My return to WoW, the 2013 edition.

Night One Twenty Seven days ago, after a 28 month hiatus, I returned to the the World of Warcraft. Why return after so long? This was compelled due to memories coming back to me after several people I know had returned to it, and were talking about it.Since burning crusade […]


Firefall stole my time.

Summary: Firefall stole my time. Long Version: Attempt 1 I logged in surprised to find that my character I made back in January was still there. Great, I don’t have to take the time to make a new character.  Since I had not played much with her so I should […]


FFXIV-ARR Beta 3: Thoughts Part 4

Thoughts and Tips Testing Schedule: The next, and final beta phase 3 play period: July 10, 2013 (Wednesday), 2:00 a.m. to July 15 (Monday), 2:00 a.m. (PDT) July 10, 2013 (Wednesday), 9:00 a.m. to July 15 (Monday), 9:00 a.m. (GMT) Characters will be wiped at the end of this phase. […]


FFXIV-ARR Beta 3: Thoughts Part 3

Picking up from where I left off last time, talking about reasons why the game captivated me during this weekend’s beta test. Gathering and Crafting   While gathering and crafting are common in MMORPGs, there FFXIV-ARR’s systems provided a few elements that when put together made the systems feel unique […]


FFXIV-ARR Beta 3: Thoughts Part 2

With my baggage from 1.0 and my warnings both out of the way, I can start in on the reasons why last weekend’s beta for Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn captured my attention. Sites and Sounds   To me this game looks and sounds utterly amazing.  I think […]


FFXIV-ARR Beta 3: Thoughts Part 1 (Warnings) 1

Now that I got my background baggage post out of the way it is time for a few warnings about this game. Subscription Based First, and this is BIG and I’m only going to say it once:   This game is currently planned to operate under a subscription model.  I’m probably […]


Approaching the FFXIV-ARR Beta 3 1

I spent a bunch of time over my 4th of July holiday weekend playing the Final Fantasy – A Realm Reborn phase 3 beta.  Wow that is a mouthful.  Though before I make my traditional post of thoughts I felt my experience with this game deserved a bit of background. […]


Games of 2012

I’ve said many times that I’m not a huge fan of making lists like this, so I’m sorry for making one.   The thing is I really wanted to sum up some quick thoughts on my favorite game from this last year and a list seemed like the best way. Note: […]