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Letter from the Editor: Budgets are no fun

Alex Ziebart

Beginning March 1, WoW Insider will be working with a smaller budget than we've had in previous years. As you might have seen on our sister site Massively, we aren't the only ones affected. I don't think there's anyone in the world that likes to hear they'll have less money tomorrow than they had yesterday, let alone an organization like ours. That's the hand we've been dealt. We're going to play it, like we always have when given bad hands.

With the advent of this change in our budget, we've had to change publication of many of our regular columns and features. That has, unfortunately, resulted in the need to let some of our current staff go. I'll leave it up to those particular writers to decide whether or not they want that information known beyond natural discovery, but if they do, I encourage all of you to follow those people to Twitter and beyond to see where they go next. They're welcome to join you in the comments on this post if they'd like. Every single one of them are passionate, wonderful individuals, some of the best I've had the pleasure of working with, and they'll continue to do great things wherever they go.

If you keep an eye on the site in the coming weeks, you'll get a pretty good picture of our content going forward. This isn't the end of WoW Insider. Far from it. We'll still be here producing content every single day. We aren't shutting down, just tightening the belt. We've preserved as many of your favorites as we possibly could and we'll continue to work day in and out to bring you news and views from around the World of Warcraft. Despite the situation, WoW Insider is eager for the upcoming beta (and release) of Warlords of Draenor, as well as our occasional glances toward Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

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