About the Blog:
This blog is devoted to 3 things:
The Engineer Profession of Guild Wars 2 – I will provide the latest guides and theory crafting for the Engineer Profession from both my own craftings and those found around the community of Guild Wars 2. Complete and detailed skill lists with explanations about each skill, how they work, and best ways to use them. From PvP to PvE, The Feral Engineer will be your top source to anything Engineer.
Guild Wars 2 Systems – Arena Net is doing a lot of things differently with this game, from the guild system to how they approach PvP to their own proprietary music player found inside the game! As the game develops further and more systems are revealed, this blog will analyze them and explain them in a clear and understandable way.
Game Development Theories – No doubt that each of you readers are gamers and there are plenty of theories when it comes down to game development. Because of that, I will give my own opinion on things like the Holy Trinity System and the reasons why Grinds are a terrible idea.
There will be a blog post every Tuesday and other posts throughout the week based on importance such at hot fixes.
Husband, Audio Engineer and Gamer. As the logo says, Audio Engineer by day and Charr Engineer by night. I recently became a rampant tweeter and I am a writer of sorts, but that just depends on what your definition of writer is (I swear, if you say bloggers are not writers but fan fiction authors are, I will not take you seriously). I currently live in Arizona with the hopes of being a sound designer for Arena Net. I graduated from college with a degree in English with a focus on Epic Poetry and I love the essay. I apologize in advance about the length of my writings but 4 years at a college will do that to you. I do, however, have terrible grammar but at least I admit it.
I like to just have fun, I play a lot of different games and my gaming experience is fairly vast on all systems and I currently own all 3 of the leading consoles today. MMOs have a special place in my heart for being my favorite type of game and I have always spent most of my time playing various kinds for the past 8 years.
I think the best place to start is my display name. It is technically two words the first one is Yahiko(Yah-he-co) which was my characters name in Final Fantasy XI, and if you played Final Fantasy XI you know DRG stands for Dragoon my favorite job I played as. The username has stuck with me because I still keep in touch with my FFXI friends after all these years! Now on to me, as you can tell just by being on this website I love games and anything to do with games I have a passion for. I am still a college student although I’m still undecided what I want to major in. I have been a gamer since I was five although I did not get really hooked on games until Final Fantasy VIII. (I’ll avoid the VII vs. VIII topic)
My first MMO experience was the original Everquest and that was just me, my brother, and our friend goofing around and not getting past level 20. My first real hardcore MMO gaming came with Final Fantasy XI and I ended up playing for six years. I still remember my 18 hour grind of the story missions to unlock Sky in one day, or once being in Sky camping Despot and stealing claim from those dirty RMT(Real Money Traders AKA Gold Sellers for you non-FFXI players). After playing FFXI for so long and seeing a few of my friends quit the game I moved to playing World of Warcraft. In WoW I joined near the end of vanilla and casually raided in The Burning Crusade, when Wrath of the Lich King came out it wasn’t until Icecrown Citadel did I decide I wanted to join a hardcore raiding guild. I was our main tank, and things were fine until we hit our high moment in Firelands which got us to top 100 in the US and top 500 in the world. After that the game and guild lost interest to me and blizzards design choices were the final nail in my WoW coffin. Now I stick to console games until Guild Wars 2 comes out or computer games without a monthly subscription fee.
In short I’m just your average gamer who loves game. I have high end game raiding experience in FFXI and WoW. I’m a guy who loves to fool around in a game but once there is a goal in mind I get serious. I’m very opinionated about games and love to hear everyone’s opinions as long as they aren’t just spouting nonsense.