Before I created Kor’kron 501st, I had a blog, WebPageless, at which I posted on any subject. I’ve found that I really enjoy having a dedicated site here for WoW and other online RPGs. The increased focus is much better. As such, I’ve created another site to cover gaming in general. I might spend a lot of time in WoW with brief journeys into TOR and D3, but I still play a ton of other games too. If you care to read my thoughts on other games or gaming in general, check out Polygons and Pixels.
I’ve enjoyed blogging for a while but didn’t have a great place to write about WoW. I’ve had a website since elementary school, although it’s drifted from Geocities, to being hosted locally, to being commercially hosted. It was a never a blog but rather a location to store funny things and ideas mostly. In 2000 my site was renamed “WebPageless.” Shortly afterward I started the “Fuzzy Journal” as a parody of Live Journal because I disliked the idea of LJ. My opinion changed and that became the focus of my site. At that time I was coding everything by hand. In 2004 I upgrade to Movable Type, and that was the start of the “modern” WebPageless. In fact, I’ve lost most of the older content. Now I try to stay away from boring journal posts unless I did something interesting, but I still love writing.
How does this relate to this site? I wanted to share a ton of WoW screenshots, but it didn’t really seem to fit with WebPageless. Sure, WebPageless was already without focus, but I didn’t want to overrun it with screenshots, so I created a separate site using Movable Type. It was a flawed system, especially since I wanted to let guildies use it without logging into the actual site and being able to mess with it. I came up a zany approach using lots of e-mail forwarding and Flickr. Each person had their own e-mail address to which they’d e-mail screenshots. This would get autoforwarded to Flickr. Flickr used the Movable Type plugin to automatically post to the blog, and because each person had his or her own e-mail address, the blog would know who was posting it. But what if I wanted to talk about things without posting screenshots?
It seemed like I talked about World of Warcraft enough to make a completely separate blog, so that’s what I did. I was hoping that Mooglegem would post a lot too, but that’s rare! Anyways, that’s how Kor’kron 501st was born!