Sunday, October 31, 2010

Death of the ZGG Forum

The MMRPG Forum over at ZGG's Website is gone and has been so, it seems since mid October. I have yet to get confirmation that this is a permanent removal of the forum, but at this point I would be very surprised if we ever get to see it back up. So what, you ask? The forum has not seen much activity for years, true. Unfortunately, many of the threads at that forum were pure gold. They had loads of setting ideas and tales from the original campaign. Many posts were made by the original Blackmoor players and contained unique information. Fortunately, most of this information has been saved at the Wood of the Revenant over at our Comeback Inn Forum. Still it is sad to see the Forum disappear. This is was a worry that I discussed with a few hard core Blackmoor fans, already when we first learned that the lisence would come to an end, and this was one of the reasons why we set up our own Blackmoor Forum.



Second Time Around
Sadly, this is not the first time for the ZGG forum to be removed. When the original ZGG Forum was "merged" with the MMRPG Forum, the original threads from the ZGG forum were lost. The lessons learned then allowed us to make the backups I mentioned above. I particularly miss the discussions with poster Ecthelion at the original Forum back in 2004. Unfortunately forum threads are not archived through the Wayback Machine, reminding us that Internet information is indeed temporary in nature.

Get Your Downloads While You Can
While I don't want to sound too alarming, I would not be surprised if we will see a complete removal of Blackmoor Content from the ZGG site in the near future. ZGG have not had the lisence to use Blackmoor since the beginning of this year, so there is no reason why they should keep all the freebies occupying their hard drives. Better safe than sorry. Download what you can now.

-Havard

6 comments:

  1. Well, that's a shame. There are a ton of downloads on the site, but most of them are password protected--especially the zip files. Anyone know the magic words which will open them? Considering the site is going away, it might be prudent to archive all this stuff, as you say.

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  2. I agree Mathew! :)

    Magic words can be found here

    -Havard

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  3. Unfortunately, part of them are already gone, including the Campaign Sourcebook.

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  4. @Mathew: Thanks mate! :)

    @Migellito:
    Have no fear, I have most of the files. I think this is the one you are thinking of:
    Campaign Sourcebook

    Anything else you need? :)

    -Havard

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  5. Hurray for Havard! I'll look through my things and email you if I'm lacking anything else :)

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