• The Vana’diel Diaries (December 2006)

    Things are slowing down in Vana'diel, or rather I'm slowing down. The chaos of the rapidly approaching holidays combined with an onslaught of really outstanding new games has made getting consistent p

  • Call of Duty 2 (X360)

    More than just another World War II-themed first-person shooter.

  • The Vana’diel Diaries (November 2006)

    Well, I haven't gotten to Brenner. I haven't yet made Beseiged. I'm only slowly progressing in the 30s and leveling my subjob is still worse than pulling teeth. I have, however, started to get a genui

  • The Vana’diel Diaries (October 2006)

    Subjobs are starting to become annoying. I find myself constantly having to go back and level WAR or NIN to keep up with the main jobs I'm pursuing (COR and RNG). I suppose I could just sit down for a

  • True Swing Golf (DS)

    I've heard golf referred to as the best way to ruin a good walk. Not true. It's the best way to send a body to an early grave via coronary brought on by massive stress and frustration. I've seen profe

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    The Vana’diel Diaries (September 2006)

    Some might say I'm foundering a little, that I'm going back and forth with no real direction. They might not be wrong. I've leveled four basic jobs and three advanced. Seigrune said something after I

  • The Vana’diel Diaries (August 2006)

    As I edited this diary I've noticed they're getting longer and longer. It can only be due to more gameplay, further evidence that the hook is in place and I'm being dragged in. I think about everythin

  • LostMagic (DS)

    I am, as ever, a sucker for role-playing games. I love getting in the head of the character and guiding him through the perils of his adventure to finally emerge victorious. And when it's all said and

  • The Vana’diel Diaries (July 2006)

    After nearly three months, I have a new perspective on the players of MMORPGs: They're not all obsessed assclowns bent on leveling up their character so they can be badass in at least one realm—the

  • The Vana’diel Diaries (July 2006)

    Finnegan: 23 RDM, 15 WHMGaelan: 10 WAR I've been playing FF XI for better than 60 days now, and while I am playing quite a bit, I don't feel "addicted" per se. However, I checked my total playtime ear