I had a different plan for this post. The holiday events in The Secret World just wrapped up the other day, and DC Universe Online tweeted that they were extending theirs until January 12. I wanted to talk about winter holiday events – the types of events that various games put together, and then a bit about how much I appreciate it when they clearly put a lot of effort in. I took massive amounts of screenshots and had an idea of how I wanted to approach it.
Then, something cool happened during a pug (Pickup Group/Game, random players as opposed to a group of folks who know each other) in The Secret World. It’s something that has happened before but gives me pause each time it does. I don’t want this blog to turn into only “be nice” stories, but I’ve seen a few friends lament a lack of “players doing cool things” stories online. In the interest of talking more about what players are doing right, I’m going to tell my story, and save the event chatter for a different post. As a sidenote – I’m amused that the one dungeon I forgot to get screenshots of is the one involved in this story. 😛 TSWDB (awesome player-run TSW site) has some under “2013 – Krampusnacht” for those interested. Continue Reading
I’ve added a “Currently Playing” page to the “About Me” section; adjusted some of the color scheme and layout, and added a new pic to said “About Me” section. I’ve also added Tumblr share buttons for all you folks who use that.
I was planning on updating with more things, but it’s been return of killer tooth pain the last few days so I’ll be taking my time on that. I’d also hate to completely miss the last few nights of The Secret World’s holiday event. ^^
I would like to keep to an update schedule of at least 3 posts a week, but again, this tooth stuff is cramping my style here. I won’t have any kind of set schedule until I’ve at least got that taken care of. Thanks again for your patience and your time! 🙂
I was chatting with a friend today who’s gotten into livestreaming. If anyone reading this is unfamiliar with the term, it means (in short) to broadcast something live online – in this case, playing video games. The audience can chat with each other and the host through text in realtime; it’s becoming even more common as consoles start adding the option.
It’s always an odd topic for me to discuss since I very rarely run my own stream. I’m gaming on a laptop and that just tends to make it a pain for me. On the other hand, I watch and/or join in other livestreams enough that it’s something I certainly have thoughts on. So, with the caveat that I’m not claiming to be a professional at something I do very rarely (at least, rarely on my own), I’m going to at least list some of what I’ve learned and advice I’ve heard from others. I’m calling it “thoughts” rather than advice, because really that’s all this is. Continue Reading
While I was doing my thanks you’s for the new year, I mentioned “awesome gaming communities” more than once. A good community is important to me when I’m deciding where I’m going to spend my time. I’ve always said I deal with enough jerks offline, I don’t need them during my game time, too. Just calling a community “awesome and win” isn’t very descriptive though, so let’s talk about something my favorite gaming communities have in common. Continue Reading
Is it even possible to do a, “Hey I have a blog again,” post without being boring and self indulgent? I’m not entirely sure, but I doubt it. I’ll keep it short, at least. 🙂 Continue Reading