Due to a combination of WordPress thinking I’m a spam bot and Darren not checking his spam filter, my comment on his post yesterday never showed up. No worries though, the world is not missing much, as it was basically just a short /signed remark.
That short little post got quite a few comments however, and somewhat surprisingly a few from the staff over at Massively.com. I say somewhat surprisingly because usually any ‘big name’ site won’t comment on another site, or will simply post some lawyer-talk say-nothing blabity-bla. Now how big Massively is I don’t know, but I’m guessing that they get a fair amount of traffic, and their business model relies on it, so it is nice to see them try to explain themselves over at Darren’s blog. I agree with him that Second Life gets way too much coverage, especially considering it’s a borderline MMO at best. One has to wonder where SL would be had it not become the play toy of CNN and other uninformed mass media sites, but that’s another topic.
As a frequent Massively reader, I do hope they tone down the SL coverage, or just create a ‘quasi-mmo’ section and dump it along with the other ‘look we are a game and are online, we are an MMO’ titles in and let the rest of us focus on actually MMO news. Oh and hire Tipa.