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My name is Link and I come from London, England. I am a keen journalist and have been participating in community interactions since 2008. In 2011, I found a game known as ‘Garry’s Mod’, and have been an active member of many communities hosted on this platform ever since. My main interests include Psychology, Sociology and Computer Science, which is proved by the fact that online gaming communities encompass these three subjects into a bizarre package.

Ingenuine Personalities a bi-weekly vent*

Ingenuine personalities. There are so many of them out there. Sitting on their high horse online AND in a high chair in their mother’s basement; how often do you come across someone who just seems a bit odd? They haven’t…

7 Tips to Enhance Your Roleplay

Werwolf gaming roleplay gmod
So you’re already a great role player; you’ve created a character and you are hitting all of the communities and owning your environment. However, there may be a few things you are missing which could bring you role playing game…

Types of Role Play Communities

Even though the definition of the word ‘roleplay’ may indeed sound kinky, be rest assured it is not. Online multiplayer roleplay communities have been going since the late 1990s and early 2000s, and are showing no signs of stopping. These…

The danger of nostalgia

The danger of nostalgia
Aside from love, nostalgia can be both the best and worst emotion. It allows you to relive those times that were good, but by the same token, can also serve to dramatically disappoint you with false anticipation, provided you are…

How to Handle a Promotion

How to handle a promotion
It is inevitable that, as you start to get more involved within communities, you will be promoted to a position of authority. This can be a large step up, and will require a new perspective to effectively maintain.In this guide,…

8 steps to Character Building

Garry's Mod ragdoll posing
One of the most essential parts of roleplaying is being able to create, maintain and develop a character. This whole process is known as ‘character building’. Character building is a secondary part of semi-serious roleplay, and a primary part of…

How to be a Better Leader

How to be a better leader
Leadership is the one word you should be concerned with when trying to get something to work. The leader dictates direction, focus and the ethos of the team. Without someone with social and moral qualities, your team will fall apart…

The Universal Rules of Role Play

The universal rules of roleplay
When you first start roleplaying, there are several universal rules that you are going to have to get to terms with. These rules are essential, and without them, you will not just ruin others experiences, but will also potentially get…

‘Ambition’ – The Most Common Fatal Flaw

Ambition is a common flaw
In Shakespearean tragic plays, such as Macbeth and Othello, the protagonist is said to be a ‘tragic hero’. That oxymoronic statement, on the surface, may not mean much to you in the sense of running an online community, but if…