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Blexun already made a topic with the same idea (http://therebelz.inv...ding-our-reach/) but this is the real topic.

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We are planning to convert our forums into a gaming forum like thenexusforums.com. So in these forums, there will (probably) be a category for The RuneScape Rebelz, inside this category will be our current forums on a shorter scale. Then there will be like another category, and inside that category will be forums for Skyrim and other games. All this will probably happen of the Christmas break - we are basically turning into a gaming forum with a strong focus on TRR, just to keep the legendary clan going.

Notice how in The Nexus Forum, when I click on the Skyrim forum under the "Nexus site forums" category, it takes me to a completely different set of forums like what ours look like now. (http://www.thenexusf...us-site-forums/ Select a Forum!)

What I want everyone to do now is list whatever games you think are suitable to be added - we may also need a new name for the forum as "The Rebelz" isn't exactly the best name for a gaming forum. Ideas for games are like Skyrim, RS etc.


- Current Game List -


RuneScape
Skyrim

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Mageman

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Call of DutyAnd we could change the name to "The Gaming Rebellion" or something so there's still a rebel theme

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It would be cool to have the name something related to RPG games (probably the main focus). Notice how thenexusforums references the "Nexus" in Dark/Demons Souls (and probably other games). The Nexus is essentially the "central point" used to travel to other worlds in that game. It's a cool metaphor for how their forum links to several different gaming forums.Tbh, when they came up with that name they probably didn't even think that deeply into it. But it would be cool if we could come up with something similar.

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CoDGears of Warwould the name change our rs clan name?

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Huygens

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WOW, if anyone still plays that shitCODBattlefieldhm fuck cant really come up with anythingminecraft?

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CoDGears of Warwould the name change our rs clan name?

The name of the overall board and URL address will change. TRR will still be TRR/The Rebelz, it will all just be under a sub-category on the main board.

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Im sorry, but how exactly are we going to get new members at the start? I mean from the +-20 RS members we have on the Runescape clan I think 5 of them play COD regularly.

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I have a couple ideas of popular game mechanics that we could use as our name.Exploding Barrelz: You love us and you hate us. It all depends on how close you are.Regenerating Health Barz: We are nice to have around, but when the going gets tough, we don't work fast enough.Big Breasted Women: Our eyes are up here.Load Screenz: When you see us, you'll shit bricks.End Boss: Once you encounter us, you'll be disappointed. But seriously, Skyrim is the only game that I have that is newer and people would actually want to discuss.

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Fergal

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I'm seriously wondering how we'll even pull this of Traggy.I was thinking today - What's the point? I just can't see people wanting to join a forum that isn't very active (when you take into consideration how active gaming boards such as The Nexus Forums. I don't see what we are gaining out of this - the forums will no longer be focused on TRR; we'll need a new forum name (and domain); it will take a lot of work even to get the forum organised, not a mind how hard it will be to recruit. Etc.Maybe it could work, but in all seriousness, do we have a chance, are we just wasting our time and effort?

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There's not much of a future as a RuneScape clan, I'm sorry to say that but it's true.We could continue as a small RuneScape clan indefinitely and be perfectly fine. This change could very well kill the community, but I don't think that chance is any larger than if we continue as we are.In short, we may as well take the big risk and hope for a decent payoff.If we grow large enough, we won't have to ever recruit. Communities should grow off of searches for answers - things like character builds, game tips, etc. all in the forum of threads. Yes, this forum is relatively inactive now. We have at least 20 forum posters though, and that can exponentially rise. It's not like we're starting out from scratch.The angle I'm taking for this is simple - a great number of our forum users (hell, most of them) don't even play RuneScape anymore, yet they continue to use the forum. We may as well try to channel that into something that can sustain what we've started here, even if it's not in the same form.My ultimate goal should we take this route would be to have a LARGE, self-sustaining community driven by adsense/donations. We're self-sustaining now technically, but that consists of me badgering the same 2-3 poor bleeding heart members (Blue) every month for a couple bucks.

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Mhm, I understand that, and I know that if we pull this off, it will be a complete success for gaining activity for the clan. However, wouldn't it be kind of hard to show our activity to other clans (looking for a war or someone looking to join).If we have an IP Board license, we can only have one board or whatever, yeah? I'm just wondering if it is possible to have multible boards for the same price under one domain, so we have CLEARLY make sure TRR is reconised on the gaming forums, but still have our own place - our own statistics, awards, forum header.When people look at a gaming site, do they see a gaming site that may have nothing to do with RS, or a clan?Just trying to see how this will pan out.

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Yes, we could have multiple boards under one domain. But to do that, we'd buy/rent another IPB license and then just have one board link to another. They wouldn't really be the same community and the accounts wouldn't be linked.There are two options here.1. TRR turns into the gaming community and the RuneScape aspect of the gaming community is relegated to one sub-forum. All TRR/RuneScape Clan specific stats for posting/accounts/awards/etc are lost.2. We create a completely new board and everything and whoever from TRR who wants to join that one can register a new account. We would have no posts, members, or anything and would be starting from scratch. The gaming community would have no subforum for RuneScape, but could link to TRR's separate site/boards. I don't think this would work since we would have none of the advantages of having a pre-existing community there. It could still be done, but yeah.

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That wasn't particularly what I meat - I was asking if the second board would be free if it was the same license + domain. But yeah. IP Board costs a lot (can we afford it?) so the second option is kinda out of the way.Idk, it just seems as if you are unable to see our activity, and so would others outside of TRR. Hell, the "Active Topics" page wouldn't help for finding TRR related threads since there would be so much for the other games. Lol.

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A license = 1 board.By doing this, tons less emphasis is going to be placed on being a clan alone, I'm not going to lie.But really, what have we done recently that would be adversely affected? It's not like other clans hardly ever declare on us.

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Well, if this turns out well and we get more recruits and our activity goes way up, they will be declaring. And we will be declaring which means they will be checking out our activity.I'm just paranoid that the bottom is going to fall out of this. Whatever, doesn't matter.Anyway, Skyrim seems to be good - anything else?




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