Throughout the 90's I was probably the best known name in the UK games industry. I made my living as a professional games player. Then I stopped, choosing instead to play games purely for my own fun and entertainment. You see, when you play games for a living, sooner or later, like all work, it becomes a chore, and slowly you start to resent the thing you once loved.
Lately however, there have been very few games that have caught my eye, even less maintained my interest. The once colourful and imaginative games world slowly became one big grey corporate entity, with the big fish constantly eating the little fish, and variety and imagination was pushed aside to make way for money spinning franchises.
The world of online games and apps was no better either. It was nice to get free apps to play, but most of them were derivative and repetitive, and designed to slowly strong arm you into handing over your cash.
War Dragons was no different... except for two very important elements...
1) It had Dragons in it..
2) I just couldn't stop playing it.
I had played other games like 'Clans' etc. before online, but none of them had captured my interest like this one. I bloody love it!
I give it way too much of my money. I spend way too may hours playing it. I argue way too much about those two things with my wife. But I don't want to stop. I have a problem, I know.
"My name is David and I play War Dragons."
I play it a lot.
This blog, should you choose to follow it (and I hope you will), will be about my thoughts and experiences of this wonderful game, and what i have discovered while playing it. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination... but I am not a complete novice either. I currently have a base at level 176, and with a fortification event just around the corner, I plan to boost this substantially any day now.
Still reading? Well, that's a good sign.
I'll leave it there for now, but please check in again soon Dragon Lords... see you in the skies.