Archive for August, 2011

A blast from the past!

Posted in MMO, Star Wars with tags , , , on 27/08/2011 by arthur1977

To my surprise I got a facebook message from an old friend named Apallo from my gaming days as Gutvik the Master Smuggler in Star Wars Galaxies.  As it turns out he is trying to get some of our old guild mates back together for the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic.  I have only had a minor interest in SWTOR but the thought of getting the old gang back together has sparked my interest.

I do have numerous hurdles to overcome before really getting serious about playing a MMO again as my failures stick with Final Fantasy XIV proved.  With no release date yet I might have time to get my stuff in order.

With prospect of getting back together with some good friends there is now more motivation than ever.

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A Leader Gone To Soon

Posted in Life with tags , , on 22/08/2011 by arthur1977

Today the NDP and Canadians lost a valiant leader. Godspeed Jack Layton, you were an inspiration to many. Your wisdom and smile will be missed throughout the land.

A Leader Gone To Soon

Posted in Life with tags , , on 22/08/2011 by arthur1977

Today the NDP and Canadians lost a valiant leader. Godspeed Jack Layton, you were an inspiration to many. Your wisdom and smile will be missed throughout the land.

MMO Experiment over :(

Posted in Final Fantasy, MMO, Square Enix with tags , , , , on 06/08/2011 by arthur1977

Well I tried to get back into the MMO ring and got TKOed by bad timing.  I started playing FFXIV again over my vacation and really enjoyed all the changes that they made to make the game more player friendly.  I got back in with Seraphim (the best guild I have been associated with in years) and was working Rhys Alric through the story content and enjoying myself greatly.

Then I got a phone call saying I got one of the jobs I applied for at work and would be switching from shift to straight days for the first time in a decade. This new posting is a great chance for me work on some very interesting projects and get myself off the factory floor.  I didn’t quite realize how much this would affect my gaming but since I started it 2 weeks ago FFXIV has faded into the back ground.  Shift work for me tended to open up a lot of late night gaming sessions switching from days to nights (at least an extra 6-8 gaming hours a week), with that missing and spending time with my family MMO gaming is going to have to take the hit.

I look forward to a number of PS3 games coming out this fall and they will just have to occupy my time until I try my hand at the MMO ring again.  I have a feeling I will stay up to date on the happening in Final Fantasy XIV, if my memory is correct I have re-subscribed to FFXI three times.  The only real thing I would like to work on before then is becoming less shy on the mic and go from a helpful ghost to a more active member of my guild.

For all my friends in Seraphim, all the best and hopefully I will be back again 🙂  Third time is the charm, right?