Archive for September, 2012

Borderlands 2, worth a purchase?

Posted in Games with tags , , , on 29/09/2012 by arthur1977

I went over to a friends house last night who had just picked up Borderlands 2. I only got a little play time before I had to leave because my little one was not feeling well and was wondering if the game stayed the same throughout and was worth picking up. I liked the look of the game, the combat, and the fact that you can play split screen co-op. It almost feels like a MMO loot run when you start getting all the drops and consistently looking at your gear for improvements. That is a plus for me as a former MMOer! Please let me know what your think.

Thanks for your vote!


5 Star Bahamut…. YES Please!

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , on 28/09/2012 by arthur1977

ImageIn there recent update for Guardian Cross they announced that you have a chance of acquiring a 5-Star Bahamut hunting the boss creature in the Glaverow Volcanic Zone.  Since that announcement I have been grinding for hunting tickets and managed to kill one boss mob, unfortunately I “only” got the 4 star Suzaku.

Oh well, I am still loving the game and have no problem trying again!


12 days of Guardian Cross

Posted in Final Fantasy, Games, Square Enix with tags , , , , on 25/09/2012 by arthur1977

I am still addicted to Guardian Cross after 12 days and many charges of my iPhone. I have finished the first episode and am now working through the side quests to gain experience and both coliseum and hunting tickets.  Sunday night marked the end of the first coliseum battle and I finished Ranked B (rankings go from S+, S, A+, A, B+, down to D) which netted me a few skill stones (permanent skill boost), and 2 special hunting tickets (only 3 star guardians or better when hunting).

I have finally acquired my first 4 star Guardian buy killing the boss monster in the Glaverow Volcanic Zone, which got me Seiryu.  Since then I have also picked up 2 more (Medusa and Hecatoncheir) with my special hunting tickets that I won in the Coliseum.

Now that I have them I am working on leveling them up to help me compete during the next round of the Coliseum which started early Monday morning. For this round of the Coliseum you now have an option between different coliseums, one for beginners (only 1 of each guardian with a max level of 10) or Official (no doubles, only 1 almighty) that offer slightly different rewards.

I am interested to see how long it takes them to put out the 2nd episode and the different type of coliseum battles then have going forward.  As before if you are interested in trying the game, please use my invitation code: ND24889 for a free Final Fantasy card.

Max out Mog!

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , on 21/09/2012 by arthur1977

I am still spending a fair amount of time battling in Guardian Cross. I managed to finally level up Good King Moggle Mog XII to 50!

With the cards I currently have I think I have topped out in the Coliseum with a B+ rating. Most people that a duel at the higher ranks now seem to have at least a few 4 star cards (you can spend a few $ and get special hunting tickets the increase you % chance of rare cards). Unfortunately I have none, but my next FF unlock card does happen to be the 4 star rated Cerberus which means I will have to bug a few more people.

Thanks to my family and friends who used my invite code ND24889, my next milestone is only 4 away so if you are interested in playing please use my code.

All the best!

Guardian Cross! Good game but I need some help for free Final Fantasy cards!

Posted in iPod, Square Enix with tags , , , on 16/09/2012 by arthur1977

I found this battle card game late last week and have been hooked. Its has a nice little story section and a coliseum for battling against other players. You creat you group and level up our cards before battles.

As a special bonus for early adapters the offer limited edition Final Fantasy XI + XIV cards for inviting more people. This is where I need help! I am a huge Final Fantasy fan but have only a small
group of friends with iPhones. If you are interested in playing could you please use my Code: ND24889! (or just install, pick a name, use my code and delete). It’s currently a!!!

I need 25 for the ultimate prize, but if anything I would just love to get the Mog card!

Resumes and opportunities

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 10/09/2012 by arthur1977

Well, a bunch of new internal job opportunity were posted at the Widget Factory where I work.

I realized that I had not really updated my resume since the late 90’s. My resume basically consisted of my educational background (high school and university), job experiences dating back to grade 11, and some academic awards I won about 2 decades age. It was 2 pages and really didn’t flow all that well.

After doing some research on the Internet I found a nice little template to modernize it. The design is streamlined to only one page listing post secondary education, a list of skills the employer might be interested in, and recent job history. It is straight to the point and combined with a letter of interest should cover everything a employer wants to know about me before an interview.

Time to throw my name into the mix. If I manage to get the posting I am hoping for it means switching off 12 shift work and going to 8 hour days.

Wish me luck! 😜

Reality Strikes @ Work

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 03/09/2012 by arthur1977

Last week two people I know at work were terminated. Over the last decade I have met both their families and enjoyed just hanging out with them.

They both are responsible for their actions and deserved some discipline, but I thought termination was a little steep. Under our union agreement we will grieve the terminations and they might get their jobs back, but it’s 50/50.

I wish both guys and their families the best. Both were not totally happy at work so this might be an opportunity for them to forge a different path.