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Torhead was created with the purpose of providing The Old Republic players with tools to make their gameplay more enjoyable.

We are firmly committed to the rules of gameplay and to the gaming community. As such, we have a firm stance against virtual item markets, real money trading (RMT) and powerleveling services. You will never see us support such efforts.

New and exciting features are continuously added in order to stay ahead as the leading The Old Republic information website. We are constantly striving to improve the site, and there are always lots of new features in the works! We'd love to know what you think, so if there's something you'd like to see implemented on the site be sure to contact us!

History

Torhead officially launched in November of 2011, with the help of many developers and content creators from Wowhead and ZAM.

The Team

Alayton (alayton) <Software Developer>

Alayton has been programming in various languages for over 15 years, and recently completed a degree in software engineering. More importantly than that, Alayton is a gamer, and can regularly be found playing League of Legends, or a myriad of other games.

  • Current number of games on Steam: 212
  • Favorite LoL champion: Nidalee's spears. Cat form is just a bonus.
  • Biggest WoW achievement: Realm First! Level 80 on Gul'dan

Amy (Calthine) <QA Lead>

Amy volunteered at an interesting assortment of gaming sites before joining the Allakhazam EQII team in 2007. Today she works on multiple projects across the network including Rifthead. Her resume includes chick bassist, waitress, operating room data coordinator, bar manager, and wholesale booze salesperson. Somewhere along the line she acquired a degree in writing. Amy was introduced to MMO's by the man she eventually married, who was smart enough to get her hooked on EverQuest before proposing. Calthine was her first EQ character.

When not immersed in MMO's she's raising kids and being a domestic diva in the frozen north. Or should that be the other way around?

  • Favorite Song: Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
  • Favorite Authors: Connie Willis, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert A. Heinlein
  • Weakness: A good cup of coffee. Or a bad one. Or anything in a cup with the word "coffee" on it.

Claire (PoetikDragon) <Software Developer>

Claire is a web development prodigy, who's been working on Torhead since the beginning and has previously worked on Wowhead. At Wowhead she acted as the driving force behind a number of projects, including the item comparison, weight scales, and hunter pet calculator, as well as being instrumental in the creation of the profiler!

Claire is a die hard roleplayer and has been playing various tabletop and live action games since she was 12. She has a head for problem solving and algorithms, and the first piece of code she ever wrote was a dice roller for Dungeons and Dragons on her graphing calculator. From there she branched out into true programming languages and better games, eventually combining her love of both when she discovered World of Warcraft. At the time of release she was studying for a computer science degree and it seemed natural to branch out into web development and lua addons to support her growing WoW addiction. Now she spends more time writing tools for the game than actually playing, but its what she enjoys most about it. She is still at heart a pen-and-paper gamer and participates in half a dozen local games when she finds the time -- even if it means she misses a raid. She met her husband at her first LARP and now plays WoW with him (though he is a total noob).

  • Obsession: Anything with dragons
  • Favorite game system: Fireborn (and close second, 7th Sea)
  • Pointless, masochistic goal: 1 of each race and class to max level

Cody (CodyBye) <Vice-President of Content>

Cody spent a long time in the MMO trenches before finally making his way to the ZAM network and the Torhead team. Most of Cody's responsibilities on the project have been to ensure that users receive the best user experience that the site staff can provide. Simply being the best SWTOR database on the internet isn't good enough, perfection is the ultimate goal.

Like many of his colleagues, Cody is a hardcore roleplayer, tabletop gaming fan, and general gaming geek. If there's a game that lets him take the role of a badass character, he's all for it. Cody's first RPG experience ironically was with the Star Wars Roleplaying Game from West End Games. With handfuls of D6s, he set about making the long summer vacations with his family enjoyable for himself and his two brothers. When Cody eventually found out about EverQuest, he was hooked. Now if he isn't in-game playing his Zabrack Trooper, you can find Cody at his local hobby shop.

  • Favorite beverage: Chilled Hefeweizen
  • Oddest gaming experience: Playing in the first beta phase of Asheron's Call.
  • Position played on a college football team: Right tackle

Cory (deimos) <Software Developer>

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Dan (fewyn) <Content Manager>

Dan began his career in the MMO industry as a content manager for Allakhazam's WoW site, he was quickly seduced into moving over to Wowhead and then he moved on to multiple projects throughout the ZAM Network, such as Guildhead, Tera Tome, and Torhead.


Dan began his gaming career with by grabbing the legendary Commander Keen off of a BBS. He later started becoming involved in online communities with the release of Final Fantasy VII. Later on he moved into MMOs playing some classics such as EverQuest and World of Warcraft, and then finally moving to TOR where he is currently playing a Smuggler. When he's not doing TOR-related things, he's listening to music, reading, or running a Kingdom of Loathing site called KoLMafia.

  • Number of times run over with a car: Only once, we swear
  • Favorite Kingdom of Loathing character class: Accordion Thief
  • Snack of choice: Mike and Ikes

Jerek (Jerek) <Designer / Software Developer>

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Michael (Argo) <Vice-President of Technology>

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Shelbi (lilith) <Designer>

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Paul (rale0) <Software Developer>

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