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Yeah, so, I was never a major poster or a big part of the community, but...

I found this site because I was (fifteen?) and looking for indie games. I stayed for the RP forum, and because there was usually a good crop of new, if rarely finished games to play. I didn't have much to do in my small Maine town except smoke pot and come here.
Then there was a forum purge that killed all the classic RP topics, and that was the beginning of the end for me.

Then I learned how to talk to girls, graduated from high school, got a job, started college, got a house and I can buy alcohol, but most of all...

I'm 21. Not fifteen. I don't have the time, and when I do, no one else is interested in RM2K any more.

EDIT: And a forum is pretty far from dead when there's upwards of thirty people online at one in the morning.
Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 04:48:14 am by BlackMage
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every one of these threads always has the same posts.
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Oh I was doing that but ryan and jmickle suck
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hello guys i just want you to know i am here because my night job has slaughtered my social life and because i sleep all day i have no one to talk to at these early hours so yep thats my tale melancholy
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Deep down, I kind of knew that this site would EVENTUALLY die, I mean...things don't last forever. I'm not sure why, it's a comibination of things that the past posters have talked about, my two cents is laziness and the fact that we are getting older, there are more important things in life that is eating up our time. It's not that we hate game making or not, it's just...it's too time consuming and stuff, I'll always be making games or interested in game making in general, but I would rather go to school, get a good job, and make games on the side and be...like alone. Besides, it's so hard to log on these forums and stuff. I would much rather work on the game.

If GW does die, then it should be fine. We do have sites like RMN (which just launched V3 if I'm not mistaken) and RRR is still quite a lively place, Tigsource is nice. I probably won't bother to hang with either one, but still...there are communties still alive.

My hats off to you GW, you've been around for so long, you deserve a nice funeral when it's all said and done.

By I'm taking bets now. I say this site dies on X-Mas Eve, so they can blame the death of GW on Santa.

PS: Thanks mods for not banning my account after my last post, I'm a bit surprised actually. Meh, just wanted to offer my two cents and say Hi Ma! ^^
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nobody cares about you dude I don't think you got that yet.

no one cares about monopoly no one hates you you aren't worth it and you only got banned because you kept coming and going and whining about how everyone hates you when no one really cares and thought it was funny at best.
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nobody cares about you dude I don't think you got that yet.

no one cares about monopoly no one hates you you aren't worth it and you only got banned because you kept coming and going and whining about how everyone hates you when no one really cares and thought it was funny at best.

Hey, that guy, look at it this way: At least people don't hate you! Right?  :fogetshrug:
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Yeah, I was planning on writing another article a few months ago, then my brother decided to start playing World of Warcraft and asked me to level up with him.  Needless to say, I fell off the WoW recovery wagon pretty hard thanks to my obsessive nature when it comes to achievements.  Five months later and all I have to show for it is an intense hatred of Battle Grounds and a lousy awesome Shaman who racked up over 1000 Achievement points before hitting level 50.
Something about sharing his password, can't remember. :fogetmmh:

If there's one thing I learned from grinding the Warsong BG, it's that most of the players are content to hang around the middle fighting and not make a big effort to grab the enemy flag or stay in the base guarding their own.  If you want your group to succeed, you have to be the one to get things done.  What I'm trying to say is that we should all take some time to produce something in order to energize the site, we've come too far to just quit without one final effort.

I am getting this strange vibe from you that you're a really big fan of WoW.

Deep down, I kind of knew that this site would EVENTUALLY die, I mean...things don't last forever.
Hold your horses. GW isn't dead/dying yet.

Decline in activity =/= A website being dead.
Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 09:54:47 am by UPRC
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Goodbye GW if that happens :|
No new members will come in

to be fair it doesn't really help gw when they come in and only post in the gamemaking forums


this isn't every single new member but it is a large percent of them
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It's funny how we're all talking about how GW is dying but there's a new post in this thread like every 10 minutes and new people are springing up from fucking nowhere posting here.
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Oh I was doing that but ryan and jmickle suck

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It's funny how we're all talking about how GW is dying but there's a new post in this thread like every 10 minutes and new people are springing up from fucking nowhere posting here.
I don't know where the "GW is dying" notions are coming from. Is it just because Drule is changing the forums and site around?

Regardless, even with the rate of decline we have at the moment, GW still has well over a year of life left, hopefully even more than two or three years. Yeah, GW is inactive looking compared to LARGE communities, but as a SMALL community, GW is actually quite active.
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the biggest small forum on the net...
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After all this talk of GW's decline I've seemed to come back here almost every day, as compared to a few months ago where I didn't visit at all let alone post.

I grow older, but GW it seems will always be with me........     IN SPIRIT  :shrug:

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I don't know where the "GW is dying" notions are coming from. Is it just because Drule is changing the forums and site around?

Regardless, even with the rate of decline we have at the moment, GW still has well over a year of life left, hopefully even more than two or three years. Yeah, GW is inactive looking compared to LARGE communities, but as a SMALL community, GW is actually quite active.
It's just that the main site didn't need to be changed. Now it's worse. And there's never going to be any activity, we all know it. The old main site was fine, even though it was far inferior to GW 5 and was also dead.
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Yeah, GW5 had resources and Coaster Craft Gold.
It was perfect.
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Even after all those months, I never did bother to try Coaster Craft Gold.
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I actually considered it several times, not gonna lie.  Never did try it, but I thought about it every time I saw it.
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