1. Luxorek

    Luxorek
    Member OP

    I'm pretty sure 90% of all answers are gonna be 'through Discord', but I'm sure all of us can share a more detailed story or two.

    So, once GAF went down I proceeded to the Waypoint forums where someone had already set up a GAFugee thread. It was very hectic, but rumours of a Discord for a new forum where already in the air. I asked for an invite and Sou Da was kind enough to hook me up with one. Thanks bud. Got in, got verified.

    In the early moments people were still sharing invites for various OT communities and that's how I got into Steam OT discord. ColdSun you're the man - this dude personally verified hundreds of people there. Then it was just a matter of waiting. Registered around 4 AM CET on Thursday and went to sleep.

    How about you?
     
  2. Knight613

    Knight613
    Member

    I was in a couple Discords. Got in through the Amiibo group though.

    Open registration supposedly starts later tonight though.
     
  3. linkboy

    linkboy
    Member

    I sent Llyranor a PM on GAF, got an invite to the Discord and got my account approved in the 3rd wave earlier today.
     
  4. I've been on Discord for a long time, but I never really used it (I much prefer forums over IRC style chat). When GAF went down, and I learned what happened, I logged into the communities on Discord (and got invited to a couple others), and they just brought us all in.
     
  5. I wasn't able to get into a discord so I kinda lurked on gaf and gathered as much info as I could. Then saw the resetera Twitter and basically typed the website name ever so often until it popped up. When it did I was able to register.
     
  6. Mammoth Jones

    Mammoth Jones
    Member

    I found my way to waypoint and got a discord invite from there. After that I was able to get in.

    Yea, discord is cool but GOT DAMN does it burn my phone's battery. It was ridiculous. Also, can't really have viable organized discussions on it. Just scrolls too too fast.
     
  7. The Discord. Was a pretty fun time leading to the site's launch
     
  8. Mitch

    Mitch
    Member

    Hung out with the ComicsOT community and we all made it. Fantastic evening.
     
  9. Brock Reiher

    Brock Reiher
    Member

    Drunkenly tried to see if I could load OT in the bathroom and took a screenshot of the code to the One Piece discord in case things fell apart. Turned out to be a good call.
     
  10. A.J.

    A.J.
    Member

    Got lucky on the open registration window the other night. Which is a good thing since I got banned from GAF before I could get in touch with a discord.
     
  11. Heckler456

    Heckler456
    Member

    Got into the NESbot discord, which got me into the main Discord, which got me into the Sony discord, where I got verified and invited to the forum.
     
  12. Dishwalla

    Dishwalla
    Member

    NFL-GAF Discord.
     
  13. TwntyOneTwlv

    TwntyOneTwlv
    Member

    When GAF died, I retreated to Reddit for a while. I saw SL&ENT mentioned on Twitter as a refuge for former GAFfers, so I checked them out and found them to be a welcome safe space to weather the storm. I heard about the development of Reset there, and got in last night during the thirty minutes or so registration was open.

    Thank the gods for SL&ENT and for ResetEra. And thank the gods for the hard work of the mods and admins who put so much effort into getting this place up and running so quickly and so smoothly during the apocalypse.
     
  14. Subutai

    Subutai
    Member

    Group 2 of Steam Discord.
     
  15. D65

    D65
    Member

    I put it out that I wanted a code and I got spammed from all directions.
     
  16. Fat4all

    Fat4all
    Community Resettler Member

    by being a good boy
     
  17. Bishop89

    Bishop89
    Member

    Signed up for Slaent as there were a lot of users going there (great forum by the way). Got invited to their discord, got verified there and got my security code.
     
  18. itsrealfood

    itsrealfood
    Member

    I saw a few of the Discord servers get posted last Sat while the old site was imploding and thanks to the hard work for everyone involved in the dozens of channels, I was able to make it over here with one of the initial registration codes.
     
  19. audionoir

    audionoir
    Member

    Old site + inbox message from lovely person to join Discord chat + EXCELLENT TIMING? + profit
     
  20. Crayons

    Crayons
    Member

    Through LGBT GAF
     
  21. Shak

    Shak
    Member

    A little bit of luck
     
  22. I've always been here since time eternal.
     
  23. Yoshichan

    Yoshichan
    Member

    Jesus Christ, this story of mine could be written as an essay.

    EXTREMELY LONG STORY SHORT:

    - Hype on Discord
    - No invites were sent out
    - 48h without sleep
    - Exam after 48h without sleep
    - Went to toilet to update Discord whether invites had been sent out during the damn exam
    - Got 3 hours of sleep, then drove to Stockholm to an event
    - Restaurant date, while going back and forth between dinner and toilet (I was checking the Discord while I was at the toilet)
    - Drove home, checked Discord, invites had finally been sent out - of course, the only fucking time I couldn't be on my phone (because I was driving)
    - Craziness ensued

    Dunno why these kind of things always seem to happen me all the time.
     
  24. Thugnificent

    Thugnificent
    Member

    Yup. Add me to that list!
     
  25. DeusOcha

    DeusOcha
    Member

    Discord, my first contact I went to when it all went down was the Anime community. Eventually rehooked up with the Asian community thanks to Pet and that's how I got in.
     
  26. Xumbrega

    Xumbrega
    Member

    Waypoint forum -> ERA Discord
     
  27. Cream

    Cream
    Banned Member

    Went to Waypoint, but I didn't really feel like talking about games, just wanted to talk about the chaos haha. Someone mentioned slaent as being where all the BCT people went, so I went there, and stayed. I was pretty sure for a while there that Slaent was gonna be my new home until hype about Era started ramping up, then got an invite into the Slaent-GAF discord.
     
  28. Sectorseven

    Sectorseven
    Member

    Not hip to the Discord thing, so I snuck in when the public registration was briefly open.
     
  29. Kaitos

    Kaitos
    Member

    I started getting some texts form GAFers I know IRL if they knew what was going on with EL. I had been offline the past few days and had no idea. So went onto GAF and it was a shit show. Thankfully we already had a PoliGAF Discord (we started a chat in 2015 for the Louisiana Governor's race results that eventually found its way to Discord) and waited there for ~the comet~
     
  30. Hexa

    Hexa
    Member

    Not much of a story, but I got in through the SonyEra Discord. Thank you DriftingSpirit.
     
  31. SeriousApes

    SeriousApes
    Member

    I got in with special thanks to Colin from the MH discord. I wasn't that active in the old OT, but I did lurk there a lot.

    Before that, I hung out at the Waypoint forums.
     
  32. StrikeVillain

    StrikeVillain
    Member

    FGHQ Discord.

    Kinda grimy but we can't choose family.

    Thanks Q
     
  33. Jiggy

    Jiggy
    Member

    Came in through the DMC Discord.

    Dahbomb pulled through with the codes.
     
  34. hamarr

    hamarr
    Member

    Discord chat plus good timing. I didn’t make it to the original Discord groups during the event.

    Edit - Since, it was already mentioned: the mental health discord thanks to Colin.
     
  35. divination

    divination
    Member

    Was on GAF as the situation was deteriorating. Saw a lot of people mention they were moving here, so when open registration popped up, I joined.
     
  36. Not

    Not
    Member

    PMed someone in Waypoint (ThisIsMyDogKyle I think?) the day after GAF fell. Got into the main Discord from there after verification it was me. Should've joined the Smash or Box Office Discord or something! But Discord is for the youth, you see, and scientists estimate I could be as old as 25

    As that was the largest community though, we got in last via the First Wave. But honestly, glad I got in when I did. There were a few errors when we got the all clear to register and I'll admit I was freaking out a bit.
     
  37. Dunlop

    Dunlop
    Member

    Had never used discord previously, installed and then lucked into Cisce asking for PM's for the Canadian Deals discord. Now on this great site and also learned of the awesomeness that is Discord
     
  38. Viewt

    Viewt
    Member

    I was lucky enough to get in during the open registration window on the first day. Actually, Timeaisis gave me a heads up on Twitter, which was very nice of him.

    I also checked out the Waypoint forums. Those people seem very nice, but I didn't really care for the layout. I'm sure I'd get used to it eventually, but I'm glad to see that ResetEra is very familiar feeling, even if there are some fun new bells and whistles.
     
  39. Namaste

    Namaste
    Member

    The Canadian deals discord was my lifeline. I was in the main discord too but it was too fast to keep up with.
     
  40. Clu

    Clu
    Member

    DCTV discord was my ride in.
     
  41. Dennis8K

    Dennis8K
    Member

    I slipped one of the admins a $10 bill.
     
  42. Mr-Joker

    Mr-Joker
    Member

    I had an embarrassing pictures of the admins at the Christmas party and threaten to release it if they let me join...nah I am kidding I was on Pokégaf discord and joined from there.
     
  43. Flandy

    Flandy
    Community Resettler Member

    I was representing Buy/Sell/Trade in the community discord so I was in the first 100 to join :P
     
  44. Sharpeye

    Sharpeye
    Member

    Snuck in during the open registration bug by pure chance. Wasn't able to get on any discords due to me mostly lurking.
     
  45. Bandage

    Bandage
    Member

    I felt a disturbance in the force. A call needed answering. And in a brilliant flash of light, I appeared.
     
  46. I wasn't yet part of any Discord community at the time it went down. When GAF's implosion began and I was seeing plentiful mentions of people scrambling to Discord channels, I took the chance and jumped into the general channel via a link hidden in one poster's message. I can't remember which member that was, but I'm thankful for them, as I was able to make it in before the general Discord mods closed it off to invitations only. Then from there it was a case of waiting until the codes were distributed.

    There were plenty of eggplants in that Discord. I don't really know what that means, but it's now a symbol of pride and glory for me.
     
  47. Octodad

    Octodad
    Member

    FitEra

    Thanks swole Bros/gals
     
  48. Zedelima

    Zedelima
    Member

    Well, i saw in BrazilGaf thread that people was making a new forum and asked for a invite! Haha
     
  49. adamantypants

    adamantypants
    Member

    F1 GAF/Era discord
     
  50. Brashnir

    Brashnir
    Member

    Saw on twitter last night that registrations were open, so I joined.