GB has been up and running smoothly for 5 months now, so I thought it would be good to get some feedback and let you know of some ideas I have for the future.
Overall I'm glad I made the decision to take on GB's ownership! It's been nice to see a couple of new members and some oldies coming back. It's not a hive of activity like in the old days but I still think it's important to keep alive for the foreseeable future.
I'll start with the #1 question: Where is the old board? I thought you said it would be moved and archived in January and kept for a year, wtf Arano u liar >8V
MOST HUMBLE APOLOGIES. Though actually, no-one has asked me about this which has been surprising haha.
Truthfully the only reason this hasn't happened is because myself and my friend who is the tech side of this are just... busy people and I personally haven't found the time to approach it, the ball is in my court. Rest assured the money from the campaign that was set aside to do this has not been touched, so it can and will still be done if it's something the community wants. I've attached a poll to this to get peoples feelings on the matter, because if there is no demand for the old GB anymore then perhaps the more economical thing would be to earmark that money for future maintenance costs of this board. I don't want to assume though so answering this poll would help, especially if you donated to the campaign. Please also let me know your thoughts in the comments as well so that together we can make an informed decision
Old Board archive will go ahead as planned.
#2 The Ginga Guardian
At the moment I think it is unlikely the GG will be coming back, simply because the dynamic of the board has changed. Usage here is very casual compared to the early days so it just isn't a sustainable project to start back up again.
#3 Ginga Board ARPG
To sustain the board beyond the ending of Last Wars*, one thing I would really like to do is develop a Ginga ARPG. The "Gingaverse" has huge potential for a point based system where people can develop characters in real time not just through roleplay but through art and fanfiction too, and I would love to try and combine it with board incentives as well.
It is definitely more than I can handle so I would be looking for multiple people to collaborate on such a project. I'd be interested in building this with:
- Story writers so we have an over all plot line with different arcs along the way in true Takahashi style!
- Japanese history and language buffs (of course we gotta have ninja and samurai clans, what is Ginga without those after all);
- People who have ARPG experience who can help and work with story writers to manage: action prompts and helping build a point system and rewards surrounding it - such as unlocking battouga-based skills, weaponry, special ranks etc.
If you fit the bill to any of the above and would like to help with this, voice yourself in a comment below!
*As in, providing another type of fan-entertainment, not changing the board to be an ARPG board
Finally, if you personally have any particular feedback about the board in general (good or bad), or any ideas that you think we should implement to make the board better, let use know in a comment!