Just over a week after its launch, ClixHole is already being deemed by a majority of the Heroclix community to be the game’s most entertaining news source and a potential 2020 presidential candidate. The beloved satire website has now received high praise from (and we’re actually not even kidding about this) two World Champions, two National Champions, a ROC Team Worlds champion, a WizKids employee, various podcasts hosts and countless other noteworthy individuals.
Unfortunately, an entire subset of the Heroclix community does not seem to appreciate ClixHole’s rising popularity, and is calling for its immediate deletion: a group commonly referred to as “the casuals.”
“I hate that the site is trying to be funny,” complained Don Jansen. “I play Heroclix to see if the Justice League really could crush the Avengers, not to read fake news!”
Matthew Rickard worries that the site takes “cheap shots” at some of the game’s top players and ambassadors, but when ClixHole reporters pointed out that Dustin Seeders, Matty Greichunos and Jamie Jordan all posted about how much they loved the articles about them and shared the pieces with their friends, and that Arnie Ed-Berkywiz gave the piece about him being a devious Heroclix AI developer a heart react on Facebook, Rickard stormed away without comment.
“ClixHole is just insufferable,” grumbled Millie Gilbert when she wasn’t busy complaining about no one knows Heroclix rules but her, how “embarrassingly terrible” competitive players are, power creep, the high cost of many Heroclix chases, how much of a “joke” the game is, and just about everything else related to Heroclix.
“The site wouldn’t be so bad if it posted some real news every one in a while,” suggested LJ Lample while trying to figure out if he could justify putting Mr. Mxyptlk on a 700pt casual team with Wolverine (he decided that yes he could, since Mxyptlk’s abilities could theoretically allow him to teleport into the Marvel universe).
When ClixHole asked him if it’d be confusing for a satire site to publish both real and fake news and challenge readers to figure out which is which, he stormed away without comment.
“The site is dumb and they better keep my name out of their mouths,” threatened a nameless ClixHole hater who totally doesn’t live in his Mom’s basement.
ClixHole CEO and Editor-In-Chief J. Jonah Jameson says that in order to please all of the Heroclix masses, ClixHole will try to be more informative, kind-hearted and serious in its satire, because you know, that’s what people want in their satire.