1. As you may know, I’ve written a good number of guides for GameFAQs over the years. I even have a spot on their unofficial (and now-defunct) Hall of Fame as one of their top contributors. The other day, I found a more up-to-date ranking of the top GameFAQs contributors. To my surprise, I’m still near the top of the list, at spot #10.
2. The archives of this site say that I was steady in spot #11 for several years. But in July 2011, I managed to bump myself up to #10, surpassing someone called Kevin Butler, who stopped writing for GameFAQs in 2006. I’m only three guides behind #9, who stopped writing guides two years ago. So maybe in the next few months, I could jump up another spot on the list.
3. I am glad that this ranking has a separate category for “how many pages you’ve written.” The people who are on that list are pretty much all RPG players. Whenever I read a guide for an RPG, it always seems to look something like this:
33% = List of every piece of equipment in the game, their stats, etc.
33% = List of every enemy in the game, their stats, etc.
33% = List of every character in the game, their stats, etc.
1% = Actual content that tells you how to beat the game
That’s why RPG guides tend to be over 300 pages. They’re basically just huge lists of statistics. I do not have the patience to write one of those guides.