Momentarily out of Action, Temporarily out of Gas

Life is busy. Between demanding work assignments, getting better after a heavy flu crisis and preparing for a big move at the end of April, I’ve been struggling to get much writing in these past weeks. It’s not even lack of time – it’s energy, feeling mentally drained or preoccupied to the point of preferring a session of casual, trivial FFXIV in the evening over anything else. Writing, blogging on this here blog, has never been a casual gig for me; I don’t do casual blogging nevermind the speed or quantity of my posts compared to others. Blogging about MMOs and social topics, finding the right words and engaging with my readers are matters of passion and dedication. They deserves nothing less.

While I’m not blogging so much right now, I’ve found some needed distraction lately catching up with TV series and the culinary arts (did you know we have a food blog?) and I am still enjoying my time in Eorzea immensely. I hit level 50 on my black mage several weeks ago and have been quite invested in the main storyline, the dungeons and raids and of course collecting shiny armor of which there is so so much in FFXIV, I don’t know where to start! Oh and chocobo dyeing…..which is the single most annoying and frustrating process I have ever encountered in an MMO. My bird, Dandelion, has gone from plum purple to razor blue and back so many times by now, I wish a curse on all the guides ever written on “how to” recolor your chocobo in FFXIV! Once when I was young and naive, I set out to achieve gloom purple but there is only so much disappointment one can take.

Sylberry, settling for plum purple…alas!

Anyway. I don’t do meta life-messages very often but this blog is part of a community that I have come to value a great deal and miss. This is to let all my friends and readers know that MMO Gypsy will resume business as usual as soon as normality has been restored in what we all call the “IRL”. I am still here – and I look forward to chatting, laughing and arguing with y’all again soon!


  1. I know that lacking-the-energy feeling. Lately there are times when I’m lacking the mental energy to watch the next episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

  2. Flu is the devil and moving home is one of the three most stressful things you can do so sympathies on both.

    As a reader I’d mention that casual blogging is very often the most enjoyable to read, though, so I wouldn’t rule that out on your readers’ account.

    1. Thanks πŸ˜‰
      and of course, casual blogging can be most entertaining to read. It’s not my forte however and I simply can’t blog without also being invested in other people’s posts and discussions and comments and whatnot. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m getting out of the same funk. Was a solid 2 months of ugh, not enough juice to keep all the balls in the air, or at least pay them their due attention. Rest is one thing we tend to undervalue…until the tank is empty. Hope you find your new normal πŸ™‚

    1. The same to ya! πŸ™‚ it’s been a dark winter here indeed but spring is upon us. I can’t wait for sunshine!

  4. Your posts are always thoughtful, and that’s why it’s so good to read. πŸ™‚ I’m feeling the same lately though with all the “busy”ness, its hard to decide where to spend the ounce of energy you have left. Last night, I spent a half-hour being a vegetable and literally did nothing. Now, I’m watching “Up”!

    I’ve fallen so far behind with FFXIV, not sure when I can even try to catch up :P. Will catch up on the latest Battlebards though.

    Aaand it seems like everyone is moving this time of year on the twitterverse. Good luck with that! Cheers!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚ I will be happy when it’s all done and we’re settled in. As for FFXIV – no such thing as falling behind. Whenever you feel like it, I hope you’ll rejoin us on Cactuar!

  5. IRL comes first! Completely understand where you’re coming from. I would think a good chunk do. πŸ™‚ I wonder if there’s a guide out there specifically for gloom purple? Also, LOVE the hat! I want it!

    1. Oh believe me I tried so many guides! -.- Am kinda over it now, hehe. Hat is awesome, the weathered stuff for caster DPS. πŸ™‚

  6. Feel better and of course take the time you need to recharge.

    and a trick for the chocbo – you can’t just give all of one fruit all in a row otherwise you mac out the rgb colour variable and won’t get anymore benefit, you have to alternate in batches. Say 5 berries, then 5 apples, then 3 pears.. back to berries

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