Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!





Photo

Thoughts on BZPower in the Modern Day

Posted by Engineer Alexandra Humva , Feb 04 2013 · 261 views

Rant
First thought, my blog is so underused nowadays.
 
Second thought. It is the year 2013. Actually, it's the year 2013 and one month. Cool stuff bro. If my memory serves me correct, though quite honestly I can barely remember what I had for lunch so who knows how valid it is, Bionicle ended in the summer of 2011. Because of Greg Farshtey's private life the updates to the story have been stretched thin at the best of times. Bionicle is dead, and we've had two years of little snacks of information.
 
And then there was that whole Forum Upgrade fiasco which took the site down for almost half a year and really threw a wrench into the works.
 
But here we are, today. BZP isn't nearly as active as it was in the olden days (it probably peaked before I even joined, honestly), but it's still a pretty big place. We have stories and Lego and RPGs and contests and all sorts of fun stuff. The community is smaller and many have left but we're still here.
 
And I mean, with the new tracker system, the site really is really on the road for getting much better. With new forum features coming in, rule updates (though the tracker about the advertising policy has mysteriously vanished...), all that jazz, it's looking good for the site as a whole. People continue to join and while I have to say I miss some of the old crowd, life continues on.
 
We still have our arguments and our disagreements and our nasty tempers, but the site is and will continue to live. Many people said that BZPower was dead the moment Bionicle ended. Yet, I think they ignored what in my opinion BZPower has really done. My interest in Bionicle waned back in 2010-ish; I bought a grand total of one set in 2011. I haven't bought any Legos since Christmas of 2011. Yet here I am, on a redubbed Lego fansite? Why?
 
Because I have friends here, and for all the ups and downs of the community, it is a good one. Annoying at times, aye, capable of ripping out people's throats, aye, but it's a love-hate relationship. I've never been able to get the same sort of community on other sites, so I stick around here because of the people. Not because of the occasional story addition or Legos or what those in charge deem is right and what isn't.
 
It's because the people are pretty cool.

  • 0



If BZP ever died, I'd just have to bring it back with black magic that would sear the soul of the average mortal.

 

Oh black magic, what can't you do?

    • 0
I actually like BZPower a bit more now that it's calmed down. Back in the olden days, being active on BZPower meant sacrificing hours of my time to read all the latest posts in perhaps a dozen subforums. And that only got worse when BIONICLE ended and the already-polarized BIONICLE fandom splintered more than ever before, creating somewhat heated discussions on why BIONICLE had ended, whether it should have ended, how its end could have been prevented, what might have been if it hadn't ended, etcetera, ad infinitum.

My activity on BZPower dwindled from posting regularly to checking the front page news once a month. I went elsewhere for LEGO discussion, since general LEGO fansites tended to have a somewhat greater sense of perspective than sites where BIONICLE is the be-all and end-all of the community's relationship with the LEGO brand.

And then of course came the downtime, and then when the downtime ended I took a risk and came back. The newly-organized forums did a good job giving Hero Factory and general LEGO discussion a great deal of recognition without always framing it in terms of its relationship to BIONICLE. The lower number of active members meant I could resume checking BZPower regularly. And discussions of BIONICLE were no longer consistently angry or sad-- tempers had cooled, people had moved on, and it was once again possible to talk about what made BIONICLE and BZPower great without opinions on the theme's decline and conclusion dominating the discussion.

In a sentence, my point is that if this were the same BZPower I had left, I don't think I would have come back and stayed. BZPower has changed, but part of that is because the needs of its members have changed and they reshape their activity to accommodate that.
    • 0
Photo
-Toa Lhikevikk-
Feb 04 2013 04:19 PM

wait

 

are you saying Legos is no longer filtered

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • 0
wait

 

are you saying Legos is no longer filtered

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

LEGOS LEGOS LEGOS LEGOS LEGOS

    • 0
wait

 

are you saying Legos is no longer filtered

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Well, if it were still filtered no-one could talk about LegOS, the new operating system for mobility devices.

    • 0
Photo
Ymper Trymon
Feb 11 2013 10:13 PM

Wait

 

What was LEGOs filtered to before now? Please tell me it was MegaBlocks, that would make my day.

    • 0

This blog

Posted Image

WARNING:
 
The following blog contains excessive rambling on the world and extremely poor paragraphing. If you are easily offended or turned off by these two things, leaving now would be a good idea.
 
This blog is written by Alex Humva, penname of some random teenager named Alex Censored. He writes stories, writes rants, writes screenplays, plays games, makes games, has a terrible work ethic, and is generally sarcastic. He believes in a Judao-Christian god, but most other people who do too give him a glare because of his weird beliefs, possibly because he's somehow bi at the same time. He's an utter equalist who feels that any discrimination amongst humans for things they were born with is wrong. He doesn't care about xenos though, let them all burn.
 
He's also an aspiring engineer who hopes to get a scholarship at his local big engineering college and one day help humanity. More likely he'll be a pencil pusher in a basement somewhere, but he's a bloody minded optimist.
 
Because of his peculiar personality and beliefs, he gets into fights often, though they usually end when he wakes up the next morning and doesn't feel motivated anymore.

Current status of the OTC RPG community

Format: RPG Name - Discussion topic - Current status - Am I part of it?
 
To Save The World!

Invalid - Active - No

Mass Effect: Division

Discussion - Active - No

Pokemon: Rise of the Rockets

Invalid - Active - No

X-Men: Darkest Days

Discussion - Active - Yes

Starscape

Discussion - Active - Yes

Halo: Forerunners

Discussion - Active - No

Okami

Discussion - Active - No

Spirits and Men

Discussion - Active - Yes

The Proelium

Discussion - Active - No

Digimon: Generations

Discussion - Active - No

Transformers: EC

Discussion - Active - No

 

Fallout: Austin City Limits

Discussion - Active - No

LAST UPDATE: May 6th, 2013.

Recent Comments

0 user(s) viewing

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users