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Your Quest Begins...

Launch week is behind us, and the Using SAP.com tag is exploding. (I believe someone reported that a third of all new questions have the Using SAP.com primary tag. I believe I read that in a discussion with the Using SAP.com tag itself -- which kinda makes it an ouroboros as far as discussions go. Or maybe my metaphors stink. Either way, apologies for not crediting the poster who shared the statistics.)

At any rate, with the pre-launch communications behind me, the launch communications delivered, and efforts under way to listen to what the community needs communicated now, I was able to set aside time to go through all of the ideas, feedback, complaints, bug reports, etc., etc., and collect the information. Where I could, I also chimed in and tried to offer some suggestions and/or answers.

And, yeah, that meant keeping a close eye on the Using SAP.com tag. And it was there I came across this post from Steffi Warnecke: Raiders of the Lost Badges.

It's a good read, and the comments are equally interesting and entertaining. But the biggest smile for me came from the very first sentence:

"I’m not just a fan of a certain adventure-seeking archaeologist, but also of RPGs."

Why the huge goofy grin from me?

For one thing, I recently introduced my sons to Indiana Jones.

For another...

Well...you had me at RPGs.

And that got me thinking: Surely Steffi isn't the only fan of RPGs in the community. ("She isn't," you say. "And don't call me Shirley.")

It also got me thinking...could you imagine a guild or cabal (or whatever your favorite MMORPG calls official groups of players) filled with community members? How cool would it be to join a raid with them?

I love the idea. Or maybe I've overstepped both my professional and geek boundaries.

If I didn't, let me know what you think in the comments. (Of course, that would mean admitting you also play RPGs, and not everybody is willing to share that info. Perfectly understandable.)

Come to think of it...maybe such a group exists already. Being a noob and all, I might have to prove myself on some quest.

That's fine with me too.

BTW, I was going to post this in a comment to Steffi's post...until I noticed it was from 2013. And I didn't want to be a thread necromancer. Which, to the best of my knowledge, isn't a playable class in any RPG.

Although maybe it should be...

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Oct 15, 2016 at 03:26 PM edited Oct 15, 2016 at 03:27 PM
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"I believe someone reported that a third of all new questions have the Using SAP.com primary tag. I believe I read that in a discussion with the Using SAP.com tag itself -- which kinda makes it an ouroboros as far as discussions go. Or maybe my metaphors stink. Either way, apologies for not crediting the poster who shared the statistics.)"

That would be Steve and the discussion unfolded right here in the Coffee Corner. ;)

So you stumbled upon my first blog on SCN. I'm glad it still can capture the reader.

There is the Goat Cult, if you look for special SCN groups. Then the Status Update Lovers and of course the Coffee Corner Clan.

But I'm not aware of any in video games. I do know there are several gamers in my network here, but we are all over the place platform-wise.

PS: Good on you that you didn't revive the blog. I've heard the moderators here are really strict. ^^

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I still play a lot of games - different genres. The new SCN reminds me a bit of not pr0n.

If you somehow missed this one, try it - the fun starts at about level 30, if I remember correctly (I played it several years ago).

I am more into RPG, turn-based strategy and action games on PC, but most MMORPG are too simplistic and bot-infested for my taste (I admit: in the past I have done countless Baal/Mephisto runs and so much Secret Cow Level farming, that I hated the sight of yoghurt for weeks). I did these between turns in Utopia/Heroes, otherwise it gets too boring.

I am more into Darksiders 2, The Witcher, Divine Divinity, Elder Scrolls kind of experience, which are not exactly multiplayer, except The Elder Scrolls Online, which I haven't tried :)

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You reminded me, that I'm still not through Darksiders 1 yet. -.- Oh, that Pile of Shame...

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Thanks for the suggestions. I do play ESO, and I enjoy it, but I also tend to solo, so I'm not sure that I can recommend it as an MMORPG. :)

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Veselina Peykova
Oct 17, 2016 at 05:54 PM

I'll admit to more than a few D2 runs back in the day as well. Those cows had some of the greatest voice acting :)

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