I guess Facebook along with the whole Photobucket thing killed a lot of forums. FB is great for discussions and quick info like events etc, but a forum a lot better as a base of information IMO. But I guess we will see what happens, Id assume the trend is going down for us as well. All AoS and KoW talk is done of FB, CDO serves more of a “nostalgic club for older members” Im afraid. :hat off
I’m still around occasional, mainly due to the photobucket fuckery, but also because of kids, work and reduced hobby time. But I think our forum is way more “important” than fx druchii.net, due to CD always being a niche army, so I can’t just google a ton of information about Chaos Dwarf outside of this site. Without CDO no one would easily know about how the players handled the forgotten years (Fx the time in 7th ed, after the hellcannon release, with BOSP conversions). If Druchii.net went down tomorrow I would still have sufficient Dark Elf info to survive. If CDO disappeared next years I would actually lack a lot of info.
That being said, facebook is a great tool for larger communities. Middlehammer trading post is fantastic