• Eyes on Final Fantasy Under New Ownership


    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. 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). 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.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Eyes on Final Fantasy XIV: A Community Reborn started by Loony BoB View original post
    Comments 98 Comments
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Happy Birthday, EoFF. We are now under the cruel dictatorship of Daniel Towns. Godspeed to us all.

      (SPOILER)This is seriously great news!
    1. Sephex's Avatar
      Sephex -
    1. Dr Unne's Avatar
      Dr Unne -
      Congrats to all the winners.
    1. Psychotic's Avatar
      Psychotic -
      May Cid have mercy on all of our souls.

      Happy birthday EoFF
    1. Jiro's Avatar
      Jiro -
      I, for one, welcome our new overlord.

      About smurfing time, christ.

    1. Pheesh's Avatar
      Pheesh -
      If BoB's the new Cid... then who's the new BoB? O.O
    1. Hollycat's Avatar
      Hollycat -
      Happy Birthday my love, tonight all your dreams come true.
    1. Slothy's Avatar
      Slothy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jiro View Post
      I, for one, welcome our new overlord.
      He's not a robot, therefore he is invalid.
    1. Ace Protorney's Avatar
      Ace Protorney -
      Haha looks like BoB fulfilled his dream of owning this place. Congrats to everyone involved!
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      This will go to his head I'm sure. Happy birthday eoff!
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      Psh. "Will"... Too late for that, lady.
    1. Calliope's Avatar
      Calliope -
      How is this a community reborn? The link you posted doesn't load
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      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

      Registrant Name: Daniel Towns
      Basically I bought EoFF last weekend.
    1. Hollycat's Avatar
      Hollycat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB View Post
      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

      Registrant Name: Daniel Towns
      Basically I bought EoFF last weekend.
      I'll give you a shoulder rub for it.
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      Hey, I don't fall for those clever ploys. Something like that must surely be a con.
    1. Calliope's Avatar
      Calliope -
      So, you're saying that the awards are now known as the Loonys?
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      Ciddies for life.
    1. NeoCracker's Avatar
      NeoCracker -
      New topic, should Loony BoB change his name to Loony CiD?
    1. Mister Adequate's Avatar
      Mister Adequate -
      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.
    1. Drona's Avatar
      Drona -
      Oh good! Congrats, Loony. ^. ^
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