Written by Liam “Loki” Belcher
(This is an editorial piece. The opinions in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of compLexity Gaming or its parent company.)
Have you noticed that in the last few months the articles have been none existant from my own persons? (I know you have, Jake) Well this is because of three factors : 1 – I have a girlfriend and love to spend time with her. 2 – I have a job outside of gaming these days (given it’s in a supermarket but it’s good pay) 3 – I have a new addiction to a hard class of drug…So that last one was a lie but you get the idea. I’m going to start off this article, again, with a statement – Mike Luxion sold his soul to the devil. There, I said it. “But Loki, I thought you loved him. Isn’t it true that you only said what you just said because he didn’t like the hair statue you made of him from your own back hair?” YES! But that’s not the point! What I’m trying to get at is that short of Mike (or LANDodger to anyone that’s not stalking him *cough*) selling his soul to the Devil it is impossible that he comes up with ideas for articles on his own. It’s got to the point where I’ll sit in my room and think of ideas for artistic articles titled “The Pringles On My Desk – A Journey Into Om Nom Nom” and have to stop myself. Not because it would be a bad idea but simply because Jake wouldn’t post it.
Ideas are scarce to me in this baron gaming land. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re an accountant/writer, you’ll be able to come up with loads of ideas for articles in gaming but I hate statistics and I hate your face (to make a mature point). Statistics are cool to talk about when you’re having a conversation about football (which I bring up every article because US BRITS LOVE SOCCER. UUURGH RIOTS AND STUFF AND BAD TEETH!) or something similar like rounds won by coL or rounds lost by EG. However when it comes to articles only people such as Weenus, LANDodger or Bootman know how to put it across in my eyes. Anyone else is a damn fraud and liar and you know it!
The best form of blogging or articles these days seems to be Vlogs or “Webisodes” it seems. I see the two main peeps being Swoozie and DJWheat for this category. As I sit here updating this months old article from way back in March I think of the people that have made writing so much fun for me and wonder how they come up with their ideas. Does TheUltimateGamer sacrifice something to someone? Maybe it’s just that I’ve been out of the loop for so long or maybe in these troubled times there’s just not enough pazzaz in gaming to write about. I tend to think that it’s the former and that my absence from gaming has resulted in a lack knowledge (not that I had a lot to start with) in regards to writing informative or cool articles. So, let me know if anyone knows anything I can write about because this old man is running on steam. Above is the case in point.