It’s with a sad heart that we report that one of the most prominent and prolific MMO bloggers in the community passed away on Monday. Zach “Ravious” Best was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer back in 2016, after which he vowed to “take [his] pills, meditate, remove all bad foods, eat tons of leafy greens, live, laugh, and love.” He was 36 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Ravious was well-known among bloggers for his frequent and informative writing, particularly on the popular Kill Ten Rats. He initially came on the scene in 2008, saying that games such as A Tale in the Desert and Guild Wars ushered him into the realm of MMOs. Massively OP repeatedly featured his clever pieces in our Global Chat column, quoting him on topics such as Crowfall’s business model and his first impressions of SkySaga.
The family has asked that instead of sending flowers, friends can donate to the Child’s Play charity on Zach’s behalf. Massively OP sends our love and care to Zach’s family and friends during this difficult time.