Hi peoplez. My name is Alex Tran and I’m from Australia. I’m an online friend of Angie a.k.a kurorisa and just to try to make the blog a bit more active again, I was offered to help out by posting as well. I’m an avid gamer, mainly JRPGs but I also play other types and online games as well.
I’ll be mainly posting unboxing posts, but I may also do first impressions or reviews of games I’ve played / playing, if I’m bothered or have the time to.
With the lousy introduction out of the way, let me tell you a story.
When the CE was first announced, I didn’t have enough money to go ahead and preorder, so I had to wait till late January. Unfortunately when the time came, most of the common and popular websites from America and Europe ran out of stock. There was a few scattered websites from Europe but the prices converted to my local currency was way too much.
Come February 8th I searched randomly on Google and found a New Zealand website that had stock! So naturally I pre-ordered. However on the 24th I was given an email from the admins saying their overseas provider were denied of the stock from Namco Bandai.
That sucked. And this was during class at university so I cursed out loud, as a panic reaction. After class, I got on my phone and searched like a madman for another website. Luckily, I found an Australian website that had a big price on the CE, but I was willing to pay that much.
Tragedy struck again when I received an email on the 11th of March, saying they got a “pricing error” and just decided to cancel the whole order altogether. To this day I have no idea what it means and I never will. Again, I went into panic mode once more, furiously searching on google…
And BAM! Found a Hong-Kong website that actually still had stock!! Plus it was at a fair price, less than the price I found on the Australian website.
2 weeks later, here it is. Unboxed and ready to play… but it pretty much took me a whole month
to actually, physically get it. What can I say, I really wanted the CE!!!!
If I wasn’t such a big fan of the Tales series, I would’nt had cared if I didn’t get the CE or not… but that’s not the case and made me do all this searching in hopes of buying it. And it worked out!!
Conclusion: I’m so happy.
Anyways, to anyone out there I hope you don’t mind seeing more posts from me. I, along with kurorisa, will both be trying to make the blog a bit more active by posting stuff like this.
Thanks for reading, and have a nice day!