Health & Personal Update
That Dratted Windows Reinstall
Thank you to the many that helped, advised and encouraged during that dratted Windows reinstall. Apart from the odd hiccup and image thumbnails frequently breaking, my computer is far more stable now. It took me a while to find an anti-virus and firewall that used minimal system resources (to give more for games, naturally). But even that’s sorted. So hopefully I don’t need to go through that again any time soon!
Website Fixes & Improvements
- Graphical Updates: improving imagery usage, adding varying layouts and generally making it more visually appealing. This impacts particularly large-screen users who have missed out in the past due to a focus on improving mobile speed.
- Website Speed: while I’m aware there is more to do, I’ve been trying to improve server-side caching. This should improve load time for most of you.
- Title Image Variety: I’ve been trying not to make the title image (featured image) too same-y on all posts. Hopefully that will get them a bit of attention rather than just being passed over.
- Fixes: Various UI fixes have been done. These also includes missing FontAwesome icons that vanished, because they moved them from free to paid. So (free) alternatives have been inserted instead.
Having lost a week’s productivity to reinstalling Windows, I lost my opportunity for new LOTRO content.
However April saw a high number of updated posts and guides:
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event: LOTRO brought in a number of rewards from Hobnanigans into Buried Treasure! I took the opportunity to overhaul the rewards section and improve the layout too.
LOTRO’s 13th Anniversary Event: Anniversary is back with a new mount, War-Steed Cosmetics and heavy armour outfit cosmetic.
UI improvements were made here also.
Eriador Scavenger Hunt: I’ve begun to improve parts of my Scavenger Hunt guide.
As the quests are not character-repeatable, this will take time to complete.
So please check back!
In terms of SWTOR, I’ve made a concerted effort to bring some of the LOTRO Events love to Star Wars: The Old Republic. So, although not many posts were updated, there are two shiny new SWTOR Event Guides!
SWTOR Rakghoul Event Guide
Rakghoul Resurgence takes place on various planets in the SWTOR Galaxy.
I finally put my reservations and Rak-aversion to one side and bring a full event and rewards guide to you.
TL;DR – I was Busier Than I Realised
Remember, to stay safe and look after yourselves. Many of you think of me and my family, support us and encourage us. Don’t forget yourselves too.
May the Spoons Be With You,
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