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  1. Here are some alternative SaaS platforms: Vanilla: https://vanillaforums.com/features/forums/ Discourse (open source): https://www.discourse.org/features IPB's SaaS platform: https://invisioncommunity.com/buy Tribe is great but too expensive ($500 per month) Or we could move to a traditional forum software like phpBB which is free and self-hosted. Many other forums use it. Only issue is that it looks even more dated than IPB.
  2. The lowest tier should be fine for us. Migration cost is $250, but waived off if we pay for the full year up front. But I'm a bit concerned about getting stuck with a 1 yr commitment if their servers are sluggish and they aren't able to optimise performance. Would everyone be okay with having these forums as read-only and switching to an entirely platform from scratch?
  3. IPB has an SaaS offering, and they can also port our content and database from here for a fee: https://invisioncommunity.com/buy
  4. Moving to a new platform is an option. There are similar software suites, and also SaaS solutions like Tribe. The question is how much can we export and use on those platforms. If not posts and threads, we should at least be able to transfer the members database.
  5. I've been trying to find a solution to it, but the forums have become so bloated over the last 10+ years, there doesn't seem like much can be done, short of dumping it and starting from scratch. Even our AWS billing is through the roof (35k per month) because the forums have become so unoptimised that its taxing the server. The forums software company (Invision) has a service where we can move the forums to their own server but they can't guarantee that it will run any smoother.
  6. Hey guys, Those of you visiting IVG through Tapatalk may have noticed notifications issues and other bugs. We've been trying to resolve those but it seems like Tapatalk doesn't seem to support this forum platform very well at the moment. So I've removed Tapatalk entirely, and we'll keep it that way - partly because there are frequent issues with their plugin and each update seems to add more bugs, but also because the mobile browser version of the forums is actually quite good (a lot better than Tapatalk IMO) and it will just be a far smoother experience over time.
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2022 | PES 2022 Developer/Publisher: Konami Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC Release date: 2021
  8. Hey guys, I don't think we already have a thread about this so I thought it might help, especially given the global scenario we're in. I also thought of starting this thread because an ex-colleague is working on a story around how online gaming and gaming communities have helped people deal with mental health issues, and also helped people make friends. There's a lot of evidence out there that gaming can help people dealing with conditions like anxiety, depression and autism. I personally know a couple of people who, through IVG and the people they met here, were able to over come their mental health troubles. So it would be great to hear some stories of how gaming has helped you or someone you know. You don't have to if its too personal, but sharing your story might help someone else. --------------------------------------- Sharing below a message from Anu, who is looking for inputs for her story: I am an independent journalist based in Mumbai and I've written for Huffington Post, India Today, Scroll, Mumbai Mirror, National Geographic Traveller and so on. Please find more information about me and my work here: anuprabhakar.contently.com. I am now hoping to write an article on how the gaming community can be a source of support and comfort for those battling anxiety, depression and other mental health issues in India, where seeking help for mental health is still largely considered taboo (although things are changing, slowly). I am looking for people who have made friends through gaming - I believe multiplayer games are very popular for this reason as well - and think of the gaming community as a safe space where they can share their struggles. I would love to get in touch with gamers who would like to participate in my article and share their story. Members can remain anonymous in the article. My email id is anuprabhakar2016@gmail.com. If this article interests you at all, please do reach out and I would love to take this forward. Thank you.
  9. Hey guys, Since many of you here might be creating gaming content on YouTube or platforms, you can use this thread to share your content, get feedback from other members, and maybe even gain a few fans. A few rules for this thread: Do not spam your content. Post gaming content only. Don't just post links. Provide a description and details to what you are posting. DO NOT SPAM Posts that ignore any of the above will be deleted without warning.
  10. The IVG Community on PSN is called IndianVG. Join away! Guide: https://manuals.playstation.net/document/gb/ps4/communities/about_communities.html You can also use this thread to post your PSN IDs to connect with fellow IVG members
  11. New year, new thread. You know how this works - post photos of what you bought this week! Previous threads:
  12. If you have bought an Xbox Series X or Series S console, or even if you own an Xbox One, you can join the IVG club on Xbox. Clubs are online meeting places created by the Xbox community for like-minded people to enjoy multiplayer gaming and socializing. Find out how to join a club so you can chat, play games, share content, and join other players’ parties. Once in a club, youu can share the screenshots and clips of games that you are currently playing on the Club's activity feed - other members can like and comment on such shared content. Parties can be created. There are a tons of options for increasing engagement. The club is called IVG Community and is open to everyone. This is different than game-specific official clubs like Horizon Clubs for Forza Horizon 4. FH4 players can freely join the IVG club, called [IVGC] Steps to join the IVG Club: 1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to pull up the Xbox guide 2. Switch right to the People tab, where you will find the option for Clubs 3. Once in the Clubs menu, select Discover Clubs 4. Next, select Explore all clubs 5. On the next screen, you will find the option to Find a club. 6. Search for "IVG Community" and request to join and I or one of the admins will accept your request. If your request is not accepted, drop a message here. If anyone who is regularly on Xbox would like to be a club admin, please post in this thread.
  13. All interested buyers please post here along with which edition. We can also use this to share info on which retailers have or are getting stock. List of interested buuyers: @HundredProofSam (Standard - Ordered) @Snake (Standard - Skipped) @CarbonCore (Digital - Waiting) @nash (Standard - Ordered) @hope (Standard - Ordered) @dylanjosh (Standard - ???) @KrIzAliD (Standard - Ordered) @hussain (Standard - Still looking) @kittoo (Standard - Ordered) Members still looking to buy: @Lazyboy8134 @hussain @babywinchester @SneakyFunk List of authorised (Indian version) retailers: PS5 preorders 100% confirmed Shop at Sony Center Amazon Flipkart Reliance Digital Games The Shop Vijay Sales Croma Other authorised Sony retailers (preorder confirmation awaited) Gameloot Sayonara Ninja Games Jai Ganesh Games, Movies & More, Viviana Mall
  14. Take-Two to acquire Codemasters The Grand Theft Auto publisher will use a mix of cash and shares to purchase all currently issued and yet-to-be-issued shares in Codemasters, giving Take-Two 100% ownership. It was previously suggested the deal could value Codemasters at £759 million ($994 million), but the latest notice says this will instead by £726 million ($956 million). The acquisition is expected to be completed by March 31, 2021.
  15. IVG Community Showcase: November - Win Cyberpunk 2077 After three months of the IVG Showcase packed with great entries from the IVG Community, we’re now at the final month of the showcase. And as promised, the IVG member with the winning entry this month will win what is possibly this year’s most anticipated release. In case you’re new to the IVG Community Showcase, here’s a recap: The IVG Community Showcase is a way for us to highlight – and reward – some of the coolest gameplay moments from the IVG community, whether it’s a great kill streak, a speed run, some skilled stealth gameplay or an amazing goal. Regardless of which games you play, and which platform you game on, you can be part of the IVG Community Showcase. Once you’ve got a great gameplay clip you’d like to share, here’s how you can participate: Upload the clip to a social media platform of your choosing. Make sure you tag/mention IVG in the post. Post a link to your clip in this thread Win Cyberpunk 2077 As we did with Marvel’s Avengers, and Watch Dogs Legion this month’s winner will also win a high-profile new release. For month four, we’re giving away Cyberpunk 2077. The winner will be able to choose the platform of their choice: PC, PS4 or Xbox One. The game will also be eligible for a free upgrade to next-gen consoles in 2021. Picking a winner Once the last date for entries has passed, the IVG team will shortlist the best clips. We will then create a poll and invite the community to vote on their favourite clip. The clip with the most votes will be selected as the winner. The Rules While you’re welcome to share any and every cool gameplay clip of yours with the community, here are some rules to keep in mind to be eligible to win a prize: You have to be residing in India You must be a member of the IVG forums to be able share your clips. It's free and easy to sign up and there's plenty in store for gamers, from discussing your favourite games to great deals on preowned games and consoles You must tag or mention IVG in your social media post containing your gameplay clip. That way we know it was intended as an entry into the IVG Community Showcase The social media post and clip should be no older than one month from the date of posting it on the IVG forums. Prize on chosen platform will be subject to stock availability Campaigning for votes is not allowed. If there is any suspicion of rigging the polls, the concerned entry will be disqualified and its votes will be nullified. Last date for entries: November 22
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