is certainly a four-letter word, it's becoming that
kind of four-letter word for certain bloggers in the World of Warcraft
community. Reala of Click the Lightwell
went so far as to whip up a graphical badge certifying WoW
blogs as RIFT
-free zones in response to the amount of virtual ink devoted to Trion's
title on Azeroth-centric websites.
"Many of us are experiencing tough times in
WoW, we have lost friends, guildies, entire guilds have crumbled and fallen. I don't begrudge
RIFT the shelf space, but when there are more
RIFT posts on a
WoW blog than
WoW posts... well... I don't like it
," Reala wrote.
While we doubt that Blizzard
is circling the wagons just yet -- or scheming up ways to fend off the new kid on the block -- the fan community is clearly feeling the heat of what some are calling a sizable migration.