I was just in the process of making a review of community needs. We exchanged a few messages with HighDive and I could better understand the underlying problems. I am sure, moreover, that many of you are aware of that
Above all, we must see the "problems" I see as some things to improve, to let the T:V Community grow more serenely. For now, we can connect to a server, play, have fun in-game. That's Ok, the most important is there (Fortunately hehe).
Note however that the Forum clearly doesn't know the same activity which is found in-game.
The fact is that we need to create issues and interactions that drive users to simply come and have a look regularly to enable these same users (you, me, him, her and all the others) to build on their own, by their exchange, their share, their presence, a community. For now, the forum we can create topics, read them, meet one after the other, send each other private messages (more like malls than anything else). For my part, despite these private messages, I still find it difficult to interact with other players quickly or simply ask questions on specific topics that do not concern everyone. I mean that the forum does not live by itself, I do not know if this or that player speak such language, where it come from, etc .. bla bla bla
Maybe I detail a bit too much but it's to let you know closer about what I feel here on the forum.
So here's the description of XenForo
I prefer to let you see by yourself the possibilities of it and interactions between users this could bring and then to talk together.One of the developers of XenForo, Kier Darby originally served as a lead developer for the community platform vBulletin. The original owner of the software, Jelsoft, was acquired by the American new media company Internet Brands in 2007. Disagreements occurred between the lead developers and the new management over matters involving the next major release of vBulletin, version 4.0. While the team wished to make 4.0 a complete rewrite of the platform, Internet Brands insisted on using agile development atop the existing code instead. These internal conflicts resulted in most of the vBulletin developers stepping down from employment at Internet Brands in 2009. As part of a new team, Darby and other former vBulletin developers began work on a new platform known as XenForo.
Here's the XenForo Website : https://xenforo.com
Here's a XenForo demo you can try : https://xenforo.com/demo/