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Let's be Frank...or Francine.

Guys, I'm sure you've all noticed that RPG Palace is pretty much ground to a halt. It's another one of those times that feels tough for me at least because ever since my first online community all the way back in 2004, I have an underlying desire for a community that I've only been able to find on the internet. For the last six years it's been you guys. Some of you less, but the point is not the individual but the community as a whole, and we all contribute to that.

Maybe we all know what's got us away from the community. Real life beckons, after all, and with so many of us now in university (or beyond!) there's little time to stick around. We've probably all got real life friends as well. But do you have a community? Am I the only one that feels a longing for the Good Old Days (tm) ?

I guess what I'm asking is, what do we all want out of RPG Palace? What is RPG Palace? Is it time to give it up and move on? (I'd hate to think so given that I've paid for three years of hosting and Maxy *still* hasn't gotten the domain transferred to the new server). In some ways I still feel like I've inherited a legacy I don't fully understand, and in that capacity I wonder about our name, our history, and our traditions (if we have any left with all the oldbies gone).

On some level we even have a chance to define for ourselves what it means to be an online community. I can tell you it meant a lot to me when I was 12 years old. What's different now? Is it that I have less time? Or is it something else? What about you?

I want everyone who sees this to answer my questions, no matter how long you've been here or how much you feel like a part of the community. Where do you want RPG Palace to move in the future? Where is life in general moving in the future?

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well rpg-palace sure helped me out when I started out into rpg making, in 2009 (before what I'd call the apocalypse) yeah I was a noob, but this place helped me out getting started,

plus the community was great, (no I'm not saying I want this to end....)

College and real life beckons yes.... but the awesome thing is that when you add game developing to your future vision, the whole thing if pulled off properly mixes in just fine.

especially now that I'm attempting to form a team to make a collab

In terms of, "what's in it for me?" I didn't join the site just to get a glimpse of private tilesets (Being a noob I didn't knew of the existence of the Inq's tilesets or such) I mostly joined out of need of guidance, in a way I'm glad I did

and to be honest, I'd really like it if this place would somehow come back to life... as seen around the 2009 at least


The project still lives!

SPAMHUNTER SCORE: A+
KILLS: 22 DEATHS: 0 CRITICALS: 2 = TOTAL KILLS: 23

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Well I've spent far more time than I really should have checking the Wayback Machine for what topics were active at that time (July 2008 and December 2009), and I can say resolutely that the only thing we had then that we don't have now was more members. I guess we'd have more activity here if we all posted stuff more often, but to do that we need good topics and we need to not be afraid to say foolish or offensive things. I can't believe how offensive and self-serving I was. Actually, I can believe it...I remember saying those things and why! But I don't think I would say them again even if I still believed them. Could we all be feeling that way? Is that why there isn't much to talk about?

I read through the end of Wolfhunt VIII also...pretty epic along with my memory of participating. I'd love to do that again, but we don't have enough active people and it wouldn't be the same without TheInquisitor.

By the way, if anybody else wants to check the Wayback Machine for RPG Palace, it would seem it doesn't index individual topics so the links end up pointing to the current website. It's a great field test for the IPB-compatible links module I cobbled together based on the phpBB compatibility module, but be aware that avatars and signatures may be different and the replies won't end where the conversation was at the time. Wayback is only really useful for seeing which topics to look at, I guess.

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For me, RPG palace is a great source of inspiration, tutorials, and interesting characters.

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I merely see it as a community (albeit small) that I can come and talk to about games and such. I find RPG Maker interesting, but I do not actually dabble in the program in anyway. I am simply here to be a part of the site.

Don't tease the octopus kids!

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Preparing for college to go into game development and being in college have pretty much stripped a good deal of time and effort away from me...I dropped all of my current game projects, and am now trying to do something about my constant failure of trying to comprehend English composition. College style. I am wondering how the hell we go from writing in quantity to writing in quality in one year...it seems like I'm going to fail that class, but I can make a comeback if I try hard these remaining weeks. Life likes being a nard.

What we need is some peoples to come back. Sticking Out Tongue Can't be evil if there's no one to be evil to. Nobody's taking the hobbits to isengard anymore. I can certainly try to be active again. I'll activate my blabber hacks. Maybe it'll help a bit.

To be honest, I have no idea where rpg-palace could possibly move right now... I needs...a plan.  Gasp

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sometimes life's callin... and you just gotta answer the phone....

but that doesn't mean I'm leaving for good.


The project still lives!

SPAMHUNTER SCORE: A+
KILLS: 22 DEATHS: 0 CRITICALS: 2 = TOTAL KILLS: 23

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Me, I'm trying to breath life back into this place. Going to try and get some new members involved so it becomes a bigger community.

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BlackHOUND, you should get a medal for your attempts to bring life back into the forums today.

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I would be honored, but it's not necessary. Anything to help some good friends (though we've never actually met).

 :-) 

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I know this is an old thread, but I'm going to weigh in all the same.  This past year...good Lord, I don't even know where to begin.  The simple truth of it is that I just kinda stopped thinking about RPG-Palace.  I don't even know why.  Still, I thought about the site a week ago, and I genuinely felt bad that I hadn't posted in nigh on a year.  This is still the first forum I ever joined on the interwebs, and I consider all you to be my e-buddies.  I don't want it to come to an end one way or another.

There are four truths in life that all must come to terms with:
1. I will die and all that I am will cease to be.
2. I am born alone and will die alone. I can never truly know another.
3. The suffering in my life is my own creation. I create my reality through my choices.
4. ALL meaning is arbitrary and relative. Life is ultimately meaningless.

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Double-post, NOOOOOOOO!

There are four truths in life that all must come to terms with:
1. I will die and all that I am will cease to be.
2. I am born alone and will die alone. I can never truly know another.
3. The suffering in my life is my own creation. I create my reality through my choices.
4. ALL meaning is arbitrary and relative. Life is ultimately meaningless.

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Perhaps you should feel good that we couldn't manage without you?

About your sig, SuperDuck...you aren't born alone, since you came out of another human being (your mother). And multiple birth children definitely aren't born alone. I could make other suggestions about your "truths" but everything else would be more philosophical.

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Well, it's not a matter of being physically alone.  They're not my truths so much.  They're the four truths of existentialism.  That's the name I've heard given to them, at least.  I just thought they were good fodder for philosophical debate.

There are four truths in life that all must come to terms with:
1. I will die and all that I am will cease to be.
2. I am born alone and will die alone. I can never truly know another.
3. The suffering in my life is my own creation. I create my reality through my choices.
4. ALL meaning is arbitrary and relative. Life is ultimately meaningless.

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I've always thought existentialism was more about finding personal meaning, or bemoaning the impossibility of meaning, but not having much of anything to do with other people or relationships... Actually, having a number of "truths" sounds suspect for existentialism since one part of that chain of thought is wondering whether there is any such thing as an objective truth.

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I live under the golden quote "Just go for it" and see where it leads me, the truth changing every time I do something.

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