Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
WHW

Save the RPG subforum!

Recommended Posts

So, basically, there is a ton of good stuff in the Setting/RPG forums of AEG. Which are hidden away and in danger of never being accessible again. As per AEG's post, it depends on FFG if these things can resurface. Which brings me to the point - is there any way we can beg FFG to make it a-okay for AEG to at  put it on at least for limited time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed.

 

The way AEG handled the transition makes me very reluctant to do business with them again.  There are discussions and ideas I would have saved, links I would have bookmarked, and posters I would have sent a note to or saved contact info for, had I know this was coming. 

 

Opening up the RPG subforums for L5R, even if it's just read-only, would be a major restoration of confidence for me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed.

 

The way AEG handled the transition makes me very reluctant to do business with them again.  There are discussions and ideas I would have saved, links I would have bookmarked, and posters I would have sent a note to or saved contact info for, had I know this was coming. 

 

Opening up the RPG subforums for L5R, even if it's just read-only, would be a major restoration of confidence for me. 

AEG's handling of the transition was incredibly graceless, which is to say it disregarded the fans and was entirely self-protective. but if you thought they'd behave any other way you haven't been paying attention to the way the upper management over there has been treating l5r fans for the last few years. 

 

that said, the l5r brand manager, dave laderoute, is a super good dude and he's staying with AEG (to work on doomtown i think he said) so he's retained in a position to work for the l5r community. he will do his best to do right by the fans and i'm sure that includes access to the rpg stuff. how successful he'll be is anyone's guess but i'm sure its on his radar. he's on facebook here, and he's been active in engaging with fans since the sale so i encourage you to reach out to him either directly or via the l5r fangroup if you're a part of that so that everyone can see the response as i'm sure its a popular question. 

Edited by cielago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Agreed.

 

The way AEG handled the transition makes me very reluctant to do business with them again.  There are discussions and ideas I would have saved, links I would have bookmarked, and posters I would have sent a note to or saved contact info for, had I know this was coming. 

 

Opening up the RPG subforums for L5R, even if it's just read-only, would be a major restoration of confidence for me. 

 

AEG's handling of the transition was incredibly graceless, which is to say it disregarded the fans and was entirely self-protective. but if you thought they'd behave any other way you haven't been paying attention to the way the upper management over there has been treating l5r fans for the last few years. 

 

that said, the l5r brand manager, dave laderoute, is a super good dude and he's staying with AEG (to work on doomtown i think he said) so he's retained in a position to work for the l5r community. he will do his best to do right by the fans and i'm sure that includes access to the rpg stuff. how successful he'll be is anyone's guess but i'm sure its on his radar. he's on facebook here, and he's been active in engaging with fans since the sale so i encourage you to reach out to him either directly or via the l5r fangroup if you're a part of that so that everyone can see the response as i'm sure its a popular question. 

 

 

Dave seems a good sort. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@WHW

 

Dave has responded on facebook

 

Yup, we'll make sure that the useful stuff like that is retrieved and made available. It's just taking time to work through "the list" of all the things we have to do. Patience is, as always, appreciated!

Edited by cielago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had also emailed AEG customer service about this last week and heard back from them yesterday with a similar sort of message, to the effect that some of the specifics of the handover are up in the air but they are indeed aware there are people out here who don't want to see the old RPG and Setting forum content lost. Here's hoping they've already decided to make it an accessible archive, and it's just a relatively low-priority task what with all the other stuff that's suddenly appeared on their plates. However, it's also possible more (polite, friendly) emails of support in the near future could help put a finger on the scales...

I do wonder if FFG is prepared to support the same kind of forum community around the RPG as AEG was--hosting homebrew stuff, campaign logs, pure setting discussion and all of that. There's a reason I kept checking back in there from time to time (even in spite of not always being a fan of their moderation style). Guess I'd better see how the Star Wars and 40k subforums look around here, eh.

Edit: forgot to add, I was told by the friendly AEG rep that if I hadn't seen any developments w/r/t the old forum by "November or so," I could check in again then. Hope it doesn't actually take that long just to get the forum back up, but perhaps that's the timeline for the handover.

Edited by locust shell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

I'm not, because I believe that Facebook is Literally Satan. So someone else, please, go down that route!

 

done. for anyone that doesn't believe that satan is so quite so dweeby, the thread is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160842683946823/permalink/1043819742315775/

 

 

Post it here, some of us don't do face book. ^__^ it requires a login

 

 

see above, i posted his response

Edited by cielago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...