psychological term that refers to something greater as a complete than the sum of its parts. This isn't a tough phenomenon to see in motion -- you will have to mix flour, yeast, and cinnamon together to get a delicious loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread, in spite of everything. The time period will also be applied to Transformers, which combine into a single huge robot, often one that's not significantly delicious. Regardless of this truth, the official term remains "combiner" as a substitute, presumably because the people who find themselves in command of naming are nervous about what would occur if everybody started using obscure psychology terms.Hey, as long as we're already talking about combining issues, we'd as properly go complete-hog into this week's WRUP. That itself is a gestalt, but that doesn't seem quite spicy enough. Let's all talk about combining games together into a complete greater than the sum of its parts. Yeah, that's the ticket. Soar on past the break for that and what the employees shall be taking part in this weekend, then tell us in the feedback what you'll be getting up to.Beau Hindman (@Beau_Hindman): I will be finishing up my time with Minions of Mirth and shifting on to The Realm Online. I've simply barely started to play, but already the game could be very charming, and the group is awesome. Supposedly it is one of the oldest round! I am going to also be placing much more time building up my city in Illyriad and making an attempt to hit the subsequent degree in Ministry of Warfare. Then I'll continue to make plans for taking per week to use no PCs at all and to live off solely my phone (for a future mission).If I could combine two video games, they could be Ryzom and The Chronicles of Spellborn. Not solely would or not it's the most effective-looking sport in the entire history of the universe, however it will have the whole lot I wanted. Nicely, that's, if I could throw in some Wurm On-line as properly. And uhm... combine 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 vacation to my time share in Palm Springs and going to try to not take my laptop -- Ok, I am gonna take it however try to not open it. We will see how that goes. So, WRUP this weekend? LIFE!If I could combine two recreation into one, it would positively be Star Trek Online and EVE Online -- that could 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 leave Massively Motivated within the palms of its administrators. It's been niggling at me since the EVE fanfest that working a PvE company isn't what I wish to do or what I am good at, and forcing myself to do it has murdered my enthusiasm for playing. I will be getting again into things I take pleasure in extra, like PvP and enjoying the market in my very own time.If I might merge any two video games, it would be EVE On-line and Age of Conan -- an odd combination however one I feel would work. Having played on a PvP server in Age of Conan, I found that sneaking around the zones monitoring players down and smashing them to bits was extremely fun. EVE Online's single-shard construction, open-world territorial battle, a form of policing and sentry turret system for safe areas, and a disposable gear system could all do wonders for AoC.Eliot Lefebvre Ms. Lady and that i will probably be persevering with to discover Last Fantasy XIV collectively, as she's been absolutely in love with the sport now that she's bought a machine capable of handling it. I've also got The Sims Medieval to occupy my time, and I'd love to get again into Guild Wars with whatever spare moments are left.Combining video games is a little bit of a pastime of mine to start with, and quite a lot of those video games wind up being MMOs. I would like to see a mash-up between the setting and baroque, unique lessons of Final Fantasy XI with the skill system, armor system, and distinctly fast-paced breakdown of Guild Wars. Failing that, I might like to mash the setting of Sword 2 into a Star Trek Online-type engine. Mix up Fallen Earth and Metropolis of Heroes to give me a Gamma World MMO!Jef Reahard: A bit of EVE and AoC here, and i've additionally returned to EverQuest II for some time (primarily as a result of it still has the perfect participant housing regardless of being seven years old, /sniff).My unholy hybrid can be Ultima On-line plus Star Wars Galaxies, and going into details would take this whole column. What about In the event you played either, you already know why. It is onerous not to incorporate EVE in there too, but I feel CCP will eventually turn it into the last word sandbox, so there'd really be no cause to combine it with something at that point.Jeremy Stratton (@Jeremy_Stratton): I am persevering with my quest to acquire and upgrade a vahtos accessory-set for my Priest/Rogue in Runes of Magic. Although each accessory has a really totally different stage-requirement and none of the items goes close to the present degree-cap, they're nonetheless really helpful for squishies (especially a pew-pewing Priest). I didn't must assume for a second about which two games I'd combine. I would like to see all the various fun facets of Runes of Magic injected into the large and stunning world of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.Justin Olivetti (@Sypster): As much as attainable, I'll be taking part in Lord of the Rings On-line to eek out all of that extra bonus XP for the anniversary weekend celebration. So no RIFT till Monday, alas!Combination-clever, it might be awesome to see RIFT and City of Heroes mixed. The soul system and dynamic occasions of RIFT would lend themselves properly to a superhero setting, and CoH has all the time had some of the coolest combat and powers of any comedian e book recreation.Karen Bryan (@JayeRnH): It is Easter weekend plus the tail finish of faculty trip, so my playtime's restricted. I will try to sneak in a little Pirates of the Burning Sea, though!As for the bonus query, that's easy. I might like to see Minecraft combined with RIFT. I want to see a plane of Minecraft with 16-bit invasions and armies of creeers and zombies operating amok all over Telara.MJ Guthrie: This weekend will see me cooking up a medley stew -- a sprint Lord of the Rings On-line, a couple of shakes of STO, a heaping scoop of EverQuest II, and then a sprig of Aion for spice. I think that may fill me up pretty properly!Hmmm, properly the primary one would be simple to select -- pre-CU Star Wars Galaxies! The emotes, the customization, the housing, the social classes, the crafting, the... I may go on and on. I would mix it with... um... Ok, the second choice is harder for me. I would very effectively select The Sims. I really like to construct; to have the ability to design and construct my own place would keep me entertained endlessly. Can I add in just a few The Matrix Online features as nicely? Honestly, don't get me started as a result of I might snag features from so many games to make my excellent game! Then I may never enterprise into RL once more...Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): Champions Online is doing a free Serpent Lantern weekend, so any player can play it. I am definitely going to be operating a few of it with friends. One in all my pals is coming back from the army on depart, so I am going to also be doing stuff with him this weekend. We'll probably be enjoying Hisoutensoku and Artemis. I intend to add some of the exploits to my YouTube channel, so if you're interested, verify some of that out.If I may combine two video games into one, it could be EVE and Armored Core. Specifically, I might like a cutthroat economic participant-targeted mecha motion recreation in a put up-apocalyptic world, the place gamers pilot robots instead of ships and fight is blinding quick and ability-based.At the start of each weekend, we meet up with the Massively employees members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (In any other case often known as: WRUP!) Join 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're playing, too!