I don’t like resolutions. They are horribly cliche and so I haven’t made any for years. That said, I have quite a bit on the go right now and a few things I’d like to accomplish here, so I thought some goal setting was in order. Here’s a list of things (in no particular order) that you can expect to see from me in 2012.
Consortium Total Goblin System
While the intention for this application was that it would be easily customizable and expandable, there is still a lot in terms of “base features” that need to be added. The installation needs to be tidied up, and there are a few features that I had originally planned for, but didn’t get around to implementing that need to be added. I’d like to at least get this to a stable, functional place before moving on to something else.
Goblin Index Rating
Yep. The infamous Goblin Index Rating. You may not know it, since I haven’t written about it in great detail, but the GIR has actually come a long way over the past year. I also had some really good ideas over the holidays, and Stede even pitched in a nice suggestion for how to more effectively account for sold data without sacrificing accuracy. All in all, things are in a good place.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that I think I’m gonna need to go ahead and add those features to the CTGS before I can start taking a closer look at some of the data. Some of my ideas will require access to API data which isn’t currently being pulled by anyone I’m aware of. Once I start pulling that data, I’ll be able to break it down and flesh this out a bit more.
Take my word for it, though – it’s good stuff. I’ll try and elaborate a bit more in a future post, but to be honest, I’ve barely scratched the surface since I know I won’t be able to turn it into anything tangible just yet.
This is dead – sorry guys. The more I think about it, though, the less sense it makes to spend time on this. People just don’t get it. I’ve tried having conversations with people about it, and all the theory in the world can’t break through their deep-seeded routines. They make their gold, so it’s really difficult for them to see how horribly inefficient their methods are.
That said, I have a compromise. I’m willing to offer in depth inscription advice for anyone out there who really needs help. Send me an email, or come whisper me in IRC if you’re interested.
That’s right, a book. I’ve always wanted to write a book, so I figure after almost a year of casual blogging, I might as well take a stab at it. While I’m not 100% set on the subject matter yet, I figure it will likely end up being a mid-sized ebook, and I do wouldn’t mind trying to sell a few copies. It should be a fun new experience to explore at least. As you can see, I have a couple more important things to tackle first, but I’d like to try and siphon some of my WoW time into some of these other projects. Then again, I’ve tried to do that in the past and it hasn’t panned out. I guess that’s why this is a “goal setting” post.
At least one more post
I’m gonna do a write-up for the site’s 1 year anniversary. Beyond that, I’m not really sure. I have had thoughts about transforming this into more of a development blog for some of these other projects, but I’ve not always gotten much feedback from those kinds of posts in the past, so I’m not convinced this is the best forum for those discussions. Combine that with the fact that I have a book to write, and I’m only gonna commit to 1 post at a time, with no fixed schedule. As always, if you have specific questions, you know how to get in touch.
Other than that, enjoy your year.