Just a few hours ago I was surprised to find out that Berin Kinsman has withdrawn his offer to take over the RPGBN but created a social network for gamers instead. And I have to admit that was a great idea.
The “Role Play Media Network” is probably the best way to keep the community that developed around the RPG Bloggers Network alive and thriving even when the network itself sails into an uncertain future.
From what I’ve seen so far, the network is already thriving and I am sure it will have a great future!
I'm still kinda lukewarm on this idea. I think it's a good implementation of an idea that's pretty different from how the RPGBN worked. Not to say that difference is a bad thing – I'm just still trying to figure out whether it serves my needs. I'd say it definitely serves the social networking aspect, but I'll have to wait and see how much new content I find.
.-= Will´s last blog ..Campaign Seed: The Lost Katana =-.
I believe you misunderstand the intention behind the RPMN. It's not a replacement or successor of the RPG Bloggers Network! Berin Kinsman created a social network for all gamers, not just for bloggers. And RSS feed aggregation may be added but it definitely not the main feature of the RPMN.
The RPMN is a perfect addition to the existing RPGBN, not a replacement. And you should look at it under that premise.
I think it's just my natural aversion to social networks that makes me wary. It took me months to warm up to Facebook, so I'm willing to give it some time. I definitely like what I see, but I'm not sure it's for me.
And no, it's not an RPGBN replacement. It is, in fact, the community that I told Berin I was looking for on the mailing list. Once I poke it with a ten-foot pole and make sure it doesn't bite I'll probably be a little more enthusiastic 🙂 For now, I'm happy that Berin made a good product that works for a lot of people and I'm also hopeful that the RPGBN's successor will continue in much the same vein as the RPGBN itself.
.-= Will´s last blog ..Machinarium =-.