: We’re Retiring the Irate Pirate forums  ( 2438 )

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We’re Retiring the Irate Pirate forums
« : October 21, 2020, 10:44:35 AM »

It’s been a fun ride.

Unfortunately, we just can’t justify the costs of keeping the forum up and running. Both HypoLuxa and I had real-life stuff kind of consume our time and energy reserves in the past year. Our beloved forum has taken a deep dive downward on our priority lists, and the Irate Pirate has suffered for it.

And, real talk...? It kind of feels (to us, at least) like the era of Play-By-Post on a dedicated forum is ending. Discord, Roll20, and other fantastic tools are commonly used to the same or better effect.

The forum chat tool is coming up for renewal next month. This spawned a discussion on whether to renew the entire forum next year, and we’ve decided to let it expire.

Date-wise, our Chat function will walk the plank next month, November 15th. Site-wise, our hosting plan expires next year, Jun 16, 2021.

If you have any games you’d like to save, we encourage you to do so before then.

That said...

We have made some fantastic friendships on this forum, and we don’t want to completely lose touch with all of you.

And... what was it we just said about Discord being a good platform?

...and Discord servers are free?

(Yeah we already made one.)

Here’s a standing invite: https://discord.gg/BE6T2tf

If you would just like to come poke around for a hot minute with a temporary membership, you can use this link instead: https://discord.gg/mbpFSYZ

If you want to continue (or start) any games on the Discord server, we already have a category set up for games, so just put in a request there. Otherwise, feel free to join us for general banter, game talk, and (of course) memes.

It’s been a good ride. Thank you so much for coming along with us. We hope to see you all on the Discord server.

Rachel & Steve
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