Monthly Archive: July 2021

Time to Loot Journal: July 2021

This month I restarted my Final Fantasy XIV journey in earnest and discovered just how remarkably close I was to the turning point in the story. If I had just pushed even a little...

Extracting Value fr- SQUIRREL!

You know what makes it really difficult to really extract value from games? To really get into the meat and potatoes of an offering? I’ll tell you; it’s– SQUIRREL! … By which I mean...

Comment to Post: Representation and Implicit Bias

One example being most people these days probably believe it is equally acceptable for a mother OR a father to be a stay at home parent. But when this assumption is tested, the bias leans toward a rapid assumption of the mother fulfilling this role.

What Will It Take?

That’s the question that’s been on my mind the past few days. Specifically, as it relates to Blizzard, and the lawsuit the State of California has levelled against them upon concluding a two-year investigation...

Games as a Story Media

Despite choosing an image from Final Fantasy XIV as the featured image here… And despite this conversation largely centring around Final Fantasy XIV, I’m going to endeavour to move the conversation to MMORPGs —...

Blaugust 2021 is Coming!

Belghast has now officially announced the plans for Blaugust 2021. I’m excited. Blaugust (or Blapril, last year) is far and away my favourite Blogger event and one that I’d highly encourage everyone to take...

FFXIV May as Well Not Be an MMO

Most of the time, at least. And not so far. Out of the gate, I’ll caveat this by saying I’m not at the end game. Not by a long shot. But with that out...

Humble Choice: July 2021

It’s at times like this when I have to wonder — not for the first time — if I might be something of a sucker. In my last Humble Choice post, which incidentally wasn’t...

Catching up with Unrealistic Expectations

I’ve meant to give some response to this topic since the end of June. So yeah, I’m a little behind. I brought it on myself by indicating I might have post-responses to too many...