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8-15-2008 @ 3:39PM
Wowinsider.com already reported on Mike Morhaime (sp?) apologizing and confirming that an additional 3000 tickets are going to be distributed by lottery.Mike, I'm not trying to be mean, but you made it on to G4 because of your WoW prowess; you should actually read your fellow bloggers on occassion. You make yourself look like crap by not doing so. Lead blogger, sure; lead information source? Polar opposite of the truth. You must care since you do this job. Please listen.To help prove this, any posters who agree that Mike has posted the same content after his colleagues, or has rehashed an already covered topic, please respond to this post.If you're designated as lead blogger for an AOL derivative, shouldn't you be held to an above average standard? Only the deserving should make it on TV. Does Mike live up to that? Please post - based upon comments I will post the link to the "Contact Us" site of WoWinsider for those who don't have it.We would appreciate an honest response from you Mike. You're human, we get that. Why are your posts such as they are (see above)?
8-15-2008 @ 3:58PM
What are you talking about? This is linking to an article in the OC Register where the reporter is interviewing a Blizzard employee, not Mike Morhaime. He's not even mentioned in the article. I, for one, was very interested in hearing the specifics of what happened on Monday and Tuesday, especially that the store was up for a combined total of 15 minutes over the two day period.
8-15-2008 @ 5:12PM
What the hell? Please read before you flame....he's posting about an interview The OC Register conducted with the PR person from Blizzard.
8-15-2008 @ 9:32PM
The issue is one that has been brought up in many of Schramm's posts in the recent past; he nearly always posts information already posted by his fellow bloggers. Despite the information source his article quotes, all of the content his article elaborates upon has already been covered. Instead of being a fanboy, trying being objective and researching my points before you try to shoot them down. Mike has a history of being the laziest blogger on this site in his reporting. That being said, maybe he has RL commitments that prevent him from checking in as much as he would like. I respect that but I certainly hope Dan Whitcomb pays attention to his readers as the editor of this site.Dan, looking at the comments, do you really feel Mike deserves to be lead? Rossi does immeasurably better to the reader's eye. I'm not trying to be overly critical, but please. This guy makes it onto a cable network when he is arguably the most shallow writer on staff (outside of Moo - and her role is far different from Mike's).So Tryst, L2Research.
8-16-2008 @ 8:39AM
"Wowinsider.com already reported on Mike Morhaime (sp?) apologizing and confirming that an additional 3000 tickets are going to be distributed by lottery."Nowhere in Mike's article or in the OC Register article does it refer to Mike Morhaime's apology. Mike refers to the statement the Blizzard person makes in the article saying that BlizzCon 2009 tickets might be distributed via lottery and then he links to the other article about the 3000 BlizzCon 2008 tickets being sold by lottery. Linking in parenthesis is not reporting something as new. The "thesis statment" of your article is incorrect.Mike summarized the article quite well. If Blizzard is repeating itself or is confirming suspicions that were posted on the forums that's not Mike's fault. Besides the article telling us that Mike Morhaime had apologized this is the only other source of information I've seen that comes straight from Blizzard.I'm not going to waste my time researching whether or not someone is doing their job properly - unless I'm managing them, of course. I couldn't give a crap if Mike does a good job. If I don't like his article, I don't read it. I come here for info so I don't have to find it myself. BUT, I will throw down with you to research any other interesting topic out there. C'mon, let's see what ya got.
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