So what have I been up to…

Well, since my peers can’t take the server trouble in Granado Espada around the start of 2009, we took time off from the game and haven’t been back ever since (except one…Vledlin is still around apparently). I’ve been trying out different games, not only for the PC but also for the PSP. There’s too many of ’em to mention and I didn’t stick to playing anything for months except Monster Hunter 2 Freedom (now playing Monster Hunter Freedom Unite) and World of Warcraft so I don’t think I should make a list or something.

Yes, WoW. I’m not sure what came over me but I renewed my subscription back in March and have been playing since then. I was choosing between Final Fantasy XI or WoW on which subscription to renew, but I figured I might as well go with the latter since Final Fantasy XIV is going to be another online game (and most probably play that one instead when it arrives).

So, what’s up with WoW? Well, since I stopped playing around patch 2.3 and came back only after patch 3.0.9, I was pleasantly surprised with the new content from Wrath of the Lich King and additions such as dual talent specialization, glyphs, and Inscription. I made a new character, a human mage, in Dreadmaul (US, Oceanic) so I can be with an old friend. After a month of playing, I lured invited another friend, Bry, to play so I could have someone to exploit level with. He’s now raiding with his guildies in Naxx while I’m still stuck with Heroic stuff (I’ll be raiding soon though).

I’m not really sure whether to insert non-gaming stuff here or not but what the hell…I’m currently busy with a client’s website (dental) so I haven’t been playing much for the past 2 weeks. I’m finally over my ex so maybe those “Oh God, let go…” requests from various female friends would stop coming. I’m also in a temporary financial bind (until I catch up on my bills) so having a new girlfriend is probably out of the question…not that I care or anything, really.

"Yep. That's right. One last rape."

"Yep. That's right. One last rape."

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Finally! An Update!

Alright.

So yeah. I got pretty much bored here in the office so I decided to make a post.

Well, what have I been up to since the last update? After the job at Telus/EA games, I worked as a writer/blogger under different personae. It was a home-based job so I didn’t have to commute to the office and back. It was fun while it lasted but alas, I had to leave and work at another company.

I’m currently working as a content writer for Hobble Creek Trading and I’m still trying to adapt to the new job. Unlike the previous job, I commute from Makati to Alabang and back. Tough. I had communication trouble with my boss (who’s also the owner of the company, by the way) as well as trouble with attendance but thankfully everything’s going to go smoothly from here on.

Oh yeah, games. This blog IS about games, right? Yeah, yeah.

Where to start?

OK. Well after playing DOMO (see previous post), I jumped to different MMOs for a while – even going as far as playing Ragnarok Online again (gasp!). There were a couple of games that I remember I enjoyed playing: World of Warcraft, Granado Espada, and Final Fantasy XI. My FFXI account is still active since I’m breeding a chocobo. It has yellow feathers with red ends and is around 30+ days already with Discernment and Receptivity at “Impressive”.

I named it Noble Sun. Weird name.

Anyway, I stopped leveling for a while and just login to check the chocobo and the “garden” in the mog house. I’m currently playing Asda Story and I’m currently “grinding” actions to get as many titles as I can.

I also recently reinstalled Granado Espada and planning to have my family name changed. The return of the old serif font messed up a lot of names that used ASCII characters for spaces – including MY family name. The server merge also caused my family name to get a “_1” since I had created families in all previously existing servers. Aaanyway, I’ll have that fixed this weekend.

Hmm…only a few sentences to cover what transpired in 10 months? Bah! I’ll go write something when I remember something good enough to write. Meanwhile, here’s a pic of Reginald the Scholar.