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Shadie777:
Well, since everyone is starting to get off-topic

*Cough*Daystar*Cough*

Anyone got any ideas on how to get the old warcry users (who don't hate us) back?

Honestly, we should just try to bring new people here... probably be easier...<.<

EscapeGoat:
I hate to be a pessimist, but I wonder if such a feat is even possible. How about spreading the word about the site around the net, trying to get people interested in a site which offers discussions centered around multiple MMOs - like any regular specific MMO forum, but all bunched neatly together in one place, where you can wander between forums and discover new players and new games?

I mean, obviously we'll need to get the vacuum cleaner out, see if the cupboards can't be cleared out, and my oh my, these shelves are dusty... *tsk tsk*

I would but I am only a member of the escapist....Although a 9GAG post might work....

*opens up photoshop*

Evil Smurf:

EscapeGoat:
I hate to be a pessimist, but I wonder if such a feat is even possible. How about spreading the word about the site around the net, trying to get people interested in a site which offers discussions centered around multiple MMOs - like any regular specific MMO forum, but all bunched neatly together in one place, where you can wander between forums and discover new players and new games?

I mean, obviously we'll need to get the vacuum cleaner out, see if the cupboards can't be cleared out, and my oh my, these shelves are dusty... *tsk tsk*

I would but I am only a member of the escapist....Although a 9GAG post might work....

*opens up photoshop*

Ehh, for what it's worth I tweeted it (which auto-posts it on my Facebook as well), so there's always social media.

Dunno, maybe I'll place an ad in The Times. That is sure to work! >.> <.<

Sacman:

Shadie777:
Well, since everyone is starting to get off-topic

*Cough*Daystar*Cough*

Anyone got any ideas on how to get the old warcry users (who don't hate us) back?

Honestly, we should just try to bring new people here... probably be easier...<.<

We could always track them all down like stalkers and bring them back....

Or we could tell the odd passerby of the old community and tell them our plans!

Personally,I think the first one is the best plan >_>

EscapeGoat:
I hate to be a pessimist, but I wonder if such a feat is even possible. How about spreading the word about the site around the net, trying to get people interested in a site which offers discussions centered around multiple MMOs - like any regular specific MMO forum, but all bunched neatly together in one place, where you can wander between forums and discover new players and new games?

I mean, obviously we'll need to get the vacuum cleaner out, see if the cupboards can't be cleared out, and my oh my, these shelves are dusty... *tsk tsk*

We can at least try.

Anyway, I like your plan but considering the fact that this website is kinda linked to the escapist and is honestly quite outdated compared to to the escapist, I don't know if that will work. Perhaps we can find a way to make it have content that is unique to make people want to come back?

Also: If we do update it, maybe its layout should stay the same. For sentimental reasons.

Daystar Clarion:

Andy Shandy:

Shadie777:
Well, since everyone is starting to get off-topic

Cough*Daystar*Cough

Anyone got any ideas on how to get the old warcry users (who don't hate us) back?

Even outside of The Escapist his powers of forum derailment still exist, I see.

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You thought my powers were only limited to the escapist?

Foolish mortal :D

I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

All this place needs is a lick of paint, a couch and some chairs a cushion there, maybe some music and it will be as good as new.

Total LOLige:
All this place needs is a lick of paint, a couch and some chairs a cushion there, maybe some music and it will be as good as new.

Good as new!

Place just needs some love is all :D

Shadie777:

Sacman:

Shadie777:
Well, since everyone is starting to get off-topic

*Cough*Daystar*Cough*

Anyone got any ideas on how to get the old warcry users (who don't hate us) back?

Honestly, we should just try to bring new people here... probably be easier...<.<

We could always track them all down like stalkers and bring them back....

Or we could tell the odd passerby of the old community and tell them our plans!

Personally,I think the first one is the best plan >_>

Well I still say ceremonial orgy and blood sacrifice to the sun god...<.<

though I think if more people on the escapist knew about this place they'd be drawn here... so that might help... considering the profiles are linked...

but to really sustain the place there'd actually need to be new content...

Andy Shandy:
I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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Daystar Clarion:

Total LOLige:
All this place needs is a lick of paint, a couch and some chairs a cushion there, maybe some music and it will be as good as new.

Good as new!

Place just needs some love is all :D

It's almost ready for the grand re-opening. Someone needs to nip to the shop and get balloons, streamers and banners. I wonder what the chances of getting David Duchovny to cut the ribbon are.

I don't really know what to put here so I'l just say...

OH GOD THE LAYOUT OF THIS WEBSITE IS TERRIBLE AHHHHHHHHHHH *Explodes*

Hazy992:

Andy Shandy:
I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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You must spread your teachings to others!

Hazy992:

Andy Shandy:
I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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Bitch, that never happened :D

Next you'll be saying that I'm not incredibly sexy.

Shadie777:

We can at least try.

Anyway, I like your plan but considering the fact that this website is kinda linked to the escapist and is honestly quite outdated compared to to the escapist, I don't know if that will work. Perhaps we can find a way to make it have content that is unique to make people want to come back?

Mmm, you do raise a good point. A quick look through the frontpage kind of gives a glimpse as to the content that was hosted here - interviews with development teams of new or rising MMOs, a regular article with a focus on Role Playing (WarCrying Out Loud, great name) and an article concerning a link between gaming and books - in its last case a look at the Dragon Age comic.

Each of these features themselves are better suited to a site like WarCry than The Escapist - the latter is a general gaming news site, whereas here there was a significant specialisation on Role Playing and MMOs. So, if unique content is created, presumably it should follow that ideal. Keeping WarCry as an MMO-centric hub with features, discussion and forums focusing on this gives it a unique selling point that keeps it separate from The Escapist while the shared design and Profiles allow it a level of discrete integration so that users can discover one site from the other, or hop back and forth as they see fit, creating two separate communities, with two separate interest focuses, but with a vested connection between the two.

I would guess then, the steps that would need to be considered are thus (in no particular order):

I. Advertising - getting the site out there once again as a hub for MMO lovers to congregate. This should embrace the entirety of digital media - social media, adverts, word in The Escapist, the works.

II. Content/Features - new columnists, video makers, etc. with a interest in MMOs should consider WarCry as a perfect place in which they can be allowed to create and share ideas which focus on this interest.

III. Moderation and Cleanup - these Forums need a Moderation Team. Spambots need to be removed, Sub-forums need cleaning up, new and updated Rules should be enforced and clearly visible (perhaps a redirect page for any new users transferring over from The Escapist), new relations with the sister site need to be fostered and an air of goodwill between both sites need to be the basis on which the site is rebuilt.

I'm sure there's more. If there is, maybe a to-do thread should be considered? I dunno. It'd be interesting seeing this place up again though.

See you guys in the morning. I hope this thread is still alive by then. If not, rest assured I might well start bumping the shit out of it and quoting the lot of you so you will know my displeasure >___<

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:

Andy Shandy:
I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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Bitch, that never happened :D

Next you'll be saying that I'm not incredibly sexy.

You know damn well it happened! It was in one Karutomaru's threads

Hazy992:

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:
I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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Bitch, that never happened :D

Next you'll be saying that I'm not incredibly sexy.

You know damn well it happened! It was in one Karutomaru's threads

I don't remember trying to re-rail it though.

Pics or it didn't happen!

Andy Shandy:

Hazy992:

Andy Shandy:
I prophecise (yeah I can do that now) that one day, there will be a thread so off-topic that you shall be unable to derail it, due to the lack of topic to derail, and you shall lose those powers of thread derailment forever! Unless of course there is a MacGuffin in each forum of discussion for you to find to get said powers back.ANYWAY, I fear, due to my mortal form that I shall never see this day arise.

I have now realised I would make a terrible pyschic, medium, prophecy person

I once derailed a thread so hard even Daystar wasn't able to derail it. He tried to bring the thread back on topic at an attempt at derailing the derail, but it proved futile

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You must spread your teachings to others!

Don't listen to Daystar, it did happen. He's just playa hatin'

Yeah I might write a book and spread my knowledge to other forums :D

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:

Daystar Clarion:

Bitch, that never happened :D

Next you'll be saying that I'm not incredibly sexy.

You know damn well it happened! It was in one Karutomaru's threads

I don't remember trying to re-rail it though.

Pics or it didn't happen!

It's a Karutomaru thread, it's probably been deleted :D I'll see what I can do

For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

Sacman:

Daystar Clarion:

Evil Smurf:

Low content posts are my weakness D:

Also any Mod news up in here?

If you think it's low content, don't post at all :D

Sacman:

I say massive cybering orgies...

I mean this place is basically unmoderated...<.<

Just because we can act like savages, doesn't mean we should.

We must remain gentlemen, always.

Well there is a certain amount of cooperation and organization that goes into an orgy... not to mention self organization... I don;t know if you've ever been in one before...<.<

And you know this how...? o__O

EscapeGoat:

Shadie777:

We can at least try.

Anyway, I like your plan but considering the fact that this website is kinda linked to the escapist and is honestly quite outdated compared to to the escapist, I don't know if that will work. Perhaps we can find a way to make it have content that is unique to make people want to come back?

These are all great ideas. Unfortunately, like the Mod issue, none of us have the powers (through the Escapist, I presume) to create new content or clean up the spambot problem.

Trying to resolve the mod issue, but I don't know anything about MMOs. Like, at all. :\

I would like to put a 'To-Do' list either in a new thread, or just edit into the OP since when and if people wander in, they'll see this is most recent and such. :D

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

shrekfan246:

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

I'm calling it; Warcry is officially dead now

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Hazy992:

shrekfan246:

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

I'm calling it; Warcry is officially dead now

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9GAG is not that bad

Hazy992:

shrekfan246:

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

I'm calling it; Warcry is officially dead now

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How do you kill something that's already dead?

With 9GAG, that's how DX

Mortai Gravesend:

Sacman:

Daystar Clarion:

If you think it's low content, don't post at all :D

Just because we can act like savages, doesn't mean we should.

We must remain gentlemen, always.

Well there is a certain amount of cooperation and organization that goes into an orgy... not to mention self organization... I don;t know if you've ever been in one before...<.<

And you know this how...? o__O

Well there's really only one way to find out... now isn't there?

Sacman:

Mortai Gravesend:

Sacman:

Well there is a certain amount of cooperation and organization that goes into an orgy... not to mention self organization... I don;t know if you've ever been in one before...<.<

And you know this how...? o__O

Well there's really only one way to find out... now isn't there?

I... suppose there is... .__.

Evil Smurf:
9GAG is not that bad

Daystar Clarion:
How do you kill something that's already dead?

With 9GAG, that's how DX

9GAG is a wretched hive of scum and villainy

Hazy992:

shrekfan246:

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

I'm calling it; Warcry is officially dead now

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Might as well have just posted it straight to /b/...

On another note:

Listening to this while maneuvering this forum feels... oddly fitting.

Do we have mods active here?

Evil Smurf:

Hazy992:

shrekfan246:

9GAG? Oh god, what have you done...

I'm calling it; Warcry is officially dead now

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9GAG is not that bad

9GAG might as well be called 'Plagiarism, the website'.

I don't think anything good ever came from it.

Herzog Wyrmsyn:
Do we have mods active here?

No...

Though I was wondering if we could get someone modded to do it...<.<

Mortai Gravesend:

Sacman:

Mortai Gravesend:

And you know this how...? o__O

Well there's really only one way to find out... now isn't there?

I... suppose there is... .__.

Hehehe... xP

Why was this site so hostile towards the escapist? Did it want to die? If you want your site to survive, you need to accept new people, not just tell them to fuck off :/
I'm surprised it's still going, really. Seems like it'd be taking up server resources. All these subforums and things kept around so that Portal Maniac can come and have half conversations with people that log in maybe once every two weeks.
It's a bit sad :(

Evil Smurf:
For what it is worth I made a post at 9GAG, think it will work?

Whether it works or not... do we want 9gag? D:
That wave of users might provide less discussion than the spambots. Escapist users who want to talk about MMO's more, and some people from other forums interested in MMO's would probably be good.

Also, moderators to keep Daystar in line. We can't have him derail every thread :D

Herzog Wyrmsyn:
Do we have mods active here?

As far as I can tell, no, this place isn't moderated.

But we shall act like it is, for without law, what's the point in chaos? :D

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