Around one month ago one of my favorite gaming bloggers, Syp (a.k.a. Justin Olivetti decided it was time to help bring some new faces to the MMO blogging scene, and created the Newbie Blogger Initiative. It’s been a great opportunity to meet some new and old faces, and find motivation, share tips and learn tricks of trade with others on the same situation. Around a hundred experienced bloggers showed up to promote the initiative, and another hundred new blogs answered the call, including myself. I don’t know about you, but I would call this a complete success.
Syp just posted the final list NBI participants and sponsor’s advice posts, and it’s an impressive one. You should most certainly check that out.
Now that the initiative is at its end, it is my time to pass along the torch. As the final NBI Challenge, I’ll now introduce you to three of my favorite blogs I discovered thanks to the NBI. I do recommend taking some time and going through those two lists I linked if you have any interest on gaming blogs, there are many great new and old ones beyond those below.
Okay, enough preamble. Here they are:
I have not really played World of Warcraft for many years now, except for a few hours when I gave the Cataclysm trial a chance, just to see how Azeroth changed from the world I once knew. But this blog makes me very nostalgic, and miss those gratifying moments I “lived” on that world.
Eva does a great job showing the beautiful world created by Blizzard, and her posts are always a joy to read. If you like some pretty screenshots, you are in for a treat.
Deep and complete information about Guild Wars 2. This is a very impressive blog looking to become one of the best sources of information about the upcoming MMO, and so far, they are doing an amazing job at it. Their articles on PvP and builds are some of the most complete out there. This one is a must-read.
Created by Entombed, they are also looking for more writers to join the staff and help with their noble goal, so if you want to write about Guild Wars 2 but lack the disposition to look after your own blog, give them a heads up.
I enjoy when a writer makes us think, and TJ Edgar likes to deal with some tough subjects. Not saying that this blog is always a dark read, quite the contrary, I find his writing quite captivating and pleasant while driving us readers to ask intriguing questions.
These are just three that impressed me, but there are many new and not-so-new blogs I can recommend. Here are a few others I enjoyed reading this past month:
- Shards of Imagination
- MMO Compendium
- Brazokie’s Blog Space
- My Staff is Bigger than Yours
This is an amazing time to read and talk about games. Thanks again Syp, you are the man!