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 Post subject: Re: Why do you, and don't you, post on the forums?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:05 pm 
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I recommend the "View Active topics" botton at the upper left. It's the only way I manage to stay close to up to date on posts sometimes.

I do the exact same thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you, and don't you, post on the forums?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:23 am 
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acurrier wrote:
toodeep wrote:
I recommend the "View Active topics" botton at the upper left. It's the only way I manage to stay close to up to date on posts sometimes.

I do the exact same thing.


Same here.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you, and don't you, post on the forums?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:41 pm 

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toodeep wrote:
Dante wrote:
The layout of this forum makes it troublesome to follow all the latest posts in multiple threads. In comparison, the old Yahoo forum scheme allowed for both tracing all messages chronologically and all topics individually. But with this forum's underlying scheme, one must manually go through all the topics and check what's new, having to remember when one was on last. (For Yahoo, I got in the habit of recording my latest-read message number, and then I could catch up on everything after that.) I'm not saying Yahoo is the best, just that the threading vs. latest updates is a little hassle for completists.


I recommend the "View Active topics" botton at the upper left. It's the only way I manage to stay close to up to date on posts sometimes.


There's also the "unread posts" URL, which doesn't have a corresponding link anywhere:

search.php?search_id=unreadposts


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 Post subject: Re: Why do you, and don't you, post on the forums?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:49 pm 
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Why do I come?
I come to see what's going on and to engage in discussions.

Why don't I come regularly?
It comes and goes. Sometimes I'll have a period of checking it daily or more. Then sometimes I go months without checking much. Usually a slow point in posts and I disappear for a while. I do tend to return more near conventions.

I will be honest, I sometimes still feel like an outsider when discussions start talking about old,lore, the old campaign, or musings that occurred in the prior edition. Without a good resource that's easy to keep up with, it can be very intimidating. It's the same in other games with a long history, novels, or multiple editions. However, it seems to be more pronounced here because of the love that a lot of folks had with the prior campaign and the secrets that came from that period of time.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you, and don't you, post on the forums?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:17 am 
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Harliquinn wrote:
I will be honest, I sometimes still feel like an outsider when discussions start talking about old,lore, the old campaign, or musings that occurred in the prior edition. Without a good resource that's easy to keep up with, it can be very intimidating. It's the same in other games with a long history, novels, or multiple editions. However, it seems to be more pronounced here because of the love that a lot of folks had with the prior campaign and the secrets that came from that period of time.


It's good to hear that. Sometimes I forget. My general assumption is that the majority of people who play A:RPG are all part of the core players from the old campaign.thats certainly true for a lot of people but it's not universal.

One of the greatest strengths of the campaign is that it's not a plain vanilla tale of evil orcs and Giants. It's also one of the barriers because plain vanilla orcs and Giants are the easiest things to step into.

IME most of the background from the last campaign stays in the background. It helps illuminate why some things are the way there are, and it's another source for speculation. But very few mods or plot arcs touch to heavily on "what went before" without also covering the old material. An exception might have been Sabinius "the Fat Coryani" who people in the old campaign knew was a villain (albeit a charming one in LARPs). Still even he showed his true colors pretty early as the Primarch of a new church, and no doubt ::sigh:: a future Saint of Milandir.

As one of the unofficial keepers of old knowledge part of why i post is to keep that knowledge in the player base. I hope no one stays out of discussions because the volume of material is intimidating. Jump in. We're friendly as a rule. And we're sometimes wrong too. You don't need a PhD in Arcanis Lore to add interesting twists on speculation.

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