3371-Alpha wrote:I'm starting to think 'dead' might have been too strong of a word to use. But to be fair, it's not a very active community. Don't get me wrong, it's a much better community than the assholes that makeup EA's Battlelog. But you have to admit this community's not very lively.
The community's about as active as it ought to be. Marathon never had that large of a community compared to Doom or Duke because it was on Mac, not Windows, so that limits its visibility quite a bit. So the nostalgia crowd is relatively limited.
Now that it's 2016
, pretty much anyone that plays '90s FPSes that doesn't have nostalgic trappings to one game or the other has migrated to Doom, since it's the best one and has the largest community of fans, content creators, and developers. Self-perpetuating, maybe, but that's the truth. There's not a huge compulsion to play Marathon now
if you didn't play it back in the '90s, except maybe one playthrough for the experience.
Several years ago I would get really hung-up on trying to perpetuate the community of Marathon; now I'm not, because I've realized that it's kind of futile anyway. It's a Mac game that's 20 years old, and most of the crew that are still here
by this point aren't actually going anywhere. We're all mad, Alice; you are too, or else you wouldn't be here.