September in Review

The Site

Having passed the two year mark, this is my third September in review.  I can now expand these to include a section called “two years ago!”  Or maybe I’ll wait a few years.  If I get past the five year mark I can just start recycling the “one year ago” entries under the banner of “five years ago.”  Old content only dies if you let it!

In addition to a second anniversary, the site also crossed the 400,000 page view mark.  If I had an ISK for every page view… I’d be pretty poor in EVE Online.

Finally, just because I like to compare statistics, I added Site Meter to the blog, so now I get three disparate readings when it comes to traffic on the site.  It is true, a man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with three watches is never sure.

But I do know now that up to 1% of my traffic came from Oman today.

One Year Ago

One year ago I was waxing nostalgic about the Thundering Steppes, complete with pictures.

Meanwhile, as Tabula Rasa prepared to show up, Auto Assault passed into the history of MMOs.  Unfair comparisons were made.

Our summer hiatus from WoW was over and the group was back together for more instance fun.

The return to WoW showed something of a contrast with the way LOTRO played.  I was asking why LOTRO was not as much fun as WoW while speculating on where LORTO might expand and making up silly sight-gag posts.

And I was responding to another blog meme, remembering Adventure, looking towards the future of PvP play, wondering if I was a member of the press, and talking about getting naked.

New Linking Sites

A very big thanks to these sites who link to TAGN! I hope you will visit them in return.

Most Viewed Posts in September

  1. Play On: Guild Name Generator
  2. Darkfall Cometh?
  3. $500 for a WotLK Beta Key?
  4. How To Find An Agent in EVE Online
  5. One More Level
  6. WAR on Gold Sellers
  7. Five LEGO Video Game Titles I Want
  8. WAAAGH – The Warhammer Online Podcast #2
  9. Yahtzee vs. EVE Online
  10. WAR Preview – Quest Log Refute
  11. LEGO Batman Unleashed
  12. 2008 MMORPG Progdictionations

Best Search Terms

wolf vs dog fights
[Um, no.]

witty eve ship names
[I actually have a post on that in progress.]

yahtzee “city of heroes”
[I don’t think we’ve gone there yet]

third generation mmo
[don’t even get me started]

EVE Online

I accomplished a goal in record time.  I set out to pass the one billion ISK mark in September, and was there by the 6th of the month.  Okay, I was well past the 900 million ISK mark when I made that declaration, but they say you should set achievable goals.  And even better,  I managed to not piss it all away on a solid gold shuttle or some such!.

Otherwise, I have just been slowly working on my standings with the Ministry of Internal Order.

I did send out my EVE Blog Pack profiles proposal to CrazyKinux finally.  Now the ball is in his court.

Warhammer Online

WAR launched smoothly enough, at least if you play on the side of Order, and the blush is not yet off the bloom.

I’ve been suffering from a serious bout of alt-itis, as I have been playing five characters, which are currently levels 12, 12, 11, 10, and 8.  Must focus!

The biggest disappointment is that the WAAAGH! Podcast seems to have pod faded after only two episodes.  Gary, Ryan, can you two get it together already?  Todd, can’t you do something about this?  I might have to transfer my loyalties to The Warpath.

World of Warcraft

Um… yes, the answer to the question of life after level 70 seems to be no, at least for most of our instance group.  As I said elsewhere, we shall see if WAR stays fresh or if the Lich King lures us back to Azeroth in November.

I still work on my hunter a little bit.  The hunter in WoW is one of the most fun classes to play, in my opinion.  He is closing in on level 68, so with a little work, I might have a pair of level 70 characters for Lich King.


My daughter and I have been playing a lot of LEGO games on the Wii.  Of course, LEGO Indiana Jones is still the freshest LEGO title in the house, but we have been going back to LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga some as well.  Still no Mario Kart Wii yet.

Coming Up

Tales of Warhammer no doubt, as the instance group delves into the game, plus the usual updates about EVE Online.

Plus, isn’t some other expansion coming out soon?  Something about mining or mines and a girl named Moira?

8 thoughts on “September in Review

  1. ysharros

    I like to see these “Let’s see how far we’ve come” posts from others — it gives me hope. ;)

    Oh god, now I’ll have that half-arsed mealy-mouthed whining song chorus in my head all day. Quick! Cue up Chumbawumba or Mexican Radio!

    Btw you’re on *my* blogroll … /sniffle (should I work on my pathos delivery?)


  2. Crazykinux

    Congrats on the 400k mark. Very impressive, but a result of all your hard work and dedication.

    I know who that 1.0% Oman is!!!

    As for the EVE Blog Pack profile proposal, I’m getting to it! Soon(tm)!


  3. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @Ysharros – Now, see, you make a comment about the blog roll, but then you don’t even put your URL in the space provided when entering the comment. That just says to me that you don’t really want it. heh!

    Some time I am going to finish up two posts I have been working on, one about the complex set of rules that dictate who is listed on my blogroll (once I figure them all out). The other is my analysis of outbound traffic and what is the most effective way to get people to go to your blog from mine. Of the top ten reasons, merely being on the blog roll is about #7.

    Until then, you’ll just have to assume there is a madness to my madness… or something.

    @CK – I just assumed that the spike in Omani interest was related to the post titled, “The Failure of the Surge.” I’m surprised I didn’t get linked on Al Jazeera for that title.


  4. Ysharros

    I have to log out of WordPress in order to get access to the name/email/url fields, which seems a little countr-productive since my own blog is here too. This is a wordpress failing, I guess.

    Anyway, I didn’t realise there were rules governing blogrolls. Ignore my previous comment and request.


  5. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    You have to log out to get the URL to appear? Hrmm.

    I think there is something in your profile/settings that you can set so that it will automatically be filled in. You can see my own name links right back here and I always comment from a logged in state.


  6. nerrollus

    Hey jerk I linked your site from my blog! I expect a little linkage!

    hehe, just kidding. ;)

    ((This is actually self promotion in possing as a comment!))



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