Monthly Archives: April 2013

Studio tours: Where I judge people for a grade.

First we’ll begin with Dennis Staples and his wiki work:

Working a wiki is a tough job and as we can see in your first review, you were practically the only guy doing it! I had never heard of anything minutely like the Abarat series so reading your first article was definitely…eye opening…Well written, though! I feel like I might need to check this series out. There are times where you admit not knowing something or you don’t remember something and you deliberately do not write about it. I really respect that because there are far too many wikis out there that simply fudge the details if they don’t know just to fill space. 

Excellent work on the series summary! I can tell you have a strong passion for these works and it clearly shows in how you write about them. There are so many names to keep track of, as if the seven John brothers weren’t hard enough. You added just as much and as little as you could and still made the summary enjoyable. Coming from someone who checks up on her favorite series’ wikis often, I really appreciate this! Keep up the good work.

 

Next on the docket would be Sir Matthew Lavrenz and his adventures through his MInecraft world:

Seriously this kid has done some work. In the beginning he had nothing but walked us through every step of the process to survival. To new Minecrafters this is a pivotal point. If you do not have a basic understanding of what dark terrors await in the night you will die, and often.

His latest post shows just how far he’s come. I’m a Minecafter myself and I learned a lot from these posts and got some pretty cool ideas for my own projects. He also goes into more detail than just playing the game. He talks about modding and texture packs which are things some people don’t even mess with because they’re so confusing. He substantiates his posts with screen shot that really help with some of the processes… not to mention he adds a healthy dose of sarcasm with every post. You know, just to lighten the mood.

 Something I found particularly useful was his post about enchanting and what enchantments do what. He is obviously very dedicated to this project and has some enjoyment in what he’s doing. Good on you, sir. Good on you.

 

Thirdly we have Ryan Heilman’s wiki work on the Age of Fire series:

He had quite the job ahead of him when he started this project. I’m glad you admitted not knowing everything because with any six book series, it would be impossible. A lot of the recent wiki activity has been you so it looks as if you’re pretty much on your own with this one. I did some research and the work have done is excellent! It’s very informative and doesn’t fluff anything. It gets straight to the point and if I were looking the Ghi-men up, that is exactly what I’d want. Once again, long series like this need these wiis to help fans and newcomers out as much as possible so on behalf of all the people who actually use these, thank you.

You still have a lot of work ahead of you, but so far so good! 

 

 

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Weekly Review: RuneScape Edition Pt. 3

This week, to put it frankly, was a shit-show. I only finished three posts, the video I meant to publish wouldn’t convert to the proper file type, and as usual I seen to be doing fine in every other class but this one. Here are my three posts for the week:

I’m doing plenty of things wrong, as always. Nothing went according to plan so I don’t expect any thing good to come of this week.

Next week, I’m blogging ahead of time and scheduling when the post will be posted so as to meet the time-requirements. Saturday at 1pm, there is an RS party I will be attending so that will definitely be entertaining.

I will continue to take screen recordings of my gameplay and will find a way to make them work. I don’t have any massive projects due this week (unlike the two that were due last week) so I will have more time to look into this option.

I am attempting to schedule another RS party with more people. Also, this week I am going to record the podcast. I won’t have it edited and ready to go this week but next Wednesday it will be published.

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Weekly Review: RuneScape Edition Part II

This week’s posts:

  1. Free cake, killing cows, and tackling the Grand Exchange.
  2. Hides on hides on hides.
  3. The deep desert is not fun.
  4. The deep desert s still not fun.
  5. Game with a friend.

This week was a toughy but I upped my word counts:

  1. 1229 words.
  2. 953 words.
  3. 958 words.
  4. 805 words.
  5. 958 words.

By expanding my word count I am being more thorough. I also hit my post total goal for the week. I may not have done everything on the allotted day but I made sure I made up for it. Every time I play is a new adventure so I never run out of things to say. I take more screen shots than I have to and the file on my computer is quite full. Everyday I get more likes and more views. I post on both my personal Twitter account and on Potam’s. Potam’s Twitter is gaining followers. The blog has three followers.

Next week I am implementing a blog roll and I am going to reference more blogs in upcoming posts: time to outsource! I will also increase my interactions with the other players in RS instead of just leveling all the time.

Otherwise, there isn’t anything new to report. This week was much the same as the week before.

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