Rebranding and Book Writing

The Golden CrusadeYes, I said book writing, but more on that in a moment. As regular readers will notice the banner up top has changed from the default that came with the template, finally. More astute observers will have noticed that the sites favicon has changed as well to the site’s new logo, featured left. Both of these wonderful new features are the work of the very talented Jamie Syke. You can also find these new additions on the new Google Plus page for The Golden Crusade.

While we’re on the subject of rebranding you might have noticed that this article is credited under a new name, Eric Dekker which you can find me on Google Plus as. This was largely done to make use of Google’s Authorship program which requires a real name. Another requirement? A real picture. Yup, that means you’re going to start seeing my ugly mug around, better get used to it. The authorship program requires a clear head shot on my Google Plus page so I figured that cat was out of the bag I might as well make it available elsewhere (those cat eyes don’t really seem that professional).

All this is leading up to one very important thing which I already announced on my Twitter and Google Plus page but I’m not surprised if most of you missed it: I’m going to be writing a book on gold making. That’s right, an actual book, not just a guide; You’ll be able to physically hold it in your hands and assault your loved ones with it when they interrupt your gaming.

How’d this happen you ask? Well earlier this summer I got contacted by a publishing company who apparently liked my blog and asked me to write a guide book for them on making gold in World of Warcraft for the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion. After some back and forth I agreed and it set in motion the wheels to get the book going. Currently I’m still only on the first chapter, so don’t expect it any time soon, but it’s going to be an ongoing process. I’m very excited over this opportunity and will do my best to write the most kick ass guide this game has ever seen. Until that time though I will continue blogging as the book keeps my interest in the game while at the same time limits what I can write in it (patch planning for example, or abstract ideas) so you’ll see me active again in the gold community through the winter and into the summer at the least.

So what do you guys all think? Like the new artwork and changes?

About the author

Eric Dekker

Gamer. Student. Nerd. Author of The Golden Crusade. Find him on + and Twitter.


  1. Jim Younkin

    Go get ’em Champ!…erm…Eric! :D

  2. Dan

    Congratulations on achieving higher grounds with your gold blog.

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