Lighten Up, Seriously
Event #2: Bionicle news of the kinds we covered before lessens, naturally.
Event #3: BZPower news service branches out to cover fan creations (yay!), other Bionicle-like LEGO lines like Hero Factory, and even other LEGO news in general.
Event #4: In talkback after talkback, a certain group of members choruses "this is BZPower, not (insert specific acronym per story)ZPower, you guys are desperate for news, blah blah blah whine whine whine."
Seriously, guys -- it sounds like the ones who are desperate are you guys complaining.
Every event in the string above is a perfectly understandable outflowing from the end of Bionicle, except the stubborn refusal to accept that BZPower news is adapting.
Now I'm no longer an active reporter; I focus mostly on Multiverse updates now, so I'm not in this game much. But I am familiar with news reporting policy, and the ONLY thing that has changed about our policy in any major way is that we are branching out in a natural (and inarguably good) effort to keep the BZPower fans informed about what's going on in the Bionicle-related world (and that includes indirectly related news items, BTW).
Would you complainers rather BZP just shrivel up and die with Bionicle?
And if you seriously want that, you can just leave, or just ignore the news page, or whatever. Who in their right mind could argue with us branching out, given what has happened to Bionicle? I mean this question in all seriousness -- what are you thinking? Do you guys realize you are actually arguing for ignorance and inactivity -- for stagnation?
We have always had the option to report on more "trivial" or niche interest stories when we had time. And now, obviously, there is more time for such stories. To some, that might appear desperate, but to me, it seems perfectly natural and even long overdue. Now we have more time for such stories, which we previously neglected. Often the desperation would be, if it was ever there, when we simply had too many obviously important articles to fit the nifty little stories in. We have always told LEGO-in-general stories when warranted; we now are simply doing more of them.
Does news reporting change when a major end happens like this? Of course.
But it sounds like many of you are taking out your insecurity over Bionicle ending on the BZP news staff.
News reporters are just doing their jobs -- stop acting like it was their fault Bionicle ended. You guys need to come to grips with the change, or start directing your energy where you could actually change it -- which doesn't include whining in talkbacks.
Above all, remember that if a story doesn't interest you, you have no right to demand it not be reported -- because you're not the only person reading the news. Not the only kind of interest out there. Just ignore those stories.
Just my two cents, but I think anybody's who's using their brains would agree.
On the other hand, if you guys disagree with the change in focus -- even though you cannot deny that Bionicle (mostly) HAS ended -- you need to work on presenting coherent, sensible arguments for your position. I've seen none so far -- it's just pointless whining, and some of it from people well old enough to know better.
(Of course, I know better than to expect anything less than a community that has traditionally resisted change at every turn for at least seven years if not ten; it's human nature, granted. But it has never been right to resist change just because it is change.)
And all that aside, in all utter dead seriousness, it is NOT healthy to be so uppity that you go around huffily whining about the choices of story reporting about toys.
Lighten up, smile a little, go rent a comedy DVD or something. Seriously.