Every week, just at the start of the weekend, we catch up with the WoW Insider staff 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!
When I send the WRUP email out to the staff each week, I like to present the team with a bonus question in addition to simply asking them what they're doing. Sparking that extra bit of conversation is fun, but sometimes it's hard to come up with a quick question. This week I skipped the bonus topic, merely asking the staff to be extra verbose to make up for it. Instead, they decided to shout random food names. So ... have fun with that in the comments.
Alex Ziebart (AlexZiebart): Finally restarted raiding this week, so this weekend will have a few hours of tackling the Conclave of Wind mixed in with my usual questing and milking everybody of their gold on the auction house via enchanting materials and glyphs. I also picked up Oblivion during the Steam sale and have been playing that a bit. I played both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas and was impressed by their potential but found the actual games to be pretty bad. I'm enjoying Oblivion a lot though, which is odd considering it's Fallout in Fantasyland. I find it far more compelling than anything in the two Fallout games I've played. Eh.
Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey): Raiding! The guild has started 25s in earnest now. As someone who spent vanilla raiding Blackwing Lair among others, Blackwing Descent is fascinating. I love how the trash drakes are nods to the original BWL drake trio. I can't wait to go to the Throne of the Four Winds -- not because I'm looking forward to the fights, but because that zone and Vortex Pinnacle are about the most breathtaking things I've seen in this game to date.
C. Christian Moore (@TheArenaGuy): The warlock is as geared up as he can get. I have 3,600 resilience. Just need to get my personal rating up. I've been running Rogue-Warlock-Shaman (RLS) at about 2,200 MMR. It's not my favorite composition in the world, but it'll do for now. I want to try out three DPS, I absolutely love that 3-DPS comps are doing well right now. I'll also probably be forming a solid 5v5 and doing some more rated BGs.
Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb): I am heading home to visit my family, so this means I will do probably little to no computer gaming for this weekend and the coming week. I hope they appreciate that I am missing out on guild rep and valor points for them!
Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives): Hopefully, I'll be getting my druid and shammy up to 60.
Joe Perez (@Lodurzj): Preparing for Monday's raid and doing some guild achievements. Going to be recruiting healers for the guild soon. Hit 85 and started doing heroics on my hunter, so there should be some fun there. As far as being verbose, this is how I opened my raid on Wednesday.
"On this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. In view humble, long-time lampoonery, cast lovingly as both laughingstock and lowlife by the lots of fate. This look, no mere layer of loftiness, is a lees of the 'Laetificus Letificus' now left in the lurch, lost. However, this lionhearted laboro of a bygone lifetime stands livened, and has locked on to lick these lying and loathsome losers, leading lust and lulling the licentious and lecherous lawlessness of liberty.
The only law is loving ire; a lusting-spite, held as a lex legis not in leviculus, for the laurels and lentus of such shall one day liberate the leery and the legit.
Literally this litter of loquacity leans most luxuriant, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to lead your raid tonight and you may call me Lodur."
Kelly Aarons (@Cadistra): Finishing up Twilight Highlands and its buggy, buggy questlines. Hopefully heading to Uldum, and maybe if I'm super-lucky I can hop on some guild heroics. Other than that? Still getting used to being an unemployed shmo, and tackling all the paperwork that comes with it.
Lisa Poisso (@emused): Enjoying BC instances with my worgen. Answer to bonus question: Bacon.
Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo): Raiding on Sunday, and to be honest, I have no idea what I'm doing the rest of the weekend. It's one of those blah weekends. Trying to catch up on writing too, which is always a pain.
Matt Low (@matticus): Going to pound out that flask achievement by Saturday. After that, it's time to finish the alt leveling process. I hit 85 on my shaman, and the time has come to bring up the paladin and the druid as well. We drew straws in the guild. I lost. It means I get the honor of powering the night elf mage so we can get that Stay Classy achievement. Bonus: fried chicken.
Sarah Nichol (@mentalshaman): I shall be playing Dragon Age: Origins (dwarf noble rogue) and grinding herbs and materials for cards and crafted epics! Other than that, our move is over so I'll be unpacking and exploring the local area. Bonus question: PIE!
Zach Yonzon (@battlemasters): With any luck, i'll probably actually be able to log in some game time this weekend after more than a week-long hiatus from Azeroth. At most, though, I'll probably only get to finish off leveling my paladin to 85 (three bars into 84) before hitting the salt mines again. Considering how hellish the past few weeks have been, I'll consider that an accomplishment.
The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!