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Please, please don't close the forum! I come here every single day to read about KotOR2 and the "single player rpg" forum. The regular users are fantastic... and, imo, the forum serves it's purpose.

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If this place closes all I'll have is Gamefaqs.  <_<

can i hang out with you? :lol:

 

 

I usually hang out at the Resident Evil (Gamecube) forums... or whatever game I'm currently playing's forums.

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Just to reiterate what I posted in the TSL forum on the subject:

 

I don't post much here, but I definitely lurk here everyday. Personally, I think forums like this are a really really good thing. In my humble opinion leaving the boards open and either A) Electing more moderators or B) Allowing current moderators to be more strict(as Feargus said) would work best. I don't know if the decision to close the boards has already been made or what, but I think that with more active moderation(carried out by fans elevated to moderator status) the problems could be ironed out.

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Game over.


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all in all I don't post much here ... but like a lot of others here, I've been a registered member from near the beginning and on the BIS boards before that.

 

I would hate to see the boards go down, I do realize it's hard for the OE to spend time here and on the BIO boards and be productive at the same time.

 

But the deeper thought goes does OE not have a third game in the works, are they now just BIO's intern studio .... did KOTOR II not sell well enough to merit the company's growth?

 

 

PLEASE keep the boards going , or shut down only temporarily, and e-mail registered members as soon as the boards come back up.

 

I hope OE will be around for a long time to come.

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:( I have been "here" since TORN more or less regurarly and this notifacation saddens me much. :(

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Please keep the forums open Obsidian.  Over the past year or so I have come to enjoy the company and discussions with many of my forum buddies here - and to close these forums now (wihout even providing an alternative ala NWN2 @ Bio), would be nothing short of decimating this community.  :(

 

As the risk of sounding like a Obsidian fanboi, if indeed they decide to close the forums, I would be happy to host some of these forums on NWN 2 News until they sort things out here. At least that way the community here would have a place to go and not disolve. And could always return if/when the forums come back. But at least it would keep you all mostly togeather.

 

Let me know if interested.


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Its seems strange that the forums only became a problem when there first game is out and people can actually give feedback on it. I may just be being cynical but shutting down the main feedback channel just after a game has been released seems like sticking your head in the sand. So you don

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Its seems strange that the forums only became a problem when there first game is out and people can actually give feedback on it. I may just be being cynical but shutting down the main feedback channel just after a game has been released seems like sticking your head in the sand. So you don

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:o

 

I rarely post, though I do enjoy reading the threads here. I guess it's back to Ashford City for me.


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This is quite a development...

 

But it's nice to see the community rallying behind a common cause.


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Let me know if interested.

 

And here I thought I would have to start using bioboards. :blink:


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Adds voice to all the others that don't want the forum closed.

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Feargus--

 

While I can understand how, due to other business constraints and the need to spend time with family (a commendable decision, in my opinion) you and the other Obsidian employees cannot spend much time at these forums, and while I understand that it is difficult for a company to have its own forums and keep involved in the community without dedicated personnel, I would just like to throw in my voice to say that I hope that any closure of these forums be temporary.  Having been a member here since the forums opened, and having been a member at the old BIS forums way back when (though I'll admit I didn't post much back then), I have to say that these forums have a distinctive personality, similar to that of the old forums, and are some of the friendliest, laid-back game forums that I have ever been to.  They have helped build a community of gamers, both ex-BIS board members and new gamers, who are intensely interested in following the work that Obsidian produces, and I feel that it would be a shame to close down these forums permanently, as then the community of gamers here would have no method to gather together at one forum and discuss with each other (if not the developers, as is currently the case) the merits of the OE games and game design philosophy.  I understand that you feel the need to do this, but I would like to reiterate that there are those of us (and, y'all please post in this thread to lend your voices to mine) who would like the closure to be merely temporary.

 

Thank you,

 

deganawida

 

 

A' yo what hee said yo.

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A' yo . . ..bak 2 da bio bordz fa me dawg .

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As the risk of sounding like a Obsidian fanboi, if indeed they decide to close the forums, I would be happy to host some of these forums on NWN 2 News until they sort things out here. At least that way the community here would have a place to go and not disolve. And could always return if/when the forums come back. But at least it would keep you all mostly togeather.

 

Let me know if interested.

 

 

You are awesome :)

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I too would hate to see it closed. Anytime I


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Its seems strange that the forums only became a problem when there first game is out and people can actually give feedback on it. I may just be being cynical but shutting down the main feedback channel just after a game has been released seems like sticking your head in the sand. So you don

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so, fergie is taking his ball and going home? am disappointed. am not too surprised, but am disappointed even so...

 

you know, the truth of the matter is that we probably wouldn't/won't miss these boards... or fergie's complaining


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ultimately we ain't surprised, but we is disappointed.  there were times during which the interplay and bis boards was far more hostile to developers than these boards is now.  nevertheless, the ip and bis boards always endured.  is hard to accept that now that fergie gets a chance to do things his way, that he is gonna go all hypersensitive on us... am disappointed indeed.

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

...that's the problem, Grom; I don't think Feargie is being allowed to run things his way...he's got both BIO an', most regretably, LA to answer ta now...at least BIS only had that idiot Caen an' the IPLY maroons ta answer ta...he pretty much lost his vision o' Obsidz from the get-go...more's the pity...:ermm:

 

 

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what the hell does that have to do with the boards? surely you ain't suggesting that bio or lucas is jamming fergie up over the boards.

 

 

HA! Good Fun!


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