“World of Warcraft Isn’t Real, And My Name Isn’t Ambermist.”
It’s an odd call to arms, but that is the phrase that has started a really fascinating movement in the MMO blogosphere. Started by Ambermist, who blogs at Battle Chicken, bloggers are “uncloaking” themselves, telling us a bit about the person behind the keyboard.
So far, we’ve had:
- Ambermist herself, who tells us about her personal journey through Warcraft – “In WoW, I was becoming a decent moonkin, my dps improving little by little as I grew determined to become a better player. My raid awareness improved leaps and bounds. I was writing boss strats for this blog, so I knew the fights inside and out. I was succeeding in Warcraft at the same time I felt like I was failing in the real world.”
- Ivy at Ivy For Life tells us about the part WoW plays in keeping her connected to the world – “All my friends are else where in the country, hell the world, so the only way to talk to them without phone bills is WoW. “
- And Erinys at Harpy’s Nest tells us the story of her two coins – “I’m not sure what I believe these days, the rational side, the side I inherited from my father along with his eyes fights regularly with the other side, the part of me which sees things in shadows, which still trusts a little in her Great Grandmother’s Gods but I suppose that’s just a part of being human.”
Sadly I don’t have much time to write about myself today (although Googling my name will get you a fair bit of information!), but I might well write a post along these lines as part of the Pot’s birthday celebration next week. In the meantime, I’ll be really interested to hear from other uncloaking bloggers as we all become more than just the pixels on the screen!
Are you planning to write an “…is not my real name” post? Did you write one already? Let us know!