I don't think I have posted yet in the thread (or at all lately, RL things) but I'd like to say that I've been for this thread from the beginning, mostly because as a RPer new to EVE, I haven't been around long enough to see this or that forum go all to hell, nor do I know any of you or have any experiences that make me go, whatever, this won't work, why should we try?
Generally speaking I don't think that's a great attitude about anything, because it assumes we're all stupid and incompetent and can't even attempt to learn from our mistakes. That might be true, /shrug, but to not try seems sad. Especially by bittervetting, for us noobs that haven't gotten the chance to be bittervetted into oblivion yet. It's a special journey, don't take it from us! :p
Sometimes it's a good feeling to dust off hands and say, okay, let's try this again. So, I'm in support of this, at least from that perspective. I have no idea what's gone on in the past, so I really can't comment on any of that - I want this for me. : j It's encouraging.
I don't think the IGS can be supplanted, nor is it going to divide attentions. I haven't posted much on the IGS because, sure, the quality isn't great, and that isn't great, and people rattle around in there quite a lot, but more, it's just so overwhelming a place to post anything. It's too big. A smaller forum perhaps lends itself to 'circle-jerking' with a set number of people who end up there finally, but I sort of think that's inevitable to some degree, can be mitigated to some degree, and also still preferable to the IGS'... Everythingness. A bit of focus can be a great thing, even if it's not a forever thing.
The idea that this new forum might not last forever isn't a reason not to do it, to me. I'm behind it, as a new RPer that just can't be bothered with trying to parse the IGS, not even really offended by it. (it's just time consuming to find the tastier meaty RPers, and that's the disappointing aspect). I think it'll be fine - I found this site initially because I was looking (googlesearching) for an alternative to the IGS, because I legitimately believed that this had to be the case. Surely at least some other noobs that care enough and are even slightly offput by the IGS will do the same?
Just some thoughts about the thread so far. Seems like it's going ahead, but I just wanted to speak up since I haven't participated at all yet. I don't know what I could do to help, but I'm willing to put in some hours if extra hands are needed.
When it comes to groups of RPers, there really is a sort of swell and lull, over years. I think that's absolutely inevitable. So long as the subject