One of the dangers of being a “member” of such a large “community” of bloggers is that one runs the very real risk of posting content someone else already did.
In fact, over the course of this blog, no less than 45 (!) posts have never seen the light of feedreader due to near identical posts appearing elsewhere in the blogosphere, or other factors that render the post utterly retarded or irrelevant to the current situation.
For instance, I had a post all about the instance launch issues people have been having, and even offered a solution. Then BBB posted a post that was almost exactly like mine (except longer) and even offered the exact same solution for the exact same reason.
So my post got the axe. Swissssh thunk.
Two others got the axe this week so far, one was a fanfic about a Death Knight that was nearly exactly the same as a story already posted days ago, and the other was a short little ditty about an idea I had to improve arcane.
What was my idea?
Well, I’ll give you the jist of it.
Y’see, arcane needs a buff to remain competitive. But Blizzard doesn’t want them to be capable of more bursty damage, they want to get it sustained so that it doesn’t break PvP.
So my suggestion was to allow the ABlast buff thing to stack to 4, and then reduce the extra mana cost of each individual stack.
Then Blizzard does exactly that before my post even goes live.
Now, one of the primary complaints I get on this blog (besides “holy crap you’re stupid!”) is that I don’t post nearly enough. Usually this is due to not having anything relevant or interesting to say.
I don’t want to become the kind of blogger who justs posts whatever he was doing that day. Blogs like those certainly do exist, but I’ve built an expectation of something else here. And frankly I’d get bored with that pretty quick.
This is also why I usually try to keep fanfic far away from here, as probably only a small fraction of you actually like that kind of thing.
So here’s a question, dear readers.
These orphaned style posts, the posts that are rendered obsolete/irrelevant by happenstance before they even get a chance to go live, do you still want them anyway?