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Showing content with the highest reputation on 03/14/18 in all areas

  1. 12 points
    Howdy Imps! For those who don't know me, hi! I'm Kyek. I created Imps Village in 2006 (12 years ago! Holy crap), and have been funding and maintaining it ever since. Running this place has been pretty amazing for me. I was an active contributor here for years, even after my Dofus-playing days fizzled out. In the past handful of years, though, my role has been solely paying the bills and keeping the server hardware running. ...with a brief stint to team up with Garne to create the badass forum theme ;-). Regardless, Imps and the friendships and memories I've made here will always be near and dear to my heart. There are still threads here that can still make me laugh so hard I cry, and there are real-life marriages that have happened solely because this place existed and encouraged people to connect. That's awesome. But the nuts and bolts of it is, Imps deserves more attention than I can give it. Over time, we've seen the 'active user' list at the bottom of the site move from 200+ at any given time of day to, at times, single digits. I've also come to realize that, if Imps should ever fall offline, I'm not at a place in my life where I could be confident I'd be able to drop enough obligations to bring it back up. Which, as anyone who's ever run a server can tell you, that's not an "if", that's a "when". It forced a decision I was putting off making: Should I shut Imps down so that it can go out peacefully, giving the community time to save anything important? Or, should I find someone that this community can trust to not only keep Imps running financially and technically, but also give it the time it deserves to build the community back up? I am incredibly pleased to report that the moderator Rob (Kikn) has taken up the mantle. Rob is super capable and excited to take this on, and I'm thrilled he's the one doing it. Not only is this a guy who has loved this place for years, he's also a long-time high-level staff member who's already been entrusted with the care of your account information. On the technical side, while it is always advisable to have secure passwords that you change occasionally, your passwords are salted and hashed (call it "encrypted" if that's greek to you) and no ownership change can ever expose that information. In fact, one of Rob's goals once the site transitions to him is to get Imps running on SSL (https) so your logins are more secure. You are in great hands. Rob will post with his own thoughts and deliver more information about the timing, but we're looking to have a brief downtime tomorrow (Thursday March 15) to shift everything over to his name. For my own part, I'll keep my account here and may pop in from time to time just to see how Imps is doing :). Regardless though, thanks for making this the incredible ride that it was. If you'd like to get in touch outside Imps, you can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn. Here's to a bright future! Kyek
  2. 6 points
    If you have yet to do so, please read Kyek's "passing the crown" before this post! Hi guys, While I’d expect most of you know roughly who I am, just in case, I’m that small, elderly Enutrof Kikn that can occasionally be seen around Echo. I’m less active there than I used to be but still stop by to make sure a certain Rogue knows he’s still a noob. Please take the time to read this post as it does concern you! Yes, you! As you will likely have just heard, on Thursday the 15th March (all going well) I will be taking over the hosting and technical management of Imps Village from @Kyek. He has been the important, but recently elusive, shadow that has been running these forums behind the scenes since their creation over a decade ago. It will be a great blow for all of us to see him step down. The contribution he made to the English Dofus community through these forums was without doubt significant and literally ‘game changing’ if you’ll pardon the pun. Hopefully, he won’t drop off the map completely though. After all, I’ll be needing his advice when I inevitably tit something up and erase the entire internet. I’ll use this post to briefly explain what you can expect in the coming days in the name of transparency. On Thursday the 15th March Imps Village’s database and the forum software will be transferred to a new, but almost identical server hosted in Europe. During this process, a small amount of downtime can be expected, this should last several hours at most. The domain will then be pointed to the new server and the forums should now be accessible again. The next step is to migrate all your media (screenshots, profile pictures etc) to their new home. Again, there may be brief downtime as this takes place to ensure nothing you upload gets lost in the transfer. I will make an announcement a few hours before this takes place, which may be on a different date to the main transfer. Following a (fingers crossed) successful migration, Imps Village will then be quickly updated to the latest version of IPB 4.2 to benefit from security patches. Unfortunately, with this may come with another segment of downtime [dependant on when this update takes place]. It is also highly likely that during this process our current theme will be broken, and the site will be reverted to something default temporarily. This will be fixed ASAP but may be outranked by other priorities. I apologise to your eyes in advance for the inconvenience. While in an ideal world this transfer will run entirely without hitch, if in the event problems do arise, I will communicate through the Official Forums with information regarding any extended downtime. [Hopeful end of disruption] Heading into the future, you can expect continued updates as Invision releases them. These serve primarily to ensure the site and your data remains secure but may also bring with them neat new features. As such, you can look forward to: - Reactions, to replace the current ‘like’ system - Clubs, this will allow members to create and manage their own miniature community within Imps Village. This could be utilised by guilds, alliances or used to organise community events, reminiscent of the old dedicated guild forums. The exact way this feature will be implemented here is TBD. A more detailed explanation of this feature will be posted as it arrives. - Customised (Dofus related?) emoticons and the return of Wub In general, my aim is that you should not feel any real difference in your experience at Imps Village following the transition; I hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable community tool in the years to come. That being said: If you have any feedback on Imps Village in its current form or have any realistic suggestions that you feel could improve your time here; this the perfect time to make them in the ‘Suggestion Box’ . Post price pls, Rob.
  3. 3 points
    Don't feel any pressure @Rob. Of course you'll get this forum active and flourishing again together with the remaining awesome crew (yes, even you @Kiba - despite all them hard feelings from 70 years ago). With the recent topic from Kyek I felt I wanted to log on and post. I joined this place back when TS ran it not quite as successful as @Kyek. In the beginning it was filled with drama and e-penises (way worse then it was a while ago), but Kyek saw a golden opportunity to do something really good with this forum and he succeeded (I don't remember how it went, but I remember Time-Shaper being an ass about it). Some of you have been around as long as I have. It was thanks to this forum that the community evolved and the authors behind Wiki got information to contribute with the most. The Superlative Exemplar spirit leaked through this forum as well. Hats off for you Kyek. Imps Village has had it's ups and downs the 12 years I've been apart of it and I've contributed to both. The past years I've been less and less active here due to various reasons, one being the younger audience and the more aggressive format on topics and posts, another reason being me stepping away from Dofus 2.x to Dofus 1.29 which is finished and doesn't attract much attention from the current player base . Yes, I was and am an attention whore. I don't remember when or how I came across Rob but I've known him for quite some years now. He's the most badass troll I've ever met in this game. With troll I mean intelligent puns and making points by comparing issues to one another. I've also gotten to experience the serious side of him and his honest will to make the international community better. He doesn't care for bullshit, he's dedicated, honest and he wishes good for the good. It hurts to compliment him, because I know that he knows that I know. I don't use discord as you'd like me to, I don't use this forum as much as you want me to, we practically disbanded Blank (our guild) and we play on different servers. However, I sincerely have respect for you as a person and wish you the best of luck. You're the perfect guy to take on this task. A sincere good luck to the both of you. I also want to add that I found a nice surprise when trying to tag "@Kikn". /Dan
  4. 2 points
    Making this post on behalf of Deejavus, the lord of maging. Some guy has created a character on some monoserver called "Deejavus" and is trying to pretend to be him. Deej knows, as is trying to get the name/account removed. Just don't accept any maging services or offers from that character. If in doubt, just ask him to log his Sadi on Echo.
  5. 2 points
    I don't accept @Rob as an authority figure. Go make Imps Village great again, Rob, or else! (I'm joking, please don't ban me like one of your Welsh Masqs.)
  6. 2 points
    Thanks to @Youbutsu's bug testing, we've realised that the permissions for this sub-forum were slightly off. You should now be able to reply. Apologies!
  7. 2 points
    This was super kind Dan, thanks :). Man, what a run it's been. It's great to see some of the original crew still around, though :). What drama there was way back when. I didn't bother diving into IV history with my farewell post, but I wonder how many people remember TimeShaper's old forum, Amakna Square. And the fact that he dumped it one day and Quivitar picked it up and brought me on to help manage it. Then we had to cut ties with the old forum completely because TS abused his access and turned into a hellscape, and that's when IV was born. Wonder how Myriad is doing these days :) This is such a bittersweet thing because so many of us literally grew up together. I wouldn't have admitted it at the time, being a college "adult" when I started all this, but man, we were all completely different people then. It just feels great to know IV will get the attention it both needs and deserves. Rob, I would have been straight-up heartbroken to see this place get shut down just because my life wasn't conducive to it anymore. No matter where it goes from here, we made a pretty awesome call putting it in your hands. Thanks for stepping up :) (Also, ahahahahaha I just tried to tag @kikn xD)
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    Integrate my topic then! About Myriad: She kept on playing on Rosal for a few years when it launched. She made a huge impact for many players and didn't really care for what happened here. Last I heard she married her ingame spouse in real life :-). This was 8-9 years ago. President Heros, du Maroc (even his nickname is political).
  10. 1 point
    Hear hear. She made Dofus a lot of fun. But was also young and dramatic and didn't always make the best social choices. ...like basically all of us. People were ruthless to her though. Lots of kids not really understanding that they were attacking and ruining a real human being with the hatred they spewed out. I remember being really angry and making a big post about it way-back-when but I can't remember if that's when Myr faded away or if it happened later. Hahaha, that list of names you posed takes me back though. TBH I wasn't 100% sure if Amakna Square was the right name or not, so I googled before I posted... and landed on superlativeexemplar.com, which still has some of my original design on it xD. This place is an endless pit of nostalgia. FOR REAL!? Who?! Thanks, though -- it was a lot of fun seeing how people grew up, and being part of it. Kind of cool how many lives changed because of a silly video game forum.
  11. 1 point
    Wish I'd been there. Would've taken 5 minutes to win instead :-].
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