How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good, but I didn’t think it was going to end up that way, until I thought about it.
Let’s get to it.
I went on my first-ever full binge.
I need to explain…
A game of mine was having a special event (that ended yesterday), which allowed me to train a very expensive skill in the game for free. But that meant I had to stand in front of a giant yellow sphere while my character sucked the energy out of it–a portal thing, sorta. And when mini orbs popped up (in one of 8 spots), I’d click on those.
As you’ve already guessed, that sounds extremely boring. So I wanted to have a bit of something to divert me.
Hence the binge (see, the first part wasn’t what I meant, either).
I should have binged something more eddicational, I know, but what’s done is done.
I’d recently discovered a Youtuber who plays one of the games that I do (one that I actually blogged about over this way). I learned awhile back about his strategies for getting gems in the game, and I really liked it.
He also mentioned that this particular game had moved to Steam, and that moving to another city can really crack the game open for you (my words, not his, but I already mentioned that before). That’s also why I moved to another city–for over a year, I built up my own city by myself. But on this dude’s suggestion about moving, I went ahead and did it.
I wondered what else this dude had to say. So yesterday I watched the rest of his Youtube content on this particular game.
All 45 episodes of it.
Do I know how long this took? Heck no. But I do know he talks slowly enough for me to use double speed, and not be confused, so it wasn’t too bad (and I learned a bit about branding and what-have-ya along the way). A lot of videos were around 5 minutes, but a few of them were over 10.
And he covered every aspect of the game he could think of, which I thought was cool.
I might take several posts this week to relate what he said to writing and what we do, but I’ll start with…
He told me something I wasn’t aware of, or had forgotten (the moving to another city thing and that this game was available on Steam).
On the surface, that could sound trivial, but it’s really not.
As a writer, it’s good to review things–even the things you know, or know well (which I hope to also post about if I do make this a series for this week). It’s also important to learn new things (which I’ll try to go into later–it’s a bit difficult for me to separate, since reviewing old and discovering new things are related because they’re about the same subject).
There were certain things I did know, and others I definitely did not (which I’ll relate to writing, too, of course).
And I may never have done this, if the grind for another game hadn’t compelled me, so to speak.
But it was a unique experience, either way, and I’m glad I did it.
Until next time,