Update: Forum Back Up
The Gokusaishiki forum is now back up and on a better, more reliable web host. Be sure to check out http://www.vpn1euro.com/ if you’re looking for a trustworthy host.
You might notice that when you try to access the forum, it directs you to a search site. The only reason for this to happen that I can think of is quite a nasty answer, so I`ll keep my speculations to myself for now. What happens to the forum depends on what`s happening with the host and a few other factors. The worst case scenario is that we lose all of our forum data and have to start over again. Remember, I can be outrageously pessimistic sometimes, so the worst case scenario is probably the absolute worst case scenario.
This of course means that beta testing is put on a hold now, which is fine by us, seeing as Feenie and I are discussing when to release V6 of the patch to the testers (I guess it will be sometime this week).
In the meantime, you can still chat with the other members via the “gamer chat” link at the side.
Oh, while I`m at it, I have a reminder to people who are new to gokusaishiki. Please do not e-mail or PM either of us asking for the patch(es) for a game, to request a game translation, or to ask for links to a ROM.
Regarding the patches, if and when they are released, it will be announced on the blog, and a link will be put up on the blog. If you are confused when you hear people talking about a patch and you don`t see it on the blog, then we are most likely talking about a beta patch. If you don`t know what that is, then it`s clearly obvious that you`re not a beta tester, so what you can do in the meantime is wait.
Regarding translation requests, we currently are not accepting them. Games that people have “requested” are games that we already have on our list of things to come, so they would have been done either way. Things will be done when they are done, so the least you could do it wait, instead of trying to push us to work faster. If you do e-mail us about this on a good day, it will be ignored. On a bad day, I`ll probably chew your head off for it. On a terrible day, I`ll do everything in my power to stop you from getting the translation. Nothing is more annoying than having someone e-mail me saying “Plz give me the link to the patch bcoz I dont see it. And can you translate 3rd story?”.