NBI 2016: Comfort Zones and Self-Confidence in MMOs

The New Blogger Initiative has come and gone once before during this blog’s overall lifespan, and yet I just largely ignored it last time, mainly because I couldn’t think of anything to say. This time, however, I’m determined to make an actual attempt and come up with something to say. This was supposed to be one of next week’s posts, but I feel as if it’s in a better place to send out now than what today’s post was supposed to be.

This first piece is actually something which I am incapable of in one very particular area: creating comfort-zones in the games you play and using this as an aid to increasing self-confidence. Self-esteem is, after all, hard to gain but comparatively very easy to lose.

In MMOs, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed and that you don’t have a ‘set’ place more than in any other game – NPCs in single-player RPGs cannot judge you to the same extent other players can, after all. This is not so much to do with blogging, but feeling confident in your gaming prowess is a very big plus for any gaming blogger.

This post will take the form of six tips, ranked in no order of particular importance, which will hopefully be of some use to people new and inexperienced with MMOs in general.

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