Hello and welcome to Bio Break, a blog devoted to MMORPGs, RPGs, and games that don’t have “RPG” in them!
I’m Syp, a 36-year-old gamer/writer/fugitive. I’m married with two kids, and work as both a professional writer and a youth pastor. I’ve been gaming ever since I was a wee tyke on my Atari 2600, and grew up programming games, pouring over RPG manuals, and eventually becoming a big fan of them spiffy More-Pigs (MMORPGs). “Syp” comes from a gnome warlock I created in WoW back in 2006, and I’ve kept the alias ever since.
Alias. What a cool, cool show.
I began blogging in 2008 with WAAAGH!, a Warhammer Online blog that ran until early 2009. While my time in WAR came to an end, I realized that I didn’t want to stop blogging, and instead wanted to comment on other games as well, most notably MMOs and RPGs. That doesn’t fit so well in a Warhammer Online-specific blog, and rather than stretch the credibility of that blog too far, I decided to carve out another niche in the blogosphere and create Bio Break to handle the rest of my gaming interests.
I am also a senior contributing editor over at Massively since March 2010.
So why “Bio Break” as a title? Firstly, because “Exploding Sheep” was taken in the WordPress database. Alas. Bio Break is a gamer term that’s always amused me as a politic way of saying “I gotta go POTTY!” to your teammates, and it just sounded right as the title of a blog. It’s alliterative, not too serious, and has toilet humor built right in!
As a MMO gamer, I’ve been happy settling somewhere in the middle between “casual” and “hardcore”. I’m not much of a raider or a PvPer, and often become consumed by “fluff” and other trivial activities in games. I am always eager to try out new titles, and have been involved in MMOs ever since trying out Anarchy Online. On launch day.
You can follow me on Twitter (@Sypster) or email me at justin -at- massively -dot- com.