Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Warmonger - the Obama of abandonware?

So the results for 'Best Abandonware Ring' are out and TOAR won in a land-slide victory. Suprised? Not me.

Warmonger is the Obama of Abandonware - simple as. He's pushing for change - and he's getting it. He updates his ring every day (bar one or two missed update - no biggy compared to the AR) and his member count is rising. He is actually listening to visitors and members about design modifications and keeps on implementing things at the ring. He takes time to list the updates properly - which is nice to see.

Okay, so he emailed or posted in a few forums about the opening of TOAR - big fucking deal: go cry me a river. In a scene which is as dead as this - thank god he did. Thank god he notified people that there is someone out there willing to dedicate time and effort to create an Abandonware ring and regardless of what people think about him - to push onwards with it.

In my opinion, not joining TOAR because you have a complex that you are some bigshot behind a computer screen whilst your mother puts cookies and milk on your desk - is a joke. Logically think about it - by not joining TOAR if you have a website, is a vote against progress and the abandonware concept. You don't want to join because you have an issue with something on his ring? Tell him about it for godsake - lets start helping people who are willing to put in the effort - instead of sitting back and criticizing like a bunch of whining bitches.

I have an issue against the way AR is conducted - but I was willing to update before I made my complaints, when the ring was left un-updated for weeks at a time: my application to update at the ring for a second time fell on deaf ears because the crew was to lazy to respond.

I've had my issues with Warmonger in the past - but we've decided to let sleeping dogs lay. I'm not asking for everyone to hold hands and dance in a circle - but if you see someone trying to make an effort, be it a download/ring/review or whatever site - at least help encourage their efforts and help point them in the right direction - it's quite sad how many great websites or dedicated webbies have 'gone' just because they didn't make it under the radar, just because they wasen't a well-known figure in the Abandonware scene.

"And for better or for worse, history defines us by what we do, and what we choose not to do. Hopefully, what will survive of us is love. So, until the next time, take care of yourselves and most importantly - each other."

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

New Poll

As the title suggests - check it out.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

TOAR back in town

After an eight year hiatus, Warmonger of (Abandonwar & previous TOAR fame) has decided to resurrect one of the most controversial rings that the Abandonware scene has came across. The new design, whilst not glitzy as some - is a basic and colourful website which serves it's main purpose. Updates so far have been consistently regular and although the member count isn't that impressive at the momment, that is bound to change. In light of the current state of affairs which the 'scene' is going through now - a new addition to the rings could just be what we have been waiting for, especially from someone like Warmonger who has a such a large character.

I managed to catch up with Warmonger and asked him why he decided to re-open after eight years and this is what he had to say "I have noticed the scene declining in activity and, thought it needed a fresh breath of air, from an old sod from the past and, also noticed the other rings sucked balls"

Whether or not he can reach the heights of 70 members this time around is yet to be seen, but knowing Warmonger, we can definitely expect him to have a good crack at it. AWGaz throws it's support behind this blast from the past.

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