Originally Posted by Gaz.
Quick question for everybody.
What do people make of interviews/news, on the companies website (e.g. posting an interview from wwe.com).
Recent examples come to mind from TWG in his 2011 thread, and of course 619IDH in AOW.
Do you read them? Skim through them? Or do you just plain ignore them? Personally, I think they really add to the thread, but I'm intrigued to find out what other people think of them.
First of all, I'd say that 619 makes a much better use of them than I do/did. The only reason I did them was to further the character development and show of new sides of some characters; whether I actually achieved that isn't for me to comment on.
But to answer your question(s), I enjoy reading 619's, because it is a way of connecting to the characters on a more intimate and personal level. For example, I found myself getting behind Kidman, Sydal and Kingston in the Trios Tournament because we'd seen the relationship blossom because of the exclusives.
As for the posting of the news, it serves as a way to see what people think of potential ideas, and to also completely throw them on the wrong scent so they get a reaction when they end up reading something opposite to what they thought they were going to read.