Hopefully this will be obvious to anybody reading this, but chainspell.org is back online. It turns out domain registrars aren’t very forgiving when you fail to pay them for your registration. It would’ve been back up and running a lot sooner if I’d been willing to pay the ridiculous post-expiration
extortion renewal fee that Godaddy wanted. I just let it completely expire and re-registered it for a fraction of the price. Personally I think it’s a bit asinine that they can charge an additional $80+ for renewing a domain a few days after its expiration date, but whatever.
I’m still playing Go, although I admittedly haven’t made it up to the Syracuse Go Club nearly as often as I’d like due to personal responsibilities and the weather constantly threatening to make the drive a nightmare. I have my own board and stones now that I received as Christmas gifts. I’m hoping to get a 13×13 board too, as Audrey and I like to play fast games when we can.
As I’m sure everyone with the slightest interest in the Final Fantasy franchise has heard, Square-Enix has officially confirmed Red Mage as a job in Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming expansion, Stormblood. When I played Final Fantasy XI, my main job was Red Mage and I’d become quite good at it. I had other jobs that I reached max level with, but I was always a sword-weilding, staff-swapping, mana-monkey at the core. Needless to say, I’m super excited about the job coming to FF14. I’m hoping the job will be as awesome and fun as it was in FF11, and if so it will be replacing Scholar as my primary job. I wonder if it’ll have an ability called Chainspell.
It’s also rumored that Samurai will be another new job in Stormblood, but I can’t say I care too much about that because RED MAGE!