I know it was mean and cruel of me to rob you of the greatest shitposting operation in the world, but we're back and more vacant than ever!
Outside of a couple optional implementations, what you see is now what's in place. Frontpage is clean and looks beautiful now. New articles look awesome. Old articles are archived. Forums are the same thing, but no need to fix what isn't broken, and the features I want aren't worth switching to new software. Enjoy the new house, same as the old house.
But as far as what needs to be done, I'm aware that the RSS feed is broken and I will figure out how to fix that. Still undecided on social media, but it would make sense to link to the Steam group, if only to announce that one actually exists. I may even toy with an unofficial Facebook account, but I'm horrified of placing my site in a platform where I would actually know who you freaks are.
The major possible change (something Tesby consulted with me on) is that I may look into killing the IRC and moving to Discord
, which acts as a hybrid of chat and voice programs. We use chat, we use Skype, fuck it, combine the two. Although I have a couple of concerns with it and I don't really want to have everyone lay down another set of credentials just to use my site, so it's not official by any means.
But other than that, the plan is to simply write things worth reading and post them here. That's all. I don't expect the forums to be half as active as they were when they were completely dead, but the people who just want to talk about games will be here to do that. And while I am opposed to "gamifying" the forums, I am looking at plugins for "Liking" posts, so people can acknowledge posts without having to respond to them, because I think that kind of feedback loop would be great, so when Truhan posts about the latest Idolmaster game, he knows people love him.
So really, what I'm saying here is, relax, the site is in beta, we are taking the first steps towards a global Battle.net — ahem, Learn to Counter — and you should be happy I haven't put up the paywall yet. And yeah, the site was on hiatus for a year, but I haven't stopped thinking about the games, my thoughts on the games have gotten better, and I'll be glad to have you all here so that you can vehemently disagree with everything I have to say.
And I'm sorry for putting the gig on hiatus, but really, the best idea was for me to get all my shit in order before mouthing off into the internet once more. That has been done, everything is peachy, let's do this shit.
If you have any feedback, or you notice that I am horrible at website design and fucked something up, yell at me in this thread. I'm a man, I can take it.