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Crikey, has it really been 11 months since my last blog post? I’m still here, still playing games and reading about them… so why haven’t I been posting anything? I’m genuinely not sure myself, although I can propose a few possible answers…

One – for the last couple of years, I’ve been playing WoW as my main game, and quite possibly I’ve felt less need to blog about that game than others. It’s not that there isn’t anything to say about WoW, but a lot of people play that game, and a lot blog about it, and it has dedicated third party news websites devoted to it. I guess I feel there’s less point in me writing a blog post if someone else has already gone and made the same point. However, for the last few months I’ve been on break from WoW as I played with GW2’s expansion, revisited SWTOR and am currently sticking my nose in a few old MMOs that I played at launch to see how the years have treated them (last stop was EQ2, current port of call Pirates of the Burning Sea). So there may just be more blog material in those explorations, even though the siren call of unlocking the new races is tempting me back into WoW…

Two – also for the last couple of years, I’ve been working as an IT manager rather than my old role as a technical designer. Quite why that should impact blogging I don’t know. It’s not really required more working hours than the designing, but maybe the fact that it’s required more time spent in meetings and human(ish) interaction has either fulfilled some deep-seated need that blogging filled, or just drained my communication batteries. Either way, thanks to restructuring shenanigans I’m now back to being a designer so if that does make a difference, we should be seeing more blogging around here.

Three – seriously, have you had a look at the state of the planet? I’ve been torn between sitting back with the popcorn or posting a lot more on politics than on games, and while I’ve touched on politics occasionally here, that’s not what I wanted this blog to be about. I’m also aware that my own political views don’t slot in with either the progressive liberal camp or the alt-right legions. Given just how polarised internet political discourse is these days, putting my head above the parapet as a laissez-faire moderate  would just get me flamed from both directions, so it’s better if I just keep on munching the popcorn.

Four – it may just be that I’m getting old. However, it has to be said that hasn’t slowed down some bloggers who are older than I am, some of them even being positively ancient.

Anyway – happy new year one and all, and while I don’t want to make promises I may not keep, I may actually make more posts this year than I did in the previous twelve months.



  1. Welcome back!

  2. Avast Tremayne! welcome to the club – life and careers and crazy world events have been doing the same to me, but it’s still nice to return to blogging from time to time, isnt it 🙂 /wave

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