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Prediction Fixes - Posted on 2019-03-22 by Gnub
With the Predictions going live, I noticed an error during the week, which caused Hero Sales to not be shown for the "remaining" row under certain circumstances.
  • While I did a temporary fix during the week (live editing via FTP on a smartphone, woo), the error is now fixed for good, by reorganized the logic.
  • The "Remaining"-row now also shows the number of weeks till that date, as it's hard to judge purely from a date.
  • Some references across the site has been fixed, as a result of Rotations and Sales being listed at the same place. Links with "#sales" and "#rotations" should now be "#weekly".
  • Skin-listings are now ordered by "Skin, Hero", rather than "Hero, Skin" - that order can be seen on the Hero-pages.
Behind the scenes, I'm now looking closer at Events, which will also result in an overhaul of the Subuniverses, given that many of them are based directly on events. More on that later.



Full Predictions - Posted on 2019-03-16 by Gnub
This news post is something I have looked forward to posting for a long time now, since I started working on it with more focus at the beginning of the year.
  • The top menu has been updated with a new "Prediction"-point. This page shows the full predictions for Hero Rotations and Sales for the next 3 full weeks, and then lists the rest. Take a look!
  • Compared to the old retired Prediciton-list, the order of candidates on a given list should now more correctly reflect their probability - for instance, "weeks delayed" is now ranked much higher than before.
  • Hero Pages have been cleaned up, so that Rotations/Sales data are now listed next to each other, making it look cleaner and more compact.
  • Tons of work behind the scenes, so that all predictions and such works off the same logic.
There will likely be some additional tweeks to the Prediction-methods, as I have yet to include the use of Medians yet.



Tweaks with Current-Indicator - Posted on 2019-03-12 by Gnub
Whenever I add something new, I usually discover an obscure bug a few days later - and this is no different.
  • The Current-indicator now correctly takes into consideration that Rotations and Sales change at different times.
  • As such, it shouldn't be able to conclude that data is missing, until the reset has happened.
  • This is especially annoying, given that the Sales data is often delayed these days - and the goal is to reflect how everything is, well, currently.
  • Slightly unrelated, but the "View all News"-text at the bottom now shows the total number of newsposts.
Predictions 2.0 is otherwise progressing great, and I have gathered lots of data on the side for Events and Battlegrounds. Next goal is to add those.



Current Sales and Rotation Cafeteria - Posted on 2019-03-08 by Gnub
Applied a minor fix to the views of the view of Current Rotation and Sales data across the site.
  • Frontpage doesn't change Sales/Rotations purely from date, but looks at the time of the day as well.
  • Sales- and Rotation-overviews had their Current-marker updated.
  • Frontpage should show if the current Sales date could be Outdated, given that this has become available rather late.
No worries, I'm still working on lots of stuff - it's simply not visible at this time.



Limited-Time Items Shown - Posted on 2019-02-15 by Gnub
As mentioned in the post a few days ago, the in-game Collection introduced the new Limited-Time Items, which is now visible on the site.
  • The Frontpage got tweaked to include current Limited-Time Items.
  • The individual Sales-pages now shows Limited-Time Items - both current and their status.
  • Both had their texts updated for more clarity.
The Sales-overview page doesn't yet show it, but it's something I might look into later on.



Sales- and Gem-related Fixes - Posted on 2019-02-13 by Gnub
With the changes to the Collection that happened yesterday, it means that certain aspects of the Compendium is now in need of changes, and may - as such - seem incomplete and incorrect as it currently stands.
  • The Weekly Sales will only contain Heroes, given that Mounts and Skins on those lists merely meant they were able to be bought with Gems. Luckily, this doesn't require much changing.
  • The addition of Limited-Time Items do, however. I've begun looking at a way to get this shown properly, so that the Sales-pages (and Front) will properly show the current Limited-Time Items.
  • The upcoming individual pages for Skins and Mount will feature this new information, and show if they are Limited-Time Items, or previously have been.
  • The "Gem Only"-attribute for Skins has been removed, as the new Collection changes means that this no longer applies.
  • Mounts will, so far, keep the value.
As for Skins/Mount-sales predictions, these no longer make sense. This will no doubt make the upcoming "Predictions 2.0"-page a lot more neat, as everything on it will be purely based on the Heroes.



Subuniverse List and Hero Sale Fixes - Posted on 2019-02-08 by Gnub
When testing out the updated Hero Sale prediction, I found that there was a rather annoying case happening, when a given Hero was released much earlier than the Sales started.
  • If difference between Hero Release and the first sale is more than 30 weeks, it's treated as such.
  • This only applies the Hero is released before the first Sale (2015-01-13).
  • This rule will also apply to Skins and Mounts, once ready.
  • Completely unrelated, the Universe-page how has a list of all Subuniverses.
Work with the full prediction is continuing, and also lets me recode a lot of other stuff, which is why it's taking so long.



Refined Sales Calculation and Titles - Posted on 2019-01-25 by Gnub
Following up on the previous update, the work with unifying and improving the prediction is progressing. That means, for this update, a few minor refinements, and a cosmetic change, too.
  • Unlike Rotations, Sales will now take the first instance into consideration, as the first sale isn't a fixed for Sales.
  • Pages across the site will now show a fitting title, unlike the previous generic ones (for instance: Hero - Li Li instead of Heroes.
The work with the prediction is taking shape, and it shouldn't take long before I have it ready. Hopefully.



Improved Hero Sale Estimation - Posted on 2019-01-18 by Gnub
As the work with getting complete predictions for Sales, I have combed through the data in order to be able to give some better estimations. The challenge lies in that the first sale isn't a fixed date, unlike Rotations.
  • First estimated Hero Sale is 26 weeks after release.
  • This bit of data means that all heroes will always have an estimated Sale date, just like Rotations.
  • The data is currently visible on the individual Hero pages.
  • Hero Pages got a bit of bonus polish, with larger images.
  • Behind the scenes, I have also gathered Release-dates for all Skins and Mounts, which will be required to give any sort of estimations for those, later on.
As a bit of bonus information, I have also done the same estimations for Skins and Mounts, which have estimations of 26 weeks (just like Heroes) and 21 weeks, respectfully. All building up to being able to present full Sale-estimations - no matter how off they may be.



Sales Bugs Fixed - Posted on 2019-01-04 by Gnub
Starting the year off with a few bug fixes and such. A slow start is better than no start.
  • Links to future Rotations and Sales on the front page points to the listings, rather than to the newest data available.
  • Sales-page no longer states that old data could be missing, given that old data was completed some time ago.
  • Texts for incomplete Sales-data fixed.
  • The "Professional"-category of Mounts is no longer called "Frofessional", on all Mount-listings. F.
  • A minor bit of polish for the front page.
No worries, there will be more exiting updates coming in the near future, now that these past ones were not exactly groundbreaking.



View of Current Improved - Posted on 2018-12-30 by Gnub
A few minor things improved for the last update of this first year.
  • The first Rotation-weeks with 7, 10 and 14 heroes shown.
  • Rotations-page shows "Current".
  • Sales-page shows "Current".
  • Few backend-changes to improve my development.
Minor, true, but there's a lot of nice stuff in store for 2019. Priorities and such keep shifting, but it will all eventually show. But, for now: Happy Holidays and New Year!



Mounts Sections Improved - Posted on 2018-12-09 by Gnub
Now that the Mounts-page have been visible for a while, it became apparent that it need a bit of restructuring and the mounts themselves a recategorization.
  • Mounts page lists all Mounts alphabetically.
  • Gold and Gem Only are no longer main categories, but instead a minor detail.
  • A new category added for purchasing gems.
  • Promo-category split into Promotions and Events.
  • Mounts celebrating Professional teams have also gotten their own category.
  • Links to Sub- and main Universes from Mounts now points to the Mounts-section of said Universe.
  • Images to most of the missing mounts have been added.
Minor changes, but some that should help getting the overview, at the very least.



Sales Data Complete and Announcers Shown - Posted on 2018-12-07 by Gnub
It took a while, but it's finally complete, for all 196 Sales! Besides that, the Announcer-information is also shown.
  • Every single Skin-sale is added - 814 in total!
  • Every single Mount-sale is added - 194 in total!
  • Hero Pages show if the Hero can be used an Announcer!
  • Listed Skins show if they can be used an Announcer (currently only Mecha Tyrael, though).
  • The same applies for listed Entities.
So, yes, as I previously stated, this should mean that I should be able to give predictions for Skins and Mount sales - just like Hero Sales! In the same way, a dedicated Announcer-page will be added eventually.



References and Sales Data - Posted on 2018-11-16 by Gnub
Bit of a mixed news-post today, as I have added some minor visible things, primarily to honor a few cool Heroes from outside the Nexus.
  • Alarak has a reference to Alarak of the Storm.
  • Brightwing has a reference to Brightwing Royalite.
  • The dreaded "50% off on EVERYTHING" sale of Black Friday 2015 is changed to simply display "All", rather than attemping to show the actual full list of Heroes, Skins and Mounts.
  • In the same way, this is also visible on the total Sales-list.
  • Behind the scenes, all sales data is gathered, and "just" has to be converted to the site-data.
The last bullet is actually more significant than it sounds, as it means that I'll eventually be able to do predictions on Hero, Skin and Mount sales. It's pretty cool - stay tuned.



Classic Universe Merged with Nexus - Posted on 2018-11-08 by Gnub
As a follow-up to the findings after BlizzCon and the PTR that brought Orphea, some additional data has shown that our dear Vikings are now part of "the Nexus"-segment - and the old "Classic" is gone. As such:
  • The Universe is simply called Nexus.
  • The contents of the Classic-universe is merged into Nexus.
  • Descriptions for Nexus is updated.
  • The name of Burning Courts High renamed once again to Burning Courts RCHS, to signify the connection to "Raven Court High School".
I might also rename Subuniverses to Realms, as that name makes more sense. Stay tuned for that, and more.



Mounts Images Plus Nexus Additions - Posted on 2018-11-02 by Gnub
Time flies, it's already BlizzCon! That also means that a new hero, Orphea - Heir to Raven Court - is added, but I also got time to heavily update the Mount-views, so:
  • The designated Mounts-page now have images for most of the Mounts.
  • The same applies to Subuniverse- and Universe-pages.
  • Orphea's release also meant that the Nexus-icon is updated to be less generic.
  • The Burning Court-Subuniverse have changed to "Burning Court High", to fit the new cosmetics.
  • These remaining cosmetics will be added, once the PTR hits during next week.
And, of course, as I mentioned before, pages for Skins, Entities and Announcers will come soon.



Mounts and About Pages Added - Posted on 2018-10-31 by Gnub
To celebrate that the magnificent Wonder William is now in the Nexus, I decided it was a good time to add a designated page for Mounts.
  • The Page lists all 140 Mounts!
  • Mounts are ordered by Type.
  • Data about Gem-Only mount time-periods are added for those!
  • An About-page has been added, that currently has all the sources to Rotations and Sales.
  • The Frontpage has, as a result, gotten the intro-text moved there.
I'll add a page for Skins, Entities and Announcers shortly!



Hero Descriptions Updated - Posted on 2018-10-27 by Gnub
Given the recent addition of Base Skins, the Hero Descriptions were identical to that description.
  • The In-Game description has been added to the individual Hero Pages.
  • This description gives a good idea of the strengths and special feats about a hero.
  • The old Base Skin Description remains, as it always gives a good lore-description.
Stay tuned for more updates!



Base Skins Added - Posted on 2018-10-25 by Gnub
As part of the work with getting Skins added to Sales, I have added all the Base Skins to the poll, given as some newer Tints of those are sometimes on sale.
  • These skins added 82 Skins, making the total number 393!
  • The Skin Description of these are, currently, identical to the Hero Description - which is intended.
  • The skins can be seen on individual Hero Pages, as well as Universe Pages.
  • Hero Descriptions will later be updated to match the (shorter) in-game description, that elaborates the Hero's role, rather than lore.
More to come soon.



Rotation and Sales Updates - Posted on 2018-10-16 by Gnub
The overall lists of Rotations and Sales have been improved, to show a brief glimpse of insight for the given week, rather than simply the links.
  • Rotations-page shows amount of Heroes.
  • Sales-page shows amount of Heroes, Skins and Mounts.
  • The Frontpage now shows the complete Sale - Skins and Mounts included!
That also means that it's painfully obvious how little live-data for Skins and Mounts is in the system, currently. It's getting there though, behind the scenes.



More Cho'gall Fixes and Weekly Improvements - Posted on 2018-10-12 by Gnub
Yesterday's fixes with Cho'gall had a minor unforseen consequence, that caused everyone to have Cho'gall's data. Whoopsie! Now, besides that:
  • Cho'gall's Hero pages now also link to each other
  • The text for "Gem Only"-skins moved to a better spot after the Rarity, for all pages with Skins
  • Texts for "X weeks earlier" on Hero Sale and Rotation lists changed to be "X weeks since last time", and listed on the previous line
  • This opened for the last line to have the useful "X weeks since release" added
  • Minor polishes to the Sales / Rotation navigation
Let's hope this doesn't cause any additional unforseen issues. Cho'gall was plenty for now!



Minor Fixes - Posted on 2018-10-11 by Gnub
A few fixes were made, as part of the work with Skins in the Sales.
  • Cho'gall's Skins are now visible - on Hero, Universe and Subuniverse pages.
  • Navigation on Rotation / Sales pages is better.
Otherwise, enjoy the new addition of Mal'Ganis!



Sales and Skin Updates - Posted on 2018-09-21 by Gnub
A minor addition - and a free preview for the future.
  • Skins and Mounts are now shown at the Sales pages - data will be added slowly.
  • This information will soon be shown (and used) on Hero pages.
  • Data about skins being "Gem Only" is now shown at the respectful places on the site (Hero, Sales, Universe and Subuniverse pages).
  • Sales and Rotation pages refer to each other on identical weeks.
The data for Skins/Mounts in the Weekly Sales is flowing, and will slowly become visible!



Frontpage Updates - Posted on 2018-09-20 by Gnub
Small update for now, but that doesn't mean that lots of stuff haven't been happening behind the scenes.
  • Portrait-view added for Rotations and Sales!
  • Lots of data-corrections in Skins, Mounts and Subuniverses.
  • Rotation- and Sales- data continuously updated.
  • A grand total of everything is added at the top.
Furthermore, I've been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work in order to add Events, as well as Skins/Mounts to the Weekly Sales - stay tuned!



Design Tweaks - Posted on 2018-08-11 by Gnub
At the end of June, I made some significant changes to the design of the site - and with the newest addition of Skins and Mounts, the color scheme got tested. The various rarity colors didn't look that great with the theme. So, it needed a few changes:
  • Link hover-color got toned down.
  • Fonts of Headers and Body got switched.
  • The primary background color is changed to a gray-scale, rather than the blue/purple Nexus-colors.
  • Rarity colors are closer to their counterparts, rather than estimations.
There might be other tweaks coming later, but these should do for now.



Subuniverses, Skins and Mounts Added - Posted on 2018-08-05 by Gnub
Finally! This is probably the biggest content-wise update of the site I have done since I started. I am delighted to finally being able to show Subuniverses, Skins and Mounts. That means:
  • All Subuniverses are now shown on the site - a total of 42 - under their respective Universe-pages.
  • Based on my existing lists, I have merged and renamed a few of them to fit better.
  • Subuniverses have their own pages, listing Entities, Battlegrounds, Skins and Mounts.
  • Universe pages also show the Skins and Mounts within all their Subuniverses.
  • Hero pages show Skins.
  • Skins and Mounts always show their Rarity and Type.
  • Linking from page to page has been further improved.
Check it out - there might be some data that needs changing, altering or otherwise. Let me know!



Skins/Mount Sneak-peek and Better Linking - Posted on 2018-08-04 by Gnub
In order to get the showing of Skins and Mounts shown on the site, a few improvements have been made:
  • All Skins are added to the Database - a grand total of 305 (and that's excluding Base skins)!
  • All Mounts are added to the Database - a grand total of 124!
  • Number of Skins can be seen on Hero and Universe pages.
  • Number of Mounts can be seen on Universe pages.
  • Heroes have links to Rotations and Sales at the top - with numbers.
  • Universes have links to Heroes, Subuniverses, Entities and Battlegrounds at the top - also with numbers.
  • Rotation lists links to the Rotation-section on Hero-pages.
  • The same applies to Sales.
Next up is actually showing the Skin- and Mount-descriptions in a logical way, as well as creating the designated Subuniverse-pages.



Subuniverse and Entity Tweaks - Posted on 2018-07-29 by Gnub
As part of the work of adding Skins and Mounts to the databases, a few tweaks was made:
  • The newly announced hero Whitemane, has been added!
  • The list of Subuniverses had a few additions.
  • Entities had some corrections, in regards to their corresponding Subuniverse.
  • Subuniverse and Entity displays on Universe-pages are a bit less cluttered.
  • Heroes with a Unique Mount had that information added to their page.
The next real part will be to do and early presentation of the Skin and Mount data, as well as beginning the work for the designated Subuniverse-pages.



Subuniverses and Entities Added - Posted on 2018-07-24 by Gnub
After being underway behind the scenes for a while, I've finally finished adding the full list of Subuniverses and, as a bonus, the Entities within. That means that:
  • Universe pages show all Subuniverses within them.
  • They also show all Entities within.
  • Heroes-listings also look more neat.
All this is meant as the foundation for when Skins will be added, and separating Subuniverses to individual pages, to lessen the clutter on Universe pages.



Quality of Life Tweaks - Posted on 2018-07-23 by Gnub
I've made a few "Quality of Life" tweaks on the site, which should improve the overall navigation a bit. These include:
  • Every individual Rotation/Sale page has links to the previous and next Rotation/Sale
  • Rotation Prediction-page now shows the reasoning (average/consistency)
  • The front page now shows the Current Rotation/Sale, rather than the Newest
  • If newer data is available, a link to said Rotation/Sale is present
Hope that helps a bit. Keep checking back, as I continue to add more stuff.



Hero Sale Data Complete - Posted on 2018-07-17 by Gnub
After going through the vast reaches of the internet, I found the remaining Hero Sales from before Heroes 2.0. That is, before everything was Gems, Shards and such. That means:
  • Old first week: 2017-04-25
  • New first week: 2015-01-13
That means that there's currently a whooping 176 weeks of sales data active, from the previous 63. Enjoy!



Rotation Predictions - Posted on 2018-07-02 by Gnub
One of the bigger features of the site is the predictions for when a given hero would be on Rotation again. I've finally gotten around to combining it all, and sort it by weeks. That means:
  • All heroes that are estimated to be on rotation for a given week, is listed there.
  • Every hero is only listed once (even though a week they're likely to appear in is also listed).
  • The predicted week on Hero pages links to the predictions.
  • The main Rotation-page links to the predictions.
  • Rotations-page is now also given headers for every year.
The "Estimated certainty" is still a work a progress, and will be improved over time. For now, take a look: here.



Design Overhaul (continued) - Posted on 2018-06-30 by Gnub
After spending a few hours combing through the changes from the new design (again, a huge thanks to Logan Apple), I have now gotten the last few quirks sorted out - which also meant going through all the pages in a more organized matter. That means:
  • New fonts across the board.
  • A Nexagon favicon.
  • A lot of "under the hood"-stuff, that makes everything easier to code.
  • Should look much neater on smartphones, etc.
I got a few more design-related things on my to-do list still, which would include a better hero-listing on the frontpage and in rotations - as well as making the huge rotation and sales lists easier to comb through.



Design Overhaul - Posted on 2018-06-23 by Gnub
A few weeks ago, not long after I had gotten the first version out, I was contacted by Logan Apple about making a better design. Now, I've finally gotten to improve on it - but it's still a work in progress. Those improvements means:
  • An actual background!
  • Smoother colors and transitions.
  • Soft borders around images.
  • Hero-listings on the Heroes-page is now with images!
  • The same style is applied in Universe-pages.
Still some additional things to be done, which will be added over time.



Battlegrounds Polishing - Posted on 2018-06-22 by Gnub
A few minor things were made prettier with Battlegrounds:
  • Battegrounds page includes picture, and listed similar to the news here.
  • The same change is applied to the Battlegrounds listed at a Universe page.
  • Minor polishing in regards to Hero Sales on front page and individual Hero pages
Additional polishing and other content coming over the summer.



Battlegrounds Added - Posted on 2018-06-17 by Gnub
To expand a bit on the newer segment of Universes, I've added options to view Battlegrounds. This means:
  • There's a new heading: "Battlegrounds" - check the top menu!
  • This page lists all current battlegrounds, as well as the description, official link, release date and its universe.
  • The individual Universe-pages shows the battlegrounds within the universe.
  • News on the front page is limited to the 3 newest posts - with a link to the full list at the end.
  • Front-page also shows newest Hero Sales.
Next on the list is likely to also include Entities (Realm Lords, and so on), but also to take a closer look at showing a full prediction of the next Rotations - and maybe even sales.



Hero Sales (Second Step) - Posted on 2018-06-11 by Gnub
After a bit of work, the hero-part of the Heroic Deals is now finished. That means the page now contains
  • There's a new Sales page, containing all heroes that were part of Heroic Deals back until 2017-05-09.
  • All Heroic Deals have an individual page, showing the heroes, and price, for that week.
  • Hero pages now link to the sales, if they were present in it.
  • A few polishments Hero, Rotations and the front page.
Next step I'm going to look into is going deeper into the lore, by looking closer at Universes, Entities and Battlegrounds. Stay tuned!



Hero Sales (First Step) - Posted on 2018-06-08 by Gnub
So, to end of tonight, the following has now been added:
  • Hero Sales are added to the individual hero pages
  • Predictions of the next sale works if there's data for more than one week, as the date for the sale, unlike Rotations, isn't based on release date.
  • Minor polishments to the Rotation displays.
Individual pages (and links) of sales to follow shortly. The data is there, after all. Stay tuned.



Universes (and Other Additions) - Posted on 2018-06-05 by Gnub
Yep, yet another day with additions - some of them being made yesterday:
  • There's a list of the main Universes available - check the top menu!
  • Each Universe lists the known subuniverses (this list is a work in progress) - and Heroes!
  • Hero pages links to their corresponding universes!
  • They also have a link to the individual hero's changes on Heroes Patch Notes
  • The newly announced hero Yrel is added!
  • Images have gotten a thin white border.
  • Work with "Weekly Hero Sales" is in progress!
The site is also about to be a lot prettier! Stay tuned.



Minor Rotation Tweaks - Posted on 2018-06-02 by Gnub
Changed a few minor things, given the first line of feedback:
  • As you can see above, the newest rotation is now visible on this page
  • Hero pages looks a bit better
  • Fixed "amount" to "number". Curse you, English language!
  • Rotations-page shows the amount of rotations
I'll work a bit more on getting the predictions to seem more realistic. If you see a predicted date that's in the past - it should mean that the hero is expected to be in rotation soon.



Rotation Statistics Added - Posted on 2018-05-31 by Gnub
As I mentioned yesterday, I've added a few new features to the individual hero rotation pages. You should now be able to see the following new bits of information:
  • The number of weeks between each time a hero was on rotation
  • The highest, lowest and average number of weeks between a given hero has been on rotation
  • A prediction of when the hero will next be on rotation - based on either the average value, or the difference between the newest rotations, if it has been consistent for at least 5 rotations
The latter took a bit of work, but I'm hoping it'll prove useful in the future.



Rotation Data Complete - Posted on 2018-05-30 by Gnub
I've finally completed adding all the rotation data - all the way back till the very beginning, the week of 2015-02-10. That means that there is currently 173 weeks of data!

Next part is adding some useful hero-specific data, which will make it more possible to see how often a hero is on rotation, and attempting to predict the next time it will. I have some pretty good ideas for this, so it likely won't take long.

Naturally, this could probably be used to predict the next rotation fully - but I'll hang back with that for a while, as I'm guessing the most important (and useful) part is the individual hero's estimation.



First Version - Posted on 2018-05-28 by Gnub
What a day - I've finally gotten to start properly working on The Nexus Compendium, and getting the first iteration out there, which contains the following:
  • A full list of Heroes
  • Basic details about the Heroes
  • The current Free-to-Play Hero Rotations - Check the full list to see which weeks have been added so far (at this point, until 2016-11-08).
  • Information about when a given Heroes have been on rotation
... and still lots more to come!