Mmkay, I've been hesitant to post here 'cause I really didn't know what to say.
I agree with what Ultrapowerpie has said. In my opinion, having both an AE Forum and a Private Forum is unnecessary and has partially caused the downfall of both. Although I understand why the PPFs are essential to certain users, activity on both will die out because we are spreading the few active users we have so thinly across both forums. And things are more likely to get done on these 'official' forums.
I, too, can understand and empathise with people and their reasons for wishing to leave the forums. But, as others have said, that helps no-one. More than ever, we need to do something, anything as a community. The Forum Mods aren't oblivious, they know what state we're in. I'm sure if you just spoke to skydrite he'd be willing to help our cause to boost AE Forum activity in Paxia, within the rules and stuff of course. And we know that the AKs like Pie, Oliver and theosenia are always going to put their all into Paxia. Communication is key.
Yes, the fact we have had no in-game contact for years is so defeating and frustrating, but as the others have said, we can't give up and throw all our time and effort into the bin! I understand that this isn't much to go on... in fact, it's nothing really, but I have these logs from IRC, within #legendsandlore:
[21:57] <Zyrain> Eukky, do you know what would make the AQ players love you even more? :3
[21:57] <~Eukara> I am sure the list is long, seeing as I have a small following
[21:58] <Zyrain> Haha. This is a shot which I know you are going to shoot down, but if you don't ask, you never know right?
[21:58] <~Eukara> true
[21:59] <Zyrain> Would you ever consider taking over the Paxia clans within AQ? Writing quests and events to revive the island?
[21:59] <~Eukara> I do have a PAxia event planned.
[21:59] <~Eukara> But, Paxia is Fal's and West's
[21:59] <~Eukara> I am not sure anyone would want me to write for it...
[22:01] <Zyrain> Though I'm very VERY glad to hear that you may rustle a few feathers within Paxia soon. :)
[22:01] <~Eukara> Oh, rustle is an understatement
Hope. That's all that conversation is, and it's all we can do. So that's what I'm asking, that we don't give up hope yet, and we try our best, as Paxians, to be more active on these forums, rather than living on the PPFs.
< Message edited by Zyrain -- 4/8/2013 10:10:41 >