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Title: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 07, 2010, 04:50:11 AM
Hello.  I'm Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin, President and CEO of Frozen Darkness.

As many of you know, I had a brush with mortality a month ago.  After leaving the hospital and returning home, I hinted at putting FD back in the box.  Since then, I have had some interest placed in keeping it open.  Part of my decision was in my own lack of participation, which I think had to do with my illness as anything else, for now that I have had a few weeks of recuperation, I find that I am better able to post and concentrate than I had been able to for months.

However, that was not the only reason.  Lack of player participation was hurting us as well.  True, the entire site has slowed down, mores the pity, and it was becoming so that only the mods were playing.  Now, I'm fine with this if you are, as my opinion is, that if we put forth a quality product, others may join by seeing what it is we provide.  If we do go ahead, then I suggest that we regroup, redefine our goals, and present a more concise, streamlined product.  People can't join if the story isn't there.

To that end, I leave it to you to tell me if this story should be salvaged.  I will base my decision on the amount of interest shown.  No sense beating a dead horse.

Thank you all.  Remember to try the roast beef and tip your waitress.  Don't drink and drive.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on January 07, 2010, 04:56:28 AM
Would there be a way to perhaps complete it before closing it? I realise this may mean some plot adjustments and skipping, but I would prefer to see this completed than put away.

In light of this, I do owe you a post ^.~


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 07, 2010, 04:59:18 AM
Completing it would definitely be my preference.  And if I get some optimistic responses, part of our regrouping and streamlining of this will be to put it on a path to completion instead of having it flail about directionlessness.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 07, 2010, 05:05:14 AM
*Jumps up and down trying to get Alt's attention, yelling* Keep it! Keep it!

I would love to see this story continue / get finished. I should be around more often and be more helpful (:grin:). No more extended trips in the near future (I know I have a bad habit of disappearing for months at a time :(. As both you're Co-mod and a player from the start, I'd love to see this project continue.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Ylaya on January 07, 2010, 06:03:35 AM
Everyone to the Banshee!! One story that is super active is better than a shed load of small stories that have maybe only 1 post every 2 weeks.  ;)


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 07, 2010, 06:07:49 AM
A valid point. :)  Though, if those involved are happy with the pace, then it should be their choice.  Thanks for contributing to the debate. :)


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Twén Arĺerwén on January 07, 2010, 06:58:38 AM
Although I do not participate in this story .... I would scream a resounding NO. I will use one of the most enduring stories as a baseline for my opinion. Thalambaths Heart has had many bumps, curves and downtimes, yet the dedication of its core players keeps it moving. IMHO this can be said very much so for this story as well.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Ylaya on January 07, 2010, 07:13:39 AM
Those actually participatiing will have to judge what more they can get out of the story for their characters, that will be the deciding factor.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Sývaein Sorossa on January 07, 2010, 08:28:29 AM
I suppose I did sign up for this. I'll throw my lot in with Garret. I'm finishing up my placement in two weeks time. If the ship doesn't sink by then, I can guarantee my involvement as I'll have the free time then to actually do things... You can count me in.

Those actually participatiing will have to judge what more they can get out of the story for their characters, that will be the deciding factor.


Emphasis above is mine. Typically "Do As I Say Not As I Do" is not well taken Ylaya. Since you do not happen to participate in the story, I suppose your opinion should be considered moot by that reasoning as well. Perhaps you would do well to keep your opinions to yourself.

After all, if you aren't going to say anything nice...


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 07, 2010, 08:31:51 AM
Well, should we decide to continue forward, then I would look forward to your involvement, Syvaein. :)

And all opinions are welcome here.  Though Ylaya is not part of the story, I appreciate her input in this discussion. :D


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Sylvia Palinor on January 07, 2010, 08:36:11 AM
I say keep it open! I would hate to see it closed, as this is Sylvia's first story. It's like...an unwritten rule to close the story in which someone's first character is involved in a story for the first time! Plus, I would like to continue modding it. I know I wasn't that big of a help, but I did my best and that was my first time as a Story Mod. Please don't!


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on January 07, 2010, 02:09:46 PM
No!

If people are happy with the speed at which it is going and it has a core of people who are having fun, as well as dedicated mods keep it going. As far as I can tell ... it has all three of those.

Not everyone is necessarily interested in RPing in an inn/tavern ... or with too many other RPers.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Ylaya on January 07, 2010, 11:02:21 PM
 :shocked: Sývaein Sorossa, please, just calm down. After all, I was only suggesting something, no need to punish me for it.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Galthas on January 08, 2010, 12:51:06 AM
I am still somewhat new to the whole world of RPing and this is my first major story. I had been wishing that the post rate would pick up for months before it basically stopped altogether, at least at the Southern Gate, where I am at now. I think it would be a shame to stop the story now, at such a pivotal point in the story (what with the orcs being inside the city and all). Keep it open!


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 08, 2010, 12:54:35 AM
My fault, Galthas.  I will take the blame for that, as Capher was trying desperately to keep it going.  For months I had been tired and my concentration was low.  My posting with NPCs was the first casualty, I'm afraid, and FD has many of them.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Capher on January 08, 2010, 01:51:43 AM
I say let's finish this story. We are so close to the climax of the story it would be a shame to close it down now. I will be glad to do whatever it takes to help finish this story.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 09, 2010, 04:17:42 AM
Since the predominate amount of respondants have asked for FD to stay running, I invite my dedicated Mods, whom I must thank for their continued support over the years, to the bat cave, where we can plan our resurgence.

To the rest, same bat time, same bat channel.  We shall rise agaiin.


Uhm... Batman references due in large part because I'm wearing my Batman Underoos.  I feel so... heroic in them.  :P


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Capher on January 12, 2010, 12:37:08 AM
Much like my reindeer boxers...they want to make me...fly!   :lol:  Meet you in the batcave Batman.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 22, 2010, 11:01:15 PM
I have done much contimplation as of late, and have decided that I'm going to close FD.  The resurgence has not gone very well.  I have had problems keeping mods, so it is best that we just shut it down.  I place no blame on anyone, it is just how life goes and is the nature of RPGs.  Every story has its highs and its lows.  When FD was on a high, it was very high.  And now, in its low, I think it classier to bring it to an end that to let it suffer and die slowly.

I want to thank my mods, both past and present, who made this a great story to be in.  It had a fine run, was very popular for a long time, and I am proud of what was accomplished.  Thank you as well to all the players who contributed over the years.  There were some great posts over the years, Nelique and Altario's verbal sparring, Khel's portrayal of the eyelien merchant and her wonderful NPC work, Ghun bringing in the action, Garret's work as a mod and behind the scenes efforts, and many many more that would simply take too many pages to list.  Thank you. :)

What I will be doing is reformatting the story and coming back with the final chapter, so that loose ends can be tied up.  This last chapter will be much smaller in scope, will be linear not sandbox, and will provide the grande finale to the story.  I would rather this than just to let it fade out with no resolution.  Being smaller and more focused, I will be in a position to mod it alone if need be.  The final chapter will be more action and less soap opera.  But, the characters in this story and the NPCs created deserve to have their fates explored.  It will be a single thread story so easier to follow.  It will be limited in length, and will not have the option of going on forever.  It will have a climax and a conclusion.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on April 23, 2010, 05:29:17 AM
Too bad. The writing in this story has been excellent.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Galthas on August 17, 2010, 09:15:09 AM
     Hello, I have been away from Santharia for a VERY long time, as I have the worst luck with computers of anyone I know. My last laptop was broken and I am just now getting another. I would very much like to rejoin Santharia, and this story in particular. Also, this was the only topic that it would let me post in, so I don't know if the right people will see this. I have already caught up on what is going on in the area where my character is currently located, and was wondering if it would be okay for me to rejoin the story when it would be appropriate for my character to do so.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 17, 2010, 10:13:07 AM
I'm not sure if the "right" people will see this, but I have seen it.

I'm slowly revamping this, and will relaunch in the future, though when has not been determined yet.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Galthas on August 18, 2010, 05:37:34 AM
So the story isn't currently progressing any further?


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 18, 2010, 07:38:37 AM
Nope.  Not at the moment.  The site slowed down and this story was a casualty.  But, it will start again and finish, as I need for it to tie up some loose ends.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Galthas on August 19, 2010, 09:02:36 AM
Alright, thank you.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Rocelin Ellis on February 16, 2011, 09:09:13 PM
Well seeing the last post to this thread was in August Altaro I was wondering if you were going to start this back up again any time soon?


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Salena smith on June 05, 2011, 09:16:08 AM
I see that this thread is still on the board and was wondering if this thread is still open?


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 05, 2011, 10:01:54 AM
Not yet.  Maybe in the future.


Title: Re: Should we close Frozen Darkness?
Post by: Salena smith on June 05, 2011, 02:30:47 PM
Okay, thank you.