Yeah, I may as well go ahead and post it since Ysh outed me. Its been a little over four years since I started this fun little adventure. If I remember right, there are a couple of others who share similar dates. The stats will be a little off since there is an extra month in there, but what the hay – here ya go:
Total Views: 93,987 (41,363 last year, 21,407 or so the year before)
Best Month: 9350 views in May, 2012 (2,947 last January, 2281 the year before)
Busiest Day: 971 views on May 2nd, 2012 (602 last year, 270 the year before)
Top 5 Posts: Tips and Tricks for World of Tanks, Naming Your Ship, TERA Online Review, How Well Will the SWTOR Launch Go? That Depends on How Tolerant You Are, Naming Your Ship 2
Top 3 Most Popular Tags (By Game): Star Trek Online, EVE Online, World of Tanks
* Note, views to my home page blow all of those away. This is the up and down of not requiring you to “jump” after a break in the post.
Search Terms that Make You Go Hmmm:
minecraft hotel lobby (if you build it, they will come…)
hot jedi (we’re not that kind of site really)
вестибюль гостиницы (Russian for hotel lobby…apparently I am source zero for hotel lobby information)
otel lobİlerİ (Turkish that time…)
tera character nude (Also about six variations of “tera online sexy” – are people this desperate for porn?)
star wars the old republic nude (I’m seeing a trend here…)
real world controversy (We have that in spades…)
Referrals and Referees:
Top 3 Bloggers Who Helped Me With Traffic: Nil’s Blog, Bio Break, Stonee’s EQOA Blog
Top 3 Bloggers I Helped With Traffic: GC, TAGN, Rowan
Again, theres much bigger numbers in the former than the latter…
Thoughts and Goals:
At this time last year I was still looking for my first level cap. I got that not long thereafter! And then once more in April when I did the same in Star Trek Online, a month after I hit 30. And STO may be the first game for a multi-cap as well – my Klingon character is a day away from the same Captain milestone. I have been blessed to have a regular playgroup for a long while. Starting last June and continuing straight on until this past July, when my little playing group folded its tents in TOR and took a little enforced break while one of the members prepares to head off to basic training, and when my beloved TOR guild shut its doors. These days I am mostly guild oriented, chatting amiable with my 12th Fleet and Knights of Mercy friends, or some of that old Beskar crew in World of Tanks. Sadly though – guild oriented does not always equal group oriented.
My vision this year is tilted backwards. The only MMO I am looking forward to is ArcheAge, and there is little evidence that it will land here in the next year. And my Beta stuff has slowed down – only one I’m actively involved in at the moment is MechWarrior Online, and for my two cents, once you take people’s money for the game, its not a Beta anymore, no matter what you want to classify it as.
That said, there are several games I want to revisit this year – EVE Online, and Vanguard. Pirates of the Burning Sea and maybe a stint in Everquest, since I never could bring myself to log in and say goodbye to EQOA.
MMO’s: Rift (3 months), TOR (7 months), The Secret World (2 months), TERA Online (1 month), GW2 (1 month), STO (7 months), Istaria (1 month)
Other Online: WoT (12 months), WoWP (2 months), MWO (1 month), Stronghold Online (1 month)
Alphas/Betas: Dawntide, Heroes and Generals, MWO, WoWP
Table Top/RPG: Call of Cthulhu, Mansions of Madness, Anima: The Card Game, Anima RPG, Hellas RPG, Houses of the Blooded RPG
Thanks to the Casualties of War crew for keeping the wheels turning all these years, especially Genda’s hard work, though I do miss his blogging (poke, poke). Thanks also to my wonderful – dare I say – online family in Beskar, who made the last two years so fun. And thank you to KoM and 12th Fleet for taking me in – here’s to the future. And a big thank you, and congratulations to my brother and his then-fiance-now wife, for helping me make so many of my gaming dreams come true in the last year. Big ups playa.