Fresh News

Dec 21

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12/21/2013 2:44 AM 

 


Hello everybody!

Today, I’m here to present you what I like to call “the best source of Guild Wars 2 news in the entire internet”. It is reliable, fast and flexible, totally community driven and depended. Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce you to our brand new “News” section.

So, I’ve been doing this twitter thing for quite a while now. Instead of promoting exclusively Dragon Season projects, what I like to do is letting everybody know of what the community of the game is up to on its entirety. Be it articles, fan art, in-game events, and of course official news, I’m trying not to miss a single thing.

Then, one of these days, I thought to myself: “What if all this stuff was part of a single feed that could be easily filtered according to everyone needs and tastes?”. I mean, everything I needed was already there. The information was getting to you guys one way or another, what it was lacking was some kind of organization.



In order to explain everything in detail I have prepared a short FAQ:

What is this all about?

Are you one of those people that want to know everything about Guild Wars 2 within a couple of seconds after its release? Then this is exactly what you need. Bookmark the page on your browser, let it open on a tab and wait for the news to flow instantly. Did I mention that the page automatically alerts you when there’s something new for you?

On the other hand, have you just spent some days away from your PC and you want to know what you have missed? The feed offers you an archive of what happened in the previous days.

That’s nice and all, but what if I don’t care about most of the stuff and I need to know about something in specific?

The platform utilizes twitter on its entirety. Through some already conducted advanced searches the information is filtered. In case, for example, that you just want to read the latest PvP news, you can simply follow the corresponding option of the menu on the left.

Of course, the variety of filters can easily be expanded and that’s where you come in. Let us know of what you would like to see and we will provide you with every kind of additional filters.

What if I don’t have a twitter account?

You don’t need one. Everything is displayed in public.

How could I help or even promote my own stuff through this platform?

Easy. Start tweeting using the corresponding #Hastags that we’ve already arranged for each occasion.

Wouldn’t that make the entire thing easily abused?

No, in order for a tweet to appear on the feed, it should include one of the #Hashtags and either be tweeted by us (or one of our partners) or be retweeted by us.

Why would I need to visit to this page when everything is already on twitter?


We don’t care about the numbers. Dragon Season is not funded by the daily/monthly hits of its URL. This is meant to be a page that contains everything in one place. So, those that will benefit from this platform are just you, the users.



That’s all folks. Keep your feedback coming in the comments below and let us all make this initiative something useful for everyone.

Last but not least, don’t forget that everything is still in beta, so expect some minor hiccups at least at the beginning.

~Tilion

4 comment(s) so far...


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amazing work Til :)

By Aviram on   12/22/2013 12:02 AM
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Thank you.

If you have any suggestion on how to make this platform even better for you guys, let me know.

By Tilion on   12/22/2013 12:58 AM
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The most amazing news stand to hit the online community of GW2!
Thank you Til, uber-useful!

By thevalliant on   12/25/2013 12:04 PM
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This is awesome. Thank you!

By cantafrond on   2/21/2014 3:59 PM

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