Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to visit my blog. If you know me then you know my background and I why I chose this specific domain name. If you don’t know me and you stumbled in here by accident then allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kobe (hence the domain name I recently bought) and spend most of my spare time playing a little know game called “Oracle”.
This site is going to be a place where others who enjoy the game can send in information to share for the good of the community. We hope to slowly build up a sort of library of information, challenges, achievements and codes to help others get started with the game and make connections with other players.
Future plans hope to include a forum as well a linked Facebook group (which will be private) so further sharing will be possible with a wealth of information coming via trusted members. Initially, we hope to invite around 50 players to join in with the community until we have enough content to open it up for the public. On top of all that we are going to open a Youtube channel to allow players to submit videos of campaign success as well as level ups and advanced tactics.
If you are interested in becoming involved in some way then please use our form to send through your details and someone will respond – usually within a couple of days (we all have jobs as well!).
Please feel free to check back here every now and then to see how things develop.
You might be wondering why there is a lack of progress here with regards to Oracle and I have to admit that it is totally my fault. Earlier this year I ended up in hospital due to stress and other health problems. This is a direct result of my lifestyle and the neglect that I have inflicted on my own body these past 40 years. My advice to anyone out there is to take a little bit more care and put more effort into maintaining your health – there does come a point where it may be too late.
In order to try and counteract this I have made significant changes to my life. As you might expect these changes are focused mainly on the food I eat and getting some exercise on a regular basis. As recommended by my doctor I bought a really expensive and powerful commercial juicer so I can mix up almost anything and make an infinite amount of different tasty breakfasts. The advantage of a machine like this is the fact you can mix up fruits, vegetables or even strong and hard substances like nuts and various wheat grasses.The model I chose was after a fair amount of research and I settled on a Tribest Green Star and I am very happy. If you are planning to buy one then make sure you do your homework as they are not all equal. Some Juicing machines are a pain to keep clean and they lack the power to mix up everything you may want to process.
Anyway, enough about all of that, I just wanted to explain why the silence and lack of progress and I am glad to report I am feeling a lot better and the short rest has done me the world of good. I am planning a meeting with the main players over the next couple of weeks so we can get the show back on the road. As mentioned before we are always on the lookout for helpers so if you think you can contribute in any way then please get in touch and lets see what we can do.
In following with this theme I encourage you to take a deeper look at you health during April – think about some ways you can improve it so you move through 2015 with a renewed health and mental focus.
Just thought I would add a quick update and thank all of you that are working hard behind the scenes to make this project the success I see it will be. To all of you I owe a huge debt of gratitude and once things are up and running as planned I hope to be able to give something back. Again, if anyone reading this would like to get involved then please use the contact form to get hold of me.
For those who are checking out the blog every now and then, I apologize for things taking quite so long, I had hoped to be a little bit further down the road by now but sometimes things do not work out as they are planned. Most of us have families and full time jobs and it can be difficult to allocate enough time to get things done.
Please keep checking back as I am sure we will get there very soon.
I apologize for posting the September update so late but I have been ill for the past couple of weeks. I would also like to make another apology to all of you who have been trying to get hold of me over the past couple of weeks and wondered why no reply arrived!
I plan to spend the rest of the day going through each and every email I have received and reply. The weather is rapidly changing right now and the air moisture is a killer, at least I have my house humidifier installed to keep the humidity levels somewhere in a comfortable range. Even though I am getting better feeling even the slightest bit sick gives me increased sensitivity to the weather. Changing of the seasons can be a tough time for people who struggle with allergies and I generally go through the same thing each and ever year. As we get firmly into Winter my symptoms usual subside and I start to feel better and my energy levels return. It really is amazing how the air we breathe is so important to our health and well being!
I have seen some of the YouTube videos that have been created and edited – wow, you guys are awesome and once we get this site up and running properly this is going to be the number one resource to be found anywhere. We have some super talent helping out and once again I want to thank all of you for donating your spare time.
There is one bit of bad news and that is the graphics guy I had lined up to help out with the workload has let me down and I was hoping there might be another capable guy out there who would be interested in helping out. I know it is a hugely time consuming job but our project is likely to stall without this critical skill.
I am hoping the weather (and my health) makes a change soon and then I can really get my teeth into the project. I would hope we can get most things up and running close to the end of November and as people get some time over the festive season I am sure they will be able to finish up with tasks that have been allocated. I would like to suggest we aim for a January 2015 launch for our new site with all the guides, videos and tutorials.
I have been working really hard over the past week trying to get everything ready to go live. Again, I want to thank everyone who has given up their time to offer their services and help to ensure we are able to build a great community with plenty of resources that will benefit anyway who enjoys playing Oracle. I ended up buying myself a new computer desk from these guys to enlarge my workspace so that I can effectively deal with all the different projects I have to worry about!
You should have received an email from me if you have offered to help out with the website with a list of tasks that I would appreciate you spending your time on. If you did not receive any mail at all then please let me know – you can use the contact form as that is the most likely address that I will check. It may take me a couple of days to respond due to the large amount of mail I am receiving these days.
I am still looking for someone who can help us out video editing. I have a bunch of players lined up to record their sessions but I need someone who can edit the game play and add some music over the top. We have a graphics guy working on the intro and the ending so it should be a fairly simple job of watching and editing. Let me know if you have the ability to do this, thanks.
For those that attended the golf day, thanks for your time. I think everyone there had a good time, even the “not-so-good” golfers! It was more about spending time with like-minded people and giving us an opportunity to discuss strategy and other interesting discussions around Oracle. I hope to try and arrange another day in the next few months, it would be good if it could become a regular thing as I think we all took something away. I also want to thank those that took time out of their busy schedules to put the day together, arrange a few prizes and setup at the course ahead of everyone arriving.
Finally, we are thinking about hosting an online tournament – this would be open for everyone to enjoy but we need to try and come up with some ideas for prizes. If anyone has any sponsorship ideas then please let me know ASAP so that we can start working on things.
I just wanted to add a quick post to thank all of you that have contacted me in order to help get the site of the ground. It is quite amazing how many people are happy to take time out of their busy schedules in order to give something back to help others with strategy, videos and all sorts of things based on their favorite game.
I am busy arranging the tasks as you would have seen on my general email reply so expect to receive more specific information very soon. There really is no pressure at all so feel free to send in your efforts whenever you can find the time. I would like to get everything up and running by October at the latest so I should think that a couple of months would be more than enough time. If you have web experience and would like to be involved in the management of this site then please contact me – I will be on the lookout for a couple of people to actively have access to the site and the ability to add content etc.
I am in need of anyone who is good with video content and editing. Although a couple of you said you can help out with the video side of things it would be really great if anyone who is slightly professional in this field could drop me a mail. Our plan is to create some high quality videos and the really needs an extra special touch from someone who knows what they are doing!
We have also arranged a golf day (you know who you are if you live close by and will be taking part) so if I have forgotten you then please send your details through. I have been really busy on my Optishot golf simulator, read all about it in this post on this particular model, so I am hoping to give you all a run for your money with my hard work and extra indoor golf swing practice from home. Juggling work, family, golf and a serious love for online gaming is not easy but I feel it really important to take some time out on the golf course and in the fresh air!
If need any help with your specific task then please email me anytime and I will do my best to get back to you fairly quickly. One of my good friends, Ian, will also be involved and I will post his contact details soon so he can help take some of the load for the site away from me.