Beyond Bossfights Episode 5 – Gaming Communities (Part 1)

This month, I’m joined by Roger Edwards, blogger, podcaster and community builder. We talk about in-game communities and some of the benefits/downfalls surrounding them. We also talk a very long time about the Newbie Blogger Initiative to explain what it is, how it builds community, and how it benefits both the gaming community as a whole as well as the individual participants. Not sure how to get involved in the NBI? Give us a listen, we mention several ways!

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Show notes:

Guest this episode: Roger Edwards of Contains Moderate Peril Podcast and Blog

Definitive Gaming History

Main Topic – Community

Reason for Discussion:

The Importance of User Communities in Online Games (slideshow)

  • Users may come for the game, but they’ll stay for the community
  • Community features are crucial to user retention in online games
  • Gaming communities build brand loyalty
  • Gaming communities are a two-sided blade and need to receive professional and quality support from the games operators

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Questions/Topics for discussion:

  • When did community become such a large part of gaming?
  • In-Game
    • What are some examples of in-game social capabilities and which ones are “required” in order for a game to succeed? Which ones are becoming “expected” by gamers?
    • What are the downfalls to in-game community?What is the Newbie Blogger Initiative, and how are you involved? (add link for NBI forums)
    • How do you see the NBI enhancing the general gaming community?
    • The democratization of writing, broadcasting and publishing tools is a unparalleled cultural shift. People have become increasingly skeptical of traditional information outlet. Blogging and building communities is a great way to get more relevant information, directly interact with like minded people and enhance your enjoyment of a game through shared experience)
    • Creating content is a excellent transferable skill
    • Interacting with as broad a spectrum of people as possible is a positive thing and socially beneficial

Feedback

e-mail:

Mighty Braxwolf,

Thanks for reading my email on your podcast again.  It’s always a surprise to hear something you’ve written read out loud on a podcast—but I’ll admit, it’s certainly far from unpleasant.

I’ll get you an iTunes review up soon.  You deserve some more 5 stars.

Enjoyed the podcast again.  I knew next to nothing about machinima.  That’s changed now thanks to you.

Looking forward to your next episode.

Take care, Randolph

iTunes:

One of those podcast’s that you wait for it come out every month. To see what the topic will be and who the Guest will be. Braxwolf does a wonderful job, of keeping the show moving and on track. A GREAT Listen!

 – Draculetta

I have to say, Beyond Boss Fights is one of the best engaging Podcasts I’ve listened to in a long time! If you haven’t checked out Brax and his work your missing out BIG! Thanks Brax and keep up the awesome work Bro!!

 – Iogro Merrybelly

I found this podcast after Braxwolf appeared as a guest on LOTRO Reporter. I thought I would check it out since he claimed to tackle some of those philosophical and political questions that are missed in mere gaming “news.” Well, he does deliver.

That being said, I do wish it went deeper – this could be amended by involving more voices or getting at further underlying questions. Don’t mind me though, I am a ‘hard-to-please’ philosophy student (yes I am making fun of myself) and I give this criticism because I already like what Braxwolf is doing a lot. It takes time to do what he does and I appreciate it.

– mateikav

You can send your feedback to braxwolf@gmail.com and I’ll read it on the podcast. Reminder that Beyond Bossfights is on iTunes and Stitcher. I would appreciate your ratings and reviews!

Contact information:

Newbie Blogger Initiative

Blog site: www.newbiebloggerinitiative.com

Forum: newbiebloggerinitiative.com/forums/

About Page: www.newbiebloggerinitiative.com/about-nbi/

Twitter: @newbieblogger2

Guest

Twitter: @ModeratePeril

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MoreModeratePeril

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Contains-Moderate-Peril/147681581953735

Website: containsmoderateperil.com

e-mail: rogeredwards@containsmoderateperil.com

Me

Twitter: @Braxwolf

E-mail: braxwolf@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/braxwolf

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/braxwolf

Blog: braxwolf.com

 #podcast #conversation #blog #community #NBI2014

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10 thoughts on “Beyond Bossfights Episode 5 – Gaming Communities (Part 1)

  1. Izlain May 3, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    First time listening, I enjoyed the show! I’ll be tuning in from now on.

    Like

    • Braxwolf May 4, 2014 / 9:21 am

      Awesome! Thanks for dropping by, Izlain!

      Like

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