I’ve always been rather free with how I feel at the time in my daily life which is often only based on whatever information is available and, when it comes to the blog this involves writing down my thoughts and posting them for everyone to see. I enjoy doing this far more than any sort of factoid based post or guide as it is the experience of gaming that I enjoy more than any other element. But the opinions I have are not based on much, just something I feel at the time based on experiences and such.
Doing this means I’m often wrong; sometimes a little, sometimes just in parts and other times it will be the dumbest shit you’ve ever heard. While I do research things, sometimes extensively I just don’t have the time to fully research every single article like I’d want to but you’re not expected to be write perfectly in every aspect either, no matter how much people say so. Based on my experiences I’m often wrong in retrospect too. After playing something for a time after being hyped after promotional experiences it sometimes fails to meet expectations, or the opposite where something you were originally repulsed by you suddenly gain more interest on.
For me at the moment I’m seeing a a decline in my interest with Elder Scrolls Online. After playing it for that month pretty heavily I haven’t touched it in over 3 weeks. A collection of disappointments leading up to that moment but it was a game I was extremely pleased with but quickly fell from interest. I’ll be going back of course but having a break away has definitely been a good thing to recharge y interest and avoid burnout.
I’ve also seen my interest in games like Wildstar and Archeage growing again. I wrote off Wildstar almost immediately after playing it and while my main fault still stands it seems it gets right what I’m missing in ESO. Archeage too, and for that I think I was reading forums too much which tend to be the domain of the critical and disappointed. It will still obviously have flaws but it’s something I really want to try in the coming months to get my own feel for it. Not enough for a 150$ alpha invite.. that’s retarded, but maybe enough for beta.
The point is that’s what it is to be a blogger in my mind and one of the great bits about it. You’re allowed to be wrong from time to time, sometimes a lot as opinions and thoughts can and do change based on experience and time. Sometimes it’s not even related to the game but more a general mood you’ve fallen into, and that’s ok too. Your not expected to always have the same opinion, the same train of thought and the same interests from one month to the next… in fact I’d be more worried about the people who don’t change their opinions at all.
Now if this was some kind of professional site then you probably wouldn’t be able to get away with a focus on opinions and experiences but for blogging it’s the best part. It’s the reason I do it and the reason I read so many. News sites get boring and it is these opinions that remain interesting whether they’re wrong, right or within that murky grey space.