Hey everybody, I've got some bad news today. I've been struggling with this decision for a few months now, but have made a decision to end the TORParse project effective 27 July 2013.
I've had a lot of fun developing this project and working with the community the last year and a half, but have ultimately made the decision to end this project due to a couple reasons. The most important reason is I do not play SWTOR anymore. While I still have an active subscription to the game, I haven't actually played the game in several months, and even more so, haven't played any high level content that this website is based around in over half a year. It is extremely difficult to stay motivated to work on a project that I no longer have any passion to develop. I'll keep my opinions on the game to myself, but wish the developers and players of the game all the best; maybe one day I will return.
Secondly, there has been a lot of change in my personal life that has limited the amount of free time I have to work on this project. This has always been a hobby for me and continues to be. Unfortunately, this is not actually my job, even though some days it feels like it is. There are so many things that need to be worked on between the website and ingame client that the project has just become too time consuming. I think I've done a good job at prioritizing thus far, but due to my lack of free time the past few months, it has become ever increasingly difficult to even work on the simple things.
So, with that, I want to thank everyone that has used the website since it launched on the 8th of April, 2012. Your support with words of encouragement, feature requests, and from some, monetary donations has been incredible. It goes without saying that the website and client would not have seen as much success as it has without a great community behind it driving its development.
Lastly, I will consider only serious offers to transition the project to another development team. I would love to see this project last beyond just my own involvement. If you're experienced and interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is no interest in transitioning the project, the website and ingame client will go down as planned on 27 July 2013.
P.S. Some might be interested to know that over the project's lifespan (as of 9 July 2013), an approximate 623,747 people have visited the website and combined have spent 106,557 hours browsing (a little over 12 years). Since the ingame client's launch (22 April 2013), the ingame client has serviced over 20,000 unique users with an average of 1,000 being connected at any given time. The website currently hosts over 330,000 combat logs totaling nearly 600GB of combat log data!