Something must be in the air. Surely there has to be some reason we were all pulled back around the same time, if only for a moment.
I've said it time and time again, but man, this place was magical back in the day. Nothing quite like it in all my years on the internet. Such a shame that it's become a ghost town, but like it's been said already, forums like this have been a dying breed for years now. Social media's easier, but it just doesn't have the same warmth.
I guess the old saying is true. Few things last forever.
Ah well. At least we have the memories.
While I agree forums aren't as popular as they used to be, I wouldn't say its totally apocalyptic- game forums of say LoL, Blizzard games or even Steam forums are still pretty popular. There's also bloody disgusting, NeoGAF, the straight dope etc. I honestly think this forums is an outlier in how dead things have become, even Runescape which is not as popular as it used to be has more traffic than the AE forums, which is what led me to believe perhaps the games themselves are losing popularity. I didn't play much Mechquest after the first few months, but it surprised me to see that the game doesn't receive any updates anymore.