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  lifesbrink

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Joined: 1/22/09
Posts: 554

There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those who don't like dragons and those who enjoy living.

 
OP  6/24/12 3:56:30 PM#1

I have been involved with this site for about 8 years now, though I have only been posting on it since 2009.  In this time, I have seen a lot of growth, and now it seems like the forums are different.  There are not as many posts, for one.  The same arguments are being made in the general forum over and over again, and even those seem to be getting lackluster.  Prominent members of this site like Teala don't even involve themselves as much anymore.  

So what is happening?  Are people losing interest in this site, or MMO's as a whole?

My blog is a continuing story of what MMO's should be like.

  Grunty

Elite Member

Joined: 4/06/04
Posts: 6867

6/24/12 4:11:33 PM#2

Not that I can see. The average number of people on this site has been around 2,000 for several years. That is at any time of day, 24 hours a day. The redundant arguments have always been here.

Old members are always moving on  to somewhere else. New 'unknown' members are always showing up and thinking their point of view has never been stated before. Other new member argue with them. Some old members stoke the flames. Other old members ignore the redundant arguments.

Life goes on. This website goes on. Eventually both will end. For some sooner than later.

  lifesbrink

Novice Member

Joined: 1/22/09
Posts: 554

There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those who don't like dragons and those who enjoy living.

 
OP  6/27/12 3:01:19 AM#3

The site and its viewcount might be fine, but I feel like the forums themselves are changing.  There are just less people interacting in these forums.

My blog is a continuing story of what MMO's should be like.

  Scubie67

Novice Member

Joined: 2/11/09
Posts: 1010

6/27/12 9:11:40 AM#4

Too much Moderation

  Medsi

Novice Member

Joined: 6/28/12
Posts: 23

6/28/12 10:06:46 AM#5
All forums have dips and lulls as well. It happens. Eventually core members run out of things to talk about and wander off to refuel and recharge. New core people step up to take their place. *shrug* It seems pretty active to me still, and I've been lurking for years ;)
  User Deleted
6/28/12 6:44:51 PM#6

Interesting topic...

It's my belief this website has outgrown itself. Proof is in the forums. Long-standing members such as myself may feel disenfranchised due to the lack of interesting topics, and the fact those we enjoyed discussing with have left.

There are too many hands in one basket trying to grab at each other. MMORPG.com recognizes this, so they now allow you follow a particular members posts...but it's too little, too late. The fact they had to add this means they're too big for their own benefit.

New members are the life/blood of this website, which also means it will be their fall.

  Barbarbar

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/12/10
Posts: 259

6/28/12 8:03:56 PM#7
Originally posted by lifesbrink

I have been involved with this site for about 8 years now, though I have only been posting on it since 2009.  In this time, I have seen a lot of growth, and now it seems like the forums are different.  There are not as many posts, for one.  The same arguments are being made in the general forum over and over again, and even those seem to be getting lackluster.  Prominent members of this site like Teala don't even involve themselves as much anymore.  

So what is happening?  Are people losing interest in this site, or MMO's as a whole?

Same thing that happened to the previous generations. Hippies thought they were all that and should sit on the throne of self-satisfaction. But the next generation became punkers. They may have thought they said the final words, but the next generation became Yuppies.

In other words, MMO escapism might have been a trait of your generation, and it will die out. The next generation willl find something of their own.

  Dewm

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/29/09
Posts: 1344

Players come for the game, but they stay for the people- Most Devs have forgotten this.

6/28/12 8:17:07 PM#8
Originally posted by Scubie67

Too much Moderation

 

yeah, I know I post here less and less. 

 

I come to a forum to chat about stuff. and they are pretty much making it impossible.

 

  lifesbrink

Novice Member

Joined: 1/22/09
Posts: 554

There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those who don't like dragons and those who enjoy living.

 
OP  6/29/12 12:26:41 AM#9

Well this is depressing.

My blog is a continuing story of what MMO's should be like.

  Dekron

Old School

Joined: 10/01/03
Posts: 9540

6/29/12 9:14:41 AM#10
Originally posted by killerTwinkie

Interesting topic...

It's my belief this website has outgrown itself. Proof is in the forums. Long-standing members such as myself may feel disenfranchised due to the lack of interesting topics, and the fact those we enjoyed discussing with have left.

There are too many hands in one basket trying to grab at each other. MMORPG.com recognizes this, so they now allow you follow a particular members posts...but it's too little, too late. The fact they had to add this means they're too big for their own benefit.

New members are the life/blood of this website, which also means it will be their fall.

That happened along time ago.

  eykosurf

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/25/12
Posts: 14

6/29/12 9:20:45 AM#11

The genre itself is increasingly uninteresting.  When studios keep pushing out clones of fantasy themeparks year after year, at some point there's really not that much discuss.

This site still does a decent job with news events and the forums are generally interesting.