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Location: Rāghistān, Nangarhar, Iran
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Description: Gestalt is a psychological term that refers to something greater as a whole than the sum of its parts. This isn't a difficult phenomenon to see in action -- you have to mix flour, yeast, and cinnamon together to get a delicious loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread, after all. The term can also be applied to Transformers, which combine into a single enormous robot, usually one that is not particularly delicious. Despite this fact, the official term remains "combiner" instead, presumably because the people who are in charge of naming are worried about what would happen if everyone started using obscure psychology terms.Hey, as long as we're already talking about combining things, we might as well go whole-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 whole greater than the sum of its parts. Yeah, that's the ticket. Jump on past the break for that and what the staff will be playing this weekend, then let us know in the comments what you'll be getting up to.Beau Hindman (@Beau_Hindman): I'll be finishing up my time with Minions of Mirth and moving on to The Realm Online. I have just barely started to play, but already the game is very charming, and the community is awesome. Supposedly it's one of the oldest around! I'll also be putting a lot more time building up my city in Illyriad and trying to hit the next level in Ministry of War. Then I will continue to make plans for taking a week to use no PCs at all and to live off only my phone (for a future project).If I could combine two games, they would be Ryzom and The Chronicles of Spellborn. Not only would it be the best-looking game in the entire history of the universe, but it would have everything I wanted. Well, that is, if I could throw in some Wurm Online as well. And uhm... mix in the epicness of Vanguard. Oh yeah, and could 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 attempt to not take my laptop -- OK, I'm gonna take it but attempt not to open it. We will see how that goes. So, WRUP this weekend? LIFE!If I could combine two game into one, it would definitely be Star Trek Online and EVE Online -- that would be pure and utter madness!Brendan Drain (@nyphur): It's come time for me to close up the Massively Mob corporation in EVE Online and leave Massively Motivated in the hands of its directors. It's been niggling at me since the EVE fanfest that running a PvE corporation isn't what I want to do or what I'm good at, and forcing myself to do it has murdered my enthusiasm for playing. I'll be getting back into things I enjoy more, like PvP and playing the market in my own time.If I could merge any two games, it'd be EVE Online and Age of Conan -- an odd combination but one I think would work. Having played on a PvP server in Age of Conan, I found that sneaking around the zones tracking players down and smashing them to bits was incredibly fun. EVE Online's single-shard structure, open-world territorial conflict, 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 I will be continuing to explore Final Fantasy XIV together, as she's been absolutely in love with the game now that she's got a machine capable of handling it. I've also got The Sims Medieval to occupy my time, and I'd love to get back into Guild Wars with whatever spare moments are left.Combining games is a bit of a hobby of mine to begin with, and a lot of those games wind up being MMOs. I'd love to see a mash-up between the setting and baroque, unique classes of Final Fantasy XI with the skill system, armor system, and distinctly fast-paced breakdown of Guild Wars. Failing that, I'd love to mash the setting of Sword 2 into a Star Trek Online-style 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 I've also returned to EverQuest II for a while (mainly because it still has the best player housing despite being seven years old, /sniff).My unholy hybrid would be Ultima Online plus Star Wars Galaxies, and going into details would take this entire column. If you played either, you know why. It's hard not to include EVE in there too, but I think CCP will eventually turn it into the ultimate sandbox, so there'd really be no reason to combine it with anything at that point.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. Although each accessory has a very different level-requirement and none of the pieces goes near the current level-cap, they are still really useful for squishies (especially a pew-pewing Priest). I didn't have to think for a second about which two games I'd combine. I would love to see all the many fun aspects of Runes of Magic injected into the giant and beautiful world of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.Justin Olivetti (@Sypster): As much as possible, I'll be playing Lord of the Rings Online to eek out all of that extra bonus XP for the anniversary weekend celebration. So no RIFT until Monday, alas!Combination-wise, it'd be awesome to see RIFT and City of Heroes combined. The soul system and dynamic events of RIFT would lend themselves well to a superhero setting, and CoH has always had some of the coolest combat and powers of any comic book game.Karen Bryan (@JayeRnH): It's Easter weekend plus the tail end of school vacation, so my playtime's limited. I'll try to sneak in a little Pirates of the Burning Sea, though!As for the bonus question, that's easy. I'd 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 running 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. FELA'S BLOG I think that will fill me up pretty well! FELA'S BLOG Hmmm, well the first one would be easy to pick -- pre-CU Star Wars Galaxies! The emotes, the customization, the housing, the social classes, the crafting, the... I could go on and on. I would combine it with... um... OK, the second choice is harder for me. I might very well choose The Sims. I love to build; to be able to design and construct my own place would keep me entertained forever. Can I add in a few The Matrix Online features as well? Honestly, don't get me started because I would snag features from so many games to make my perfect game! Then I may never venture into RL again...Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): Champions Online is doing a free Serpent Lantern weekend, so any player can play it. I'm definitely going to be running some of it with friends. One of my friends is coming back from the military on leave, so I'll also be doing stuff with him this weekend. We'll probably be playing Hisoutensoku and Artemis. I intend to upload some of the exploits to my YouTube channel, so if you're interested, check some of that out.If I could combine two games into one, it would be EVE and Armored Core. Specifically, I'd like a cutthroat economic player-focused mecha action game in a post-apocalyptic world, where players pilot robots instead of ships and combat is blinding fast and skill-based.At the start of every weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members 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!

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