The purpose of this blog is to provide free educational content and insights on game mechanics, game design, and PVP (player versus player) combat for MMORPGs. Here you’ll find my comprehensive written Guides, narrated videos, interviews with developers, and analyses for various games.
This blog has attracted many knowledgeable, helpful gamers who have contributed thoughtful advice and tips to me and other players. That’s the power of community :)
Who is Taugrim
In real life, I have worked as a Software Developer, Software Architect, large-scale Program and Project Manager, Management Consultant, and Product Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade.
My passion is online gaming, and my first MMO was Meridian 59 back in 1998.
I got started writing Guides for two simple reasons:
- There was a lack of rich, helpful, accurate material for specs that I played, and
- The player community often had (very) inaccurate perception on the capabilities of particular specs
The first two Guides that I wrote were for the Ranger-Archer spec in Knight Online and Captain in LOTRO. I was motivated to write those Guides because the community believed that those classes were ineffective in PVP, but I knew from experience that they were effective if spec’d and played correctly.
While I received very positive feedback from the community on my Guides, some skeptics responded with “what you wrote doesn’t actually work”. Therefore, in 2008 I started publishing narrated videos with illustrative footage on YouTube channel.
Eventually I realized that having my own blog would be a better delivery platform for my Guides and narrated videos than posting them on various community forums, so in 2009 I started this blog.
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I’ve granted permission to the following authors to publish posts here:
- Ryndar (@theotherguy09): fellow guildee in <Maven> and a guy with a strong understanding of game mechanics. We met during the Beta for SWTOR.
- Cas (shawshank22): a blogger from the UK whom I’ve known for a few years from YouTube. Cas became an Author here on 2011/03/12.
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