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Unwashed Village / Re: Thoughts on the end of Bethesda's Forums
« Last post by Hoopy Frood on August 23, 2021, 07:21:44 AM »
Discord can work fine as forum software if the features are set up correctly.

The Straight Dope message boards use Discord and have been for many months now.
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Unwashed Village / Re: Thoughts on the end of Bethesda's Forums
« Last post by The Hanged Man on August 21, 2021, 01:32:55 PM »
Truth be told, I find it hilarious.

I have nothing against the Bethesda forums but they were more or less used as justification for my friends and I getting kicked off of Tes Wiki, back in the day. The delusional admins at the time said that the Bethesda Forums were laughing at the wiki and disliked it, because of us. Not because UESP rendered it redundant, ten years before it even existed or because it changes admins every year or the fact that most of the articles were empty at the time and even their best stuff didn't hold a candle to uesp.

No, it was PURELY because they had a roleplay segment on their board and the Beth forums were laughing at them over it or looking down on them or something.

Less than ten years later, the bethesda forums get shitcanned and my friends and I have great communities from our exile. Meanwhile, Tes wiki lost a big chunk of its userbase and spent years getting most of it back, going almost completely dead at one point and having several years of a revolving door for Admins and Mods.

As for the dying out of forums, I find it to be quite sad. I miss the days when this place was a bit more active (which is funny, because those days were considered a 'dry spell.')

I suppose we value quick communication a lot more now. Which isn't the worst thing but it just doesn't have the same appeal to me.
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Unwashed Village / Thoughts on the end of Bethesda's Forums
« Last post by Dessert Ranger on August 20, 2021, 06:45:32 AM »
So I'm not sure if many of you have followed/heard that Bethesda is planning on sunsetting their forums and in favor of using Discord instead.
Their full comment on the situation: https://bethesda.net/en/article/3nf1F08LHgUEmSt7EqA9ru/bethesda-net-forums-to-be-sunset

I recognize the somewhat sunsetting of forums in general and the prominence of things like Reddit as an alternative, I don't think I could ever see Discord as a replacement for a forum. I see forums as a good place to make a topic and hopefully have lots of dedicated input from different people (poor Empty threads), but compared to the chatroom setting of Discord, it does not seem intuitive in highlighting important subjects relevant to the community unless it's constantly spammed which may result in people just muting the community and disengaging. Many say that this is Bethesda's way of ignoring feedback but who really knows, I guess it may be cheaper to just have a discord server for people to complain about their buggy ass games.

It may be the nostalgic goggles of a time when forums were hot stuff, but I was wondering what do you think? Especially for a company still operating and producing games.
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Unwashed Village / I found the original Interplay Forums
« Last post by The Hanged Man on August 18, 2021, 05:38:42 PM »
Back in College, I got obsessed with looking up old Unwashed Village stuff and at some point I found the original Fallout Feedback Forum from Interplay, including some of Grim Reaper's post and the birth of the Unwashed Village.

Then I lost it for nigh on ten years and I was so pissed with myself for it.
 

When TK covered us, I brought up that I found it but lost it and the feeling came back. I had to find it again and I did.
https://web.archive.org/web/19990701000000*/http://www.interplay.com/fallout/feedback/
I was poking around the Wayback machine and thought I'd have another stab at it, so glad I did. :D
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Unwashed Village / Fallout Power Armour in Doctor Who?
« Last post by The Hanged Man on August 18, 2021, 09:21:23 AM »
A new trailer for an audio story dropped the other day and I couldn't help but notice how one of the characters on the front cover was wearing T-45 power armour. On closer inspection (with help from a friend who is smarter than me) we deduced that it's NCR Salvaged Power Armour from New Vegas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYDuPKJFHAc

No idea why this happened, I'm assuming its been stolen as I doubt anyone could keep their mouth shut about an official crossover or something for this long. Still, it's pretty awesome that two franchises that I like are coming together like this. :P
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Unwashed Village / Re: They're onto us!
« Last post by Dessert Ranger on August 01, 2021, 02:13:14 AM »
It's probably obvious but this guy is a different TK from me, I'm not prone to homophobic rants.

Interesting to know if he's been around for a while and if he's ever been a UV inmate.

I'm glad you clarified that  :) I was worried that my talking bad would've cause a confrontation. But I'm glad to hear that you're someone else lol. Yeah, he may have stuck his head on here a few times, and I'm curious if I'll become a topic for a video of his. If only I was famous enough
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Unwashed Village / Re: They're onto us!
« Last post by TK on July 31, 2021, 02:29:26 PM »
It's probably obvious but this guy is a different TK from me, I'm not prone to homophobic rants.

Interesting to know if he's been around for a while and if he's ever been a UV inmate.


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Unwashed Village / Re: They're onto us!
« Last post by The Hanged Man on July 30, 2021, 09:50:33 AM »
I saw one of the videos about him and I get the reasons that people dislike the guy.

He had a long running homophobic blog before starting his youtube channel, he won't take criticism on any level and has even banned long time fans from his stream chats for the most trivial of things.

From what I gather, he's quite flawed but harmless.
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Unwashed Village / Re: They're onto us!
« Last post by Dessert Ranger on July 28, 2021, 02:43:17 AM »
I haven't watch much of Oxhorn but I don't wish him any ill will and I think the few videos I may have seen were good in my book
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Unwashed Village / Re: They're onto us!
« Last post by The Hanged Man on July 24, 2021, 06:17:02 PM »
Ah, Oxhorn was my second guest, since the guy's a bit shady.
I kind of use Oxhorn's content a lot for my Fallout projects, so I've no room to talk. xD

He's kind of a friend of a friend, so that's how I became familiar with his content.
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