OOC: Sorry to see you go, though it seems like the boards are dying due to lack of interest - or perhaps RL has become too strenuous for everyone.
Is LEW in trouble?[sblock=frustrated player rant]
Well, this is four weeks without a DM post. I believe a few players have done what they can to ... prolong this game.
I'm going to assume that it's kaputz.[snip]
As to the "EPIC STORYLINE":
Must not have been that big of a deal. [snip]
Next time don't commit to something you don't have the will-power to spend a few moments with two to three times per week. At the absolute very least have the decency to hand off the game to another DM instead of dragging players along for months on end to no appreciable effect.
/end rant. [/sblock]
We've had quite a few long-timers announce they're taking a break or leaving for good and others have just faded away. We've had only 17 new characters whose players have stuck around added to the community in 2008.
We've had a particularly miserable adventure completion rate of late, with the unannounced departure of Wik and thegreyman.
The majority of active characters - 20 or 25 of them - are involved in the Mega-Adventure. It's almost a year since the M-A proper began, and 18 months since it was announced. Sadly, it has been distinctly underwhelming. 'Tempest' has been officially declared dead without ever really beginning, 'Undine' has flatlined after several player dropouts and mini-rebellions, 'Nocturne' and 'Terra' have been stalled in the middle of a combat round since around August. Rystil's not been online in 30 days, and even before that was averaging only about one game-advancing DM post a month. If the M-A resumes at all, surely we're looking at another 4 or 5 years to completion, if not longer. Is this a realistic possibility?
So if there is a problem, is there anything we can do about it? I'd not be happy to see LEW wither away.