This thing dead or what

This thing dead or what

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Caydr
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This thing dead or what

Post by Caydr » 11 Apr 2018, 01:25

Like 20 people in the lobby? Depressing. What happened?
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by gajop » 11 Apr 2018, 02:13

ZK split and oldscool RTS games aren't as popular anymore
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MasterBel
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by MasterBel » 11 Apr 2018, 03:01

A number of things happened, but BA at least seems to be growing again. We have a steady influx of new players at the moment that we seem to be retaining, and a plan of attack for how to increase that influx (plus retention rate! :D) in the future. So, if we pray that nothing bad happens, Spring might eventually reach -- or even surpass -- its former glory.

P.S. I am far too optimistic to be a valued member of this community.
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Forboding Angel
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by Forboding Angel » 11 Apr 2018, 05:38

Hey Caydr! Nice to see you again!

Join me on the evo discord and the ba discord, would be good to talk to you again! :-)

https://discord.gg/rcuqyD << evo (also discord.me/evolutionrts)
https://discord.gg/vJEEP6 << ba
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Silentwings
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by Silentwings » 11 Apr 2018, 08:01

I think the most recent thread proclaiming the death of Spring was a few years ago now, so we are probably overdue.

Afaik we aren't recording public lobby stats, and are spread across two lobbies plus infinitely many Discords; the dearth of information should provide an ideal environment to return to traditional, regular announcements of the apocalypse.
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by dansan » 11 Apr 2018, 09:57

Silentwings wrote:Afaik we aren't recording public lobby stats
Do we have stats on the apocalypse announcements?
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Silentwings
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by Silentwings » 11 Apr 2018, 10:24

Not many, but the first post announcing the death of Spring was on 27 Mar 2005, 23:47. It's preserved for posterity at viewtopic.php?p=6823#p6823
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AF
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by AF » 11 Apr 2018, 17:03

Silentwings wrote:Not many, but the first post announcing the death of Spring was on 27 Mar 2005, 23:47. It's preserved for posterity at viewtopic.php?p=6823#p6823
There were several before the great forum wipe of 2004 when Fnordia wiped the site by accident. There were even vaporware accusations!
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Forboding Angel
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by Forboding Angel » 13 Apr 2018, 02:15

Last time I saw, the spring site uses a single database for everything, forums, springfiles, etc.

Literally everything. So if that is still the case, then this project is one button click away from total history loss at all times.
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very_bad_soldier
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by very_bad_soldier » 13 Apr 2018, 08:26

Someone should invent a way to duplicate data to another place so when the original data is lost, it could be restored from the safe place.
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Silentwings
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by Silentwings » 13 Apr 2018, 08:41

If only someone had thought of that.
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PicassoCT
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by PicassoCT » 15 Apr 2018, 13:08

Someone should summon samwon
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by REVENGE » 24 Apr 2018, 13:03

Caydr wrote:Like 20 people in the lobby? Depressing. What happened?
You accidentally made Jeffies and Weasels overpowered, resulting in the death of AA?
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raaar
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by raaar » 25 Apr 2018, 01:32

Also other games are still being developed, even if they have no apparent player base, like metal factions
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PicassoCT
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Re: This thing dead or what

Post by PicassoCT » 25 Apr 2018, 14:59

REVENGE wrote:
Caydr wrote:Like 20 people in the lobby? Depressing. What happened?
You accidentally made Jeffies and Weasels overpowered, resulting in the death of AA?

The muderous gamedesign noob is part of the circle of life.
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