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Broken links in the RPGamer archive

First of all I want to say a big BIG thanks for this website, you guys are amazing! I have found a lot of valuable stuff. Lately I have been browsing the archive in the 00's MMORPG section because that time holds a special place in my heart and I found some missing/broken links. I have also sent you 2-3 emails but I'm not sure if they passed the spam filter so I decided to post here too, as other people could have similar problems and I guess it will be easier for the administration if the info was all in one place rather than scattered around multiple emails. So here I go:

All movie links for various MMORPGs from the movies.rpgamer.com domain are broken and will redirect to the new website, for example:
Page: https://archive.rpgamer.com/games/lineage/lineage2/lineage2mov.html
Broken url: http://movies.rpgamer.com/lineage/lineage2/lineage2_trailer.mpg

Some image urls are broken, for example:
Page: https://archive.rpgamer.com/games/lineage/lineage2/lineage2prev.html
Broken url: http://www.rpgamer.com/games/lineage/lineage2/lineage2.gif
Correct url: http://archive.rpgamer.com/games/lineage/lineage2/lineage2.gif

A broken link found in the E3 Impressions area:
Page: https://archive.rpgamer.com/event/e3-2005/impressions/tabularasa01.html
Broken url: https://archive.rpgamer.com/other/pc/tabularasa/tabularasa.html
Correct url: https://archive.rpgamer.com/games/mmo/tabularasa/tabularasa.html

The PvP column is missing a listing to the 2015 articles and has an incorrect url for the sole 2016 article:
Page: https://archive.rpgamer.com/features/PVP/pvp16.html
Broken url: https://archive.rpgamer.com/features/PVP/2015/010116tsa.html
Correct url: https://archive.rpgamer.com/features/PVP/2016/010116tsa.html
Missing 2015 articles url: https://archive.rpgamer.com/features/PVP/pvp15.html

If I find anything else I will let you know here ;)

PS: I dunno if it's only me, but I loved your old website/forums style, it was actually one of the few places on the internet where I could feel as if I'm living in 2000 again, so much nostalgia :P



  • Alex FullerAlex Fuller Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Thanks for the heads-up, I'm not certain when we'll get round to fixing them just as the new site is the main priority, but helpful to have a in case we do get the time. :)

    Images we probably won't get round to unless they're in places we're fixing other stuff at the same time, just as I'm pretty confident there are going to be so many of them.

    (the thing it while it looked like 2000, it was also as easy to post on as websites in 2000 were :P )
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  • Scott WachterScott Wachter Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff

    we were prepared to slash and burn a bunch of old content in the transition because (in theory) no one cares about anything we have posted more than a year ago (except, of course, our library of final fantasy screenshots that are a perennial traffic generator), but clearly that is not completely the case.

    this thread is now open as a to-do list for fans to as someone in the crew to convert it into the new format.
    this may take a longass time, but it will happen based on which of our volounteer staff have time to do what.

    still, no promises. it might just be me doing this for you. but we can keep it in one spot for a while.

  • sepultribesepultribe Full Members
    Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post!

    It's cool :D I appreciate the fact that you consider taking a look at it sometime in the future. I am sure you are all busy with the "normal" website so I understand time is tight. It's just that imo it would be a pity for all that info to be lost, there are valuable media in there (like official beta pics of Lineage2 that have vanished from pretty much everywhere on the internet, those are highly sought after in the l2 community).

    If I can help anyhow tracking down things or fixing urls and such PM me, I have all the time in the world (being unemployed atm :P)
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