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Public Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: HAARP on August 29, 2017, 06:01:12 PM

Title: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on August 29, 2017, 06:01:12 PM
Dear Community,

this forum is dead and has been considered deprecated for a few months now.

In a few days, it will be laid to rest along with the other parts of the old website. Splendid time we had here fellas, but this is it.

In its stead will be a redirect to our current download page. There you'll also find links to other MWLL communities and places to talk. We will also have a brand-new and updated Wiki for you.

Goodbye and see you on the other side.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Ressk [CSF] on August 29, 2017, 06:12:54 PM
RIP old forums.

I will miss the Epic Paint.
I will miss the Long Tom Rage.
I will miss the legacy of Fochty.

But I won't miss them for long.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on August 29, 2017, 08:17:04 PM
I will miss the legacy of Fochty.
I think you need to take your brain medicine.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: cyofee on August 29, 2017, 09:06:58 PM
they're systematically destroying all the evidence

time to back up my posts documenting the dev team's aero supremacist conspiracy

that's really the one thing that endured through the years

also the posts of frostiken, my john the forerunner
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on August 30, 2017, 06:27:07 AM
You were ever my little scamps and frequently a source of great entertainment.

Whatever happened to old Frosty? His tirades were usually the most entertaining.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Warlord Kentax on August 30, 2017, 09:01:52 AM
Is there at least going to be an archive? There's tons of drop calc data, weapons stats, design documents, old builds saved, my only contacts to some arcane former dev team members, and lots of other irreplaceable stuff.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on August 30, 2017, 11:04:06 AM
I have all the data, it just won't be easily accessible. Might put up a read-only mirror at some point tho.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bruno_007 on August 30, 2017, 11:28:04 AM
One last post then. Roll credits.

http://forum.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php?action=stats
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bloodycrow on August 31, 2017, 02:18:24 AM
See You Space Cowboy
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: [IPA] Avatar on August 31, 2017, 02:14:18 PM
Well then. It would be nice to have a new forum though. Discord is not a place to really flesh out longer arguments and shit.

Edit.: I read my old posts, fapp that we don't need a forum.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: JLZ on August 31, 2017, 04:10:19 PM
The only thing that is permanent is change.

Farewell MWLL forumz.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on August 31, 2017, 04:37:17 PM
It'd be pretty amusing to see what'd happen once the chinese spam bots start talking to each other.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: CHHš Deathshade on August 31, 2017, 08:55:08 PM
so long and thanks for all the fish
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Silvercraft on September 01, 2017, 02:39:57 PM
Is there at least going to be an archive? There's tons of drop calc data, weapons stats, design documents, old builds saved, my only contacts to some arcane former dev team members, and lots of other irreplaceable stuff.

... like some basic answers when it comes to new player problems, nice starter guides, past and present event info with great video links, up and coming how to run MWLL on linux info, known issues topics with still relevant things in them, stats page explained, custom configs for both low and high performance machines, and so on and so on.

Yeah, some kind of read-only mirror would be a really good thing to have.   ::)
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: RDL_Vitos on September 01, 2017, 04:28:41 PM
Is there at least going to be an archive? There's tons of drop calc data, weapons stats, design documents, old builds saved, my only contacts to some arcane former dev team members, and lots of other irreplaceable stuff.

... like some basic answers when it comes to new player problems, nice starter guides, past and present event info with great video links, up and coming how to run MWLL on linux info, known issues topics with still relevant things in them, stats page explained, custom configs for both low and high performance machines, and so on and so on.

Yeah, some kind of read-only mirror would be a really good thing to have.   ::)

+
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on September 01, 2017, 06:59:10 PM
It's already been discussed, a lot of what you're concerned about will make it over to the new wiki. Events, something like Google Calendar will suffice and is easily linked to on the new site. C'est has already been notified about archiving his "how 2 linux" articles.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Xesle on September 02, 2017, 10:27:07 PM
I can hardly believe I've been here for almost seven years.  I too hope that there will be an archive of some sort, I still enjoy browsing through old threads on occasion.  Goodnight sweet prince.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: cest73 on September 02, 2017, 11:26:14 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20170902212443/http://forum.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php/topic,20534.90.html (http://web.archive.org/web/20170902212443/http://forum.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php/topic,20534.90.html)
for your consideration (@anyone give a helping hand?)
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: =KoS= Saber15 on September 05, 2017, 07:51:22 PM
It's been a good ride.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: TOMTOM on September 06, 2017, 05:51:39 PM
Crap this makes me a very verry sad puppy, i know i have never been a super poster but im always lurking around the forums because this project means so much to me, so this feels like striking the nails in an very old coffin.
All in all its been a privilege working here and being with all of you people it was a great ride and ofc see you on the other side.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Raptor }12VR{ on September 06, 2017, 08:54:38 PM
Sad day, cya forum!
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on September 06, 2017, 09:34:55 PM
Crap this makes me a very verry sad puppy, i know i have never been a super poster but im always lurking around the forums because this project means so much to me, so this feels like striking the nails in an very old coffin.
All in all its been a privilege working here and being with all of you people it was a great ride and ofc see you on the other side.

Come join us on the discord dude, I am certain the development team would be more than happy to talk to you :D
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Silvercraft on September 07, 2017, 09:04:33 PM
If you check forum Statistics Center you see that 2016 had most page views (and unless forum goes down 2017 would have most likely been better than average year).

What is going on is that type of posted messages has been shifting from development to general help and event coverage. Try to google MWLL and see how in most cases this forum still tops those search results. Internet (and the whole world) may be moving towards faster paced conversations provided by things like snapchat and discord but old style forums still have their places.

We, the users ultimately dictate what type of message medium lives and what dies. (If you don't belive me just check the news of vinyl coming back as money making music thing after 25 years.)
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Fury9er on September 07, 2017, 09:36:15 PM
This is dissapointing. Forums feel like more solid ground than Discord. The help stuff certainly needs backing up. I makes me sad :(
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Bill on September 08, 2017, 01:37:41 AM
This is dissapointing. Forums feel like more solid ground than Discord. The help stuff certainly needs backing up. I makes me sad :(

I agree with you there.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on September 10, 2017, 07:55:37 PM
According to the information I've been given, it should've been shut down over a week ago. I guess we can party for a bit longer.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Chezzar on September 10, 2017, 08:38:11 PM
It's been ages since I posted here, and now it's time to say goodby to the old forum...
farewell old friend...:'(
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: KingLeerUK on September 18, 2017, 03:07:42 AM
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done
It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
My hat is off to you, gentlemen.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Ressk [CSF] on September 18, 2017, 06:02:53 AM
Holy moly KingLeer!

Thank you for everything you put down for us to pick up. We would be nowhere without you guys.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Xesle on September 18, 2017, 06:14:50 AM
posting in a kingleer thread.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Leeko on September 18, 2017, 09:01:59 AM
Leaving my mark here. A strange, sad moment. Goodbye, old forum.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on September 18, 2017, 02:26:40 PM
you still owe me a crucification, Leer
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Zaro27 on September 18, 2017, 07:26:00 PM
Good night, sweet prince.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: Mechman43 on September 19, 2017, 09:32:59 PM
Not to be "that guy" on this thread about the forum going down. I just thought I'd say, maybe it's time to look at the Reddit? https://www.reddit.com/r/MWLL/ 

I think you guys might want to consider updating an announcement on the MW:LL Reddit page. (Maybe a post about the 8.6 patch download links, upcoming events, "getting started guide for newbies" i.e. connecting to the teamspeak and discord?)

The top two announcements are from a year ago and there isn't a prominent explanation that there is a way to actually talk to people in this community (I was new to this 3 days ago and nothing made sense until I got onto the discord and teamspeak).

Having a pinned announcement about the 8.4 patch on the top and another redirecting to the wiki might be giving people the wrong idea about how alive this game actually is.

Just a thought before this forum goes down.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on September 20, 2017, 11:01:31 AM
Looks like somebody already took care of reddit. I now went ahead and redirected www. to our landing/download page. This should reduce any confusion to a minimum.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: cest73 on September 20, 2017, 03:45:49 PM
(https://www.flipkey.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Truk.jpg)
Rest peacefully in the deep, old lady  :'(

That last shake was us touching the bottom
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: UnderTaker on September 24, 2017, 03:53:25 PM
I can hardly believe it was Ten years ago when we got started on this! I was privileged to be in on the ground floor when there was only 15 of us taking a stab at tech that most of us barely understood (meaning 3d game engines etc). It was astounding as to how fast people with some real skills jumped on board and were willing to put in Insane hours of work so that we could have Mechs to run around seeing as that MW4 was dying a painful death.

We were even able to have ppl who were simply filling in time until their next full-time job in the entertainment industry such as, Sony, Paramount,Lucas Arts and so on to add one more project to their portfolio's.

It goes without saying that this was truly the brain-child of the two brothers from Edmonton Dan and Sean Tracy who with out them this would not have had this many yrs of life to a Mod built by volunteers from all over the world.

I would finally like to say that I thank all of you who have kept MWLL alive even after the majority of us originals had moved on to other things and am pleased that ppl are still battling on!

Take Care All! It's been a privilege! :)
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: cest73 on October 01, 2017, 09:43:22 AM
Dear Community,

this forum is dead and has been considered deprecated for a few months now.

In a few days, it will be laid to rest along with the other parts of the old website. Splendid time we had here fellas, but this is it.
[snip]
According to the information I've been given, it should've been shut down over a week ago. [snip]
so a monthh wasted for reliable sources
The sheer insurmountable mass of smattering and dangerous half knowledge here is mind-boggling. [snip] It hurts to just look at the procedures being suggested out of pure unadultered ignorance.
Who's now "cargo-cult scientist"? ::)

Any more FUD to throw at this already scarred and bleeding community? :o
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: ~SJ~ wangmauler on October 25, 2017, 06:53:11 AM
If this site is indeed going down...I just want to leave my mark here, and say for the last time:

Turtle Aids. Poor Bartholomew...
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on December 31, 2017, 02:12:43 PM
It is the 31st century and mankind is once again at war

We are writing the year 2018, and this forum is still up.

I can't really force them to shut it down. Sooo, yeah. Enjoy it while it lasts!

I am going to say, however, that a new forum is already set up and will be put in place soon. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: RDL_Vitos on January 01, 2018, 10:54:07 AM
Сan i see all the old topics from this forum there.?
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: HAARP on January 02, 2018, 11:50:18 AM
As long as the old forum is still up, it'll be available under old.forum.mechlivinglegends.net (http://old.forum.mechlivinglegends.net). But it won't be fully functional there.
Title: Re: HEADS UP! Forum going down!
Post by: cest73 on January 03, 2018, 11:03:45 PM
Dear Community,

this forum is dead and has been considered deprecated for a few months now.

In a few days, it will be laid to rest along with the other parts of the old website. Splendid time we had here fellas, but this is it.

In its stead will be a redirect to our current download page. There you'll also find links to other MWLL communities and places to talk. We will also have a brand-new and updated Wiki for you.

Goodbye and see you on the other side.
Happy new year everyone.

May the "war axes" be buried now on?