Now here’s an interesting idea. Phillip Torrone over at MakeZine proposes combining your addiction to MMORPGs like World of Warcraft with your addiction to Moblogging to allow you to share your virtual life with your readers:
My wife plays World of WarCraft, a lot. One thing I noticed—thousands of people are posting screenshots of their game play, guilds, wardrobes, heck- everything online. They’re always looking for server space, free hosting or something. They’re moblogging the virtual worlds.
How about a Flickr uplaod button -in game-. See something cool? Hit the button, add the tags, designate it to your guild, upload. I suspect this would mean tens of thousands of accounts for a service like Flickr, but on a more macro level, people are going to start moblogging their virtual worlds just as much as the real world, why not use Flickr.
I’ve posted a few screenshots in the past, but I generally don’t blog too much about my time in WoW. I do know a lot of people who do, though, as well as other games such as The Sims 2 so I can see how such a script would be very popular. I have a Flickr account, but I don’t use it for much of anything. I only have it because one of you readers invited me to check it out. It might be interesting to make use of it with something like this if I ever came across anything in game that seemed to be worth blogging about.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting seeing how some folks are coming up with ways to combine their various addictions together. I wonder if it would be possible to script something that would upload your images to an ExpressionEngine gallery instead of Flickr. Hmmm..