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No more discussions on classic WH.
Contrary to what was hoped for, the new Elven factions in AoS do not trigger any interest here.
Still months to wait before T9A releases the new DE, I would hope end 2018 or early 2019.

Remains mostly P&M.

Anything which could be done for our beloved website?

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 am
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Hi, Calisson!
I have no idea, sadly.
I suppose we have to let go druchii.net.
You and some others tried bravely to keep it vital and hydrated, but to no avail.
Nonetheless, it will be a sad day, when this glorious site won't be online anymore.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:03 pm
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Yes sad indeed - even after a major release in the past few months with Daughters and Deepkin.

I really think GW have themselves to blame for this mess, they have well and truly nerfed the community since end of times.

Sad times indeed.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm
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cultofkhaine wrote:
Yes sad indeed - even after a major release in the past few months with Daughters and Deepkin.
I really think GW have themselves to blame for this mess, they have well and truly nerfed the community since end of times.
Sad times indeed.

What mess? AoS is doing fine, and both new aelven factions have created a lot of interest. Just not here. I seem to be the only AoS player on this site, and I don't have the time (or money, really) to start a new army right now (or even to paint more of the stuff I already have). So, even though I like both the Daughters of Khaine and the Idoneth Deepkin, there's not a lot I can say beyond "they look cool".

Single-faction forums are obsolete. The solution is, and has always been, combining with Asrai and Ulthuan. But Ulthuan refuses. So we are where we are.

But somehow it's all GW's fault? :badh:

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:41 am
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Sorry was not having a dig at AOS. Just the lack of interest we have been able to attract here for it.

I love the new models - don't have any $ for them at the moment.

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Shadowspite wrote:
But somehow it's all GW's fault? :badh:


GW, the Druchii's creators and owners, did make the decision to discontinue them as a supported faction (not to mention discontinuing their whole surrounding fantasy milieu & game system). So there's a fair degree of fault there ;)

Regardless, Net Forums, with few exceptions, aren't a particularly vital medium these days, and having a web address like Dodo.net also does not assist in keeping a pulse.

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Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:30 pm
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Well if anything Calisson has been able to rally the troops and see who is till lurking here, even if it is to have another winge about our dying forum :D

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I think, sadly, the forum's decline can be attributed to four major factors:
- A gradual and natural drifting on of many of the forum's original inhabitants (due to work, kids, etc).
- The decline of forums as a medium for discussion in general.
- The arrival of AoS which, despite the good intentions of the mods here, does not align particularly well with a forum originally constructed to discuss Dark Elves in Warhammer Fantasy and not their successors in a totally different game.
- The appearance of alternative forums for discussing strategies and tactics for Dark Elves in their new environs (e.g. the 9th Age Discussion Boards).

I've suggested it before, but I do wonder whether transitioning the forum into a static resource might be worthwhile doing. There are some real gems on the website that used to be organically updated but are now unlikely to ever move forward again. Why not turn the DRAICH into a single, downloadable PDF, for example? I recognize it would involve a pretty big investment of time and that may be the biggest impediment to such a course (and I can't ask anyone else to do it, given that I definitely can't) but it might make the most sense at this point.

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Wishing to read from Daeron.

From T9A, hopes to see a new DE army book released with background have been delayed.
Still in the pipes, but I would expect it no earlier than beginning of 2019.

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I have no problem to keep the forums running, doing maintenance. One server for 3 sites is within reason for costs too.
I routinely check if everything is running fine.
As for activity.. I don't know how to turn this around anymore. I think it's gone too far. But it's okay. I think D.net is still a good place and archive for WFB and I think we may yet see that game revive a bit.

The hobby itself, on my end, has grinded to a halt due to other interests. I'm somewhat active in a PC game community and that's a big killer on any hobby :)

Generally, I think GW is doing amazingly well with AoS and 40K. The sales reflect that. They bring out amazing stuff and their community work is blowing my mind every week. I don't see myself quit this game for good.. But for now and the coming 6 months (at least) I won't be active in it.

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