Somehow, against all odds, Top Tier Tactics has survived an entire year. It doesn’t sound impressive, but from what I’ve seen, blogging is one of the most commonly started and, subsequently, most commonly dropped hobbies. I’m not sure if it’s the money, the fame, or the terabytes of personal data I’ve harvested from my readers’ computers, but Top Tier Tactics has never been anything but a joy to maintain. I can only hope that on your end, it has been not only a fun quasi-literary pursuit, but also a great venue for discussion of gaming balance, full life consequences, and of course, prizes.
I know a large amount of the site’s continuation has been due to chance. I’ve been lucky enough to garner a small following on YouTube, to have had a few articles gain traction in various gaming communities, and that whole thing where I got a golden wrench and destroyed it.
Of course, what keeps me motivated isn’t the hope that blind luck will continue to fall upon me,* but the feedback and enthusiasm from Top Tier Tactics’ readers. I know I haven’t been able to provide the level of community some of you would hope for, but going into the site’s second year, I’d love to get everyone engaged, playing together, and
sending me hundreds of dollars active in new opportunities for fun.
Binerexis and I are currently working on a community Team Fortress 2 play date, though the toughest part by far will be procuring a server. If you happen to have one or know someone who won’t notice if you steal it, please let us know!
That said, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone reading for checking out the site, writing your social security number in a plain text file on your desktop, and disabling your anti-malware firewall. Let’s hope the next twelve months are as fun as the last twelve!
*Though I won’t hesitate to accept any that happens my way.