Online Anniversary Site Update

In celebration of my 20th Online Anniversary, I decided to go do a minor update to the website. These updates aren’t huge but were meant to help streamline things a little bit. I essentially switch to the new default WordPress theme of TwentyThirteen. I saw the theme and completely loved it, made some coloring modifications to it to make it look more like I am wanting it to look and some other slight changes and I got what I wanted out of it.

This leads to the likely very different background color for this post. I am definitely looking for some feedback on the new look in particular any new background colors that you may notice.

I am also switching away from changing the banner image for every single post, but will instead have header images for each post later. I will still update the header from time to time but it won’t be as frequent as it was. Hopefully this lowers the time input for creating particular posts. And this will mean that I won’t be inserting my name on every single image as well which is probably a good thing.

On a somewhat related note. I do think I’ve figured out what I want to do for my 20th Anniversary! I do want to go back and revisit some of my MMOs that I played through my history as I previously discussed. But instead of just posting about those experiences, I decided to Youtube them.

This is an entirely new direction for me and I hope you bare the changes the adjustment with me. But I intend to start with a Let’s Play series for Shadow of Yserbius in the next couple of months. My intent is to go through and record around 4 for YS, and then do an additional 4 to 8 episodes of whatever I do after that before I start posting them to Youtube.  The reason is that  I want to have a good headstart on video creation so that I can have a weekly series in the bag for a few months even if I miss recording new stuff every now and then, and then I won’t be as prone to spurts as I have been on this blog.

I am aiming for the Shadow of Yserbius Let’s Play to begin being released by the end of August, though it may drag into early September because I do want it posted around the time of my anniversary which is this month. My plan for Shadow of Yserbius is to do between 4 and 6 episodes. The first one will give a general history and run down of the Imagination Network and then future ones would see me going into the ‘cano itself. I might decide to also do an episode later in the series combining info on Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor. Because I never really played those two games, I am still debating this but it may not be a bad idea all the same.

I am tentatively going to be publishing episodes on Thursday evenings, and the episode will be embedded right here on my blog as well so if you follow the blog, you will see updates on the Youtube Series here as they come.

So tell me what you think of both the site updates and the Youtube concept. If there’s anything you’d like to see out of the Let’s Play series, I’d like to hear that as well. Thanks for your continued support!