Bro comes to town!

So this might be a bit weird, I don’t know, but earlier today I saw someone having their own Instagram account for their gaming &/or their’e avatar! I actually liked the idea, so I made one of my own 😀

Just click image, or I have a link on the side where social icons are. If you want it that is. I don’t mind if you think it’s corny and don’t wanna follow. I just wanted one on my ooown <3

Bro texted me today as well, seems he is coming back to FFXIV and he wanted to know where I was at, so that was neat, he transferred straight away and is in my FC, wuuu 😉 At least I will have a crafter near by, because he luuuvs his crafts!

So, Sam figured out this nifty thing I didn’t know of, when you are in a cutscene. I’ve always been pressing the mouse-button to continue reading and getting new text, but apparently there is a feature that makes that bit just go automatically. All you need to do is click the space button, assuming you are on the pc, and then you get a little menu up. Just click tab to speed up the dialog, or shift+tab to slow it down. Voila, now you can sit back and just watch it like a movie. Small things ey 😉 Only works for cutscenes though, not normal dialog with vendors etc.

Yeah so that’s that.

Been trying a new outfit today as well, maybe not brand new hah. But new hat, and colors. Not sure what to make of it yet. Hat’s cool though!

poff

Skylar Irusan, The Miqo’te

Don’t have much to say today, just wanted to share some screenshots of what I’ve been doing in game lately ♥

Female Miqo'te, Arcanist, Scholar, ffxiv arr
Arcanist soon to be Scholar, learning the ropes.
Female Miqo'te , Astrologian, FFXIV ARR, Heavensward
Just finished the Alexander story, it was pretty good ♥ Loved the raid even though I only did the easiest level using the dungeon tool.
Miqo'te, Astrologian, ffxiv arr
Tried the new raid – Dun Scaith, was good fun. We ended it with a screenie.
Dun Scaith

 

Miqo'te ffxiv arr, dote
Sam used one of his billion Fantasia Potions and went back to his roots, making Skylar very happy. /dote’s all around.
Leave the boots on!

Machinist, separate look for her!

Dat House!

So couple of months ago we got a house on Odin, and we decorated and had a lot of fun with it. But in the end  we decided to sell and we planned to move servers. Straight after we actually stopped playing due to Sam’s surgery.

Now we have just poked our heads into the game, doing that valentines thing and such,  just doing our daily dungeons for the XP. Not really playing seriously due to Sam not being able to play for long periods of time.

Anyways, we got lucky as hell after we did a dungeon and Sam just looked at the residential area where he was (Uldah), and there it was, a house available! Small plot, 3.900000 gil. How lucky was we, even at 9 oclock servertime when it’s usually very busy.

So yes, happy kittens. ( Sam’s not a kitten anymore though, he changed, again )

With that decoration is in ordeer! Luckily we had some stuff left over from our old house so first floor was done pretty, which is Sam’s area. I got the downstairs, woop!

This is Sam’s little area \o/

And this is my area.

I want a lot more things down here, just small items to put around to make it look like someone actually lives there, but it seems we have filled the quota of items already sob

While I was busy doing my own space, Sam was sneaky and started outside, basically doing the whole thing!! It looks nice though, but I didn’t get a chance do do anything else but buy a house for Falcor and Chocoboo!!!

Anyways, that’s what we have been able to do with our money and plot! Hope you liked it :), we sure do!!

Be my Valentine – #ffxiv

So it’s February and that’s the month of luuuuuv.. isn’t it? Well valentines is around the corner anyways. It’s not a big deal where I live though. Norwegians haven’t really embraced that holiday properly yet, atleast not my generation.

Reason I mention this is because I quickly logged into ffxiv and there I  heard some cute music and saw red hearts in the towns and yep, valentines event.

With that I ended up dragging Sam along doing the event, not that he was totally unwilling, he was curious too!

Miqo'te, female, valentine

It’s a really small event, but alot of the ffxiv events are small. But that for me is totally fine, because I feel they have events quite often to make up for it. Just small additions they bring in to the game.

So what do ya get?

There is a vendor that sells a pet (see pet on picture over this text), a housing item, a music scroll and some sparkles.

Miqo'te, hearts, valentine's day

And then there was a couple of really easy quests, with an emote and achievement as reward.

I did have to giggle when I did them, I ended up standing there while this nice npc was teaching me how to blow kisses. And the little conversation he had with his wife when the quests where done was kinda quirky, and open for interpretation 😉 Not gonna spill the beans here. But I do enjoy those small quirky things they do, they do them well!

Blowing kisses till our faces turn blue or shall I say pink. The hearts you send actually ends up at your target and pops like a little bubble <3.

Oh and as you can see I have frames on some photos! I hadn’t logged on since the new patch arrived so I never did get to test out all the new features in /gpose!!! Omg I love it!! They added more filters, colors, many new options with the lighting, you can twist and turn the camera. It’s perfect for a person like me who is basically stuck in gpose, taking pictures while your friend looks at you annoyingly and say, ffs you posing again?!?! Hehe sorry Sam! No, no I am not cause i enjoy screenies!!

And I make you look good!

 

So yes, big thumbs up for more screenshot features. Even though photoshop etc will always win in making awesome shots. I don’t have that so, bleeeeh, in-game things to dabble with is always a good thing <3

And today we will try and check out what else is new in the world of fantasy.

First of February already ?

So what’s been going on with the Lana, Missy, Mojo – whatever you wanna call me 😛 ?

Well, uhm. I mentioned at the start of the year that I was going to up my days working from 2 to 3. And so I have.

We decided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Good news is, I have been at work 3 days a week since I started, ehm no I have not, I actually missed one day, BUT ONLY ONE!!! The “bad” news is that I haven’t managed to meet up more then one Monday. I’ve always called in sick, but I have made an appearance on Tuesdays instead.

I am not sure why Monday’s are so hard for me, I just don’t seem to be able to get out the door. So because of that I have decided to switch my day to Tuesday. That’s not the end of the world anyways. As I’ve said, I’ve managed to come almost every day, but I have noticed a change in my mood – I am more tired, obviously, which makes affects my moods a lot. I get irritated faster, more moodswings, I’ll cry a lot easier. With that I think I might have to go back down to two days.

Insert random picture cause I didn’t have one that suited the text 😛

Sort of a letdown but on the other hand, I’ve found out that I can do two days pretty much all the time now, so upping to three days sort of helped me when you look at it.

Last week I met up with the councilor and agreed to try 3 days a little bit more, just to see properly where my limits are, but she could easily see that I was drained as I ended up sitting there tearing up and crying on and off.

I had a new meeting today and I’ve told her how I feel, that while it’s a bit of a let down going back to 2 days, I feel a lot better with two, I am happy and proud of myself for making it two days and I think it’s best I stay there for a while untill I feel I can do three days properly. It’s important to me to be able to feel happy and good about the job and not push too hard and ruin that good feeling because I want working to be something I feel good about and not crap. If I don’t feel good about it I’m just gonna end up with a lot of sick days.

So here’s hoping my boss is okay with me coming 2 days, and that I am allowed with one flexi day, so I can atleast try three days those days I feel up for it.

Gaming.

Sooo… Sam had his surgery before Christmas, and we thought his recovery would be about one month. One month without his beloved PC and mmo’s. We were gonna rock FFXIV together and perhaps start raiding, getting a proper FC going and all that stuffs. But that’s not how it all ended up.

He is still recovering, it’s been 2 months and he still has an open wound on his back, taking it’s time to heal. With that he has not been able to play at all and I’ve been “stuck” gaming alone.

Yes, you should take whatever I post with a grain of salt because I am back in WoW. I didn’t feel like playing  FFXIV alone while Sam was sick, so I’ve been WoW’ing my ass off with my guild almost since the last post I posted and I haven’t really been keeping ya’ll updated cause I felt so stupid about saying I was done with the game, and yet I am back there.

A part of the reason I am WoW’ing is obviously because Sam cannot play with me. Other reasons are because our guild almost died. A lot of the raiders took a break or just vanished, while the socials up and left, understandably because there was not much going on since so many people vanished. Me and Sam are partly to blame for the guild almost dying because we weren’t there either, he as GuildLeader and I as one of the Officers.

Anyways, we took some drastic measures. First we tried a merger with a guild on our server, turned out that wasn’t a good one for us, our mindsets where totally different from the merger guild, and after one raid we saw very quickly that the merger was a bust.

After that at least our guild got a lot closer, those who were still there became more active, playing more, using discord more, teaming up more. And we only saw one way out to save our tiny guild from doom, that was a server transfer to Silvermoon. We did this in hopes of having an easier time to recruit then at Moonglade/The Sha’tar, which was basically a dry desert, with no hope for recruitment.

Our main goal was to get enought people to start a Mythic raiding guild, now, recruitment on Silvermoon ain’t easy either, while it’s a big server, there is also a lot of competition! Atleast we have gotten our tanks and healers, finally. It’s taking it’s time to get people, “Ranged dps, where are you?”. We only have about 14 -15 raiders on a good day, some of them, including me, not even properly geared yet.

But we have managed to clear Nighthold normal and killed 3 bosses on heroic, that with having to carry a few dps as well. So it ain’t all bad. I just think that dream some people have of mythics is far away, if even reachable with out guild. Only time will tell I guess.

Druid go Boom-Boom

Since we managed to get a duo of a tank and a healer, we ended up with a bit to many healers, and I decided – “Fuck it, I’ll just go dps” and thus the boomie was born. I haven’t played a boomkin before but, I guess that’s what I am “maining” at the moment. HOW LONG WILL THAT LAST ?!? !?!

I guess it’s kinda fun, at least in raids. I do find it annoying having to change talents so often, depending on bosses and trash etc. Didn’t really need to do that as a healer. We will see how long I last. At least I love my worgen, she’s a pretty cool lady, even with her seriously manly laugh.

I’ve been dabbling with some random battlegrounds which has been a laugh, even got her rank up to 25 or so, I kind of want to get it to 50 for prestige level for the artifact skin. Also heard you get mounts at certain levels, that’s going to be a grind though, but the daily PVP world quests help a fair deal.

Hunter go Pew-Pew

Also dabbling with my hunter that is pretty freshly dinged. Oni can play perhaps an hour a day standing up by his desk now, so I am playing my hunter while he is on his mage, which he is going to be using when he comes back properly.

We spent yesterday nuking our way through hordies in battleground, and we had a good time with that. Sam seems to be pretty good at his mage, although he just picked it up!

I’ve picked up both MM and BM artifact, seems MM got some better dps, but I actually enjoy the BM a lot more for some reason, even though people say it’s a bore and to simple, I really do enjoy the simplicity right now. Just spam your cooldowns and see your pet eat the mobs.

Anyways, time to game, Sam’s waiting.

Toodles.

The Miqo’te that can’t stop posing.

Why do I have such a sexist pose as my header for this post ? Ah who cares, I surely don’t, I think it’s funny.

So me and Sam tested out WoW again, to see if we could fall back into it again. I went on my paladin, because we needed a healer for our raids and paladin was the most interesting choice for me. It’s actually quite an enjoyable class and spec, the holydin. During the short time we went back, we did a lot of mythic +, I did mythic 7-8 comfortably but higher then that and it didn’t work very well. I don’t know if it was buffs or if it was just to hard in general, only tried one level +12 and that was with tyrannical and heal absorb, that turned out to be a real pain. Also tried raiding again and some random pvp.

Holy Paladin Draenei

I do enjoy the time grouping up with guildfriends and doing some content. But to be perfectly honest, I have just fallen completely out of love with this game. That is sad, but sometimes it’s time to just move on I guess. I am fine with that, might be harder for some other people I know to realise that the game isn’t for them anymore;) But that’s how it can go.

At the end of the day it’s about my own enjoyment and not others so. Totally understand that some people still really love this game and I am happy for those who do.

FFXIV ARR

So I guess for me that means continuing my journey in FFXIV for a while, doing all the random things the game has to offer that I have  yet not seen. And a new patch will arrive shortly as well which is always exciting 😀 Not gonna go into details about it, cause there is a wonderful video woop!

I actually haven’t played since sometime before Christmas last year, because Sam couldn’t play due to some real life stuff, so it’s nice to be back into the game again.

I’ve dabbled a bit with the /gpose again, and found another option in the gpose, duuh, I am so slow. Turns out there is filters there as well (for keyboard it’s clicking the scroll button, for me anyways), perhaps not the best filters but it is a nice addition for people like me 😀

Heavensturn event, small areas in the cities has been decorated and it’s very beautiful at night. It’s a nice little event and you get these weird hats with a chocobo on it.

Oh, and I got the achievement for 300 commendations today, which means Falcor got a new hat, isn’t it adorable <3 Yeah I dabbled with the chocobo coloring as well during the short time me and Sam had a house 😀 My Falcor is snow white and rocking it.

Snowman still seems happy, even tho the snow is gone. Poor thing doesn’t even know he will be melting away soon. At least he have me to cover him from the sun. (Random, I know, I am missy random.)

So far I am working on leveling all the classes

Hows it looking?:

  • Paladin (Gladiator) – 60, first one I leveled up and I concider this the main when it comes to doing the main story quests, it just fits so well for me.
  • Astrologian – 60, for me is the most fun healer, it just has something extra.
  • Ninja (Thief) – 57, fallen in love with this job it’s by far the most fun damage dealer in my opinion and it feels very unique.
  • Dark Knight – 54
  • White Mage (Conjurer) – 52
  • Machinist – 46
  • Warrior (Marauder) – 36
  • Thaumaturge- 21
  • Archer – 21
  • Arcanist – 19
  • Pugilist – 15
  • Lancer – 6

I have also started to work a bit on the crafting jobs, but those are going to take a long time for me to finish, but I do find it quite enjoyable from time to time. It all depends on what kind of mood I am in.

But ey, it means I can have different outfits 😛 Crafting outfits on higher levels looks kinda neat.

Anyways, gotta run, hope all is well.

Toodles.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Should have said that a bit earlier ey 😉 But it’s not to late!!!

Another year has passed. Some things have changed over the course of last year.

I went from having a bf and a dog, to being single and living alone. Alone for the first time ever in my life. Something I have always been terrified about.

The idea of living in a house or apartment was just something incredibly scary to me. Being all alone at night, sleeping alone, no one to watch out for the boogeymen in that dark corner in the bedroom, watching out for aliens beaming you out of bed in the middle of the night, or a creepy serial killer standing outside your window.

 

Yes, I have a very vivid imagination when it becomes dark outside.

But anyways, I guess for the most part I have gotten over the fear of living alone, but I do still run back to bed if I had to go to the bathroom at night 😉 So some things never change!

I’ve started working, well it’s still work assessment, but at least it is a job that normal people do but with a bit more understanding people around you. Letting you go home if you are tired or staying home if you are feeling to anxious to go. I started with 2 days a week, and will up it to 3 times a week for three months now. And after March we will have to find me something outside the work assessment, like a regular job.

I went to therapy only 6 months last year, and while perhaps I should have continued, I think I have decided to call it quits now. I’ve been through 3 kinds of groups and private sessions the past few years and there is only so much therapy can do for me. I think I’ve arrived at a place where it’s time for me to continue on my own. To be honest, I am pretty fed up with the therapy, changing therapists, groups and having to familiarize myself, talk and share, with new people all the time. I hope it’s not to soon, but I just feel so done.

I’ve gotten over my fear of driving the bus alone, that’s something! I can go where I want, whenever I want.

I’ve gotten pretty far with the whole talking to strangers thing. I used to have issues with even talking to the people at store, asking for help etc. That’s gone, I’d say that’s also a win.

I’ve had less anxiety attacks, those I have had in the last 6 months are mostly hyperventilating which I can get over pretty fast. Yes I do still have anxiety and nerves, that I don’t think will 100% pass, but it is a lot more manageable then it has been. It can still prevent me from going to work or doing social things, but not the stage where I get paralyzed and feeling like I’m going to die kinda attacks.

My depression is still here, so I still medicate. I tried going off, more then once, but I just fall into a pit, so I guess I will have to be on that for a while longer.

I’ve worked a lot with my temperament. The anger I had, I tucked it far far away for a long long time, but in 2016 it blew up in my face and I had some episodes where I really lashed out. I have managed to get a bit more hold of it now and I don’t explode as much. It’s still there and I can sometimes feel it bubble away sometimes, but I have a better grip. That’s something! Anger is a normal feeling like everything else, but everything in small dosages right?!

So I guess all in all, some positive things happened for me last year, some things hurt and still hurts, but I have things to be proud and happy about.

I miss Nemo everyday, I love him to bits, but I know he is a happy lil shar-pei at his dads.