Every day, people blog, do live streams, podcast, post on forums, post to Twitter, Facebook, any number of platforms. WE talk about our likes, our dislikes, ideas we have for making improvements, explanations for what we feel is wrong. People agree with us, disagree, come up with better ideas because reading what we wrote gives them an idea. But at the end of the day, does anything we say really matter?
I’m sure like many, I like to hope that some day I might have some grand insightful thing written that will catch the attention of the cousin of the gardener of the guy that delivers mail to the Aunt of someone at Blizzard and what I have written gets read. Does it really matter if it does? Not really I guess. These are just random thoughts I have. I am not some great writer, not some game designer with years of knowledge to draw on. I am just an older guy that has played video games since they became a thing.
World of Warcraft has the record of being the game that has held my attention the longest. It was, is, my first MMO. I like to talk about it, I like to read others views on it, whether I agree or not. And a few people read what I write, whether they agree or not. But I sometimes wonder if this is me.
Just talking to myself, and maybe a few other people. If doing any of this matter one bit. It would be nice to see even a vague comment from the people at Blizzard that while they cannot divulge which blogs they may read, or even if they read any at all, that maybe, just maybe, they do read them, maybe they do look at what is being said by not just the people most prominent, the ones discussing the game at the highest levels, but maybe that there is a chance, that some day someone will slip in, and say, hey, read your blog today, you made some good points, some bad, but I will definitely keep what you mentioned in mind at the next meeting we have to talk about this.
I could probably write 500-1000 words a day without giving much thought to what I write, just random things in my mind about the game. But some days, I wonder why should I. Only a handful of people read this stuff. Is it all just an exercise in futility. But then that little voice tells me, that maybe, just maybe, It does really matter.