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WRUP: It's a brand new year

WRUP It's a brand new year
It's a brand new year, and we're all getting ready to celebrate, make new resolutions, and tackle 2013 with all the energy and gusto you'd expect. Sure, the New Year is an arbitrary marker to change your life, but there's no time like the present. So what are you resolving to do new this year?

Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I will not be playing anything at all until I figure out why my computer is overheating and um, fix the thing.

I honestly never think too much about resolutions, but I guess I'd say that I'll resolve to be as happy as I possibly can, and pay that forward as much as I can in an effort to create a tidal wave of niceness that will take over the world. What the heck. Dream big!

Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid, @alaronmonk) Dying completely unheroically in PlanetSide 2. A big change-of-pace from what I usually play, but the "dynamic battlefront" (the element missing from Battlefield 3) has my interest piqued for a bit. I haven't had any big blocks of free gaming time, so I haven't done much in WoW other than accumulate VP's this week.

This year: I plan to teach my four-year-old son to read, then use that as motivation to write the adventure novel that's been bouncing around in my head for a few years.

Dan Desmond (@Antigen_) Torchlight 2. Such a fun game, it's everything that Diablo 3 wasn't and I'm loving it. Otherwise I may hit more BGs on my paladin, or do an LFR run, or something WoW-related.

I resolve to write more, both about WoW here and about other games elsewhere. It's very calming to be able to empty my brain onto digital paper, it really helps me unwind and I need more of that!

Daniel Whitcomb (@danielwhitcomb) I will continue to focus on capping my valor points on my main for the legendary questline in WoW. Otherwise, I picked up The Secret World after much prodding from both Alex and Sacco, and I'll try to spend at least some time there. Maybe see if I can finish off the Kingsmouth questline.

My New Year's resolution is to take at least a week off to go see my family at some point, and to stop sweating the small stuff.

Dawn Moore (@dawnwow) Tea and raiding this weekend. League of Legends if I'm not busy. I'm also thinking I'm going to install Bioshock (which I bought three Steam sales ago) and start playing that. I've never played it so that should be fun.

I don't usually make resolutions for the new year. I'm one of those "if I want to start a new goal, I start it whenever it's right to start it" types. I guess I can stick with the goals I've got going right now though, which is to draw and write more.

Elizabeth Wachowski (@leeatwaterlives) I've been enjoying flying around looking for Lost and Found items on my Druid. I'll also do a few more scenarios and work on my alts.

This year I resolve to finally finish Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim.

Joe Perez (@lodurzj) presently getting my character prepped for Deadlands Noir, since we're about to start up the campaign, some league, running LFR's so I can try to cap out my valor early and maybe some steam games.

My new years resolution is to spend more time with family. I don't see them nearly enough.

Matt "Matticus" Low (@matticus) I hate myself for all the games I bought. Steam sales wrecked my wallet. I think I may give XCOM a try this weekend.

Resolution: Play less, write more. I'm getting overwhelmed with so much stuff that I haven't had as much of an opportunity to write. Too many ideas, not enough time. I suppose I could sacrifice sleep.

Matt Rossi (@MattWRossi) Baldur's Gate 2. My wife downloaded the Baldur's Gate EE for her tablet and it got me nostalgic.

My resolution this year is to hopefully not die.

Matt Walsh (@Rhidach) Going to play two games I picked up from the Steam winter sale: Crusader Kings II and Torchlight II. Enjoying both a lot thus far, so it should be a good weekend!

My resolution for the new year is to get better at finishing games I buy. I usually get bored of them 75% of the way through, and I really need to stop that.

Michael Gray (@writegray) I'm spending the weekend with my Squishy. I can't believe she's already 5 months old! Also, doing more than a little writing. My resolution mostly involves getting my waistline under control. I'm sure I'll be successful.

Olivia Grace (@oliviadgrace) I will be doing the dailies over at Krasarang with my priest, she's got a shiny new shadow spec, and I want to try it out. I'm also realizing that if you don't do dailies, which I don't, you're completely missing out on the story of this expansion. It annoys me a little, to be honest, so I'm having a poke around to see what's out there. Other than that, I think the mage is winning over the warlock as the next 90.

2013 resolution is to get back on the exercise in a big way. It's good for my back, it's good for my brain, it's just good altogether. And I miss being fit!

Robin Torres (@cosmiclaurel) Pet battles. Bonus: pet battles.


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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