Friday, December 14, 2012

The Shooting Star Of The Mittani Dot Com

The end of the year for a blogger, at least in my experience, leads to a lot of introspection over the year past, prognostication for the year ahead and site clean-up.  Site clean-up?  Hey, a blogger needs to synergize his site with his subject, right?

Okay, now that I have met my contractually obligated buzzword quota with Blogspot for 2012 let's get on to an important subject, TheMittani.com.  The new site emerged from the Eve null sec community in the wake of the media circus surrounding the fiasco surrounding The Mittani's drunken behavior at the Alliance Panel at Fanfest 2012.  I wrote back in March about the miserable coverage provided by the mainstream gaming media (MGM) and whether the Eve blogosphere was about to see the emergence of its own pajamahadeen.  While the conflict between the MGM and the Eve blogosphere has subsided (indeed, PC Gamer even embedded reporters with the CFC during the war in the south this summer), The Mittani continued down the path of the pajamahadeen with the launch of The Mittani Dot Com.  Just like his counterparts in the political blogosphere who created Pajamas Media (now PJMedia), The Mittani and his merry band of writers, editors and system administrators are competing with mainstream journalists attempting they can produce better quality articles than the more highly regarded trained professionals.

While I applaud the effort I now have to remove The Mittani Dot Com from my feeds as the site has shot past my interests.  When first launched, the site was a direct competitor with Eve News 24 and as such brought a lot of Eve news to light.  I still visit TheMittani.com every day, but with the move to add coverage of games like League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and World of Tanks the site is no longer MMORPG-specific.  The Nosy Gamer is, when all is said and done, a blog about MMORPGs and related issues.  So in my end of year cleaning the feed had to go.  Hopefully some day TheMittaini.com will do what Massively did and have a feed set up specifically for Eve Online but until then I'll just have to remember to visit every so often.

7 comments:

  1. My beef with mittani.com is that sometimes their articles are sneakily deceptive. They ran an article on high sec freighter ganking which concluded that there was no point hiding cargo in the (then) unscannable hold of an orca, it's much better to put it in freight cans and courier contract it which makes it unscannable. It's true that it's unscannable but a wrapped up courier package inside a freighter is like a christmas persent - just because they can't see what it is doesn't mean they dont want it. And of course many of the high sec freighter kill mails show plastic wrap on the loot dropped. Plastic wrap means that someone did courier contract it but got ganked anyway.

    They have to aim for journalistic integrity if they want the site to be regarded as a genuine gaming news site rather than a metagaming tool to help goons win various games.

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  2. http://themittani.com/category/eve-online hope that helps!

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    1. I tried that and the feed didn't work :(

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  3. Never got much from TheMittani.com. Lousy read and clearly fishing for readership to provide them with ad revenue - ie. jerks just leeching off the game to make a buck.

    Quite frankly, Nosy, blogs like yours provide much better information, esp. since blogs don't try to pretend to be objective, like so-called news sites.

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    1. Not that im in love with the cfc or whatever, but i have to disagree. that site has caught my attention more, and with their varied and interesting articles, i think its fair enough to say its a job well done by them.

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  4. The Mittani and his merry band of writers, editors and system administrators are competing with mainstream journalists attempting they can produce better quality articles than the more highly regarded trained professionals.

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