Welcome back to Advent Destiny. It has been some time since the last attempted reboot and I wanted to address some issues.
We previously had issues with the forum software because the cost of maintaining the site went over budget. With me quitting my stable job to pursue entrepreneurship, it was not feasible to pay for IPB updates when the community was just the core membership from a decade ago. There were generous offers by some of you to chip in but I feel that the donations would not be worthwhile if we couldn’t grow the site.
I have started working on a fan-fiction based on Advent Destiny, out of nostalgia and as a way to push myself to write regularly once more. While I don’t foresee myself diving back into role playing, I wanted to get the forum back up and running. AD is a community more than a single RP storyline or universe. Even if you don't have the time to RP, AD can still be a good place to hang out, share our passions and enjoy.
I will be transferring your accounts manually from the previous database, but the posts can’t be imported unfortunately. The old boards are still live and will remain so for a while so if you want to grab anything off that, do it within the next few weeks.
Rather than go for the bells and whistle, this forum will be simple and focus on the text and discussion. It looks and works great on mobile browsers so that should make it easier for everyone to post.
If you are keen to start a role play, go ahead and post about it. I can add a tag, which is essentially a board, for each RP to make it easier to keep track of them. Rally your RPers. Plan a draft. Just do it. Our previous RPs were slow because we spent a lot of time planning for perfection. However, it is better to have fun and enjoy the journey rather than worry about the destination. Let's make our RPs more agile.
As always, have fun! It’s been over 14 years of friendship forged from our common love for the series. Here’s to many more years of friendship!