My name’s Rebecca (online ID: arbitrary) and I’m in my early 40s and living in the North East of England with my husband and our two cats (Diesel and Malarkey). I work part-time in a local library and spend my leisure time going to the theatre, reading, watching too much TV and playing computer games.
I’m currently mostly playing SWTOR on the Empire side, in an awesome guild. I plan to play Mass Effect, but it keeps making me want to play Dragon Age. And I will be playing Diablo 3 and hopefully Torchlight 2. Also interested in The Secret World (Illuminati, baby!) and Guild Wars 2.
I’ve written the odd piece for http://gaming.thedigitalfix.co.uk, but work has been overwhelming recently.. should be easing off soon.
My history in roleplaying started with D&D tabletop with my sisters, and progressed through White Wolf’s Vampire, Changeling and Mage games, and also dabbled in Paranoia, Call of Cthulhu and In Nomine.
In computer games, I was never very confident of my abilities, so I used to just watch better players play games. Then I dabbled with Ultima 6, Angband and a few tentative roleplaying games before I discovered MUSHing and took part in quite a few White Wolf MUSHes. I still think I suck at games more than anyone else I know.
My first MMO was Dark Age of Camelot which I played for 2.5 years. After a break from the genre, I participated in the World of Warcraft Alpha and then played through the game for about 2.5 years after it was released. I checked out Vanguard, then sword off MMOs for life before trying LotRO and immediately buying a lifetime sub, and then getting all worked up about Warhammer Online and having fun in that game too.
I created a Warhammer Online blog, The Book of Grudges, and worked on it with my sister (online name: Spinks) until December 2008 when it was taking up too much of our time and we decided to let it rest on its laurels. But blogging is a bit of a bug, and we’ve definitely been bitten. And so this blog was born, for me to mess around with and do the opinion thing!