Posts Tagged Warcraft-TCG.de
I received a call this morning from my good friend Christian, asking me to access Warcraft-TCG.de. It turned out the site was down and the message shown instead of the familiar homepage read “domain for sale”. I don’t know exactly what happened, however, what I do know is we need a website for the German WoW TCG community. For the time being, I would suggest using the official WoW TCG forums (sub-forum for “Elwynn Forest”, the German speaking Realm).
My team, the Bootcamp L.E., is also missing its own dedicated forums. For the time being, we can make use of my forum, the PE Board, where I’ve set up a dedicated Bootcamp forum section. Further, we’ve decided that it would be best to set up a website for the Bootcamp. This way, we can make sure all members can communicate with each other – no matter if a third party site goes down or not. It will take us a little while to come up with something, but I should soon have more news for you.
After a number of bad news for fans of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, I decided it is about time to give you guys some stuff to look forward to again: I’m organizing a group trip from Berlin to the Darkmoon Faire Antwerp!
We would rent a car and pick all interested players up. Like I said, we’ll start in Berlin, but we’ll also pass Braunschweig, Hannover, Bielefeld and Dortmund. So this might also be a good chance for you if you’re living in one of those cities. More information can be found on Warcraft-TCG.de.
Quite often, I’m rather surprised when I’m reading over the feedback for my weekly columns (at the moment, there’s only one of them, but I’m hopeful that at least one of the WoW TCG columns will also make a comeback once some things are sorted out in the near future). Some of the comments to last week’s article, How the Synchro Monsters revolutionized the game, left me a little confused to be honest.
For starters, I don’t quite get why people make a big deal of the headline. Granted, “How the Synchro Monsters revolutionized the game” might not be the most fitting title, however,
… or some other possible choices for the title were all
a) too long and
I understand that a reader might not be all that interested in the fact that no one’s reading a cool article because it’s title sucks, but I do. If this means I need to make use of some tabloid tactics and use titles that will make you want to click, I feel too bad about it. I hope you can live with it as well; please understand that this is one of the reasons why the weekly columns are as successful as they are!
Some of you said that I did not try to go into too much detail. That’s also true as I don’t see the point in explaining in another 1000 words how the Fusion Monsters were – if you took advantage of effects like Metamorphosis or Magical Scientist (“DJ”) – more or less playable for some time. The article was about “revolutionary game concepts” that worked out the way they were supposed to be. Fusion Monsters were never introduced so some Level 1 monster could Special Summon them from your Extra Deck by paying Life Points. They would have been called “DJ’s little friends” if that were the case…
Every single article is a compromise. I need to balance it’s length, depth, detail and find a fitting bottom line. I don’t want to write a novel every other week and throw 4000 words at you (besides, I don’t get paid for that). I don’t want to tackle subjects that will only make sense to 3% of the community (at least not all the time) and I don’t want to go into too much details when I’m mentioning something “along the way” (like the playability of the Fusion Monsters) when the article’s actually about something entirely different – readers would only lose track of what the article’s really about. I don’t want to give you the impression that everything’s been said and done after you’re through with one of my articles – I want you to think about the topic, make up your mind and come up with some cool ideas. If you learned something, enjoyed reading the article and actually want to contribute to the topic by posting something in the feedback thread, I did a good job. Which is one of the reasons why I’m not always posting in the feedback thread…
Alright, you got me there. If I don’t post in the feedback thread, chances are good I was simply too busy / lazy or did not feel like it. Last but not least, please keep in mind to support the respective websites and me when you’re browsing our sites. There’s a reason why we got some banners from our sponsors on the page.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like my homepage can keep up with the current speed of change that I’m facing in my life. Therefore, some of the sub-sites aren’t up to date and contain outdated information. I just managed to update the community management page (deleted the BattleForge entry and updated the information for eTCG.de and Warcraft-TCG.de), so let’s call that a start. I’ll soon update the Writing page as well as the rest of the homepage.