It appears that someone deleted my farewell activity post when I removed my own admin role.
Get yo act together, mod team. I may not be active anymore but the fact that someone actually deleted that pisses me off. It's not like I'm starting some huge conspiracy theory whoaaaa
This proves that all anyone has to do to get their post removed is mention SkyVu's "shady business practices", regardless of what the topic at hand is. Like c'mon, that's violating Freedom of Speech here. I didn't think you guys would go as far as deleting someone's extremely serious "goodbye" post, but one of you passed the line anyway. Impressive.
Professionalism and integrity of a company are something important to keep, unfortunately that includes moderating "bad talk" about them (I'm surprised my posts haven't been deleted)
No one is violating anyone's Freedom of Speech, you agreed to the Terms and Conditions henceforth the 1st amendment argument is debunked, I mean common sense would be that you don't mention a company's questionable practices in it's own website, that's just being a sitting duck. Now if they were to start deleting/filing reports on youtube videos or other forums about criticizing them it's okay to kinda go overboard against them and riot. Quit being overdramatic people.
What's really weird is that they're removing stuff like that from activity but they don't take 2 seconds to read the threads we've made in the past few days about what they need to do to improve. Kekekekekek
remember those things we used to do?
Videos, (Gun Craze, podcast etc)
Classic Clan wars
I think I'm still here holding onto that hope that that stuff will come back.
not too sure about the podcast ever coming back as that is a big time commitment (might start making a similar type thing called BB Talk and invite community members to come chat about battle bears and stuff for 20-45 minutes every week or two)
Ever since late 2013, the forum's quality has been slowly declining. With every new poop-joke-posting, naive, unfunny, constant-memespouting prepubescent that joins, a little piece of this forum's metaphorical heart shrivels up and breaks away.
Of course, SM, you can leave... But you won't... You feel that you're kinda stuck here right? I think lot of us feel the same way. Of course I could be wrong, but 2+ years on the internet is an eternity, and it feels like the forum is ingrained in my browsing habits. Even when I tried to quit I would just start typing the URL in and go to my wall or activity as easily as I would go to the bathroom in the morning. It just became a habit, and its a hard habit to break.
So instead of hopping on the 'everything sucks' train, why don't you just quit?
Because you can't? Because you LIKE being here despite what you say?
Or perhaps it is the friends you made here?
Either way saying the forum sucks isn't really going to help it.
I wish that certain members would stop the barrage of crapposting, but hey, there's no way for us to tell them without SOMEBODY getting upset
I blame SkyVu on this. Honestly, the fact that they chose to make games with childish playstyles to attract children gave negative effects to the community by a lot. It's can't be an option for SkyVu to make more "mature" games, considering not many older or more mature gamers play games on their phone or tablet which isn't satisfactory. I've seen many posts similar to this. But every time I do, I don't seem find any sign of cooperation between us.
I might be wrong about what I said above, but I kinda doubt that.
I've learned so much from this place. And I don't care how, I will not hesitate on helping to improve this place, especially the community. If you guys are willing and planning to do it, please don't for get to include me on it.
@SkyVu_Brian New single player games on the horizon like BB-1 and BB0 used to really get me hyped, and more features in BBG to foster competitive/clan play like an improved social system and a fixed rank system would trickle down and help the forums in turn! I ran this BB fansite back in the day for hosting competitive matches, and I can safely say that a healthy metagame and a little bit of hype do wonders for a stagnant community. :)
I'll speak out the truth here in the most positive manner I can. It's not really the games themselves that are the problem, it's the company decision they made a while ago that the BATTLE BEARS franchise should focus on gaining the attention of children rather than its previous more mature audience. The best way to prove this is to either compare the designs of the characters from 2010 to their current ones, or play BATTLE BEARS -1 and BBU back-to-back and analyze both, then you'll understand what we mean. Before maybe the revamped version of BBR, today known as BBG, BATTLE BEARS was marketed as "cool", had an engaging plotline, and definetely a few mature jokes hidden throughout for comedy purposes. The BATTLE BEARS series was truly something unique, until this changed mindset of auidence came along.
This company decision not only changed the franchise, it changed the Community, too. Shortly after the release of BBG in 2013 and more apparent after the announcement of BBU v1, more youngsters started jumping on board, like you guys wanted to see. This is one of the primary reasons many forumers recently have been... well, I don't wanna publicly say anything rude to avoid trouble, but I'll just say "blegh" like the others have. There's way more trouble here than there used to be, and that's why many of us older members are starting to get more than fiesty about not only the people here that have caused trouble recently or for the past year or two, but also at BATTLE BEARS and, well, SkyVu as a whole, you guys.
That's really the point of the whole thing in my eyes. This is kind of why everything is the way it is now, because of the changed audience from more mature gamers to children. Again, I don't mean to sound harsh towards anybody from what I'm saying here, but that's the rather cold truth.
Combine all of that with the, er... I'll refer to them as "tragic mistakes" made in the not-so-distant past, and the recent stir-up of negativity should become clear.
That doesn't mean we can't all do our best to fix things, anything is possible if we all put out mind into it, I mean, look at you guys right now. You're putting all of this work into BBU in order to fix a mistake, and I majorly appreciate you guys listening. Still, though, like many of us still say today, the glory days are long gone and things will stay that way for an extremely long time period, if ever.
It's also that, and the fact that children generally like Intense pick up and play games that are also free. Since children aren't really interested in games with lore, they usually are uninterested with these types of games. As BBR/BBG progressed, more kids became to pick up on this, and that's why post 2013 or whenever you guess think was the Golden age of the forums was so Blegh. That's also why the earlier period of BBR had more mature players than immature.