You could write a script to port over the articles. Seriously, you're making it sound like it's rocket science when instead it's a few hours with php or perl or spending a couple bucks on fiverr. That's where the value of the site is...years of reviews and comments.
"While obviously a great shame, it???s the best course of action as Pocket Tactics looks to move into the next phase of its existence."
If the content and its readers aren't not important to you, then yeah, I guess it is.
"you also need to take to heart that the types of things Pocket Tactics may or may not cover will change"
So...I guess the focus won't be on tactically-oriented mobile gaming.
Fellow PT readers, I guess we're no longer wanted here.
Evidently, the new owners don't care much about the site, so I'm not sure why any of us should.
I mean, I can't personally write anything because I'm not a coder. Network N has a web-dev team. but they specialise in Wordpress, not SilverStripe, which is why we're porting PT over to begin with: to give it a stronger technical foundation and put it on something the devs know really well in terms of support.
The price of that is most of the content up till this point, and yeah, that sucks. But looking at the article library prior to 2016 also sucks and I hope something like that never has to happen again, If I'm honest. If that means hard choices now, then so be it.
And let's be real for a second here: I'm not going to indulge this fantasy that all of the 'OG' PT readers have been valiantly sticking with the website up till this point. Plenty of comment threads around the time I joined don't support that, and the traffic stats between 2016 - 2018 definitely don't support that - you all abandoned us first.
There are exceptions: I've said this plenty of times, and i will say it again; I am incredibly grateful to the likes of you raindog, and to Biff, Hustler and everyone else who's also decided to stick around for 'Joe's' version of Pocket Tactics. You've supported me and kept me honest and I'll never forget that.
But please, none of this "I guess we're not wanted here" rubbish.
Glen will have his own vision but he's already communicated with me that he's an admirer of Pocket Tactics' reviews library and the premium games that get covered. I'm not going to speak for him or spread false hope, but it sounds like he'd like to see it continue - he's just also got plenty of ideas of what he thinks will help the site grow on top of what I've been doing.
I'd like to think PT will always stand for premium mobile games in a way no-one else really bothers with anymore, but the amount of articles you can actually generate from those kinds of games is kind of diminishing, which means we as Editors need to improvise and fill the gaps.
So yeah, you're likely to see a change. There was a change when I took over from Dave, as I imagine there was probably a (slight) change when Dave took over from Owen. Dave and Owen always seemed very similar to me, but they are different people at the end of the day.
As I mentioned in my reply to Tanner, archiving efforts are already underway thanks to the Discord crowd.