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 »

Like 20 people in the lobby? Depressing. What happened?
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gajop
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Post by gajop »

ZK split and oldscool RTS games aren't as popular anymore
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MasterBel
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Post by MasterBel »

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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Post by Forboding Angel »

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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Post by Silentwings »

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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dansan
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Post by dansan »

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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Post by Silentwings »

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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Post by AF »

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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Post by Forboding Angel »

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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Post by very_bad_soldier »

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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If only someone had thought of that.
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PicassoCT
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Someone should summon samwon
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REVENGE
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Post by REVENGE »

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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Post by raaar »

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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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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