March 8, 2014This was supposed to be my last data download for GamerProgress. I was supposed to finish the download and then finally walk away from this project. However, I received so many emails and support from the Edgeworld Community I have decided to put in more effort on the site. Right now my biggest problem is downloading the data. It is a hack of a process and it takes me anywhere from 45min to 4hrs every Saturday morning. I'd like to ask the EW community, how many of you would have kept that up for a year? I am currently working with another dedicated EW player and we are trying to develop a more consistent and reliable method for downloading data from Kabam. GamerProgress has downloaded 4,180,492 player records over 48 weeks.
I have decided to renew my domain name and my hosting package for another 12 months and I am hoping that we can be successful on getting a better method for downloading the data. I can't promise that I will make it another year, especially if I have to keep using my current download method, but I am going to give it a good shot. I have reinstated the link requesting donation support for my work and I would appreciate even a few dollars from each player if you find my work helpful. I will also be reinstating the advertisements on the site. Many of the emails that I received over the last week suggested that I put the site behind a pay wall to give those willing to pay a higher advantage. While this idea does make sense I would like to avoid doing so. Kabam offers too much of an advantage to those with the ability to pay so I would like to keep the site free.
Thanks for your support and a reminder that if you want to participate in the conversation head over to http://gamer-progress.blogspot.ca/ and you can comment / discuss any of the posts that I have made.
Oh and I almost forgot, the download is complete for this week.