Anyone else notice all the ZP videos have been replaced?

So maybe this is a bug, but I've tried God of War 4, Far Cry 5, Subnautica, Splatoon and Dead Space 3 and they all just link to the Escapist YouTube channel intro trailer, the old one with Lisa Foils, Moviebob and Jim Sterling. I'm guessing its a ZP wide bug and they're all like this for now

Probably the new owners are updating the code or something...

I'm guessing it (along with the timestamps getting borked, the "newest threads" box going in and out, and in my case at least, my avatar disappearing) is happening with everyone. The site is going kind of nutter butters right now.

If you're an optimist, the new ownership is taking control and is getting everything moved over to their own servers or whatever and these are just a few growing pains we'll have to wait out for a few days or so.

If you're a pessimist, this is what a website taken off life support looks like...

yeah, that was weird, also kinda sad. Like the site was reminding me of all the great content creators it no longer has.

Huh, I had that happen for a couple months, like a year ago. I wonder why it always defaults to that video.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Silentpony:
Probably the new owners are updating the code or something...

The Escapist has new owners?

votemarvel:

Silentpony:
Probably the new owners are updating the code or something...

The Escapist has new owners?

Yeah Defy sold it to Destructoid.

I just logged in and noticed my Avatar is gone, so maybe it is all related

Zontar:

votemarvel:

Silentpony:
Probably the new owners are updating the code or something...

The Escapist has new owners?

Yeah Defy sold it to Destructoid.

Do we have confirmation on this yet or are we still speculating? They just told us something is coming, but not that it happened yet or what that something is.

Lil devils x:

Zontar:

votemarvel:
The Escapist has new owners?

Yeah Defy sold it to Destructoid.

Do we have confirmation on this yet or are we still speculating? They just told us something is coming, but not that it happened yet or what that something is.

Speculation I believe, but the vague statements in combination with the sudden pulse of whatever is happening would signal to me that something is, indeed, happening. What, I don't know.

Could argue that pulling embedded links and shooting them to a youtube channel is Defy deciding to ice this arm of the escapist, and just keep the profitable part, or you could argue that pulling the links is part of prep on a new site roll out. Or, or. Destructiod bought the crap half of the escapist, and Defy is shifting the money half somewhere else before they hand it over.

Thanks for the info. I didn't even think to look in that other thread as the title was just too vague.

Aside from the other weirdness mentioned, quote notifications seem to be on the fritz again as well.

I felt a profound melancholy seeing that old advert and I didn't even watch half the shows it presented.

I imagine that issue will be fixed soon since ZP is the site's main draw.

tippy2k2:
I'm guessing it (along with the timestamps getting borked, the "newest threads" box going in and out, and in my case at least, my avatar disappearing) is happening with everyone. The site is going kind of nutter butters right now.

If you're an optimist, the new ownership is taking control and is getting everything moved over to their own servers or whatever and these are just a few growing pains we'll have to wait out for a few days or so.

If you're a pessimist, this is what a website taken off life support looks like...

My avatar is gone too, the quotes thing stopped working again and as of this moment, the forum posts box on the front page has gone :(

What new ownership? And why isn't your name in colour?

KingsGambit:
My avatar is gone too, the quotes thing stopped working again and as of this moment, the forum posts box on the front page has gone :(

The avatars and quotes have just been defaulted off in form options, you can set them back at least till they break again.

I think it's reset my timezone, dunno how to fix that.

I'm having avatar issues as well. My original (and only) avatar shows when I make a post, but in the site banner where I'd normally see the little clickable "me" with a dropdown of links to profile/notification options, I see the default Escapist "white dude with a yellow shirt and black hat."

Surely the ominous "something is coming" thread wasn't a cruelly-clandestine-and-objectively-true hint that "the END is coming?"

Xprimentyl:
I?m having avatar issues as well. My original (and only) avatar shows when I make a post, but in the site banner where I?d normally see the little clickable ?me? with a dropdown of links to profile/notification options, I see the default Escapist ?white dude with a yellow shirt and black hat.?

Surely the ominous ?something is coming? thread wasn?t a cruelly-clandestine-and-objectively-true hint that ?the END is coming??

All Avatars are now off for me.

Thaluikhain:

I think it's reset my timezone, dunno how to fix that.

You could emigrate?

Thaluikhain:

KingsGambit:
My avatar is gone too, the quotes thing stopped working again and as of this moment, the forum posts box on the front page has gone :(

The avatars and quotes have just been defaulted off in form options, you can set them back at least till they break again.

I think it's reset my timezone, dunno how to fix that.

Thanks for that reply, very helpful and spot on. However, despite that all those options have defaulted off, I can't change them. Or rather, I can change them but the change won't stick :-(

Hope it does get resolved...was so excited to see quotes working again, even tho I rarely get quoted o.o

KingsGambit:

tippy2k2:
I'm guessing it (along with the timestamps getting borked, the "newest threads" box going in and out, and in my case at least, my avatar disappearing) is happening with everyone. The site is going kind of nutter butters right now.

If you're an optimist, the new ownership is taking control and is getting everything moved over to their own servers or whatever and these are just a few growing pains we'll have to wait out for a few days or so.

If you're a pessimist, this is what a website taken off life support looks like...

My avatar is gone too, the quotes thing stopped working again and as of this moment, the forum posts box on the front page has gone :(

What new ownership? And why isn't your name in colour?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.1055294-Something-is-coming

We have no idea if it is legit or not but a lot of things are going on that would be explained by a new ownership group taking over The Escapist.

As to my color, I stepped down as Mod like...a month ago give or take.

tippy2k2:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.1055294-Something-is-coming

We have no idea if it is legit or not but a lot of things are going on that would be explained by a new ownership group taking over The Escapist.

As to my color, I stepped down as Mod like...a month ago give or take.

Pfft, come on Tippy. We all know you were trusted with the Mod Infinity Stone and Thanos stole it. For shame!

tippy2k2:
and in my case at least, my avatar disappearing) is happening with everyone.

Spade Lead:
I just logged in and noticed my Avatar is gone, so maybe it is all related

KingsGambit:
My avatar is gone too

This is because Pub Club seems to have been cut for non-paying people, so avatars are all reverting to the pre-pub placeholders, which usually would be the one you had beforehand but seems those were wiped too, thus we all have the placeholders.

Zontar:

Yeah Defy sold it to Destructoid.

Oh god no.

Silentpony:

tippy2k2:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.1055294-Something-is-coming

We have no idea if it is legit or not but a lot of things are going on that would be explained by a new ownership group taking over The Escapist.

As to my color, I stepped down as Mod like...a month ago give or take.

Pfft, come on Tippy. We all know you were trusted with the Mod Infinity Stone and Thanos stole it. For shame!

I feel like I should respond to this but I haven't seen the new Avengers movie yet and probably won't until RedBox so I don't know what would be funniest to say so...

*Insert Hilarious Thanos joke here based on whatever happened in the movie

Thank you, I'll be here all night!

Leg End:

tippy2k2:
and in my case at least, my avatar disappearing) is happening with everyone.

Spade Lead:
I just logged in and noticed my Avatar is gone, so maybe it is all related

KingsGambit:
My avatar is gone too

This is because Pub Club seems to have been cut for non-paying people, so avatars are all reverting to the pre-pub placeholders, which usually would be the one you had beforehand but seems those were wiped too, thus we all have the placeholders.

Nah, the avatars just toggled off. Had to manually toggle them back on as they are now here (and I never lost PubClub). Same with Badges. Quote Function did too but it toggles back to OFF so I guess Quote Functions will just have to be broken for a while longer.

Yeah I noticed that and that all my profile information has disappeared.

Yakuza video at least plays...

 

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