I wanted check in. Just to do an update post, that I did not abandon this blog.
Life has been busy lately. When I get to have some free time in the evening I’m already braindead. Instead of playing AoE2 I chose to read. Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive is cruelly addictive. Check it out.
Even though I didn’t play I still work on the Captains Mode and Aoe2stats. It’s something I will not stop doing. I kinda feel responsible now, that I’ve created them. I want to improve, fix mistakes and just help in this small way others enjoying this game. I did a biggish update on the stats website on the graphics side. Tried to make it more mobile friendly and easier to maintain. I’m happy how it looks now, but it really needs performance improvements on mobile phones. I will do that first, then add the available techs for each unit after. I think many people would like that. That’s the last major feature missing, before the stats website could compete with Taff’s Aoc knowledge base.
One great thing happening on the captains mode front is the African Kingdoms showcase. I’m very grateful to robo to consistently featuring Captains Mode in these tourneys. I think this tourney through Resonance22 stream and youtube gave captains mode much needed coverage with the HD community and feedback for me. It’s hard to imagine what’s going to cause problems for other people. I’m really grateful for everyone involved in this showcase: robo, Resonance22, nC guys, Spring’s team. Your testing, feedback and comments are what takes this captains mode idea further. Thanks!
Just to give a sneak peak, on what’s coming next for Captains Mode: translations, restructured hosting part, improved civ picker and demo, and hopefully more and more tourneys. Fingers crossed.
For now I put the barbie quest on hold until I finish my dissertation. Hopefully I can get back to it in 2-3 months when it’s done. In the meantime, stay tuned for more stats and CM updates. If you have any comments about CM or stats, just post here or on aoczone (cm, stats).