I guess this is one of the hardest decision I had to take lately… It’s been more than 9 years since this website started as a simple excel-like sheet that supposed to be a reputation calculator.
Yes, the wowjuju.com will be taken down. It’s the end of the road for it.
Why am I doing this?
I simply can not find the motivation to keep going. It’s been years already since I’m doing this alone.
I manage the host, I manage the website, I code and maintain the repcalc, and I have to write the news/guides/reviews. Doing this year after year is not enjoyable anymore.
Working on this project was awesome. Really. If I’d have at least half the motivation I had a couple of years ago I’d do it over and over again.
- I go to meet and visit the guys at Blizzard. Those workshops were great. The people were great and also the other fansites were awesome people.
- I learned A LOT!
- Techy stuff: Apache, NGINX, SQL, PHP, JSON, CSS, JS; CMSs (SMF, IPB, WordPress)
- Blogging stuff: Research, writing, SEO
- and much much more for sure
- I was always up to date with everything related to design, programming, blogging, and especially WoW.
Like I said, my motivation is really gone. That includes the game. Legion is awesome, I’m still playing but I’m an extremely casual player lately. I’m playing mostly for the website research and guides writing.
The financial part is not really an issue. But paying a dedicated server is not exactly something I see myself doing just to keep alive an unmaintained website. Paying about 70 euro monthly for something you don’t really use is not cool.
For me? I’m not really sure. I don’t think I’ll start any another online/web project anytime soon.
For the website? Well, again, it will be gone. If, and this is a HUGE “if”, somehow I decide to come back or keep up the work… well, we’ll see what happens then.
A little about me
I know that only a few of you knows anything about me and even fewer met me in real life or even in-game. I never wanted to make this personal or anything 🙂
Gaming: Started playing WoW back in vanilla after a few months spent on some strange private server. I play the same main character from the beginning, a mighty gnome warlock, undead priest from time to time and a bunch of other alts just to mess up with AH.
The real life: My real name is Luci (short version of Lucian). I’m soon 34 years old, married and working a full 8 hours IT job. That one below is me 🙂
If anyone for any reason wants to contact me you can still use the wowjuju’s facebook or twitter. I’ll keep watching any messages that I’ll receive there. The wowjuju’s email will be usable too most likely.