Russell Casse wrote:
Hey Fallen Kell, how come you stopped playing Rocksmith man?
I stopped playing because I had to take my Les Paul into the shop for repairs. It needed it for a long time, but I finally got to the point that the neck and intonation were so screwed up I couldn't fix it myself anymore. And one of the pickups stopped working (well really it was the selector switch/wiring).
The Les Paul is over 40 years old, so it really isn't a surprise that it needed some work. So the neck was shimmed to correct how it sits with the body, the nut was replaced, a new three way selector switch installed and all the wiring was replaced (as well as the wiring layout removing the original ground loop which would on occasion act as a radio antenna). While I have other guitars I could have used, I simply stopped playing for a while there.
I'll come back to it eventually, but I just picked up a really good bass (a 5 string Warwick Jazzman) from a guy I work with for super cheap (relatively, it originally retailed for just over $3k, and even the used ones still go for over $1k). I had always been interested in learning bass, but never owned one. So I have been fooling around with that over the last month or so that I have owned it, trying to get familiar with the fret lengths, string spacings, and the differences scales/note fingering between it and guitar. I do have to say that this things sounds amazing, even with my fumbling on it. I am thinking of getting some lessons from someone, but there really are not that many good teachers around me (there are a couple by where I work, but they are still a good 20 minutes from work, which puts them about 45min drive from my home).
Back on topic:
I finished upgrading my ascended gear. Everything is infused, as well as having infusions that upgrade stats in their infusion slots (so not just the +5 agony resist infusions, but ones that give +power or vitality, etc as well). I had a couple really good daily runs at Fractals of the Mist lvl 20 the first 2 times I did that level, where I had 6 shards of mist essence drop for me. I then did the grind to fully upgrade the backpiece so it is all nice and glowing (man that was expensive, 500 globs of ectoplasm, 2 gifts of ascension (500 mist relics each), 2 shards of mist essence, so all total that backpiece took 2850 mist relics, and around 135gold worth of ectoplasm). No wonder I am always broke in this game (well I do have about 30gold in the bank, but I have been neglecting my crafting skills and will probably use all of that finishing them (the bonus is that I will level some of my alts the easy way with crafting).
Why am I getting lectured about Final Fantasy? Eat shit how about that.