Zero Lives - 2022/01/03
~ Sitting here, sipping on my dumb fuck juice ~
I’m an idiot. There are no two ways about it. I am the king of the morons. Yesterday, my Discord account was compromised. Today, I am still dealing with the fallout from it. It began with a message from a friend that had been unknowingly compromised. They said they were developing an RPG and wanted me to demo it and provide feedback. Me, being the dumb fuck I am, agreed and figured if it was a virus, I could handle it. Because I keep my shit on lockdown. There was no need to worry.
So, my idiot fingers typed, clicked, and downloaded it. I then ran it through several scans and everything came back clean. I launched it, a command prompt window flashed, and Discord crashed. When Discord came back up, it was prompting me to log in. Suspecting something was amiss, I forced the task close and relaunched it. I signed in, provided my 2FA, and was promptly fucked.
Somehow, it accounted for the 2FA and I got an email from Discord saying that my email address had successfully been changed. Since then, the perpetrator has purchased Discord Nitro twice despite me flagging it as fraud. I’m in talks with Discord support, had my admins burn the server, and suspect I’ll be blacklisted among friends and servers if and when I get my account back.
So yeah, not a great start to the year. Hopefully things are going much better for you guys.
What I’m Playing
I really want to get back into Destiny 2, but the lack of meaningful content kills it for me. This drive is largely coming from the Rasputin theory article I wrote. He’s easily my favorite character in the series and I’m dying to see him come back.
Final Fantasy XIV continues to suck up my time, despite the hour+ login times. I really need more self-respect.
With the sales going on over the holidays, I picked up Final Fantasy XV. It’s reviewed well and I could go for some soul food in my gaming right about now.
What I’m Watching
The wife and I started The Book of Boba Fett with the rest of the world. Unlike the rest of the world, we didn’t think it was bad. A slow start, maybe, but not awful. Just like when it first happened with the Expanded Universe series, it’s exciting to see Fett come back in an official capacity.
We also finished up The Witcher. I’m still on the fence about the second season. It started slow and continued to be that way. Maybe it’s because there was so much happening in the first season by comparison that this one feels like they hardly moved or progressed in any meaningful way.
Finally, we finished up The Grand Tour as there were two episodes that had been missed somehow. In addition to the laughs, it made me want to reinstall Forza 7 again.
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