Everything was an hour’s drive away in New Mexico. Radio, particularly both entertaining and informative programs, became my bastion of sanity. After I graduated with a degree in theatre and communications, I took to the modern air waves on iTunes with Biggest Fan Podcast. Soon after, I began working with Garrett Weinzierl to produce StarCast: The StarCraft Podcast. Since then, I’ve launched a number of shows, including Into the Nexus, a Heroes of the Storm podcast, and There Will Be Dungeons, a weekly D&D adventure.
Video games are ultimately about fun and escapism. In competitive multiplayer where winning is the goal, it can be difficult to find that balance. While Heroes of the Storm has gotten rid of many of the mechanics that complicate other MOBAs, it’s important to understand why they evolved. I’ve been playing and helping others discover the fun of MOBAs since 2003. While getting friends and family into video games is easier than ever, new players constantly face hostility or overly complicated guides. A proper teacher understands his student’s skill level and the history of the game that he teaches while helping the student find the most important ways to improve.