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There is a general disinterest in videogames on this site. This sites loves discussion about companies behind these videogames/consoles, political threads which are just dominating..... very embarrassing, and ....... list threads. That is all this site is willing to participate in.

Recently:
Astral Chain was released - No discussion thread
Judgment was released - No discussion thread
Gears 5 was released - No discussion thread

Why? I remember a time where official threads/leagues were made for top releases. Now no one wants anything to do with videogames focused threads unless its listing something and the users who make these list threads cant even be original enough not to ask us what is our FUCKIN FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY GAME IS, WHAT GAME DID YOU LIKE BUT NO ELSE DID? (or vice versa) like these and all of its variations have not been ask a million times before.

Then there is the idea that were called VG "Chartz", but the Chartz part is like 90% dead. There is still hardware but were a month behind so who cares. Has anybody considered a rebranding of this site? Redefine what this site is about? We don't need to drop the sales part, but pretending as if it is still a major focus is just not excepting the truth.

On top of that there is the fact that this site feels old. The last 10 years has seen a major shift into what is good web design; Simple but stylish, uncluttered and easy to use... this site is not. Reset Era is a site that I think does all that well.

We need to find out what we want this site stand for and then start working from there.



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Xxain said:
There is a general disinterest in videogames on this site. This sites loves discussion about companies behind these videogames/consoles, political threads which are just dominating..... very embarrassing, and ....... list threads. That is all this site is willing to participate in.

Recently:
Astral Chain was released - No discussion thread
Judgment was released - No discussion thread
Gears 5 was released - No discussion thread

Why? I remember a time where official threads/leagues were made for top releases. Now no one wants anything to do with videogames focused threads unless its listing something and the users who make these list threads cant even be original enough not to ask us what is our FUCKIN FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY GAME IS, WHAT GAME DID YOU LIKE BUT NO ELSE DID? (or vice versa) like these and all of its variations have not been ask a million times before.

Then there is the idea that were called VG "Chartz", but the Chartz part is like 90% dead. There is still hardware but were a month behind so who cares. Has anybody considered a rebranding of this site? Redefine what this site is about? We don't need to drop the sales part, but pretending as if it is still a major focus is just not excepting the truth.

On top of that there is the fact that this site feels old. The last 10 years has seen a major shift into what is good web design; Simple but stylish, uncluttered and easy to use... this site is not. Reset Era is a site that I think does all that well.

We need to find out what we want this site stand for and then start working from there.

I, for one, agree. 

This needs to be an ASTRAL CHAIN BRANDED SITE! 



Xxain said:
There is a general disinterest in videogames on this site. This sites loves discussion about companies behind these videogames/consoles, political threads which are just dominating..... very embarrassing, and ....... list threads. That is all this site is willing to participate in.

Recently:
Astral Chain was released - No discussion thread
Judgment was released - No discussion thread
Gears 5 was released - No discussion thread

Why? I remember a time where official threads/leagues were made for top releases. Now no one wants anything to do with videogames focused threads unless its listing something and the users who make these list threads cant even be original enough not to ask us what is our FUCKIN FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY GAME IS, WHAT GAME DID YOU LIKE BUT NO ELSE DID? (or vice versa) like these and all of its variations have not been ask a million times before.

Then there is the idea that were called VG "Chartz", but the Chartz part is like 90% dead. There is still hardware but were a month behind so who cares. Has anybody considered a rebranding of this site? Redefine what this site is about? We don't need to drop the sales part, but pretending as if it is still a major focus is just not excepting the truth.

On top of that there is the fact that this site feels old. The last 10 years has seen a major shift into what is good web design; Simple but stylish, uncluttered and easy to use... this site is not. Reset Era is a site that I think does all that well.

We need to find out what we want this site stand for and then start working from there.

*Yoink* Let's try this out and see what happens...



Xxain said:
There is a general disinterest in videogames on this site. This sites loves discussion about companies behind these videogames/consoles, political threads which are just dominating..... very embarrassing, and ....... list threads. That is all this site is willing to participate in.

Recently:
Astral Chain was released - No discussion thread
Judgment was released - No discussion thread
Gears 5 was released - No discussion thread

Why? I remember a time where official threads/leagues were made for top releases. Now no one wants anything to do with videogames focused threads unless its listing something and the users who make these list threads cant even be original enough not to ask us what is our FUCKIN FAVORITE FINAL FANTASY GAME IS, WHAT GAME DID YOU LIKE BUT NO ELSE DID? (or vice versa) like these and all of its variations have not been ask a million times before.

Then there is the idea that were called VG "Chartz", but the Chartz part is like 90% dead. There is still hardware but were a month behind so who cares. Has anybody considered a rebranding of this site? Redefine what this site is about? We don't need to drop the sales part, but pretending as if it is still a major focus is just not excepting the truth.

On top of that there is the fact that this site feels old. The last 10 years has seen a major shift into what is good web design; Simple but stylish, uncluttered and easy to use... this site is not. Reset Era is a site that I think does all that well.

We need to find out what we want this site stand for and then start working from there.

I couldn't agree more with this, though I don't mind list threads



This site is too broad, yet not niche enough to be effective

You can't really discuss much about new or existing games that you really enjoy when there isn't really any conversation. If I wanted to talk about Splatoon 2, I would basically have 3 options: make a new thread, use the nation thread, or use the official splatoon thread. A lot of options, but none really garners much discussion.
- A new thread to talk about a specific topic will be good, but once that topic has been discussed, that's basically the end of the conversation and thread
- Nation thread is good for talking about small stuff, but if you comment at a wrong time, your message could be buried by another ongoing topic
- The Official thread is dead

Alternatively, I could go to elsewhere and actually talk to people that are actually interested, and can set up matches and what not. Unfortunately, that is the reason why I don't even lurk much on this site anymore.



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CGI-Quality said:

Well, why complain about a forum that you say you're mostly staying away from? That's with all due respect and a genuine question. This is on top of the fact that plenty of other forums moderate users for calling people trolls.

For perspective, threads like these were shut down by previous mod teams because it would turn into this and we already have The Moderator Thread. So, if it continues to head in this direction, I probably won't leave it open. That is not to say that I oppose a lot of the reasonable issues brought up in here. It is mostly agreed upon unanimously that the site could use some major revisions, but we aren't going to use this thread to complain about moderations. 

That he doesnt spend most his time hear doesnt invalidate his point... What logic is that?

You’re fine to have that view, we just aren’t going to use this thread to gripe about moderations. 

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I'm just going to say that personally I kinda lost interest when they got rid of the software chart. This is a place we come to talk mainly about numbers and the hardware chart is literally always the same at this time of year so I'm assuming no one is interested in checking and by that response keep some other discussions while being there.



xMetroid said:
I'm just going to say that personally I kinda lost interest when they got rid of the software chart. This is a place we come to talk mainly about numbers and the hardware chart is literally always the same at this time of year so I'm assuming no one is interested in checking and by that response keep some other discussions while being there.

Hardware is about to get a LOT more interesting. At least on the Switch side with the revision boosting sales and the Switch Lite right around the corner. Even from what I am seeing Gears 5 is going to help Xbox One sales a decent amount during its launch week. 



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CGI-Quality said:
Baddman said:

banning people for calling an obvious troll a troll has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever come across on any forum

Well, why complain about a forum that you say you're mostly staying away from? That's with all due respect and a genuine question. This is on top of the fact that plenty of other forums moderate users for calling people trolls.

For perspective, threads like these were shut down by previous mod teams because it would turn into this and we already have The Moderator Thread. So, if it continues to head in this direction, I probably won't leave it open. That is not to say that I oppose a lot of the reasonable issues brought up in here. It is mostly agreed upon unanimously that the site could use some major revisions, but we aren't going to use this thread to complain about moderations. 

I complain because it's a legitimate criticism. Sounds like your implying because i dont spend most of my time here I should just shut up and never say anything..quite funny for a mod to say that but I digress I won't belabor this issue any more



COKTOE said:
Reeeelaaax. I know it can be frustrating to be modded. Most times it's happened to me, I've been fine with it. The one time I wasn't, I explained my post to CGI, and he and the team overturned it. I DO get why I was modded, and how the mod missed my sarcasm and satire in a sea of vulgarity. I was probably lucky to have it overturned. :) If you feel like your last one was undeserved, send a PM to a mod. Just be a good boy, build up your credibility, and eventually you'll be close to bulletproof. Like me!

Ok I must reveal something to you all. I am a psychopath or a sociopath, I'm not sure about the difference. Anyway I'm a crazed deranged maniac. You are all in danger with me around. I lust for blood.

And I am hereby threatening COKTOE with death. Yes ladies and gents, you heard me well. COKTOE you will give me your name and address and I am going to come over and murder you! You will also wait for me and be alone (no ganging up on me with friends or whatever) and you will let me choke you to death without resisting or trying to defend yourself. Also depending on where you live, you will send me a plane ticket to get to you cause I may be a bloodthirsty killer, it does not mean I am willing to spend money in traveling. Also it's not like you'll need the money anymore if I kill you, right?

Then to add more injury to an already lethal dose of injury, I am also going to murder COKTOE's neighbors, assuming he has neighbors cause some people live in isolated farms and the closest neighbors are miles away and I'm way too lazy to walk miles to satisfy my lust for blood. The point is I'm clearly threatening COKTOE's neighbors too.

My murderous intent towards COKTOE is all the more egregious considering COKTOE has only been nice to me in his message and I'm sure you are all in shock as you read these lines.

Now what can we do to save COKTOE as well as anyone else on this forum. I'm thinking... Hmm... Oh oh oh, I have an idea. How about you mods PERMA-BAN me. If I am perma-banned, I cannot demand that COKTOE give me his info which means I cannot know where he lives which means I cannot kill him. So COKTOE will live and be able to thrive in a safe world and most importantly he will not lose his faith in mankind.

So if you mods perma-ban me, not only you save COKTOE but you make this forum a safer place by keeping demented murderous maniacs like me off the forum and as a bonus you become heroes which everyone will glorify, minstrels will sing songs bearing your names and everybody will love you.

And if all those reasons are not good enough for you well I'm pretty sure that threatening a member of the forum automatically entails a perma-ban. So you have no choice but to perma-ban me. End of story.



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I'm sleepy, time for a nappy!