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    Feedback is BACK

    Once upon a time, EoFF had a public Feedback Forum which resulted in lots of fun had by many, and maybe a feedback thread or two. (Check out the archive for some of our past hijinks.) I thought it would be nice to bring this back as EoFF enters a new period. Please come and share your ideas and feedback with us! (Or, poke fun at Psychotic and get an embarrassing name change.)

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    Archived Feedback for the history buff:

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    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

    Come say hello to the new owner, who will be very familiar to those who have been a regular at EoFF. If my ownership was the BoB era, I guess that makes this the Murder era. Sounds kinda creepy that way. I like it.

    Relevant thread link: http://home.eyesonff.com/showthread.php/173473-Please-give-a-warm-applause-to-the-new-owner-of-Eyes-on-Final-Fantasy?p=3705637#post3705637

    I'll probably linger around, but not as owner, and probably not as often. Thanks to everyone who has helped me out with the site over the years. You know what this place has been to me.

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    A new forum skin

    EoFF's very own Aulayna has created some updates to the Dark Skies skin to fit the theme of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. As such, Dark Skies has since been renamed to Bombing Mission and you can check it out now.

    I am infinitely biased because Dark Skies was my favourite skin and I am a renowned FFVII fanboy but I think it looks absolutely bloody incredible and I am more excited about an EoFF forums skin than I probably should be.

    Thank you Aulayna!

    Also as this is the first announcement in 2019 (some of the 2018 ones expired!), we'd just like to say thanks for sticking around. As long as you're here we'll continue to ban the ten million daily spambots that swarm the place and try to keep things neat and tidy.

    Please do bear with us if it takes a little while to whack some of those proverbial moles. A special shout out to Karifean, Fynn, Wolf Kanno and Bubba for their ceaseless dedication to ending the spambot assault upon our beloved Eyes on by reporting them whenever they emerge. It might feel like you're shouting into the void but we do get the reports and act on them!

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    Life of a Fansite

    Hi everyone, we have some major changes to EoFF to announce.

    Site
    After a lot of thought and discussion, we've decided to end the EoFF frontsite as it is, and the Editors and Social Media Manager titles are no more. Realistically a smaller site like EoFF can't compete with the big boys for getting news out, and by the time we've got something up most gamers have digested the news, commented on it and moved on.

    Likewise, you will have probably noticed the number of features and articles drying up. As we all get older and have busier lives, EoFF has found it harder to retain staff to produce this content. Writing about the same topic week in, week out to the standard we have enjoyed over the years is basically a job and many bigger sites do pay freelancers to make this type of content. Unfortunately EoFF will never have the sort of income which means paying our staff is feasible, and so we think rather than have a sporadic amount of articles that slowly dwindle down, it's best to quit while we're ahead.

    On that note, I would just like to pay tribute to all of the content creators - be they Editors or Site Staff - over the years who have devoted countless hours of their time to produce outstanding content for Eyes on Final Fantasy. The frontsite is often overlooked in favour of the forums, but the frontsite has not only drawn in the members who make up those forums, it has also informed, provided help and entertained tens of thousands of people over the years. Thank you so much.

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    With the disbandment of Editors and SMM, this does affect staff. Some of the team will be leaving us. I'd firstly like to pay tribute to Colonel Angus, who has been a delight to work with over the past few years. Likewise, Depression Moon, who we would like to wish the best of luck to in his own projects. Finally Pike is taking a breather from staff activities. Like Frosty the Snowman, she may return this winter, but if not then I would like to give a massive thank you to her for all she has done for EoFF down the years. I am sure you will join me in thanking all three of these great members.

    The remaining staff - Freya, Fynn, Night Fury and Pumpkin have now become Cid's Knights. I know what an immediate response will be - if EoFF has less activity, why do you need more moderators?

    You may have noticed an absolute deluge of spambots over the past few months (and if you haven't, hurray!). Personally speaking I have never seen higher numbers during my 11+ years on staff. We've been taking measures to stop them from even joining such as banning email hosts and IP addresses, but it's like playing whack-a-mole. You ban one bot's Chinese IP and then a bot pops up making the same exact posts the next day with a Colombian IP. It's something of a Sisyphean task!

    Our existing forums staff were all localised in one part of the world, and the new additions to the team come from a variety of time zones which should hopefully give us more coverage and spambot threads won't be left clogging up General Chat for several hours.

    Frontsite
    The other reason for merging staff in this way is that we've now changed the scope of the frontsite. We still want to keep an active "shop front" to continue to gain new members for our community. We've begun a new series called Featured Threads. Every couple of weeks or so we'll highlight some of the excellent discussions we have here and post about them on the frontsite. You can see how this will work here! We also intend to start producing more regular site polls so keep your eyes peeled for those.

    Despite these changes and despite us all having busier lives, EoFF is not going anywhere and the forums community will continue for many years yet. Thank you everyone for being here and for your support. I look forward to having many more great times and laughs with you all.

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    Claim your Triple Triad cards today!

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    New Web Address for the Forums

    There is a new web address for the forums. It is:

    home.eyesonff.com/forums

    Please change your bookmarks to this address. If you continue to go to forums.eyesonff.com and log in you will get redirected to an error page. That link is an older version of the forums.

    Also be sure to check out the announcements below requesting your feedback for the EoFF CMS site.

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    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition Giveaway (Part 2)

    The details on the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition giveaway are up (see previous announcement). Entry is simple, so be sure to enter! See the details in the thread link below:

    http://forums.eyesonff.com/general-c...-giveaway.html

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    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition Giveaway!

    Here's some exciting news! Eyes on Fantasy plans to give away a free Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition to one lucky member! Details will be announced in a couple days. In the meantime, keep posting in anticipation of the release of this game. Happy New Year!

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    Eyesonff Visits Square-Enix!

    About a month ago, ShlupQuack and myself had the opportunity to go visit Square-Enix North America at their Los Angeles offices for a fansite Final Fantasy XIII-2 event. We had a blast. Everyone at SE was super nice and FFXIII-2 is a pretty fun game.

    For more information (and pictures!), click here.

    For the treasure trove of information we learned about FFXIII-2, go here.

    You can also find my review of the game here.

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    Ban Appeals

    Some of you may know that banned members can appeal to be unbanned after two years. Those of you who don't know that, well you know now. Well, kinda, because we've changed the rule.

    The time for a ban appeal has now been shortened to one year. This applies to all outstanding bans as well. Obviously, banned members probably aren't reading this, so if you know a banned person who wants to come back just relay the message.

    Bear in mind that ban appeals are not guaranteed. If a member did something particularly asinine or keeps making second accounts because they can't find something else to do for a year, they probably won't get unbanned. So remember that next time you feel like taking a 'one year break' from the forums.

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    April Fools!

    The sale of Eyes on (of?) Final Fantasy to Square Enix was all an elaborate April Fools prank. Please ignore any announcements made by 'Justin K' below, as Justin does not actually exist. Thanks for all being good sports!

    Cheers.

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    Come join us on Lindblum! (Final Fantasy XIV)

    FFXIV's open beta has been going for a couple weeks now, and EoFF has decided Lindblum will it's official server for the open beta test (and, most likely, beyond). Come join us there (and be sure to harrass Loony Bob plenty)!

    http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fan...open-beta.html

    If you have already decided on a server for another reason and it's not Lindblum, no sweat. Still feel free to come discuss the game in our Final Fantasy XIV Forum. Most discussion won't be server-specific. And, if you feel like it, maybe you'll someday start a new character on Lindblum and come play with us!

    If things change when the full game is released on September 22, we'll let you know. For now let's just enjoy Square-Enix's new MMORPG (when it's still free!).

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    They took our jobs!

    We haven't even got a winner of the CK contest yet, but there are certainly changes amongst the staff already... I don't think that we can say a big enough thankyou to crono_logical and Samuraid, the leading staffers when it came to solving all of the problems you might have experienced at EoFF over the past five or six years. The fancy features, the forums-saving SQL queries, the optional Quick Reply... so many things have been fixed or implemented by these two since they joined that I don't think any techy admin will ever match their dedication to that end of things. Of course, things are different now and they both have other things to do with their time and we wish them all the best (and will surely come crying and begging for their help if we ever find ourselves in a proper pickle again!).

    BUT! BUUUUUT! Things aren't all bad. rubah (aka Darth Allieson) and Psychotic have been made admin!

    Okay, so things are crap.

    PS. See the announcement below, before it's too late!
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    Attention, people in couples

    Body-snatching is creepy. Stop posting using each other's accounts.

    And yes, Jojo, Krissy, and edczxcvbnm count as one couple.