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The state of Sal's

Da Scotsman

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Ahoy there

 

If you've seen my self indulgent wee return post in the lounge you'll see that once again I'm back. Have only been back here for a day but just looking at the forum and the various sub forums was just wondering what the state of Sals is like? I appreciate I'm on British time so am out of sync with all you Americans but just seems like there seems to be less activity than when I was last around? Just looking on some of the sub forums and a lot of the topics tend to be quite old and I notice there's been a few closing down and combining of forums.

 

Just wondering out of interest and to see if there's much going on for an old(ish) timer who no longer plays RS like me

 

Ciao for now



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I would never tell you that there is nothing going on obviously so if you want someone to tell you that you came to the wrong place. Forums in general (particularly Runescape forums) are not doing too well or improving. We cycle between 50-150 posts a day here not counting blogs, status updates, etc.

 

The site however is rapidly improving. This will hopefully bring in more traffic sometime soon.

 

You need to make your own decision. Stay for a couple days and see how you like it.

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i dont play rs either and this forum is the best!! also we're on the up!! like 5 new members have posted in the past week.

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Welcome back!

 

Well, we're trying to get back up there, it's just taking time. Like Sobend said, stay for awhile and see what you think. :D

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I apologise if I came across a bit strong in my post, I wasn't meaning to indicate my imminent departure or anything like that just wanted an honest opinion of what the forum is like at the moment. Will definitely be around for the foreseeable future.

 

Cheers for the info!

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All runescape-related forums have taken a significant dip in activity as the player base slowly diminishes. I believe we are the second most active non-official forum (second to rsc) in terms of posts per day. A lot of our posts are in non-runescape forums though, so maybe there is more runescape discussion in other forums. I still think it's a strong (if insular) community.

 

Welcome back! I don't think your post was harsh because everybody knows it is the case.

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Aha I suppose it is Egghe. I must say I am recognising more names that I thought I would :P

 

Yeah I appreciate that having been away from RS in general as well as Sals I wasn't sure how the game was doing itself either. That's pretty impressive if Sals is 2nd most active and considering I'm not playing anymore the fact a lot of the posts are in non-runescpae forums isn't a problem at all.

 

Thanks for the welcome!

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If you look at the ratio of old timers to new users(accs that are at most 6 months old) who are active, it's startling. Then again, Runescape is a game thats dying, since it's no WoW or LoL.

 

Tbh, the higher ups of Sals should consider changing the focus of the forum from Runescape to something else however do so with trepidation as I've seen a Club Penguin forum try it and they literally went completely inactive in like 3 months lol.

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I'm somewhat still around, I lurk a lot but don't post too often. I don't play RS anymore either.

I can imagine the frustration of this once being a pretty active forum, doing nothing but improving the site, and still not seeing results. What else could be done though? It certainly doesn't help that most people who are active don't play RuneScape anymore so no one really even talks about the game itself anymore.

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Yeah unfortunately enough from the little research I've done looking into the current state of the game it look like it's definitely passed its zenith. I like you aren't sure what can be done beside shifting the focus of the forum but considering it's the partner site for a RS website that my be difficult :P

 

Well I'll just have to hang around and see how things pan out!

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I feel like the Runescape side of the forum has been getting much better over the months recently. I mean we just had the 27th skill competition, the clan chat is filled with people, and so many corrections/updates/guides have been submitted over the weeks.

 

We've had a major decline, that's for sure, but things are looking much brighter this time round than a year ago imo.

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i only came here lots because it was on the toolbar thing in safari

 

i accidentally removed it and cant remember how to put it back so my visits here are becoming more infrequent, and i only stayed because of the people here/mafia games

but now mafia game died and the people who r my bros i can speak to outside of the forum

i also stayed around for fabis' 100 day rejection series which is very entertaining but it hasn't had an update in a while

 

i don't play RS either, i should mention.

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