I didn't go on the other site for a few days, was surprised it was down when I did, and researched a bit and knew what happened.
Fast forward a couple days, site's back up, surfing threads and realized some people are asking for invites to flock to discord. Thought I'd join a couple starting with the SMT one to stay in touch with some of the members (ended up joining 6-7 in total).
And I joined here as part of the first wave. Shout out to all the mods and everyone for being so nice.
I arrived from the other forum via the main ResetEra Discord group on the first night, then inspired by the kindness shown to me I spent the next night ferrying other forum users (including many from the 40K community) over via one of the other Discord groups while answering questions in the chat.
I usually lurked for the purpose of consuming gaming news. I followed the saga on Google and was very happy when I saw that an alternative was launching. I kept an eye out and luckily, I was approved so that I can post every so often.
To tell you the truth, I needed to curb my /v/ addiction.
Words cannot entail the extent of time with which I wasted away within that cesspool of sorts.
Never did I ever even enjoy myself.
This, though? Promising, by all means.
A new home, one would say. At long last.
Heard about all the drama at GAF and started reading posts. I had never really gone there before. It looked like a good central place for gaming news, but I didn’t have a good vibe about the place after what went down.
Heard about ResetEra and jumped in feet first. I’m quite enjoying my time here so far.
Woke up at 6 in the morning to a bunch of notifications for discord. I'd missed the first the first code by half an hour.
I go to shower, look at my phone after, and sure enough there was another code.
So I scramble to register by which time the code was already done.
I managed to get in on the third one though. It was madness to wake up to all that, and possibly something against the Geneva convention to have to rush around like that before having my morning coffee, but it was thoroughly worth it.
i've been lurking on GAF for like 5 years ( especially on the mediacreate and Formula 1 threads) and i planned to register this year before what happened ...happened then i just waited for the open registration on ResetEra so for me this is a new start in many ways , no lurking anymore
Was a member of the other site since 2012 but mostly lurked. Got on a lifeboat type of discord where the creator was in communications with admins from the bigger discords. We got verified and somehow made it on here either late in the first wave or early in the second wave.
Waited for codes
Inputted work email
Waited for confirmation
None came through work server/ spam filter
Started stressing out
Chased mods, got a hold of one
He was so nice to edit reg info on my profile
Very stressful part of migration and few days overall.
I've been a lurker on the other site for more than 5 years and it was always the site that I first visited when I opened my desktop or mobile.The incident was deeply distressing for me and I really needed a replacement but none of the other forums clicked with me.I found waypoint and reddit but the community was scarce in waypoint and reddit was a huge mess.Huge applaud to the mods and admins for providing a new home.Another shout out to Toma and More_Badass for their topics were always my most visited threads,keep up the amazing work guys !
Oh and the key thing :D , I opted for manual registration and got approved today.
I was on the old palace (for about 2 or 3 years I guess) as eizarus. When it went down for days recently, I found out what had happened from the Destiny discord, and ended up seeing this as an opportunity to build a better community. (That place is insane right now, so I'm glad I made the jump)
Was originally a GAF member that registered in 2013. When the place was going up in flames the afternoon of last Sunday, I jumped on the SalesERA discord when Vena provided a link.
Thanks to their and SL&ENT's hospitality, I was able to transfer over here pretty smoothly.
I was already an unverified member of the NeoCRAFT discord channel. When the shit went down, I followed one of the mod's advice to get verified, then just happened to be sitting in front of my computer when the code for registering got posted. Less than 10 seconds later, I was a member.
Edit: And I had been at the other place for 11 years. I look forward to discovering what the next ten years here brings.
As a confused immigrant refugee I set foot on many strange and foreign places, some friendly, some evil, there was SL&ENT, Waypoint, Giant Bomb, Reddit, Twitter, and many others that will not be named, all in search of information, any and all, to get a better idea of what was what. I also kept going back as Rome burned. But everything burns.
Then, I happened to check this site when it first opened to registration for half an hour to an hour?
I was happily sorting out the details of my paid email, but when entering the info it wasn't getting through.
Then going back to the main page, it looked like registration had closed while I was in the middle of entering my damn info!
Madness! goddamn my rotten, fucking luck.
Then I got in the second time registration opened.
The day it all began posters on NG were posting about a discord link and I joined the many asking for an invite. One guy had posted the link in an email tag which I joined.
The link lead to FakeGAF discord where other NG refugees like myself were still figuring things out. A new chat channel was created in FakeGAF for NG discussion and server requests.
Then, the resetera discord server was created (under a different name) which I joined through an invite.
More community channels were popping up and being linked to. I joined one piece, cw tv/ dc tv etc and shared some updates on what was happening with fakegaf.
Then announcements were coming in that a team was forming to create a new forum.
A list of contributors were now visible in the reset era's discord server.
A weekend of confusion and the entire community looking out for eachother was amazing to see unfolding in the discord servers.
Community servers were now locking down to verify/vet current members in there with news that the forum would have an invite only opening (with normal registration open after).
PC VR community server wasn't locked at the time since the admin was away for the weekend so I ended up creating a new one for it and began vetting people into it via NG private messaging. In the process I became a community rep for pc vr alongside Aztech so now I was part of a council/round table of community leaders who had more direct contact with the admin team so I was now getting more information on the process that regular members.
So spent the rest of the week keeping a few discord servers updated and helping out other community leaders and vetting members to add to the pc vr discord server (as well as learning admin controls for discord).
On the day of the launch, community reps were given the first invites...I was eating dinner so missed this completely lol so I had to wait for pc vr server to get their invite code before jumping in.
Chaotic and amazing at the same time XD I had only joined NG this year around February i think so I'm still an "unknown" member (although I've been watching/reading NG for atleast 7-8 years), so it was a little surreal being able to be so involved that I was there alongside well known members that I recognise from my non-member lurking of NG (used to keep up to date on gaming news from NG for atleast 8 years i think). Was an honour to help out :)
I was so sad when Gaf died, it was one of my main sources of entertainment.
I couldn't join any discord server since it all happened so fast. I lurked around here until they opened registrations.
So happy to be here.