It’s true. I’m taking a break for the entire month of July, and I’ll be restructuring the site in August.
WHY YOU ASK???
- I’m no longer going to be using ROMs.
This was a decision I reached last week, and frankly, it came as a bit of a shock even to me. Questicle and Sega Does were built on ROMs. Without ROMs, these sites would not exist.
Most of you know I’m a Christian. I don’t really advertise it on the site, not because I’m ashamed, but because… this is a site about Sega games, not Christianity. Without going too overboard on details, God convinced me that I should no longer download or use any illegal ROMs.
If you don’t believe in God, I’m sure that sounds strange/nutty. That’s ok. Believe me, this wasn’t what I wanted to hear from Him, particularly with the goals and aspirations of the site. But I gotta be obedient. My relationship with God is more important than any blog.
So, no more ROMs. This is one reason why Sega Does is taking a break. I’m not going to stop reviewing Sega games. I’m just not sure how the blog is going to be handled. Am I only going to focus on North American titles now? Should I look for Japanese/European/Brazilian correspondents who would be willing to review games for their respective territories? I don’t know, but I’m open to suggestions.
- A break sounds lovely.
I’m not sure if y’all realize this, but I haven’t had a real break since I started the site over three years ago. Sure, I’ve had a period or two where I’ve only posted a review a week, but I’ve never not been working on the site. A month-long break sounds absolutely refreshing, and at this point, vital.
If you’re a patron for the site, you should have already received an e-mail with some of this info, in addition to information relating to your donation. If you’re a patron and you did not receive that e-mail/message, please let me know in the comments below.
This is not the end! In fact, I believe when the blog restarts in August, it will be a new beginning. I’m looking forward to how this all plays out.
If y’all have any questions or want me to elaborate more on my decision, feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I’m always happy to chat with folks.
Thanks, as always, for reading, commenting, lurking in the shadows. Your support means the world.