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    Default What happened to this forum?

    There seems to be so little activity going on here and in Free/P2P MMO/RPG Hub compared to a couple years ago. I don't know if less new MMORPGs are coming out nowadays, but I'm seeing so little mention and hype. Did something happen?

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    My 2cts:
    The forum tried to beat the "OMGrandom" pages at their own game and predictably failed.

    (More true: Classical web-forums have just naturally reached a point of technical obsolence.)
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    Reddit happened. Everyone migrated to r/MMORPG

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    Forums are pretty much dead now a days. All reddit.

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    Nothing has changed boyos

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    I'm not ready for reddit yet
    also i dont know how the new generation (age 10-16) thinks about mmorpg's these days, but for me (29) theres nothing coming out that interests me anymore, nor am i looking forward to any mmo in the works. the last mmo that interested me was tree of savior so its been a while.
    and i still think theres potential for the mmofps/rpg genre and action based mmorpgs, however its very hard to do. if a company is too small the game could be great since the team communicates a lot, it would be a project they put all their love into, but the lack of funds will hold them back.
    if a company is too big however they put all those funds in the wrong places and it turns into a mess that lacks any sort of quality content.
    i feel like back in the day game companies had way more freedom and didnt look at other games at all, the goal was to make something unique and fresh without constantly having to worry about deadlines. they didnt have much games to rip off features from so they had no choice.
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    /r/onrpg lol

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    I noticed that a lot of gamers actually transferred to reddit. I see a lot of discussions there about a variety of mmorpgs such as guild wars 2, aion, black desert, etc.

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    REDDIT facebook groups, youtube game channels almost killed traditional forums

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    What bothers me the most is that the BB Code shortcuts don't show when replying to threads. Why the hell am I typing out [[img]][[./img]] manually and shit... it's annoying
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    What is MMORPG?
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    Reddit happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annakieu541 View Post
    Reddit happened.
    You mean Discord?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Songz View Post
    What bothers me the most is that the BB Code shortcuts don't show when replying to threads. Why the hell am I typing out [[img]][[./img]] manually and shit... it's annoying
    that's your adblock causing this. (for some reason)

    what bothers me is that parts of the forum are still broken and nothing has been fixed in the past 6 or so months lol, so if the dying mmo genre didnt contribute to the forums being a wasteland, the lack of a fully functional forum is.
    examples: https://www.onrpg.com/boards/threads...-Thread/page42 dead links like this everywhere.
    video tags work but youtube tags are still broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhorsen View Post
    that's your adblock causing this. (for some reason)

    what bothers me is that parts of the forum are still broken and nothing has been fixed in the past 6 or so months lol, so if the dying mmo genre didnt contribute to the forums being a wasteland, the lack of a fully functional forum is.
    examples: https://www.onrpg.com/boards/threads...-Thread/page42 dead links like this everywhere.
    video tags work but youtube tags are still broken.
    - AdBlock decided to be aggressive with our sites and blocked many of their core scripts, which is why it has to be disabled for giveaways on site too. I can't even get work done on the back end without disabling it. It's something they really shouldn't do, given that it goes beyond blocking ads to block actual site functionality, but there's nothing more we can do about it.

    - Dead links are dead links. There was a loss of posts here or there in the database when we had that incident months ago, and we had no way to recover them. The thread referenced isn't broken, it's just that the link you referenced is going to a page that no longer exists because someone hacked the forums and nuked the database. We recovered most of it, but some threads managed to remain nuked.

    - Youtube tags being broken sucks, and it's because we're using an old version of vbulletin and YouTube has since updated its embed coding (several times). Updating the forum software is on the to-do list, but it's a slow process as the tech behind the sites is all connected and other changes are being made first to the backbone of everything.

    I definitely agree that it's frustrating nothing has been done in the past six months (not ignored, I promise you - just not going as fast as we'd like). However before that the forum code hadn't been touched for years, so there's more forward momentum now than there had been.
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    Everyone is blaming reddit but the truth is forums like these are pretty much outdated. Kids don't even know what a forum is. Also conversation about mmorpg have dried up. There hasn't been any "new" thing out that people has not played before. Pretty much all talks are about the same old gw2, bdo, wow, ffxiv, and one or two not very known/old games. Anything new that is coming out are taking forever given they are mostly pre-alpha. Except for Camelot unchained it's one of the few games that might come out within q1 or q2. Possibly even q3. It's in beta 1 playtest phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissyS View Post
    - AdBlock decided to be aggressive with our sites and blocked many of their core scripts, which is why it has to be disabled for giveaways on site too. I can't even get work done on the back end without disabling it. It's something they really shouldn't do, given that it goes beyond blocking ads to block actual site functionality, but there's nothing more we can do about it.

    - Dead links are dead links. There was a loss of posts here or there in the database when we had that incident months ago, and we had no way to recover them. The thread referenced isn't broken, it's just that the link you referenced is going to a page that no longer exists because someone hacked the forums and nuked the database. We recovered most of it, but some threads managed to remain nuked.

    - Youtube tags being broken sucks, and it's because we're using an old version of vbulletin and YouTube has since updated its embed coding (several times). Updating the forum software is on the to-do list, but it's a slow process as the tech behind the sites is all connected and other changes are being made first to the backbone of everything.

    I definitely agree that it's frustrating nothing has been done in the past six months (not ignored, I promise you - just not going as fast as we'd like). However before that the forum code hadn't been touched for years, so there's more forward momentum now than there had been.
    thanks for the detailed explanation Missys, im glad to see the forum is still being worked on.
    also strange how ad-block is so aggressive, didn't it start being that way around the same time the forums got nuked? i think ive disabled it ever since anyway because the ads on this site dont bother me as much as on other sites, but it can suck for people who are unaware that all the functions are missing. ill try the report function within adblock itself, if that helps anything.


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