Have video games inspired you to undertake other activities outside of gaming? It might be podcasting or figuring out how to make in game food in real life? For me, it is reading and writing but only specific games invoke those impulses in me.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of those games that drives me to bury my nose in a book. It isn’t that SWTOR is so boring that it drives me to read, rather the storytelling is so good that I want to continue once I log off for the day. I loved the books that were published with the release of the game and am sad that there are no more planned novels to be released. But that’s alright, I have plenty of other books to read to keep me busy for a lifetime.
Neverwinter is also another one of those games that compels me to read. For the first time ever, I’ve read novels set in the Neverwinter universe and I’ve loved them. There is something magical about novels that I haven’t put my finger on yet.
The Elder Scrolls Online inspires me to write unlike any other game I’ve ever played. Everywhere you look there are scenes and settings that make you want to log off and start writing. I don’t just mean role play writing or stories but real writing from the characters and ideas that float around in my head. I’ve found that when I get writers block I just have to log in to ESO and soon enough my fingers are itching to write once again.
So what has gaming inspired you to do?