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  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tardcore
    Originally posted by rygard49
    Originally posted by jeeshadow

    Nice Blog Pockett, :)

     

    ....I do hope you've learned by now to NOT read the comments below your work.  :D

    I disagree. In this type of proffession you have to develop a thick skin, and, even though it sucks, taking the negative reviews with the positives is only going to make you a better writer.

    I actually agree with this. However there is a difference between crtiticism and predudical abuse. It seems some "crtitics" here don't see a difference. And also seem to be judging her writing based on who is doing the writing and not its substance.

    There was substance in this blog??  I guess I don't get it, that is the second time now. So much of it was just ramblings and lacked a clear direction of what Pokket was trying to get across. Just my two coppers worth.

  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member

    i gotta call BS a bunch of guys that are writting negative stuff are doing so just because they are mad they can never get a date with her, you see the same nitpicky lemme search for criticism stuff on every hot female poster on youtube. 

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dampyre

    i gotta call BS a bunch of guys that are writting negative stuff are doing so just because they are mad they can never get a date with her, you see the same nitpicky lemme search for criticism stuff on every hot female poster on youtube. 

    Don't know about the rest of the guys but that's a bunch of bs, I got a wife, and shes  a lot hotter than pockket can ever hope to be.  I call bs on her blog because it is just that and its bs.  Now I  have seen some losers post stuff like they want to date her and crazy stuff like that acting like they never seen a woman before, but I think a lot of folks complaining are doing so because the blog lacks coherent thoughts, and really makes no since.  

    She should stick with making videos, and even then I get a kick out of those when she gets half way though and looses her train of thought.

     

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dampyre

    i gotta call BS a bunch of guys that are writting negative stuff are doing so just because they are mad they can never get a date with her, you see the same nitpicky lemme search for criticism stuff on every hot female poster on youtube. 

    Oh, I'm sure there are people who think she is "all that and a bag of chips" and maybe people who might just do what you are saying.

    Having said that, It's not beyond the pale to realize that this stuff is lacking. I don't like her style, her writing or her reviews. She is not my cup of tea. This is the second of these columns that I've tried to make it through and they aren't interesting to me. On any level. I tried the brussel sprouts, twice, and don't like them.

    They feel shallow and self indulgent.

    However, I don't begrudge her the success she has created for herself and of course hope that she never has to work a day job (dont' wish that on anyone).

    I should also add that I don't begrudge the people who like her stuff. Vive la différence. Well, in this case the difference in tastes. Maybe just that it takes all kinds. Or that there is a lid for every pot.

     

  • EmeraqEmeraq Medical Lake, WAPosts: 927Member Uncommon

    Isn't the simple answer to simply not read it, and not to watch her videos if you don't like either of them?

     

    Why bitch about the fact that she has a column, blog or job posting videos with MMORPG, and that you or someone else could do it better.. Don't read it, don't watch it and don't bitch about the people that do.. Go do it better yourself. Nuff said.

  • Pretender00Pretender00 Spokane, WAPosts: 84Member
    Originally posted by erictlewis
    Originally posted by Dampyre

    i gotta call BS a bunch of guys that are writting negative stuff are doing so just because they are mad they can never get a date with her, you see the same nitpicky lemme search for criticism stuff on every hot female poster on youtube. 

    Don't know about the rest of the guys but that's a bunch of bs, I got a wife, and shes  a lot hotter than pockket can ever hope to be.  I call bs on her blog because it is just that and its bs.  Now I  have seen some losers post stuff like they want to date her and crazy stuff like that acting like they never seen a woman before, but I think a lot of folks complaining are doing so because the blog lacks coherent thoughts, and really makes no since.  

    She should stick with making videos, and even then I get a kick out of those when she gets half way though and looses her train of thought.

     

     Same here.. I'm married too. My wife's better looking and graduated Valedictorian.

    My whole "negative stuff" posts bring the point that Pokket is obviously skating by on her looks. It's a shame to see an established site such as this let her publish this crap. My point overall is that if Pokket were 300lbs with acne we wouldn't even be having this discussion. MMORPG.COM is obviously just trying to ride her popularity with guys that can't get women.

    Now the more important question is .. why would my wife ever marry me? LOL

  • Aussie77Aussie77 Toronto, ONPosts: 21Member

    I like strories!

    Why do people get so aggro on this site? MMORPG realizes they can attract more attention to the site by having Pokket post videos and the like. So what if her writing isn't the greatest? She's cute, writes decently and is a good addition to the website. Plenty of others I've seen condemn her and other writers have written absolute shit elsewhere.

    I deal with dirt bags and the dregs of society on a daily basis in RL, yet I see far more disturbing attitudes and behaviour on this website than I do on the job. Pretty sadface :(.

  • J2KhouriJ2Khouri Toronto, ONPosts: 20Member

    Its not just Pokket. All the writers on this site are horrible. Either theyre praising bad games, or rambling about nonsensical crap like this article. MMORPG needs new staff

  • NildenNilden null, NBPosts: 1,284Member Uncommon

    6: 12 p.m. Another hour wasted thinking about how much I hate life right now. The urge to play WoW returns. Oh, I just want to get on and kill people. Battlegrounds it is. Just a few hours tonight. Seriously. 11 pm I need to be in bed and asleep. I have class in again tomorrow FFS! So NO later.

    ^stuff

    <- What happened here??? This sounded like the best part. No highlights?

    result...

    3:34 a.m. Damn it.

    How to post links.

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon
    Love Minecraft. And check out my Youtube channel OhCanadaGamer

  • MMOarQQMMOarQQ BoogalululuPosts: 636Member

    Hah.. She never once detracts from the stereotype. Well played, I think.

  • PokketPokket Candy Mountain, TXPosts: 80Member

     

    "Pokket, keep writing :)

     

    I just hope you still don't work at Walmart - do you?"

     

    No, I moved on from working at WalMart just before I graduated college =) I work in the game industry now.

     

    As for others: This is part 2 of last week's column. I will likely just keep continuing the column each week. I was building the backstory of the character, letting you see who the character is and what their life is, as well. That being said, I am still taking feedback into consideration.

     

    Thanks for those who offered constructive criticism =)

     

    Youtube: PokketProductions | Twitter: @Pokketsays | Facebook: Pokketsays
  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member

    I don't wish to be purposefully argumentative, but I don't get why anyone would write something like this.

    Tales of a gamer? It has little content to do with gaming, it's more about forums than games. I'll bet everyone reading this can recount a more interresting or poignant gaming tale than this. Im sure there are vets who would speak of 48 hour gaming sessions, waking up with QWERTY imprinted on their forheads, failing university courses due to mmorpg's, how to remain at the keyboard for 12 hours straight (Tales of a Coke Bottle), 20 hour keep defenses in DAoC....this is just Gamer Lite, oldskool hardcore gamers smirk and shake their heads purposerfully but politely at the noob who overlooks what separates true gamers (no-lifers) from the mainstream gaming bunnies.

    Tales of a Gamer? No, this is not a gamers tale I would choose to read, again try asking the real gamers for some real gaming stories, plenty of amusing anecdotes to be shared and you'll wind up with a worthy article instead of this....well....dross :)

    Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  • Cyberdeck7Cyberdeck7 Fingerlakes area, NYPosts: 239Member

    Nice job Pokket. I haven't always agreed with everything you've written, but I've always liked it. Keep it up. If you can keep your muse alive through this nasty crowd you have great things in your future.

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member
    Originally posted by Pokket

     

    "Pokket, keep writing :)

     

    I just hope you still don't work at Walmart - do you?"

     

    No, I moved on from working at WalMart just before I graduated college =) I work in the game industry now.

     

    As for others: This is part 2 of last week's column. I will likely just keep continuing the column each week. I was building the backstory of the character, letting you see who the character is and what their life is, as well. That being said, I am still taking feedback into consideration.

     

    Thanks for those who offered constructive criticism =)

     

     

    In that case, if it's a backstory, maybe make it less diary-like and more story-like?  You could keep the time's and whatnot, to make it like a 'day in the life of...", but possibly get more into story telling and less about mundane stuff.  More creative!  My only issue is that I have trouble relating to this life as you have told it.  Regardless, just keep doing what you are doing...as long as you enjoy it!

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  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCPosts: 464Member

    I think I'm too old to get this "entertaining reading in the form of a diary" thing.  It's not entertaining me.  It seems a few people enjoy it though, so keep going with it and have fun! 

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pokket

     

    "Pokket, keep writing :)

     

    I just hope you still don't work at Walmart - do you?"

     

    No, I moved on from working at WalMart just before I graduated college =) I work in the game industry now.

     

    As for others: This is part 2 of last week's column. I will likely just keep continuing the column each week. I was building the backstory of the character, letting you see who the character is and what their life is, as well. That being said, I am still taking feedback into consideration.

     

    Thanks for those who offered constructive criticism =)

     

    So I have to ask now that you brought it up. You said you work in the game industry.   So what projects have you worked on, and what studios, what is your favorite language to code in.  Just wondering, because I thought you worked for media coverage on the game industry. When I read I work in the game industry, I am thinking coder's, customer service reps and so on, and yes even media specialist.

     

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