Hello everyone! I’d like to announce that Game Mastery Pro is being rebooted and returning to the land of the living. In case you forgot who I am, my name is Sam Van Der Wall and I started Game Mastery Pro in August of 2013. From that time till about June of 2014, the site was fairly active (minus a three month hiccup from our hosting service). But as most of you know, the site has been dormant as of late… until now.
The History of Game Mastery Pro
The site was originally created as an outlet for me to talk to other gamers about the games I was playing. This included Planetside 2, Warframe, Divinity: Original Sin, and some other random games here and there. But overwhelmingly what I talked about throughout the life of the site has been Game of War: Fire Age.
At that time in my life, I was heavily into playing the game. But eventually a combination of two different things led me to leave the game that I literally spent a year of hardcore play on. The first issue was a major commitment to my career that started December of 2013. The second was that I had essentially gone as far in the game as I was realistically going to get (without spending thousands of dollars).
I never completely stopped working on my online projects, but Game Mastery Pro was just one of many things I was dealing with. Since I was no longer playing games at the time, the site got shelved.
What Brought Me Back
Recently, two of my friends invited me to join them as they had just started playing the game for the first time. On a whim I reloaded the game and found that it had drastically changed since I had last played. Dungeons, the Monster Skill Tree, new buildings, new events, Super Wonders, and a revamped combat system were just some of the changes that had been implemented since I left.
To stay with my friends and add a new challenge for myself, I created a new account and joined them on a newer server. I’ve been playing the game for a short amount of time and have really been excited at the changes I’ve seen.
Even with my absence from Game Mastery Pro, the site has still enjoyed success as a place where people communicate through the comment section. To date, the site has over two million views and over one thousand comments. Nearly 99% of that is related to approximately thirty articles about Game of War: Fire Age.
Game Mastery Pro – Niche Site
My plan with Game Mastery Pro is to turn it into a niche site focused on Game of War: Fire Age. Over the next month I plan on going through all of the articles in the Game of War: Fire Age Guide and updating them. In some cases, I may be able to make minor changes to properly update the articles. In other cases, I may have to write a completely new article due to the evolution of the game.
I also plan to streamline the site significantly, so expect changes to the setup of the site to occur during that time as well. I will be removing features that don’t focus the overall goals of the site as well as adding features that I think will improve its usefulness.
I’d also love to hear from the community on what they’d like to read about in regards to Game of War: Fire Age. I’ve already got a list of ideas on what I’d like to write on but the game has changed a lot since I’ve been gone. I’m sure I’ll discover through playing over the next few weeks some of the new game issues and things to talk about. But in the meantime, if you have anything you’d like to talk about regarding the game please let me know.
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