Yep, I mentioned yesterday that WoW Insider was going through a change, and I was having to work more to get up to speed.
The most awesome thing is, you folks think they’re joking.
Yes, it is April 1st. No kidding, really? Wow.
The point you are missing is, AOL owns WoW Insider and Weblogs, Inc. And AOL looks at demographics. And no matter how many players WoW currently has, they have made the decision, based on demographics data from the popularity of Hello Kitty among the various countries that MMOs are popular in, and they have decided to shift the focus of the site towards a full support of Hello Kitty Online to become the leading content provider in advance of the wave.
And no, I’m not happy about it.
The reasoning seems to be that the target audience of Hello Kitty Online will be more likely to seek out tips and guidance about different aspects of the game than the typical WoW player that knows how to take full advantage of Wikis and database knowledge based websites like thottbot or wowhead for answers.
I promise you, I have absolutely NO intention of quitting WoW. This blog will continue to be WoW based, although I make no promises about my crankiness. It seems to fluctuate like phases of the moon.
But WoW Insider is now HKO Insider, and thanks to this genius freaking move, I now get to spend my time in the Hello Kitty Online beta, so I can continue to write articles and get paid for it.
Sigh. At least I still get paid.
I wonder if I can get a discount on Hello Kitty panties for Casseiann?