Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

So…Whatcha Up To?

July 26, 2013 4 comments

So I’m curious. What are you guys up to? I mean, I know what I have been up to, and that’s this:

Hamiltonian page

Yup, that is literally a page from my masters thesis. It looks hard and…well, I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty stinkin’ hard. That’s not bragging, more like complaining haha. Late nights, lots of Diet Dr. Pepper, very little game time.

But I want to start up a dialog. What games are you guys playing, or if real life is taking priority (like with me), then what are you doing? Let’s converse like civilized folks. (Bonus points if you can read that in your mind with Malcolm Reynolds’ voice.)

Don’t Burnout! Diversify!

March 19, 2013 2 comments


Burnout in MMOs is not only common, it is expected. No one picks up an MMO to play forever, and we all expect that someday, we will move on to something different. Today I want to look at some of the things that cause burnout in games, my experience with burnout, and the ways you can address burnout in your own life. Read more…

How To Be Socially Awkward Even Among Nerds

July 31, 2012 1 comment

Awkward Is An Art

There is this blog I like to read (which unfortunately hasn’t been updated in a while) where the author likes to write about being socially awkward. The name of the blog is Awkward Is An Art. I love the funny stories about the dozens of ways this guy gets in trouble socially as a painfully lovable nerd.

I am reminded of this blog today, because I recently had a socially awkward moment. Not only that, but it was among people known for being socially awkward: nerds. Now, I want to say that Carla, Maer, Jason, and John are not even socially awkward. But it is funny that I was in the company of fellow gamer geeks.

Wait, You Were Talking?

I was recording the July Writers’ Roundtable Podcast for Corellian Run Radio (so hint, hint; go look it up here).

We started discussing the upcoming release of HK-51, and I had a little time to think about the question, as I was not the first in the cycle of writers to talk about it. A thought occurred to me that I could make a funny joke! That was my first mistake.

The joke was as follows: Carla would ask me what I thought about HK-51. As I am a big fan of HK-47 in KOTOR, I would reply, “Declaration: I am very excited for this, Master!” It would be perfect! I would be funny! I would be eternally loved by all HK-47 fans in the audience of Corellian Run Radio! What could go wrong?

My turn came up and I said my joke and was very proud…until I didn’t hear anyone laugh. I was kind of embarrassed; not even a chuckle! I recovered and started talking about how I wanted the questline to get HK-51 to be very long, and suddenly Carla says, “Drew, are you there?”

And that’s when I realized that my mic was muted.

You see, while recording, I muted my mic to answer a question my wife asked, and I forgot to unmute it. I hastily unmuted my mic and explained myself, and even slipped the joke into conversation again in a second, but I botched the delivery. Oh well.

The moral of the story: I shouldn’t try to be funny.

Return of the Thing

June 29, 2012 2 comments

So today I tried Lord of the Rings Online again, mainly due to my brother wanting to play our level 40ish characters together. I had two options in that level range. The first was my burglar and the second was my runekeeper. Unfortunately for my sanity, I picked the runekeeper. I forgot how many buttons the runekeeper has! Read more…

It’s Been 6 Months Already?

June 4, 2012 Comments off

Time flies…get it? 😀

Inspired by an article over at Inquisitor’s Roadhouse, I have suddenly realized that it has been almost 6 months since SWTOR launched.

So with that in mind, I have two things I want to share with you! The first is a Top 5 Things I Have Loved, where I gush about my favorite game and the things you should check out. The second is a Top 5 Things That Need To Change Immediately, where I bar no holds and tackle the issues that plague us all, or at least me. Read more…