Community focus once again
Been very busy lately and part of it involves doing some research about Gaia. It's funny that I'm doing research on my own site, but it is because I've been with Gaia all this time, that I'm so deep in knowing how everything works that it's difficult for me to "un-learn" the site and see what Gaia is like for someone who know nothing about it.
For the past few years we've constantly been building new stuff for Gaians as every new feature is something fun to do outside of the community, and by now we have about 30 different games or features that keeps Gaians entertained. The problem is that for new users, we're looking at a website with 30+ features, and no where do we clearly point to where everyone is doing.
Clearly Gaia is a community, so we'll start making some changes to clearly state this is how we started and the best part about Gaia is all about meeting new people and hanging out.
While this focus is great for new users, for all exsiting Gaians the good news is that we're going to bring more forum community features once again. It's been a while since we worked on the forum, as the past few years we've been busy with database and backend work for the community forum to stop it from crashing under the weight of almost a million posts a day. Guild will also go through it's final stages of backend changes so that it'll share the same features as the main forums.
These changes are a long time coming, and I hope that it'll answer to a lot of the enhancement requests from Gaians and bring more fun to the forum community. Stay tuned for more details!