After re-reading what I posted last night, it sounds too critical. I really did enjoy your previous article, and I don’t feel this one is of the same caliber. I’d like to see more in the direction of Shoot Club, eg, interpersonal relationships expressed in gaming terms.
It’s a decent read, but little more than an after action report. If he intended to write an AAR, fine, but if he is searching for something else he’s looking in the wrong place.
The piece starts well with a reference to the grunting of grunts in your typical RTS, but then turns into “I killed this guy and then someo ther guys came after me and then I had to fight real hard and it was lots and lots of fun.” It’s nowhere near the quality of the piece you posted here earlier.
Don’t try to make a Shoot Club as Guest suggested. You have your own voice, so use it. But Mr. Olafson’s AAR is kind of jarring when put beside your own work.