I had to ask – and yes I know what site, and I have an uncensored copy.
I thought of a few things when I saw this –
1) scam – but they are from a very respected guild on the server and further investigations seem to imply that they are one of the founders of the site . Or at least share the same first name.
2) Trying to drum up readership? – their feed has 2 rss readers according to google reader
3) Desperate for gold – willing to sell a spot on your site for gold. This here being the land of milk and honey for gold. ( well not quite the land of milk and honey – but if you have motivation – it’s not hard).
4) The person who actually pays – whats that saying ” A fool and his gold is soon parted’ you won’t even be paying for a decent readership – and if you had any readers the appearance of a post – talking about someone – and it looks like this is a random person at that – ” So what makes you so news worthy?” is going to call into question why that person was picked to write about.
“My name is and I like hanging out in Dalaran – my sword glows real pretty”
I have my own blog for my own front page spot – I was curious what site it was, because I’m sure someone who reads me has a opinon about this, and also because it calls into question, in my mind the integrity of what you write. I needed to know it wasn’t from somewhere I respected.
Mostly I am just sad – I mean I am not sure if taking gold for a spot on your Wow blog site, is a breach of Blizzard TOC, or at a stretch – fall under the FTC for not disclosing payment received for a post. But I guess pushing a person, or a guild is not considered a product.
Maybe it was all a joke, but it wasn’t a one-off post in trade.
Maybe I was the only person silly enough to ask for more information.
If I do see a post about a person, or a guild on that site, then I will update.
And no I can’t call them out – because it will just generate traffic for them. I can say – that their recent content does not seem to be original – and is mostly blue post copy’s with the occasional ad lib – so not so much a wow blog per say.