This isn't FB. I don't have FB either. That's very different from our Off-Topic forums.
In any case, Off-Topic is on every forum, nearly. On here it's where other PSN people post stuff not related directly to PSN. Friendliness to each other, discussion, blah, blah, blah. It's a community.
Some Sub-Forums have O-T Threads as well.
Before the Lithium change over, PS Vita and PS3 had their own separte forums. Off-topic was also alive. I stayed mostly in PS Vita General, there was also a PS Vita Games forum. I posted in PSV General, others did too. A different group posted in PS Vita Games. Through time things merged, then the Giant merge with Lithium.
Now Off-Topic has more people, some different, some the same. Me, I'm mostly from the PS Vita General forum. I have little conversation about PS Vita now, Playstation General is nothing like PS Vita General was. Off-Topic has junk and good stuff.
Don't read it if you don't want to.
All I'm really saying here is it's stupid to get rid of actual Playstation Game Forum sections and keep forum sections that have nothing to do with playstation or gaming in general. So unless they live in bizarro world I don't see how it make's sense to do that.
They are going off of what gets traffic. I'm not saying the decision is in everyone's best interests, or that it should make sense to everyone, but I can see the logic that went into it, regardless of whether or not I agree with it.
Besides, if you read the OP, they want to drive all gaming traffic into one place, not stifile it altogether. Personally, I feel that is a huge error - too confusing. I also understand that having dozens of forums to maintain is a headache all its own. There's no perfect answer here, and I really wish there was.
Those links I posted weren't just the first google searches I could find - I did try to track down the most active forums in each case. I sincerely hope that you don't go away over this.
Metal Gear Solid should be kept, as should a lot of the game boards, it's been here for the long time and has it's set of dedicated members who keep it active, it's a rather good community that would be split up otherwise, what with 2/3 possible new MGS games coming out and rumours of a film, seems like a strange move to cut it. I myself would find myself posting less without it.
"Postman Pat has a black and white cat, what does Big Boss have? NOTHING! THATS WHAT! HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TWO FUNCTIONAL EYES LIKE PAT. OR A VAN!" - F0X
removing the MGS forum?
welp, guess its time i move on to a different forum.
rather confused as to why the forum people keep wanting to cram every section together and make one giant mess of a forum.
having 1 forum for hundreds of game series is a baaaaaad idea. cant wait to see how many of the same topics are made over and over because users cant find existing topics of the subject because they are mixed in with hundreds of other threads.
this is what should stay and what should go, imo:
added some forums too.
Burnout Series Buzz! Games Dance Dance Revolution
- Dark Souls
- Dead Space Series
- Demon's Souls
- Devil May Cry Series
Dragon Age Series Escape Plan Deus Ex Series Divekick Eternal Sonata Eye of Judgment
- Fallout Series
Fight Night Series Final Fantasy XI (PS2) Gravity Rush Guitar Hero Heavy Rain Homefront Hot Shots Golf Hot Shots Golf World Invitational Journey Beta
- Kingdom Hearts Series
LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta(just make one LBP forum) LittleBigPlanet™ PlayStation® Vita Beta
- Madden Series
- Mass Effect
Medal of Honor Series
- Metal Gear Solid Series
Monster Hunter Series Need For Speed Series Ninja Gaiden Sigma Series Ni No Kuni Pain (PS3) PlayStation All Stars Beta Reality Fighter Red Dead Series
- Resident Evil Series
Ridge Racer Series Rock Band Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) Silent Hill Series Sourcery Sound Shapes Star Wars Series Street Fighter Series Tomb Raider General Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (PS3) Tony Hawk Series Unit 13 Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3) White Knight Chronicles Series Wipeout 2048
yes, i know some of the ones i added are 1st party games that they want to keep. but no one posts in them or they are small forums. why keep a 1st party game forum if its only got 100 or so posts?
and on top of that, freaking make separate forums for PlayStation systems.
PS3 General, PS Vita General, PS4 General and then a regular PlayStation General.
honestly, whoever idea it is to continuously merge forums needs to look at other forums on the web. they are called forums, plural, for a reason.