Spooky, Where Art Thou?
So by some of the comments, texts, skypes, emails, PMs, and search parties looking for me, I’ve gathered I’ve been missed. 😉
I wanted to give you all a sign of life so you know that yes, I am alive and well, and yes, I am peaking back into Armored Warfare realm…but not fully back yet. Unfortunately, Armored Talk doesn’t pay the bills in Spooky Mansion (ha!) and I am still waiting for some other things to settle down. Never fear, it is still my hope to be back. In the meantime, I wanted to address a few things…
YIKES!!!! At one point in time in January I had several thousand emails coming in a day. Obviously Armored Talk fans are not that ravenous, but somehow it has been making it past my spam filters. I shut down the contact form page on this website and installed a new filter but to no avail.
So long way of saying if you sent me an email while I was gone and haven’t heard back from me….well, it is a needle in a haystack by now. PM me (bspooky) on the official forums or leave a comment here is now the best way of contacting me if you don’t have my Skype address. At least for the moment, I am going to have to figure out what is up with that email.
I wanted to respond to some comment responses since some have been repeated in what emails I did get or were asked in different ways from different people.
I wish there was a better way for spooky to get paid for this blog. Like actually paid, enough that it could support a family. I understand that balancing this 4+ hours a day probably with a full time job (8+ hours a day) could get a little taxing. Now if that job wasn’t needed…
Man, wouldn’t that be nice? I didn’t start Armored Talk to make money, I started it as a fun outlet for a game that I have high hopes for. Of course along the way I kicked it into high gear and started putting countless hours into Armored Talk and creating YouTube and Twitch content as well. Finding a way to have Armored Talk keep the lights on at Spooky Mansion sure would help the time crunch that is currently keeping me away from it. But there is a lot to mull over in this arena….if it is even possible.
Armored Warfare needs Spooky, but in what format???
Armoured (sic) talk is great and a big part of the aw community. Game needs a jump start and you can help with your coverage, articles, YouTube vids, interviews and guest reviews etc
I do think the community needs a great outlet like Armored Talk, otherwise I never would have started it. I have been wondering if I need to change my format a bit, though. My impression is this is the order of the good stuff:
- Anything that is sourced here first (whether it is secret interviews, leaked info, minded data, anything)
- News from the forums / Developer Dispatch where I comb the forums and post staff content that many may have missed
- Heads up on “leaks” from the Russian site
- Guest articles
- Sneak Peaks from the RU PTS so you know what is coming
- Tutorial type articles
- Spooky’s commentary on news that is posted on the AW portal site…basically my take on what is going on in Armored Warfare-land.
- YouTube Reviews of stuff I do (some people prefer this I think, but it is always hard…do I write/blog or do I video/YouTube with my time)
- Reposts of the portal info for people who don’t go to the portal (or for when it goes away like has happened in the past when they reorganized)
I’ll be evaluating what is best to bring back, let me know if you have any thoughts.
Obsidian is bringing cool stuff
Thank you as always for your great site, Spooky. We’re hard at work on some big changes for 2016 so there should be a lot to cover this year. ~RedFox (Rich Taylor, Obsidian)
Yeah, Rich, just do that…tease everyone with big changes!!! Seriously, though, I know there are some rough spots in Armored Warfare. Players know it, and developers know it. But with knowing just a small bit of what Rich indicates, there should be a bright future ahead for Armored Warfare. I can’t wait!!!
Spooky, I’ll stab a pumpkin if you don’t comeback. there is a whole lot of stuff to cover. don’t rush, but come back sooner or later.
That is just cruel!! Somebody form a society for the ethical treatment of pumpkins and turn him in! I know, I will also block his IP from ever returning to the site. There. Done.
(OK, I didn’t really do that since I have a sense of humor. But it was a close call!!!) 😉
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Bear with me while I figure some stuff out and also analyze what is best for Armored Talk’s format. Do know I am still around, continue to haunt the forums, visit the Armored Warfare sites, and even keep in touch with some staff.
Oh, and if you made it this far….
let me drop a few codes for some Chieftain MK 6. [All codes gone in a blink apparently, I’ll work on a better way for the future] I don’t like doing it this way but I know they want these out there. I have some more that I’ll figure out a better way of giving them out. Be a good soul and post in the comments when you grab one so I can cross them off or others know they are gone. PTPQKN7VZ2SAKAWL