We’ve just posted an important announcement about this Discourse Forum in the ACE Discord server - and I shall post it here as well:
(TL;DR) at the bottom!
Greetings @everyone !
I approach you all today with somewhat sad (but important!) news.
To make it short: the Official Stonehearth Discourse (AKA Forums) will see its last twilight by the end of this year, 2021. It has been graciously paid for and kept up by Riot, but usage statistics and the termination of the project are not enough to justify its (surprisingly!) hefty price anymore
Unfortunately taking it over or anything like that is not an option, and this is final. But do not despair!
While the Discourse has a huge history and lots of interesting things to be saved and preserved by those interested in the coming months (Consider this the first warning for all of you that want to save/download things from there!), we’ve decided that we won’t leave the Community without a home - so we have some plans!
The ACE Discord Server! This is already our home, and as such we’ll expand it to be even more of a home for those that are not really interested in ACE, just Stonehearth. We’re setting up automated system for roles that will allow us to automate the welcome into our community (and filter spam); and we’re also introducing some new things! The first one is the brand new category, under Modding, called Modder Spaces! This is a new home for modders to host their work, share news and engage with their community - similarly to how the personal “modding corners” on Discourse work!
A new page for ACE! Somewhere between now and the release of the next version, we’ll be hosting a simple, blog like page for ACE that will serve as the new official archive for its release notes and such. Discord is not the best for things like patch notes - and GitHub is not the most accessible for casual users - so we’ll have a simple “blog” for this
A Mod Hosting Service! And perhaps the most ambitious idea we have - to bring back up a mod hosting website similar to the historical SHmods that our very own BrunoSupremo used to host for building templates! We’ll provide more details for that along the road, if it happens!
Additionally, with the closure of Discourse, we’ll probably aim for a larger presence on the Steam Workshop forums and the Stonehearth forums on Steam!
So that’s it!
The truth is that we all knew this day would come - and it’s actually very nice that it lasted that long after the project was closed. We should all be grateful that we could count with it but I ask you all to think of what a “home” is. In the end, it’s more than just the physical space we occupy, but the place and the people we belong with. As long as we continue together and the community remains loyal to each other and the game we all enjoy, we’ll always find a home! :heart~1:
So may the treasure hunt begins!
We all have 6 months to save our favorite threads, take screenshots of our favorite bits and archive the most useful resources, links, guides and such.
We might organize a “public archive” effort here on this Discord, so stay tuned for news on that if you’re interested!
Thank you all for your time and for being the amazing community you all are
- Dani & The ACE Team (on behalf of Team Radiant as well )
This forum shall be closing by the end of this year, 2021
If you want to stay in touch with the Stonehearth community, join the relevant Discord servers
(ACE Discord here)! There’s also another big SH Discord, if someone could post a link here, please
Edit (Kindly provided by @Ghostie : Stonehearth )
If you have anything in here that you’d like to save for posterity - pictures, download mods that are not hosted anywhere else, etc… You have 6 months to archive/save them!