No, I have not died. I do still care about the server despite what you think, but as you may not know, I am a 22 year old dude living in Austin, Texas, a very expensive city to live. I've been between jobs and when you work one job it can be hard to focus on the other. I have no reason to neglect the server the way I do, but everyone is a different person, I myself am a very lazy one. I have done the best over the years to keep the server at it's finest, that is why it stays alive and well through my absence. I have fixed nearly 50 item dupes, which many people have not been able to do, and stayed going through all the rough patches for 7+ years. I need a break every once in a while.
I'd like to say I am quite disappointed with the ignorance going around saying the server is shutting down, or it's dead, etc. But to the people who have stuck through even when I have ignored the server completely and kept it going, kept supporting the work I put into it, and told people to calm themselves, I appreciate you all very much. I appreciate all the players that keep the server going as well, whether they be the people flaming, hacking, whatever. It shows you enjoy the game, and I also enjoy working on it and making it a fun place to be.
This is not a post to tell you I am shutting down the game, in fact I am making this post for 2 reasons. To tell you I am going to be more vigilant with keeping up with updating the server, more vigilant about picking staff, and to let you ask any questions you'd like about the server and how it's grown over the years. This is an ask-me-anything thread. I will be happy to answer whether it's about previous happenings, growth, how it started or why I have been such a deadbeat with keeping up with the server.
I love you all, and I would like to get to know each of you more personally as we progress and keep OldSchool PK'ing alive till the end. I know the server is not the highest quality, but we all know why we're here: because oldschool.runescape.com / 07Scape is not the game it was meant to be. The developers are not the original RuneScape developers, namely Paul and Andrew Gower. I won't say the game is trash, but they are not going in the right direction that the old players want it to, and that's why the game died. ForeverPkers is here to maintain the nostalgia that the old RuneScape had, and to have a close-knit player-base to boot. However, we WILL need staff to monitor it and maintain the flamers, because I know it gets out of hand, and no one wants to deal with rude people while playing the game.
Lack of updates and staff have made the server nearly die, but I hope together we can recover it, and relive the best age of RuneScape that we remember. To conclude, I would like to show you two of the very first videos ever made of ForeverPkers, over 6 years ago! Truly nostalgic to me, maybe you'll enjoy them too!
Earliest video I could find of ForeverPkers - You could PK right outside of the bank, very fun. This was probably during the first week the server opened, I remember it vividly there were roughly 15 players online during the first few days.
This video, the 3rd oldest video I could find, probably a few weeks later when the server was getting huge! Just 70 players on, but this guy's just showing off some skillcape emotes and was apparently a mod, I hardly remember his username! Good music here too.
That about sums it up guys. Once again, use this thread to ask any questions you have regarding the further development of ForeverPkers or simply anything you'd like. As a bonus, post your oldest and/or favorite screenshots of ForeverPkers below!
Peace out guys, see you in-game soon! Logging in right now. More info to come. As always, have a great week!