Looking forward to our new "Home" in Azeroth. Regular updates on Saturday.
This week, we’re not going to be talking specifically about garrisons. We’re going to be taking a little bit of a side track.
Early this week, Aol shut down a number of websites it ran. Among those sites was WoW Insider. It is my understanding that previous cutbacks from the parent company had forced WoW Insider to reduce the number of writers working for them over the past year. But this past Tuesday was the day that they pulled the plug and got terminated the remaining writers and editors.
Knowing this was coming, the editors that were let go decided to recreate their site on their own. And that site is BlizzardWatch.com . Within a few minutes of the end of WoW Insider, BlizzardWatch was up (for a few seconds before the number of people checking it out for the first time crashed it briefly). Having decided to try to fund the site via Patreon, they reached their initial funding goal in less than twelve hours, and have since reached every new funding goal that was posted.
So why am I bringing this up? Well, because WoW Insider got me started on this blog. After Blizzcon 2013, they posted a Community Blog Topic asking ” What is your favorite announcement for Warlords of Draenor?”. And my very first (non-place holder) post here was a response to that question. I don’t know if I would be doing this blog every week (that I’m able to) if it wasn’t for WoW Insider. So some credit (or blame depending upon your opinion of this site and my work) for This Old Garrison goes to them.
So go give them a look if you haven’t already. And I promise that next week, come Hellscream or high water, I will be back to the usual topics I cover here.