- Written by Rfeann (@sveltekumquat)
There was a time, eons ago in the gaming universe but only a few years as the Earth spins, when the only real place worth having a good conversation about the rogue class -- or about WoW in general -- was in a forum. Whether it was in Blizzard's official forums, MMO-Champion, Elitist Jerks, Arena Junkies or one of the small handful of other online WoW communities, if you had a question you wanted answered, a person you wanted to help, a point you wanted to make or a bridge you wanted to troll under, you posted in a forum thread or you didn't get noticed.
When we launched Ravenholdt (the site) two years ago -- our birthday is Sept. 27, celebrate by stabbing a pixel you love! -- that reality was already beginning to change. Ravenholdt itself was an IRC chat channel before it was a full-fledged fansite. Twitter was already one of the primary ways that players talked directly with game devs and community managers. And platforms like Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook were shifting the conversation away from forums.