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by , 14th January 2013 at 08:37 PM (372 Views)
I had just finished a comment in the social groups. I clicked the send button. It was taking a long time to load. I clicked it again. After that, this showed up.

I thought to myself, No. No, no, no. Or something like that, anyway.
I clicked the Favorites button that was assigned to it. The group didn't pop up. Instead, the groups list popped up.
Ladies and gentlemen, as much as I didn't want it to happen, the Planetary Pit Stop is dead.

The backstory is quite simple, as least, as I can remember it. The Social Group Purge this is one of the two good things FFXIII has done for me is an event where the thousands - at least that much - of unnessicarry social groups were deleted, and some more rules regarding the social groups were put in place. If a group was to be deleted, it had to meet some criteria. There was only one that worried me, and even then, it was only a little worry. Later, however, jokool brought up a new list of criteria - and this one worried me. The third reason a group would be deleted (or Purged, if you prefer that term) was if it was a mini-forum-type thing.

The Pit Stop was a mini-forum-type thing. It had a place to vent, a place to discuss, a place to be random, a place to engage in combat, a place where special top-secret missions took place, a place where there was shipping, and other such stuff that I can't remember now.

Needless to say, there was freaking out. There was freaking out before the deadly criteria was put into place. A sister-type-group-thing was Purged just before, and the survivors fled to the Pit Stop.

I can't find any more to say about the incident, but I have to say this. Earlier, @jokool; a good friend of mine (at least, I think he is) said that this wasn't the end of the world. My reply to him was this.
Quote Originally Posted by Marche Radiuji
You are a liar.
If the Pit Stop does close down, it will be the end of the world. A world, at least. This world.
You must remember: the Pit Stop is a world. A world where we interact. Removing the Pit Stop removes this world, and any awesomeness that was here.
@Truthseeker4449;, a rival at the very least, said this should be engraved in stone or something like that. This is the closest I'll get.
But Marche/Lief, you may ask, why did you tell us this? I would answer, for two reasons, my friend/enemy/person I don't know and just asked me this because I don't know [pick the one that best suits you]. One, to honor my rival's wish as much as I could. And two, to let the admins know something. They destroyed a culture. They destroyed a way of life. They just pulled a Jenova, and you should look it up if you don't get it. Twice, at least.

But enough of that rant, I just want to say one more thing:
@Kurloz Makara;

Welp, that's it. If you don't see me ever again, you'll know why.
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Updated 23rd January 2013 at 01:30 PM by Erdrick



  1. Truthseeker4449's Avatar
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    And now the 100 of us that were there are now left out in the cold with no where to go. Will we stay and see if the Pit Stop is restored, or leave Bulbagarden entirely for a place where we can truly be happy....
  2. jokool's Avatar
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    Well said Lief! I salute you!
  3. System Error's Avatar
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    clearly, bulbastaff only want people to do things in public, for ALL eyes to behold - or between two people. if it is not pm, you WILL allow everyone outside your clique to see your everything, to comment on your everything - or at least see it. all must be told.

    By the way, I wrote that before actually reading the announcement, and wtf. o_O Conspiracy tone aside, I was pretty much right bang on, especially with 3 and 5. I'm guessing the owner pulled a "You can't delete this! I QUIT!!!" there.
  4. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
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    Let us hold a funeral for this glorious group.
  5. Caprizant's Avatar
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    While it's a bummer, I don't see the big deal when we can just find somewhere else to go. Sure, it may feel different, but we'll get used to it. @Jack Pschitt;
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  6. Erdrick's Avatar
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    But it was the spirit, man. The spirit.
    Also, for anybody who cares, there is, in fact, a forum.
    The Planetary Pit Stop - Home @Pyradox; @Jack Pschitt; @Kakuna Matata;
    That's all I can remember who were regular posters and possibly unaware.
    Updated 14th January 2013 at 09:48 PM by Erdrick
  7. Protopost's Avatar
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    The end of one age, is the beginning of another and all that stuff :P
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  8. Pyradox's Avatar
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    Dude, this is still a sad occasion.
  9. Niji's Avatar
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    The exact same thing happened to me. I didn't think we had anything to worry about it, but then I was trying to post a joke and that message popped up and I could just see everything getting lost in a void.
  10. Truthseeker4449's Avatar
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    Oh so I did see this before.


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