Hey there, faithful Impists,
Sorry this is coming late, but I wanted to drop a quick note to let you know what’s going on and why you haven’t seen as much activity from The Imp lately as you probably should.
First of all, about updates: all of you should hopefully be on 1.2.0 now (which is the one that introduced masteries, among other things), so I hope you’re liking it. I submitted an update on April 14th (more than a week and a half ago) containing Brand’s data and screenshots for both him and Lee Sin, and that update has disappeared into the Impenetrable Microsoft App Hub Vortex of Hell and shows no sign of emerging yet. I submitted a ticket last week and ultimately got it forwarded to what they termed an “appropriate party” on Friday, so we’ll see how that shapes up early this week. I’m truly sorry for the delay, and I promise I’m doing everything I can.
Some of you have asked about a solution that allows me to update the app with new champions and their data outside of Microsoft’s process, and that’s a really reasonable request – the problem is that to do that, you need a server with a static IP that can scale on demand, and unfortunately, they don’t hand those out like breath mints at a Halitosis Sufferers Anonymous meeting. I’m looking into various ways that I could still do it on the cheap (so that The Imp stays free), but for now, this is what we have to work with, unfortunately. On the upside, aside from the glaringly insane case of 1.2.1, they’ve been pretty good about getting stuff through in just a couple of days, so it could be worse, right?
Second of all, about what’s next for The Imp: I’ve tried to be pretty good about keeping the “upcoming” tab in the “news” section of the app up to date with, you know, what I’m actually going to do, but for various reasons, some things turn out to be easier than others, so stuff can be shuffled around. For example, even in the 1.2.1 build that is in Microsoft Neverending Purgatory Limbo Hell, the “upcoming” tab states that I’m going to add the whole filtered search thing in 1.3.0 (which will let you, for example, see all champions tagged with “bruiser” or all items that grant magic resistance), but that’s, in complete honest actuality, not true 🙂 1.3.0 has some great stuff coming, but filtered search won’t be one. More on that soon, hopefully.
Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick update (even if Microsoft won’t give you one – see what I did there?), so there you go. In cheerful news, it looks like The Imp has now been downloaded over 225 times since it launched on March 5th, so thanks to ALL of you. As always, hit me up with suggestions and comments and random hatred here in the comments, on Twitter, and by email. Go to it!
Keep on Imping on,