I'm going to miss you people when the Escapist shuts down.

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I just want you to know that.

It's been fun talking and reading what you have to say all these years. It'll feel like a hole in my life when you aren't around anymore.

Sometimes I'll be thinking, and I'll remember the people who left years ago or got banned and I'll feel a little sad. I wonder what they're doing now, or what they'd have to say if they were still here. Where did Sir John The Net Knight go after he requested his ban I wonder? I think he left the site because it was too liberal back then. Anybody else remember The_root_of_all_evil? He used to have an avatar of a stickman eating cereal and I think he was in his 50s or 60s. MelasZepheos always wrote really good posts I thought, as well as BonsaiK and Eclectic Dreck. j-e-f-f-e-r-s wrote good posts too and was really passionate about Nintendo. Julianking93 was a bit of a perv, but in a lovable way. Jumplion had that avatar endlessly falling down stairs, Believer258 had one of Ed giving a thumbs up and Dastardly made good posts on articles. I've only just begun and hardly even spoke about anyone and already this is getting long. There were just so many people who's posts I enjoyed reading here over the years who don't come anymore. I wish I had the time to name them all, but I really don't and should already go to bed.

I'd like to go through the people who are still active here individually and tell you why you're awesome, but I'd feel really bad if someone came to this thread, didn't find themselves mentioned and felt left out. So I know it doesn't mean as much this way, but just know that I think each of you are special in your own little ways, even if most of you hate each other. I'll remember you for a long time.

Cheers to you too, Drathnoxis 🙋

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But you also made me remember a whole bunch of colorful characters that aren't around anymore, which also makes me kind of sad.

Yeah, I'll miss this place and you folks. I just want it to last another year or so somehow. I don't want another loss in 2018. We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content and LRR's Feed Dump. That's about half of the youtube content I watched. Losing the Escapist at the same time would really bite.

Even though the in-fighting and grudge holding I've seen a lot of lately is making me feel rather jaded towards the site, I do admit I'll miss a lot of you guys when things go under. I still check the site multiple times a day. I don't even know why I do it, there's hardly anything here, and quotes are borked so people don't bother with it much anymore (I still fix my settings weekly, hoping I see a quote waiting for me). Guess it's mostly just habit at this point. But when there's a good thread, I like to stop by to see you guys. Helps me remember how things were.

Thanks for a good thread, man

I've done a lot less posting and a lot more lurking in the last few years, but all of you guys had some cool things to say, even if I don't necessarily agree with all of them (at least, regarding gaming.)

Don't know how much longer we have, but I definitely hope you all land on your feet. As for me... I've tried looking for new forums before.

I have been following this site as early as 2008-9 I think, I just never made an account.

I have watch your comments from a distance and I laugh, get mad, and still have no idea why certain people got banned and never came back.

I would love to make a snarky comment at this point in time, but clearly I wouldn't come here if I didn't enjoy it ... so ... yeah, I'll miss you guys and gals. Not that I think we're in danger of an imminent collapse, but there we go.

Kyrian007:
Yeah, I'll miss this place and you folks. I just want it to last another year or so somehow. I don't want another loss in 2018. We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content and LRR's Feed Dump. That's about half of the youtube content I watched. Losing the Escapist at the same time would really bite.

Is LRR finished? I used to love those guys. But then I haven't followed them since about a year after they left

Are you going somewhere Drath?

While I have been colonizing reddit, I will stay here until the bitter end.
My fellow 'Pists, we will endure.

Souplex:
My fellow 'Pists, we will endure.

Who you calling a 'Pist?! I'm an Escaper for life!

trunkage:

Kyrian007:
Yeah, I'll miss this place and you folks. I just want it to last another year or so somehow. I don't want another loss in 2018. We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content and LRR's Feed Dump. That's about half of the youtube content I watched. Losing the Escapist at the same time would really bite.

Is LRR finished? I used to love those guys. But then I haven't followed them since about a year after they left

No, just Feed Dump. Just like the Phailhaus, Feed Dump will rise from the ashes in a new format... sometime. And LRR will continue. But we will miss..

Kyrian007:
We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content

Wait, what?

Ok, only care about After Hours, but still. Been cancelled?

I will always remember the ppl here

I agree. This has been a pretty good place for lurking.

Thaluikhain:

Kyrian007:
We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content

Wait, what?

Ok, only care about After Hours, but still. Been cancelled?

There were massive layoffs end of last year I think, most of the content creators were let go including the After Hours cast :(

I have the community signature background always on because of all the good times.

We're not getting what we had back here but I'm here until the lights go out.

bootwhistle:

Thaluikhain:

Kyrian007:
We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content

Wait, what?

Ok, only care about After Hours, but still. Been cancelled?

There were massive layoffs end of last year I think, most of the content creators were let go including the After Hours cast :(

Which one was Cracked?

I'm gonna be making a new forum and hosting it in the Netherlands. For specific reasons. But the bad news is, that's WAY down the road because I absolutely need to do something that will consume literally two whole years of my life and I won't be able to properly admin a forum at all of course during such. Because of that though, I wonder if I should even have mentioned it, but I just simply wanted you all to know that the classic BBS/forum format for social media will not be forgotten and will be resurrected.

At a later date though. I'm gonna be really damn busy.

Same. This site was great in it's heyday. It's a shame that it's story is nearing a close, but I've enjoyed my time here, and the people I've talked to (although not really befriended).

A pity too, I would've been on here for 10 years next October (2019).

Arnoxthe1:
I'm gonna be making a new forum and hosting it in the Netherlands. For specific reasons. But the bad news is, that's WAY down the road because I absolutely need to do something that will consume literally two whole years of my life and I won't be able to properly admin a forum at all of course during such. Because of that though, I wonder if I should even have mentioned it, but I just simply wanted you all to know that the classic BBS/forum format for social media will not be forgotten and will be resurrected.

At a later date though. I'm gonna be really damn busy.

What are you doing? Going to school? Becoming a missionary? joining the army? Training to become the world's strongest martial artist?

Also, I've been curious, do you set your profile gender to match your avatar or something, because I notice it's changed.

Silentpony:

Are you going somewhere Drath?

Nah, but you never know if the site might :/
Just wanted to let everyone know that they aren't wasting their time because I appreciate that they're still coming here.

I've had The Escapist set as one of my primary tabs on my browser for years. I'd open up the internet, and there it was. I'd pop in, see what was new, what was up, see if there was anything interesting to toss my two cents into, and then leave.

Sometimes a response made me excited. Even if it was just to disagree (or in worse cases, degrade) with my opinion. Made me feel like I was apart of something. In fact, as far the internet goes, it was the first time I was involved in somewhere. Nowadays I spend my online time with the few people I recognize in Overwatch and the friends I've made in FF XIV, but it was here I grew the confidence to even try and interact online. The internet ain't all bad.

And to think I only came here because all those years ago I saw a Yahtzee video on G4TV.

This has been one of the most active communities online i have been in a long time. I watched as this site slowly dwindled down to what it is today, missed out a lot, but still had fun hanging out in the forums. Have to at least thank the form admins for doing their damnedest to keep this running.As well as thank the countless personalities that habitat this forum, (even if some were clearly from the same two/three people).

Thanks again, it has been fun.

bootwhistle:

Thaluikhain:

Kyrian007:
We already lost Cracked.com's youtube content

Wait, what?

Ok, only care about After Hours, but still. Been cancelled?

There were massive layoffs end of last year I think, most of the content creators were let go including the After Hours cast :(

Soren left to be a writer for American Dad, then Michael left citing problems with alcoholism. Then EW Scripps (the company that owns Cracked... like Defy owns The Escapist) fired everyone producing video content (and almost everyone else) and has shrunk the brand to be web articles only, and basically just the lists. Its more or less low rent Buzzfeed now.

Drathnoxis:
Becoming a missionary?

Yep. People need help.

As to my profile gender, I'm glad you care enough to regularly visit my profile page. And yes, I do change it to suit my ever evolving avatar of awesome.

I miss the old days too. Met a load of good people here.

At least we still have the 'Escapism' meets here in the UK. A load of guys from the site, and some who were never members, meeting up twice a year for geeky weekends.

He hasn't been for a while, but Root of all Evil used to come to them too, even long after he stopped contributing in the forums.

I've been lurking and making small posts for a long while. And yeah it's been a bumpy ride, but It has been fun. Several of the names you mention do ring a bell, too. Especially Root.

Also, i'm getting a weird feeling lurking in the groups that have stopped working. Kinda...fascinating to look at older stuff again. Can't really put a finger on the emotion, it's not just curiosity. Something more ...morbid maybe? To look at all those profiles and when and what the last post was, and so on. Really an odd feeling, gotta say.

But either way,just in case the site goes down tomorrow: I've enjoyed my time here! And I'll come back and lurk around every now and then, can't break a bad habbit, haha!

The Escapist community was (and is) like no other I've seen, and I've had some truly wonderful times here. I may not have too much to say any more (less engaging conversation going on), but I'll be lurking on these forums until someone pulls the plug!

Thanks, everybody. I can only hope that you all have enjoyed my company as much as I have enjoyed yours.

I haven't posted here in years, but I still come here every day to read the forums. I'm gonna miss it a lot when it's no longer around. Some of those names you mentioned brought memories, thanks for sharing.

Elvis Starburst:
and quotes are borked so people don't bother with it much anymore (I still fix my settings weekly, hoping I see a quote waiting for me).

I always fix my settings too.

Redlin5:
I have the community signature background always on because of all the good times.

We're not getting what we had back here but I'm here until the lights go out.

So many people have said that, most of them don't come here anymore :(

DeliveryGodNoah:
I've had The Escapist set as one of my primary tabs on my browser for years. I'd open up the internet, and there it was. I'd pop in, see what was new, what was up, see if there was anything interesting to toss my two cents into, and then leave.

Sometimes a response made me excited. Even if it was just to disagree (or in worse cases, degrade) with my opinion. Made me feel like I was apart of something. In fact, as far the internet goes, it was the first time I was involved in somewhere. Nowadays I spend my online time with the few people I recognize in Overwatch and the friends I've made in FF XIV, but it was here I grew the confidence to even try and interact online. The internet ain't all bad.

And to think I only came here because all those years ago I saw a Yahtzee video on G4TV.

You wanted to be a game reviewer, right? How's that working out?

Arnoxthe1:

Drathnoxis:
Becoming a missionary?

Yep. People need help.

As to my profile gender, I'm glad you care enough to regularly visit my profile page. And yes, I do change it to suit my ever evolving avatar of awesome.

Oh cool! You're the second Escapist I know that became a missionary. Where are you going to do it?

I only noticed because I saw someone call you 'he' and I was pretty sure your profile had said female last time I checked. Hmm, now I don't actually know, which pronoun do I use? Based on your fursona, I'm gonna say 'she'?

Elementary - Dear Watson:
I miss the old days too. Met a load of good people here.

At least we still have the 'Escapism' meets here in the UK. A load of guys from the site, and some who were never members, meeting up twice a year for geeky weekends.

He hasn't been for a while, but Root of all Evil used to come to them too, even long after he stopped contributing in the forums.

That's too far away. Could you do it in western Canada one time? =P

Chemical Alia:
I haven't posted here in years, but I still come here every day to read the forums. I'm gonna miss it a lot when it's no longer around. Some of those names you mentioned brought memories, thanks for sharing.

So why did you stop posting?

Drathnoxis:
Oh cool! You're the second Escapist I know that became a missionary. Where are you going to do it?

I only noticed because I saw someone call you 'he' and I was pretty sure your profile had said female last time I checked. Hmm, now I don't actually know, which pronoun do I use? Based on your fursona, I'm gonna say 'she'?

I have no idea. In the LDS religion, you are sent where you are needed. It could could be Topeka, Kansas or it could be Sierra Leone, Africa. As long as they don't send me any place hot though, I legit do not care.

I might actually just choose to conceal my gender actually. :3 But refer to me with whatever pronoun you'd like.

It would be sad to see you all go, but heck this isn't the first community I've seen go. It's weird to think of things like websites as have a shelf-life, but we've been around long enough for us to see things naturally perish.

Me too, man... me too.


ZP was what drew me to this site originally, but there were a number of other fun features back in the day that kept me watching, such as Unskippable, Escape to the Movies, and Extra Credits. Also it was nice to have a gaming discussion board better organised than GameFAQs. Some of those threads really made me think more closely about what exactly makes a game/movie good or bad, and why.

Oh well, it's been fun talking with you all for 10 years. Thanks for the responses and interesting threads.

The rest...is silence.

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