Is being a sports fan similar to playing World of Warcraft? No. But having seasonal duration hobbies is!
I read a great article over at the excellent Chick GM about officer leadership styles and what makes a good officer. It made me think about what I valued in GMs and officers, and what I learned as GM.
It took me a long time to come up with my online leadership style, and longer still to identify pieces of what I was actually trying to accomplish. I've been a leader in multiple non-game places, but the MMORPG space is different. My guild suffered a bit while I learned, but eventually I got the hang of it. When it was time for me to hand the reins over, I came up with a list of directives and shared it with the subsequent GMs of my guild.
A number of people who visit here are bloggers themselves, so I thought I'd just describe what technology makes this blog work on a new static page. I'll keep it updated as times change.
One of the great joys of WoW is how couple-friendly it is. My wife and I are suckers for some cooperative multiplayer, and we haven't looked back since we set up her account. We play together all the time, doing dailies, farming mobs, instancing and raiding (although we're learning that being new parents isn't really conducive to raiding, so that's trailing off). Also, leveling alts.
We have some experience leveling a number of duos.
This review is going to fail.
I'm a big fan of words and writing, but sometimes they just fail, and describing what simple joy actually feels like is one of those times. Rather than try to describe the mechanics of the game or what it's about, I'll work on why I like it.