This blog has a total of 431 entries. None of my entries were never mentioned or noted at the forums of the popular site Wargamer.com. It is very ironic that just one entry would be cross-referenced and generate this reaction at the Wargamer.com forum. I was not surprised to their reaction towards my entry. Nobody likes to be called names. Me calling them "activists" was like a stick shoveled up their digital rights sensitivities. Fair game, forumites ... I wasn't expecting kudos for that.
Yesterday I posted about closing the blog. You may think I was pissed at the Wargamer.com thread reaction, name-calling and other assorted hostilities. Nope. I was actually overwhelmed at the thought that no matter what, playing and discussing games and simulations in some online communities is getting second to chest-beating, demonstrating how awesome you and your principles (?!) are, and over-blowing every iota of imperfection a game has. Grognards! Some may call. Not really. A true grognard would give you an earful of complains, but while on the march to fight the battle of a lifetime. With you, not against you.
In such train of depressing thought yesterday I hastily decided to get over with anything online and close the blog. One day after, I am awed at the support you guys provided in the form of e-mails and comments. Really, really appreciated.
I'm not claiming the victimized hero part in this play. There is no heroics in saying "closed forever" then "well, actually not". It is more of an embarrassment to do so. But more embarrassing would be to let this blog go without a good fight.
I apologize for all of the drama of a false-alarm closing and all of the above ranting. I always want to keep this blog clean of drama and personal grievances. But your involvement in the last day or so convinced me that you deserve a proper explanation.
Let's game something ...