Healing the Masses just posted an article that included a little blurb about yours truly:
“Has Syp died as a mmo blogger due to his interest in older rpg’s because that’s the opinion I’m receiving. Of course he hasn’t. MMO blogs, like his own are just becoming more diverse which I think is an incredibly good thing.”
It’s not meant in any sort of negative way, but I thought I’d use this to clarify a few things about Bio Break.
This is my gaming blog. It always has been since its inception in December 2008. Because of my interests, it’s mostly about MMOs. But even since the beginning, I’ve touched on other things, including nostalgia gaming, hardware, conventions, Geocaching, mobile titles, and the like. Bio Break isn’t becoming more diverse; it’s always been diverse. Just like most other blogs, it’s here to be a platform for me to jabber on about whatever’s caught my interest on a particular day.
Once I started at Massively in 2010, some of what I would’ve written for Bio Break I save for there. It also resulted in a drop in my formerly insane post count numbers here, although I still have my moments.
Generally what I’m aiming to do these days is put out a morning post that rotates through my stable of current MMOs and any other topics I want to talk about, then an afternoon post detailing my adventures through a retro game. I don’t want to be all about retro gaming, but it’s fascinating to me lately, and I really had a blast journaling my way through Planescape Torment. It’s actually made me think about doing a similar log of a character’s journey through an MMO. Maybe when a new title comes out, like WildStar.
I write for me, first and foremost. It’s enjoyable and relaxing to do so. I’m glad if it amuses, entertains, or occasionally informs readers. But I don’t think Bio Break would be a better blog if I started writing what I think would appeal to others. It would definitely be a less honest blog.
And for any concerned that MMO blogs are going away… well, I’ve been vigorously updating my blogroll on the right there to include all of the ones that I have on my RSS reader that have updated within the past month. I think that the community still has a lot to say, personally. I know I do.
Anyway, thank you all for continuing to read and support Bio Break!