Originally Posted by Sparkling
OK So my reply is somewhere after page 11, I didn't read the prior messages, I just wanted to say what's been on my mind... (EDIT: now that it's posted I see it's on page 23... yeah very unlikely anyone at Sigil will actually read it. Oh well... so be it.) maybe no one at Sigil will ever actually read this. But I'm going to post this anyway. The announcement of closure of these forums has been bothering me. I think it is a huge mistake. This morning I realised why exactly, this will hurt the community more than it will help it.
God bless you all.
Just to let you know I have read every single post in this thread
, and I understand where you're coming from, and your feelings about it.
However, since the beginning it has always been the plan to close these forums down, for the reasons I've mentioned above, we have always felt very strongly about the community, and while it may seem we're tearing it apart you must realize that the community will change, and go their own ways regardless if we keep these forums or not.
The only thing these forums would achieve is to house all the different groups of people in one place, where many of them will cause friction between one another. These groups will form in game, they will form on class sites, or server forums.
We are giving the community back to the community, we are fully empowering our games community to go in the direction they wish, not in the direction we want it to, under our house rules.
While the affiliates have guidelines they are mostly performance, being, how much do they provide to the global community. The program is also to help players find "safe" sites that wont spread misinformation or dwell on rumors, to give streamlined access to the developers (Sigil) and allow for an easier flow of communication between us and the community.
I know it looks like we're kicking you out on the street, or that we don't want our community, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Community members have already established new sites, community members who helped to found this community, and we look forward to welcoming those members who usher in the post launch community and establish sites of their own.
The program will grow and change, but Sigil will always be there to talk about current issues, or what our favorite cartoons were when we were kids, or how badly the bears will lose this Weekend
Just as the pilgrims established their own homes and stayed in cities they too spread out to make america, and while New York, San Diego, and Chicago might all be different cities, they're still America and make up one country. It's our responsibility to interact and communicate with the community, but the community is what it makes of itself, and regardless if we have central forums, or forums on 30 different sites that fact remains the same. In game we're all one community, but with different homes that we can call our own, and feel proud to do so.