I am really frustrated. Yes, I really am. Just days after MMO-site took my post and edited it into something meant for the daily tabloid (at least they sourced it back), a respected MMO gaming website has decided to go the extra mile by not even bothering to give credit to my small blog after copying information and content.
Update 1: The editor replied and said that information on the web is for everyone but conceded the 2 images are from my blog and is going to change them. What?
Update 2: At the editor’s request, he stated that “information is public”, rather than “for everyone” as I mentioned above. Yes, I will like to apologize for the misuse of word… *chuckles*
Update 3: I have just sent an email to the editor, requesting to ceases all communication over this matter. The reason? By the number of emails and replies I have been receiving, it seems the online gaming community knows the truth. I am happy with this, so I shall not pursue this issue anymore. I seriously did not know there are so many readers who took the initiative to email or contact me, and I am humbled. Thanks again!
And how do I know this? The images have all been edited by me, since the original ones are either too big or having words by their sides etc. I suspect the whole article’s content has been written only after going through my introduction of my posts. The games in question:
For the other games mentioned in the list, I apparently have much details for them too.
I have written to the “writer” and supposedly veteran of the online gaming industry, Richard Aihoshi. Little does he know that I am a member of the many gaming forums around on the internet, just that I don’t post much other than in OnRPG. I am personally not angry that he copied my content. but the least he could do, which MMO-site can, is to source the information back. I might place a watermark on all my images afterall. This is giving me doubts about the integrity of MMORPG.com itself. As a media and communication student who has been stressed the importance of referencing, this has really left a bad taste in my mouth.