As a very few people know, Running 10 dev trackers (maintaining, fixing issues, twitter suspensions etc) can be daunting. Especially for one person. The twitter suspensions alone take hours if not a day at least to get the suspension removed, assuming they allow it (spoiler alert: they don't always allow it) and that's only after I swap the few phone numbers I have around to unlock specific accounts. Not to mention logging into numerous accounts flags as abuse due to IP restrictions and that becomes a problem.
So, unfortunately, most of the dev trackers I have running right now are being merged to one main account on Twitter called a_devtrackers. This account will quite literally save me hours of coding issues, and if it gets locked it's a simple fix to unlock as I'll only personally have 3-5 accounts. There are a few exceptions to this news. The Elder Scrolls Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic trackers will be staying on their own separate accounts for the time being. They are the most responsive and active ones, so to move them right now would just not be in my best interest. This MAY change at anytime so don't be shocked if that happens down the road. This will also not affect any Facebook Pages for trackers and honestly I'll probably expand on them.
I know this isn't something people will enjoy seeing as following one account is going to be a nightmare unless you like reading news about a bunch of MMOs. Which is why I also created hashtags for each game that are unique to Aethro so you can just follow those hashtags and it should make it easier. You can also join us on our discord which has all the trackers still separated into their own channels. The new Dev Trackers page will have a list soon of what Trackers and their hashtags are, and their own pages with other random tidbits of information. The page is not completed yet, but I hope to have it done this week.
Thank you everyone for continuing to retweet, like and enjoy the trackers I build. I would have stopped caring years ago if I didn't see people really enjoying having the update forum information right there for them to find without digging or in some cases, even going to the forums which a lot of people avoid on MMOs.
Aethro is now hiring volunteers to help keep up with its multiple products, including it's launching of a Ultima Online server. Each department will have different requirements so please take some time to consider each one before you apply. You may apply to multiple positions, if you so choose. The details are as follows:
This person will be responsible for the operations of our social media presence, actively promoting our products, and are in charge of the moderation teams both in discord and forums. They will also assist in acting as a bridge between the development team to make sure critical bugs and issues are responded to.
Knowledge of Twitter and Facebook is required, understanding of zoho social or tweetdeck is a plus along with Invision Power Board and it's promotion tools.
This position requires a person to be responsible for overseeing the forums, making sure they are kept within our policies, follow up on reported content, and help keep the flow of conversation going.
Knowledge of Invision Power Board is a plus.
This position requires a person to be responsible for overseeing the discord server, making sure all main chat rooms are within our policies, enforcing said policies when necessary and keeping the flow of conversation going.
Knowledge of Discord is required.
Game Masters help keep Aethro: Destinies going. They are to help answer pages, promote in game excitement with events, and making sure players are behaving within our respective rules. They directly work with the CM to promote events on our website and social media outlets.
Knowledge of Ultima Online is required, ServUO is a huge plus.
Want to help shape the world? This is the position to do it in! Developers help keep things going in our game, including bug fixes, adding new and fun systems, and even can assist in running events.
Knowledge of Ultima Online and ServUO is a requirement.
If you would like to apply to any of the above positions, please feel free to visit https://www.aethro.net/apply/ today and fill out an application. Thank you for your interest.
This past week I spent time on some other projects that will be discussed in another article at a later date, but I also had time to work on two new Dev Trackers!
One didn't pan out because it's a bit more complex with the back end code, so that's a bummer. But the Guild Wars 2 dev tracker is in full testing to see how it works out! 😃 It is located at https://twitter.com/gw2_devtracker and on our discord server! Again it is in testing, so some things may break and it might spam to high hell. I won't know till I let it go a full week so good times for all! Except for my tweetdeck account... so many twitter accounts listed to tweet as, I might have to get another full sized tv to actually keep an eye on it all!
I haven't gone out and done any advertising for staff yet, as I am doing some cleaning up in the back end before I actually have other people outside my immediate family looking at, but the applications are up and available for people to fill out at https://www.aethro.net/staffapplications/
This week will be fun and exciting with more stuff coming so stay tuned folks!
Hello everyone! Currently I am in the process of switching a lot of the dev trackers to new software again (yes I change things a lot ) and it's working out great! Firstly, the League of Legend Dev Trackers now show up on Facebook! You can follow it at https://www.facebook.com/loldevtracker/. This way if you're not a fan of twitter, you can at least now find it on facebook!
Also, on our newly semi finished Discord Server, you can also watch all the trackers on there! I am currently working on a few more trackers, which may or may not work, but this is where all the new ones get released to first. You can join at https://discord.gg/xp33yT5
More updates are coming and I'm also going to be getting a team together to actually help with running everything. This will take more time since interviews and such are a slow process when you work a full time job as well hehe.
The dev trackers have been taking a back seat, along with almost everything lately, due to work, family and what not. Today, I'm pleased to announce that our dev tracker network has grown!
League of Legends Dev Tracker
The LoL Dev Tracker was once a major DT that I ran, however after constant reports of abuse on twitter, I gave up on operating it for awhile as I was tired of having to recode 4 major feeds every time Twitter said it was too much. As some know, we run the RU, NA, EUW and BR dev trackers through one account. The purpose of this was because, simply put, I already have enough Dev Tracker accounts that my tweet deck is getting a bit interesting when having to post things. I do have plans to expand into other LoL regions, and possibly expand out to create new dev tracker accounts, but for now I think having it all managed under one is the best way to go about it. You can follow it on twitter at @LoL_DevTracker.
DC Universe Online Dev Tracker
Due to the shut down of Wildstar, I had room to create and expand to a new dev tracker and as such decided DCUO sounded like a great opportunity! You can follow it on Twitter at @DCUO_DevTracker. I have not created it's own facebook page as the tracker is still growing. It will have one in the next week or two however, as it is a planned expansion.
I want to thank everyone that follows our Dev Trackers, tweets to them, even retweets them! It makes me see that they are something you enjoy, and I will continue to work on for the foreseeable future.
There will be weekly updates to Aethro now, as the holidays are over and I am back to my normal routines so get ready for some updates, some job openings as well and more!