By accident I found a small discussion about this blog on reddit. I was really surprised about both – it would be something to argue about and the initial direction. After a weird opening I will mostly ignore there are interesting bits, like
I dont have much interest in hearing a 1 sided fans opinion
By definition of being dedicated to, and only covering 1 game, is that not 1 sided? Tough to have a well rounded opinion when you only cover 1 thing. Sure you can be either critical or entirely positive, but without anything to compare against, it’s tough to be unbiased
That gave me something to think. There is at least one guy who expects me to be unbiased, instead deliver well rounded opinions – and I failed him. That’s true, as I never tried. Should I?
He is right, I’m writing almost exclusively about Assetto Corsa. I currently prefer AC over any other sim, so I after some time I lost experience and track of other products, the same for current community topics. I’m living in the AC world, why should I start writing about games I don’t know well? Is this a requirement I have to take serious? Maybe, but I can’t change my approach – it’s not possible. Writing something like the “Look What The Cat Hacked In“- summary requires quite some knowledge you can only gain by following the whole story for years. I couldn’t just switch to Project Cars and do something similar there.
So, we are 1-sided here. I’m still stunned that this is a quality, but ok. How serious is this? Does a blog need to deliver a “well rounded opinion”? On the contrary, I feel it is very dangerous to try to do so. Opinions in the internet are most probably not well rounded, but biased. Just pretending so won’t help and cheats the reader.
But this brings another thought. Not sure if I like it, to be honest. This blog expresses opinions? I wanted to write for the experience, joy and foreign language practice and create a place where the more casual people (who don’t spent their days browsing all the simracing news) could find interesting things that easily get lost. Actually it some kind of personal archive. But yes, obviously I’m delivering opinions here. Thanks for pointing out, I will watch this aspect in the future.
By the way there are two reasons why you don’t read that much negative stuff here. The first is that I really don’t see it. I can pick a computer game that cost me less than 0.05€ per hour and find things I like and that make me happy. Additionally there is so much toxic shitstorm around the web (towards all kinds of developers) that I don’t see any good reason to put even more, even if I had something. Sensible bug reports go to the corresponding forum section, suggestions don’t make sense at this point. There is little I could come with that Stefano and team didn’t already discuss and judge. What else could we talk about negatively?
No, that’s nothing for me. I’d rather pick up some news and maybe some of the really cool community things and contributions. Yes I will give feedback about things I really don’t like – when I can’t find any other report around the web. So far, this never happened.
But do you already know all the videos I picked up so far?