Since the webhosting sale was ending pretty quick, I decided to jump at the opportunity and signed up for an official domain name and hosting space. That means something very significiant for this blog.
First, once I have everything set up, the content found herein may be lost. I haven’t quite learned how to transfer things over or if that’s even a possibility given how I’m going about this.
Second, Fires of War itself will be discontinued. Many of you may recall that I posted a goodbye letter not too far back. All of the reasons that I stated in that posting were true. I felt like I lacked ambition and really much to discuss. It’s a bit of a funk that has something to do with feeling limited by the context which I’ve built for this space. Fires of War is an mmorpg blog. So, naturally, non-MMO posts seem a little out of place. More than that, the name “Fires of War” is fitting for a Warhammer blog but a little out of place for a normal gaming site. After all, the name doesn’t really scream “gaming” does it? If I saw somebody going to firesofwar.com, I’d think they were going to an Anti-War website before anything else. That’s not really what I’m going for.
My next dwelling will be more open in format. I even intend to have a separate page for short fiction, as that is another hobby of mine (not that I’m expecting the majority of my traffic to care about it, really).
That being said, it’ll pretty much be a name change for most of the people who are used to reading here ;-). I’ll be posting about some console stuff and other things in the media, or really anything that I find interesting, with a central focus on gaming. Think Darren’s Common Sense Gamer. Of note though, is that I may change the voice you’re used to hearing in my writing a little bit. I tend to limit myself from time to time here simply because I have an established readerbase that has expectations from me.
Interestingly enough, I should also be bringing a new voice into the picture from time to time. A good friend of mine, Ryan from The Game Seers podcast has signed on to be a contributer. There’s a couple of other people I’ll be talking to as well.
Along with all of this, I’ll be dropping the handle of “Raegn.” The truth of the name? It was an RP throwback from my early WoW days. After all, how cool would it be to have a name that said “reign” but different?! It’s not my chosen handle though, so transitioning into that.
So, as you can tell, a lot of things are changing yet in the most important ways remaining the same. A move to our own domain will be a good thing. We’ll lose some readers, initially, sure. That’s unfortunate but I’m hoping that most of you will follow along to our new home.
And the name of that home? GamebyNight.com (no, there’s nothing up there yet ;-)). I’ve also registered DungeonRunOnline.com too, so who knows what I’ll do with that.
I won’t turn this into another, “So Long and Thanks for all the Fish!” post if for no other reason than we’re not moving yet. There’s preparation to do. I would anticipate I’ll have the other site up and ready by about the middle of next week.