So Many Great Post Ideas: Five Questions and Answers

I’ve got six open day slots on my Blaugust calendar schedule.  I’m going to turn to some of the post ideas put forth by others to fill those slots.   Five for each day should do it.

Tales of the Aggronaut

  • Write about the first time a game made you cry.  This could in theory be substituted for any sort of media… a book, a movie, a play…  just write about the first time you found yourself completely caught up in the story and those walls fell.

Perhaps there was one somewhere earlier, but the touching story I always think about is the one in Pandaria where a woman wants to save her husband before doing anything else is done.  That is not how it plays out, and he dies nobly.  Her grief is so enormous, she is overcome by Sha emotions.   Her story makes me sad each time.

  • Write about your first online gaming experience and why it was positive or negative in shaping your opinions of online interactions going forward.

So way back, I decided to try Star Wars Galaxies as my first online game.  I had read that in this game, you could go completely non-combat, which was hugely appealing.   And it was Star Wars, the IP nearest and dearest to my imagination.

I had no idea what was going on, couldn’t tell people from NPCs, couldn’t figure out why some NPCs attacked me, and why something so icky as a Dalyrake would exist to attack you when you were just peeking out into the wider world.

Everything I see in online games is compared internally to Galaxies.  Honestly, when it shut down I thought it was impossible that another company would not set out immediately to re-create the world sans the Star Wars IP because it was a living breathing world, and unparalleled.

Someday I will write up “Everything I Need to Know About Online Games I Learned From Star Wars Galaxies.”

Moonshine Mansion

What gets you hyped about an upcoming game?    

I haven’t seen anything new coming for quite awhile that I wanted to play.   I would like to see one with a science fictional/futuristic setting.   Give me tons of places to explore.  Create ships I can actually fly!   The joystick is not my friend.  I’ll need a crafting economy where you can create useful items at any crafting level.   Leave PvP out altogether.   I think I’d prefer an all new world, rather than one based on someone else’s world and rules.

What is your gaming environment? A messy desk? A comfy sofa? What would your perfect gaming setup be?

My gaming room is also my crafting room, so there’s a boatload of stuff in here.  I do like being surrounded by fun stuff though, so what I have may just be perfect.

Endgame Viable

What do you use Twitter for? Is it a conversation platform? Is it a notification platform? Is it safe? How do you use retweets and favorites?

I know I’m persona non grata for not joining the Twitter list, but I use it little, and actually, more for television and movie news than games.   I’ll log in more now that prime television season is returning soon.  I love following the “writer’s rooms” for shows I love.

I don’t think Twitter is a good conversation platform, Facebook really is better for conversations.  I think news source aside, Twitter is more of a self-promotional thing.  I’ve nothing to promote, so oops!

So Many Great Post Ideas!

Mostly for myself, I’m noting here links to the many great post ideas I thought I could use that have been suggested by Blaugusters this month.  It feels like stealing, yet not!


Moonshine Mansion

Inventory Full

The Ancient Gaming Noob

Endgame Viable


Armagon Live

Gamer Girl Confessions

Aywren Sojourner


Tales of the Aggronaut

The Amazing Joseph Skyrim


All The Post Ideas From My Remarkably Small Brain

 My method for getting in a post a day (something I usually do in November to reach my yearly post count goal) is to write down a bunch of post ideas and I slot them into a Microsoft Publisher calendar page.   I keep thinking of new ideas till all the days have a topic.   There are plenty of memes for blog post ideas out there, but they don’t often work with a game blog.

One of the ways to get around that is to make your own meme or topic and do that topic, such as “Screenshot Saturday” on all the Saturdays for the month.  Muhahaha, the more of those you think of, the better.  You’ve got a framework that is the same but varies according to what you play in any given week.

Here is what I have so far.  Use anything that you feel you can run with.  Enjoy!

Screenshot Saturday  

Any screenshots you took that week or have in a screenshots folder for any game that you just like, or that shows off the game, or what you like about the game.  Captions are optional.

Dungeon Runners, The Dungeoneer, or Another Day, Another Dungeon

Dungeons you ran this week, your favorite dungeons, compare dungeons in several games, what’s your ideal dungeon design?   If you ran the zoo, what would every dungeon include?

Homes and Haunts  

Show off your in game homes, compare player housing in several games, or just pictures of your house (s)


Your favorite class in a game, or across any games.  What do you always play? Never play?  Or, do you try out every class offered?

Boss Time

Best liked, most hated Bosses in any game.   Does any game do bosses and boss fights better than others?  Go on in and take a selfie with the Boss!


Draw them yourself or use some of the comics generators from my post yesterday.   Truthfully, everyone loves cartoon posts.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

It’s a hard life out there for your characters.   Often at the end of the day they end up sleeping somewhere, anywhere.   Whether in their home or under a shrub, lets see where they snooze.

Achievement Unlocked!

What Achievements do you want that you’re working towards, which do you want but know you’ll never get?   What have you earned that you’re proud of?  What achievements do you wish were out there somewhere to be achieved?

Letter To My Younger Gamer Self

If you could give your younger gamer self advice what would it be?  Games you should have played or skipped?    Game time well spent or wasted?   Tips for winning you wish you’d known!

What’s In My Bag

Screenshots of your bulging bags from various games.

My Favorite Character in (insert name of game)

Something you’re playing now, or from a past game or your favorite character of all time.

Day In The Life Of (a particular character you play now)

What do you do when you log in?   What’s the game?  Are they your main character?  How long is a play session?

The Crazy Commenter

Ah, well, not crazy…but during one of the weeks of Blaugust go on out there and comment on as many blogs as you can.

Character Sheets

Do you use them?  Do you make up your own?

Try It Tuesday: Steam Games I’ve Bought and Never Played
Inspired by Justin Olivetti’s Biobreak “Try It Tuesday” columns, take a look at that deep Steam Library of yours and pick a few things you’ve never even looked at.  Treasures abound!   

The Perfect MMO

List what you’d like to see in the Perfect MMO.   Features you love? Features you hate to see?  I used to think I knew exactly what I wanted, but not anymore.  I’ll be trying to figure it out in Blaugust.
Desirable Features in An MMO from the old IGN MMO Roundtables
I’m linking back to an old post of mine from 2015 that I copied the entire round table into.   Lots of good ideas here for you to construct your own perfect MMO in your post.