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Current State of Blogging and Why I’m Slow

WTF, blogging?

This is not just a status update on the site, but also an editorial on what I think about blogging and what I think is best practice (which is far from the “best”). Basically, I’m going to rant and whine about something I’m finding hard to get noticed at. More than just a rant, the main purpose of this post is for me to wrap my head around the things that are making this whole content creation thing hard for me. Also, I hope to get feedback from those who may care even a bit about what I do, if there are any. (more…)

Reviews Going Forward in 2017

Reviews: Good or Bad?

In a bid to get more into content creation for the Avoiderdragon brand, I realized that I should bank on my strengths. One of those is doing reviews, which I’ve always done well enough over the years. However, I don’t do enough of them and I’ve never really figured out and fully put down my review standards. Therefore, I’ve decided on a few things regarding my reviews going forward as I’ve been unsatisfied with how things are right now. (more…)

My High-Energy Zarya Problems in Overwatch

Overwatch — Zarya

Recently, I’ve been rethinking about my approach to Overwatch. Since late last year, I’ve been a Zarya main as I found her to be my most dependable option. She lets me consistently(?) contribute to my team, whether I’m doing particularly well or not. Constant use of barriers, consistent splash damage, picking off stragglers every now and then, staying alive, and well-placed graviton surges are pretty much the basics to a competent Zarya. (more…)

January 2017 Update

AVDR 2017

Here’s the first update of the new year, mostly for the YouTube channel. Not too much detail here about future plans as they should be revealed only when they’re actually done, but there are a few things I should mention in advance to make you aware of new things being put to action right now in January 2017. I’m making sure not to overextend myself, but these plans have been in the works since last year. (more…)

December 2016 Update

Avoiderdragon

There hasn’t been new content for over two weeks now, so I should give a bit of an update. More stuff is coming in December and I’m using the time left in 2016 to prepare for grinding harder and faster in 2017. In the meantime, I’ve had some problems to deal with, and they’re not pretty. It mostly has to do with the one thing that lets me keep this whole thing going—the Internet connection. (more…)

It is Now Open Season

Open Season | Avoiderdragon

These are indeed interesting times, and it’s doubly so here in the Philippines. I felt that I had to write something in order to get my thoughts in line with what’s been going on and what I can do to make the most of it. This goes beyond my own prejudices, biases, political leanings, and religious beliefs. I’m not one for political commentary as I’m neither smart, driven, nor qualified enough to do it well. But perhaps it’s now time for it’s open season. (more…)

My Roadblocks in Doing Event Coverage Vlogs

Event Coverage

In a bid to increase and diversify the content posted on this blog, I’ve thought of posting event coverage vlogs. While it may be a good idea, I’ve hit roadblocks along the way. I’ve had this idea for quite a long time now, but I’ve yet to post something a video or write-up on a convention or any other event worth talking about on this blog. In this post, I talk about why, how, and what the fuck is up with this shit. (more…)

Website Update: Hosting Down for Days

Site5 is now shit

Last week, there was a period of inactivity in the site due to the hosting provider going through days of dealing with file system issues on the server that this blog happens to be in. I use web hosting instead of a blogging service for this website due to my desire to learn how to do web design and development from scratch, which resulted in what you see here. But it seems due to what happened and what I’ve learned of the hosting provider during that time, I may have to switch to another provider again. (more…)

Mid-September 2016 Site Update

Avoiderdragon

Here’s something to fill in the gap between spurts of productivity that end up on this site. I did a channel update earlier this month, which still needs addressing due to recent health-related issues (albeit minor). I thought I should also put down something like a mid-term manifesto or sort in regards to content on this blog, so here’s an attempt at what could be one of countless attempts at re-commitment to this foolish thing we got going on here. (more…)

Overwatch — Practicing with Tracer

Tracer from Overwatch

So it has been months since Overwatch officially came out, and I haven’t been playing it as much as I should. But within my limited play time, I’ve only gotten competent with three heroes—D.Va, Soldier 76, and Junkrat. Despite my best efforts, I consciously feel the limits of these characters during gameplay, and those limits are getting worse over time. Perhaps it’s due to lack of practice, but I think that can also be remedied by practicing with more challenging characters like Tracer. (more…)

Channel Update — September 2016

Avoiderdragon

Putting out an update video when the YouTube channel barely has anything may seem ill-advised since there’s barely anything to update on or require any sort of housekeeping. It does end up being about promises to upload more videos, but I did have to start somewhere. Since I’ve been trying to take content creation more seriously, even with YouTube attempting to impose its own PG era, then I might as well go all out and “fake it till I make it.” (more…)

Friday Show #2 — Filling the Overwatch Void

Friday Show | Avoiderdragon

A late one, but also a good one. I kinda like it better than the last one already due to how much more meat it had (as well as more raw emotion), but that’s only because I had to make up for the lack of an episode in the previous week. There’s a bit of pent-up frustration here due to the ordeal I had to endure, as well as having to wait for the launch of Overwatch. The week was just playing whatever caught my eye to fill that gaping void. This episode has two weeks worth of filling that void, so you better thank the stars for me putting up with it to come up with this crap. (more…)