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Xera

Xera

Male, 33 years old, lives in United Kingdom

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Xera

Hi Guys and girls,

 

I've been wanting to write this for a few months, never really found the right words for what has been going on and why I've been so absent in.....well pretty much all aspects of the games we all play together.

 

Some of you know that I lost my grandfather in November, three months ago I lost my other grandfather who lived far away and was not able to get to the funeral.

 

After that it's come to light that my father was having an affair while all this was going on, he's had a lot of issues due to stress but this obviously sent a shockwave through our entire family, being as I worked with him every day and the affair was with someone we knew as well who came into the shop...Its been very emotional.

 

So with all this going on, I've taken on more responsibility with the shop, both my mother and father have not really been able to focus on the business, as much as I'm doing better now, there was a point when I was very low,

 

There has been some issues with my WoW life, I went into legion reasonably happy with the state of the game but raiding was becoming frustrating due to not having as much time to spend getting raids sorted, still not sure how that going to go with the new raid but I'm not raid leading or guildmaster so that helps a bit.

 

Also not having much time meant I've not been able to play with people at a reasonable time, most of the time I log into FF14, most people are asleep, I'm hoping to change that with stormblood, just got my pre-order sorted so I will join up after work :)

 

I was really low in January because of my grandfather and got to a point in the last few months where it felt my online life has no meaning or bearing on my existence in general.... not a good place to be because in my heart I know how happy I am playing with everyone, all the nights we've stayed up not really paying attention to the time hahah :D

 

This post wasn't to moan though, I've had some time to reflect and deal with the situation at home, I feel a lot stronger in myself and I wanted to....not share my pain because I've

had some very beautiful people message me and keep me sane while I was low, but I wanted to explain my sudden disappearance, I didn't want anyone to think I had just left for reasons to do with the community, you know I love this space of the internet very much.

 

Anyway, here's to a new raid in WoW, a new expansion in FF14, all the other overwatch/don't starve/paladins and all the other wonderful games we play.

 

See you all in game very soon and thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate it very much, as I do with you all.

 

Mat :)

Xera is now following Smithzero, ivysunshine, Animan and SoulBrisingr.
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Nice to be back in Eorzea leveling my Ninja, missing a lot of people though...definitely need to try and organise my time bettter to play :)

Xera
  • Mar 10, 2017, 12:34:40 PM
Xera

late last night, I only really have time to do a little bit after the teaching, but its still good to be there even for a little bit :)

Elloa
  • Mar 10, 2017, 1:26:06 PM
Elloa

Aww we missed each others. We left arround midnight (CET) I didn't paid attention if someone was online at that moment as Soul had already left before.

Neny
  • Mar 10, 2017, 6:40:53 PM
Neny

Oh, welcome back, Mat!! :)

Xera

Hi Guys and Girls, If anyone is thinking of joining the Don't Starve Event tomorrow and doesn't have the game or wasn't going to join but wants to get involved (everyone is welcome) I got a second copy that came free when i brought the game. If anyone wants it, just poke me on here and I can get it to you on steam.

 

anook.com/event/2720 is the event if anyone wants to join as well, many thanks to @SoulBrisingr for organizing a bigger server for us all to play :)

Elloa

Fun time with Whitestar during our ESO event! Banished Cell II hardmode with @PhunkeyMonkeh as DK tank @Wolle0rism StamSorc + @Xera STemplar as DD and myself as DK healer

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@Neny I'm very happy with Ori and the Blind Forest, Just sharing this as its a testament to the games composers :)

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Played this game for about 5 minutes before the feels got me! Thanks @Vijo for the stream yesterday, you got me motivated to play the game and especially thanks to @Ramagh for the gift voucher so i could get it for a special price! Just what i needed today :)

itslifejim
  • Dec 12, 2016, 3:45:32 PM
itslifejim

Is this that blind forest game?

itslifejim
  • Dec 12, 2016, 3:46:19 PM
itslifejim

Doh!! Just seen the other shots tagged with the game :D

Neny
  • Dec 12, 2016, 5:05:18 PM
Neny

Oh, keep us updated how you like it, Mat!!

Xera

Hello Everyone!

 

I've recently been thinking about the FF14 free login month, and it would be awesome if people wanted to get their 4 free days together so we can do some fun stuff together! I'm not entirely sure what yet, but I'm thinking gold saucer/chocobo racing and fun events, little drinking parties (maybe a Saturday night so it wouldn't matter if it was a late one heheh) and things like that.

 

Basically just so we can spend a few days, not really being productive and just spending time with each other.

 

It would also be nice to organise some stuff with people in the linkshell's that we have as well, maybe make some new friends and get as many people we know to participate and get a really nice few days in the land of Eorzea!

 

The pol is just a first suggestion for the days we could do it, I'm weary about doing anything too close to Christmas but it would be lovely to do it with as many people as possible!

 

( THIS BIT IN CAPS CUZ ITS IMPORTANT :) YOU GET 4 DAYS OF FREE GAMETIME FROM THE DAY YOU LOG IN TO THE LAUNCHER! SO IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE DON'T UPDATE TILL WE KNOW FOR SURE :D)

 

There is another reason for this as well....After the new year, I may have to be more absent (and it's already been a bit of a struggle the past few months to participate in the community), nothing bad, just a lot of stuff will change in the realms of annoyance (IRL hahah) so it'll be nice to see everyone in a game I truly love.

 

Thanks for reading and I hope to speak to you all soon!

 

Mat :)

 

(The poll is for Thurs - Sun because those will be the days I can be most active to organise stuff, if we need to do it other days and someone is able/willing to do things, then thats totally cool too :D)

MCFranks
  • Dec 14, 2016, 3:45:45 PM
MCFranks

I'll let you know next time i log in :)

Xera
  • Dec 19, 2016, 12:17:49 PM
Xera

I'm sorry guys, all my big thoughts and plans have not come to fruition, and i'm unable to organise anything, really sorry :(

MCFranks
  • Dec 19, 2016, 1:09:15 PM
MCFranks

No worries, we have the new year.