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Features and content added in March 2018

In order to have more transparency about what's going on behind the scenes, I'm going to be doing monthly overviews of what was added and updated during the month. This can include content, back-end systems, and even things like marketing. These articles may be a little rough around the edges, but the goal is to get the point across without spending too much time editing the actual article (which means more time working on the stuff the article talks about).

During March 2018, the following items were added or updated.

New Website Development

Header showing Twitch stream
Header showing Twitch stream

Updated menu, with icons
Updated menu, with icons

New website development continued this month, including:

  • Updates to the "recent" bar
    • All recently updated or added content will now be shown, instead of just news
    • When the Twitch stream is live, it will be shown in place of recent YouTube videos
  • Menu and page structure
    • Added icons to menu items, similar to the current site
    • Finalized page tree structure, this particularly pertained to expansion-specific content for Warcraft (like boss guides)
      • Final structure: Warcraft > Guide Type > Expansion > Sub-pages
  • Expand Boxes
    • Used to contain list content to make scrolling down the page easier, used mostly on Stats and Gearing pages for gear lists
  • Warcraft Databases
    • These were mostly rebuilt from the ground up to be more user friendly, eliminating another barrier of entry for writing content
    • Spells and item database were combined in preparation for hosting my own tooltips someday
    • Lore database was restructured to match the spell database
  • Bug fixes, optimizations, and accessibility updates

As always, nothing pictured is final, but it's a good indicator of how the design is coming along. The focus moving into April will be moving more content over and completing the new systems to make that possible.

World of Warcraft

Antorus, the Burning Throne guides

The Antorus healer guides continued to receive small updates as I work my way through Mythic.

YouTube

A new Mythic Antorus kill video was added! It's my first time DPSing progression content in a very long time, but my guild wanted another strong cleave class for Coven.

Antorus, the Burning Throne

See more in the Mythic Boss Kill playlist

[LGN] Coven of Shivarra, Mythic Antorus, Balance Druid PoV (Game Sounds Only)

Battle for Azeroth

I was fortunate to make it into the Battle for Azeroth alpha! I stream it as much as I can through the week, and you can find previous streams in the Battle for Azeroth alpha playlist.

Stream Archives

As always, there's the playlist of all my archived Twitch streams for March.

Twitch

The Twitch stream received significant updates at the end of March, including all new graphics, overlays, and the addition of a webcam.

New start screen
New start screen

New description section
New description section

Webcam and new overlay
Webcam and new overlay

I also updated my Streaming Equipment list with my webcam, green screen, and lighting.

Revenue and Hours worked

I thought sharing my time investment and money earned could help put things in perspective. If you'd like to support the site and stream, there are several methods located on the right-hand side of the page under "Show Additional Support," along with disabling adblock on the site, Twitch channel, and YouTube channel.

Approximate Hours Spent Working
Non-streaming activities (website, videos, etc): 155 (5 hours per day, 7 days per week)
Streaming: 56 (~2 hours per day, 6 days per week)

Total revenue from all sources: ~$9 (ads, tips, patreon, amazon)

That's all for this month! Feel free to leave comments and ask questions.


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