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Cancelling my subscriptions

As some of you may have read, I lost my job about a month ago. With the economy in the state it’s in, I’m having some trouble finding a new one that will work with my course schedule. I have a claim in to the labor board about the conditions surrounding my leaving, so with any luck they’ll find in my favor and allow me the compensation I earned before being pushed out. Until then, however, I’m having to make the tough choices and cut out unnecessary parts of my budget.

I’m changing my car insurance to Geico (the lizard is saving me over $30 a month), changing the payment options for my phone, and, generally, cutting out unneeded spending. For now, that means all of my MMO subscriptions. So, in the next 30 days I’ll be left with my lifetime to LotRO and nothing more.

I don’t see it as a bad thing, really. I’ll miss Fallen Earth but it was always a game I didn’t feel pressured in. It was a place to go and hang out for a while. It’s also reinforces that I made the right decision in planning ahead with the lifetime with LotRO. When I bought it, I was still with my previous employer, a very corporate place, and I knew that there was always the chance I’d find myself without a job at some point. So, I took the dive to make sure I’d have a game to play in that circumstance. And here we are, in that very situation.

My subscription to Aion will run out around the 24th of this month and somewhere around there for FE too. If the labor board finds in my favor, I’ll probably re-up FE but, for now, I’m going to focus on preparing for Mirkwood and getting myself into any betas I can.

That’s the update for the moment. Hopefully it won’t last long.

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  1. xXJayeDuBXx

    Sorry to hear that. I hope you find employment soon, one MMO sub is just not enough!

  2. kromus

    Sorry to hear it, luckily I’m fine with just subbing to WoW, but theres a lot of stuff you can do in the meanwhile.

    if you ever want a laugh play Minecraft. http://www.minecraft.net
    I have to say its the funnest free thing i’ve played so far.

    I made a giant pikachu, bulbasaur and cyndaquil using that. Was fun.

  3. Andrew

    Hopefully a job will come soon – it’s always uncomfortable being between placements. Blech.

    I don’t suppose I could twist your arm into trying the newly F2P D&D Online, could I?

  4. Chris

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

    And Andrew, that’s an excellent idea I hadn’t even considered. I’m going to download it right now, actually!

  5. Ysharros

    DoH! Somehow I missed this. šŸ™

    Sympathies on the job situation! I’d say you’re not alone, but right now I doubt that’s much of a comfort. šŸ˜‰

  6. Ferrel

    I’m sorry to hear about your job situation. It really is a tough time to be looking but I’m certain you will prevail!

  7. Snafzg

    That really sucks man. Hope you bounce back soon!

  8. KalibreOnline -Games, Life and Ent

    It really sucks. Good thing you planned ahead with LotR, it is a very good game. The new changes will let you enjoy the epic storyline if you can’t find people. I was forced to do cut on my MMO expenses too. Our love for gaming can affect our vision sometimes.

  9. Sinnir

    Sorry to hear šŸ™ Best of Luck with things!

  10. katie(chris's sister)

    call me bro did becky like the pics of the kittens??
    xoxo,
    katie,mom,tom,kittens,faith,joy,&fish šŸ™‚

  11. katie(chris's sister)

    :((

  12. Chris "Syeric" Coke

    Thanks again for the support everyone. I’m putting my name in everywhere I think would work, so hopefully I’ll be working again soon.

    Oh, and while I’m here, I’d like to introduce my darling little sister, featured in such gaming related articles, as my About page! Good to see you stopping in Katie but you have my phone number so don’t be afraid to call šŸ˜‰

  13. We Fly Spitfires

    Sucks dude. Hope you find something else soon! At least you have LotRO to fall back on – it’s a good game by all accounts!

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