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Lilura's Blog: An Ongoing Codexian Obsession

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Lilura, Jul 23, 2019.

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How do you rate lilura1.blogspot.com's commentary?

  1. It's pure SHIT

    13.6%
  2. It's pure SHIT. Also, I want you to leave the RPG Codex

    19.4%
  3. Not bad

    35.1%
  4. It's a p. influential blog, tbh

    12.4%
  5. I love it!

    19.4%
  1. grimer Novice

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    its a good blog. also i want you to return to the rpg codex
     
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  2. Technomancer Learned

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  3. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    LILURA WILL RETURN SHE WOULD NOT ABANDON HER LOYAL FOLLOWERS, OF THIS I SWEAR.
     
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  4. smaug Dumbfuck! Patron Dumbfuck Shitposter

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  5. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    WHOA EASY THERE SMAUG, YOU MIGHT ACCIDENTLLY SELF-EJECT FOR THE RECORD BREAKING 16TH TIME.
     
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  6. agris Arcane Patron

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    Why is that?
     
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  7. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    There isn't a massive reader base for the content on the blog. A lot of it is extremely autistic (or niche to put it more kindly) even by dexer standards.

    The blog has a fairly respectable search ranking on google if you use certain keywords, but generally speaking better known sites and communities still beat it on the search rankings.

    My general suspicion is that Lilura "leaves forever" realises traffic to the blog is plummeting and comes back a few months later to beat the drum and increase the viewing figures. This has happened before and I'm sure it'll happen again.

    At the end of the day though, who knows?
     
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  8. Gastrick Learned

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    People use her site around 50 times each and most of the time they just type up her name on google because they don't know how to use bookmarks. It means that the 1% becomes 50% of lilura's blog attention.
    Also, the way google works(before rigging the results) is that it boosts articles based on how many times it is linked on different sites. The Codex and other sites are what makes her blog posts not show up on page 40.
     
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  9. Rafidur Learned

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    That poll is missing a "it's MEDIOCRE!!" option.
     
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  10. Piotrovitz Learned

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    What baffles me is that how deluded one has to be to consider her blog 'monocled'.

    I went through some of the entries and the content there reminds me of a high schooler writing about his favorite game:

    TOP TEN SWORDS IN BG/IWD
    BEST SPELLS IN BG1
    BEST STATS FOR FIGHTER/MAGE DUAL
    BEST PARTY BUILD FOR IWD2
    etc etc

    That's fine, if you're doing this for yourself, as a kind of diary/self-therapy, but don't fucking call this a THOROUGH ANALYSIS or whatever wording she uses.

    There are dozens of similar articles for newbs on gamefaq/steam forums/whatever, and beside, anyone with IQ>50 can figure out such stuff on his own.
    She's not dissecting multiple builds in Underrail or AoD, but writing about 2ed DnD ffs, where your melee build comes down to rolling 18/18/18/x/x/x - how fucking monocled you have to be in order to come up with such great and sophisticated build advice?

    TL;DR - the content is shit and the target of those writeups seems to be beamdog forum dwellers.
     
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  11. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Pretty much my point about the content being niche even by dexer standards. I'm sure all of that was covered with less autism by stuff on gamefaqs in the late 90s/early 2000s.
     
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  12. VaxxedDeadman Arcane Patron

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    Long form video game anylysis is what I would consider an extremely low IQ content. An adult who opens another 2+ hours of structurless and meaningless videogame "analysis" video to drool through is no different in terms of brain activity from a child who watches and endless stream of shitty indian youtube videos on a Ipad his parents gave to him so that they can avoid communicating with him. A concise article answering a concrete question like TOP TEN SWORD IN BG/IWD is what I would consider a content for an intellectual, i.e. a person who wants to find useful information, not a person who wants to fill his idle brain with 2 hours of white noise.
     
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  13. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    If there's an excuse to read anything D&D 2nd Edition related then you will shut up and read it like a good RPG Codexer.

    Talk this shit again and I'm banishing you to Twitch.
     
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  14. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    Sure, but was that stuff on gamefaqs written by a woman? :smug:

    Even better, a woman e-celeb? :smug:
     
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  15. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Even better better, a woman e-celeb that currently and single handedly runs the most authoritative blog on the Internet for the Renaissance Era of RPGs that generates millions of hits per year and dominates any and all competition in the field to the point that other and lesser content creators must concede and become storyfag analysts?

    You don't get better than that, pal!
     
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  16. Mark Richard Arcane

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    It's marketing. You can't be missed if you never leave. Lilura is a limited seasonal item, like the McRib.

    Never get into a slap fight with an octopus or a spider.
     
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  17. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Neither is Lilura's stuff
     
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  18. kuniqs Novice

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    I was going to detail my feedback about your blog but when you call it a "sea of shit" "farming keywords" yourself...
     
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  19. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Hey Lilura, if you're reading this, check your DMs on RPGWatch or Reddit.
     
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  20. Piotrovitz Learned

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    Yeah, truly a great content for real intellectual and RPG connoisseur.
     
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  21. jackofshadows Arbiter

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    Simple pandering to search engines, basic stuff even. Not only titles of course but the content as well. And by claiming the blog 'monocled', 'thorough', 'king content' etc etc here it suppose to draw some people to it, well, from here. Zero mystery, if you ask me.
     
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  22. Grauken Professional Procrastinator Patron

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    Yes, but you will never know
     
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  23. Ihavenoidea Educated

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    There is always a chance
     
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  24. Tweed Professional Kobold Patron

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    Hey Ed123 c'mere!
     
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  25. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    None of my short retrospective reviews are longer than 1hr
     
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