It’s been a hot minute since I made a topic last, mainly because we are running out of ideas.
I want to talk about something I truly care about on this website, family, it’s an amazing thing we have here. We’ve gotten to know hundreds of people with similar interests, build friendships, connect outside of the forums and even in real life. This forum page is a huge blessing for some of us and we are so lucky to have such a great community and strong family here.
I want to give you a run down of what we’ve all been through for those who have been here since the beginning and the others that are new who want to catch up.
In January 2018 during the the first week of the forums, the original users had the first step a new territory and new faces all around. Naturally we all started asking questions, playing games, coming up with ideas and most importantly receiving updates from Dom. Over the next months we welcomed thousands of new users and got to know everyone who was active.
Then the unthinkable happened near the end of spring Dom announced that V2 would be postponed indefinitely. This was probably the most important thing to happen, let me explain. Up to that point we all were getting more hyped up and closer to each other. Then Dom released the news and the next couple of months the forums went dark. The only people who emerged were the ones who truly cared about the community. They ventured out and connected outside the forums through group chats, snapchat, instagram, twitter, etc.
Early August Dom released that it’s back in action with a new name. This set the ball rolling and everyone came back. From then an official discord was made by @Kaden that brought us closer than ever before and gave us the ability to speak to each other live as a group. Since then we have been on a call with about 5-15 people almost everyday and a constant live chat that never goes inactive.
Personally this website has changed my life. Not sure about you, but some of the people I’ve met are now closer to me than people who I know outside of the internet. I’m going to college next year out of state and I will be leaving all my friends and everyone I’ve ever known behind. I’m glad to know that I have a whole family here to support me and people to talk to when I get lonely/bored. I don’t know where I would be if you all were not in my life. I thank you all.
We have done some incredible things as a whole, here are some stats:
Forum Users ------- 15.1k
Total Posts ------- 163k
Total Topics ------- 5.8k
Total Likes ------- 174k
Basic Rank ------- 3k
Member Rank ------- 974
Expert Rank ------- 54
Discord Users ------- 827
Bots ------ @FaizalDawx
So now where?
The future might seem scary, the forums and discord servers will flood with new users once the beta is released. Will this be a good thing to interact with new users or will this just cause a bunch of spam and dilute the close community? I want to hear what you guys think about this. Obviously we accept everyone as if they have been here the whole time, but how should we handle the influx of new users?