Best Bloggernalism: “Bloggernalism is a completely made-up word that I’m using to describe a fan blog that manages to get in some legitimate investigative or interview journalism in there somehow. Kill Ten Rats had several exclusives over the past year with ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2, and that’s to be applauded.” -Syp
- Awarded December 27, 2011.
Shawn Schuster: “2. Kill Ten Rats
No offense to everyone else at Kill Ten Rats, but I only really read it for two reasons: Zubon and Ravious. Yet those two are enough to earn a #2 spot in this list. Zubon has more than a touch of lovable cynic to him, which I always enjoy, while Ravious is a workhorse of news, interviews and well-researched opinion pieces.”
- Awarded December 27, 2010.
Derek Smart: “It started with an accusation of plagiarism by a little known blog site. Then it got picked up, completely and unprofessionally transformed by Massively in a news (!) bit no less and accusing Alganon of stealing a press release. Yah.”
In the spirit of Captain Jack Sparrow, “But you have heard of us.”
- Awarded May 10, 2010.
pitrelli: “… over at the always entertaining kill ten rats blog”
Yeah I’m reaching a little, so what. Awards are hard to come by lately.
- Awarded October 23, 2009.
Ryan Shwayder: “Best MMO Blogomerate: This Gnomey goes to the best massively multiplayer blog with multiple major contributers, whether it’s run by players or developers. I am proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, the winner of the best MMO Blogomerate is Kill Ten Rats! Congratulations go to Ethic, BitterCupOJoe, Cyndre, Dave, Dragon, James, Julian, Nicodemus, Oz, Zubon, and anyone else who contributed in 2007.”
- Awarded December 20th, 2007.
The Very Last Web Forum The Internet Needed
Jeff Freeman: “Please note, that although you can add forums to your website easily, you really ought not do that. Kill Ten Rats just added the very last web forum the internet needed, so to add one now would be superfluous.”
- Awarded March 27th, 2007.
Jeff knew how to say things without actually saying them. Rest in peace Jeff. The last forum the internet needed is gone. -Ethic
Ryan Shwayder: “Best Player Bloglomerate: We award the ultimate group of player bloggers with this distinguished award. Kill Ten Rats edges out the competition to take the cake for the best congregation of MMO players…”
- Awarded January 9th, 2007
Van Hemlock: “Originally the work of Ethic, this more journal-styled blog follows the passions and hates of the gamer at a more ground-level. Ethic has recently opened up submissions to a circle of similarly obsessed MMO-folk, and this has widened the scope of the thing considerably – offering all sorts of perspectives on all sorts of games. Ethic also sports a truly impressive link list, making this site an invaluable hub for the MMO Ranting Community.”
- Awarded November 16, 2005
Tobold: “Just a link to a nice MMORPG blog, Kill Ten Rats. Most blogs have a sidebar with links to other blogs, and I feel a bit impolite of not returning the favor and linking to the blogs that link to me. But the internet being such a transient place, a link page or sidebar requires constant maintenance and checking if the places you linked to are still alive.”
- Awarded October 21, 2005