Feb 7th 2010 8:49PM "Holy paladins have come a long way since our days in vanilla WoW."
Ha what a joke. Since "our" days? The guy who writes this article has a paladin as an ALT and has NOT been playing a paladin very long at all. Don't give me this crap that you know ANYTHING about how paladins USED to be. The writer should know that starting off an article with a blatant lie is not a very good idea.
Jan 23rd 2010 7:00PM "Drop on by to see what we've got in store or check back on next Saturday to read the new holy paladin column by our own Chase Christian." I think the large majority of people are taking that for what it says. Nowhere in the article does it say anything about it being temporary until they hire someone from the applicants.
If this is a temporary deal with this rogue player, I believe it is the responsibility of WoW.com to communicate that to their readers, and to not try and sneakily slide it in another article.
Jan 23rd 2010 6:27PM So someone who plays a rogue is going to be the new Holy Paladin columnist? Well i play a Holy Paladin, so I guess next time they are hiring a rogue columnist, i should apply for that instead of that class I actually play.
I used to be a daily reader of WoW.com. Dangling a position in front of the public, having God knows how many people put their hearts into their application, only to hire internally to someone who plays a completely different class, is just plain insulting to everyone who applied, as well as loyal Holy Paladins everywhere. I guess WoW.com was not looking for someone with an in depth knowledge of the class, entertaining articles that aren't solely about buffs/nerfs/gear/news, or columns that deviated from the typical "this is what gear is good for you" columns that anyone who as played this game for more than six months could write.
I can only speak from myself, but I will no longer be reading WoW.com. Choosing to hire internally is one thing. Teasing the public for whatever reason is entirely different.