A few days ago I started up an MMO journal — a spreadsheet, really, to keep track of what I’m doing and playing on any given day. It’s something I’ve thought about doing for a while now, and after a few days of using it, I’m glad I created it (I’m also kicking myself for not doing it a while ago).
It’s pretty basic, really. The idea is that every day I’ll log what games I played and what I achieved or worked on in that title. This isn’t going to be for Bio Break posting or anything, but just for personal use. I think it’s going to help me stay more balanced between the games I’m playing, be able to see at a glance what I was doing last time, and have a visual record of my characters’ progress through MMOs.
I can see this being particularly helpful over a long period of time. Say I leave a game for several months and then return — the journal will show me what I was doing last and help with that reentry process. It’ll also be interesting to see what my MMO habits look like over the span of a year or two.
Do any of you keep a similar play journal?