26th July 2005
Having looked at the official Sof Payback site I was disgusted to find that they had the sofpayback.com site as there official forum. Nothing against Happysof or the guy who set that forum up but that site is full of 90% no brainers. It also means there won't be a proper forum set up by Cauldron to help modders and mappers this again makes me feel like with this game we are going to be short changed. It feels like there is a "that will do" attitude from the developers and publishers of this game with no PB support or official forum. It seems to me that they are on the game will be a token effort to appease the SoF communities.
At least here we have some of the top guys who will be able in time to assist players and modders alike.
I didn't make it!
Yep I 110% agree with you there i've noticed it too. Do you think it would work if we ask for an official forum?
That is the official forum...
Activision liked the website, and liked the service being provided.
It wouldn't have been difficult to create a separate forum... but they appreciated the website and the effort to inform the community and advertise the game.
While other websites were closing threads and mocking the game sofpayback.com embraced it. People have also been working hard to remove the flamers and make it an enjoyable place to be. Working hard to make contacts and get interviews with developers. Making sofpayback the forums for the game wasn't a decision made on a whim...
Also note that one of the best administrators at FF is now an administrator for the website... I hope that you rethink your first reaction.
26th July 2005
I have seen the work you have placed in it happy. And maybe disgusted was the wrong word to use. But my first reaction still stands and I will explain why. Ravensoft gave the sof2 community a dedicated forum led by the developers. In that forum technical questions were answered by the guys that made the game. My issue is maybe not really with your site but more with Cauldron and Activision as using your site is a cop-out. By doing what they have done it does not give the impression that the developers will be there. Yes Merrick now a admin there and good on him. That's is his choice and I am sure he will be a asset. But most people like GODh, Infrequent and some others all wanted a developers forum by the developers. Instead they have got a fan site. It really boils down to expertise. Unless Cauldron have a guy on your forum from the development team then it makes it no different to any other forum. But the guys who make the mods and maps and so on are scattered around the Internet. A cauldron forum would have united them again like the original Raven forums did.
As for other sites closing threads what you really mean is this site. And it is true we did and we do not regret that and stand by what we did. Because we knew that flaming would start and the rumours would just go round and round and we would end up in the position you were in a few days ago I.E. working hard to clean all the rubbish out. All we did was not let it in.
Now that is said I feel better regardless of if anyone else agrees or not. After all it is just a personal opinion that I felt should be voiced.
In your pm you mentioned that there will be competition between this and your forum. That is not true as your forum is now the official sites forum then we will support that. You also asked if i would support your forum more and of course I will. This is nothing personal it is simply me not agreeing with what Activision has done. But whats done is done and of course this forum and soffiles will support your site as much as we can. We are all here for the same purpose.
Good to hear...
I remember Raven's website a little differently then you do. It was rare to EVER seen a developer involved... and I personally know that there will be developer interaction and community support once the game is released.
Give it a chance... you will see that this is a good move.
26th July 2005
After our discussion it makes sense. The site will be good and well looked after ;) But you can understand the initial reaction.
happysof;3997284 Also note that one of the best administrators at FF is now an administrator for the website
**Two of the best administrators**
I don't spend enough time here
7th September 2006
Hello GOODY & Happysof, Well"... all in all. it's still good to know where we all need to go to find out forum new on payback. I am really exsited about his game and the fact that we know now where to go for all our new on this game. Once again thank you guys for posting this news to all of us hard core SoF junkies. |FU|**rebel** PS....Stay cool guys" it's only a game, it will all work it's self out in the long run.
How many dogs are Pb'd?Maybe 2
30th April 2004
Well.. The sofpayback website has one of the best teams around taking care of it. You can't beat it when the long standing members take notice adn do what is necessary to take care of business.
Let's see where it goes. As we have all stated, we are all in it for the ride. For good or for ill....