We’re proud to announce our new website: WowRoleplayGear.com!
Formerly the Visual Roleplay Gear List, we decided to adjust our name slightly with the site move, for the sake of simplicity. Even though we cater to transmogrification as well as roleplay outfits, we chose to keep the name close to our old one, to retain a connection between the two sites. We didn’t have a great idea for a new name either, but shhh, don’t tell anyone that! Our old site should now redirect to this one too.
There are a couple of reasons for which we decided to make the move, the results of which will hopefully improve the quality of the site. Firstly, for a long time we’d been considering changing our layout to a wider format, in order to accommodate larger pictures and more compact articles. Likewise, our former theme and hosting was limiting the control we had over the site. The new site has allowed us to undertake a visual overhaul and add a number of new features. One of the more noticable additions is that of a Wowhead mouseover script, which allows you to view to details of an item simply by holding your cursor over a link in one of our articles.
Secondly, it was brought to our attention that WordPress had been placing advertisements around our page, over which we had no control. This helps WordPress.com hosting to remain free, so it wasn’t a bother to us. However, we decided that if the site was being used for adverts anyway, we might as well buy our own domain and hopefully the ad revenue will help pay for it. As mentioned above, the new hosting has provided us with many more options for developing the site, so we consider it a worthwhile trade-off!
Same Great Community
Everything has been transferred directly from our old site, both articles and comments, so thankfully we’ve not lost any of the great replies that people have been adding over the past year or so. We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed so far, both in their recommendations to us and their assistance to others on the site. We feel very fortunate to have had so many individuals enriching the site and we hope this will continue on WowRoleplayGear.com.
So, on that note, update your bookmarks and welcome!
Ironyca & Noelani