Last night I wrote a post about the multiplayer component of Dragon Age: Inquisition which was scheduled to publish this morning.
The post was primarily aimed at pointing out how at launch I wrote off the MP as “it sucks,” only to come back to it the past couple days and decide maybe I’d been too hasty–I was suddenly having fun this time. Screenshots and everything.
In doing so I also casually highlighted that my circle of friends takes “noncommittal” to a whole new level, always hemming and hawing, and while I mentioned all four involved, I called out one in particular. Totally just in a “friends giving each other shit” kinda way, or at least that was the intent. I didn’t mean to sound like I was putting blame on him.
Fast forward to this afternoon.
I started my final probationary training today to see if I get to keep my new job, so I only had a couple moments to check social media. Turns out the friend I mentioned didn’t read it as just “talking shit” and felt I’d made him come off like he’s a huge asshole for every Blaugust participant to see. I value my friendships way more than some stupid blog post, so assuming I tapped the correct things on the WordPress mobile app, the offending post should be removed. If not, I’ll remove it in a few days when I have access to a real PC.
I offer my sincerest heartfelt apologies for upsetting the person in question. I had every intent that what I said was just joshing and for that matter applies to all of us. I was giggling the couple times I said anything about our little group of noncommittal gamer buds, certain they’d see the humor as well, but as sometimes happens with text, the actual intent and emotion doesn’t come through. So it’s gone. I hope this retraction and apology comes off correctly as I’m intending it so we can begin mending the fence I broke.
As a side effect of this, it’s rather soured any remaining enthusiasm I had for the whole Blaugust thing. I’m not tagging this as counting and I think I’m just done with it. It’s been nice hitting that Publish button every day but I feel like I’ve only been doing it because of the Blaugust quota not because I actually felt I had something I wanted to say. Certainly not using a quota to hurt a friend’s feelings.