Hey, I'm Ryan.
This might be the last discussion I ever create.
Many of you have probably seen my videos online like on YouTube as Ryan Smith, but I used to be a hardcore BBR/BBG player from 2012-2015 as well as a forumer here back in late 2013 and throughout 2014.
This place, chatango, palringo, and most importantly, the servers on Battle Bears used to be super alive and provided me tons of memories and friendships which now give me nostalgia whenever I ponder about the good times I had as a 13 year old kid.
I thought this thread could be for old-time users like me who only come on to check in every few months or years or so and basically say we were here. We can all simply comment saying something dumb such as “________ was here” and talk about what we've been up to since the last visit.
Maybe this will serve as a testament of what Battle Bears meant to us random users all across the globe. Although it will never be the same on the forum or on the apps as they once were, and many blame SkyVu for changing their games and making various mistakes, Battle Bears will always have a place within our minds and within our hearts.
Maybe we will show new generations of gamers how amazing the past was when we were younger and less busy. When we had the time to master our craft, join clans, fight wars, and stay up all night in chat rooms discussing the one thing we could all relate to: Battle Bears.
Maybe new users who happen to stumble onto here after playing the games SkyVu currently offers will come across this and be inspired to begin an entirely new era on this site, reviving the activity and having good times like we did long ago.
Maybe the future will be brighter than the past.
But I do know I had a part of my childhood as a tween/early teen dedicated to this place and I will never forget it.
So, whenever the forums pop into my memory, I will return here and not simply see how dead it is and that if I'm lucky there will be one other person online. Instead, I will look through this discussion and see there is a chance that maybe, just maybe, it will come back.
Anyway, I am going to go on with my life like I was since I last came on in June of 2016. I'll start this off with the first reply of how I am doing and if any old-timers or even new-timers find this you can follow suit and we can continually check in with each other.
Other than that, if you used to know me and want to talk you can always find me on social media:
(cringey app, barely go on anymore)
youtube- Ryan Smith
I hope you are having a blast living your lives. See you!
PS: Never did this formally, but I feel like I owe it to SkyVu or someone or something idk. I'll do it right now forumally:
Rest In Peace Battle Bears & your Forums. Someday maybe you will rise from the depths. We will see what happens...
-Ryan aka Smitty aka Smitzy aka Smitzerland (not from Switzerland tho)