Well for most of us its been an awful long time and much has happened. I am sure most if not all of you have moved on from CC. If you have feel free to send me a fuck off or similar email
this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many things happened over the coure of the years, some of which I wish I could take back or do over. However, past is past and CC at least via the re-releases seems to be doing ok. Matrix is not keen on promoting any sites out of its control, so there are very few out there. Looks like even CSS has gone over to the dark side. For anything I may have done to any of you in the past, I am sorry!
Now, back to the future [sorry now] Emoji. I have kept the 2 domains going, the main one being www.closecombat.org
and have reinstalled forums, CMS, Download manger etc. Essentially only the forums are ready to go as of now and they still need customisation. But I feel its important to get them live. I ported everything over from VB and am using a much better, more robust and usable forum system now. Currently there are over 100,000+ old posts, mostly on the old moddinf scene etc mixed in with the usual lol.
I have a download site set to host every single download ever produced, from CC1 thru to panthers. The CMS and other software will come online as I gauge interest levels. I also have plans to start an independent review site, at the moment Marix/Slitherine own Wargamer and Armchair general, so the 2 main sites that review their titles are in house, having run Wargamer for a couple of years, I know just how much or little freedom in reviews there are. The main thing for me though is that CC is still around and that forums exist and the downloads long into the future. I already see Matrix leaning towards dropping mods etc. Simple as soon as its not profitable it will vanish. I want to forestall this if I can. Sidenote, Ryans forums going was a blow!
I am looking for help in any shape or form you can, from moderating forums to helping with content. If you can't help, fine sorry to have bothered you [again!]
Lastly, my long-term goal is to build a closecombat that has more than a game of chequers as a strat level. A game with real strategic choices and a great SAI.
You can find the forums here:http://www.closecombat.org/csoforums/
I hope to hear from some of you, if not, I will move onwards and upwards! Good luck to you all in whatever you are doing!
Cheers - Shaun aka Sulla.