Happy New Year from the floating citadel!
One of the features I like about WordPress is that I got an email from them in the new year telling us little things about our blog. I’m not a huge statistician overall but it’s nice to have a little glimpse into what has been recorded about our little corner of the Internets.
So, what happened in 2010?
Well, first off we had around 46,000 views which I am totally shocked by. From our humble beginnings of less than a handful of people stopping by to the 200+ per day we get now, it surprises me that people actually want to read what we write about. I just hope that regular readers actually enjoy what we put up.
We also wrote almost 300 posts, OK, so we only started in August 2009 so a whole twelve months of posting is going to allow us to really push the boat out in terms of the quantity of posts we’re able to make but I think we did some quality stuff in 2010.
The highest number of views in a day topped over 400 when Servitob stirred up a Nerdstorm by having the audacity to compare Firestorm Armada and Full Thrust and then offered a personal opinion that he liked Firestorm better. The furor stirred up by this is still a talking point in the floating citadel.
I hope that we can do more of the same this year, that we can continue to decry and belittle various games and gaming tropes. Call-out developers and publishers who earn our ire and hopefully put our own spin on gaming developments in general. 2011 promises to be an interesting year, hopefully you will join us for it.
As I’ll be off to visit family after finishing work today all that really remains for me to do before indulging fully in the festive period is to wish our readership and my fellow bloggers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
There’s lots to look forward to over the coming 12 months and the blog will certainly evolve, there is already something in the works in this regard. I hope Santa Claus brings you everything cast in metal, plastic or resin, as preferred. We should have our first field test of Firestorm Armada during the Christmas break.
See you all in 2010!
With Christmas now on the doorstep I am imagining that the blogging crew here will be taking a little break. I myself will no doubt spend some time away from computers and therefore the blog. I have already spoken to a few of the chaps about getting some games in over Christmas though, it seems ideal and we are thinking of taking the newbs in our group off to Warhammer World in the New Year.
Therefore, if there are only a couple of blogging days left before Christmas, I thought I turn our… erm… thoughts to the New Year and that fantastical moment of whimsy when we do silly things like make resolutions for what we endeavour to achieve over the coming twelve months.
This may seem like a bit of a cop-out on my part as I unveil my resolution. After all, I have already made a start, it is that I will get a fully painted 2000pts of Warhammer Fantasy done. Winter for me is a horrible time for painting, not only do you have to work by artificial light (I have a daylight lamp for this purpose) but it’s invariably too cold or damp to go outside to undercoat stuff and I’m too cheap to construct an apparatus that will let me do this in doors (plus I feel wrath of wife if I tried too). I’ll need to manage my time better in order to accomplish this but I am hopeful for it and it would be nice to drop something like that on the table looking all finished.
So, I plan on getting something properly painted. In the coming year, the start of a new decade too, what do you plan on resolving to do?
Answers on a postcard… or in the comments section, whichever you prefer.
Games Workshop have released details of this year’s Games Day miniature. This is a “freebie” they throw in with your tickets, although as the tickets cost £4billion each I hardly class it as free. These things normally end up on eBay with someone asking way over the odds for them. Personally I’ve never been to the GW ultimate geek-day as it clashes with other things, but, here we have a pic of the 2010 Games Day Chaos Sorceror for your viewing pleasure. I think it’s quite good.