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Gestalt is a psychological term that refers to one thing greater as a complete than the sum of its parts. This isn't a tough phenomenon to see in action -- you might have to combine flour, yeast, and cinnamon collectively to get a delicious loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread, in spite of everything. The time period will also be utilized to Transformers, which mix right into a single huge robotic, normally one that is not significantly delicious. Despite this truth, the official time period remains "combiner" as a substitute, presumably because the people who find themselves accountable for naming are apprehensive about what would happen if everybody started utilizing obscure psychology terms.Hey, as long as we're already speaking about combining issues, we might as well go entire-hog into this week's WRUP. That itself is a gestalt, however that doesn't appear quite spicy sufficient. Let's all discuss combining games collectively into an entire higher than the sum of its components. Yeah, that is the ticket. Soar on previous the break for that and what the workers might be playing this weekend, then tell us in the comments what you will be getting as much as.Beau Hindman (@Beau_Hindman): I will be finishing up my time with Minions of Mirth and moving on to The Realm On-line. I have just barely began to play, however already the game may be very charming, and the group is superior. Supposedly it's one of many oldest around! I will also be putting a lot more time constructing up my city in Illyriad and attempting to hit the subsequent stage in Ministry of Struggle. Then I will continue to make plans for taking every week to use no PCs in any respect and to live off only my phone (for a future challenge).If I could mix two video games, they could be Ryzom and The Chronicles of Spellborn. Not solely would or not it's the most effective-trying game in your complete historical past of the universe, however it will have every part I wanted. Nicely, that is, if I could throw in some Wurm On-line as nicely. And uhm... combine within 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 trip to my time share in Palm Springs and going to try to not take my laptop -- Ok, I'm gonna take it however try not to open it. We are going to see how that goes. So, WRUP this weekend? LIFE!If I might combine two game into one, it will positively be Star Trek On-line and EVE On-line -- that could be pure and utter madness!Brendan Drain (@nyphur): It is come time for me to shut up the Massively Mob company in EVE On-line and go away Massively Motivated within the fingers of its directors. It's been niggling at me because the EVE fanfest that working a PvE corporation is not what I need to do or what I'm good at, and forcing myself to do it has murdered my enthusiasm for playing. I will be getting back into issues I take pleasure in extra, like PvP and playing the market in my own time.If I may merge any two video games, it'd be EVE Online and Age of Conan -- an odd mixture but one I feel would work. Having performed on a PvP server in Age of Conan, I discovered that sneaking across the zones monitoring gamers down and smashing them to bits was incredibly enjoyable. EVE Online's single-shard structure, open-world territorial battle, a form of policing and sentry turret system for secure areas, and a disposable gear system could all do wonders for AoC.Eliot Lefebvre Ms. Lady and that i will likely be persevering with to explore Remaining Fantasy XIV collectively, as she's been completely in love with the game now that she's acquired a machine able to dealing with it. I've also received The Sims Medieval to occupy my time, and I'd love to get again into Guild Wars with whatever spare moments are left. Minecraft Servers Combining games is a bit of a interest of mine to begin with, and numerous those games wind up being MMOs. I would like to see a mash-up between the setting and baroque, unique classes of Final Fantasy XI with the talent system, armor system, and distinctly quick-paced breakdown of Guild Wars. Failing that, I would like to mash the setting of Sword 2 into a Star Trek On-line-type engine. Mix up Fallen Earth and City of Heroes to provide me a Gamma World MMO!Jef Reahard: A bit of EVE and AoC here, and that i've also returned to EverQuest II for some time (mainly because it nonetheless has the most effective participant housing regardless of being seven years old, /sniff).My unholy hybrid would be Ultima On-line plus Star Wars Galaxies, and going into particulars would take this complete column. If you happen to performed either, you know why. It's arduous not to include EVE in there too, but I think CCP will ultimately turn it into the ultimate sandbox, so there'd really be no reason to combine it with something at that time.Jeremy Stratton (@Jeremy_Stratton): I am persevering with my quest to obtain and upgrade a vahtos accessory-set for my Priest/Rogue in Runes of Magic. Though every accessory has a very completely different level-requirement and not one of the pieces goes near the present degree-cap, they are still really useful for squishies (particularly a pew-pewing Priest). I did not have to assume for a second about which two video games I might mix. I'd like to see all the numerous enjoyable features of Runes of Magic injected into the large and lovely world of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.Justin Olivetti (@Sypster): As much as doable, I'll be taking part in 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 mixed. The soul system and dynamic events of RIFT would lend themselves well to a superhero setting, and CoH has always had among the coolest combat and powers of any comedian ebook game.Karen Bryan (@JayeRnH): It's Easter weekend plus the tail finish of faculty vacation, so my playtime's limited. I am going to try to sneak in a little Pirates of the Burning Sea, though!As for the bonus question, that is simple. I'd wish to see Minecraft mixed with RIFT. I want to see a airplane 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 dash Lord of the Rings On-line, just a few shakes of STO, a heaping scoop of EverQuest II, and then a sprig of Aion for spice. 35ENG'S BLOG I feel that will fill me up fairly nicely!Hmmm, nicely the primary one could be easy to pick -- pre-CU Star Wars Galaxies! The emotes, the customization, the housing, the social lessons, the crafting, the... I could go on and on. I might combine it with... um... Okay, the second choice is harder for me. I might very properly choose The Sims. I love to build; to be able to design and construct my very own place would keep me entertained perpetually. Can I add in a few The Matrix On-line options as effectively? Truthfully, don't get me started as a result of I would snag options from so many games to make my excellent recreation! Then I might by no means venture into RL again...Patrick Mackey (@mackeypb): Champions Online is doing a free Serpent Lantern weekend, so any player can play it. I am definitely going to be working some of it with associates. One in every of my pals is coming again from the navy on leave, so I am going to even be doing stuff with him this weekend. We'll in all probability be taking part in Hisoutensoku and Artemis. I intend to upload a few of the exploits to my YouTube channel, so if you're interested, examine a few 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 participant-focused mecha motion game in a post-apocalyptic world, the place gamers pilot robots instead of ships and fight is blinding quick and skill-primarily based.In the beginning of every weekend, we meet up with the Massively employees members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (Otherwise often known as: WRUP!) Be part of us to see what we're up to in and out of recreation -- and catch us in the comments to tell us what you're enjoying, too!