Tag Archives: video games

Why is giving up such a crime?

As someone struggling with mental issues, giving up is something I do every day on a variety of scales from “absolutely everything” to “this game”. I give up on projects. I give up on jobs. I give up on ideas. I give up on people.

But that’s the worst thing you can do, right? Give up? No matter what you’re doing, it’s better to keep trudging forward than to give up, right? You’ll never amount to anything if you can’t stick to it. When you just can’t take something anymore, you’re branded as something rotten for not seeing it through. Continue reading


Back to the Future: Tyria Edition

Wait, no. This is the past. Except, when we’re done with the past, we go… back to the future! Just like Marty McFly! We could be in the movies!

Except they’d technically be machinima. And probably awkward and unwatchable.

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BioWare! Stahp!

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I’m a far cry from reddit, but the above image is relevant to my interests.

So the past little while I’ve been indulging in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer and having a fabulous time. It’s been wonderful to come back and see all the new content added since the last time I played.

And then, a few days into my blissful rediscovery, this is posted:

Nice to see you again. We’ve been doing awesome lately, so we’re shutting down. Sucks to be you!

Mother—(assorted cursing here.) Damn it! I just got back! I was even promoting all my guys because I’d read that the next weekend operation would be promotion based. Why do you do this to me, BioWare? Do you think it’s fun? This isn’t teasing! It’s agony. Please stop. Please.

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Hardcore Raiders Are More Effective Than Harvard Grads

You heard me.

This guy would rather hire a World of Warcraft raider than a Harvard MBA.

Wait. What?

Stopping to consider the experiences I had in World of Warcraft,  a lot of them would be transferable to the business world.

Obviously, as a raid leader there were leadership tasks, scheduling, conflict settlement, hiring and firing, strategic decisions, stepping in, backup planning, preparation, and performance evaluation. I’ve done all those things. Admittedly, not all of them are easy, but compared to someone fresh out of Harvard? Continue reading


Where have I been? Guild Wars 2

Night at night.

Night at night.

I fell in love with Tyria, especially the plant-based elf replacement, the Sylvari. They’re so magical and alien. They don’t even know who they are, let alone who everyone else is, or what the world is that they’ve suddenly sprouted into.

It is quite simply a beautiful place. The official artwork in and out of game is based on rough strokes of paint that tells stories in smudges. As you explore, the smudges give way to details.

And Tyria fixes a slew of problems that have always grated on my nerves in MMOs. Continue reading