Sometimes, I wake up and log onto Neoseeker, and I realize I have this blog that I hardly update. Then again, I did start this thing with a warning about my terrible blogging skills. For anyone who really wants to keep up with my shit, my Twitter account gets way more love. No, I'm not going to link it directly here, but I will point you toward the Twitter Neo Directory tekmosis dropped in Loungin'. If you have a Twitter account, do consider adding it to the list. Or better yet, don't bother considering and just do it.
Rest assured I am still quite alive and dealing with my long-term thyroid disorder (as brought up in a previous post). Lately, I've contributed less in terms of frontpage content because of a virus. No, can't get much more specific than that; my doctor isn't sure if it's a really bad cold or a mild flu. Factor in that period (Hah!) each woman goes through each month, and the human body really is just a drippy, drippy mess.
Haven't been doing much in terms of fun, either. While I have been inching my way through the Section 8: Prejudice review, headaches make shooters a little tough to handle. Tried logging onto Rift and running dungeons with the guild, only to lose my voice and develop a fever before we could finish Realm of the Fae. Pretty sure those pugs thought I was the most incompetent healer ever. Wasn't my fault, I swear!
And yes, there is Portal 2, which I have not picked up because I am supposed to be reviewing it for our site. Unfortunately, PR is not being forthcoming in that department, and I take some small comfort in knowing that even bigger media sites like Destructoid have found themselves without a copy to review (according to my co-worker chautemoc). Then again, this is hardly unusual; often reviews are given early only to a very select few, and I'm sure you can guess who those are. Oh yeah, I'm a little bitter about it.
VeGiTAX2 is hard at work punching PR personnel (not literally) and coming up with crap for giveaways, which directly benefits you guys, by the way. I believe the latest giveaway is the upcoming Black Ops map pack, Escalation.
There's the URL. Can't miss it. No excuses. Unless you don't own an Xbox 360.
As for the aforementioned Rift, our review went up last week. I wrote it, and yet I'm not sure exactly when I put it up. I blame the many days of fevers and such. Either way, it's a good MMO, and this is coming from someone who thought she was sick of MMOs in general. Score is 8 out of 10.
I logged into Guild Wars recently, too, just to check out the damage dealt by whichever gold seller hacked it back in January. NCsoft customer service lived up to its reputation as being overall crap, though I was courteous to them and received the same graciousness in return. Items and such taken from me cannot be restored, but I guess that's the price we pay for not having to fork over subscription fees. Fortunately, no characters were deleted, just their armor. I suspect the gold seller salvaged my gear and numerous shields for the rules I had attached to them.
Admittedly, the hacking burned me just a tad, and my eagerness to play Guild Wars 2 has suffered slightly. After all, having a game account hacked is only a step above burglary, and you are left feeling somewhat violated and disheartened. Only slightly, though. I only hope NCsoft beefs up security once the sequel is out, because from what I've read, they suffer quite a few issues in that department.
My personal life has also gotten rather tumultuous since 2011 began, but I would rather keep those as they are: private. My dog is the only exception to that rule, and she remains a source of great entertainment.
The image I've stuck to this blog post and my new blog background are indeed from Rift, and if you'd like to see more screenshots, head over to my Neo gallery.