Well hello and welcome to my blog. 4 years ago I graduated with Bachelor of Arts and since then the only thing I’ve done with my life is continue gaming.
I started computer games with Warcraft I and found myself deeply involved with Real Time Strategy games, largely because all of the action, adventure, rpg, and first person shooting games just sucked. Even puzzle games were far more fun than the fighters they were coming out with.
I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life fairly dedicated to the Blizzard franchise. The launch of World of Warcraft for me was a turning point in my life. For 2-3 years it was the only game for me, but eventually it broke my hold on me and I went on to play the Guitar Hero games, strategy games, first person shooters, and *puke* fighter games.
What I found was that the MMO format is not only the most popular, but also the most fun to play. After you play an MMO you start asking yourself how fun is it to kill a soldier 1000 times without seeing any reward from it. Of course, I’m right. The MMO format has become so popular now that nearly every game out there has found some way of incorporating MMO’s progression system into their own game play. Team Fortress 2 for example came out with the Achievement system (later copied by WoW) that nearly every first person shooter uses now. DoTA (Warcraft 3 map) has launched into a brand new game of its own where you maintain a leveling summoner. Without MMORPG format gaming could never be as popular as it is right now… that being more popular than music and movie industries combined.
I could not possibly make a list of all the games I’ve played so far, the list is too extensive. But I have sampled and played extensively games from every major type of gaming format.
I’ll be posting roughly once a week on here with some opinions on developments in the gaming world (more specifically and largely the MMO world) and I’ll put up my own 2 cents of any game I happen to start playing.
When I started gaming it was on console systems. I had this avid addiction of naming all the characters in games Assman. The worst instance of this is in Final Fantasy X where I would do all the puzzles for a friend of mine (who couldn’t do them himself) and when I’d get my demon summon thing I’d name it Assman, so every single summon was named the same. But of course once everything became connected online a vulgar name like Assman became a conflict in most games terms of service, so I adopted the name Troublmaker which I have used since.
When Starcraft 2 came out it changed my playing habits. RTS is still sitting there in my blood and has come back to haunt me. I played the original Starcraft campaign way too much and got heavily addicted to ladder play and UMS maps. So when Starcraft 2 came out I just ditched MMOs in favor of Starcraft 2.
As Cataclysm came into fruition I naturally flourished back into WoW playing Starcraft 2 casually.
- Starcraft 2
- World of Warcraft
- Allods Online
- Uncharted Waters Online