There hasn´t been much action here since my last post. For that I am terribly sorry. To try and ease everyone´s worries I´m going to place some link and write a bit about what I´ve been doing and thus what´s been keeping me occupied for a good chunk of time.
Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward
When they announced ninja as a jobb for FF14 I started playing. I was just a measly lvl 11 arcanist back then. But with the release of patch 2.4 ninja was a new job so I got back into ff14 and started a new character from scratch. Then Heavensward was announced.
The physical Collectors Edition of this game is wonderful. The figure you get is lovely and thus when promted with preordering it I had to get the physical collection. At this time I was a lvl 20 rogue, I needed to be lvl 50 and finish all of the main story quests from FF14 to get access to Heavensward-content. Thus I spent a lot of time, easily when I had time to spare or when I wasn´t sleeping I was grinding in ff14 to get to lvl 50 and get better equipment so I could finish the content.
I managed to do so by the early access of Heavensward the 19th June. I started doing the new storyline and just recently finished it. So now it´s back to the item grind.
Rafal Tomal´s Design challange
Rafal Tomal, one of the main guys for Copyblogger and Studiopress gave us a challange. A Design challange. I love a good challange. I participated and thought about it hard and long and the finished product is quite lovely I´d say. You can check out my and everyone else´s work who participated here:
Design Challenge Results: See What Other Designers Have Created
There are a lot of lovely work there. Rafal also commented on my work, which was one of the “prizes” for the design challange. The comments were really good and I will take them to heart.
One design to rule them all?
As you noticed I changed my design back in November. I still really like the design I´ve done on my own. There are still some things that feel weird or off. I can´t really put my finger on it but I still want to change some things. Shortly after though Studiopress released Altitude Pro and yeah, I kinda dig the idea. So a redesign has been taking up a lot of my time, using all the tricks I learnt from the web design handbook written by Rafal I´m working on redesigning this place to maybe? hopefully? create the one design that will be my thing for a long time. Moreso than the monthly or half a year redesign things I´ve been doing now.
Which also means things will take time. As I want to try and get some photos of me and everything taken, rewrite the about page. Make a final choice of where I want to take this place and so many other details need to be worked out.
My Swedish site Deculture(http://deculture.se) will also be seeing a redesign this year. I love the Genesis framework so much so I´m moving it to Genesis as well. I used the redesign of Deculture for my participation in the above said design challange. I´m most likely going to use this design for Deculture. I also have some tough choices to make for the content. Hopefully it will all work out splendidly.
Games, games and more games
I´m a gamer. I love playing games. 2015 has been a so so year. I´ve still enjoyed a lot of the games I´ve played and they take time. So much time. I´ve also decided that I will try, try to stream the games I play more often as I kinda want to do that. Given the amount of money I´ve spent on equipment now I also need to start streaming more often. But more on that in another post.
Thanks to this I´ve been busy. I´ve also been doing rehab from a soccer injury that took me by surprise and yeah. My mind decided it wanted to be sad and depressed over said injury. Recovered from it I has. So now I´m trying to built my muscle up and create a more positive way of thinking again.
So I´m not “back” for a full on work schedule with writing and playing while streaming and everything but man. I´m 50% back to this place. Glad to be back the least.