an archive of dulfy.net for Guild Wars 2
NOTE: This is Dulfy's original "about" page from her website. Most information (such as about ads/payments/donations) are no longer valid. These will probably be removed at a later point.
Hey everyone, my name is Kristina and I go by the name Dulfy in most online games I play. I am a female gamer that plays various MMORPGs and create guides/coverages for them. Ever since I started playing MMOs in the early 2000s my goal have always been to create an accessible website for players to get help or get caught up on the latest developments. Dulfy.net is a project I started back in 2011 as a personal project that eventually grow to a site with a large website covering multiple games with the help of my readers over the years. So a big thank you to everyone who have visited and commented on the site!
I run the website alone with occasional help from friends and guildies. Most of the content are created by me (unless otherwise noted). You may see occasional grammatical errors and typos as proofreading isn’t exactly my forte. Aside from guides, I love to cover the cosmetics/micro-transaction aspect of the various games. I also help to run a network of fashion sites for the various games with my friend Exile who owns these sites. Contrary to popular belief, I do not have special access to game developers or receive free items. Pretty much everything has been purchased out of my own pocket. With the popularity of Twitch and Youtube, game companies seems to exclusively promote these channels and traditional fansites often get left in the dust.
In order to handle the spike traffic, the website is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with cloud hosting which is extremely expensive but more reliable compared to traditional hosts. To cover the hosting fees, we place ads on the website. Previously we used Google Adsense which is very lightweight. However, recently a couple of big advertisers pulled out of Google due to some fake controversies created by some news organizations. This caused my Google Adsense earnings to drop dramatically to a point that it can no longer cover the hosting fees. In lieu of this, I had to look for alternative advertisers to keep the site running. Unfortunately these new advertisers love to run video ads that can cause some performance issues. I have contacted these advertisers to troubleshoot these issues while looking for alternatives. Please bear with me as I look for a better solution.
Games I play/Characters
|SWTOR - I main a sorcerer healer but play other healer types as well. I used to play exclusively on Harbinger server but these days you can find me in a bunch servers. You can find me under Dulfy or variants.|
|Guild Wars 2 – Originally a mesmer main, these days I play mostly ranger/druid in raids. You can find me in the US mega server under the name Dulfy.|
|Black Desert Online – Ranger main but I also dab in other classes. AFK fishing and lifeskilling are my primary activities with the rare grind sessions in between. You can find me under Dulfy and I mostly reside in the Calpheon channels.|
|Elder Scrolls Online – I played ESO at launch for a few months but stopped to cover Wildstar Online since all my friends were moving there (big mistake). I always enjoyed the atmosphere/setting of Elder Scrolls and played Morrowind excessively back in the day. I am hoping to return to ESO one day and continue the guide coverage I left off.|
Character portrait of my GW2 character done by Iske
Games I played in the past but quit includes Rift, Archeage, Blade and Soul, and Revelation Online. Each game had various flaws that made it not enjoyable for me.
While my interest is still primarily in MMOs, the future seems to be filled with Asian P2W games and kickstarter games that never get finished. Therefore, I am looking to expand to these MMO lite co-op games such as Destiny 2 and Anthem in the future.
If you have any suggestion on games I should look into, feel free to contact me.
Contact Info/Social Media
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Thank you to everyone who donated or used the links, you have being a big help!