I wanted to post sort of a personal post about what’s been up. A lot of cool things have happened lately work related!
- We launched LolKing and it’s lived up to my wildest dreams in terms of traffic so far. A new site is always daunting because you’re not sure how the public will react–I found the site back in March and we ended up buying it, from that point on I begged to be a part of its development. A lot of the work I did is in the database, so you can go see all the champions if you want to see something I spent hours on. The prettiest part of the site is probably its model viewer which was done by my coworker Alayton. In general it’s been really rewarding helping map out a site from the ground up! The guys who work on the site are also great, both as developers and League of Legends fans, so it’s been pretty awesome to watch them work.
- Part of being site director at Wowhead means I decide really random things and that’s by far my favorite part of the job. I got an email from Zarhym with some beta keys. We gave them away and they went fast: nearly 4k posts in a few hours asking for keys. So I emailed him back and asked for more keys, figuring I could get a little contest going. Turns out he’s a generous guy, so he handed us hundreds more. Then I reached out to ZAM’s marketing team, secured us some A40 Astro headsets, and made a contest from scratch all last minute like. Yes, it created extra work, but we also get to give out free things and interact with the community–it’s really awesome!
- I’ve been playing a lot of Civilization V lately due to its expansion coming out this past week. I really like it, though I don’t really enjoy espionage. I didn’t like it in Civilization IV either. Part of the problem is I don’t play on difficulty levels where the AI has much more tech than I do–they’re usually neck and neck with me, so there’s not much to steal. I love how many female leaders were added, though, especially Boudicca. She’s my favorite Civ IV leader so I was happy to see her back in.
- My cousin’s fundraiser for her diabetic alert dog went pretty well! She’s at $5.5k. The dog unfortunately costs nearly $30k, but thanks to some people on Twitter and Reddit, I was able to bring in over $1k alone and do my part. They wrote a thank you post to everyone over here.
Not much else to really write about. Just trying to eat healthy, work out (I didn’t do anything for all of May because I’m lazy), and playing a lot of League of Legends!