Friendships are a funny thing. Up until the second Week of Love and Hate here on the Daily SPUF, I had no real idea who SilverWolf, AKA KillerHunter on the SPUF boards themselves, really was. And honestly, I still owe him an article about whatever he wants and he still hasn’t told me, but I like to think that now, we’re pretty good friends. Or at least acquaintances. Or something. Enough for SilverWolf to surprise me by gifting me like half the games on my wishlist. Not that I have a particularly big wishlist mind you, it hasn’t reached 10 items in years…
Anyway, as you can guess from the title, this article is about how awesome SilverWolf is. Because he’s genuinely an awesome dude.
Amusingly, SilverWolf already documented our very first conversation, not long after I announced the winners of a Week of Love and Hate 2 and sent him a friend request to claim his prize. While he went on about how he felt nervous, he didn’t know that I too felt a bit nervous. After all, what if I accidentally added the wrong person and sent them a gift they didn’t deserve, leaving the real SilverWolf without a prize? Luckily I didn’t do that, but I’m 99.99% certain that SilverWolf wouldn’t have minded either way.
Since then though, our conversations have been hit and miss. It’s those damn pesky time zones again, interfering with when one is and isn’t online. But whenever we do talk, it’s always a barrel of laughs and agreement. And I always learn a little something. You see, SilverWolf is way more an avid gamer than I am. He was literally raised on video games and has been playing them since the age of three, almost a baby, willing to play almost anything. I’m almost the opposite, I didn’t get into gaming properly until I had a decent laptop and started playing Team Fortress 2, and even then, I like to stick with what I know.
SilverWolf will play anything pretty much, and that’s led him to writing some very interesting articles on a much more varied amount of subjects than most other writers for the Daily SPUF. For example, his recent article on Nioh was lovely, and opened our eyes to something the insane, self-hating Dark Souls players out there will love. On the flip side, his review of the Secrets of Raekiton is a bit more casual. Sometimes they echo already existing articles (like his Overrated article) but that’s fine, because SilverWolf puts his own spin on things.
But what I like more is SilverWolf’s writing style. It’s personal, definitely very blog-like and down to earth. Everyone likes a writer they can relate to, and I like a writer who writes and thinks the same way I do as well. Of course, you can see a lack of self-confidence but no matter how often I tell SilverWolf that his articles are great and he shouldn’t be worried, he still worries a little. Especially when he sees me editing his articles – don’t be worried, I read everyone’s articles, even aabicus’s ones, and check them for grammar and spelling.
So yeah, SilverWolf, you’re a super awesome, super generous, super fun guy. Don’t ever stop being you. And carry on making articles, without fretting that you’re making horrible mistakes. Because you’re not. Everyone should be friends with you. Like right now. Everyone needs a shiny canine in their life.
Just… don’t blame me if you suddenly get tons of friend requests from random people.
Oh, and if you want to read all of SilverWolf’s articles, here’s a handy link.