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General Chit Chat / Re: Nice, this place is still here!
« on: February 12, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »
I hear ya Deuce, I am always surprised it's still here.  I really would like to see things pick up here again, I'd surely be around more myself if something interested me.

The Portal / Re: Kept ya waiting, Huh?
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:38:47 PM »
I'm a little longer than that, myself.  I know I started at AGN, and things went sour with someone who basically wanted me outed from staff (and got his wish), so I left in 2003 after finding my way here in late 2002 as well.  I'm past the 13 year mark now, going on 14 since joining.

News / Re: Downtime
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:33:59 PM »
Advertisers would balk.  There isn't enough activity to make them want to pay to advertise here.  Using a banner bar is an option, but there is so much malvertising showing up on them that it becomes necessary to adblock them.  Youtube isn't in that realm yet, with existing videos forming the ads they use, so it's probably still the safest advertising channel, and thus it's correct that advertising on Youtube can make a channel money.

ATM, I don't use this as I post videos sporadically, but I may in the future if I get the opportunity to do Let's Plays and stream and such and expand myself in the online video game streaming business.  At that point it would become beneficial to start trying to make money on my videos.  Right now, I'm happy helping out another streamer, which might actually have an unintended side effect of raising my own status through the work I do there; when I set up my own channel someday, people there will already know I'm a hard worker and will do what it takes to be successful, and also try to surround myself with the people who can help me to be more successful.  I look forward to being able to do that.

But indeed, Rowan, maybe together people here can help you be able to stream on Twitch and gain some fans, and maybe some donations.  Those can keep the site going, and you can even direct people here to form a community based on it.

News / Re: Downtime
« on: January 15, 2016, 10:55:16 AM »
Active enough? Just because I'm not on the actual site doesn't mean I'm not around. And Children of the Void never really gave GU anything. Their members were here only to discuss their game, they never released any demos, and there were very few that ever ventured out of their boards. A lot of the last few projects were like that, including the catastrophe that was LieroX.

Why are you even here, KoH? All you ever do is moan and gripe about the site barely being active. You show no interest in correcting the issues we have. And here I thought I was a Negative Nancy.

I'm barely holding things together right now because I'm unemployed. Being unemployed is very harsh on a person's mind. I rarely even think about doing much right now besides sleeping and eating. If I had the tools to revive the site, I would, but it would take forever for the simple fact that I am the ONLY person trying. Everyone else has left for the most part, for their own reasons, justifiable or not.

Dude, I've been unemployed for three years straight, nearly four.  I know what that feels like.  My one job was a job during the federal election for temporary work.

I worked seven years in a call center.

Never again.  I grew to hate people in ways I never thought I would.  Don't get me wrong, it's rewarding when those nice people call who know what they're doing and appreciate help figuring things out, but most of the time people don't have a clue.  Thank God I didn't work in tech support, where asking someone to unplug the computer might take about ten minutes.

News / Re: Downtime
« on: January 07, 2016, 03:20:18 PM »
I get that, I try to show off my levels as well.  Some streamers are cool and chill, but some just don't seem to care.  Maybe all the troll levels are getting to them...

News / Re: Downtime
« on: January 05, 2016, 12:09:54 AM »
ve asked myself that question many times over the years. IIs it worth it? Is GU worth the time, the effort? Even now, as the owner. Is it now also worth the money? When I joined GU in 2002, the place was thriving. We had members. We had active projects. We had staff with an active interest in seeing the site grow as a whole. Then, something changed. The site as a whole became darker, as we were bombarded with difficulties ranging from peoject developers being too busy with the various challenges they faced in real life to hackrtd to unruly members acting like the children they were. GU, my "digital home," became darker and darker as fewer members wanted to be here as a result of so much negativity. I asked myself, time and again: "Is it worth it?"

The answer will always be a resounding yes. As long as I can get the bill paid, it will be paid. GU is in a slump from hell. But I have faith that if we pour in the love that the place needs, new life will spring forth. We, the "Oldbies" that still visit, need to give this site the love she needs to flourish once again, even as we age and become more or less "Ancients." In so doing, we will eventually pull in new members that will see the love we hold for this place and think: "Wow...this place is a nice place. The members aren't out to slit each other's throats. They even share things about themselves and their individual works!" They might even find a project or two here, God willing.

Hmm...I guess a simple "yes" would have worked, but hey, I like to talk...sometimes. ;p
I should note I never chose not to be here, myself.  I just...kinda drifted into other projects.  And other activities.  I still use GU appended to my Cyclone username as I still know I had some good times here, but as things got quieter here, I went looking for a community and activities again.  Currently, I edit at Bulbapedia, am occupied with Mario Maker and other Wii U games, am a moderator at a Twitch stream (if I may indulge, Familyofgamerz, come say hi when we're on, the 13 year old has beaten six Panga levels and is very skilled), am always on my 3DSes (yeah, two active ones ATM), and just dealing with life.  There are many days where there's nothing new here, so if I check in, it's more sporadically, like today when I just happened to reload my tabs again.  I still think about the times here, and how things started to fall apart for the site in general while Dark Jim was still the overseer.  I would hate for GU to end up going away, but at the same time am surprised it's still here.  I just hope things end up going well and that, perhaps by some chance, a project that looks good might end up coming here and making the place active again.  And, if it's something that interests me, I would be here every day again taking part in that project.  That would actually be kinda nice.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Zelda: Triforce Heroes interest?
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:27:10 PM »
I actually played the demo during the online hours, myself.  Other than the occasional idiot who couldn't figure out two of us were trying to push the block ("the party has been disbanded" after some confusion), it was fun indeed.

Whether I would buy the full game is unknown at this time.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: The one thing Nintendo is good at...
« on: October 04, 2015, 12:21:13 PM »

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Splatoon is awesome
« on: June 23, 2015, 11:14:55 AM »
We got like 4(maybe 5) more maps added, and at least 5 weapons.
We also now have Ranked mode.
I lost track... all I know is there's been like 2 updates per 10 day cycle.
so that price should be worth it.

There's also been a leak that we'll eventually get over 30 more weapons... so that is at least 50 different weapons.

Wait.  They aren't charging for DLC, they just add all this stuff?  What a novel idea!  Sakurai?

(Seriously, I can play against new characters on new stages online, I have no reason to buy anything on 3DS.)

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Splatoon is awesome
« on: June 21, 2015, 06:27:51 PM »
They were talking about it at work. It sounded like it was a unique game to say the least.

You're a kid now.  You're a squid now.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Splatoon is awesome
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:12:13 PM »
Random long-dead member pops in to post randomly.

I watched a good chunk of a 24-hour stream put on by a decent player of the game.  It looks fun.  I question the $70 tag in Canada, might try for a used copy if I ever get a Wii U.  I really just can't afford the Wii U ATM.

General Chit Chat / Re: Why so dead today?
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:29:24 AM »
I've heard of this Guild Wars II.  Guess who made the beta team?

(No, not me, but another member.)

I'm more interested in New Super Mario Bros. 2 right now.  The new Gold Flower seems kinda silly on first trailer view, but who knows?  Maybe it's limited enough to be interesting.  I'm just eager to fly with the SMB3 Raccoon Tail again!


General Chit Chat / Re: Infected laceration
« on: May 22, 2012, 04:54:19 PM »
Man, why do people only post on GU when they get nasty surgery or injuries... Ah well. Don't get addicted to prescription painkillers, and get well soon.

Gaming Universe - Where people post when they're dying.

Wait, that can't be good for me...

On topic, my grandmother lost both legs to diabetes a couple of years apart but was much better afterwards in terms of her health.  So if it has to be done, it has to be done.  I hope not for your sake.


General Chit Chat / Re: 11 years...hmmm
« on: May 22, 2012, 04:52:07 PM »
You know what?  I have been here more than ten years, myself.  Think I joined October 2002 IIRC, so I turn 11 this year as well.

Wow, we were more active as babies. :P


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