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Since my previous introduction was nearly four years old. Hi I am Bel. I'm a soon to be late 40s gamer that writes a semi-daily blog and hosts a semi-weekly podcast. I have this habit of hyper-fixating on a single game for a few months and then rolling on to another game. I play a lot of MMORPGs and most recently have been playing Guild Wars 2 and some FFXIV, but follow me long enough and you will see me dip my toes into pretty much all of them.

I occasionally post cute cat photos. I also make mixtapes complete with fake album art for fun.

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If you're new to the Fediverse, here's what made the platform work for me: aggressively following and unfollowing new people.

Whatever standards you've built up on Twitter for deciding to follow someone, throw them out the window. Follow someone because they made a funny or insightful post. Follow someone because their bio says they like pesto. Follow someone because they have a cute fursona. Anything really.

Following is free. And if it doesn't work out, unfollowing is also free.

GW2 LW5 spoilers sorta 

I am nearing the end of Living World Season 5... and I am not sure what the heck happened at Arena Net during this time but lord it is a slog. Essentially you have a whole sequence where you are expected to chain run Dragon Response Missions back to back. These all essentially have the same pattern.

- you are given 3 objectives and 5 minutes which is not enough time to complete them all

- if you do "something" you are given gold participation.

- Next comes a sequence where you kill a bunch of mobs, either as an escort quest or just literally kill X number.

- You fight a champion of some sort that is a damage sponge and takes forever to kill

- You win, get rewards and are given some story tidbits

- You exit and are told you really need to do another one

I have lost track on how many of these I have done in sequence but this is clearly the weakest section of ANY of the story elements I have experienced in Guild Wars 2.

MH / Anxiety 

This morning I woke up around 4 am... and lay in bed replaying every thing that I have ever done that was awkward in my life for the last 45 years... and questioning if any of my interactions with other human beings were real. It is a fun start to the morning. Brains are dumb and I wish I could just not sometimes.

Ooooo there is an item up on prime gaming for Guild Wars 2 that gives you a fancy chair.

I have no idea how I just got 3 gold worth of shiny baubles doing Taco but I will take it.

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It's almost Taco Time! Just happened into the same map as my good friend Sol. Gotta get my daily reset Tequatl, for more shots at Ascended weapons.

Since it would be rude not to given I posted Josie... here is Mollie my other cute cat. She had a really rough childhood, and spent two years in a dog shelter as the only cat before we adopted her. She is super skittish at times but also spends pretty much all day perched on a box beside me while I work.

Years ago I bought a new computer case but was slow getting it installed and she adopted it as her place to sit... so when I finally got everything set up I had to put the old case in the box so she could continue sitting on it.

Since I mentioned it, obligatory cute cat photo

I was walking out of my office earlier and saw Josie the Pussycat staring at me across a darkened bathroom perched in a window in the shower room.

Since my previous introduction was nearly four years old. Hi I am Bel. I'm a soon to be late 40s gamer that writes a semi-daily blog and hosts a semi-weekly podcast. I have this habit of hyper-fixating on a single game for a few months and then rolling on to another game. I play a lot of MMORPGs and most recently have been playing Guild Wars 2 and some FFXIV, but follow me long enough and you will see me dip my toes into pretty much all of them.

I occasionally post cute cat photos. I also make mixtapes complete with fake album art for fun.

@magicalmilly we are not actively blocking elekk users from following folks on .social or .online are we? Trying to figure out if those instances are just on fire and burning down or if there is something else going on. Trying to follow a friend.

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Apparently the last thing I posted on this instance was art. So here's some new ffxiv art, my RDM on Exodus.

I mostly go inactive here because I have periods of "no one is interested in your bullshit bel, why are you posting"

I've been playing an excessive amount of Guild Wars 2 lately. I was an alpha tester but never really "attached" to the game fully. There was always something about it that never really worked for me. Playing so many tanks I expected to be able to do that in the same manner. Recently rolled a Necromancer and having a blast with it.

Whelp I fully expect servers to be overloaded with birdsite refugees soon

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