It is (has been?) official - I've joined the cult of Blizzard. Much as I like to think I was already a full-fledged member, I had never participated in the craziness known as Blizzcon either in person or virtually. This year, however I got my first virtual ticket and literally spent two days glued to my computer screen squeeing like a teenager at a Bieber concert. And because of the generosity of a lovely friend of mine I’m now playing Diablo III, which means every single Blizzard game aside from WoW has sucked me into its blissful maw.
I realize I’m again late to the party here, but there’s a good reason for that. When I first heard about the mindblowingly inane Gamergate, I didn’t believe it was real at first. With my head buried in the sand, I thought there was no possible way a movement started by the vicious ravings of an ex could possibly come to anything in this day and age. I laugh sadly at my own naivete. Then, my horror ever growing I realized it wasn’t going away.
Its almost been a year since I started running my very first tabletop RPG campaign! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, as I hope my players have been having. Running a game has actually been one of the most rewarding experiences of this past year - I’ve gotten to stretch my creative muscles and I’ve made some great friends that I wouldn’t otherwise have had. I think anyone who enjoys tabletop gaming should try their hand at running a game at least once. Its a lot of work, but it is super worth it.
I could be wrong, but I think I've joined the ranks of Those Who Play MMORPGers. After a long time away from ESO I've jumped back into it and I'm honestly having more fun than ever. I'm not saying its a perfect game by any means, but I've experienced more of the gaming time warp with it than I have in a long time. I love the crafting, and since the patch enchanting has been easier to level up which I'm happy about. Still slow, though. Man. I have noticed myself falling into some hilarious MMMORPGer (or it could be the MMORPGer combined with the Elder Scrolls player) behaviors though.