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#4564326 - 04/15/21 04:45 AM SimHq Downfall??  
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I have frequented SimHQ for longer than I can remember (or care to at this point, seeing as the first sims I TRULY embraced were MSCFS 1 & 2, and IL-2 sturmovik [original])

Though I haven't been a contributing member as much as I'd like, I feel as though things are falling out. I remember with vivid detail the times I was deployed in Kabul, reading the "after action reports" of Beach in F4, and eventually F4AF, and being fully engrossed in all of the strike missions, the furballs, the amazing events of a sim that was, at that time about 20 year old. I learned so much from the great contributors here, and felt like a member of a community of (niche) enthusiast. However, I'll head to the home page and I'll see the last article on the home page was from 2017. and beyond that , nothing has been posted in terms of relevance even in many of the forums sub-sections for so long.

Can anyone help me here? Used to love this platform as a standard go-to. Missing the old school SimHQ

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#4564331 - 04/15/21 06:08 AM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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What can we say? The old crowd are still around, where still living, the games are still the subject of informative threads, I use them myself.

I'm now old enough to realise the "The old..... whatever" has changed from 1997. Everything changes, the miracle is we're still here at all.

Murphy was the member who carried us through, and there are a handful (not me I'm sorry to say, I'm ill and old) who're still acting in his tradition.

If you don't recall Murphy I can say nothing more.


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#4564333 - 04/15/21 06:21 AM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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Pretty much every forum on the internet has been declining since the early 2010s, few people under 40 bother to participate in what's seen as an archaic format.

#4564336 - 04/15/21 07:08 AM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Pretty much every forum on the internet has been declining since the early 2010s, few people under 40 bother to participate in what's seen as an archaic format.



Which is a shame, as forums are often a far better method of sharing information than a discord channel, and are especially better at allowing people to find information.
It frustrates me. I get that discord is fast, but in a 'new player help' channel in discord how many times does the same question come up? In a forum people can search for it, or you can have a stickied thread, or similar.

#4564359 - 04/15/21 10:35 AM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Pretty much every forum on the internet has been declining since the early 2010s, few people under 40 bother to participate in what's seen as an archaic format.




This is it right here. The traditional internet forum is quickly going down the same path as printed encyclopedias and genuine rock music. As Mad Max alluded to, everything goes through changes for either better or worse depending on your perspective.


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#4564386 - 04/15/21 01:57 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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It's a shame though. This site use to be so alive. I don't think Discord can replace what this site offers. Reddit is just an unsupervised zoo and I don't do Facebook. I like Twitter, or should I say I use Twitter, but that covers my other interests besides sims.
This is still may favorite website.


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#4564399 - 04/15/21 03:18 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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Still my homepage WT.Best we can do is circle the wagons.As we age friends will be lost but old timers can still post and share.I'm not kissing cousins with all the members here but enjoy their posts and have a good deal of respect for them and their opinions.I've learned a lot here


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#4564400 - 04/15/21 03:24 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Still my homepage WT.Best we can do is circle the wagons.As we age friends will be lost but old timers can still post and share.I'm not kissing cousins with all the members here but enjoy their posts and have a good deal of respect for them and their opinions.I've learned a lot here



+1

I plan on being on SimHQ until it's taken from my dead cold hands. biggrin


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#4564410 - 04/15/21 03:57 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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does SimHQ has a discord presence ?

#4564429 - 04/15/21 05:20 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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SimHQ has actually held up better than most.

There are a lot of forums out there that were far more active in their heyday than SimHQ was, and are now at the point where even in their main sections the last posts are days or even weeks old.

#4564432 - 04/15/21 05:23 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
does simhq has a discord presence ?



I don't think so. There's a SimHQ community group on Steam but that never really took off.


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#4564438 - 04/15/21 05:36 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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I just don't get the appeal of the clunky reddit style format, nor can I really connect with the generations of gamers who are obsessed with abusing a game's mechanics for an advantage {muh meta}, and acquiring " likes" and silly achievements.


#4564442 - 04/15/21 05:56 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
does simhq has a discord presence ?


There is a SimHQ discord, but I'm not sure if it's "official." It is fairly active too.


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#4564454 - 04/15/21 07:04 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: FlyingToaster]  
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Originally Posted by FlyingToaster
Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Pretty much every forum on the internet has been declining since the early 2010s, few people under 40 bother to participate in what's seen as an archaic format.



Which is a shame, as forums are often a far better method of sharing information than a discord channel, and are especially better at allowing people to find information.
It frustrates me. I get that discord is fast, but in a 'new player help' channel in discord how many times does the same question come up? In a forum people can search for it, or you can have a stickied thread, or similar.


Agreed. Few forums are around. The big ones are being closed even if they have a large community. Xbox, Playstation, and games no longer have official forums. Reddit has taken that place and does a half-assed job at it. Better than Discord/Twitter, but worse than a regular form. Problem with other formats is they are inefficient for screen space (yes, even on phones) so you don't see much information. Places like Reddit work via an up vote system which means only popular, often dumb things rise to the top. You're not going to see a well thought out post because it gets less up votes. It also doesn't order stuff in chronological order, which makes a discussion hard to follow.

#4564467 - 04/15/21 08:10 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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I’m soooooo disappointed in this thread title.

I was hoping for a movie dubbed of Hitler telling me that SimHQ caused his ruin or some such amusing thing.

Also, SimHQ is for the less click baited crowd.
It waxes and wanes, And it confirms to me that there are less games that I want to play that are out now unless someone here gets excited.

#4564468 - 04/15/21 08:12 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: JohnnyChemo]  
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Originally Posted by JohnnyChemo
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
does simhq has a discord presence ?


There is a simhq discord, but I'm not sure if it's "official." It is fairly active too.

I searched "SimHQ" in the app and nothing came up.


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#4564470 - 04/15/21 08:23 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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I came here in 2012 for flight sim information, I've stayed here for Bill Grant's jokes and Nixer's takes on things. biggrin


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#4564491 - 04/15/21 09:38 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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Seriously though, I'm not posting much as I'm crazy busy. You'll see, but sadly Mr. Arnold Hendrick (MicroProse's Stealth Fighter series) won't, as I just found out that he died last May...
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#4564498 - 04/15/21 10:43 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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#4564499 - 04/15/21 10:44 PM Re: SimHq Downfall?? [Re: revus]  
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Ah, yes, the good ole' days.





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