Umm HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wow guys what can I say…. I have seriously been slacking and the blog has faded. My apologies for that.

What have I been up to you ask ? Well EQ2 got put down after my friends started to migrate back to WoW. I do enjoy EQ2 but no fun when you can’t play with your real life friends. As well as my fiancée does not have the computer power to run EQ2 so it was back to wow where I picked up my level 70 raiding rogue again. I am back casually raiding for the time. I recently went to a sword build from a life time dagger fiend I am enjoying it!

In other news I am going to start something new for the time being. See how this fits me. Due to SOE giving you a “Holiday Pass” to Vanguard: Saga of heroes I am gonna try it out and document my journeys(Note: put in bold to help you remember).

BEHOLD!!!! Jordio Emptybelly the level 5 Halfling Druid- He on the smaller size of the Halfling race, but don’t let the size full you. He can tear up some baddies and has a appetite the size of a Half Ogre to boot!

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So far I have been really liking what SOE has done to the game. I picked up Diplomacy and think it is a neat twist to a MMORPG, as well as a good way to flesh out the story and lore of the Telon World.

Through Diplomacy I have learned a lot of interesting things going on in my little Halfling village. Here Jordio is trying to calm down a Angry Dwarf who isn’t happy with the fact that the Halflings are not shipping their agreed amount of food to the Dwarf out post.

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I was able to calm him down and send him on his way! Thats pretty much it for now. Stay tuned I will be adding more Adventures of Raiding in WoW and adventuring in Vanguard!

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Halloween TIME!!!!

It’s Halloween time! Next to Christmas, I have to say that Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I hope you like my newly decorated blog.

With that being said I want to apologize for the lack of any type of real update. I went from almost 3 posts a day to 1 post a week to not posting in a few weeks. So what has Rob been up to?

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Taking Down the Red Army

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I have been busy plus apparently, I have a upper respiratory infection, which makes life annoying. Over the weekend I bought the Collector’s edition of Word in conflict. This is Real time Tactical game which takes you back to 1989 during the cold war. Instead of the soviet union falling they invade Europe and eventually invade America. The concept behind this is very intriguing. Not even a teenager back when the Cold War ended, only much later in life could I comprehend/respect all that happened. So it was definitely cool to experience this “What if.”

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I am excited about Metaplace.

So for the past 2 days I have been looking forward to Areae, Inc. releasing their new secret product called Meta Place.

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As of Today they have. I would really recommend going over to Cuppy Cake’s blog or the Meta Place Website to read all about it. I am still trying to grasp the concept, but from what I have read and understood this could be big. Thinking of the possibilities available to you, with the tools that they claim are easy to pick up and go with only your imagination could hold you back.  Thinking of the limitless things I could possibily do is very exciting. Hell I am already trying to sell my fiancée on it by creating her own virtual photo gallery for her Photography work.

I for one can’t wait to “dig in” and check this out.

Staying the course

So I got “Tagged”  by GDub Read on.

Four jobs I have had in my life (not including current job):

1. DJ at a skating Rink. I used to play music skate around, tell people to slow down, and have a bunch of little teeny girls follow me around all the time when I was in High school.

2. Mesh.net. Got my First customer service Job at a Start up ISP. The boss was my neighbor at the time, so it was always real hard to call in “sick” and skip off to the lake.

3. Internet America. 1-800 Be a Geek. Large ISP I worked for. It was fun and that’s the place I got introduced to my first MMORPG EverQuest. I was not a dorky guy until i started to work there ;).

4.Bass Security. I used to ride a mountain bike around Down Town Fort Worth, as a security guard. Which was nice because back then I did a lot of recreation mountain biking.

Four Movies I have watched over and over:

1. The Fifth Element: Highly under-rated but one of my Favorites.

2.  Star Wars: Nuff’Said
3. Grandma’s Boy: Such a good flick, I dunno why I keep watching it though 😛

4. Goonies: Why could I not have a pirate adventure with a bellowing Retard?

Four places I have lived:

I have not moved around much. I have pretty much lived within 20 minutes from where I was born all my life.

1. Fort Worth Texas, Born and will probably die here.
2. Benbrook Texas, Small town on the edge of Fort Worth

3. Saginaw Texas, Currently live here.

4. Watauga Texas, Last place I lived before moving to Saginaw.

Four Shows I love to watch:

Over the past oh 6 years or so, I have become a big TV fan.

1. The Shield. One of the best shows on TV. on FX, and coming into it’s final Season.

2. Heroes. A concept that could have gone horribly wrong but it is such an awesome show.

3. Big Brother. Holy crap, BB8 is the first season I have ever watched but it is AWESOME. Thanks to my Fiancee she is getting me in to reality Television.

4. Jericho. I love the post apocalyptic life in America. Shame on CBS for “Trying” to cancel it.

Four Places I have been on vacation:

I have lived a Sheltered Life I think.

1. Mt Rushmore. Gotta love the big rock heads of our four fathers. (Get it? Four? LOL)

2. San Antonio Texas. One of the most romantic spots in America.

3. Lake of the Ozarks Missouri. Used to go there a few summers when i was younger with my older siter and her husband. A lot of fun to be had on that lake.

4. Austin. Awesome city, if you do not know about Austin I suggest you go read about it.
Four of my favorite foods:

I can’t narrow it down to distinct foods, so I’m going with food types.

1. Tex-Mex, A cross between Texas Cuisine and Mexican cuisine. Things like Fajitas, Taco Salads ect. Are Tex-Mex.

2. Japanese. I am not talking America-japanese like Orange chicken.I love me some Stir Fry, or Sushi.

3. Mexican, things like Enchiladas, Burritos, and so forth.

4. My Own Burgers. I grill a mean Burger.

Four favorite drinks:

damn it, is this thing over yet?

1. Ice Tea. staple of the south.

2. Lipton Green tea with Citrus. Mmmmm Good.

3. Coke. Yes Coke not some other soda referred as Coke.

4. Margaritas. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Four places I would rather be right now:

Home Stretch baby.

1. Bed

2. Norrath

3. lake

4. Any where but work.

I am not going to send this to anybody, because all the people I read have already done this.  It dies with ME!

Random Stuff.

Let’s see. In my Random Stuff bag I am pulling out a picture of my gaming set up. Nothing spectacular obviously, I have a budget to maintain.

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Old Wood desk, ugly BUT comfy green chair, Lego Star wars toys, Front and side spears for the 7.1 surround set up, a corona straw hat, light up lounge sign, and obviously I am a LogiTech fan. That about sums that pic up.

The Free Ride Ends tomorrow which is when my Everquest2 subscription finally renews. I have to give it to SOEs marketing department. Back in July I got a flyer in my postal mail box saying they have re-established my subscription to EQ2 until sept. 15th as well as enabled all the adventure packs and expansions on my account. I already had all three expansions due to the EOF box but the adventure packs was a nice touch. I believe it was for having a canceled subscription to EQ2 and Vanguard.

Any rate it was a nice gesture and they got me back in to EQ2 . I am having a blast!!!! Gotta keep that pesky Vanguard at bay for right now though.

Not allowed to play my Fury. Since yesterday when I try to log in my Fury who is camped in North FreePort it tries to log in, and goes back to the character select screen. All other characters on same server or diffrent server have no issues. I have deleted all my Frprt files in the PAK folder and done a full file scan, same results.

Other than that I hope I can get the Fury situation fix because I have not had a chance to mess with the new things int he patch.

R.I.P FASA Studios

I am really sadden to hear this. I held on to a shred of hope that (through Microsoft) FASA Studios would revive the Mech Warrior Franchise. I was a huge, huge HUGE Mech Warrior fan, and I can remember some down right vicious online battles in Mech warrior 4. But those days will forever be tucked away in my heart. Mitch Gitelman Manager for FASA Studios had this to say on the Shadow Run boards

 

Dear Friends,

It is my sad duty to announce that FASA Studio has officially closed its doors. Today was the official last day of employment for those of us who had not moved on to other positions within Microsoft Game Studios. While the rumors have been circulating forever, we chose to wait on an official announcement because we didn’t want people’s attention distracted from our last product, Shadowrun, a game we love.

As a testament to the team’s commitment to Shadowrun, we released three title updates to improve the product even after the team learned we were losing our studio. We have kept our Community Manager and Technical Support Manager on the job to aid and support you and will continue to do so while people continue to play our game. I am pleased that about half of us have found great positions elsewhere in MGS and Microsoft where they can share their experience and passion with the great people there.

But now, as the last of us say our goodbyes to each other, I’m saying goodbye to you on behalf of a group of talented and dedicated professionals who busted their humps for the love of the game. I am proud to have worked with and represented them to you and know that wherever they go, they will continue to kick ass.

Mitch

Sigh ….. That really sucks.