It’s that time again… A few months ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to bring the site back after pretty much stopping it a few months prior to that. Well, that didn’t go exactly to plan. I had the site online for a few days, then proceeded to block you guys from viewing content. Then I forgot about it, a few weeks later came back and realised it was offline. This wasn’t exactly how I was planning to do things… As you can imagine.
Anyway, fast forwards to April 2018 and it’s time to talk about the future. First of all, welcome to what will most likely be the first of many status updates. Instead than doing the GM “6.0” kinda stuff all over again, I thought it would be better if I just gave status updates on what’s happening with the site.
I can assure you, over the past few months of the site being offline I’ve been coding away, as you might have guessed, I don’t usually do any coding for our site designs. We use something called a WordPress theme for that. I *really* wanted to have a new design we had never used before, but, it was taking a long time and was prone to breaking. I attempted to convert an HTML Theme to WordPress and even looked into moving to an HTML based website. As I type this, I’m glad I didn’t. The backend on WordPress is a lot more stable, secure and user-friendly than a text editor for HTML 😀
That’s the back story done and dealt with. Now time for the real news, and the changelog? I guess.
- New Website Design (Again), but long term viewers might recognise something similar.
- The “GM” logo you saw on the last version of the site is now live across all platforms, the web version is now our GM Red 😀
- Facebook/Twitch/YouTube/Discord have all had a face lift and a revamp. Unsure on which of those platforms if any will be used.
- As mentioned in the last update, a bunch of old posts are now pages so they aren’t displayed in the “Feed” anymore.
- News content is back (kind of), I’m not sure on the format just yet, but that’s kinda why I came back again. So, I should probably do something about that.
A few key bits of information, kinda an FAQ but nobody has asked the questions. Yet…
What content are you going to produce?
At the moment, I have no idea. I want to do something news related, whether that be a video, podcast or news post that’s not decided upon yet. Long form content will be coming as well.
Are you returning to YouTube + Twitch?
Maybe, I really wanted to make a return to Twitch and *maybe* YouTube, however, my home PC is slowly dying and needs upgrades. So that might be a few months away.
Are you the only person on the site still?
For the time being, yes. If our old team want to come back (I know some of them are interested in helping), they are welcome to. However, at the moment we haven’t had those discussions.
Are you going to disappear again?
You guys know as much as I do.
What happened to the Discord channel?
I cleared out loads of stuff that didn’t get used. In preparation for this return 🙂
What are you working on @ EA?
I finished Battlefront II at the start of the year and I’ve just finished up on Burnout Paradise Remastered. Can’t say much more.
I want to help, how can I get involved?
At the moment, I’m not looking for anyone to help. Just seeing how things go. Think of this as a restart for the whole site but using the same name as before.
Are you going to any events this year?
At the time of writing, I’m not planning on going to any events in the UK or Abroad. However, things change all the time 😉
What games are you most excited for this year at E3?
Good question, you’ll have to wait for my next podcast, article or video. Whatever it may be 🙂
I have another question, help me.
Sure, tweet me @edstub207 or @OfficialGMYT on Twitter 🙂