As I mentioned last post, February 3rd was the end of everything that made Wow Insider good. However my DK up there is cheering her head off because it also marked the beginning of Blizzard Watch.
Blizzard Watch is the soul and heart of what was WoW Insider. Those writers you loved? They are still around – just in a new place. They have created a new site and are free of corporate overlords. However, their success and livelihood does depend on community support. Blizzard Watch has a patreon account set up and they were fully funded in under six hours.
The good news doesn’t stop there. By now they have passed several more goals and that means class columns are a go. Hopefully we will get to see the return of writers who were let go last year. Beloved former columns or even new ones will be happening again.
The podcast is also a go. (We might even get more than one.) I listened to the first Blizzard Watch podcast live and it was awesome. They aren’t on itunes yet, but they will be.
The Queue is alive and well. (And very lively…lol)
Their new twitter account is:
If you enjoy their work, please consider helping them out. Even a dollar a month will help keep the best community I have ever found on the internet alive. I’m not going to spam Blizzard Watch’s patreon link, but it is also on their front page.
I have to add that this post was much easier for me to write than the last one. I spent most of last week heartbroken and mourning. I know that sounds melodramatic, but it is true.
It hurts to see a site I loved go down, but I expect great things from Blizzard Watch. I think it will be even better than WI ever was. I am glad that my wish they would rise like a phoenix came true.
So in that vein, I dedicate this song to the entire Blizzwatch crew!
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