Will said they will have twitter boxes for them just like the ones for Adam and Jamie. So there you go a presence for the content providers of the site.
Also, Jamie and Adam tested, this isnt their site just because they provided funding
This was supposed to be a community driven family of sites and they've done nothing to earn this communities respect. Coming in like this is a slap in the face to those of us who have been supporting this site since it started, money-wise and what not.
And finally, I could care less about the mythbusters, I cant stand either of them to begin with
Will and Norm, we know you guys aren't getting screwed over. We're totally happy for you - working with Jamie and Adam is probably a nerd-dream. The thing you aren't understanding is that for us, you guys are equally awesome as Jamie and Adam. You guys did a really awesome job all around and your personalities are what made the site work. It's frustrating for us that Jamie and Adam have taken over the site because they're backed with more money. You guys made Tested awesome, and I don't think you should have sold it away so easily. I know they're different beasts, but I would take Tested over Mythbusters any day. So just don't be totally baffled and shocked that the community is reacting this way.
@norman: A forum post or a news entry? Because if it's just a forum post ... well we all know who's wearing the pants now.
I'm actually pretty excited about everything going on here at Tested thus far, I have been a massive fan of Mythbusters since it first aired, and I love Tested; I'm glad to see that both parties involved can cover more topics that they couldn't cover as much or at all before. Bring on more Coffee videos. :]
If these guys have so much resources and such a passion for this stuff, why didnt they start their own site instead of hijacking this one, I think im out
It's hard to believe they are being entirely genuine.
@supertess: I think you've nailed my feelings on the subject perfectly.
Well, obviously he's going to say things are going great. But do you honestly think he's totally 100% happy with this? Sure, working with Jamie and Adam must be cool, but they spent 2 years working on this site and it's been ripped away from them in one day, while there buddies over at Giant Bomb get sweet new digs and get to keep their website.
as much as i found the Verge's arrogance annoying since they launched, it doesnt come close to the arrogance of completely destroying a site.
@stalefishies: Exactly. You've summed up the situation very well. Everyone was elated about Tested yesterday, because it seemed like four great on-camera personalities were teaming up. Everyone is freaked out today, because Will and Norm have been locked in the attic of their own site.
Will, Norm, and Gary may be hyped to be along for the ride with "TV Superstars", but they are undervaluing themselves and overvaluing the Mythbusters. This is 2012 and we're talking about a young, tech-obsessed audience. Cable TV fame does not have that much of an advantage over internet fame with this group. Hell, I'm far from the only one here who has done without TV for many years, since there is much to keep us entertained on the internet.
I have nothing against these Adam and Jamie cats, but this needs to be presented as a partnership. The existing readership didn't need to be kicked in the balls as BermanBraun tries to add to it.
@thepickle: "In one day." Let's be serious. All of the changes for the Whiskey group have been in the works for a while. There is no possible way that any of today's changes are a surprise to Will or Norm. Will and Norm are either 100% OK with it, or OK with it enough to stick around. All in all, it's a good gig. He gets to work with people he respects, write to the same community that he has been building for two years and, if all works out well, get exposed to an even wider audience thanks to the association of Jamie and Adam.
It's not like he didn't have a choice. If he was really unhappy with this deal, he wouldn't stay.
I love the Mythbusters. I love Tested. I am super pumped for Will and Norm to get the budget and attention they deserve.
Now saying that, if it was Will + Norm and Jamie + Adam on the header it would feel so much different. Most of us have been with the site since day 1 (some of us have been following them even before that). We have a totally personal connection with this site, because that is how the personality driven Whiskey media platform forced us to connect with it. Having everything Tested thrown away sucks.
I hope Will and Norm understand it isn't about hating the new design, or Jamie and Adam; it is about the lack of credit you guys get for creating something awesome. Your fans are just as rabid as Giantbomb's, and seeing a new company come in and drastically change something we all have such an attachment to and slap another nerd couple's face on the front really weirds us out.
The new articles Will has posted have been cool. Very interesting.
@fish_face_mcgee: "write to the same community that he has been building for two years"
Let's revisit this one in a few months.