Firstly, I would like to say a great big thank you for the old faithful that have still persisted to post on here...for whatever reason!
I've not had a laptop\PC for a number of months and I have always intended to get back onto GHZ once I had decided to take the place over again in November 2014.
Big Ups Uiruki, Plopboy, Shadowman and Qazi. Once this place is back up and running, I will send all of you boys a game of your choice!
Also, a great big thank you to Laser aka Chris who has hosted the site since ever since this place had been set up. He has closed up shop but we have been placed into the hands of Matt @ Lloyds Hosting who has been very kind in archiving and putting the site back online this week.
So, this is the deal.
The option was there to archive the site and then just call it quits. But I honestly love this place and I have tried to go back to some of the other forums but it didn't feel right. When this place was at it's most active, there was such a range of great posts and knowledgeable opinions on games that didn't get drowned out or lost in people asking whether Shopto has delivered their game early.
So, I just thought it would be a good idea to give it a final push.
Previously, I think the reason why the place didn't move forward was because there were too many Chiefs. We also had some illusions of grandeur of becoming a review site which kind of took away the focus. There was also a number of years where a lot of antogonists drove a number of quality posters away, which should have been nipped in the bud earlier on.
But, I think what is best for GHZ is we just stay as a forum, discussing games and anything that comes up along the way will naturally occur.
If there is anything that people would like to see here in terms of forum features or any ideas to bring back some of the older forum personalities, just post here.
I'm gutted I couldn't get back on this place before E3 as that would have been the perfect time for a restart, but hey, never mind.
If anyone has ideas for or suggestions such as new forum software or upgrades as well, that may help revive the place on an aesthetic level. But, main thing is, let's get posting again.