"For years after purchasing my Xbox in 2009, I always envied those who had wireless internet in their homes AND had Xbox LIVE subscriptions. Finally, after years of jealousy (and missing out on a lot of fun, apparently), I got my Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. I made friends, ranked up in multiplayer, and got those pesky online achievements that had remained locked for months (and, in some cases, years). Sure, it was all roses, sunshine, and puppies at first. But as time transpired, I began to notice “little” things here and there that were happening."