bye bye massively
The cat is finally out of the bag. You know that, the place that got me into this whole writing-about-games gig (not to mention got me playing more game than I can count!) is shutting down on February 3rd. Yah.

As I stewed in this news for this past week, I had intended to write a long, touching, heartfelt post about my experiences there — all the things I learned, the amazing experiences I had, and the awesome people I met. But I hope you’ll forgive me that I just can’t do it yet. Words are failing me. It’s not that I am super depressed; I am actually excited for the upcoming changes. Instead, I just can’t seem to compress all that stuff in my head and in my heart into a single set of prose. I am sure I will eulogize at some point, but for now just know that I never go down without a fight and I certainly never give up. I’ll be looking for shinies in games until the day they pull the plug on the net!

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  1. joystickwhat76 on February 4, 2015

    There are thousands of us who are holding their breath now, waiting for Massively to return, in one form or other. It left a massive (no pun intended) hole in our daily escapism that desperately needs to be filled.
    Loved your last streaming, btw. :)

    • Shiny Addict Author on February 4, 2015

      I didn’t know until after that the sound was borked! I so have to do a do-over. And thanks! The reason I am not doing too much here is we are pouring ourselves into Massively Overpowered! Look for more streams this week though =D

  2. Ravenwynd on February 4, 2015

    This was such devastating news to hear, exponentially for all you staffers. So glad to hear that it will rise again with MOP. Keep up the great work MJ. Can’t wait to see more streams for you and hopefully get back to joining a few.

  3. Dagget on February 4, 2015

    You all should get at least an ‘under construction’ placeholder HTML page up at the new site asap so ppl can know they are bookmarking the right site and things are in motion.

    • Shiny Addict Author on February 5, 2015

      There is, only there was some trouble with the DNS propagation (host’s end, not ours) that took time to resolve. You should check it out now!

  4. Zophie Winters on February 4, 2015

    It was my birthday on Feb 3 and I just have to say that Massively shutting down was a terrible birthday present, and AOL sucks. Thank you for all the great fun streams you did MJ I always looked forward to catching them when I got the chance. I hope everything works out well for you, and I can’t wait to see what happens with MassivelyOP! Good luck!

    • Shiny Addict Author on February 5, 2015

      AOL is terrible at gifts! But I am really excited for going forward!

  5. Balsbigbrother on February 4, 2015

    I am so glad that the entire team are sticking together and are willing to risk starting up a new site with Massively Overpowered. While I know it will get all the support it needs and deserves it still must be quite a daunting prospect for everyone involved, also exciting at the same time I expect.
    Looking forward to seeing the new shiny site and all its shiny contents in the future and for a long time to come. The mmo world would be a poorer place without all the Massively staff around to poke it when in need poking and praising it when it manages to do something right :-)

  6. Dr. Overlord on February 5, 2015

    I was really glad to see the team was going to start a new site. Massively really was my main news source for online games, it’s nice to know it will be re-booting soon!