Massively is the site that got me hooked on MMO news. But what’s up with it?
I’m not talking about their latest redesign. I think that was a positive step. But where is the coverage of games? It’s like all Massively does is regurgitate press releases apart from the columnists they assign to a few dedicated games. There are a bunch of games that seem to have completely dropped off the radar. What’s up with Mortal Online? Or The Secret World? What happened to that indy game Dawntide, and what is Love doing? What happened to Blade and Soul? Or Crimecraft? Or the Agency? How’s DUST514 coming along? What future F2P MMOs can we look forwards to?
You can break down most of the coverage to a few games: FFXI, Aion, DDO, LOTRO, EVE, EQ2, TOR, FFXIV, and AOC. The rest of the games covered tend to be posting press releases, with some infrequently getting deeper coverage: Fallen Earth and Runes of Magic are two of those. But I think there is a lack of MMO news, as opposed to reliance on evergreen articles like the Soapbox.Hopefully they can start investigating and being proactive rather than reactive.