wholenothalevel wrote:orochigeese wrote:
Thanks and I feel like you always understand the need for RL time. I've always admired that about you
You're welcome and thank you. That means a lot. I know all too well about taking on a lot of responsibility. I try not to let Ambition the e-fed take up too much time from my real life ambitions and try not to let my real life ambitions consume me. But I always focus on my real life ambitions over the game. It's a balancing act, but sometimes you just have to let real life win. The game will still be there when you come back.
I have always considered you a professional who has a VERY well conceived and maintained work/life balance and a strong follow-through with your priorities. I've been striving to up the "work" part of that balance over the past few years. To do that, I have to not only spend less time on FP (and other recreation) but refocus my mind to prioritize different things. I basically had to reprogram myself the past few years from allowing my mind to swim around endlessly in e-fed ideas to focus on other things. I've done a pretty good job of that. While I brought UBL back last year, I only spend maybe a few hours a week doing stuff with it and just one show a month. And my overall FPR time has been really balanced recently.
But FPW came out and now I see all of this information to cover and there's just no way I can do it. I'm excited for the game experience itself and will definitely be playing it and most likely enjoying it (it's FPR at the minimum, after all) but I have to fit the pre-game hype into a small window for that recreation time that I have rather than letting it take over my entire recreation time or let it cross over into work time.
Like you said, it's a balance that keeps shifting and I'm gonna do what I can. I know that a game like Fire Pro has a long life cycle so even if I miss some of the initial hype fun, there will be years for me to catch up on and enjoy what is to come from this game and the community projects and reactions to it