PAX South 2015

PAX South 2015 has come and gone, and I had a great time. The venue felt just about right for the number of people, and its location provided pretty much everything you could want within walking distance. Oh and I was wonderfully surprised by how kind and friendly everyone was […]


EQ Landmark Day 1

Yay! SOE made the right call and Lifted the NDA for the paid EQ Landmark Alpha. I’ve played for several hours and already am having a pretty awesome time, but I also have some concerns – complaints. Sadly this is a going to be a text only post since, my […]


Mods for my trip back to Azeroth

I posted this list of addons I’m currently using over on G+, but I’m copying it over here to make sure I could easily find it in the future.  If I remember, I’ll edit this post later with some screenshots highlight the various mods. _NPCScan _NPCScan.Overlay Atlas Atlas Loot Enhanced […]


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 […]