I’ve meant to do a quick post on this cool thing called the Azeroth Advisor for a while now.
When I first tried it my main characters were level 80 and its value was somewhat dubious. But then we re-rolled horde and its guide to where to adventure and annotated maps became useful.
But this morning I found this in my mail box:
Thank you for being a subscriber to the Azeroth Advisor.
We are writing to inform you that as of February 17, 2010, the Azeroth Advisor service will be discontinued. Over the past two years, we’ve really enjoyed providing personalized guidance for new and experienced players of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. However, we’ve decided to focus on the development of our own entertainment products, including our upcoming MMO codenamed Copernicus.
For the next 2 weeks, please continue to use the Advisor services, and take the time to save your maps and newsletters offline for future reference. After February 17, we recommend removing the Advisor add-on from your WoW AddOns directory and deleting the service from your launch items (instructions for doing so can be found below).
If you’ve enjoyed the Azeroth Advisor, we encourage you to sign up for the 38 Studios newsletter to ensure that you’ll be among the first to hear news about Copernicus and other products. You can also follow our feeds on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our official website. (Please note that this will be the only email you receive from 38 Studios unless you opt-in to receive the 38 Studios newsletter.)
Look forward to exciting news from 38 Studios in the coming months. We’ve sincerely appreciated being able to contribute to your enjoyment of World of Warcraft, and we wish you all the best.
The Azeroth Advisor Team at 38 Studios
So that is one more post I waited long enough on for it to be moot. Yay for efficiency.
38 Studios, which sounds like they are a bit on the edge when it comes to money, or at least when it comes to Curt’s money, bought this little site, tinkered with it a bit, then threw it away.
Buh-bye Azeroth Advisor.
What else do you say at that point?
We’ll never know how Azeroth Advisor might have done if 38 Studios hadn’t bought it. It was a pay-to-play service before 38 Studios acquired them, which might have fit in better with some site like FilePlanet or Curse. I was never clear on why 38 Studios did buy it, not that I expect them to explain such things to me personally. There was some tech there they wanted I would guess. But they did buy it, I hope they got what they wanted, because now they’ve killed it.
If you were using the tool because you played WoW and found it useful, you might be excused for not jumping for joy and running off to sign up for the 38 Studios newsletter.