Bloc Project chosen

Finally decided what to do with my Bloc Project which turns out to be a not-so-business like addition.

First, let me explain that I am a HUGE ARPG Gamer, ever since Commodore 64 Bards Tale, Zork, etc. Current obsession, and has been for about 5 years now, is Path of Exile, an online Multi-player ARPG.

I had a few projects that were all standard fare that I was considering for my Capstone project such as; SAAS app for vehicle estimates to be evaluated, a website that would scroll different articles (matrix style) that may help people get out of their usual ‘bubble’ and get some new experiences, an app for homeowners to keep all documentation in 1 place, a GUI reporting database that allows business owners to just hook up any database and be presented options on what report to build based on the database tables, etc…

My Mentor pointed me in a different direction though and I am actually pleased he did. I will be building something fun but will allow me to learn some new things. Bloc program teaches you JS with Angular so I will be completing this project in React. Which means I need to learn this while doing the project, should be interesting, to say the least.Basic project is going to be a Random Build Generator for Path of Exile

The project is going to be a Random Build Generator for Path of Exile that will challenge a person to use a random class, keystones, unique, etc. It will provide the information in a single page app which I have wireframed up to be something like this.

Now, you could do the entire thing with an rng function based on manually created arrays that hold all the data to make it somewhat easy.However, that wouldn’t hold up over time. Instead, I will be doing it based on searching through API provided by GGG and possibly through the Mediawiki API for icon graphics and descriptions.

However, that wouldn’t hold up over time. Instead, I will be doing it based on searching through API provided by GGG and possibly through the Mediawiki API for icon graphics and descriptions. All wrapped up in a single page React app with some graphics and allow a different way for people to be challenged.

I will probably still do some extra items if I have time such as a custom poebuilder that will highlight main routes to keystones from starter position, or search for the gems/unique’s you need and provide a ‘whisper to buy’ link like other poe trade sites.

But overall I think this is a good foray into Software development while still having a little fun.

I mean isn’t that what life is about is to enjoy yourself?