Syp has organized the Newbie Blogger initiative to get the word out about new bloggers. The hope is that with some encouragement the great writers of the MMO community will feel compelled to start blogs and become the next generation of bloggers. It is a great idea and I’m completely behind it! I spent some time this week reading various posts from writers I am not familiar with! I thought I would take the time to share some of the great things I found.
The first up on my list is Ocho from Casual Aggro with an article about leveling in Guild Wars 2. Ocho makes a comparison between GW and GW2 and how leveling is used more as a gate than an actual slow path to keep players going.
Zellviren writes an extremely interesting article about whether your religion impacts your character creation choices. I found it fascinating and it gave me pause to think about why I play Ferrel. Ferrel is a cleric who helps others and that is a part of my religion and code of morals. There might just be a link there!
Do you remember text-based adventure games? Are you familiar with main-frames and terminals? Feliz is and brought back some great memories for me. Check out this write up about A Colossal Cave Adventure.
Playing to win is an interesting concept that does pop up in MMORPGs now and then. Some of us play to play and others just play to win! Saali took some time to write a little about this.
A trip to the Faire. Lyrestra spent some time at the Darkmoon Faire in World of Warcraft. Despite being a min/max raider I really do enjoy the non-combat parts of online games! This looks like fun.
An Iron Man Challenge? That is pretty serious business. One death and the character is done! Huntress Maruka gives a brief account of her experience with the Iron Man Challenge!
Iniquity is currently working on a Tera chapter and CraftyGod happens to be doing a good write up about some crafting within that particular game! I thought I would pass that information along to my team!
There you have it folks, some of the articles I read this week that I wanted to share. Please take some time to encourage these bloggers! Go read their articles and maybe leave them a comment or two!