It seemed just like yesterday that we were bursting with creative activity, making amazing and beautifully designed posts, memes and whatever people here kept on coming up with.
But that time is long gone, and now all we are left with are reposts, awful memes, and stagnation; and as a result, we are left scratching our heads, wondering how we got here.
The Forum is in a dire strait, and it suffered from a lot of things to reach this point, but it is by no means any singular person’s fault; but some, more than others may have been a catalyst for this result.
I don’t want to blame Nelson at all for the lack of “activity” on the Forum, but I felt it still needs to be said.
It’s not a secret that activity spikes after a devlog, and with the ever increasing gap between them, we run into the problem of not knowing what to post about. We wait to see what the new Turned will be, or what new mechanics there will be, so that we can analyze, critique, and yes, post about it.
I still want to be very clear that this is not Nelson’s fault, and I am perfectly content with the gaps between Devlogs; but as a result, it has made the Forum suffer a bit.
As of posting this, the Forum has 1888 members; which is a rather large number considering the “activity” that happens here. But, it shows that this is where all of the reposts come from.
I want to be clear that I have no problem with reposts, so long as you add something to it, but if all of your posts sound like an echo chamber, then it might be time to stop. I also don’t want to blame the newcomers, it’s sad that they have to join at such a depressive state, but the future is bright.
I know that once a more public beta/alpha is released, we will return to a more constructive state; but we must have patience for such a time to come.
As stated before, the Forum is in a weird puberty like state, where we we’ve already exhausted all of our potential ideas, but without a beta or even alpha, we can’t test these ideas in action and tweak it further.
My own activity has decreased dramatically (my last real post was in Nov '18) as has many others. Hell, I even made some posts poking fun at where the Forums are; but that’s not the point, I just wanted to point out my own personal thoughts on where the Forum is right now.
Feel free to post your thoughts/comments, I am curious to hear what you think about the Forum in it’s current state.