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Zilly 09-25-2013 12:22 PM

POF Moving Forward
 
We're not going anywhere!

With the recent closure of Toontown Online, Pixie Hollow, and Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and any plans for reopening being off in the future, the administrators have had to make some difficult decisions. Do we change? To what? When? What will we be rated?

We'd like to announce that we know the answers to those questions now. Wednesday October 16th the ToontownCentral.com site will be taken offline. Don't panic! We will reopen Friday October 18th as MMOCentralForums.com. The current URL will continue to redirect for some time. We'll warn you before it stops. Additionally, MMOCentralForums.com will condense most of our current sites into one. All DisneysOnlineWorlds sites except PixieHollowForums.com will be archived.

MMOCentralForums? What will that do?
MMOCentralForums won't be built around a single game. We will be offering forums for a wide variety of games along with the off topic and creative areas our members enjoy. There will also be forums geared towards specific age groups, which we will explain more when the site reopens. A few other surprises are in store!
What happens to my account?
All current TTC accounts will remain active. You will log in with your username and password just like you do now. Your contact list will be there, all images, all posts, reputation... Nothing will change. If you are a member of another site it will be necessary to register on the current www.ToontownCentral.com. We will be transferring all subscriptions (and a few other account perks as well!) from each archived site to the new MMOCentralForums.com. PixieHollowForums.com members will not need to do anything unless you'd like to join the new site as well.
What will these new forums be rated?
After a lot of thought and debate we have elected to remain G-rated with a few changes. Think of it as G+. The family friendly nature of our site is an important part of who we are. We will be posting an updated version of our policies to illustrate these changes.
What do you mean "other sites will be archived."
The current site will be closed and a redirect will be created. Those posts will be read-only. All images will also be saved. It will be necessary to create a new account on the TTC site. Unfortunately that is unavoidable. However, we will still maintain a scaled down forum for those sites on MMOCentralForums.com. You will not lose a place to talk about a game you loved!


I'm part of a clan, what will happen to that?
The decision to stay open or close will be made by your current clan leaders. At this time we have no plans to close any clans.


Obviously, these are only the basics of our plans and what's in store. We have decided to make these changes so that we are more adaptable within the changing world of gaming. We are open to suggestions and ideas. We'll be different, but we hope you'll continue to call us home.

Platinum Pirate 09-25-2013 12:34 PM

Well, I understand that in light of having not just one, but three games closing down, that the Admins must make some critical decisions. So I'm not surprised that these forums, especially PoF, must be archived.

I don't see the point in continuing myself. The game is over. There is nothing more to discuss. I'll write my departure when the time comes. Best of luck to you PoF Staff.

Bart Blueginty 09-26-2013 12:52 AM

Will I still be able to log in using my pirate name for this site when it changes to the new name?

Lilys 09-26-2013 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bart Blueginty (Post 380644)
Will I still be able to log in using my pirate name for this site when it changes to the new name?

Quote:

If you are a member of another site it will be necessary to register on the current www.ToontownCentral.com. We will be transferring all subscriptions (and a few other account perks as well!) from each archived site to the new MMOCentralForums.com.
You will need to register on TTC (unless you already have an account there)

Bart Blueginty 09-26-2013 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Lilys (Post 380647)
You will need to register on TTC (unless you already have an account there)

ok, thanks, another question is, will i keep my badges earned on here?

Lilys 09-26-2013 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Bart Blueginty (Post 380648)
ok, thanks, another question is, will i keep my badges earned on here?

Yes, Sapphire Sweetfeather is hard at work at this very moment moving all the awards so we can reissue on the new site for those that move.

Cannonfury 09-26-2013 03:18 AM

I have a toontown and POF account/screen name...which do I use to log into the new site??

Sven Osymthe 09-26-2013 04:22 AM

Although I haven't exactly been active, I think this is a great idea. The game that brought us all here is no longer around, but it's nice that one of its forums will still exist (one way or another).

I was just curious, if we were to make an account on TTC, should we use the same information we use here? With it being a website for MMO's in general, I wasn't sure a username associated with a retired MMO would be fitting.

Batleth 09-26-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Cannonfury (Post 380650)
I have a toontown and POF account/screen name...which do I use to log into the new site??

You'll be using your TTC login info.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sven Osymthe (Post 380651)
Although I haven't exactly been active, I think this is a great idea. The game that brought us all here is no longer around, but it's nice that one of its forums will still exist (one way or another).

I was just curious, if we were to make an account on TTC, should we use the same information we use here? With it being a website for MMO's in general, I wasn't sure a username associated with a retired MMO would be fitting.

That's up to you. You don't have to use your POF info to register with at TTC. Make up somthing entirely different, if you'd like.

andyspins 09-26-2013 01:51 PM

So, if I make an account on ToonTown forums with my same username and password as on here, will my stats (posts, blog entries, reputation etc.) carry over from POF too?

Batleth 09-28-2013 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by andyspins (Post 380656)
So, if I make an account on ToonTown forums with my same username and password as on here, will my stats (posts, blog entries, reputation etc.) carry over from POF too?

I'm sorry but they won't be carried over. It will be as if you are a new user. We are moving skins and awards over to TTC now. So you'll be at home more with some of your favorite POF skins. We'll announce later how to obtain any contest and holiday awards you got here.

djr_8fan 10-02-2013 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Batleth (Post 380715)
I'm sorry but they won't be carried over. It will be as if you are a new user. We are moving skins and awards over to TTC now. So you'll be at home more with some of your favorite POF skins. We'll announce later how to obtain any contest and holiday awards you got here.

Guess that means that everything I've saved here on this forum needs to be resaved on my new pc.

Sorry for the double post here...

I did get my screenshots that I had saved here on this forums, saved onto my computer again. Looking at them all took me back.

I dont know if I will created a TTC account to keep up with you guys once the move occurs or not. I have some thinking to do on that.

So, in the meantime... I can be found on other forums. Most of you know where to look. You can google my main pirate name Kate Goldwalker and find me in a few places that way as well. Thanks for all the fun. Oh, and Capt. Morgan... I'll miss our arrcade battles when its all said and done.

Kriss_Man1 10-02-2013 10:14 AM

Yeah, I think it's likely that I'll be another to not make a TTC acct. Kinda coming to the end of my association with Disney, their Games and perhaps even their Movies...

Anyway, I also have an acct. on the other Pirates Online forums, as well as now playing PotBS. I'm fairly easy to find, just look for Kriss Wild Wolf. On PotBS I play on the Roberts server, although it appears Tiggy has secured most of the players to cross from PotCO to PotBS.

Kriss.

Mommy 2 Jules 10-02-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Kriss_Man1 (Post 380839)
Yeah, I think it's likely that I'll be another to not make a TTC acct. Kinda coming to the end of my association with Disney, their Games and perhaps even their Movies...

That is kind of the point of moving TTC over to the new site. We will no longer be Disney-only. ;) MMOCentralForums will be a place for all of us to discuss any and all MMO games, as well as platform/console games. The administrative staff already has ideas for subforums of some of the most popular MMOs that are out there (LOTRO, Wizard101, Minecraft, WoW, Pirates101, SWTOR to name a few). Though we are removing our Disney-only aspect, we will continue to maintain our family-friendly atmosphere. We think this is the best of both worlds -- maintain our community but get to talk about more mature games without all the nonsense and worry that all members of our families will not be able to participate.

I really do think you will like the new forums if you give them a try. Change is hard. We all know and understand. But there is no reason for us as a community to give up our camaraderie and friendships because Disney decided to close the game that brought us together. We shall move on (albeit with heavy hearts at first) and prevail!

~ Em

Cannonfury 10-03-2013 01:13 AM

Will there be a general forums or Sports?? college football preferably :D

Batleth 10-03-2013 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Cannonfury (Post 380862)
Will there be a general forums or Sports?? college football preferably :D

I don't see us going in a sports direction. We're going into a family friendly MMO discussion fansite. Of course, we will have an off topic section where sports can be discussed.

Luckie OClover 10-05-2013 12:43 PM

TTC has so many members, my name is taken & I am frustrated -_-
I know, add some numbers or something & get over it
I just needed to vent, because it made me cranky

djr_8fan 10-07-2013 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Mommy 2 Jules (Post 380849)
That is kind of the point of moving TTC over to the new site. We will no longer be Disney-only. ;) MMOCentralForums will be a place for all of us to discuss any and all MMO games, as well as platform/console games. The administrative staff already has ideas for subforums of some of the most popular MMOs that are out there (LOTRO, Wizard101, Minecraft, WoW, Pirates101, SWTOR to name a few). Though we are removing our Disney-only aspect, we will continue to maintain our family-friendly atmosphere. We think this is the best of both worlds -- maintain our community but get to talk about more mature games without all the nonsense and worry that all members of our families will not be able to participate.

I really do think you will like the new forums if you give them a try. Change is hard. We all know and understand. But there is no reason for us as a community to give up our camaraderie and friendships because Disney decided to close the game that brought us together. We shall move on (albeit with heavy hearts at first) and prevail!

~ Em

I think the issue with the move that Kriss and I have is that we'll lose this site. I, and maybe he, as well as a few others were only on this forum, none of the others (TTC and Pixie). I'm not ready to create yet another account on a new forum (TTC would be new to me).

Personally I dont understand why you couldnt, instead of merging into one big mmo forum, keep this forum as a online pirates mmo forum, turn TTC into the other mmo forum that could include games like Widzards101, SWTOR, etc. This forum could be preserved with our accounts here as well as all our awards, etc. if this forum was to continue as a Pirates MMO forum. Just a thought.

Lilys 10-07-2013 04:52 AM

If anyone is having trouble getting setup at TTC please send me a PM and let me know, I will do what I can to help.

Kriss_Man1 10-07-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by djr_8fan (Post 380923)
I think the issue with the move that Kriss and I have is that we'll lose this site. I, and maybe he, as well as a few others were only on this forum, none of the others (TTC and Pixie). I'm not ready to create yet another account on a new forum (TTC would be new to me).

Personally I dont understand why you couldnt, instead of merging into one big mmo forum, keep this forum as a online pirates mmo forum, turn TTC into the other mmo forum that could include games like Widzards101, SWTOR, etc. This forum could be preserved with our accounts here as well as all our awards, etc. if this forum was to continue as a Pirates MMO forum. Just a thought.

Aye! Hit the nail on the head... I have no interest in Pixies, or the various other cartoon characters, for me it's all about the pirates, which is why I went to PotBS when I sensed the end for Disney's offering.

Kriss

Batleth 10-07-2013 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luckie OClover (Post 380911)
TTC has so many members, my name is taken & I am frustrated -_-
I know, add some numbers or something & get over it
I just needed to vent, because it made me cranky

Password reminder e-mailed to you for your TTC account that you registered back in 2010.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djr_8fan (Post 380923)
I think the issue with the move that Kriss and I have is that we'll lose this site. I, and maybe he, as well as a few others were only on this forum, none of the others (TTC and Pixie). I'm not ready to create yet another account on a new forum (TTC would be new to me).

Personally I dont understand why you couldnt, instead of merging into one big mmo forum, keep this forum as a online pirates mmo forum, turn TTC into the other mmo forum that could include games like Widzards101, SWTOR, etc. This forum could be preserved with our accounts here as well as all our awards, etc. if this forum was to continue as a Pirates MMO forum. Just a thought.

Nothing will be lost when we close down this site. Everything will be archived for reading. The skins, avatars, awards, etc have already been moved to TTC to make all the pirates feel a little bit more at home.

We've been thru a site loosing their main topic or game before. It isn't long before they become a ghost town. It just becomes not worth our time and money to remain open. By consolidating all the sites, we'll be able to pay respects to each closed game and still be able to discuss new MMOs. For the first time in many years, we'll have a single mod staff to concentrate our efforts going towards a greater site. I would much rather see us put our efforts into preserving the sites and working towards what could be a very bright future instead of doing nothing and watch it all waste away.

We're not forcing anyone to join TTC. That choice is yours or feel free to seek other games and other forums.

Zilly 10-07-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by djr_8fan (Post 380834)
Guess that means that everything I've saved here on this forum needs to be resaved on my new pc.

I'd like to reiterate that nothing will be lost except the ability to post and create a new account here. All of your images will remain. All old posts will still be readable.

Cannonfury 10-10-2013 03:55 PM

You mentioned something about emailing us on the TT forum...I changed my email for it just now...the other one does not exists anymore.

How will you know which POF account info to migrate to the toon town stuff?? I do have the e-mails for both the same now...used to be different e-mails. Also I did not get an email from toontown...

Batleth 10-15-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Cannonfury (Post 380952)
You mentioned something about emailing us on the TT forum...I changed my email for it just now...the other one does not exists anymore.

How will you know which POF account info to migrate to the toon town stuff?? I do have the e-mails for both the same now...used to be different e-mails. Also I did not get an email from toontown...

We haven't sent out the e=mail yet.

We will not be migrating POF's user account info to TTC. That is why we are requiring anyone wishing to move to our main site now to register on TTC. Since you already have an account on TTC, you'll just log into that account.

andyspins 10-16-2013 01:22 PM

I can't seem to create an account on TTC. Does that mean I won't be able to access MMO central?

Lady Freckles 10-16-2013 02:56 PM

TTC closed today while we reorganize and get ready for the opening of MMO Central on Friday.

You should be able to register a new account there on Friday.

Our new IRC channel, #MMOCentralForums, is open and staff are there to help if you have any questions.


Or if you prefer, you can contact us via email at [email protected] with any questions or problems.

We look forward to seeing you on the new site.


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