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Old 02-14-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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What are you doing here?
No really. What are you still doing here? Why do you keep coming back to this message board despite all the talk about Duke Nukem forever have been moved to the Gearbox forums?

Is it the community? Just an old habit? In my case, it's probably a bit of both; I don't even remember the last time I read the gaming and Duke sections, I just stuck around for general and public media sections. And I looked at my account info, I've been on this forum since 2000. That's quite a long time to spend on a message board.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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I'm here because it's a great place to be.

YEAH Ya'll

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Just hanging around till the place finally shuts down for good.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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Re: What are you doing here?
... because I am like a fledgling, afraid of flying away from the nest and the warmth of my mother.

Seriously though... I can count the number of 'intelligent' gaming forums I've been a member of on ONE FINGER. There have been conversations on this forum that have lasted for weeks that would've degraded into a nuclear (not flame) war within one day. The moderators have always been awesome too. Pretty amazing too, considering Duke3D is one of the most... 'juvenile' games ever made. For whatever reason, the typical riffraff who talk in all l33tspeak, lolcat, or just have egos so huge that it disables their ability to talk like a sentient life-form, were always in the extreme minority here.

I really can't see that kind of forum EVER existing again anywhere.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:18 AM   #5
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Re: What are you doing here?
There's something about this place that makes you keep coming back for more. Maybe I've sort of grown up with this community. I mean I've been here 9 years, and everyone pretty much knows who I am. The senior members anyways.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:29 AM   #6
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Just hanging around till the place finally shuts down for good.
What gives you that idea? I know of a site that's still around, even though a lot left for other sites.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:26 AM   #7
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Re: What are you doing here?
This is a nice, warm place to warm your feet for a while after spending some time on the cold Internet.

Like you say, the answer is probably habit and community, but I think the real question sould actually be "Where did everybody go?"

This forum used to be packed with people like myself who actually didn't really give a rats ass about the DNF forums. Of course everyone was interested in the game itself, but it was quite enough to check that part of the forums every 6 months and draw a disappointed sigh when everyone were still discussing what color the handle of the shrink gun would have. If it was in the game. And IF the game was actually ever released.

What I'm saying is that the DNF forum was how I found my way here but never the reason why I stayed. What I don't understand is why all those people who never really cared about the DNF forum suddenly disappeared when it was moved.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:57 AM   #8
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I like the pretty colours.

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Old 02-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #9
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@Waiter Remember the Duke3D editing community went over to Duke4.net.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #10
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@Tetsuro:

Because some of us are Apogee fans predating Duke3D.
DNF is great and all, but I joined these forums simply for the classics.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #11
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@Tetsuro:

Because some of us are Apogee fans predating Duke3D.
DNF is great and all, but I joined these forums simply for the classics.
I joined the forums specifically for Duke3D.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:11 AM   #12
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What gives you that idea? I know of a site that's still around, even though a lot left for other sites.

Like I said, I'll be hanging around.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:03 AM   #13
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because when I click "open all in tabs" it is the 4th tab in my browser.
sometimes I'll reply to dumb threads
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #14
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Maybe we're just suckers for punishment huh HUH?
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:41 PM   #15
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Re: What are you doing here?
Pure habit. I don't come here as often as I used to prior to Gearbox move and actually I cut my visits down a tad even when 3DR let go of the DNF team.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:06 AM   #16
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I don't know why I still come to this place. I guess I just occasionally come here to check to make sure nothing of interest is going on. I don't frequent any other forums.

Nowadays I usually just check Gen. Messages for a second and off I go.

EDIT: Holy shit! I just realized that this is my first post for the year.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:44 AM   #17
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Because some of us are Apogee fans predating Duke3D.
DNF is great and all, but I joined these forums simply for the classics.
Yeah. I never really cared much for Duke Nukem 3D.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:09 AM   #18
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Re: What are you doing here?
I do belong to some other forums, but I wouldn't really call myself a regular there. I might post like once a month. I am a regular here at 3D Realms and have recently been poking around some other Duke forums.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:14 AM   #19
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Re: What are you doing here?
Im one of those people that thinks its stupid to let go of things. If you all leave I will probably stick around for a while alone.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:13 AM   #20
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Been coming here every day for over a decade. I don't really understand why duke moving made such a difference. I never paid attention to that board.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #21
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Re: What are you doing here?
I came here after I played DNMP in 2003. Later joined the 3DR forums, been here since then.

Lately, I go elsewhere to post or play some random game.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #22
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Re: What are you doing here?
For me, I hardly post on other forums (I think I've made one or two posts on the Gearbox forum, its a bit...young...to me) as usually, as wayskobfssae said, the conversations here on 3DR's forums could last for weeks and (in my view) they'd be interesting enough that you may read a single forum thread, many pages long, just because of its interest.

Add to this, there is a true variety of active people here from all ends of the world and, whilst we've all had our disagreements and our battles on here, very rarely did the admins have to appear in full armour plating and kick+ban gun on here. On here if I posted in the wrong thread or created a thread in the wrong section, I would report it or I'd get a message about it and it would all be sorted painlessly. In the kind of manner "we've all done it, don't worry about it, just don't do it again m'kay? ", whereas on other forums, seemingly everyone would pounce just as much as the admins.

So all this brings me to why I am still here! I do like to keep my presence known, especially to those I recall (who may or may not recall me) and still have the occasional intelligent conversation or see Mariamus's latest avatar profile pic

I suppose my other feeling is, when I come here, is the vibe that it still generates. Yes its gone closing time, we're locked in, but we're still enjoying ourselves although much of the congregation has disappeared to that spangly glitzy new pub up the road that just opened up (that's the Gearbox forums for those that aren't getting what I'm alluding to :P ). There's still the trashy messages scrawled on the mirrors in the mens room from Yatta (in lipstick that I have no idea how he appropriated), splats of red paint everywhere, doodles of Octabrains on the backs of many beermats scattered around, a group of people in wooly pullovers (drinking what's left of the real ale whilst talking about the merits of Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure), posters for the latest Count Drazula book on the walls and let's not forget those who are still tinkering with PC hardware and games in general.

And lets not forget Mariamus drooling over screenshots of Vinnie eh?

With regards,

Yickle!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #23
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Re: What are you doing here?
I always like your avatar and sign off Yickle.

I come here because it's what I do. I've been doing it forever. It's dying but, what the hell I'm still coming.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #24
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Habit.



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Old 02-21-2011, 03:48 PM   #25
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I'm not here.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #26
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My peeps need me here
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #27
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I'm not here.
Are you with the CIA?

(Hey, my ol' sparring buddy)
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #28
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Re: What are you doing here?
still here. i check gen gaming daily, and pop media few times a week.

Not much going on in this section, so i check it weekly, if that.

I miss seeing all of the threads and conversation and arguments, not just in here, but everywhere. It's drying up quite a bit in the other 2 areas i check routinely.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:08 PM   #29
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Maybe we're just suckers for punishment huh HUH?
I think there's some masochism involved in coming here.
Deep down, some of us just want to be spanked.

/Not ME, of course.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:00 AM   #30
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Also wanted to add that it's probably the fact that I've been here 9 years that logging in every day has sort of become a routine and to break that routine is kind of tough. Only way is if the forums go offline or something, which I don't think is going to happen.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:16 AM   #31
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It's slowly getting irritating having a thread asking me what I'm doing here every time I log in.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:52 PM   #32
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It's slowly getting irritating having a thread asking me what I'm doing here every time I log in.
But you don't get asked, "What are you doing playing this game?"
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #33
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I think there's some masochism involved in coming here.
Deep down, some of us just want to be spanked.

/Not ME, of course.
Do you mean by Duke babes... or do you mean by empty 3DR promises?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:46 AM   #34
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I drop by because I'm genuinely concerned about the future of 3D Realms.


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Old 03-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #35
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I'm here to guard Ted's money-hat!

I'll get you meddling kids!!

No, really, I'm just here because I haven't been able to get out of the leg-cuffs that chain me to the wall of 3DR's basement dungeon.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:25 AM   #36
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I have no idea.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:35 AM   #37
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What are you doing here?
I dont know... Where am i
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #38
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I'm here because 3D Realms was once Apogee.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #39
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I'm not here.
Neither am I.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:42 PM   #40
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Neither am I.

Why is my old account still active?
LOL!

ANOTHER VISITOR...
STAY A WHILE.
STAY FOREVER!


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