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gurren009
07-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Seems every LBP forum I go to is pretty much inactive. This is pretty concerning :(

jwwphotos
07-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Been very slow for quite some time. The fat lady hasn't sung yet, but she might be somewhere warming up. lol

koltonaugust
07-08-2018, 06:54 PM
It always seems that way, but I've never seen a thread not get a response within a couple of hours, so I'd say no. People just aren't creating threads as often.

CuriousSack
07-10-2018, 07:28 AM
I would also say that they aren't dead...yet! And the patient will stay alive as long as my defibrilator is operational! :p

https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o6Mb5SiMzWuAAPAAg/giphy.gif

gurren009
07-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the replies guys! Yeah, LBP is probably not dead. There's definitely still some activity, even if it feels dead. I don't necessarily think it's "dead". It's more that time passed, people grew out of high school and headed to college and work, and people just have less time to play LBP then they used to. Also, people have gotten tired of playing LBP and want to play other games.

CuriousSack
07-11-2018, 06:20 AM
I don't think that there are too little people playing LBP, team picked levels still get more than 10.000 plays. But I think that the new generation of players are more players than creators! When I started to play LBP in 2011 there was still a kind of hype and in the forums you found many people who experimented with the neww possibilities of LBP2 and everybody wanted to share his experiences with the communitiy, which gratefully seized new ideas and techniques. Gamer, which start to play LBP these days don't find such a kind of hype anymore. Beginner levels rarely get feedback, which encourages them to try more! To beginners the team picked levels must be unbelievable, even in 2011 team picked levels have been unbelievable,...but then we got help from a vivid and enthusiastic community.
I don't think that we have too little players, but I think that today players have less aid to get familiar with all the possibilities of the LBP editor and so I think that the situation won't change anymore!
...but I think that with "Dreams" we will get a new hype and then we will get a new community which will find its way into forums again! :)

mdkd99
07-11-2018, 06:57 AM
LBP is not dead, as long as good levels get published, reviewed by Waffleking, LSRS or me, team picked and of course played. The forums on the other hand aren't as popular anymore and it seems that nobody really has enough time to put out contests, level picks or something similar.

I don't think that Dreams will draw too much attention to the forums as LBP did, but it will revive the play/create/share franchise somewhat. We'll see in the future.

gurren009
07-11-2018, 05:42 PM
@CuriousSack - I totally agree! LBP is so much different from when I first played the game back in 2010. The popular creators who played LBP from like 2010 - 2015 are like all gone now. But it's nice to see this new generation of creators who are making stuff.

@mdkd99 Yeah I agree. Like jwwphotos said, it might be getting close, but it's not really dying. It's more just passing its legacy on to Dreams.

LittleBigDes
09-17-2018, 10:57 AM
I'm still here. Not much but I do check as I recently did an LBP3 Community Mashup with two friends over on Twitch. Not sure where to post the highlight video for others to see?

CuriousSack
09-21-2018, 03:46 AM
You've posted it in the right place :)

CCubbage
09-28-2018, 03:35 AM
I felt compelled to post...…

It's been 10 years since I built my first levels. My son and I spent many hours playing this game together (he was 7 years old at the beginning... now he's in college). I've built a number of friendships. I've had an incredible amount of fun. I still pop out to LBP.me to watch people enjoying my creations.

LBP still rocks! Yes, its dying - but this is, in my opinion, still the greatest video game creation of all time.

jwwphotos
09-29-2018, 04:20 PM
Nice to see you pop in :) Hope you are doing well.

Lbphart3
10-06-2018, 01:16 AM
Yeah it feels that way,Back when I joined the forums in 2011 there used to be more,Its really sad to see them become inactive,There used to be so many active members here :(.

mdkd99
10-06-2018, 08:31 PM
It's sad, but in Dreamsverse and Sackinima I saw lots of action about Dreams.

Rpg Maker
10-10-2018, 01:33 AM
Im so conflicted. I just graduated college so now I actually have time for LBP, but no one is here anymore lol

I guess everyone will be moving to dreams?

gurren009
10-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Im so conflicted. I just graduated college so now I actually have time for LBP, but no one is here anymore lol

I guess everyone will be moving to dreams?

Totally feel you man. I'm going to be graduating high school soon, but when I was in middle school this site was so much more populated.

mdkd99
10-11-2018, 04:54 AM
Not just this site, some other sites too. It's kind of the end of the life cycle of the forums. And Dreams is around.

gurren009
10-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Not just this site, some other sites too. It's kind of the end of the life cycle of the forums. And Dreams is around.

I think once the game is actually released, a lot of people in the LBP community should come back.

mdkd99
10-11-2018, 03:41 PM
I wouldn't say millions, but thousands are going to be interested when they see what Dreams is capable of.

koltonaugust
10-12-2018, 10:19 AM
But will they come back to this site is a question. Personally I love this style of forum and the look is my favorite alongside the LBP music one (but I always forget which one that is). It seems more people prefer discord which I will NEVER understand. All it seems good for is announcements with the few channels. Seems messy to me.

mdkd99
10-13-2018, 04:12 PM
I personally prefer the forums and how structured they are.

gurren009
10-13-2018, 07:29 PM
But will they come back to this site is a question. Personally I love this style of forum and the look is my favorite alongside the LBP music one (but I always forget which one that is). It seems more people prefer discord which I will NEVER understand. All it seems good for is announcements with the few channels. Seems messy to me.

I think they will. LBP fans have a kink for coming back and banding together whenever some Media Molecule or LBP related news comes by. I mean, look at what happened with LBP3. Tons of old fans came back to the series around June 2014, when LBP3 was initially announced. Dreams will be just the same. All Media Molecule needs to do, IMO, is to make an appearance at the 2019 or 2020 E3 events. That way almost all the old fans will come back.

mdkd99
10-13-2018, 07:58 PM
I think it's ironic how there is a lot of action in a thread called 'Are LBP forums dead?' It contradicts itself in a way. Just something I realised.

Anyway, I agree, fans came back to see what LBP3 looks like. Dreams is a totally different looking game though. I think a few people will come back to the site, but the golden time for forums seems to be over for the most part.

Mouflarr56
01-15-2019, 11:34 AM
I was saddened to see this close the French LBP forums one after the other. Do not close this forum please! same if it should turn it into LBDREAMS forum.

mdkd99
01-22-2019, 05:55 AM
Forums are getting quiet nowadays. Especially the older ones. Go and visit DreamsVerse, there's some activity because of Dreams.

jwwphotos
01-26-2019, 12:05 PM
I was saddened to see this close the French LBP forums one after the other. Do not close this forum please! same if it should turn it into LBDREAMS forum.
And don’t forget to come and test my levels because there aren’t many people visiting my planet ;p
https://lbp.me/u/mouflarr56/levels?p=1&l=12

Please, just post your levels in the level showcase. ... sort of sad offtopic advertising to stick it in here.

..and yes, this forum will go away at some point. Sorry, but all things must pass. Best bet is to join Dreamsverse where we are all heading.

blackwiggle
02-05-2019, 08:20 AM
The forums might of been considered dead by long time posters, but DREAMS has really got some serious interest, and anybody that is remotely interested in DREAMS will know it's VERY SIMILAR to LBP.

So where are they going to come ?.....HERE I suspect.....It's the BEST site for info

IMHO, I think this website will get the biggest traffic it has ever had come DREAMS release

I'll certainly will be directing people here, both via PSNPM's and via recommendations at other gaming forums.

Just get ready for the onslaught, are your severs up to it?

jwwphotos
02-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Please join Dreamsverse... We are not really going another round. Please read my other posts in this thread below.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?95668-Site-Rebranding

olit123
02-07-2019, 08:52 AM
Lots of people are also talking like this is the end of the LBP franchise. Which I honestly wouldn't put money on, Dreams is amazing but LBP still has things that Dreams does not. I wouldn't be surprised if a third party studio out there (regrettably probably sumo) is cooking something up.

koltonaugust
02-07-2019, 01:11 PM
Please join Dreamsverse... We are not really going another round. Please read my other posts in this thread below.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?95668-Site-Rebranding

"You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"

Dreamsverse.com
Dreambubble.me
reddit.com/r/PS4Dreams (ed from Mm sound is on here a lot) (reddit.com/r/PS4Dreams)
reddit.com/r/BehindTheDreams
discord.gg/0w6xqCMgBgXzDZQd (A few Mm people are pretty active here (john Beech, Tom Dent, etc)) (discord.gg/0w6xqCMgBgXzDZQd)
dreamcatche.rs (Project sharing site) (dreamcatche.rs)
indreams.me (when the game comes out) (indreams.me)

jwwphotos
02-07-2019, 02:19 PM
"You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"

Nice one... ;)

gurren009
02-15-2019, 12:16 AM
LBP is definitely not dead. The forums are passing away, sure. But LBP3 itself is still filled with players. Also, Dreams hasn't come out yet, so must of the MM/LBP fanbase is still on LBP3.

vusco
02-22-2019, 11:26 AM
I think that if the saga of LBP is not renewed in a good way, it will be declining even more the activity in the forums, also we must take into account a very embarrassing fact, that until today Sumo (sounds rude this but I am honest) has not taken charge of the multitude of errors in lbp3 that have existed since it was launched on the market.
imagine if LBP3 would have been released to the market in the same impeccable way when LBP2 came out, surely today's level of activity would be completely different from what it is currently

mdkd99
02-23-2019, 07:14 PM
Some folks would still be around, true, but I also think many people just outgrew the series and have other things to do.

jwwphotos
02-23-2019, 08:42 PM
No matter what.. it was going to slow down at some point. If that was now, or a year from now could be argued. I think I am past that and awaiting what Dreams has in store for us. ..and still fire up LBP to relive some old memories here and there.

poms
04-04-2019, 10:24 PM
I felt compelled to post...

It's been 10 years since I built my first levels. My son and I spent many hours playing this game together (he was 7 years old at the beginning... now he's in college). I've built a number of friendships. I've had an incredible amount of fun. I still pop out to LBP.me to watch people enjoying my creations.

LBP still rocks! Yes, its dying - but this is, in my opinion, still the greatest video game creation of all time.

I totally agree with this post. LBP1 was a revolution, the best game ever... I've never had this feeling again, and I doubt I'll have it again.
Lots of great memories playing with my little girl, wich is a teenager now... The other day, I found an old school work where she was asked for things she liked to do with her parents, She replied "I love playing LBP with my dad" :love:

I would say I enjoyed LBP1 more than LBP2. In LBP2 I felt the pressure of being famous and creating turned into something serious due to creators getting jobs in games industry...

Let's see what Dreams has to offer! :)

jwwphotos
11-26-2019, 09:14 PM
I totally agree with this post. LBP1 was a revolution, the best game ever... I've never had this feeling again, and I doubt I'll have it again.
Lots of great memories playing with my little girl, wich is a teenager now... The other day, I found an old school work where she was asked for things she liked to do with her parents, She replied "I love playing LBP with my dad" :love:

I would say I enjoyed LBP1 more than LBP2. In LBP2 I felt the pressure of being famous and creating turned into something serious due to creators getting jobs in games industry...

Let's see what Dreams has to offer! :)

So sorry I missed this. It truly made me cry with happiness. Such a sweet story, from one of the hugest hearts in all of LBP.

Much love my friend. :)

calyst_aayla
01-10-2020, 06:45 PM
Hey all, I'll definitely miss all of this. I'm still creating levels on lbp2 and 3. If feels weird knowing that this forum may shut down soon. I wish it wouldn't.

biorogue
02-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Same here Cal. But, you could come on over to Dreams. The water's real fine.