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Question Avatar chat? - 07-12-2013, 01:19 AM

So, I used to get on avatar chat all the time when I was in 5th grade, lol. I just made a new account and stuff to reminisce on some old times but then I see NO ONE is one?!?! What happened? Where'd everyone go?!?!?!
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Default 07-23-2013, 10:50 PM

This blows. I just came back after some months and have to agree. Nobody is on the avatar chat as well. I hope the website doesn't shut down sooner or later.


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Default 07-23-2013, 11:06 PM

The entire site has been generating less and less new users, that's why avatar chat is dying. Dollmaking is losing popularity quickly, and this site hasn't been updated in years. Those are the reasons. People leaving > people joining, it's that simple.
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Default 09-17-2013, 03:11 PM

I think it's more that more and more people are drawing their own dolls as opposed to using dollmakers; but also besides that, there are a lot more doll maker-like websites on the internet nowadays. I remember that this website was one of the first 'big' ones back in the day. It's not so, now.

As far as The Palace goes, I did the same thing. I was gone for a number of years and finally decided last year to try going back on. I knew that none of my old friends would be using it, but I was unprepared for how low the population got. In fact, not only that, there are very few dolls or avatars to speak of. I have a theory -- websites like this one are the cause. Now, I'm not saying it's a bad thing. I think that The Palace Chat helped to cause the explosion of "drag and drop" and doll maker websites on the internet. The big draw for The Palace to new users were the props/avs/dolls. Well, people no longer need The Palace to create dolls.




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Default 09-20-2013, 09:20 PM

I miss how much activity avatar chat had! Like, you could hardly see the background image in Palace View and the Beach there were so many people! I'm getting so nostalgic just thinking about it.



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Default 10-21-2013, 02:46 AM

I am right there with you. I remember almost every room even created ones being so filled up you almost couldn't even see your out chats. It's pretty sad seeing it now
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Default 05-31-2014, 06:43 AM

I used to spend all my time in avatar chat! I remember when there were 10+ people in each room at a time. :O Just made this new account "recently," decided to check back in to tdp today and avatar chat was the first place I went LOL aaaand empty.

I think it'd be cute if we set up a designated avatar-chat time, idk. x]
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Default 06-01-2014, 12:45 PM

I still use Palace Chat!
My theory for the reason why the population got so small is: everyone who designed palaces/ made avatars/ scripted/ etc. grew up, started families, and lost interest in Palace as a whole, and so Palaces started shutting down. As a result, there is nowhere for anyone to go, and so everyone else left as well. And now when new people come on, all they see are dead palaces, and don't stick around. I learned how to make avatars/ backgrounds/ script/ etc. because there were plenty of tutorials around and people to teach me. There's nothing like that anymore, so people who DO want to open up their own palace don't know how.

Long story short: if you want Palace to become active again, the first step is to start going on and staying on. The second step is to convince your friends to play. The third step is to bring back the creative community that was once the backbone of Palace. I'm thinking of starting up a website with Palace resources so that new members have a starting point to work from.

If anyone wants to hang out on Palace, you can find me on AvatarPalace. My name is "mina."

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