Lance Corporal!

Last night my mission was to gain another 150 points to make it across the 1000 mark required to reach the rank of Lance Corporal in Battlefield 2. What’s all the fuss about? When you become Lance Corporal, you get to unlock a new weapon.

Playing with my friend watching over my shoulder, I let my team to a 1-0 defeat as the Commander. That was the most frustrating and incredible thing all at once as we saw the score go from 200-200 to 1-1 and then losing by that 1 point.

One round into the next game, however, I was promoted to Lance Corporal. After logging out and back in I got to choose a new weapon. I chose the new sniper rifle. Why? Sniping is the one area that I have a particularly hard time with so I thought some extra firepower might do the trick. Has it helped? Maybe. It’s hard to tell. It’s still difficult to kill an enemy with a single shot. From a long distance it usually takes at least 2, mostly 3.

So now I’m thinking that maybe instead of trying to eliviate a weakness, I should have bolstered a strength and upgraded my Special Forces or Assault weapon. But what’s done is done is done is done…

Happy Canada Day!

Battlefield 2

I’ve been playing Battlefield 2 for a little over a week now and it’s been tons of fun. I recommend you at least try out the demo. Just beware that you will need a very powerful system to enjoy all its goodness.

My New Blog

After almost a day’s worth of fighting with my old webserver and trying to get all the proper software installed, my weblog is finally hosted on my own server. Just the way it should be. I’m hoping to post excerpts of my life here from time to time. Feel free to comment if you like.

RIP: Asta

So early this week my beloved dog, Asta, was put to sleep. She was nearly 13 years old and the best dog a man could want. She was so much a part of our family, almost human. Towards the end she was less responsive unless it involved food and it turns out she had colon cancer. So sad and almost more sad is the fact that I hadn’t seen her that much during the last few years as I was living away from my parents. But the good thing is that I did get to see her just two days before she left us and I spent some good time with her then. Say Hi to Grandpa, Asta! He’ll be enjoying his walks with you again.

Always in my memory.