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Loony BoB
12-05-2013, 08:50 AM
Congratulations, Eyes on Final Fantasy! You're fourteen years old! You've had your highs and lows, but in the end things have worked out and you're still going strong. What presents have you received? What's that? Someone got Knighted the other day? Unne rejoined too, and fixed the Wiki? That's great, EoFF! Congratulations! Oh, and Ciddies are on? Awesome! Wait, a karaoke contest, too? Something about a wrestling match - a Thunderdome, no less - between a bunch of EoFFers? And a Dragon Age Let's Play? AND a top games of the generation just ended? Unne had a live stream of a FFI marathon? The Fat Chocobos players are all registering at EoFF, and members of EoFF are signing up for FFXIV:ARR seemingly every other day? Man, this place is bustling with activity!

I hear there are some people who have left staff recently, too... Vivi22 and Roogle. But... what's that? There are more people on staff about to depart? WarrenW? Austin? That April Fools prankster, MichaelC? But... aren't they the owners of Eyes on Final Fantasy? Why would they leave staff? Who's the owner now!?

Snappy smurfday, Eyes on Final Fantasy. (http://whois.net/whois/eyesonff.com)

Show your thanks by posting in all of those events I mentioned. :)

Shauna
12-05-2013, 09:01 AM
Happy Birthday, EoFF. We are now under the cruel dictatorship of Daniel Towns. Godspeed to us all.

This is seriously great news! :D

Sephex
12-05-2013, 10:58 AM
http://i.imgflip.com/58hbv.jpg

Dr Unne
12-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Congrats to all the winners.

Psychotic
12-05-2013, 11:59 AM
May Cid have mercy on all of our souls.

Happy birthday EoFF :)

Jiro
12-05-2013, 12:36 PM
I, for one, welcome our new overlord.

About smurfing time, christ.

<!-- I don't care that the Facebook page used this joke already -->

Pheesh
12-05-2013, 12:42 PM
If BoB's the new Cid... then who's the new BoB? O.O

Hollycat
12-05-2013, 01:01 PM
Happy Birthday my love, tonight all your dreams come true.

Slothy
12-05-2013, 01:29 PM
I, for one, welcome our new overlord.

He's not a robot, therefore he is invalid.

Ace Protorney
12-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Haha looks like BoB fulfilled his dream of owning this place. Congrats to everyone involved!

Freya
12-05-2013, 04:01 PM
This will go to his head I'm sure. Happy birthday eoff!

Loony BoB
12-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Psh. "Will"... Too late for that, lady.

Calliope
12-05-2013, 05:01 PM
How is this a community reborn? The link you posted doesn't load :(

Loony BoB
12-05-2013, 05:03 PM
Still works for me. Anyway, to sum it up...


[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.godaddy.com]
[Querying whois.godaddy.com]
[whois.godaddy.com]
Domain Name: EYESONFF.COM

Registrar URL: Domain Names | The World's Largest Domain Name Registrar - GoDaddy (http://www.godaddy.com)

Registrant Name: Daniel Towns
Basically I bought EoFF last weekend.

Hollycat
12-05-2013, 05:04 PM
Still works for me. Anyway, to sum it up...


[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.godaddy.com]
[Querying whois.godaddy.com]
[whois.godaddy.com]
Domain Name: EYESONFF.COM

Registrar URL: Domain Names | The World's Largest Domain Name Registrar - GoDaddy (http://www.godaddy.com)

Registrant Name: Daniel Towns
Basically I bought EoFF last weekend.
I'll give you a shoulder rub for it.

Loony BoB
12-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Hey, I don't fall for those clever ploys. Something like that must surely be a con.

Calliope
12-05-2013, 05:08 PM
So, you're saying that the awards are now known as the Loonys?

Loony BoB
12-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Ciddies for life.

NeoCracker
12-05-2013, 05:19 PM
New topic, should Loony BoB change his name to Loony CiD?

Mister Adequate
12-05-2013, 05:47 PM
I'm so sorry, Eyeson. I was betrayed. I would have stopped this had I known, but my spies failed me. smittenkitten was supposed to tell me about anything like this in exchange for me not revealing her crippling Quavers addiction.

Drona
12-05-2013, 06:12 PM
Oh good! Congrats, Loony. ^. ^

I Don't Need A Name
12-05-2013, 06:58 PM
Dude! Great news! BoB can now have his life dream: A spreadsheet detailing how long he has owned EoFF for!

The Summoner of Leviathan
12-05-2013, 07:01 PM
Congrats BoB!

Rantz
12-05-2013, 07:10 PM
I think this is fantastic news. :)
Too long has the site been without a community owner.
So many years since the last time!

And I think BoB is the perfect owner, really.

Three cheers for BoB! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Really excited about this!
Anyway, that's enough for now.
Peace and love!

Kossage
12-05-2013, 08:39 PM
This is great news. Happy birthday, EoFF! :)

Sephex
12-05-2013, 10:24 PM
I have no idea what my damn problem is.

<a href="http://imgur.com/YE3VrW3"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/YE3VrW3.jpg?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>


I'm beginning to feel like a Site God, Site God
All my members from the forums to the Blog nod, Blog nod
Now who's in charge all admins and mods, and mods?
They said I post like a Loony, so call me God BoB, God BoB

LocoColt04
12-05-2013, 10:28 PM
Happy aging day, EyesOn! Congratulations :D




I think this is fantastic news. :)
Too long has the site been without a community owner.
So many years since the last time!

And I think BoB is the perfect owner, really.

Three cheers for BoB! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Really excited about this!
Anyway, that's enough for now.
Peace and love!I love this post.


If BoB's the new Cid... then who's the new BoB? O.OI volunteer as tribute.

mysticgreensock
12-05-2013, 10:35 PM
You know what an awesome thing to do would be in honor of this stupendous event of awesomeness? Unban that guy who is not me named frunK and make him an admin and give him ops in IRC. I hear he has the Genji Codpiece equipped and his goatee is almost as magnificent as his hair.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
12-05-2013, 10:41 PM
Very cool news BoB, congrats! I know this has been a long time goal :)

It feels more secure, knowing a long time member bought EoFF. Someone who actually cares about its growth and success on many levels.

Goldenboko
12-05-2013, 10:44 PM
Anyone who's been in the in's knows BoB's always been the boss ;)

noxious.sunshine
12-05-2013, 10:49 PM
*giggles*

He picked GoDaddy.

sorry. It just made me laugh!

'Grats BoB!! So happy for you!

I Don't Need A Name
12-05-2013, 11:21 PM
I think this is fantastic news. :)
Too long has the site been without a community owner.
So many years since the last time!

And I think BoB is the perfect owner, really.

Three cheers for BoB! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Really excited about this!
Anyway, that's enough for now.
Peace and love!

I tried, he always pulls me back ;_;

Ayen
12-06-2013, 01:44 AM
I knew it all along. Loony BoB was Stormageddon: dark lord of all.

Congrats! :D

Del Murder
12-06-2013, 02:12 AM
Congrats, Daniel. But now what am I supposed to do with all these EoFF shares I was buying up as part of a hostile takeover?

Big Ogre Umaro
12-06-2013, 02:20 AM
Wow, 2013 is Dan's year for sure!

This feels right.

EDIT: How do I get more gil

Lone Wolf Leonhart
12-06-2013, 02:38 AM
EDIT: How do I get more gil

Post more :)

I've suggested betting on future triple triad tournaments, so maybe that'll be implemented in the future.

Jessweeee♪
12-06-2013, 04:51 AM
This makes me super happy!

A big thank you to the previous owners and looking forward to the year to come!

Leeza
12-06-2013, 04:54 AM
Congratulations, BoB. EoFF is in good hands. :) :cat:

Shorty
12-06-2013, 07:35 AM
I avoided this thread all day because all I read in the title was "XIV" and I thought it was about the game.

Happy RSL Day!

Shoeberto
12-06-2013, 01:42 PM
Congratulations on the little bundle of joy. It looks just like you.

NeoCracker
12-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Congratulations on the little bundle of joy. It looks just like you.

...Never before has their been a better reason to put EoFF down then this.

:p

Jinx
12-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Now BoB can truly be the tyrant he has always dreamed of being!

Loony BoB
12-06-2013, 02:26 PM
I wish! Sadly, I need to keep you punks around or else this place will be boring. What's tyranny without anyone to be tyrannical over? Catch 22 situation. :(

Jiro
12-06-2013, 02:28 PM
You just need to figure out a way to force us to stay logged in and sat at our computer.

The Summoner of Leviathan
12-06-2013, 02:31 PM
Essentially, you are saying he needs neuroconnectors and set-up a situation like Sword Art Online?

Jiro
12-07-2013, 03:01 AM
Essentially, you are saying he needs neuroconnectors and set-up a situation like Sword Art Online?

Yes. Though I had a force-a-coma-a-la-dot-Hack in mind because I've not seen any of SAO except the first ep.

Lonely Paper Star
12-07-2013, 06:22 AM
Very belated, but yay! :cheer:

Ouch!
12-07-2013, 07:53 AM
So Face told me about this on FFXIV tonight. I figured I'd stop by and say: "Holy shit, this actually happened? Awesome!"

Del Murder
12-07-2013, 08:18 AM
Shouldn't something about the purchase go up on the frontsite? I would consider this a newsworthy item!

Calliope
12-07-2013, 08:49 AM
You guys really need a communications/public relations manager :(

On the frontsite, social media, etc etc.

Del Murder
12-07-2013, 08:52 AM
We have a PR manager. He recently bought the place. You may have heard of him.

Calliope
12-07-2013, 08:55 AM
I might have, but probably not if he doesn't make announcements, post things on the frontsite, etc. ;)

Del Murder
12-07-2013, 08:57 AM
He's pretty shy.

Quina
12-07-2013, 09:17 AM
Who is Daniel Towns? Is he BoB Towns's brother? He bought the site from Square-Enix?

Calliope
12-07-2013, 09:22 AM
No, there was a company merger and now it's called Pentagon-Enix.

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 09:48 AM
You guys really need a communications/public relations manager :(
I think you may have us confused with an actual business. ;) On a sidenote, it was announced on Facebook at the very least!

Calliope
12-07-2013, 09:55 AM
You might want to be slightly more like an actual business in some respects if you want to make actual money? I found the post, and in the process I also found the other "open group" page that only has Matt and Ojoj left as members xD

I suddenly feel strongly compelled to bake and ice you a congratulatory chocolate cake, except I can't give it to you :(

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 09:58 AM
First and foremost, this place is somewhere people should feel that everyone is welcoming, friendly and there for each other when someone is in need for a laugh, a cry, whatever. I don't think that aiming to come across like a business suits that kind of thing. This place is where me and my friends hang out. My intended funding is on par with "Hey guys, we should busk on the streets to help raise cash for that big party we're gonna have... anything we don't make from the busking, we'll just see what we can scrummage together between us. If it comes down to it, I'll pay for it, though."

I don't want people to keep looking at me like their business manager when I'm their friend. :(

I want a cake, dammit! *sulk*

Calliope
12-07-2013, 10:05 AM
I don't think it's an either/or situation - you can be clear about consistently communicating what is happening and what your objectives are without ostracizing everyone or sucking the fun out of achieving one of your major life goals, dammit!

Perhaps next year I will be more readily able to bake you a cake!

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Given that everything has been very, very sudden for me and there is a lot to do (and I actually want to have fun in my life while I'm at it, so EoFF isn't my 24/7), some things will inevitably slip through. I'm not running to anyone's deadlines but my own when it comes to figuring out things. I'll let an editor slap up something if they want to, but I'm not really sure it's needed on the frontsite... up to them!

Calliope
12-07-2013, 10:26 AM
FINE THEN










That sounds pretty reasonable :D

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 10:28 AM
:<3:

Raistlin
12-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Shouldn't something about the purchase go up on the frontsite? I would consider this a newsworthy item!



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On December 5, 1999, Sean Robinson created a tiny little EzBoard called The Highwind, which after a few months was renamed Eyes on Final Fantasy. Sean could not have predicted what his creation would turn into; the result ended up being beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

Fourteen years later, EoFF is not only alive, but thriving, despite Sean having sold the place to professionals years ago. EoFF has changed the lives of many, including being the cause of a number of marriages, and earlier this year had a spotlight on Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/the-final-fantasy-fansite-that-changed-thousands-of-peo-484432842). And on EoFF’s fourteenth anniversary, a new dream was met.

Daniel Towns, aka Loony BoB, aka that guy with the same chocobo avatar after 13 years, registered on EoFF in 2000, shortly after its move to UBB, once the big name in online message board software. In the years that followed, he became a moderator (called “Cid’s Knights” after Sean Robinson’s screen name, Cid Highwind) and then an administrator. He has been the face of EoFF for a number of years, indisputably the most dedicated member EoFF has ever had. He single-handedly turned EoFF’s semi-annual awards, the Ciddies, into EoFF’s biggest event; has previously run the site staff; and has dedicated countless hours to managing the forums -- among other contributions too numerous to list.

And now this place is back in the members’ hands, as Daniel Towns finally fulfilled what we all know he had wanted for years: he bought EoFF (appropriately enough the same year as his marriage that was caused by EoFF -- both of them (http://home.eyesonff.com/general-chat/153053-eyes-final-fantasy-xiv-community-reborn.html#post3337314)). Eyes on Final Fantasy could not be in better hands, and I believe on that fact that I can speak for all of EoFF, past and present.

I, for one, welcome our new chocobo overlords.

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 06:09 PM
Overloads: Intentional?

Raistlin
12-07-2013, 06:12 PM
Obviously.

...

:shifty:

Calliope
12-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Raistlin, that was perfect, perfect, perfect. Thank you!

escobert
12-07-2013, 06:56 PM
Wait what!? BoB owns EoFF now!? :bigsmile:

Pike
12-07-2013, 07:10 PM
So I re-read that Kotaku article.

48888

ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THE LIGHTS TO NEVER SHUT OFF?

Shorty
12-07-2013, 07:14 PM
:hyper:

escobert
12-07-2013, 07:14 PM
Does this mean BoBs gonna make me a Cid's Knight now ;) Or i could be a BoB's Knight! :bigsmile:

Shorty
12-07-2013, 07:16 PM
If we're changing titles to BoB's Knights, I will resign.

Jessweeee♪
12-07-2013, 07:18 PM
So I re-read that Kotaku article.

48888

ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THE LIGHTS TO NEVER SHUT OFF?


:hyper:

:hyper:

Loony BoB
12-07-2013, 07:19 PM
I... I'm assuming BoB's Bitches is still okay, though, right?

Sephex
12-07-2013, 07:19 PM
God, that banner. I always had the strange compulsion to click the exact center of the eye when refreshing the page.

NeoCracker
12-07-2013, 07:22 PM
BoB's Bitches should be the banned people.

escobert
12-07-2013, 07:22 PM
I... I'm assuming BoB's Bitches is still okay, though, right?

Yes!

Pete for President
12-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Good stuff BoB! :cool:

Mahad
12-07-2013, 09:11 PM
happy b-day, EOFF. and congrats to BoB on achieving dominion over the site!

The Man
12-07-2013, 09:53 PM
Happy lonny bob day.

Ghosteses
12-07-2013, 10:17 PM
good job loony_bob! =D

Vyk
12-08-2013, 12:13 AM
I'm not super active these days, but this makes me happy :]

Scotty_ffgamer
12-08-2013, 12:37 AM
I just realized I never posted on here. Congrats, BoB! It's good to see the forums in good hands.

Yamaneko
12-08-2013, 06:28 AM
R.I.P. Eyes on

Dr Unne
12-08-2013, 07:12 AM
Yamaneko for Admin 2014!

Cid
12-08-2013, 07:52 AM
I couldn't be more happy about this unexpected turn of events. Congrats, BoB!

Behold the Void
12-08-2013, 06:40 PM
How the hell did you have enough money to buy the site after paying for a wedding?

Shorty
12-08-2013, 06:41 PM
I think we all know the answer to that question.

The Man
12-08-2013, 08:37 PM
Prostitution?

Loony BoB
12-08-2013, 10:03 PM
Simply put, I didn't. Sometimes you just figure something out.

...After getting the wife's permission.

Shorty
12-08-2013, 10:04 PM
Which is why Freed's post is accurate.

Gamblet
12-09-2013, 04:02 PM
Gongrats, let it be a good dictatorship!

Baloki
12-09-2013, 09:53 PM
*applies for a job*

Miriel
12-09-2013, 10:32 PM
It's kind of awesome that after all this time, ownership of EoFF has ended up in the right hands. Good for you BoB!

Fuzakeru
12-10-2013, 03:06 AM
:D That's awesome and you're awesome, BoB!

Del Murder
12-10-2013, 04:53 AM
It's kind of awesome that after all this time, ownership of EoFF has ended up in the right hands.
Google bought EoFF?

Yamaneko
12-10-2013, 07:45 AM
Yamaneko for Admin 2014!

*unbans dr_unne_is_gay*

Rocket Edge
12-17-2013, 06:55 PM
Little late to the party but congrats BoB! :monster:

Cloudane
01-03-2014, 07:53 PM
super late, but grats BoB yay!

We're all doomed :P

Fonzie
01-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Hitler has seized Poland, I repeat Hitler has seized Poland.

Good job on the conquest all joking aside. :p