Tuesday, May 01, 2012

NBI: The story behind the post #1

I started blogging in 2006 and this: Too Old to be Playing Games is one of my favourite posts from that year.

I like it because it is  a story in three parts. The first part is a familiar tale of the pick up group (PUG) from hell. The setting is Guild Wars but it could be any mmorpg. I think is is almost mandatory for every mmorpg blogger to write about the downside of playing with random people on the internet. The second part of this tale recounts the silver lining when one member of that PUG turned out to know what he was doing and how he and I finished the quest together. We chatted as we made progress and it turned out we shared other interests apart from gaming. The third part ... well I think I will leave you to find out the third part for yourself but the third part of the tale is the one that made me think and is the reason I still remember that post almost six years later.

2 comments:

Winged Nazgul said...

Love that third part and it validates a recent comment I made in the RPS forums about "stupid kids and teens":

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?4-What-are-you-playing-at-the-moment&p=120957#post120957

mbp said...

Very true comment WN. There are many terrible adults players and many good kid players. Generalising is never really helpful.