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: […]


Note to my future self my recent posting frequency

Dear future self, When you look back on this blog in the future and wonder why your post frequency dropped to below even your normal drip of updates, remember these words: Borderlands 2 and Google+ Future self, remember all the time you spent doing your small part on BL2, and […]


Games of 2011

Today while driving home listening to a gaming podcast talk about their top games of 2011, made me realize I had not yet put together my own list. My top games released 2011 (that I played)  in alphabetical order: Batman Arkham City Dead Island DeusEx Human Revolution Infamous 2 LA Noir Mortal […]


SWTOR: My First Three Weeks

Since retail pre-launch, I’ve put quite a lot of time (imo) into SWTOR. Trooper – 50 hours consular – 60 Hours Smuggler – 32 hours Knight – 26 hours Oh gosh that’s 168 hours or 7 days! And after doing so it was time to transcribe my thoughts from the scraps […]