Angst for the Memories

Thanks for tolerating a downshift of postings here at Bio Break — as if you had a choice! Between sickness, my family visiting over the weekend, and a butt-load of work, I haven’t found nearly enough time to piece together a solid daily post, nevermind catch up on my overworked feed reader.

[Fun Syp fact: My Google Reader now subscribes to 820 blogs.  On the average day, that means I’m reading — or skimming — somewhere between 300 and 500 posts, more if Ysharros feels guilty and starts with a postathon.]

Anyway, no coherent post tonight, I just wanted to highlight a recent article by Larisa (it was kind of hard pulling  a Quote of the Day out of it, due to its structure).  I don’t follow a lot of WoW-dedicated blogs these days, but the Pink Pigtail Inn will always be in my reader.

She takes a pretty upbeat approach to why, after all of the arguments and flamebait and angst blows over, people still love WoW.  And while I’m not a current fan of the game, I have my cherished memories, and I admire anyone who decides to simply show why they love something they love.

We get so caught up in trying to one-up each other over games, to slam and critique and continue on our quest to find the “best” that we often forget there are a lot of folks who are quite content where they are, and they don’t always understand the venom that’s spewed their way just for liking a game that someone else has decided to hate, for whatever reason.

Also, Psychochild has a great essay that provides a sane counterpoint to my cough drop-fueled rantings.

3 thoughts on “Angst for the Memories

  1. Brian 'Psychochild' Green November 9, 2010 / 2:09 am

    Hehe, thanks for the link. It’s kind of my job to look at these things with a level head, just as it’s your responsibility to your readers to post about things that you find interesting. The one thing I appreciated about your post was the passion behind it. That’s one reason why I even attempt to keep up with you even when you’re in a five-posts-per-day manic phase. 😉

  2. Larísa November 9, 2010 / 4:47 am

    820 feeds! I thoght I was addicted to readong MMO blogs, but that beats me for sure. No wonder you’re overwhelmed. Anyway – I’m glad to be one of your reads, even if I’m a bit single-minded with my WoW obsession. Who knows, maybe one day I too will find myself transformed from a WoWer into a gamer, moving forward, broadening my horizons. Or possibly – WoW will be my one and only experience in the world fo games. We’ll see what the future brings. For now though I’m pretty fine where I am, regardless of the bitter ranting from the jaded veterans.

  3. Malcolm November 9, 2010 / 9:45 pm

    820? 8…20???

    WOW. I have about 10-15, and get between 10 (Sunday) and 60 (busy weekday) posts to read each day, and that’s already taking too much of my time, since I also have 5-20 Youtube subscription videos to watch, and the Rift forum to frequent. Facebook, Twitter… 😛

    Then there’s things that actually matter in my life, like school, work hours, going out and visiting friends. Yeesh.

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