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Open Forum: Here I Go Again

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Hello there TAY how’s it going? Man, can you believe its the middle of January already? It feels like it was just yesterday that I was wishing you all a Happy Christmas and now look at us. Probably has something to do with the fact that I can’t see time passing because I’m home playing an MMO again for the first time in like 10 years! I tried a bunch of them in my teenage days, but the one I stuck with for a really long time was Lineage II. I can still remember the long restless nights of raiding, sieging castles for whole afternoons, the crazy PVP fiesta that was Forbidden Gates and the awesome end game content. Just writing this and hearing Dion’s theme (the video down below) fills me with incredible nostalgia and good memories of a time where I had not a care in the world.

But while I did revisit the world of L2 for a while back (and like an old friend that is looking better than ever I could barely recognize), that’s not that one I’m playing like there’s no tomorrow. A little furby that goes by the name of Aikage convinced me to try FF XIV and I gotta say I’ve been greatly enjoying my time with it. The level quests, the multi-class system, quality of life stuff such as Duty/Party finder, the many incentives for aiding new players, the list goes on and on. Plus I get to be a frigging Dragoon (eventually), the coolest class in the series and if you disagree you’re wrong!


Anyway, gaming adventures aside, by the time you’re reading this I’ll be getting the results of that admission exam I took last year. It’s not the final definite answer but I will know how well or poorly I did. Since this goes online before I get them, here’s a pre-recorded reaction:

“Holy shit you guys I did great! New Year New Life!! MOM GET THE CAMERA!”


“You know I did my best but it was not enough. Life goes on I suppose and let’s try again. I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING!”

So many hours spent here.

There. Now back to the forum and for today’s questions!

  • What was the strangest video to ever pop on your recommendation feed on Youtube?
  • What’s your fondest MMO memory?
  • What’s your favorite boss theme?
  • Wich one is more OP: stop time, slow time or turn back time?
  • You need to choose: a world without ice cream or a world without milkshake.

Now go and Talk Amongst Yourselves! And if you feel like talking with some other peeps in real time, why not join the Discord server? We have fun and games and don’t bite. Usually.

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