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#1 Offline Paleo

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 09:54 PM

It's a fairly basic question. What aspect of BZPower keeps drawing you to the site? Is it the community, the fancy forums, the staff (teehee narcissism), or your fellow members? Or do you really don't know why you haven't left yet? (please don't please don't I beg of you please don't)For me, it's a number of reasons. The most obvious answer: I got a job to do here. The more complicated answer is that I really love the staff (they're a weird, lovable bunch), as well as the community. Everyone is so whacky and funny here, and without it I think my life would be unimaginably dull.So how 'bout you?


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#2 Offline Click

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:05 PM

Personally, I mostly like having a place to talk about Bionicle. There aren't many Bionicle (or even Lego) fans my age (meaning teenage years, I'm not like 40 or something) in my area, and it's nice to talk about it. I also like the areas to post and get critism on your creations, plastic, artistic, or scripted.
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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:21 PM

Personally, I mostly like having a place to talk about Bionicle.

Pretty much this. It's the only place I know where we can seriously discuss Bionicle (and other Lego themes) without topics with titles like "BRING BACK BIONCLE" or "SIGN HERE IF YOU WANT BIONICLE TO RETURN" popping up every single second (because those were pretty annoying). Plus, the members are all awesome.

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#4 Offline A Magus With Class

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:30 PM

Personally, I mostly like having a place to talk about Bionicle. There aren't many Bionicle (or even Lego) fans my age (meaning teenage years, I'm not like 40 or something) in my area, and it's nice to talk about it. I also like the areas to post and get critism on your creations, plastic, artistic, or scripted.

Personally, I mostly like having a place to talk about Bionicle.

Pretty much this. It's the only place I know where we can seriously discuss Bionicle (and other Lego themes) without topics with titles like "BRING BACK BIONCLE" or "SIGN HERE IF YOU WANT BIONICLE TO RETURN" popping up every single second (because those were pretty annoying). Plus, the members are all awesome.

These. And because of the BZPRPG and the CoT RPGs.

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:34 PM

I honestly have no ideajust habit, I guess
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#6 Offline Bambi

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:38 PM

I really have no idea. Friends, blogs, or something like that. :P
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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:40 PM

The ECC won't let me go.Oh, and Ambage has me firmly fettered.ONE YEAR MORENEXT YEAR I WILL BE SITEs AWAYAND YET WITH HERE MY LIFE HAS STARTEDJust because Les Mis song butchery.

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#8 Offline Bfahome

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 10:50 PM

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 11:01 PM

I come here to close topics and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of gum.

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 11:24 PM

What keeps me here? The people and the BZPRPG (I love that game :3 ). The people are nice, and the BZPRPG is just really really fun and awesome. :D
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 12:01 AM

Black Six literally has a gun to my head, Saw-trap style.It's more annoying than scary at this point. Seriously it's BEEN SIX YEARS MAN TIME TO LET GO
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 07:00 AM

Bionicle is my life. Simple as that.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 07:03 AM

Bionicle is my life. Simple as that.

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#15 Offline Aanchir: Rachira of Time

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 09:07 AM

The site's heritage as a BIONICLE site grants it a very unique perspective among LEGO fansites. I've hardly found any other LEGO fan sites where LEGO themes' chapter books are even discussed unless I bring them up myself. Though sadly, that's sometimes still the case here... I'm surprised that with all the people so desperate for Greg Farshtey to come back, so few seem to have taken an interest in what he's been doing in the meantime for the Ninjago and Hero Factory themes.BZPower members have a very special type of nostalgia. Bring up Knights' Kingdom II on a lot of AFOL forums and you'll get a lot of responses about how awful the "Jellybean Knights" were and how good it was that LEGO went back to releasing "proper" castle themes. Bring up Exo-Force and while you'll find a lot more supporters (it is, after all, TLG's most dedicated mecha theme), you'll also hear a lot of criticisms of the manga-like aesthetic and flimsiness of the battle machines. Even BIONICLE and Hero Factory can be controversial topics, with many AFOLs of the opinion that the sets have been repetitive since day one and are simply kid-oriented junk. On BZPower, any of these themes is likely to be remembered with a certain fondness, even if it means people will sometimes look at them through rose-colored glasses.Furthermore, I think I have valuable things to contribute here on BZPower, like on any other site. Because of its unique perspective, BZPower is also a unique forum for ideas, and so there might be things I can share that would be more welcome here on other sites, or alternatively things I can share that BZPower members might not encounter otherwise due to the site's fairly isolationist linking policies.
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#16 Offline CHTrilogy

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 09:24 AM

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 09:40 AM

The site's heritage as a BIONICLE site grants it a very unique perspective among LEGO fansites. I've hardly found any other LEGO fan sites where LEGO themes' chapter books are even discussed unless I bring them up myself. Though sadly, that's sometimes still the case here... I'm surprised that with all the people so desperate for Greg Farshtey to come back, so few seem to have taken an interest in what he's been doing in the meantime for the Ninjago and Hero Factory themes.BZPower members have a very special type of nostalgia. Bring up Knights' Kingdom II on a lot of AFOL forums and you'll get a lot of responses about how awful the "Jellybean Knights" were and how good it was that LEGO went back to releasing "proper" castle themes. Bring up Exo-Force and while you'll find a lot more supporters (it is, after all, TLG's most dedicated mecha theme), you'll also hear a lot of criticisms of the manga-like aesthetic and flimsiness of the battle machines. Even BIONICLE and Hero Factory can be controversial topics, with many AFOLs of the opinion that the sets have been repetitive since day one and are simply kid-oriented junk. On BZPower, any of these themes is likely to be remembered with a certain fondness, even if it means people will sometimes look at them through rose-colored glasses.Furthermore, I think I have valuable things to contribute here on BZPower, like on any other site. Because of its unique perspective, BZPower is also a unique forum for ideas, and so there might be things I can share that would be more welcome here on other sites, or alternatively things I can share that BZPower members might not encounter otherwise due to the site's fairly isolationist linking policies.

Pretty much this. More than any other Lego fansite, I feel BZP treats those sorts of themes more fairly due to their history as a supporter of Lego's longest-lived story/constraction theme. Couple that with the fact that I feel more like a part of the community here than on other sites.

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 12:59 PM

Nostalgia for Bionicle is the #1 factor. The community is good too, though, and I enjoy reading epics, comedies and comics.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 02:48 PM

A few things really.1. The people and friends I have met here2. All my life I have never really been able to talk about Bionicle with any one, so now at the age of 17, I finality can.3. A habit really. Seriously, my mouse instantly goes to BZPower on my favorites bar with out control.4. I stay forever loyal to this site.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 03:11 PM

I come for the wugga's, but stay for the jiggy-jugga's. XPAnyway, I stay here for, I guess, two main reasons. 1) Bionicle and LEGO are a large part of nostalgia from childhood and I'm still into LEGO sets as a hobby now.2) So many members here are totally awesome and I find myself dreaming of farm animals.
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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 03:43 PM

What keeps me here? 1) Bionicle. 2) Learning things. From other people. From just the website in general.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 10:08 AM

I'm here for the ECC and my own fanfics, which I have yet to finish posting. I do still have an interest in Bionicle, but not quite as big an interest before it was canceled.-TNTOS-
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 11:32 AM

1. The community.2. My interest in Bionicle.3. My goal to become an OBZPC.That's about it.
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#27 Offline ~~Zarkan~~

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 01:35 PM

Bring up Knights' Kingdom II on a lot of AFOL forums and you'll get a lot of responses about how awful the "Jellybean Knights" were and how good it was that LEGO went back to releasing "proper" castle themes.

I would say that this is because, out of all the themes that you mentioned, KKII is the only one that legitimately deserves derision (seriously, horse mounted catapults and jousting on wheels?). But that's another topic.Personally, there aren't too many reasons I stay here anymore. Most topics don't get very much discussion, and I've been increasingly avoiding the blogs because of how controversal and polarized the environment has gotten. The only big reason I stay is because Bonesiii's Bionicle Paracosmos is still running, and that alone not only keeps me from abandoning the site entirely but also leads me to join in on the occasional general discussion as well. Id say because of that, I can definitely see myself staying around for at least a few more years. :)

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 02:24 PM

The comics, the insane members I call friends, the Bionicleness of it all, and the staff seriously I named my Gliscor after Windrider. I just love this site.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 02:31 PM

The nostalgia it brings me.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 08:56 PM

The nostalgia it brings me.

This. ^^And the people aren't too bad, neither!

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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 01:47 AM

There are many members I've come to know and love over my time on BZPower, and they're a big reason for my staying here. I feel like part of a community because I've made so many great friends here.Also the BZPRPG. Definitely the BZPRPG, and any other RPG's I'm involved in.
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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 07:18 AM

Bring up Knights' Kingdom II on a lot of AFOL forums and you'll get a lot of responses about how awful the "Jellybean Knights" were and how good it was that LEGO went back to releasing "proper" castle themes.

I would say that this is because, out of all the themes that you mentioned, KKII is the only one that legitimately deserves derision (seriously, horse mounted catapults and jousting on wheels?). But that's another topic.

Horse-mounted catapults are awesome, man. You don't know what you're talking about. :P

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#35 Offline The Dandy Automaton

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Posted Nov 16 2012 - 02:47 PM

What keeps me here? Uh...That's a good question actually. Hm, probably nostalgia I guess. I mean I've been here for nearly six years. It'd be a shame to just drop it all and run. Then there's the Library which is a great place for the Bionicle fanfiction that seems strangely absent elsewhere on the internet. I've got a blog here too which is also fun to keep. Oh, and being part of the ECC is reason enough to stay, I reckon.
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I would say because I'm CCC, but we never get any requests. =PSo I don't really know. Boredom I guess.
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Posted Nov 17 2012 - 12:58 AM

I guess it's because I'm addicted to here. It's a great site, and I still like BIONICLE enough to hang around. Checking BZP makes my internet trips much more interesting.
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Habit more than anything. Duty as well.
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Posted Nov 18 2012 - 04:10 AM

Habit more than anything. Duty as well.

As long as you stay here, I do too

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