Greetings, and welcome to 2018!
If you’ve been wondering what’s going on GP, wonder no more.
I’m still here, and so all is well. Ha.
Yo, it's been quiet as of late. What's up with that?
No really, though, if you’re wondering why it’s been a little quieter as of late (GOTY posts aside), it’s because I’m virtually running things mostly by myself these days and I've been struggling with keeping up with things here and work, though I still receive much-appreciated assistance on the editorial side from various people who are super gracious with their time and still contribute here and there.
On that note, @barrel is still here for now and I believe you’ll continue to see reviews from him for the time being. Justin (aka @Hailinel) still contributes on occasion (you’ll likely see him continue to cover some of Koei Tecmo’s games), as does @Harrison Lee and @Jordan Haygood. And, fingers crossed, hopefully you’ll see a little bit of @Jonathan Higgins in some form, whether it be a review, something of his own, or excerpts for a group piece.
Aside from that, I know it’s been quiet on the community front, and I’m hoping to change that around.
We still have… no official staff per se that keep regular tabs on the forum. The main reason for this is because the old mods eventually left due to their increasingly busy life (or changes in interest) and we just haven't been able to recruit new ones, and while we technically do have some that are mods, they also have to keep up with a busy schedule with work and whatnot.
I try to keep up here and there, but with no regular mods who check in, it’s been tough to keep things going.
I’m trying to decide how to move forward with building the forum back up.
Plans for 2018
My biggest priority is to help restore the activity on the forum to where we're seeing multiple people post each day.
Obviously, a big way would be to bring back giveaways, but my methods of doing that are super limited without outside help. I'd thought of doing a Patreon for GP to help with this, but I'm really not sure how much support we'd get at the moment.
If we can't do a straight-up game giveaway of your choice on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, I'm going to try a bit harder to see if I can get some keys for new games to give away. I'll have to check my email and see, but I have a number of miscellaneous keys for certain games that have come out in the last year, so stay tuned on that front.
Can't promise anything right now, but I'd also like to bring back the Prize Vault if possible.
New Features and Such
For articles and such, you'll still likely see me post about various news. Reviews will also continue. I'm hoping to be able to be able to post one a week, and then build to two a week in later months. We'll see.
Oh, and GP's Top 10 Game of 2017 is still coming. It's taking a bit longer to compile that one, but you'll see it soon.
I have a few new ideas for regular features as well. One thing I'd really like to do is more group pieces, so basically gathering thoughts from the different people who write here on different subjects. You might see one pretty soon, in fact.
Other than that, I'm still in the brainstorming stage.
Last But Not Least...
I want to thank everyone who checks in and has been doing so, even though there hasn't been as much new content or forum activity lately. A big thanks to @Royzoga @DarkCobra86, @TKtheknight, @Rex705, @Laddie13, @iwx Leprechaun, @Shin GenX, and @carlituser especially; without you guys, we wouldn't still have a community, so thank you for supporting us.
I'll be spending some time this week coming up with some new topics and commenting when possible, so be sure to check back and see what's new.
Also, if you have anything you'd like to say or add some suggestions for stuff you'd like to see this year, feel free to let me know below!