7 Jun 2012

Extended Hiatus

It’s tough to write posts like this, but here goes: Mana Obscura is going on extended hiatus. After two years of having a great time discussing opinions and sharing ideas about MMOs and online gaming, it’s time for me to take an extended break.

The past few months have seen a dramatic change. I’ve gone from a hobbyist blogger to becoming a staff writer at ZAM. I’ll still be writing there every week, so make sure you’re following me on Twitter to stay updated. I’ll also be attending Rezzed in Brighton, Gamescom in Cologne, and Eurogamer Expo in London. Let me know if you’re heading to any of these!

I won’t be shutting Mana Obscura down anytime soon, so all historic posts and archives will remain up. Keep me in your feed readers though, as there’s no telling when I’ll return. This isn’t a goodbye, more of a “back in a bit”.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more great content to read, you’ll find many fine and stimulating writers in my blogroll.

All the best,

Gaz

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7 Responses to Extended Hiatus

  1. Ravven says:

    Awwww, that’s a shame, but I wish you the best. I know that it is probably difficult to devote time to both paid and personal writing, but I’ll miss this blog. It’s one of the best gaming blogs that I’ve ever read.

    Here’s hoping that this is only a hiatus, and that you will return! :)

  2. Stubborn says:

    Gaz,
    It’s a loss to the community to have you go. Even your last post got me thinking and gave me a vocabulary with which to discuss the very problem I see in MMO and other game (d3) development right now. I’ve already discussed it with several of my friends. This is in no way an attempt to get you to reconsider, but only to let you know that you were a valued member of the community and that you’ll be missed.

    Should you ever decide to come back, know that you’ll be received with welcome words (I’d say arms, but that’s kind of creepy and electronically impossible anyway), and, in the meantime, I hope you’ll send me an email or otherwise keep in touch. Good luck, mate!

  3. Rioriel says:

    Take good care of yourself, Gaz. Let’s have that pint one day and hopefully bump into each other at a con with Razerbug, Pewter and the rest of the local gang. Thanks for everything you’ve done for the community and podcast world, I owe you one :)

    ~ Graham x

  4. Tesh says:

    So it goes. Life has a way of shuffling around our priorities. :)

    Have fun and best of luck!
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  5. Syl says:

    Well, at least you didn’t close shop due to MMO frustration – phew! :)
    Indeed, the best of luck and thanks for many great reads in the past!
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  6. Ahtchu says:

    Enjoy the break, Gaz! Look forward to your return.
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