The Newbie Blogger Initiative (NBI) has been great so far. All you that have joined me, thank you. I appreciate your company and look forward to hearing what you have to say and offer my thoughts as well. Perhaps sparring some, and doing some cooperative work together, but in the end, I hope to find myself in a great community.
I’ve already created an introductory post back when I made the blog. Now with the NBI, I wanted to revisit it and give another introduction to my new list of possible readers, peers, as well as vets who are helping us all out.
I’m Tyrannodorkus, you can refer to me as such, or as Mr Tyranny (thought it sounded cool), or just plain Roger. I’m a gamer, as many of you are, and I cut my teeth on Mario on the Nintendo. I’ve had a long time fling with video games, one that isn’t going away anytime soon. My current favorite genre is MMO, which I’ve been a part of for 15 years now, I believe, and I plan to use it as my focus for blogging. The subject I plan to spotlight will be game mechanics, because to me, they are the most important part of the game.
A bit about myself, I’ve mentioned on the NBI forum, I’m the awkward guy who has a tough time talking to others. The past few years, I’ve been a daily reader of Massively, and because of those wonderful people and the community, I’ve been feeling more comfortable interacting in an online text format. I still have issues with voice chat. Some of you may know what I mean, but I get small panic like attacks at just the thought of joining a mumble server, or even having to call the car dealership to setup an appointment. Shame really, but my brother has always been there to help me. It’s time I try and conquer this, or at least learn to control it.
Tyrannodorkus is something I created with my brother a while back, but had just started using. I plan to post mostly about MMOs and game mechanics, but I left myself open to talk about other games if necessary. I don’t plan to stray from this for now, so I can stay focused.
I also have a Youtube account, mostly to get my voice out there, partly inspired for my love of let’s plays, and lastly because it’s something I would never have done a year ago. If you check it out, please let me know what you think. I’d like to get more feedback, but a polite gesture or a ‘nice job’ is appreciated just as much. You can find it here.
Finally, from all I’ve learned over the years, I want to help build and be a part of a great community. I want to hear from you and want to know what you think. I’ve always been the silent supporter, so I know it’s hard to let people know you care. There’s more than just talking to let someone know you are there to help. Hitting a like, or favorite, or whatever the system provides is a great way to show support. So please let me know what you think, and let others know you support them.
I'm glad to see you working to grow as an individual and sharing your opinion openly to everyone.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I appreciate it. :)Delete
Great introduction. I like how you're too shy for voice chat but have no problem whatsoever posting vlogs. For me it's really the other way around! (Although I thought voice chat to be very scary too, at first, but raiding multiple times a week with voice chat helped that go away.) Looking forward to more posts to come. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you. I guess when it comes to Vlogs or Let's Play videos, it's pretty much a one way thing. When you include others in that mix, I tend to go silent. I signed up for that Podcast that Izlain said he was looking for a couple newbie bloggers, sort of as a way to toss myself into the deep in. I'm looking forward to it, but very nervous as well. Maybe doing this more will get me used to it, like raiding did for you.Delete
That sounds exciting! I'd love to read about your experiences doing that podcast here. :)Delete
Woah, I didn't think to make one. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm writing up a rough draft now.Delete
WELCOME, and i was like that a lot too but over time playing with friends, guildies and that podcast I getting far more open and confident with speaking. Still those little butterflies near the beginning of every podcast haha.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I subscribed to your channel, but I didn't notice you had a podcast too. I liked your review for Ori. I'll have to look for that podcast now.Delete