A Farewell to WoW Insider
So, apparently WoW Insider is no longer a thing. Shut down by AOL along with Massively and several other gaming blog sites. While this blog has long since stopped being exclusively a World of Warcraft blog, WoW Insider was still a daily visit for me to keep up on the going on’s and the various fun in the form of articles like The Queue or the Tin Foil Hat editions that reveled in speculation about the game’s lore. It was also where this blog’s predecessor OddCraft got its first big break, being shared along with other bloggers in a series of posts about the various other blogs in the community. Now it never got me a boost to internet stardom, but it was pretty much the largest exposure I had ever gotten as a blogger at that point. I’ll never forget that kindness. To this day I still occasionally got hits from WoW Insider for the WoW Ironman Challenge. So the legacy lived on far longer than my old blog did.
So this post is for all of the great people who worked at WoW Insider. It was a great ride. Thanks for years of enjoyable reading.
EDIT: Apparently, I spoke a bit too soon! Lots of the great folks who staffed WoW Insider have launched a new website called Blizzard Watch. It’s supported by Patreon too, so if you wanna show your love there’s a way. I wish them all the best in this new site!