Hello. First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and our forum. Without the people who engage with our website and use our features, we wouldn't exist.
A lot of you have approached me about why the website is not updated (new servers) or why some features no longer work (experience stats). I've answered every question directly given to me, but many more of you have not asked or seen my reply. So I figure the best course of action is to just give all the details in one place for everyone to see.
So who am I? I'm the admin of tibia-stats, but I am not the first. Before me was Kagonesti who is also the owner of the website. Due to very limited time, Kago asked me to take over for him and provided me tools to perform the tasks required of my position. Whenever a problem would occur, I would go to him and when he had time he would fix it. This worked fine for several years. However, his time for the website continued to shrink and it got to a point that I would be waiting months for him to fix things for me. I can only do so much with the tools in front of me. I am not a coder and even if i was, I don't have access to the website code.
So why do tibia.com statistics no longer work? Websites such as ours use certain tools to access data provided by cipsoft. It works automatically and is a simple process. However, a couple of years ago cip changed how the data was given. To simplify it, let's imagine that 1+1 = 2. Our website was 1 and tibia.com was also 1. This produced our statistics which is 2. However, cip changed from 1 to A. 1+A does not equal 2. Because of this clash of code, we can no longer gather statistics. It's an incredibly simple thing to fix, but Kago is not here to fix it for me. He also is not here to add the new servers or remove the merged servers.
This is also why the front page has not been updated in so long. I can not modify the contents of that page. This is why we have not held as many fun contests as we used to in the past. Many years ago, we held a riddle contest. Kago is a math genius and created the riddles all by himself (which meant googling the answer was impossible). Every riddle would be harder than the last and each correctly solved riddle would grant you points. The more points you had, the more chances you would have to win the grand prize. This is an example of the sort of contests we had planned, but it is impossible to do through a forum. This leaves me very limited in the types of contests I can produce by myself.
So where is Kagonesti? I don't know. I know he's alive, I see activity from him through social media avenues (albeit, very rarely). The blunt of it is that he has not responded to my messages and we have not spoken since July 2014 - Almost two years. My hands are literally tied in this situation. It is as frustrating to me as it is to all of you. This website now has my name attached to it and for all the work I've put in over the last 6 years, the current iteration is what I have to show for my work. I want to be as proud of the website as I was at its peak. Until Kagonesti shows up though, I can't do a thing except continue to work on the features that still exist.
One thing to keep in mind is that the tibia.com statistics were never the main focus of our website. Our website was created solely with loot statistics in mind and that is still our specialty.I do not post tibia.com newstickers because quite bluntly, anybody who speaks English will be going to tibia.com for those, not our website. Foreign language fansites with newsticker are great for those with limited English skills. As Tibia-Stats currently has no news to mention, the newstickers are not updated.
However, our website is far from useless. We still have the most comprehensive database of loot statistics of any website as well as the ability to create your own personal loot statistics through our count tool function. We still have research articles that are relevant to this day in addition to our calculators. Simply put, the website still does what it was made to do.
It is my desire to have all of the problems fixed and for all of our plans to go ahead, but until I hear from Kagonesti then I am powerless to do anything. I thank everyone again who has supported us and who continues to support us.