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"The job of a storyteller is to pull the audience into a world and keep them there. The job of the audience is to stay there until they get bored."
I used to love stats, one could have even called it an obsession. Every morning when I started up Firefox, there was that tab, a manna of kill/death ratios, accuracy metrics, kill counts, headshot totals, and the oh so vague but ego gripping skill changes. I'm a big Battlefield 3 fan.
At least that's how our relationship started, a hundred fourteen hours and thirty two minutes later; I woke up and realized I wasn't having fun. It's not that the game itself had become less engrossing, challenging, or even that I was just ready to move on. It was because I was avoiding taking on new risk to protect that precious battlog page. I had my best loadouts, I knew my maps, lanes, and general match flow. The problem was that my tactics, however effective, had become wrote. It had gotten that way because it feels horrible to see your overall k/d drop, and for other people to see it to.
I finally came to the conclusion that I should no longer look at stats, ok, at least not as often. I had already gained whatever I was going to gain from them. In its stead, I have gone back to what is pure, the kill cam. The kill cam tells you who(flipabird22), what(shotgun), where(building), how(buckshot to your groin). The kill cam does not remember, does not judge, the killcam just is. Recently I spoke with some Modern Warfare 3 players in the office who felt the same way.
One of my favorite characters in the Mass Effect universe died last night. It left me soul searching as to what I had done to contribute. It made me think all the way back to Mass Effect 1. Ultimately this tragedy is something I will have to live with. I refuse to erase consequence by returning to an earlier time and changing my fate, this would be a betrayal of what makes Mass Effect great. I now feel that film is inadequate by comparison. My Mass Effect story continues.
This blog is a part of the scavenger hunt.
Share a couple of items on your Christmas wishlist this year.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam is on the top of my list as well as zip up hoodies because it is crazy cold this year in San Francisco.
What games will you play during the holidays?
I've been going back to play games I missed. I'll be making sure Commander Shepard is in good hands before leaving Mass Effect 2 and its DLC and then pick up Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam for some proxy war mayhem. I might also play Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy from 08 due to it's sweet hand to hand combat.
What are the kinds of food or drinks you must have during the holidays?
Coffee, hot coco, tea, and tons of French toast?
ORNAMENT HUNT ANSWER - CLUE 7 Aaron Sampson
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