I don’t mean they don’t care at all, I mean I don’t think they care about how the DF was before. Like, I don’t know, I’ve heard Adam and Hunter mention that they would like for the site to be back up, the boards, the way it used to be, but the few times I’ve read or heard about them talking about it, it just sort of seems to be wishful thinking, like there’s no real plan behind bringing them back. I’m not sure if the same could be said for Davey and Jade. I’ve never heard them talk about it since like 2009. It could be that for whatever reason, they have very little or no control over it, and I’m guessing that’s part of it, but it feels to me like they’ve purposely distanced themselves. Or rather, they’ve “grown apart” and it doesn’t really bother them…
What about the meet and greets? The sound checks? Exclusive content aside from overpriced merch packages? If there have been in the last 8-10 years, and I don’t know about it, please enlighten me. You could always make the argument that they’re busy or whatever, but that seems like a very…ah…pedestrian explanation. I mean you can think what you want, this is just my feeling and observation.
I remember right before the boards went down for good, it was right before Burials dropped, and myself and like a half dozen other fans were on there trying to decode what we believed to be hidden messages in those black and white videos they made, and it turned out to not mean anything, it was just promotion. Something made me feel annoyed by that, like they knew we’d all be freaking out thinking it was another mystery or contest or something five flowers or begin transmission, but it didn’t mean anything. It really felt like we had been led on and sort of…manipulated, almost, like they’d exploited our curiosity on purpose, and then a lot of us felt really foolish, myself included.
That’s fine if you don’t agree with me. I’d like to be able to share my opinion though, without someone jumping on my back. I accepted that the old forums wouldn’t be coming back a long time ago. I do admire your efforts in trying to bring something like that back, though. It would be great.
I also think the fans need to take control over whatever might be left of the DF proper if that’s at all possible, and I think you’re doing a great job with these forums and seriously, thank you for creating them. I would never be able to keep up with it. That takes a serious amount of time and dedication.