Shedi is creating Audit Spreadsheet for World of Warcraft
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patrons

History

A few years ago I made a spreadsheet to track my own guild (https://wowaudit.com). I really missed an easy way to keep track of what your raid team is doing each week, so I focused on showing weekly and historical data in the spreadsheet. To keep this basic but fully customisable for all users I decided to simply put this data in a Google Spreadsheet instead of an actual website. Since Google Spreadsheets is not known for its reliable API capabilities I decided to write a robust external server to handle the data, and only use the spreadsheet as a shell to display it.

Popularity

After using it just for ourselves for a couple of months and some encouragement I decided to share this with the community, not expecting the overwhelmingly positive response. Currently over 12.000 guilds are using the spreadsheet, with more than 300.000 characters added.

Initially my goal and vision was to track every guild once every 5 minutes, essentially having an almost real-time extensive feed in the spreadsheet of a character's data. However, as you can imagine, with so many guilds it quickly becomes very costly to maintain (hundreds of dollars in server costs each month).

Solution

To make this clear, I made this tool for free and I intend it to be free. It is a passion of mine to create awesome things and share them with whoever enjoys it. If you have no issues with your guild only being refreshed once every few hours then I am glad for that and hope you have a lot of fun using the spreadsheet. I will never hide functionality or data behind a subscription.

However, I realise that there are those of you who are looking for a more real-time tool that refreshes data often. This is the reason I created this Patreon page. As a subscriber your guild will be refreshed at least once every 15 to 20 minutes (or faster when possible). 

Of course, if you are happy with the spreadsheet as it is but just want to support its development you are also welcome to subscribe. All income will be spent on improving the servers and increasing the refresh speed of every single guild.

Thank you so much for your support and I hope you enjoy using the spreadsheet!
Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month
  • Frequent data refresh (every 15 - 20 minutes)
  • Track a second team in your guild
  • Track up to 50 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like
  • Bronze Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$3 or more per month
  • Frequent data refresh (every 15 - 20 minutes)
  • Track up to 5 teams in your guild
  • Track up to 75 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like 
  • Grant Patreon status to 2 guilds
  • Gold Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum
$10 or more per month
  • Continuous data refresh (every 3-5 minutes)
  • Track up to 10 teams in your guild
  • Track up to 100 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like 
  • Grant Patreon status to 2 guilds
  • Platinum Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards
History

A few years ago I made a spreadsheet to track my own guild (https://wowaudit.com). I really missed an easy way to keep track of what your raid team is doing each week, so I focused on showing weekly and historical data in the spreadsheet. To keep this basic but fully customisable for all users I decided to simply put this data in a Google Spreadsheet instead of an actual website. Since Google Spreadsheets is not known for its reliable API capabilities I decided to write a robust external server to handle the data, and only use the spreadsheet as a shell to display it.

Popularity

After using it just for ourselves for a couple of months and some encouragement I decided to share this with the community, not expecting the overwhelmingly positive response. Currently over 12.000 guilds are using the spreadsheet, with more than 300.000 characters added.

Initially my goal and vision was to track every guild once every 5 minutes, essentially having an almost real-time extensive feed in the spreadsheet of a character's data. However, as you can imagine, with so many guilds it quickly becomes very costly to maintain (hundreds of dollars in server costs each month).

Solution

To make this clear, I made this tool for free and I intend it to be free. It is a passion of mine to create awesome things and share them with whoever enjoys it. If you have no issues with your guild only being refreshed once every few hours then I am glad for that and hope you have a lot of fun using the spreadsheet. I will never hide functionality or data behind a subscription.

However, I realise that there are those of you who are looking for a more real-time tool that refreshes data often. This is the reason I created this Patreon page. As a subscriber your guild will be refreshed at least once every 15 to 20 minutes (or faster when possible). 

Of course, if you are happy with the spreadsheet as it is but just want to support its development you are also welcome to subscribe. All income will be spent on improving the servers and increasing the refresh speed of every single guild.

Thank you so much for your support and I hope you enjoy using the spreadsheet!

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Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month
  • Frequent data refresh (every 15 - 20 minutes)
  • Track a second team in your guild
  • Track up to 50 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like
  • Bronze Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Gold
$3 or more per month
  • Frequent data refresh (every 15 - 20 minutes)
  • Track up to 5 teams in your guild
  • Track up to 75 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like 
  • Grant Patreon status to 2 guilds
  • Gold Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum
$10 or more per month
  • Continuous data refresh (every 3-5 minutes)
  • Track up to 10 teams in your guild
  • Track up to 100 members in each team (instead of 40)
  • Manually refresh your data whenever you like 
  • Grant Patreon status to 2 guilds
  • Platinum Patreon role in Discord
Includes Discord rewards