WoW Lore TLDR (too long; didn't read) is the solution, presenting the internet's first-ever interactive version of Warcraft lore (see it here).
Explore lore visually, textually or statistically
WoW Lore TLDR is the world's first presentation of Warcraft's history in a single, interactive page, saving you the hassle of wiki walls of text and tab floods. The text version is already out, the maps version is in development, and many others are in the planning.
Cut months of development time for new modules
WoW Lore TLDR is a one-man effort. Your support means content and feature delivery in less time and at a higher quality. If enough money is raised to hire freelancers, WoW Lore TLDR can soon transform into the internet's first one-stop lore guide.
Lead the lore revolution with early access!
- It applies to new sections and major functionality additions (like integrated maps).
- There are two early access groups: Alpha-stage, for development, and beta-stage, for pre-release testing.
- Eligible patrons are registered on either early access list.
- Every pledge they do adds 1 point to their registration (2 for Tier 3/$10 pledge).
- Each early access period consumes one point (otherwise, the points remain indefinitely).
- Patrons will be notified when an early access period begins.
- See the rewards column on the right for early access rights per pledge amount.
Your name will be preserved in history
From as low as $1, patrons can choose a nickname (personal or business) to be permanently featured with a hover text on the Patrons page. By the time the board gets crowded, I will implement a function that resizes patron names based on life-time pledge total.
Where does the money go?
Money is spent on means to preserve the website and speed up its development:
- Hosting. Not a big deal most of the time. At major update releases though, investment in traffic-spike countermeasures becomes necessary.
- Plugins. Instead of building interactive functions ground-up, I can buy ready-made web tools and plugins to speed up the website's development. Plugins typically cost $10-50.
- Freelancers. Web development is a huge domain and to each developer their specialization. By borrowing the help of other experienced hands, I can get certain tasks done at the maximum possible competence, cleanliness and user-end quality. Freelancers can cost anywhere from $20 for a small task to hundreds of dollars for a long-term contract.
What's the current progress & what are development priorities?
Story page mobile optimization (complete)
= Story page speed optimization (underway)
> Story page filtering panel & relevance slider (version 1 complete)
= Warcraft 3 TLDR (part 1 complete, TFT underway)
> WoW: Chronicle retcon update (1/5 chapters complete)
= WoW expansion TLDR (not started)
> integrated maps (underway)
= new sections (not started)