How are things these days?

Basileus
Basileus

I see a lot of the old names around. Are things stable these days? I'm getting the bug again and wondering if it's worth signing back up for a subscription.

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    Hey Basileus, I would say things are pretty stable now.  The "bad old days" are gone, and Kallak has excelled in keeping things together.  

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  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 823

    I think things have stabilized, and the site is good to go for performing the functions we are used to, an excellent platform.

    But I do feel it is still in a "steady state" mode, with minor improvements on occasion.

  • weasel0
    weasel0
    Posts: 401

    There's even a number(well 1 is a number) who swore this off forever(and old staff who liked it that way) who have made a return even already.

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,015

    Well, as with basically everything, things could be better; but we're certainly making forward progress (albeit slower than preferred to be sure). Seeing some of the old crowd popping up is definitely awesome - and I hope it continues.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • Conan_Lybarian
    Conan_Lybarian
    Posts: 210 edited September 2019

    It's absolutely worth renewing. Now sure what the old features were, but as a pretty active DM, it's got what I need and more. I've only been really active on the site for the last year or so, but it's a fantastic. I keep hearing about "the old days"- but honestly, the site works great for what it focuses on, and improvements ARE being made by some VERY hard working people. I wish there was a more active community but I feel like it has been improving lately.

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  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,837

    Kallak has made a huge difference!  While I am nowhere near as active, nor using most of the ascendant features, I came back....

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,015

    I hope to be able to continue doing so. It's been an honor thus far.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • Omegabase
    Omegabase
    Posts: 36

    The old 500 errors and most other bugs have been squashed for most of this year.  Been months since i've had any problems.  As long as I have an active RPG campaign going i'll be here.

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  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 848

    The system is stable and the platform as useful as ever. Glad I never gave up and hung around

  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 284

    Well now. I might just turn up a bit more if that's the case. Pretty solid on a private wiki for most of my stuff atm, but worth considering. How hard is it to restore deleted campaigns from the OP backups? 

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  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,015

    How far back is the deletion?

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 284

    Oh I doubt it's anything y'all would find it worth digging into. The deletions are somewhere around 3-5 years ago and it was never meant to be a restorable setup in the beginning. I merely had hopes that might have changed along with all the other positives I'm seeing around here. 

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    Planejammer: Catch My Drift! (Starfinder RPG)

    Planejammer: The Spelljoined (Pathfinder RPG) Campaign of the Year 2011

     

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 1,015

    It's definitely something that is on our wish list. We don't have it right this moment, but in due time I'm sure.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    It's always a welcoming thing to hear of THE OLD GUARD returning!

    heart

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

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    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

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  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 284

    Old Guard? Heh, I'm in my 50s now...

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    Planejammer: The Spelljoined (Pathfinder RPG) Campaign of the Year 2011

     

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    Now GMLoki, you KNOW that's not what I meant.   LOL!  

    Anyway, I'm gonna be 57 in three weeks.  No party.  Just a day off work.

    smiley

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  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,837

    You deserve a party @twiggyleaf  I guess we will have to figure that out...

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 823

    I will wait until July to be 57, you go ahead first @twiggyleaf

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    Hey @SkidAce, I'll let you know what it was like.  

    smiley

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

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  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 284

    Huzzah! For once I'm the youngster! Time to sass all of you unmercifully! 

    @kallak  - So I know the old backups are not meant to be restorable archives, but they are a bitch to dig through in a browser, often locking up. Any advice on what viewer I should use with an eye towards cutting content and pasting it over here as I rebuild my hub?

    Gracias!  

     

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    Planejammer: Catch My Drift! (Starfinder RPG)

    Planejammer: The Spelljoined (Pathfinder RPG) Campaign of the Year 2011

     

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    @SkidAce, I forgot to let you know about my birthday.  It went by without much ado.  I had a few whiskies the night before, so just DID NOTHING for the actual day.  The following day, we had a family Zoom session with cocktails prepared at each of our homes.  I had a Passion Fruit something or other and a Woo-woo!  Both pretty nice.   How about you????

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,837

    What is a Woo Woo asks the ignorant American....

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,685

    Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice and a squeeze of fresh lime.

    smiley

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 823

    @twiggyleaf , sounds like a great time, gives me hope for mine!

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