E.P.T.C Next Generation

Hello, you are currently viewing this forum as a guest. Please sign up if you are new to the site, or log in if you have an account here already. Signing up allows you to view and talk in our chat box, post on nearly any topic, and cast your vote in the site polls.
E.P.T.C Next Generation

TBA

Latest topics

» Last one to Post Wins!
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:01 am by Stardust121

» Serious Attempt At Site Revival?
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:00 am by Z-man

» The last year...
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:45 pm by Raltz

» Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:16 pm by Pieguy

» Ben's Showcase of Art and Things
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:56 pm by Z-man

» Didn't realize this was still around
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:29 am by Z-man

» pure smex
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:45 pm by Ben

» Story Game
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:08 pm by Raltz

» Hello!
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:05 am by Z-man

» That Awkward Moment...........
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:05 am by Z-man

Who is online?

In total there is 0 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 0 Guests :: 1 Bot

None


Most users ever online was 84 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:33 am

Top posting users this month

Badge Listings

Leader: Raltz


Eeveelution Badge (Evo Badge)
Wins: 0 / Losses: 0 / Draws: 0

-----------------------------------------

Leader: Z-man

Verdure Badge
Wins: 0 / Losses: 0 / Draws: 0



    Is this the END?

    Share
    avatar
    Max21
    EPTC Brain
    EPTC Brain

    Posts : 95
    Reputation : 0
    Age : 21
    Join date : 2011-02-26
    Location : I love Double Battles!!!!!

    Is this the END?

    Post by Max21 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:09 am

    Well as everyone can see, this site is going down really quickly. I have no idea if this site can even be salvaged from its current state. We can't just site around and let this site that we've all known and loved to rot and die, we need to step up and bring it back to life.

    If there are any admins who are willing to step up and form a collaboration with me in an attempt to revive this site, then send me a PM.
    avatar
    Pieguy
    Top Brawler
    Top Brawler

    Posts : 1076
    Reputation : 14
    Age : 21
    Join date : 2010-05-03

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Pieguy on Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:40 pm

    It's been like this for months ._.


    _________________
    avatar
    TPM
    E.P.T.C. Founder / NextGen Support Admin
    E.P.T.C. Founder / NextGen Support Admin

    Posts : 52
    Reputation : 3
    Age : 25
    Join date : 2011-02-27
    Location : United States

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by TPM on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:14 pm

    Perhaps it has something to do with the lousy design Razz

    How about this? I'll try something on the old E.P.T.C Site Wink
    avatar
    Ben
    Site Designer/Support Admin
    Site Designer/Support Admin

    Posts : 1696
    Reputation : 12
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-12-12
    Location : MY HOUSE

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Ben on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:47 pm

    lousy design? ha Cool

    i can't seem to get up here like i used to i don't know if it can be brought back....

    on another note i use PS now so i'm tons better if i can make some free time i can redo the site design with my improved work but making time for that will be hard
    avatar
    Max21
    EPTC Brain
    EPTC Brain

    Posts : 95
    Reputation : 0
    Age : 21
    Join date : 2011-02-26
    Location : I love Double Battles!!!!!

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Max21 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:45 am

    Hmm... Those are good suggestions. If people are willing to put time into improving the site. So we have 2 options:

    -Try something on the old eptc site.
    OR
    -Redesign the site.

    Personally, I feel that the site design has nothing to do with the drop in activity. It's a trend every site faces: Old members tend to leave eventually. The reason that sites don't die out is because they constantly get new members that are active so they can replace the ones that become inactive or leave. Just an observation.
    avatar
    CTrainer
    The Stunner
    The Stunner

    Posts : 1102
    Reputation : 2
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by CTrainer on Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:20 am

    In all honesty idk really what good revamping the site without any new or old members coming around here. We had a good run and if its over is that really so bad? As they say all good things must come to an end
    avatar
    Ben
    Site Designer/Support Admin
    Site Designer/Support Admin

    Posts : 1696
    Reputation : 12
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-12-12
    Location : MY HOUSE

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Ben on Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:36 pm

    i agree with ct
    avatar
    Z-man
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)

    Posts : 5140
    Reputation : 37
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : A Little South of Sanity

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Z-man on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:19 am

    all this happened after i became innactive, before that the site was doing just fine, its not the site disign thats the problem. what is the problem? lack of any real desire to stay here or maintain what we have is what im guessing, for most people any way.


    on a side note OMFG when did i get 9 votes in the poll? Shocked


    _________________

    Made by Ben
    Avatar also by Ben
    avatar
    Z-man
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)

    Posts : 5140
    Reputation : 37
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : A Little South of Sanity

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Z-man on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:21 am

    CTrainer wrote:In all honesty idk really what good revamping the site without any new or old members coming around here. We had a good run and if its over is that really so bad? As they say all good things must come to an end
    that they do... that they do... i didnt used to believe that, i thought there were exceptions... i now know that there arent...


    _________________

    Made by Ben
    Avatar also by Ben
    avatar
    The Breeder
    1-Star Member
    1-Star Member

    Posts : 179
    Reputation : 4
    Age : 22
    Join date : 2010-07-18
    Location : Conquering Kalos

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by The Breeder on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 pm

    hey guys i might have been away for a long time but what if there were new thigs added to EPTC like more pokes added to the shop or even a place for people to post play/walkthrough written or in video.Ya know things like that.
    avatar
    Stardust121
    Forum Security/Support Admin
    Forum Security/Support Admin

    Posts : 2361
    Reputation : 16
    Age : 22
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : in mah sandbox

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Stardust121 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:48 am

    Nah, breeder. we'd have to get new people who don't yet have their "own" site yet. like getting new people. im not really explaining it well, but yeah.
    avatar
    CTrainer
    The Stunner
    The Stunner

    Posts : 1102
    Reputation : 2
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by CTrainer on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:28 am

    The Breeder wrote:hey guys i might have been away for a long time but what if there were new thigs added to EPTC like more pokes added to the shop or even a place for people to post play/walkthrough written or in video.Ya know things like that.
    Those are obviously great ideas, the problem being though is that we dont have the leadership or man power with the discipline anymore to do those things and the lack of activity anyways kinda puts the ability to have any improvements to help the site. Though while im not saying that its impossible, its definitely quite improbable.
    avatar
    The Breeder
    1-Star Member
    1-Star Member

    Posts : 179
    Reputation : 4
    Age : 22
    Join date : 2010-07-18
    Location : Conquering Kalos

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by The Breeder on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:00 pm

    CTrainer wrote:Those are obviously great ideas, the problem being though is that we dont have the leadership or man power with the discipline anymore to do those things and the lack of activity anyways kinda puts the ability to have any improvements to help the site. Though while im not saying that its impossible, its definitely quite improbable.
    well i had another idea i have got a youtube account that I created vary recently but i have some people´s channel and i can advertise there also i´ve got my own channel so that would be a solution.
    avatar
    Max21
    EPTC Brain
    EPTC Brain

    Posts : 95
    Reputation : 0
    Age : 21
    Join date : 2011-02-26
    Location : I love Double Battles!!!!!

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Max21 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:31 am

    Yeah, I guess all good things must come to an end. We lack manpower and motivation to bring this place back to life unfortunately. People are busy irl and things have changed; we don't have time to be active at this site anymore. It's been a good run, maybe it can be revived later on during summer... who knows?

    I have noticed that many other small Pokemon sites have been dying down as well, I guess it's the lack of people involved in the whole Pokemon community as well. Majority of people end up on xats or large sites such as Smogon. I admit to hanging out more at Smogon where it's more active. I guess that's just the way it is.
    avatar
    Z-man
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)

    Posts : 5140
    Reputation : 37
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : A Little South of Sanity

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Z-man on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:24 am

    had things worked out differently we could have broken that trend, but honeslty i cant really stay on here for very long... for a few reasons.
    i blame myself.


    _________________

    Made by Ben
    Avatar also by Ben
    avatar
    Stardust121
    Forum Security/Support Admin
    Forum Security/Support Admin

    Posts : 2361
    Reputation : 16
    Age : 22
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : in mah sandbox

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Stardust121 on Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:35 pm

    no reason to blame yourself. after an amount of time, it would've happened. the time's just sped up, not too big of a deal...
    avatar
    Icefox
    Forum Fun Executive/Support Admin
    Forum Fun Executive/Support Admin

    Posts : 517
    Reputation : 0
    Age : 20
    Join date : 2010-05-07
    Location : Derpland

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Icefox on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:35 am

    We've obviously were set on this road for a while. EVerything was doing good. And as much as I would want to go back to the old site...



    Way to many memories there.
    avatar
    CTrainer
    The Stunner
    The Stunner

    Posts : 1102
    Reputation : 2
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by CTrainer on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:21 am

    Max21 wrote:Yeah, I guess all good things must come to an end. We lack manpower and motivation to bring this place back to life unfortunately. People are busy irl and things have changed; we don't have time to be active at this site anymore. It's been a good run, maybe it can be revived later on during summer... who knows?

    I have noticed that many other small Pokemon sites have been dying down as well, I guess it's the lack of people involved in the whole Pokemon community as well. Majority of people end up on xats or large sites such as Smogon. I admit to hanging out more at Smogon where it's more active. I guess that's just the way it is.
    Honestly i think that trend of smaller sites dying is natural, though i dont have any evidence to back this up it makes sense that with a new generation comes new territory.

    Which would cause the community to go one of two ways: one the poke community would fringe to smaller sites and make up their own tiers/rules for the new gen, or two, look to big brother sites who tell people how to play like we have in the past, which is not only convenient but quite effective with smogon tiers and all. larger sites like serebii can bring together more battlers who want to find out the new megagame going on and xats spread them further. Seems like its only logical for the big sites to dominate in a field of uncertainty and help form the metagame more smoothly.

    So Z i wouldnt really blame yourself. Your leaving obviously was eptcng's Waterloo, (though id take that in a good way seeing it as how important u were to the site Razz )but because we werent large enough and didnt expand effectively in the summer anyways, it was inevitable that eptc is left to 5 of us posting once every month or so and a few more stragglers peering in to see the sites' empty hallows.

    Who knows though maybe this summer with the metagame established and kids with time again maybe eptc can make a little come back, but that all depends on what happens in the future with people and how much free time we all have (and i know i wont have it personally, like everyone else >_<). But hey hoping never hurts and maybe someone will come out of the eptc windwork and be the new leader and run a little comeback for the eptc community, and once again only time will tell.
    avatar
    Ben
    Site Designer/Support Admin
    Site Designer/Support Admin

    Posts : 1696
    Reputation : 12
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-12-12
    Location : MY HOUSE

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Ben on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:31 pm

    i'd hate too see eptc go down but i don't think it can be helped my designing skills have improved a lot but i don't have time to do anything i might as well be considered a ex admin

    avatar
    TPM
    E.P.T.C. Founder / NextGen Support Admin
    E.P.T.C. Founder / NextGen Support Admin

    Posts : 52
    Reputation : 3
    Age : 25
    Join date : 2011-02-27
    Location : United States

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by TPM on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:26 am

    Hey guys,

    Well, I'd love to pitch in and help but I really don't have the time since I spend most of it helping out my sis on her website with my new coding skills (CSS, jQuery, Javascript, Coldfusion, HTML)

    sorry guys :/
    avatar
    Ben
    Site Designer/Support Admin
    Site Designer/Support Admin

    Posts : 1696
    Reputation : 12
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-12-12
    Location : MY HOUSE

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Ben on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:00 am

    i guess everyone's to busy it kinda sucks
    avatar
    Markiss
    EPTC Brain

    Posts : 39
    Reputation : 1
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2011-04-16

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Markiss on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:39 pm

    I came back on here to see how everyone was doing and it looks like it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

    Maybe we could work on a project on a PO server that I host and get more attention for EPTC. we could do generation 3 battling, make some changes to the PO server so that attacks do something different and make gen 5 more balanced...stuff like that. A fictional metagame.

    LPs and walkthroughs of video games are also hip. EPTC could try doing that. I'll help if needed.
    avatar
    Ben
    Site Designer/Support Admin
    Site Designer/Support Admin

    Posts : 1696
    Reputation : 12
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-12-12
    Location : MY HOUSE

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Ben on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:49 pm

    but Z don't even come on anymore and he was the creator of this domain kinda hard to work a successful site without the master password


    too be completely honest i just don't feel like making time its not that i couldn't move some things around and make time to redo the site but i just don't see eptc reviving at this point its dead and that's just how it is



    avatar
    Z-man
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)
    Site Owner/Pokemon Gym Leader (Ret.)

    Posts : 5140
    Reputation : 37
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-03
    Location : A Little South of Sanity

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Z-man on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:24 pm

    i lost my inspiration... ever since... never mind...
    sorry this place brings back bitter sweet memories.


    _________________

    Made by Ben
    Avatar also by Ben
    avatar
    King Wallace
    5-star member
    5-star member

    Posts : 697
    Reputation : 2
    Age : 24
    Join date : 2010-05-10
    Location : Sootopolis City

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by King Wallace on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:35 pm

    I've always loved this site! I vote yes to bringing it back......somehow -___-

    Sponsored content

    Re: Is this the END?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:35 pm