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#1 Madolah

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:12 PM

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Do anyone Remember the old Rm2k/Rm2k3 communities known by the names Epiphany Gaming and Cedar Woods?
I know a lot of notable members here originally derived from such places.
Such people known like Christopho, Silvercrow, Angroth and Hell Shiny Raccoon and even Serenity !

I was talking to Some old members and was just curious if who here has ever come here.
I kinda wish Cedar woods had to keep in gear and be up and running to this day cause in the weekend of the rebuild revival I set up for Cedar Woods 2, we got +2000 active members from the old CW and EG and swarmed the forums. It was great activity!


So have you ever been to EG or CW of any revision or version? Where you an active community member? Name some memories you have of this place if you have any?



EDIT: I Found some gold stuff on Cedarwoods.

[hide=" Cedar Woods, A History -  Christophomicus"]

Cedar Woods, A History
Written by Christophomicus
Back on July 28th, 2004, a small RM Forum known as Cedar Woods was born. Brought to life on the InvisionFree system, its creator Rei- had made these forums with the intent of forming a small, yet focused, RPG Maker community. It was at these forums that Rei- �recruited� many of today's strongest standing CW veterans: Lara (known at the time as Pupp), Silvercrow, Christophomicus, Rei himself, The Invincible Man, Kelikan, King of Games... along with these members are also ones that have since disappeared, such as Maxwell, MasterAuron10, Rianeva, Sinjay, RubyAngel and Summoner. It should be noted that many members of CW were from a now-nonexistent site known as Darkolic RPG, ran by Darkmax and the aforementioned The Invincible Man. Rei- himself was a member of Darkolic before running CW. At some stage into its life cycle, just before Christmas 2004, Rei-'s account was hacked, and CW quite literally fell to pieces. The members retreated to Silver Forums, a board long ago set up by Silvercrow, and ran by Silvercrow, Christophomicus and King of Games. During the week that Cedar Woods was down, Rei- built another temporary forum by the name of RMKSoul, where all of CW temporarily migrated. It was not until much, much later that an old member, Snoo, came back under the guise of Nightmare, and secured us a �proper� forum, this time using the InvisionPowerBoard system, and acquiring us hosting first through Aerocore, then through Warmech. This stage of the forum lasted for some time; staff changes that remain today were put into place, and many new members joined and/or became active at this stage, including The Supreme Inquisitor (a real life friend of Silvercrow's), and Soveliss (known as Antitheus at the time). A site was finally being made, and a customised skin was made for the forums. (This was Cedar Woods, this was how Rei- had dreamed of it being.) Many memories were made here, and events such as The James Hales Saga, The DirtyDerek (obnoxiously named <{~D!r7Y-=-D3r3K~}> at the time) and the Community Game, Kaigan. On a small departure, back on the InvisionFree boards, a small project by the name of �Epic� was born. To describe it, I'll take a few words from the topic itself: I was thinking we could release a group of 'short' games under the name 'Epic' and the names would go like; 1st Epic, 2nd Epic, 3rd Epic, 4th Epicand so on. All would have no relation to each other but have certian characters, themes, creatures and other things that carry on through the series. Each game would be around 1-3 hours long, not long at all (hence 'short' games) The only remaining Epic game is now being developed by Christophomicus, known at first as Epic: The Genesis Project, now as The Genesis Project, Phase One: Imperfection. Keep an eye out for an early 2007 release. ;) By now, CW was looking for its own domain, which by now had reached a quality that was quite a step up from the original InvisionFree boards. Eventually, Rei decided to plan on merging with Epiphany Gaming, a sister site run by Vash. Yet, it all went wrong. A fight sparked with Nightmare, already a dynamic character, caused him to withdraw all hosting, and after de-admining Rei- and RubyAngel, the boards quickly deteriorated and eventually disappeared entirely. Everyone, after a long hiatus, migrated to Epiphany Gaming. This was roughly toward the end of March, 2005. Staff remained the same as it had at CW, with the addition of EG's staff. Rei-, however, disappeared for the greater part of the year, leaving Silvercrow as the primary CW figurehead, in his administrator position on EG. As time went by, people gradually learnt to call EG home, and remembered CW but gave up on it ever returning. August 28th, 2005, Christophomicus was moved from a Global Moderator position to an Administrator role, and Rei- returned shortly thereafter (The two events are not related). EG went through a number of server crashes, and almost a year later in July, fell down for over a month. People migrated to Monkey Productions, Omengate Sanctum, and any other forum that would have them. In September, EG started fresh. A whole new board was created, and there was a fresh slate to start anew. Then the hosting company fell through. At this stage, Christophomicus and Silvercrow decided that EG was not worth keeping alive; it was already dying before the hosting company incident. Finally, a month later, midway through December, Rei- began a collaboration with Wyrm, and behold, Cedar Woods Version 3 was born. Wyrm would work on the site and perform all the coding operations, whilst Rei- worked on restoring CW to its former glory. And that's where we stand now. Welcome to Cedar Woods! Enjoy your stay. -The Cedar Woods Staff

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#2 Vellfire

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:15 PM

Only memory I have of any of these places (forget which one it was) is ShinyRaccoon wrote some sort of horrible emo poem, I said it was rubbish, she said LIFE ISN'T ALL RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS, and everyone else jumped on me for saying it was trash.

Then she came here and had some sort of horrible racist topic and it was all good.

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#3 Madolah

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:22 PM

ShinyRaccoon was Epiphany Gaming era. And actually I think I remember that poem you speak of.

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#4 Christophomicus

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:14 PM

No, no, ShinyRaccoon was CW v2. Also Angroth came to CW/EG after GW. Like me (but I'm hardly notable!). Also we totally never had two thousand members, it would've been about 400 or so at most.

Holy shit I was surprised to see this topic. Like what the hell.

Mini bio to answer your questions: V. active at CW back in the day, as a member and eventually mod, then EG when we merged, eventually went on to run EG for a while before it died out because, let's be honest, we all sorta outgrew that stuff in the end and the problems with the server didn't help. I really, I dunno. I think we all just got a little tired of it. We're all still around generally (me and Rei- hang out here, Rei- only posts in the Game Dev sections tho), and I guess apart from that no-one's really around. Silvercrow is on MSN every now and then, but yeah we are all pretty much GONE because CW/EG was all about RPG Maker and I guess we've gone on from that (I never touch the program these days, which is kinda a shame, but not really). I've thought about reviving it a lot of times, but the idea of an RPG MAKER FORUM (especially considering there're more than enough out there already) is just such a pointless idea these days.

Also that history thing is shockingly written. God damn.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:25 PM

I come from RMDownloads, originally. Then Frying Bear, then here. I originally posted in response to Maladroit Him's game Princess Alanadale because I knew a girl named Alanna Dale. I thought it was awesome! I just realised that Alan-a-dale is a character from Robin Hood. Tee hee.

Actually, I think the first forum I ever posted at was the Spoony Bard's forum. My avatar was Bahamut from FF6. I was pretty impressed with myself at the time.

That has nothing to do with this topic but too bad, I'm allowed to have memories too.

#6 Madolah

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:25 PM

Our members have made a total of 416 posts
We have 748 registered members
The newest member is Alliopeti
Most users ever online was 18 on Jun 9 2007, 01:09 AM



This was from the CW Forums the week after the BIG IPB user error swipe.




In Responce to Kaempfer, If you wish post the whereabouts of what forums you came from and who you met along the way you see, or never see online anymore.

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#7 Rei-

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:31 PM

Oh hey... I didn't know that someone, like... cared! It was fun reading that history. I had totally forgotten that Christo wrote that at some point. CW3 was promising, but too bad there was some server database incident again, and we lost it all once again.

Since then there haven't been any sort of effort towards restoring that community from my part. If I'd take the time and learn languages to put up a site and all that, why not, but then again, I was always pretty horrible and immature admin. At least the community was nice, though I can't say many of us worked with RM, if any at all these days. I do though! I go to RMN and it pretty much provides me everything I'm looking for, so yeah.

Btw, what was your nick at CW ær?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:44 PM

Oh hey... I didn't know that someone, like... cared! It was fun reading that history. I had totally forgotten that Christo wrote that at some point. CW3 was promising, but too bad there was some server database incident again, and we lost it all once again.

Since then there haven't been any sort of effort towards restoring that community from my part. If I'd take the time and learn languages to put up a site and all that, why not, but then again, I was always pretty horrible and immature admin. At least the community was nice, though I can't say many of us worked with RM, if any at all these days. I do though! I go to RMN and it pretty much provides me everything I'm looking for, so yeah.

Btw, what was your nick at CW ær?



Haha Rei didn't think you where here, I'm Wyrm :)

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#9 Kaempfer

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:37 AM

Most of my favourite guys from RMD and (moreso) FryingBear never made the leap to GW; some of them didn't like the size of the forum or the huge number of awful posts that its G&D section was pumping out a couple of years ago, and some people just quit RMing around the time FryingBear went down.

The unfortunate reality is that many of the best RMers quit just as they were getting old enough to be really good at it (through a mix of real-life experience making their themes and stories stink less and having practised for years), and I came to GW not long before RM2k3 started to be pushed out in favour of newer/different makers. As a result, I missed a lot of the glory years of Rm2k*. Oh well. I can always live vicariously...

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:00 AM

Grew up on EG and CW as a secondary to GW. Met some good peeps there got my skills up. Good times, and it was nice having alt places to go for RM.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:10 AM

i never went there, but, i was on rpgi with chef, rpg, vb and a few other people i think. it's been...a long time..

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

Wow I've never even heard of these places.

I was on Don Miguel's rm2k site, I don't remember the name, but I think the only person I think I ever recognized was Sovan Jedi, who doesn't even really count.

Actually I had a brief stint spriting at GGZ but not even enough to be on the staff page.


edit: wow I just tried to go to GGZ and apparently they are a wordpress site now... Oh how the mighty have fallen...
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:16 AM

Somebody should really compile a list of where everyone came from. It would be entertaining for a minute or two.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

I came from GW.  So there!  I'm 100% pure GW blood.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

I'm 100% GW blood too Velfare. Our children would be funny lookin

#16 Vellfire

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:43 PM

This is why our love is so forbidden Mark.

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#17 bonzi_buddy

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

fart buuurp......100% gw here BAAAAAAARF ugh...










Ugh, i definitely should have something more to say. That just looks like +1 than anything (though i like the impression it gives of myself and... gw blood in general. heh.................heh)

edit it feels like giving a monoloque every day.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:37 PM

Does anyone remember my popular website Crescent Star Productions?  It featured Elemental Chaos, the pinnacle of RPG Maker 95+ creative achievments. 
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