As I noted last week, it wasn’t a great time for the folks over at Massively. Their corporate overlords AOL had decided that niche media wasn’t their thing anymore (going back to filling the worlds landfills with unwanted disks, perhaps?) and shut down a series of their enthusiast websites including Joystiq, WoW Insider, and Massively.
Well, you can’t keep a good group of gamers down.
WoW Insider decided to rebrand and reform as Blizzard Watch, and the Massively crew has reformed as Massively Overpowered after running a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the new site. The Kickstarter is still going BTW, with 20 days to go they’ve raised $61K of a $50,000 goal. The site went live with a bunch of posts a few days ago, and it looks pretty good so far.
So congrats! Massively Overpowered team. Here’s to many more years of MMO gaming news.