“A core or mid-core gamer is a player with a wider range of interests than a casual gamer and is more likely to enthusiastically play different types of games, but without the amount of time spent and sense of competition of a hardcore gamer.”
The above fits me pretty well. Back in my high school and even college days, I leaned more toward the hardcore gaming side: RTSs, various MMOs, and long, deep RPGs were some of my favorite things. Heck, when StarCraft II first came out, some of my friends and I tried to get a team together and join a college-level league (long story short, we weren’t good enough and/or didn’t have enough time to practice). I still love these things, but between a full time job, spending time with my soon-to-be wife, and pretending to be an adult with a house and a mortgage and bills to pay, they have been shifted to part-time status. There are things I enjoy outside of gaming, but gaming will always occupy a special spot in my heart, if not in my calendar.
This blog is about my journey through whatever games I happen to be playing right now. I have a wide variety of games on Steam, and still maintain a healthy addiction to MMOs. It is also about the relationship between real life and gaming life.
I’ve dabbled in blogging before, but I would like to thank the Newbie Blogger Initiative for providing the final push toward actually launching a new gaming blog. I hope someone gets as much enjoyment out of reading it as I do from writing it.
I feel like I fit into the same description! Welcome to the NBI, looking forward to reading more.
I used to call our raiding guild back in the day “casualcore”, which I think is kind of like what you’re describing here. Anyway, welcome to the blog scene! 🙂