Author Topic: God, I Miss This Place  (Read 774 times)

Nangbaby

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2016, 08:27:42 pm »
As someone who was never a hardcore member of this community, I am surprised to find myself in such agreement with the original poster.

I remember when there were spriters galore around here and how fan sprites of Chrono Trigger characters were as common as dirt. There were people not just creating art and remixes, but discussing theories in depth.

At the same time, the busy nature of this place turned me off it early on. Because most of the members knew more bout the game than I ever would, I never really got into this place until after it suffered it's own Day of Lavos (and then only well after the event).

It's weird in how even without any significant other or offspring, that over the years, my life has just gotten so busy that I don't even have time to play my absolute favorite games.  It's reassuring to learn it isn't just me; life has a way of draining us all.

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 12:16:30 am »
Oh no, I was a nazi?! Clearly an example of power's corruptive influence. I almost edited the OP (not to edit anything out, but just for old time's sake), but realized I probably wouldn't remember how I used to frame them or anything and then I saw that the forum has thread revival warnings and just laughed at what I would have thought about that back then. The days of forums are long gone, but this one was a gem. Fuck, I can't even remember the name of the other Chrono forum I had tried before the Compendium but they were really strict about thread revivals! As you can see, we let threads around here balloon quite a bit, which I think did turn off newcomers sometimes, but now its all there for anyone to read in its entirety, which is wild...I wonder how many Compendium slogans my anti-game thread that was clearly a game thread made....>_>

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EDIT: IcyBrian's was the other forum I was thinking of...though I was also part of CT's section of Square's old PlayOnline forums prior to the Compendium.
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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 02:17:37 am »
I remember the first time I saw that revival warning, and wondered if I should post. Then I saw another thread titled "THREAD NECROMANCY IS PERFECTLY OKAY", and posted.

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 09:45:31 pm »
I see quite a few blasts from the past in this thread. It's very nostalgic. With that being said, I miss the days of refreshing pages for new replies and checking in on new threads. I also miss the "spring time of youth" and "surreal humor" era of this forum.

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 02:16:48 am »
Like i said in another post, we need to join a *fast* messaging plataform, in that case Discord. My BR fanclub was already migrated to there.

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2017, 07:46:59 pm »
Like i said in another post, we need to join a *fast* messaging plataform, in that case Discord. My BR fanclub was already migrated to there.
We already tried the "fast messaging platform" a while back. We had an IRC server and it didn't last very long at all. There's also not enough activity or discussion on this site to justify having one.

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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 07:59:51 pm »
Agreed, ShogunSlug. Discord is not a magic bullet.

The real problem is two-fold. SE isn't investing into the Chrono series and those of us who still have active fondness for Chrono Trigger are old.

Without SE putting any effort into pushing the Chrono series, the flow of new fans dwindles to a trickle. Yes, gamers may know of and have even played Chrono Trigger, but the game is 20 years old, with Chrono Cross not that far behind. There may be an occasional new fan but that's it.

The other problem is that the existing fan base is older.  Invariably when you grow older you lose time for  personal pursuits. Whether it be family, work, or obligation, life gets complicated as you get older no matter how simple you want your life to be. I would love to get up in the morning, go to work, then come back to the house. However, the rate of complication in my life even as a single, childfree person means that no day I have is like that. Paying bills, going to the store, getting gas, and such nibble away at the cookie of our free time, leaving us with crumbs.

Finally, even time itself is not a substitute for possessing the skillset to create things for others to enjoy. For instance, I like looking at pixel art and rearranging it. For years, I have had the idea to create a purely for fun (non-usable, non-importable) CT-style overworld map creator. It wouldn't be like a built-in editing tool which takes existing assets and reimports them. This would be more of a casual time-wasting tool, for people to play around with, and would even let assets from different eras co-exist (want snow and a volcano on a 1000 A.D.-style map? Here you go!). I even know that for a programmer, this isn't that hard of a project, but do I have the skill to do it? Nope, and even if I had the time, since programming doesn't come intuitively to me and I have other projects of a higher priority at which I have a greater skill, this dream is just a dream.

The more people you have the more skills that you will have and the more the community will create. However without anything drawing people here, it does not matter how passionate we are as we are all slowly dying and moving on.
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Re: God, I Miss This Place
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2017, 07:20:36 am »
I just thought about gather the last members here to chat about Chrono and everything else on Discord, not plans to "revive" the waning fandom.