Today started incredibly early, I awoke at 5am because my body clock is somewhere in limbo between L.A. time and QLD time. Luckily my brain was switched on for me to get some worked finished. Today was the day that the Borderlands 3 Gameplay was going to be released to the public. It also meant I was all over the GOA socials posting everything about the event through out the day.
It was great to be able to show everyone what I saw yesterday. The event was heavy on security and embargo restrictions so I had to keep very tight lipped. After getting all the work finished I caught up with a couple of friends who live in L.A. which was also the first time we would meet In person. I’ve known them for years since meeting on Final Fantasy 14 Online. And it was far from an awkward first meeting. We could of sat there and chatted for hours! Oh and we saw Drew Barrymore at the restaurant on Hollywood Blvd we were eating at.
Afterwards I went back to the hotel and slept for a couple of hours. Then it was the last big group dinner with the 2K ANZ crew. After dinner we ended up at a rooftop party being hosted by Gearbox. It’s been great to get to meet these people who I’ve only known through Twitch/Twitter. Surreal to think I’m considered to be on the same level as journalists from IGN, Junkee, Press Start etc. I’m still having trouble with my self confidence and still doubt my self worth. But I remind myself that I wouldn’t be here if others didn’t think I was doing a good job.
There’s only one more day left tomorrow. No work. Just relaxation.