Isn’t the hardest part of writing choosing the topic? This time it was a toss up between this topic and a comparison between winter weather in Southern Ontario and Iqaluit. Assuming the gaming topic had more content, I chose to quest on (see what I did there.)
In a nod to Robert Fulghum’s all i really need to know i learned in kindergarten I decided to take a few moments to share some of the things I’ve learned from gaming:
Passwords are like secret codes.
It’s ok to fail.
Nobody gained experience points at a mall.
There will always be another quest.
Don’t spend all your gold in one place.
Sometimes, you just have to run.
Ask a friend for help.
Accept new challenges.
Just pick a spell and play.
Be a healthy avatar.
Take a nap and start again.
It’s just a game.
Full disclosure: my experience with gaming is the instructional gaming that my students are using in a K-8 school. I don’t hide in the basement for days on end playing WOW. My birds are not angry, nor do they flap.
What lessons would you add?