2020 Recap & 2021 Plans

Summoners!

First off, Happy New Year and thank you for supporting Frontline: MCOC in 2020. This year didn’t go as planned for any of us, yet Frontline managed to surpass my expectations. Whether you’ve just browsed the site, or we’ve interacted on LINE, Discord, Twitter, or Youtube, I really appreciate it! Creating content for MCOC has been one of the best parts of my 2020.

2020 RECAP

What’s interesting about running a blog site is it is very rare that a post “pops.” For Youtubers, the first 24-48 hours are critical for views. With Frontline, it’s much more of a “slow burn” driven by search engines (particularly Google), so the daily stats don’t really tell the true impact of a post.

2020 STATS

Posts: 697
Total Words Written: 160,311
Total Views: 778K
Total Visitors: 365K
Total Youtube Video Referrals: 10,934


I also thought it would be interesting look back at the Top 25 Frontline posts for 2020. This list is just posts, I’ve excluded items like the homepage, calendar, and pages such as the Champion Buff Schedule and Basic Pool Addition Schedule which get updated consistently over the course of the year.

RankPost NameViews
1Variant 4
– Chapter 1.1
Guide
21,022
2How The
November 2020
Side Quest
Works –
Shadow Base
Raids
& Joe Fixit’s
Fine Goods
18,942
3How The
September 2020
Side Quest
Works – Mutant
Treasure Island
18,413
4Release Notes:
MCOC v29.1
– December 2020
17,545
5How The
August 2020
Side Quest Works
– Heralds of
Galactus
15,279
6How The
October 2020
Side Quest Works
– Hades Invasions
14,726
7Variant 4
– Chapter 1.2
Guide
13,433
8Variant 3
Polar Opposites
– Recap & Guides
12,979
9Variant 4
Waning Moon
– Recap & Guides
11,567
10MCOC Road Map
– State of
The Game
2020 Release
Schedule
10,552
11Variant 4
– Chapter 3.2
Guide
10,447
12Variant 4
– Chapter 3.1
Guide
9,938
13May 2020
Marvel Contest
of Champions
Road Map Update
9,584
14Variant 4
– Chapter 2.2
Guide
9,066
15Marvel Contest
of Champions
Permanent
Content
Recommended
Order Guide
– August 2019
7,940
16Northern
Expeditions
– How The July
Side Quest Works
7,791
17Northern
Expeditions
Canadian
Difficulty
– Diss Track
Counters
7,296
18Chapter Guide
– Act 6.2.4
7,112
192020 July 4th
Weekend
Cache Deals
6,990
20Which Variant
Should I
Complete First?
6,409
21Variant 4
– Chapter 2.1
Guide
6,294
22Variant 3
– Chapter 1.1
Guide
6,240
235 Reasons to
Rank 5 Stars
Over 6 Stars
5,840
24Chapter Guide
– Variant 5
– Chapter 1.1
5,722
25Chapter Guide
– Act 6.2.3
5,659

It’s really satisfying to see the overall growth of the site and how many posts did so well. I often get so focused on “let’s just get through today” that I forget about the big picture, and posts can do very well without me even noticing.

2021 PLANS

So, what’s the plan for 2021? Here on the website, Frontline will remain much the same as it is now. There will still be the daily and weekly calendar updates. Frontline Jr is working through Act 4 and eventually Act 5, and those guides will be a primary focus. On my main account, I’ll be working on Book 2 and then Variant 6 guides. Getting out more than a guide or two a week is likely overly ambitious, so those projects will keep me busy for most of 2021. I’d like to get back to posting some Champion Guides as well (they actually performed well over the long-term), but there are only so many hours in the day.

As far as Realm of Champions goes, I really like the game, but there isn’t going to be much of that content here on the site. MCOC as a game just lends itself better to the written format, and I’ve already got a mountain of content I need to work through. Again, only so many hours in the day.

You’ll see me Tweeting about Realm and jumping on some livestreams with Rich, but most of my MROC content will be on the Contest Realm Podcast. I’m very interested in seeing where Realm heads in 2021 as the design team continues to build-out the game.

Well that’s about it for me. Enjoy your New Years, stay safe, and I’ll see you Around The Battlerealm in 2021!

-Dano357

3 thoughts on “2020 Recap & 2021 Plans

  1. Enjoy your content Dan! I especially like your permanent content guides and I am always checking your site to see when champions are being added to the crystals and the buff schedule. Keep it up sir!

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