Thank You Zeherah!

Zeherah, creator of the Hunter DPS Analyzer, announced that she will not be updating the site for Warlords of Draenor. Here is her full announcement.

It’s been over 5 years since I started, and it’s been a great experience for me. I’ve learned a lot from my work on the site, and I’ve greatly enjoyed being able to contribute to and participate in our wonderful hunter community. It’s with a heavy heart that I announce I don’t plan to update the site for the Warlords of Draenor expansion. I’ve greatly enjoyed my experience in WoW over these almost 10 years, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue playing in the upcoming expansion, and I just can’t make the time investment required to keep this site up to date with it.

When I started this site, hunter options for optimization and theorycrafting were a lot more limited. Simulationcraft is now a much more mature and easier to use tool. Esoth is now working on his own web based theorycraft tool at Ask Mr Robot is a popular alternative option. I hope the hunter community will continue to be well served by these and any new tools that may come along in the future.

I want to thank all the people who’ve helped make the site a success over the years: the authors of the original hunter spreadsheets that the site was inspired by and based on, the hunter bloggers that helped get out the word about the site, the many hunter theorycrafters whose work has helped me keep the site up to date and accurate, the devs who’ve made a real effort in the last few years to engage the theorycrafting community and the player base at large, the volunteer translators that have helped make the site more useful to WoW players in many countries. I also must thank the many wonderful users of the site, some of whom have sent donations over the years, or have shared their stories with me of their experiences with the site, helped make suggestions for improvement or have offered to help in whatever way they could. The hunter community is full of great people that made me proud that I could do my bit to help.

– Zeherah of Stormrage

Her contribution to the Hunter community cannot be understated. Prior to her site there were few widely available options for Hunters to measure their DPS, and five years ago in the middle of Wrath of the Lich King, it was all about the DPS.

I often refer to Wrath of the Lich King as the golden age of theorycrafting and FemaleDwarf was a nuclear powered calculator in a world of slide rules. It was perfect for its time.

Zeherah was our first, last, and most frequent guest on the Hunting Party Podcast. She was arguably our favorite guest as well.

During Cataclysm Blizzard acknowledged her contribution to World of Warcraft with in an in-game item, Zehrah’s Dragonskull Crown.

Zeherah, I wish all the best in whatever the future may hold for you, and I thank you for all that you’ve done for Hunters.

Ironically, you will be missed 0%, because thanks to you we are always hit capped.