Gamer’s University – Frequently Asked Questions – Ver 0.6
Last Updated 8/25/14
Q: Why don’t you narrow down your focus to one area of gaming? You’d probably get more traffic…etc.
A: Short answer: I don’t wanna. Longer answer: I don’t limit my own interest to one specific area of gaming, ergo, I don’t feel like I would enjoy writing anymore if I was restricted in that way. I enjoy all kinds of games, and I tend to write about whatever I am interested in most or doing at the time. It’s more fun for me that way, and I have a greater chance of exposing my readers to things that they may have never heard of or seen before.
Q: “I have a great idea/You should be doing ___/ etc”…Is your domain for sale?
A: Specifically, no. This domain is not “for sale” per se, however, I’m not dumb, if you make me a serious offer, I will consider it.
Q: Can I be a writer for your site??
A: I don’t ever say “no” to this as a rule, if you would like to make a contribution, please share it, email me, I can get it posted. If you’re serious about making a serious regular contribution, I can certainly make an author account for you and we can proceed from there.
Q: [Something incomprehensible in Russian]
A: Stop it. I will ban your IP if you keep sending this junk or commenting it, 99% of the foreign language comments I see are ads for penis pills or sex sites and I’m not going to put up with it anymore.
Q: What happened to the forums?
A: See the above question. Also, they weren’t really being used and I didn’t have the time to maintain them.
Q: I have something I’d like to advertise!
A: Awesome, email me for details or click on one of the Project Wonderful links to get started on your own. We love advertisers, and it allows me to keep making improvements to the site and produce new games and projects.
Q: Will you ever make another game like Molten Core?
A: Possibly, if I see another subject matter interesting enough to me I might pick up Multimedia Fusion 2 again and whip something up. For the time being though, I am having a lot more fun–and the future looks much more promising, for my Board/Card game designs. More on that coming soon.
Q: Your site sucks
A: This isn’t a question. Also, eat me.
More polite answer!: I’m not doing this to get rich, I’m doing this because I enjoy gaming. I share what I learn and know for the love of doing it and to get others engaged where I can. The site isn’t super terrific number one because I’m not a web programmer for a living. I’m a guy…with a day job…that likes to play games. Just like (most of) you. If you want to redesign the site or offer constructive suggestions, I’m all for it. I’ll give you all the credit too.
Q: Why do you have banners that say YOUR AD HERE?
A: Because if they aren’t being used at the moment by anyone else, that’s what you’re going to see. Click on one and you can advertise here for little or no money at all. Because that’s how awesome I am.
Q: Didn’t you used to put on Videogame tournaments?
A: We did. It was hell of a lot of fun, but we also lost money hand over fist doing it. I’d like to do some more again in the future, or even see if we can build enough momentum to start small conventions, but for the time being, it’s just not in the budget. However; If you’re putting on an event and need some backup, let us know, we can work something out.
Q: Why don’t you post more often?
A: Because I have a baby and I work for a living. I haven’t even seen a movie in six months. The days are packed. It’s difficult enough to find time to play anything much less write about it. I’m doing the best I can here!
Q: You allow guest writers??
A: Yep. We are more than happy to post fellow gamers’ contributions, so long as they reasonably fit the parameters of what we do here. So if you’re interested, email us! Although we do need to specifically note that the views expressed by any guest writer are specifically their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Gamer’s University; we will not be held liable for anything a guest writer expresses. The other side of that sword: we will do everything we can to avoid censoring our guest writers in any way; unless something is massively offensive, infringing, or illegal we really have no desire to anyway.
Update – 3/3/12:
Due to the overwhelming amount of requests for guest articles that are thinly-veiled requests for free advertising, I am forced to qualify the above that we are happy to accept guest writers who have something to say that is related to gaming and is also not strictly for-profit. This includes, but is not limited to: writers of other blogs, fellow game designers, novice journalists looking for experience, etc. If you would like to promote something for your business or have something you are specifically trying to sell, please contact us at Advertising@gamersuniversity.com to strike out an advertisement agreement. As of now and going forwards, any article or post that is for the purpose of advertising a product or service that Gamer’s University is not specifically endorsing must be marked as “Advertisement” in the text. Thank you for your understanding.
Q: What’s your real name?
A: It’s Ian. Now please get off my lawn.
Q: Why don’t you ever mention [insert game here] it’s the best game of all time and you should be playing it and talking about it and start a podcast about it because it’s incredible and better than everything else in life even cheeseburgers waaaaaaaagh
A: Either I a) Don’t play it. b) Have never played it. c) Don’t like it enough to talk about it. d) Don’t like it at all. e) Just haven’t had an opportunity to talk about it yet. or f) Am not completely braindead and you really need to play something that’s good.
Q: Why don’t you update your site more?
A: Because a lot of my time is now devoted to designing boardgames. Check out www.gugames.net for more on that. I’d love to be able to just make boardgames and review videogames full time, but nobody is willing to pay me a living wage to do that… (yet?)