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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

Along with an active community, what would you like our focus to be in the future?

For example, guilds, roleplaying, games, jackalopes...
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:52 AM

What would I like? I'd like my friends back. I'd like my home back...

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...man, I don't even know anymore.

Guilds: SeeD was, well, the seed of the awesome community that sprang up here. It was the only reason I kept playing RS (if you can even call it playing, more like chatting) for as long as I did, and I know a lot of others felt the same. I missed DoA's peak and I didn't really play anything else we set up in, so I can't speak to those guilds. But my point is, we grew because of our guilds, and largely because of SeeD and its Golden Age. So if we're going to rebuild, as I've said before, a guild is the logical place to start. Anything else would be a complete change of focus; yes, there was a CurvedSpace before SeeD, and there were many more parts to CurvedSpace than only SeeD, but truthfully, where did the traffic come from? Where did the members come from? Start a guild (or build up DoA2 --- how's that going? I still can't run GW2 Posted Image), build relationships, foster a young community --- and when that community needs a place to hang out away from the game, you've got forums ready-made for them to use. (Or, since the younguns don't like forums, you could always set up a Facebook group, a Google+ circle, a Skype channel, a subreddit, a Diaspora* hub... what I'm saying is CurvedSpace, in any medium and with any focus, is nothing without an active community fueling it. Unless you want to remake CurvedSpace into a blog.

Roleplaying: I'd like to see more of this. With the right people leading the charge, it could even become the focus, especially if it's combined with a guild (an active RP guild on an RP-focused server?), but the guild part isn't necessary. DarkStorm is an obvious opportunity here, it looked like a lot of fun that I myself just didn't have time for. I did join in some of Zolon's many attempts at starting RP groups, whether in RS or (forum-based) in a new setting, those were fun before the inevitable fizzle.

Games: What kind? "Games" and "Gamers" (using both terms loosely) are everywhere now. Myself, I'm not that interested. I have an aging PC that I can't afford to upgrade, and enough time to kinda-sorta-a-couple-hours-a-week focus on one game.

Whichever path this place takes, it's going to need a new community, and that is something that cannot be forced. It will have to start small, and grow, as we did long ago. With luck there will be another Golden Age, with a growing, active, fun, tight-knit, and, yes, insane community... filled with new people. There are so few of us old-timers left, and I doubt we'll ever bring more than a handful of the others back --- and keeping in the spirit of "do whatever you want," the new blood will lead us. I hope it succeeds. But the new CurvedSpace, great as its potential could be, would never be the same as the old CurvedSpace. Tyler is right: It's over, and that's something you and I and all of us need to grow up and accept. And that saddens me very deeply.

tl;dr: Jackalopes, obviously
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:36 AM

Your face is a fizzle, Tails.

Sup. Honestly I rarely find it in my interests to return to and speak on these forums. I'm still WoWing and planning to play TES:O, but I have obligations on both. I would need something.. somevresson or purpose to draw me back to paying attention here. I'm afraid I don't know what that is off hand.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:41 AM

We need more obviously.

More what? I'll get back to you with that.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:56 AM

View PostX Zolon, on 17 August 2013 - 12:36 AM, said:

Your face is a fizzle, Tails.

something something moms

Quiet you.
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:22 AM

So partially in response to what you said in my other topic:

View PostCspace, on 16 August 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

It doesn't have to be the end. :thumb:/>/>

Our community is hibernating, but not necessarily dead. We could still rebuild it, and with help it wouldn't be too difficult.


I admit it may certainly not be the end of the website or these forums. But I agree with what Phieta said, in regards to what I said -- the community we once had is gone. New people may join but it won't ever really be the same as it was. Personally, the only thing that's kept me checking back in periodically over the last several years is missing all the people I once knew from here. Not because I wanted to meet new people. If new people were to start showing up, they may be great and such, but... that's not what I kept checking back in for. xD I play hardly any games at all any more. As for roleplaying, I continue to enjoy writing and doing it in a cooperative forum format can be fun, but Darkstorm's never really been about writing exactly, and roleplaying inside of video games wouldn't interest me at all.

I guess I don't really know what I would want this site to become either. I don't know if others who have left also did so because they just have little interest in the sorts of things this forum was based on, or if most people really have just not as much time as they once had, or if they've just grown out of touch, but for myself I just don't really participate in any of the things this site participates in any more really. xD

Except jackalopes. I participate in jackalopes.

And uh, if you wanted to put of LotGD again, I might definitely play that a bit. xD But I don't think you can put a community around lol. xD







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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:31 AM

Also just wanna say I'm still down for SeeDcon.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

I don't have the money or the time for that, between school, girlfriend moving out with me, and other obligations. :(
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