I couldn’t fit everything I wanted to say in the comment box. Seriously.
I started out reading Genda’s Grouchy Gamer and Wilhelm’s Ancient Gaming Noob, along with Ysharros’ Stylish Corpse and West Karana. And they had such awesome posts and neat things to say, I often wanted to give my own perspective. I probably would have been a content reader, but for the perfect storm of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
You see the summer before I started this blog my dad and brother and I had attended a Games Workshop Gameday and had a blast. And we also won a closed beta account in a drawing that day. I had done EQOA, passed on Vanguard, and settled into WoW. I had flirted around with Everquest II and City of Heroes, but nothing serious. Mostly I was looking for a game that I could convince our little gaming group to go for after I had dropped my WoW sub and refused to go back (not the most sporting of things). WAR looked like it might be the way to go – my brother and I played tabletop and our third party member was a big Blood Bowl aficionado.
The problem was that we never got the beta account (and the contact info GW gave us ended up being bogus), so I had to go looking for a beta key. And I had never done a game at launch. One of the reasons I did not dive into EQ2 despite how much I loved it was I felt so far behind. So armed with a beta key and the opportunity to get into what looked to be the next big MMO at launch was the perfect setup and gave me the perfect reason to start a blog.
And I wasn’t the only one. Lots of us started blogs around that time as I recall (how many of you started around August of 2008?). Enough that the Casualties of War guild got off the ground with a band and a ton of members.
Turns out I was right, I did have a lot to say. Here I am nearly five years later and I’m still blabbing on.
One thought on “Day Two – I Started A Blog Because…”
LOL I had almost the opposite experience: I started blogging and then discovered the gamer/blogger community.
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