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WRUP: My evil mountain fortress


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!

This week's WRUP has no bonus question yet again, largely due to my inability to think up a good question on the fly. You'd think The Queue would have trained me well in it. Luckily, the rest of the staff is here to make up for my shortcomings.

Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi): I'm going to be climbing up a vast mountain fortress to stop my enemy, Ziebart the Maleficar, from using the Omega Zero to destroy the world by means of removing the Bonus Question. I just have to defeat his henchmen Sacco and McCurley, to get the codes to the lair. There's a hydra in there.

Alex Ziebart (@AlexZiebart): Trying out RIFT in this weekend's beta event. I already know it isn't a bad game, but I still want to give it a try before launch. It should be a good time! Also looking to get some more writing done over on one of my other blogs. Oh ... and that Super Bowl thing, I guess?

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey): Getting my freshly painted room into some sort of reasonable order, writing, and probably watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, as half my guild seems to be planning to do so, so the likelihood of raiding is ... small, to say the very least.

Chase Christian (@madsushi): Having a big Super Bowl party at my place that will be converting to a LAN for my guild's raid that evening. I'm also working on designing a very special custom PC chassis, and hopefully I'll have time to get most of the paint work done this weekend.

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb): I'm still working on capping out my guild rep for the week, so hopefully I can get together a couple guild heroic runs and get that done. I'm also thinking of knocking out Swamp of Sorrows on my gnome priest, since I've heard there's some excellent Alliance lore up in that area and I want to experience it firsthand. Finally, just like everyone else, you know I am looking forward to Sunday with bated breath. That's right, it's Love Is In The Air time. I'm getting that rocket this year!

Joe Perez (@Lodurzj): Trying to drum up some more recruiting for Unpossible, getting ready for Monday to start the raiding week and trying to unwind. I am, however, going to dump a ridiculous amount of time into Magicka! I'm completely hooked on it. Multiplayer is way more fun than I anticipated. *puts on his robe and his wizard hat*

Josh Myers (@elamqt): I think I need to work on getting back into WoW. The only time I've spent in-game in the past week has been to raid, as I spent the weekend doing the StarCraft 2 campaign. As for the bonus question, I'm partial to the Rhinoceros.

Kelly Aarons (@Cadistra): Running heroics on my druid, hoping that maybe -- just maybe -- some good leather upgrades will drop. Other than that, work work work, and applying (i.e., begging) for a job.

Lisa Poisso (@emused): Sledding on the ice in my driveway. Sometimes, doing that in my car.

Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo): RIFT beta, Super Bowl (go, Steelers!) and WoW as usual. Probably going to try baking a cake, too. Also, more job applications and resume stuff.

Matthew Rossi ... again: Having successfully climbed the mountain and defeated the hydra, I am now battling the magmen. I believe I am fairly close to the Omega Zero device. Turned out McCurley and Sacco were out riding kraken, so this should be over momentarily.

I'm also gonna level my shaman.

Michael Gray (@writegray): I recently did a switch of which character is my main, as my guild is like all melee DPS. So, probably heroics. Bonus answer: We've trained Sylvanas to run down the hill after my wife on a sled. She tries to grip her by the arm to "save" her from falling.

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel): Leveling multiple alts as usual and a yarnivorous party on Sunday.

Sarah Nichol (@mentalshaman): Watching 6 Nations Rugby (Wales v. England) on Friday evening. Other than that, we'll be stocking up on bottled water because the mains water pipe is corroded and needs completely replacing. We don't have to pay for it, but the process of quotes, insurance and so on could take a while. In the meantime, we have no heating or mains water. Hurrah for the wood-burning stove, fingerless gloves, and the joys of new shoes.
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!

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