It’s been 2 YEARS since Beckett’s Massive Online Gamer Magazine was cancelled and the last Grishnak Blagtoof “Kill ‘Em All” PvP Ganking Series was on the newsstands, and Beckett FINALLY has the last issue up on the site in the back-issue section for purchase.
I personally wrote for 12 issues of a bi-monthly magazine. That’s 2 years worth of a great gig – getting paid to Gank, camp & grief you tools, take screenshots and write about it for everyone to read….for $10 bucks a pop! LOL
Now, this issue finished up the World of WarCraft PvP Ganking series and in it I wrote a set-up for the upcoming “Kill ‘Em All” PvP Ganking Series for the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG, but when the magazine came out, everyone including myself, was surprised to read that MOG was being cancelled! None of us writing for the magazine was told ahead of time, we were told what we were always told – “here’s your deadline”.
The Editor’s Note had a big thank you to the readers, a thank you to the contributors, and a special little “shout out” to me personally for my work with some humour thrown in about him trying to dial down my ego a bit and my habit of having trouble finding the perfect set of screenshots for the magazine to use from my collection, and my habit of going over the word limit. To say it was a shock is an understatement, as no one had a clue there was a problem with MOG. But in hindsight, a magazine that cost $10 that came out Bi-MONTHLY for a video game genre that was ever-changing on a WEEKLY basis, no wonder they canned it. How could it keep up with instant-update-websites that were FREE?! It couldn’t. So with that last issue and last pay check, your chances of learning how to ACTUALLY PvP were gone…for now.
Keep your browsers pointed here, because we have a LOT planned for Wildstar, including total domination of The Exiles on whatever server is lucky enough to have us.
Feed The Ego.
~Lord Rakknarr, GM, The PhM
~Grishnak Blagtoof, WarBoss, The Blagtoof WarTribe