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General: Massively.com is Closing, Officially

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  • sakersaker Member UncommonPosts: 1,268
    I religiously read that site back-in-the-day, but no longer. Have zero trust or faith in what passes for reporting now. As others have said, sell-out site. Their "editor" reahard is a worthless corporate shill (sure he'll no doubt land on his feet) happy to see him go. Good riddance
    Seen it before, once good sites that changed over time. Crap companies get control, crap people get control. Move on people, move on!
  • sakersaker Member UncommonPosts: 1,268
    Originally posted by Burntvet

    Considering what a sham so-called "Gaming journalism" is I have no sympathy.

    Publishers/advertisers conspire with gaming website who offer puffed up reviews of products, to get people to buy the games. The publisher/developers then kick down cash in the form of "advertising dollars" to the sites. And writers get their piece of the pie too for writing the puff pieces, that might as well be written by the publisher's marketing staff.

    And who pays for that? The consumer who bought a hyped up POS game after reading an "official review".

    So, one less site shoveling the BS.

     

    Have to agree! Wish it was otherwise but that's "business" in ever increasingly corporate-fascist Murica today. Crony-style!

  • BrenicsBrenics Member RarePosts: 1,939
    Originally posted by MoreOfTheSame

    That´s bad.

    Team up with them, I think they were good people.

    Let´s be honest this site needs a fresh design anyway. And offer a premium ad-free account FFS. I´ll pay for it, don´t worry.

    I agree bring some of them over here. I liked the site but have to admit this is the site I really go to for gaming news. I hope the best for all those over at Massively.com and sad to see them go. GOOD LUCK GUYS in where ever you end up.

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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Member RarePosts: 3,840

    Ugg. I love that site, and visit it daily. Now all we have is you, MMORPG.com. FML. 

     

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  • RandaynRandayn Member UncommonPosts: 904
    That really sucks...although MMORPG.com is my web home for most things MMORPG, Massively always had great reads and info that checked out.  At least there is still MMORPG.com.  /salute

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Member UncommonPosts: 2,622
    Sad to hear this... Good luck to those losing jobs due to this and may they find great success elsewhere.

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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 Member UncommonPosts: 2,770

    This is wrong.

  • gatherisgatheris Member UncommonPosts: 1,016

    quite sad

    went to Massively for game news and MMORPG.COM for forum silliness

    damn!

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  • TheRabidsmurfTheRabidsmurf Member UncommonPosts: 146
    ...so AOL is going to shut down next? On the internet blogs are eyes,ears, and. Mouth. Only thing next is becoming a simple isp, close, or sell off.
  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,860
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Joystiq is closing. And all its side blogs.

    But regardless its also shows that MMO are slowly dieing as a genre of gaming.

     

    AOL is shutting down its Apple blog TUAW

     

    Apparently Apple is dying too image

    Few years ago when this site was booming with MMO news every hour. Forums topics got pushed to second page couple of minutes after being posted due to forum activity. When we actually have a new MMO released every few months. When we had something to discuss here - except one MMO being released in maybe 2 years from now.

    In that times I would probably try to argue with you. But now, its pointless.

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  • KilraneKilrane Member UncommonPosts: 322
    This news makes me a saaad panda. 
  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 623
    yeah sad news =(...their articles were always a good read.
  • mrneurosismrneurosis Member UncommonPosts: 303
    Originally posted by Acidon

    All I can say is awesome!  I haven't been to that page of sellouts for at least a year (or whenever management changed) 

    Good riddance.

     

    Do you mind elaborating on this please? 

  • tordurbartordurbar Member UncommonPosts: 421

    I only have two MMO sites on my browser, MMORPG and Massively. To be honest I preferred Massively. The articles were more professional and the audience had almost none of the asshats that reside in MMORPG. I have kept up with Massively for over 6 years and I will REALLY miss it. Good luck to all those laid off.

    Kudos to MMORPG for announcing the shutdown in the way it did. Call a spade a spade.

    MMORPG - please keep on kicking. The MMO market is not dead yet.

  • TealaTeala Member RarePosts: 7,627
    Well, it is sad to see them go, I read their website weekly.   I wasn't a fan of their review grading of MMO's, but then again, not many review websites ever grade MMO's the way I do.  Nevertheless, there were some really good writers whose articles I really enjoyed reading.   Sad that AOL has decided to get rid of one of the few websites associated with them that I actually went to.   I do hope the writers find new homes and continue to write about the games we all enjoy and have a passion for.  
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,209
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Originally posted by Iselin
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Joystiq is closing. And all its side blogs.

    But regardless its also shows that MMO are slowly dieing as a genre of gaming.

     

    AOL is shutting down its Apple blog TUAW

     

    Apparently Apple is dying too image

    Few years ago when this site was booming with MMO news every hour. Forums topics got pushed to second page couple of minutes after being posted due to forum activity. When we actually have a new MMO released every few months. When we had something to discuss here - except one MMO being released in maybe 2 years from now.

    In that times I would probably try to argue with you. But now, its pointless.

    A man from forest trying to convince a desert dweller his 2 bushes are not actual forest...

    Dying or not is a discussion for some other place that I have no interest in participating in. I'll leave that to you prognostication enthusiasts who are so eager to engage in that discussion that you post it semi-randomly everywhere you think it might possibly fit.

     

    But this is not about that. Any quick look at the news from something other than a narrow MMO gaming perspective will tell you that.

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  • doodphacedoodphace Member UncommonPosts: 1,858
    Where is MMORPG.com gonna get their unverified and many times false news articles from now?
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,277

    ah, just read the entire thing. All is not lost and was essentially my thought on what they should do:

     

    Many of you have asked us what's next. As we've been alluding, we are considering striking out as a team on a site that isn't beholden to indifferent corporate overlords. Those of you who are begging us to crowdfund might get a chance to put your money where your mouths are and help shape that idea. We'll be releasing more information over the next few weeks as we formulate our plans and will be using our social media feeds to communicate when we're ready. If we go forward, we hope you'll join us.




  • OrtwigOrtwig Member UncommonPosts: 1,163
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    ah, just read the entire thing. All is not lost and was essentially my thought on what they should do:

     

    Many of you have asked us what's next. As we've been alluding, we are considering striking out as a team on a site that isn't beholden to indifferent corporate overlords. Those of you who are begging us to crowdfund might get a chance to put your money where your mouths are and help shape that idea. We'll be releasing more information over the next few weeks as we formulate our plans and will be using our social media feeds to communicate when we're ready. If we go forward, we hope you'll join us.

    I'd subscribe.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,029
    Originally posted by BillMurphy

    For those lamenting that we're a bit overdue for a redesign? Never fear. It's coming, and sooner than you think.

    We may even have a teaser for you next week. 

    RE: Massively? Syp (Justin) is one of my oldest gaming blogger buddies. We "came up" together from blogging. He and the rest of the staff are great, and I really wish I could just bring them all here.

    Yeah, sure, you and the developers at Citadel of Sorcery, everything is coming "soon" and is going to be the most amazing thing ever.

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  • ElirionLothElirionLoth Member UncommonPosts: 308
    Originally posted by tordurbar

    I only have two MMO sites on my browser, MMORPG and Massively. To be honest I preferred Massively. The articles were more professional and the audience had almost none of the asshats that reside in MMORPG. I have kept up with Massively for over 6 years and I will REALLY miss it. Good luck to all those laid off.

    Kudos to MMORPG for announcing the shutdown in the way it did. Call a spade a spade.

    MMORPG - please keep on kicking. The MMO market is not dead yet.

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    I had migrated more to Massively because you could have a discussion about a game without being overwhelmed by trolls and haters.  They existed there but seemed to be in fewer numbers than this site.  Sad to see it go.

  • URMAKERURMAKER Member UncommonPosts: 671
    massively is one of the sites i visit daily...sad to hear this.

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  • MoiraeMoirae Member RarePosts: 3,318
    Oh wow, now that's unexpected. Wish I had the money to buy it and keep it going. Sucks that they're shutting down. 
  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,619


    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Considering what a sham so-called "Gaming journalism" is I have no sympathy.Publishers/advertisers conspire with gaming website who offer puffed up reviews of products, to get people to buy the games. The publisher/developers then kick down cash in the form of "advertising dollars" to the sites. And writers get their piece of the pie too for writing the puff pieces, that might as well be written by the publisher's marketing staff.And who pays for that? The consumer who bought a hyped up POS game after reading an "official review".So, one less site shoveling the BS.

    The End

  • KyarraKyarra Member UncommonPosts: 784
    I knew this because I learned from the site itself yesterday ( I read the site everyday along side mmorpg.com) I will greatly miss this site, and I really hope that they can reform somehow into another site without joystiq. Massively, you will be missed :(
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