As time winds down on February 13, 2020, it takes me back to the day 10 years ago when I flipped the virtual switch and opened WoB to players. There was only one rank (Human), the layout was a slightly modified ski website template, and people immediately started breaking chat by injecting html tables 10,000 pixels wide. But it kicked off a journey that would forever change my life and impact thousands of people who found amusement, laughs, low pressure social interaction, friendship (and more).
More than any gameplay mechanic, ability, title, or amount of money, the thing about WoB I am the most proud of and moved by is how it has connected people and built lasting friendships extending long after people move on to other games, and keeps people periodically coming back.
I've learned a lot over the last 10 years, and even though my career path has shifted and developing games isn't a full time job for me anymore, WoB holds a special place in my heart, and I hope it does in yours too.
We're working on making SCO a worthy successor that delivers on the reasons you all have loved WoB - Most of us on the dev team have other full time jobs so this will take some time, but I hope you'll all enjoy it when it releases to everyone in 2021.
WoB's 10th Anniversary celebration will kick off this weekend, with not just an event but also a tribute to all the epic times we've shared over the last decade.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for playing WoB all these years and supporting me - You've forever changed my life in so many ways, and allowed me to reach levels of fulfillment I'd never dreamed possible. I will never be able to fully express how deeply all of your support has touched me, from the people who kept my lights on through extremely generous purchases to the players who just showed up day after day and built the community into a unique place that really felt like a second home. I love all of you and will do my best to pay it back with a new place we can step out of life's daily stresses, relax, and enjoy one another's company - While taking on new challenges against each other and some interesting antagonists :)
Thank you all so much, I hope to see you throughout this weekend!
-Levi S. Meahan (Lsmjudoka)
World of Bleach 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Time Paradox Event returns from Feburary 15 - 00:00 server time to February 17th - 23:59 server time! Fight against a selection of enemies from previous WoB events and earn any event items you might not have, all event items can drop from the swirling time rifts!
1k boost will be active through the entire 3-day weekend (including Monday), and 10k boost will be on from 10:00-11:59 and 22:00-23:59 each day.
Throughout the weekend, I'll be putting out some photo and video highlights of some of WoB's best moments throughout the years, both in-game and community creations. Look over them and revisit old memories, or see what things used to be like before you joined! WoB has changed a lot over the years.
You've all given me a lot of support over the years, and it's time for me to give back. Throughout the weekend to celebrate 10 years of WoB, I'll be doing 10 giveaways of $100 USD (via your choice of Paypal, Venmo, Cash App - Or if you prefer, 300 Spirit Shards on WoB). I'll space out the giveaways so people in a number of time zones can participate, and all giveaways will be announced at least 30 minutes in advance both on WoB and Discord in the #world-of-bleach channel (https://discord.gg/w3S44dg
). Once the giveaway time starts, you will have 10 minutes to enter in-game before I draw a random winner.
(Note 1: Entering with multiple characters/accounts will result in you being disqualified from all giveaways)
(Note 2: To give as many people as possible a chance, you can only win a maximum of 2 giveaways)
A partial history of WoB
Enter the AliensJack
Random Funny Moments
WoB 2016 Championship semifinals/finals: