Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So here we are again, writing some crap about what I've done recently in my free time. I know, it doesn't get much more exciting than this, does it? No it does not. It doesn't get more interesting than this either, does it? Oh hell no, this is the shit right here, the golden shiny shit that Quetzalcoatl would call a taste of paradise. That's right folks, we're about to begin but I must ask you one more question first: Are you ready to get your minds blown?
Why do I blog? To feel noticed, to garner some attention, but most importantly to feel like I'm saying something either significant (lol fat chance) or entertaining. I know I'm all over the place all the damn time, which makes it hard to maintain regular readers. Now don't get me wrong, I love all 4 of you, but 4 is a small assed number and I just want to sit it down in front of a TV showing Oprah and spoon feed it bon bons. Hopefully then it will plump up.
What do heavier traffic blogs have that I don't? Well some have a past of popularity so they already have a following, most of whom don't care what the blogger says as long as he says something. Others pick one game or one MMO niche and focus solely on that while belittling/comparing the other genres and thus pissing other people off which creates a shit storm of traffic. Some bloggers like to be knee deep in the details of systems that power our favorite games. Then you've got people like me. We play games, usually changing a game every month or so, and all we write is our experience in said games and our expectations of future said games.
So, what do I do to increase my traffic? I think no matter what path I choose I'm going to have to whore myself out on the ol comment trains again (how do you think you found this place?). But then what? Do I focus on one game or a niche, do I get knee deep in the details, or do I stop blogging and accomplish some MMO career and then start blogging again?
I started writing this before my last post. I think I'm just going to "share my experiences", much like I have been doing, just with video. Shit, maybe I'll even learn something.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I'm getting a little wary of Aion. I keep seeing all of this hullabaloo about the grind getting so horrible the further you get. I don't think I'm seeing it yet, though I am probably getting close. I say this because the new areas I reach keep having fewer and fewer quests (I've since discovered the top half of Impetsium or whatever). What I'm wondering is how bad is it going to be in my eyes if at all?
That seems like part of the problem, that we only have a "bad thing" to look forward to. What are the positives to look forward to? I've heard nothing of the PvP quality except that it might be bad. I've heard of "rifting" as something to do but I don't know what it is.
When did the MMO community get so negative? I've been trying to stay out of the mainstream opinion (pertaining to MMOs) but it seeks me out and finds me anyway. Here I am giving everything a chance and then some beta tester that probably didn't test shit tells the world that this, this, and this sucks ass. Since the game company doesn't tell anyone shit, this is the first thing anyone hears about it and our preconceptions become tainted. What the fuck is that bullshit?
Let's use our jump to conclusions mat and say that the beta tester that didn't test shit is some dumb kid whose first MMO (and probably only MMO) was WoW. Do you see where I'm going with this now? I hate to jump back on this train, but the scourge is spreading and it is important to talk about the 900 lb (or 90 stone for our "other" readers) gorilla in the corner throwing shit at everyone. Ever since the MMO community exploded and multiplied by about 10, I can't play an MMO without running into some stupid effin WoW kids.
Aion is not excluded from this douchebaggery and that makes me sad and pissed off. Yesterday (Monday) I was doing a gathering quest to get 15 Kandula. I got fucked over left and right on this shit and god damn did it piss me off. There are mobs near this node, let me clear them away. Mid fight some shit bag walks right through me and steals my shit. So now to me, "It's on!", I hit my charge (sprint) spell and run to the next node, I'm at the node, it is all mine, yes! FUCK! I aggroed a mob, and now another shit bag that I sprinted passed is stealing my shit! Motherfucker! I need 3 fucking Kandula and its taking me way too long. I find one close to town and start harvesting. In between clicks to harvest, a level fucking 27 steals my fucking node! What the fuck.
Didn't people used to show some god damn common courtesy? Didn't people used to get into shit for impeding on a lower levels ability to do a quest? I didn't try to report him because that's not my style and I'm sure there are much more important issues for the GMs to handle, but god damn, what has this community devolved into? A bunch of lonely, shitty fucking give me now kids. And I hate it.
But thanks to the Change Channel option, I'm still able to have fun!