Announcing GSD: Getting Stuff Done Community
Just like SEMC with Vainglory 2.0, we are gearing up for a big 2017. Over the past few weeks, we have spoken with many Vainglory community organizers, builders, and content creators about how to make a sizable and lasting difference in the game.
There are many amazing projects being done by and for the community - from Heroic Ties to VGMiner to Shatter the Vain and Alternating Current to BrokenMyth. The people working on them deserve all the credit in the world for choosing to spend their time and hard work on making Vainglory a more engaging and fun place to be. What we noticed, however, is that some projects fizzle out and others never really take off the way they should either due to a lack of promotion or resources.
GSD is our attempt at addressing this problem as well as taking community project creation to a whole new level. Got mad skills/passion and want to join? Send a message to PwntByUkrainian on Twitter.
You may think that GSD stands for GankStars-something, but in a surprising twist of fate it actually stands for Getting Stuff Done. GSD is a place for top creators, builders, and organizers to meet, collaborate, and support each other. Please check the bottom of this announcement for the list of current members (as of the time of this announcement), but first...
VGMiner.com Partners with GankStars
Just like many others, we reached out to SEMC asking for a developer API a number of times in the past year or so. This Christmas, the devs concluded that the Vainglory community had been very nice this year, and thus will be gifted a developer API in early 2017! We believe that public availability of match and hero data helps players better understand the game and its meta, and will raise the overall quality of the games played on the Fold. Hooray! Plus, let's face it: numbers are fun.
The fine nerds behind VGMiner.com share our vision and happen to be GankStars fans. Together, we will work to improve on their already-excellent work as well as help promote it, letting more players know where to get all the Vainglory data they need! Go check out their website and see how great this service already is, without even connecting to the new API.
DZLive, BlackDalia, Tsar_Maple Join GankStars
While many are part of GSD without being a part of the GankStars organization, some people do decide to join both. Please help us welcome DZLive, BlackDalia, and Tsar_Maple - a few of the people who have helped make Vainglory great over the past few years. They seem happy to be here, but it's probably because no one had told them yet that NOW is when their hardest work begins. Oops. Knowing how passionate these people are, we expect to see great things from them soon.
We see a very exciting year ahead here at GankStars, and we hope to share more great news in the near future.
GSD Members (so far)