We are actually into the second week of Blaugust and never solely haven’t we misplaced anyone but… that I do know of in any case… the whole variety of folks signing on for the occasion truly grew. I consider we’re as much as 67 individuals. Not dangerous for 2022.
Particularly encouraging for the pastime facet is that we have now two dozen blogs which have signed up for the occasion for the primary time. Slightly than posting the entire participant record this time round, I’ll publish simply them… since Belghast has been adequate to name them out on their very own tab on the individuals record spreadsheet. Please discover a second to go to them.
- A Day within the Lifetime of Flash
- A Geek Lady’s Information
- A nerdy fujo cries
- A Vueltas Por los Mundos
- Running a blog with Dragons
- Cinder Says
- Cubic Creativity
- Cube, Tokens, and Tulip
- Digital Visceral
- Dispatches from Darksyde
- All the things is dangerous for you
- FOB IV: A Weblog
- Frostilyte Writes
- Gaming Omnivore
- Hundstrasse: Rambles About Video games
- Kay Talks Video games
- Ludo Llama
- Meghan Performs Video games
- Monsterlady’s Diary
- The Ghastly Gamer
- Alligators And Aneurysms
It’s nonetheless not too late to affix in. You will discover the entire Blaugust info at these useful hyperlinks:
Every week of Blaugust has a theme that individuals can take part on ought to they want.
That is introducing your self week, and I suppose I can handle that in any variety of methods.
The simple and apparent introduction is me, Wilhelm Arcturus, and the truth that I’ve been running a blog right here at this URL for occurring 16 years. In that point I’ve written and hit “publish” on greater than six thousand posts which add as much as about as many phrases as Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time collection.
The final theme of the weblog is video video games, with a concentrate on on-line video games, particularly people who we used to name MMORPGs.
Extra particularly, whereas I write about different video games at times, I have a tendency to write down about the identical half dozen titles fairly persistently. If take a peek on the classes drop down on the aspect bar, you will note my most written about titles are:
- EVE On-line
- World of Warcraft
- EverQuest II
- Lord of the Rings On-line
All of them have the traditional MMORPG vibe. I don’t play all of them on the identical time… I’m usually taking part in EVE On-line and one of many different titles at any given second… however I do are likely to regulate all of them and can write about information and modifications about them even when I’m not at the moment subscribed and taking part in.
There are another titles that come up pretty usually, like Minecraft and Valheim, however it’s just about these 5 that are likely to dominate.
And whereas I sustain with the information and expansions and such, this isn’t actually a information website. And it definitely isn’t a principle crafting or methods website.
It’s extra of a recounting of my adventures in these titles, opinions and reactions to modifications, and a long run monitoring challenge. In the direction of that latter merchandise, I’m all the time that one that comes again with a publish they wrote 5 years in the past when the corporate mentioned they had been doing one thing and now they are saying they don’t seem to be doing that in any respect and reminds readers of the historical past of issues.
I don’t like details with out context, so I attempt to add context… and opinion. I’ve opinions.
A co-worker instructed described my type as “robust opinions, loosely held.”
That’s to say that I usually seize onto an thought or speculation and run with it… however that when proof disproves it I’ll change my thoughts with the proof. For instance, I’m of the opinion that CCP’s restructuring of the financial system in EVE On-line has been dangerous for the sport, that it was primarily based on a flawed philosophy that may finest be described as wishful considering, and that the proof to assist my view is there within the month-to-month financial report and the net participant rely numbers that CCP gives in addition to the Pearl Abyss quarterly financials.
If CCP got here out with some proof that tended to disprove my opinion, I will surely pay attention. Nonetheless, the corporate has largely supplied extra unsupported philosophical statements and hand waving generalizations about the way forward for the sport. As such, I stay unmoved.
Alternatively, I’ve conceded factors to many I’ve argued with through the years, together with Gevlon, who ended up being proper about the entire participant run market in EVE On-line. CCP “mounted” that as properly with their financial revamp.
That doesn’t imply I roll over each time anyone has a counter argument. Individuals usually assume their opinion counts as reality. Anyone who has been across the weblog neighborhood for some time know one or two bloggers who’ve determined their opinions are reality. So when anyone come round within the feedback and argues, for instance, that WoW Basic was not well worth the assets expended by Blizzard or that CCP ought to flip EVE On-line into a very completely different sport, I’m usually unconvinced because the proof will not be on their aspect. So I’ll push again on that type of factor.
Does that inform you sufficient about me?
If you wish to know what kind of gamer I’m, there may be all the time the Quantic Foundry gamer profile quiz. I’ve finished that a number of occasions earlier than… and I’ve opinions… and I’ll most likely do it once more. Perhaps even this week. There has most likely been one thing new added since final I took it, and it’s all the time good for a weblog publish. However listed here are previous outcomes:
If that isn’t serving to you, I’ve additionally written a collection of posts… normally underneath the “In Particular person” class… about myself and my experiences exterior of video video games and the weblog.
Or, maybe you’ll find some ingredient of me in how I write. I write in one thing of an off-the-cuff tone, nearer to the best way I converse than the best way I write formal paperwork at work or did again at school. This results in some quirks of its personal, like my having to return and take away the phrase “and” from six consecutive paragraphs. That’s one thing that isn’t as noticeable in dialog as it’s on the web page.
I’m additionally not significantly inclined to make use of exclamation factors, all capital letters, or obscenity haphazardly. I usually reserve these for particular events so they may stand out and supply the emphasis I’m going for with their utilization.
I’m additionally reluctant to say I “love” or “hate” one thing right here, if solely as a result of we’re speaking about video video games more often than not right here and on occasion I really feel like these phrases are used a little bit extra frivolously than they need to be. I’ve observed this main me into an odd state of affairs the place I’ll generally say, “I don’t love this concept” or “I don’t hate this characteristic,” which type of backs myself into one thing adjoining or a notch eliminated. Of possibly I simply overthink issues.
Anyway, a throw away phrase I exploit to vary matters or point out I’m wrapping one thing up, these are at the least some clues to who I’m. You may take from that what you’ll.