RPGWatch - The End is Nigh - Page 11 - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » RPGWatch - The End is Nigh

Default RPGWatch - The End is Nigh

May 9th, 2022, 17:17
Thanks to Myrthos and all those who have helped keep this site running! I've been following since the Dot days and here's hoping something rises from the ashes of this!
SSIGuy is offline

SSIGuy

SSIGuy's Avatar
An Islander Returned

#201

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: A Misty Island
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 17:28
Sad news! I only recently became active again after getting my life more or less back together again after starting a company and going through a nasty divorce. Was really looking forward to getting caught up with old friends here and making some new ones!
--
---------------------------------

"Ya'll can go to HELL! I'm-a-goin' to TEXAS!"

- Davy Crockett
blatantninja is offline

blatantninja

blatantninja's Avatar
Resident Redneck Facist

#202

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,312
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 17:32
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
I would just say to people who are really bummed out by this news - don't be. One way or another this will be sorted out, and I suspect sooner rather than later. The Watch, or some evolution of it, will continue.
Nice to see you, regardless. It's a bit jarring not to see the familiar pooch, though.
JFarrell71 is offline

JFarrell71

SasqWatch

#203

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,117
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 17:40
Originally Posted by JFarrell71 View Post
Nice to see you, regardless. It's a bit jarring not to see the familiar pooch, though.
Thanks, and this is why the old place must continue.

The pooch will hopefully return, but I've been a bit preoccupied lately with the whole fascist invasion business, and I've seen to it that there's a whole lot of blue and yellow around.
--
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
Richard Feynman
Ripper is offline

Ripper

Ripper's Avatar
Бажаю успіху

#204

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11,429
Mentioned: 122 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 18:16
First off, Thanks to Myrthos and others for keeping the site going as long as you did.

This is sad news indeed. I visited RPGDot daily and then the watch daily until registering and at my peak visiting several times an hour to participate in discussions. Even when I got burned out and closed my account for a while I visited daily to check news and occasionally forums.

So it would not be an exaggeration to say that the watch has become part of my life. It will probably totally sink in when I get up one day grab my Ipad and hit the RPGWatch link as Ive done for the past how many ever years and instead of seeing the news getting a 404. It really is a bit like a friend passing away.

I have no experience in web design or anything like that but I do have a buck or two and a huge interest is seeing the Watch continue. so If core trusted Watchers try to continue the watch in one way or another I will help in what ever capacity I can.

If this is the end I will miss the watch and its community of members and wish you all well.
sakichop is offline

sakichop

Watcher

#205

Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 18:20
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Thanks, and this is why the old place must continue.

The pooch will hopefully return, but I've been a bit preoccupied lately with the whole fascist invasion business, and I've seen to it that there's a whole lot of blue and yellow around.
Indeed, it's nice to see you around again.
Redglyph is offline

Redglyph

Redglyph's Avatar
SasqWatch

#206

Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Good old Europe
Posts: 5,082
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 20:33
This is a shame. Most people here don't know me as I'm not a super social person online, but I've been coming to this site since it first started under more accounts than I can remember because I rarely log in or post. I can't believe it's been 22 years. I've recently gone through a lot of changes in my life and I'm guessing I'm around your age so I understand how a time can come where you just want to go in a different direction in life. I do hope someone picks up the reigns or starts a new site, but if not thanks for everything. RPG's are my favorite genre and this has been my go to site for news on them since I was in college. Take care and best of luck with charting that new path.
Jeremy is offline

Jeremy

Traveler

#207

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 22:22
Hi. Long-time lurker surfaces, nervously, to say a huge thank-you to Myrthos and his teams for keeping this site at the top of my bookmarks for so many years.
The site has guided me to (and through) so many great games.
If there is any possibility of the Watch surviving in some form I would happily pay a subscription, joining fee or whatever it took.
To all the posters who make this an oasis of intelligence and civility, a belated hello but not, hopefully, a premature goodbye.
HickSlayin is offline

HickSlayin

Traveler

#208

Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 22:27
Originally Posted by sakichop View Post
First off, Thanks to Myrthos and others for keeping the site going as long as you did.

This is sad news indeed. I visited RPGDot daily and then the watch daily until registering and at my peak visiting several times an hour to participate in discussions. Even when I got burned out and closed my account for a while I visited daily to check news and occasionally forums.

So it would not be an exaggeration to say that the watch has become part of my life. It will probably totally sink in when I get up one day grab my Ipad and hit the RPGWatch link as I’ve done for the past how many ever years and instead of seeing the news getting a 404. It really is a bit like a friend passing away.

I have no experience in web design or anything like that but I do have a buck or two and a huge interest is seeing the Watch continue. so If core trusted Watchers try to continue the watch in one way or another I will help in what ever capacity I can.

If this is the end I will miss the watch and it’s community of members and wish you all well.
I saw your name and your post count of 85 and thought something isn't right here. I've known sakichop for ages, but after your explanation of closing down the account it makes sense
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin Donor

#209

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 8,037
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 23:44
This is sad, as I've been around here since rpgdot days. This has always been the best and friendly place to get RPG news. It will be missed and Mythros has done so much for this site. Thanks for all you guys have done!! Hopefully the reigns can be passed to someone you trust and then you can just visit :-) Never dreamed it would go away 😭
deiland is offline

deiland

deiland's Avatar
Watcher

#210

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 9th, 2022, 23:51
Originally Posted by sakichop View Post
First off, Thanks to Myrthos and others for keeping the site going as long as you did.

This is sad news indeed. I visited RPGDot daily and then the watch daily until registering and at my peak visiting several times an hour to participate in discussions. Even when I got burned out and closed my account for a while I visited daily to check news and occasionally forums.

So it would not be an exaggeration to say that the watch has become part of my life. It will probably totally sink in when I get up one day grab my Ipad and hit the RPGWatch link as I’ve done for the past how many ever years and instead of seeing the news getting a 404. It really is a bit like a friend passing away.

I have no experience in web design or anything like that but I do have a buck or two and a huge interest is seeing the Watch continue. so If core trusted Watchers try to continue the watch in one way or another I will help in what ever capacity I can.

If this is the end I will miss the watch and it’s community of members and wish you all well.
Welcome back…it saddens me to see so many here that I will miss if this goes away….I have been here a long time.
--
If you don't stand behind your troops, feel free to stand in front.
rune_74 is offline

rune_74

SasqWatch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#211

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,728
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 00:50
Damn, I feel like my heart just got kicked in the nuts.

But at least if the site is here until July that still gives us time to see 5 or 6 more temporary Dart accounts.
daveyd is offline

daveyd

daveyd's Avatar
Turn-based lifeform

#212

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 2,191
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 01:07
@daveyd…. you did just receive a kick but the heart does not have nuts. It has cockles. And you just took a kick to the cockles!
Luethar is offline

Luethar

Luethar's Avatar
Watcher
RPGWatch Donor

#213

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 02:25
I am just another one of many to pipe up and say, this site (and its predecessor) has been a near daily part of my life for 2 decades. I've been more of the lurker type, but this has been one of the stable bedrock sites I've always known was here for me.

That being said, there are some who are saying the site will continue in one form or another. I hope that is the case, but it also reminds me that we too often let things go unsaid until it's too late. So just let me say now while I have a chance: thank you so much for this site. I appreciate what you have done for all of us RPG fans.
Phoonzang is offline

Phoonzang

Phoonzang's Avatar
Watcher

#214

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 02:49
Anyone seen @skavenhorde? Perhaps someone misplaced his cage.
--
Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#215

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 5,204
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 02:50
Originally Posted by daveyd View Post
But at least if the site is here until July that still gives us time to see 5 or 6 more temporary Dart accounts.
I was thinking the same thing.
--
Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#216

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 5,204
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default Bummer

May 10th, 2022, 03:57
RPG Watch is the homepage on all of my devices. I've been coming here ever day for years. This is the first time I created an account. Only to say I am bummed and will miss this site. Hopefully you can find someone to pass the reigns to. Thanks for all the years though. I have purchased and played many games because of this site.
Aknot is offline

Aknot

Traveler

#217

Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 04:39
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
The pooch will hopefully return, but I've been a bit preoccupied lately with the whole fascist invasion business…
Pooches can wear scarves!
--
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views.
-- Doctor Who in "Face of Evil"
Zloth is offline

Zloth

Zloth's Avatar
I smell a… wumpus!?

#218

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,670
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 18:04
Honestly, I won't know what to do when The Watch is gone. I open it up on a daily basis, and look into it.

Without it, my life will be with much less fun.
There'll be something missing, that's for sure.
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#219

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,864
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)

Default 

May 10th, 2022, 18:08
Very sad news indeed, this website had been pretty much my sole source of daily news for the past 8 years. It will be missed, thanks for everything.
I also hope some people will take over and keep it going. Rpg Codex will be the next best thing I suppose, but it's not as good for sure.
lunnar is offline

lunnar

Traveler

#220

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » RPGWatch - The End is Nigh
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:54.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch