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    Welcome to RGF, now brought to you by ModDrop!

    This is the comments thread for a news post. You can view it in its original form by clicking here!

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    Welcome to the other side, faithful viewers! As you can see, there have been some changes around these parts, both cosmetic and functional! Some of these changes I'd been hoping to make for a long time now (years, in fact!). The biggest change, however, probably should be told straight off the bat:

    Announcement: I sold out! Seriously though, for several years now we've been barely hanging in there, with fundraisers and donations and an ever dwindling supply of advertising money, and after the hassle of shipping things for the last one I was debating on whether or not to shut the site down. The an old acquaintance of mine got in contact with me, with a proposition. He has a company that develops software related to gaming and mods, and needed more mods and someone to partner up with. In exchange for changing ownership of the site, we no longer need advertisements or fundraisers or anything to keep the site online, plus there are now other people in charge of the most annoying things, like keeping the server functional. Don't worry though, I'm still going to be administrating for at least another year, in which time we'll hopefully move from our outdated vBulletin installation to something fancy and new an custom in the future.

    TLDR: RGF has a new owner that is keeping the site online without any ads or restrictions, so you get what you want and I no longer have to worry about paying for things.

    That said, here's a list of the changes that have been made so far, with more potentially being on the way:
    • ModDrop is our new mod manager. It's still in "beta" but it's much more advanced and supports more games than HotSpot ever did. Also, HotSpot was taken down some time ago due to Google thinking it was a security risk and flagging the site for a few days.
    • URLs sitewide have changed, though the old URLs should redirect to the new. This is for SEO goodness as well as for easier integration into ModDrop in the future.
    • Torchlight 1 mods have now all been integrated into the same database that Torchlight 2 uses, and as such there have been some re-organizing and category changes made to keep things clearly separated.
    • The website theme has had some smaller updates, mainly to the downloads sections. Go take a look!
    • The forums have been pruned of several no longer needed sub-forums.
    • Did I mention we're on a brand new server?


    As usual, if you find anything broken, or messed up, or that looks weird, e-mail me at webbstre@runicgamesfansite.com or leave a comment here. There's also the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.

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    Re: Welcome to RGF, now brought to you by ModDrop!

    Heyya Webb! Sounds like you and the new management have shaken hands on the key stuff, enough to push out the (partly) new site . Congratulations! I really look forward to seeing what RGF is going to evolve into

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    Re: Welcome to RGF, now brought to you by ModDrop!

    It'll be gradual small changes for a while, I think, until the big stuff later on. We almost switched to a new theme, but decided against it because vbulletin themes all look the same... except this one

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    Hey all, Kreisher here from ModDrop. We’re really excited to join the RGF community! We hope you like all the changes we’ve made so far and look forward to adding even more mod related features soon. To all the mod developers out there, we want to invite you to join us in making ModDrop even better. We’d like to know what publishing features you’d most like to see and what Torchlight related tools would make your life easier. Feel free to PM me here on RGF, or add me on ModDrop (user name : Kreisher).

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    Hi Kreisher! Added you in ModDrop... do you have any other fora for more transparent/structured discussions?

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    Good idea Phanjam. Just added a forum for ModDrop with subforums for Features Requests, Bug Reports, General Discussion and Modder Tools.

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    Hi again Krreisher! Thanks but the new forum doesn't seem to be accepting new threads (not from me anyways )

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    Hey thanks Kreisher! But the new forums don't seem to accept new threads yet (at least not from me anyways )

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    Looks like they're working now.

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