Hey and welcome to another Channel Update. In these blogs, I want to give you an update on what has been going on in my life and on the website as I strive to create a kickass resource for you.
- Celebrated Mike’s fifth birthday. It was a busy day but we had fun.
- Played some Mario Wonder with my youngest Son. He did okay in the early levels but going into the third region he needs someone to carry him.
- Also played some Riftbreakers. I keep going back to this game as it has all these base-building and resource-management elements as you discover an alien planet. However, your presence triggers waves of enemies that ambush your base.
- My 2024 New Year’s Resolution
I have been doing a bunch of research and development on the MentalMarsV4 theme.
Changed the default styling to fall in line with what you are accustomed to here on V3 but with a modern look. Also, applied some layout enhancements to a better user experience. Because the new site uses a different page builder that I haven’t worked with before, there is a bit of a learning curve for me but I also want to raise the bar on many different elements.
The new theme creates a bunch of resized images every time I upload a new image to the site, just like this one. However, I want to limit that because of the amount of content on this website as it will consume the number of files the server can handle. This is something I need to take care of because I’m already at 75%. Just to be clear, the number of files and the disk space are 2 different things as I have plenty of storage space.
Borderlands content is slow because one, there isn’t any new content, and two, I’m investing this time into making the new site happen so I can level everything up.
- Wrote an article about Everything You Can Expect From Borderlands in 2024
- The Hunt 2024 is coming up
- Did a series of interviews with community leaders leading up to The Hunt.
- Ki11erSix, Speakinglion, and Hawkinaround
- MystiqueSiren, Paskaroni, and MoonBaseTom
- Joltzdude139, BadKarma, and CatQB1991
- Deceptix_ & UnjustAction did a co-op any% run on Borderlands 2 during Awesome Games Done Quick 2024.
- New SHiFT Codes are still added quickly to the site. These occasionally get posted in the middle of the night when I’m asleep but I’ll catch them in early in the morning and directly add them to the site.
- The Borderlands 3 Black Market page received a bit of a makeover. Info is more accessible and to the point.
- Immortals of Aveum:
- Didn’t write any content for this game this month. I did do research on what other websites are doing and what content I can still add.
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands:
- Nothing here. I haven’t been playing the game anymore as the updates to the game are fixes and don’t add new content.
- I have been updating a bunch of my old articles because they had a lot of spelling errors and used a page builder I want to step away from. This improves the overall quality of the site but also makes it easier to transfer those articles to the new site.
- Sorry for the Battleborn Push Notifications. Apparently, some old articles still had the setting to send a notification every time the article gets updated.