Erorus

is creating World of Warcraft Web Apps

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If you contribute enough for this tier, you'll gain access to blog posts here on Patreon regarding my personal WoW projects. This may include background on supporting TUJ and BBG, as well as the occasional hot take about the Blizzard API. I'll also discuss any upcoming WoW projects at this tier. Posting frequency will fluctuate depending on what I have going on.
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This tier is for those who are very interested in the behind-the-scenes of making WoW apps online. Thanks for your support!

My full-time day job is developing software for everyone's favorite Warcraft website: Wowhead. For 40 hours every week, I'm fixing bugs and making tools and manipulating WoW data into something useful. If you're curious what that's like, I'll make blog posts for this tier describing what I'm working on and what challenges I face. I won't be able to talk about everything (like pre-announced tools or internal security stuff) but there's still plenty to share. I work on all sorts of things in the Wowhead codebase, from the database, to PHP backend, to the JS/Sass frontend. Discord bots, model images, the Profiler, all kinds of calculators, item bonuses.. the list goes on. And I'll tell you what I'm working on in this tier.
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About

Thanks for checking out my Patreon page. I'm Erorus, and I've been making a bunch of web apps for the World of Warcraft community since The Burning Crusade. With your help, I can keep these apps running, and possibly make more, all without ads cluttering up the place.

  • My most complex site is The Undermine Journal, which tracks the prices of all the items and pets in all auction houses available in Blizzard's API. I even got an item for it. ;)
  • Its sister site is Booty Bay Gazette, which does the same for all US and most EU realms for WoW Classic. Since Blizzard does not provide an API, getting pricing data is a little more... involved.
  • There's a little site I maintain called Does the API Work which helps me and other API consumers know whether there's an issue on Blizzard's end of things.
  • @RollingRestarts is a Twitter bot that posts when Blizzard updates their server alert messages shown on the login screen.
  • For app developers, I put together a DB2 Reader PHP library, which helps extract data from the game database files.
  • And to extract those database files from Blizzard's archives, I wrote a CASC Extractor tool, which also powers a CASC Gateway for quick downloads of game files.
  • Finally, there are some API Discussion RSS and API Bug Report RSS blue trackers, so your RSS reader can keep tabs on the API forums.
I've made a few other sites that come and go, depending on what players need. (RIP WoW Token Info, Realm Pop, Quick Armory.) Unfortunately, to keep these sites online costs money. I have to rent servers that are fast and reliable. I have to spend time developing new features, fixing bugs, and helping users. Like most websites these days, I turned to ads as a source of funding.

But I don't like ads, and most of you don't, either. Patreon gives us an opportunity to fund these sites without ads. I'd like to give that a shot. With your support, we can keep these tools running while protecting our privacy. Thank you!
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$162.65 of $200 per month
Recently, WoW Token Info had to shut down, because it no longer "sparked joy." I was dissatisfied with its layout and utility, and it seemed other sites could fill the gap. But maybe the WoW Token is worth revisiting, and rebuilding from scratch? Maybe bring back some graphs? At this level of support, I'll start working on a successor to WoW Token Info.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
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