Ask and ye shall receive! That seemingly elusive Soon™ is finally here! Starting TODAY, we are officially moving away from those dusty old forums and upgrading to this shiny new Vox Populi subreddit!

We will soon be permanently locking down the forums on March 28, 2019. This means that players will be unable to make any new posts or replies, but will still be able to see previous ones. The forums will be visible for anyone to read until March 28, 2020, at which time we will archive it completely. With the introduction of the subreddit, we have to say farewell to an old friend who has gotten us this far. The forums will never be forgotten, nor will they ever be completely wiped, forever holding a place in our hearts.

This move has been on our minds for quite a while, and development has been active on this project for months. We have a couple of reasons we'd like to share. First, we all know the forums aren’t used nearly as often as they used to be. Anyone who frequents them knows that there are more bot posts than actual player posts. We hope that by moving to a more suitable and readily available platform, we will be able to increase the number of people using it, make it more new-player friendly, and curb the bot issue, all in one fell swoop.
Secondly, we hope the move to reddit will address a concern many of you, as well as many of the staff team, have voiced. The forums have long been a “functional” piece of Vox, but it is not without its flaws. Many suggestions you guys make for the forums simply were not possible, as development for the forums were slow. It would take an extreme amount of hours to code each new feature we wanted to add, and given the above issue of player activity, it simply wasn't worth the investment on staff’s end.

And not to mention the bugs. The BUGS!

Reddit also doesn't have the downside of randomly refusing players from making accounts or posts getting stuck in the filter. We hope that by moving to reddit, these features you’ve been asking for are more readily available, would not take near as much time to implement those that aren’t, and gets rid of all the bugs, all in one go.

And lastly, we know that the move will be difficult for some. However, you can rest easy, as we’ve taken this into account. If you need help on how to navigate our subReddit, we have a post specifically for that:

If you are new to Reddit as a whole and need to create an account, do not be alarmed if you are unable to post right away, as we have implemented a system that removes posts from accounts less than 24 hours old.

If you're looking for familiar places like the applications or appeals section, we've got you covered. There is a handy-dandy index with the most important posts stickied on the front page of the reddit.

If you have any additional inquiries or suggestions, please feel free to contact staff at your convenience either through Discord or through Reddit's mail system: