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Massively / Joystiq / WoW Insider Shutting Down

Postby honorshammer » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:18 pm

http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/30/massively-that-was/

This week, we learned our AOL overlords have decided that they no longer wish to be in the enthusiast blog business and are shutting all of them down. This mass-sunset includes decade-old gaming journalism icon Joystiq, and therefore, it includes us. February 3rd, 2015, will be the final day of operation for Massively-that-was.


Joystiq is also the parent of Wow Insider.

‏@AdamHolisky : WoW Insider will stop publishing next Tuesday.
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Re: Massively / Joystiq / WoW Insider Shutting Down

Postby Arnock » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:44 pm

That's a bit of a shock, though at the same time not a surprising end with AOL ownership.

Though according to the article on wowinsider, the staff might be continuing in some way, shape, or form.

This is the end of WoW Insider, but it isn't the end of us. Friendship lives on. What comes next for our intrepid crew? You'll find out soon, but not here. Follow us on Twitter and keep that date, February 3, close in mind.
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Re: Massively / Joystiq / WoW Insider Shutting Down

Postby Ruldar » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:09 am

Apparently they relaunched as Blizzard Watch, with a Patreon campaign to support it that has broken $12,000 a month in donations. I'm not sure it's really sustainable since they're currently sitting at an average of about 5 bucks a month per patron, some of the larger value donators are bound to cancel over time.
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Re: Massively / Joystiq / WoW Insider Shutting Down

Postby Invisusira » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:26 am

Sucks to be sure. From what I understand, though, Massively is being rebuilt as Massively OP:

http://massivelyop.net/

Not sure if that's going to be affiliated with WoW Insider and/or Blizzard Watch?

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Re: Massively / Joystiq / WoW Insider Shutting Down

Postby Torquemada » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:26 am

Invisusira wrote:also hi


Wait--you... I remember you...
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Postby Invisusira » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:40 pm

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