Erm... took one look at how this article had been split into seven pages (of less-than-a-handful of paragraphs per page), and immediately refused to engage.
Is The Escapist so desperate for traffic that it feels the need to employ a multi-page format to every contribution now?
Or merely those created by the more popular contributors (and/or those featuring boobies)?
I did the same. It's interesting, usually the listicles have been written by relative randoms. Which they've copped flak for so I wonder if they decided to get Yahtzee in on it.
I noticed what was up and closed the window at the first page, just popped in here to see if any one else noticed.
It's weird, I've been kind of out of the loop with The Escapist for a while since late last year, and I came back a few months ago to find the place was in disrepair. What happened? Where'd everybody go? And who decided "listicles" were appropriate for a site that used to pride itself on it's integrity?
I'd been an avid fan since I discovered the place back in college in '07. Didn't they have a con a while back? They were doing so well. It's making me feel old. Like going to your old favourite quirky diner and realising it got turned into a Dennys.
Edit: So... who wants to take bets on how long before Yhatzee leaves? I mean he's the one propping the place up right? According to Alexa.com 20% of search engine traffic directed to this site are searches for "Zero Punctuation" (as opposed to "the escapist" with 11%). Fair to say he's better known than the site that hosts him, that like if PewDiePie was more popular than YouTube.
Either that or he ends up running the place which might be a good thing.
I don't know how accurate Alexa.com is, but if it's to be believed and I'm understanding correctly there has been a pretty serious drop off in viewers over the last 6 months.