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I try to periodically visit the Official Sacred 2 International forum at http://forum.sacred2.com/ but when I went there just now I got a Server not found error.

 

Does anyone know for sure if this site is actually down permanently or just down for maintenance?

 

holee Molee...is this for real:)

 

:o

 

gogo

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The german one is still up. The link from the german to the international leads to an name not found. Maybe it is something simple like forgetting to request another 5 years for the site. Happened before for the german site.

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No idea. The forums were already in "legacy" status weren't they? As in, pretty much abandoned by Deep Silver? Their Sacred 3 forum is down as well.

 

Maybe they're just getting rid of forums and moving to social media as their communication method, like Bioware did a few months back when they shut down their forums.

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No idea. The forums were already in "legacy" status weren't they? As in, pretty much abandoned by Deep Silver? Their Sacred 3 forum is down as well.

 

Maybe they're just getting rid of forums and moving to social media as their communication method, like Bioware did a few months back when they shut down their forums.

 

Moving to social media... wow... have we/forums, gotten that old?

Feeling creaky...

 

:wacko:

 

gogo

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Moving to social media... wow... have we/forums, gotten that old?

Feeling creaky...

Pretty much. I suspect other developers may follow the trend. Here's the core of Bioware's announcement:

In the past, our forums were the only way we could speak to you directly. They allowed our developers to talk with fans, and gave our players the opportunity to talk with each other about our games. But with the rise of social media and geek culture, there have never been more ways for us to connect.

 

Now we can travel around the world, meeting with you face-to-face at events like PAX, SDCC, and even shows in our own backyard. We can share stories with you on the go, giving you a look behind the scenes on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

In turn, youve built your own fantastic communities in places like Tumblr and Reddit. Youve created comprehensive Wikis and countless pieces of fantastic art, fiction, and cosplay.

 

With so many great things so widely available, our developers today find themselves spending more time on other sites, and less time in our own forums. And to our fans and players who came to those boards looking to talk to us, it was a great disservice.

So it is with a heavy heart that we will close our public forums on August 26, 2016.

Keep in mind this is just pure speculation on my part that Deep Silver has made any decision like that. But they do seem to have erased all their forums. It could well just be maintenance or a site revamp.

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If they have closed the site down, they have done their users a great disservice by not letting us know. :(

 

I was a member of the Wildtangent forums. They let us know about 4 months prior to closing the forums and we created a new website and forum specifically so we could copy all the important information from all the internal forums and save to the new. Over the 5 months (they closed the forum to posts but gave us an extra month to copy topics/posts) we copied over 7,000 posts!

 

Not sure I would have been up for creating another website/forum for Sacred 2 but I would have been willing to copy topics/posts to save some of the wonderful information that we now seem to have lost. :(

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If they have closed the site down, they have done their users a great disservice by not letting us know. :(

 

I was a member of the Wildtangent forums. They let us know about 4 months prior to closing the forums and we created a new website and forum specifically so we could copy all the important information from all the internal forums and save to the new. Over the 5 months (they closed the forum to posts but gave us an extra month to copy topics/posts) we copied over 7,000 posts!

 

Not sure I would have been up for creating another website/forum for Sacred 2 but I would have been willing to copy topics/posts to save some of the wonderful information that we now seem to have lost. :(

 

Agreed

and I echo your feeling about all that we've lost

like that moment in the original Star Wars when Alderan was completely incinerated by the DeathStar

 

 

...all those voices... lost...I feel a great disturbance in the force

 

:cry:

 

gogo

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Hi guys ;)

 

Well, since the DeepSilver forum were closed, we were waiting for this at the sif too with TornadoX and Dobster.... without hoping for an announcement from them of course because you know them..., and that's how they did it I guess. :(

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we were waiting for this at the sif too with TornadoX and Dobster....

 

at least nothing unexpected

 

This was expected, but no one did anything? With even just a few days warning someone could have made a backup of the forums.

 

One option we have now is the Wayback Machine. If there are really is some valuable info like guides we can likely still pull the text off of the "snapshot" of the forums:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160314062149/http://forum.sacred2.com/

 

This is a master list of all URL's captured: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://forum.sacred2.com/*

 

I'll look around and see what I can find. Expect lots of broken links and "backup not found."

 

I confess I never spent much time there. I would appreciate if others would help by posting about anything that might be of value and in need of preserving.

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I was just going through my own teaching forum and found a post I had saved from the SIF. I will quote it here. If the TPTB think it best elsewhere, please move it to the forum that would benefit most from its inclusion.

 

INTRO

I. What is this?

This guide is designed to give you a better understanding of what a noob is, how to recognize them, some details about them, and how to avoid or get rid of them. It mostly applies to online forums, which are the main targets of migrating noobs.

II. Defining 'Noob'

Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task (usually the topic at hand on an internet forum) and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. Noobs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own. It is the latter we will study in this guide so that the reader is prepared to encounter them in the wild if needed.

Noobs are often referred to as n00bs as a sign of disrespect toward them, and it's often hella funny, but I will refer to them as noobs during this reading.

B. COMMON NOOB CHARACTERISTICS

I. Noobish

Often, but not always, noobs will attempt to communicate in their own primitive language, known as noobish. It is a variant of the hacker language that exposes them as having little intelligence or will to learn. Here is an example of some noobish. Do not attempt to comprehend it: it cannot be discerned without professionals at hand.

**** //an, I r teh r00rz liek emin3m, u cna go tO EHLL OR ATLE4St help m3 wit hthIS!!111!!!!!!!1~~1!!``!! LOLLOLOLLOLOLlOoLLOlollLLl u n00b

Although you may find this unbelievably funny and/or annoying, it is best to restrain yourself and keep from talking back to them, as they are very territorial and easily angered. This will result in their attempted verbal abuse of you, possibly backed up by other noobs, because they work in packs when doing offensive tasks. It is not an easy task to learn this language because our intelligent accent will keep it from sounding quite right when spoken. You can write some simple noobish of your own, however, by slamming your face into your keyboard repeatedly.

II. Where to find noobs

On the internet, noobs make their colonies on forums. They migrate in waves, usually on weekends, and proceed to clog up bandwidth with stupid questions and sometimes even stupid answers. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to be on a board large enough to attract migrating noobs, there will hopefully be authority in charge who is smart enough to take extermination measures before they can make nests and larger colonies.

Larger colonies can result in the mutation of some into spammers. Not commercial spammers, but pointless spammers. A noob can become one of these at any point, but the larger the amount of noobs, the more chance pointless spammers will appear.

Off the internet, noobs appear anywhere the focus is on learning or discussing something specific.

III. Behavior of noobs

Since noobs are basically ignorant Barstewards!, they have a lot in common. The most often seen characteristic is their fluency in noobish, which is why it got its own section. They will also be very self confident as if they were the absolute best at what they are in fact the worst at. Also, they are quite aggressive and self-centered, and tend to laugh a lot using many L's and O's in rapid succession (the noobish word for laughing like an ultimate retard).

It is their instinct to assemble in packs for defense, and they often attempt to organize packs that they call teams. Unfortunately for them, teams usually result in a total loss of communication and they can often begin to fight amongst each other. These teams are quite unlike those formed by non-noobs.

Noobs have difficulty reading English and cannot comprehend the idea of authority. Therefore, they have an all-out disregard for rules, basic or not. A good way to identify a noob (bad) vs. a newb (good) is to tell them (or have an authority tell them) which rule they are unknowingly breaking. If they respond with an apology and fix it, they are probably not a noob. If they react by insulting everything around them in rapid noobish and causing general mayhem, it is because they are a noob and have had a small seizure due to their inability to understand what is happening.

IV. Noob religion

Noobs follow a variation of the 1337 (sometimes 7331) religion, in which they worship the number in odd rituals and put altars in their forum avatars and signatures. They often call themselves 1337, which experts say is somewhat like calling themselves godly in a human language. It's best to not interfere with their religious fantasies and practices because that can lead to a noob uprising, which can turn a forum to mush in less than a week.

V. More about noob habitats

Noobs often attempt to maintain their own web pages. Some common features of these lairs are a terrible lack of content, background music, lots of pointless animated gifs, and pages that say some variation of 'tHEir isnothinG H34r yEtt LOLLOLOL!111!1!!~~~!!`! 13371337', which means 'Nothing here yet' in noobish. They will also have large, seemingly infinite marquees of 88X31 affiliate buttons replaced with red X's scattered here and there, and possibly a hit counter showing a number less than 100. These habitats are numerous but fairly easy to avoid because only noobs link to them. So if you can identify a noob, don't go to its homepage. Simple as that.


C. AVOIDING NOOBS

I. Make sure you aren't one

Note: This section is bilingual so even noobs can make the discovery if they haven't already.

English (T4lk)-
Read the above parts of this guide carefully. If you find yourself unable to comprehend any of it but are instead beginning to think about how great you are and how awesome 'teh 1337' is, you might want to take one of the many available online quizzes to check your noobancy.

Noobish (133713371337)-
Liek, u gott4 re3D teh gudieCAREFUl1y and tehn OMG LIEK I AM R0XX0RZ ya anD ify 0u turn into teh reTARDED u gota go 2 MY WEBP4GE LOLLOLOL!!111~11 ad check 4 warez n stfuu. if u r a n00b go2HELL LOLLOLOlROFLMFAO11!!!11!!!! a/s/l pos gtg n00b su0rz you're b00rz OLOOOLOLLLL HELP HELP HELP 1337133713371337

II. Major noob avoiding strategies

The main factor in attracting migrating herds of noobs is a large, active forum. If you find one of these, look to see if it has the management to avoid noob infestation. If not, look for a small or mid-sized forum that covers the same topic so you can enjoy your time there before the noobs find it.

Another way to keep noobs from interfering with your life is to become part of the authority on one of these forums. But that's often hard to do so you'll probably be better off avoiding larger forums first off. If you do manage to become part of the authority, however, take full advantage of it and establish extermination policies so that normal people can have a nice time without noob infestations.


Originally posted by Belokk, 20061124, 05:55 on the Sacred forum. Note: for "some reason" this link no longer works. :(

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I just got back from a holiday and found that the SIF has gone, it really does feel like the end now. Even Unbended has been put on hold, possibly cancelled :(

It's sad but true that even now I wake up having had a dream about roaming around in Ancaria with my Unicorn in tow, firing off penetrating arrows at Orcs. I can still walk most of the S1 and Sacred 2 maps in my head and recall little details of where quests and items could be found. Sacred games will always be special to me and nothing since has even come remotely close to how good they were.

Even though the SIf has been dead for years It was still there and the game felt somehow alive but sadly no more.

Sad times.

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Well if it isn't dead for you Flix then I'm happy for you but taking a pop at other people for simply expressing some sadness at how they miss the game is a bit out of order and not the type of post I would expect to see from a Moderator. Criticising people for not contributing to a wiki for a game that they have not played for years is also not on. You make it sound like unless we contribute to the WIKI we are not welcome here and are opinions should be disregarded as "lip service".

 

Not everyone likes mods and it was a decision by Ascaron to not allow discusssion of them. As moderators we had to follow that.

 

As for the Sacred community, well for me it died when the closed servers shut down. I'm sorry but it was the MP side of the game along with the SIF that made the community and playing the game now just doesn't feel the same. I neither have the know-how or interest in searching through the SIF. Nobody(apart from a few moderators), including you ever visited it or used it over the last few years and now you are pointing fingers at people that aren't helping you try and save it.

 

Sadly for a lot of the old players Sacred is dead. Deep Silver saw to that. I applaud people still modding it and playing it and hope you continue to do so but for many of us the memories are all we want to keep now and there is nothing wrong with that.

 

Oh, and if you want to try and attract some new players to the game then changing the tone of your posts might help a little ;)

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The last thing I want is divisive or destructive effect so I'm deleting that post. Whatever encouraging thoughts I had were clearly couched in too much negative emotion about everyone's eagerness to bury the franchise.

 

So, on that note, bury it. Make your farewells and I won't intrude.

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The last thing I want is divisive or destructive effect so I'm deleting that post. Whatever encouraging thoughts I had were clearly couched in too much negative emotion about everyone's eagerness to bury the franchise.

 

So, on that note, bury it. Make your farewells and I won't intrude.

I think you misunderstand us Flix. I'm sure most would agree that we would never want to bury the franchise, I would give anything for a true Sacred 3 or 4. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

 

As I said, I applaud you for the mods you have made and the hard work you put in with keeping Sacred 2 going but for many of us Sacred 1+2 have had their time now.

 

No hard feelings, I think there are some pretty high emotions in this thread :)

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