I would promise you great things from this website, but my mom didn’t raise a liar. Speaking of mom, she is the one to thank for this mess. Without her I probably wouldn’t have started this project. Now I cant put an exact date on it, but sometime in the past I managed to con my parents into playing video games. This was great! However there was a lot of things about games that they just had a hard time with. My dad use to play Tomb Raider and couldn’t get past a part in the level, I would be there to save the day! My mom would ask me about puzzles in Skyrim, and how to reset talents in ESO. She told me that I should make videos on these tips to help other people. I felt that the market for game tricks and tips was over saturated and would be fighting an uphill battle with top of the line content providers.
So I didn’t do it.
I then thought about a place where anyone could get information on any game, a super data base of all games! Powered by the community! Sounds great on paper, but I’m certainly not going to be able to fill in all the information for the games in my steam account let alone the entire web. I certainly wouldn’t expect other people to come in and fill in the data either. Also don’t think anyone will join a dead forum to ask questions to a empty room. The last nail in the coffin was when Gamepedia came about. Not complaining, they did the job better then I could have. So that’s good!
At this point in time I started to stray away from the idea of making a website for tips and tricks. I started to get into making games, Or I should say following guides on how to make pong. The idea seemed simple at first, but I quickly realized how very wrong I was. It is a slow progress to make a game while learning everything at the same time. I had grand expectations of the stuff that I worked on and frequently bit off more than I could chew. I guess I would not be following in the footsteps of Notch.
So what I did do.
A full circle is what I did. I had Noob Loot up as a forum for stuff I thought would be interesting, but I had nothing on there. Talking with my Mom about content for a site that was pretty much empty, she brought up the tips and tricks thing again. Just not in video format. As a blog?
What is a blog? I’m not sure why I never associated a blog with anything outside of a philosophical outlet. Well that was something new to think about. After I did some research on the topic I discovered that pretty much every website I go to is a glorified blog. I don’t mean that in a negative light either. Pretty much every news website is a blog about news. Game websites are blogs about games. At least that’s my way of looking at it.
So here I am.
I am really fond of the idea of making random posts about what I learned and messed up while gaming. Maybe about the games Ive tried to make or one day will make. So after much searching I think I found my niche.