I miss playing MMORPGs. At the same time, I hate the idea of playing any MMORPGs ever again.
I miss playing games on my PC. At the same time, I much prefer playing games on my Nintendo Switch, or retro games on my Raspberry Pi 4b.
Yes, I know this all makes me into a filthy casual gamer. Obviously I know nothing about Real Gaming, and am doing everyone else in the community a great favor, by sticking to my “baby games” on the Switch. You’re welcome, by the way.
Here’s the thing, though: I don’t care. If I’m having fun playing “Pokemon Legends: Arceus”, or “Conan Chop Chop” (haven’t played it yet, as of writing this post, but it comes out on the 1st on the Switch, so…), what does it matter? Most of the games I want to play are on my Switch or Raspberry Pi 4, with only a few games left on Steam that I wish would port to the Switch (“Grim Dawn” and “Elite: Dangerous”, I’m looking at you), so my question to you would be:
Why should I bother playing anything other than Switch and my retro games?
Yes, I could be playing MMORPGs again, as I have for decades. I could be playing other modern PC games. Hell, I could drop a few hundred on an XBox Series S, and play some modern games on that platform!… Or, I could just do what I enjoy.
I get it, though. This makes me a filthy casual, a Console Peasant, and someone “not qualified” to talk about “real gaming”, right? While I know this isn’t what everyone would think, but many Gamers™ will think exactly that. I guess my point here, though, is that I really don’t give a damn.
What am I doing? Playing a lot of tabletop roleplaying games, as well as casual Switch and Retro games. If that means I lose my Gamer Card according to “Real Gamers”, then I didn’t want said card in the first place. All I want to do is have fun, playing games I enjoy – whether they are considered to be Casual or not – and that is what I will be talking about on this website.
If you listen to our podcast “Loot Mechanics”, you will know that Beoulus and I cover whatever games and gaming news that we find interesting, and that’s it. Could we have a greater listener base, if we covered more popular games, like “Final Fantasy XIV” or “World of Warcraft”? Sure, but then we’d just be talking about games that we don’t play, which isn’t fair to you. We may talk about WoW in passing here or there, but make it clear that we haven’t played that trash game in years, too. But we do try to stay in our lane, and mostly talk about games we play, or at least have some knowledge about, so as to not come off as complete buffoons.
This also applies to the blog, but you probably already should have gotten that idea by know. Yes, I know that’s rather boring, and certainly not something many people want to ready about (weekly posts about yet another “Powered by the Apocalypse” game?!?), but here’s the thing: I. Don’t. Give. A. F*ck.
Does any of this matter to you? I’m sure it doesn’t, but since no one listens to our podcasts, or reads this blog anyway, what does it matter? Why should it matter if I play casual games, and if that’s what we mostly cover on this website? I will play what I want, blog about what I want to, and chat about whatever we choose to on our podcasts.
Real Gamers can take their “opinions” of us, and shove them right up their asses.