Hey Folks!

belPhotoSuspiciousAs of the time I am writing this it has been a little over six years since I started Tales of the Aggronaut and going on three years since I started my every day blogging initiative.  Reading those thousands of posts will give you all you ever need to know about me as a person.  That said I feel like I should still give you some sort of a shorthand summary for the sake of time.  I’m the husband of an amazing rockstar school teacher that boggles my mind on a regular basis with her brilliants.  During the day I lead an excellent group of developers, and during the evening I choose to spend most of my free time with an equally excellent group of long distance friends in the form of my gaming community.  Tales of the Aggronaut itself has gone through a number of changes over these years.  It started its life with the extremely focused purpose of being a World of Warcraft Warrior Tanking blog, because someone far smarter than I was at the time…  imparted the wisdom of needing to have a niche.  

The problem with niches is that human beings tend to change, and like most human beings I shifted focus.  My blog shifted to a general World of Warcraft blog, to a Rift fansite… before finally ending up where we are today..   my blog about things I am interested in.  More than likely you came here because you really like massively multiplayer online gaming.  You are most certainly going to find information about that, but you are also going to find a decent helping of my own personal life.  One of the realizations that I made pretty quickly during my daily blogging initiative is that if I am going to write every single day… then a good deal of my own personal failings are going to make their way into the text.  I like to think of my blog as a very long conversation that I am having with my readers, albeit a fairly one sided one.  I come here every morning and give you a snapshot of my world and how events are affecting me.  I appreciate that you are coming along with me on this journey, and I look forward to having less one sided conversations as well.

Supporting the Blog

Every now and then someone asks me how they can support this blog.  I am fundamentally bad at accepting help, let alone asking for it.  Sure there are lots of expenses that go into this blog and the podcasting that I do, but in truth I would rather just have more people reading the blog and listening to the podcasts, and money to offset the costs of doing it.  If you really want to do something there are a few things that you can do.

  • Follow My Twitter – Twitter tends to be the vehicle where I communicate with my audience the most.  It is my happy place filled with awesome folks that make my days better.  I am always looking for more awesome people to join me in my journey.
  • Add Me to Your Blogroll – Most of the bloggers that I read on a daily basis I have found through either interactions with them directly on twitter or through finding them on the blogroll of a friend.  While the blogroll is rather dated at this point, I still find it one of the best ways to find new people to read.
  • Listen to AggroChat – Once a week I get together with some of my friends to talk about games and stuff on AggroChat.  We love having listeners, and if you really like what you hear I would greatly appreciate you giving us a nice review over on iTunes since like it or not, that appears to be where a lot of podcast listeners find other things to listen to.
  • Watch my Streams – I stream pretty irregularly on Twitch, but when I do I love having people to chat with.  I tend to advertise that I am just about to stream on twitter, so if you follow me there you will get at least a bit of a heads up.
  • Follow my Youtube Channel – My YouTube channel is largely a collection of bits and pieces of my streams, as well as a few unique videos.  I am nowhere near as prolific as most YouTubers because quite honestly my focus is still very much on my blog, but it is nice to have a following there as well.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Aggronaut

    As an MMO enthusiasts, i’m writing to you in hope that you will give a “shout-out” on your blog and help us promote our game “Endless Trials”. We at “Endless Trials” are 3 developers in the process of making a semi-hardcore MMO and need help.

    We have recently launched our website, and a project on KickStarter, in hope of funding to complete our game, but we need to get the word out. Below I have supplied some information about the game, but you can find more on our KickStarter project if interested.

    KickStarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1875050446/endless-trials-an-mmo-without-the-boring-parts

    Website: https://www.endlesstrials.com/

    The Concept
    The idea for “Endless Trials,” is to design a fun and challenging semi-hardcore MMO with a focus on endgame content, as opposed to the boring leveling/grinding aspect so common amongst today’s MMOs. Let’s make raiding great again!

    Empower The Players!
    We believe that players should have a say in what an expansion brings, and therefore, we will design a voting system for the players to decide what they want in coming expansion packs and DLCs.

    Thank you for your time and support, best regards
    – Thomas @ Endless Trials

  2. Hi,

    I came across your site (aggronaut.com) and I’d like to find out about the possibility of purchasing some advertising space.

    Please let me know if this is something you’re interested in and we can discuss things a little further.

    Thanks for your time.


  3. Hello,

    I was wondering if you have any sponsored posts options available on aggronaut.com

    If yes, can you please get back to me with the prices and the details for the same.

    Do let me know


    • Hey Mike,

      I feel like I am repeating myself since there is an answer to this question further down in the comments. Essentially my opinion is not for sale, and since this is a website that is essentially filled with my opinions… then I don’t do “sponsored posts” or whatever the current term for paid content posting is. I am however open to reviewing products. I will happily look at a product and then write an opinion piece if I feel like the product is worth writing about. That said I will not promise a favorable review.


  4. Hi,

    I would like to submit a review about one of my client, a leading company on MMO games.
    The review must have a direct link to our client in your website aggronaut.com.
    Please send me your price for a one time permanent post, so I can evaluate it for my client, please include copy-writing in your offer if you want to retain control over the content of the article. If not please specify so in your offer and we will provide one of our articles.
    Payment after the correct online via paypal.
    If you have a Facebook page we would like the article to be posted there as well.
    Looking forward to your reply,


    Andrea Casati
    Cubicrange Advertising

    • Hey Andrea,

      As odd as it is that we are conversing over the comment section of my about page, I wanted to respond to this question. Placement on my blog is not for sale, nor is my opinion. If your clients want to roll the dice I am more than happy to look at a review copy of a game. I will play it and if I think it is something worth writing about I will post my opinion in either a review or an impressions piece. From the sound of your statement however it seems like this is not the sort of honest feedback you are looking for.

      If you ever want to want a proper review instead of paid publicity… let me know.


  5. Hi!

    A few weeks ago I developed a tool/website for the MMO community, and I’m trying to get some help and exposure from the ones that do more than playing: podcasts, blogs, listeners and readers.

    The tool is a MMO database with lot’s of filters applied with logic operators, allowing the players to look for desirable characteristics in the games, and avoiding the ones they don’t like.

    As I’m writing this the database consists of 64 games and growing, but I can’t play thoroughly every game, and I’m asking the community for help completing and correcting the database.

    You can check it out here: http://mmo.plus

    If you think the site could be useful, and you can spare a few lines for it, I would love to reach more MMO players.

    Thanks you for reading!

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