“The wisest men follow their own direction”
About the site
The Ardan Frontier is a ‘mainly S4’ weblog, found on February 6 2012, that focuses on reviewing and writing about S4 experiences in an interesting yet entertaining way.
The core concept is that with the proper choice of words, hitting the right tone and having just that bit of humour to spice things up one can turn what otherwise would have been just a usual day into a bewildering adventure for both the writer and readers to enjoy alike. This is our goal: to combine two passions we have in life, gaming and writing, and convey this joy to the readers (you guys) through telling our adventures or opinions in a funny/sarcastic/interesting way and make your day a tad more entertaining.
While originally intended to be a personal weblog, the site attracted a lot of attention from the S4League Community. As the amount of views for the S4 entries kept rising and eventually people started volunteering to help out with the blog, the focus was shifted to S4League, resulting in the catchphrase: ‘Ardan Frontier: A (mainly) S4 weblog‘. The Frozen Frame category, where our writers literally post anything on their mind, retains the original purpose of the blog.
The blog was originally intended to be named ‘Final Frontier’, but as the name was taken we changed it to ‘Ardan Frontier’.
Following the popularity the blog received in the first few months after its publication, the first major milestone was April 2012, during which version 2 was launched, marking the start of a new era in the blog’s history by introducing new writers and unveiling previews for upcoming exclusive content. In May 2012 the blog relocated from wordpress.com to a private-hosted server, after which the next major update was released. This update gave the Ardan Frontier a major graphic overhaul with a customized new theme and a domain name. Following this, the site took a one-month hiatus but returned in June 2012, introducing a mailbox, new writer and new column known as ‘eSper Special’. As of October 2012, the blog had received over 5,000 visits, its most popular entry being ‘10 Reasons to like S4League‘ which had been read over a thousand times.
Following our first tournament in December 2012, the blog took another two months’ hiatus but returned in March 2013, introducing v2.7 of the Ardan Frontier with a rating system, category revamp and unveiling plans for upcoming tournaments.
As it turns out, I have the habit of producing what my friends call ‘novel-sized’ posts, so in an attempt to spare your eyes (don’t get me wrong — you will need them for the rest of the blog!) I will give a short introduction, and leave a link to the actual, full-length introduction which can be found [here].
After staying offline for a while, mainly playing RPG/RTS games, I decided to broaden my horizons and started on the wonderful world of Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming, my first title being Dream of Mirror Online. Be it because of the cozy gameplay or my absolutely horrendous skills with anything else, I mainly stuck with similar games ever since. During this time a lot has happened — I have been participating in the occasional review / story contest, ended up joining several guilds and even becoming vice-leader in one of them and testing numerous games before I started on university and ended up settling down in a certain Stylish eSper Shooting Sports game we all know so well.