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Maybe it is just me...
« on: September 19, 2003, 12:54:35 am »

but it seems like this forum is about to die...

New threads has the same topic as old ones, people talk almost about nothing and mostly repeat themself. From time to time someone make a new thread about something no one talked about or newbies who weren't here think it is "new". I am here for only 2 months or some and to be honest, I'll admit this place has nothing more to offer!( except for the "new x.x version is out" or "new remix for xxxxx race")

This happens for one reason and one reason only! How much you can talk about the same thing over and over again? No new plot at all! It is a shame for me to admit it but this game starts to get boring after the 12 time I beat it.... :-/

Anyone else feels the same? I know it will piss off some guys here like the core team, and I will probably get a ban but still I remind you that I STILL think this project is awesome.
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Re: Maybe it is just me...
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2003, 01:06:06 am »

Yes, it IS just you.
I come to these forums and more often than not find something interesting to read.
Of course some weeks have nothing interesting in them, but some are very entertaining (like this one).
Maybe you should learn to be more patient.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2003, 02:13:04 am »

I am glad that I made you happy  Wink

I'll try. But you have to agree with me it doesn't have the "magic" like when it just started running.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2003, 02:40:20 am »

i find that this forum supplies a lot of interesting stuff bout starcon, and has good conversations/arguments about how the uqm should be made
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Re: Maybe it is just me...
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2003, 04:56:46 pm »

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but it seems like this forum is about to die...

Just because we aren't the KeenSpot forums doesn't mean we're in our death throes.  Smiley  I'm actually seriously surprised that the boards are as active as they are.

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I am here for only 2 months or some and to be honest, I'll admit this place has nothing more to offer!( except for the "new x.x version is out" or "new remix for xxxxx race")

Don't forget the Star Control facts, and the people making plans for extensions.  (Granted, if these aren't interesting to you, that's not much of a draw.)

Remember, we aren't PNF; you don't get to these forums unless you're dealing with UQM specifically.  Thus, the primary people that are posting here are mostly going to be (a) developers and content creators, (b) the people for whom the development or the content creation is the draw (get the latest remixes, see the addons, etc.) and (c) the people who just (re-)discovered the game and are playing through it excitedly.

Of these, (c) will be the vast majority, and yeah, it's going to get repetitive.

But anyway.  If you aren't having fun, don't bother checking in.  Or check in weekly/monthly and pick out the interesting looking subject lines.  And if your goal in checking the forum is just to make sure you don't miss 0.4, then subscribe to sc2-announce.

(And if the Technical Issues board ever dies, then our work is done, isn't it.  Smiley)
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2003, 05:21:47 pm »

Remember: This game is nearly 11 years old!
I think this board is making great for such an old game.

The PoNaF nearly never had an active board like this, although Chad worked hard for it! (Thanks Chad!)

And if it is repetitive, so what? When i'm going out with friends, the talk is quite repetitive as well, still i do not stop meeting them....

And cinema is very repetitive, as well as new computergames. But still i go to cinema every now and then, the latter i've stopped except for some games (civ, MoO, Alpha Centauri, Risk-style games).

So if you stopped liking it hop on the net to find something new to you. There should be plenty (try random clicks on yahoo directories, the results are sometimes surprisingly positive).
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2003, 09:46:21 pm »

Well, much as I'm pleased to see that we all rush to the defense of our dear board, Deep_Jiffa does have a point. There are a limited number of discussions one can have concerning the game really. What he is missing is that these discuissions can be angled in different ways, making sure there are always a lot of new theories to explore. This usually becomes evident when some fresh new poster arrives with yet another point of view. However, it is still the same discussion.

But, that's the way life goes. some people find it interesting, others don't. Each to their own
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Re: Maybe it is just me...
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2003, 05:24:29 am »

There is no death for a Star-Control inspired forum.  The presence of the Pkunk will always revive it.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2003, 05:00:06 pm »

The only topic I can think that will survive forever is the orz topic! Unless FF and PR3 will come and tell the "real" theory. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2003, 08:02:21 pm »

i seriously doubt that they have an answer for the orz thing
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2003, 06:49:14 am »

Yeah, for an 11 year old game this board is really active. And personally, I don't have the time to jump on the boards where any thread left alone for 24 hours is considered "dead". I really like these boards pace.

Maybe it's not fast enough for some, but I like it.

As for no new topic, well what's to say. Give it time my man.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2003, 01:06:06 am »

this is pretty fast for a forum. if u ask a question, ul get an answer withing 24 hours.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2003, 05:51:10 am »

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Yeah, for an 11 year old game this board is really active.

(somewhat on-topic...)

I have noticed that, too.  It makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, the re-release was somewhat done as a way to "test the waters" and see if there was still enough interest in the franchise to warrant putting the time/effort into another sequel; e.g., print out 10,000 message board posts, drop them on a publishers' desk and say "I think there's some money to be made here."

But I'm sure that's only so much fan-boy wishful thinking on my part.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2003, 07:42:14 pm »

Well, 10,000 posts isn't so significant as the membership count, which is currently 747. Also a count of the guests we get would contribute.

After all, if this board has 10,000 posts, then Lukipela and I each contribute a bit under 10% of the total. Kohr-Ah Primat is just behind, even with her extended hiatus.
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Re: Maybe it is just me...
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2003, 08:30:48 pm »

Yay! I own 10 percent of this board!! Fear my l33t skillz! You shall all bow down to me, or I'll close MY part of the board to you!

[/king of the hill rant]

Seriously speaking though, I think the dormant memebrs are a godd indication of the popularity of this game. Even though they seldom speak, I assume at least a part of them follow the conversations here from time to time, indicating their undying interest in the SC universe. Is there any way for the moderators to pull up statistics on how many of our members that regularly log on btw?
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