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SmitzerlandSmitzerland Member Posts: 3,256 Noble
edited July 2017 in Community
Hey, I'm Ryan.

This might be the last discussion I ever create.

Many of you have probably seen my videos online like on YouTube as Ryan Smith, but I used to be a hardcore BBR/BBG player from 2012-2015 as well as a forumer here back in late 2013 and throughout 2014.

This place, chatango, palringo, and most importantly, the servers on Battle Bears used to be super alive and provided me tons of memories and friendships which now give me nostalgia whenever I ponder about the good times I had as a 13 year old kid.

I thought this thread could be for old-time users like me who only come on to check in every few months or years or so and basically say we were here. We can all simply comment saying something dumb such as “________ was here” and talk about what we've been up to since the last visit.

Maybe this will serve as a testament of what Battle Bears meant to us random users all across the globe. Although it will never be the same on the forum or on the apps as they once were, and many blame SkyVu for changing their games and making various mistakes, Battle Bears will always have a place within our minds and within our hearts.

Maybe we will show new generations of gamers how amazing the past was when we were younger and less busy. When we had the time to master our craft, join clans, fight wars, and stay up all night in chat rooms discussing the one thing we could all relate to: Battle Bears.

Maybe new users who happen to stumble onto here after playing the games SkyVu currently offers will come across this and be inspired to begin an entirely new era on this site, reviving the activity and having good times like we did long ago.

Maybe the future will be brighter than the past.

Who knows.

But I do know I had a part of my childhood as a tween/early teen dedicated to this place and I will never forget it.

So, whenever the forums pop into my memory, I will return here and not simply see how dead it is and that if I'm lucky there will be one other person online. Instead, I will look through this discussion and see there is a chance that maybe, just maybe, it will come back.

Anyway, I am going to go on with my life like I was since I last came on in June of 2016. I'll start this off with the first reply of how I am doing and if any old-timers or even new-timers find this you can follow suit and we can continually check in with each other.

Other than that, if you used to know me and want to talk you can always find me on social media:

insta- @ryansmithrs
musical.ly- @ryansmithrs (cringey app, barely go on anymore)
twitter- @ryansmithrs17
snapchat- @ryansmithaha
youtube- Ryan Smith
email- [email protected]

I hope you are having a blast living your lives. See you!

PS: Never did this formally, but I feel like I owe it to SkyVu or someone or something idk. I'll do it right now forumally:

Rest In Peace Battle Bears & your Forums. Someday maybe you will rise from the depths. We will see what happens...

-Ryan aka Smitty aka Smitzy aka Smitzerland (not from Switzerland tho)
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  • SmitzerlandSmitzerland Member Posts: 3,256 Noble
    To begin, I am 16 years old now and on October 17th I will be turning 17 and hopefully passing my Driver's Test to get my license and a car.

    A couple weeks ago my summer began and I left for California the day after my last exam for school. I'm from New Jersey and I've never been there, yet I've always longed to go so it was the best experience.

    I went for a convention called VidCon where people who create videos online meet other creators, their fans, and advertisers.

    This summer I will be busy filming new content as well as doing summer work for my AP English and Biology classes. Next year in school will be the worst probably, as I'll be in 11th grade when your report card really matters for college and you take the SATs.

    I wish I didn't have to go to college and I could instead be on social media and then begin writing books. Maybe I will become really successful by 2019 when I am supposed to enter college in the autumn and I will skip out on being under so much debt. Hopefully it happens.

    I would love to hear how all of you are doing with your lives too!

    Peace.
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  • MavockinMavockin Member Posts: 806 Corporal
    Hey i just came back from kindergarden
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  • _Lachy__Lachy_ Member Posts: 2,280 War Hero
    Far out
    Relatable, so very relatable to when I recently came back /:
    Good luck man.
  • PiratePirate Member, MVP Posts: 29,679 Fabled
    Well, I'm ashamed to say my summer will probably be a very boring one. My current situation doesn't allow me to leave the city, and if I can, it cannot be than more than a few hours.

    Still, I plan to perfect my skills anyway in several fields since thankfully they don't require traveling. But yes, it's not that much compared to what many might have in these three months.
  • MadogeeMadogee Member Posts: 468 Recruit
    @Smitzerland yo I was Scumpii or Hohoho back in the day GL in HS I just graduated so dont have any ragrats :p
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  • TacticalWarriorTacticalWarrior Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,834 Fabled
    Does anyone want to try to get a groupme together so we can all stay in contact? Feel like that would be pretty chill
  • thecheeseloverthecheeselover Member Posts: 3,344 Noble
    Does anyone want to try to get a groupme together so we can all stay in contact? Feel like that would be pretty chill

    I would :p
  • TacticalWarriorTacticalWarrior Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,834 Fabled
    Alright I'll start a pm for some stuff
  • candyissweetcandyissweet Member, MVP Posts: 4,405 Exalted
  • TacticalWarriorTacticalWarrior Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,834 Fabled
  • SmitzerlandSmitzerland Member Posts: 3,256 Noble

    Let’s do that.
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  • FluttershyisbestponyFluttershyisbestpony Member, MVP Posts: 3,963 Exalted
    @Smitzerland How's it going? :D Merry Christmas!
  • SSP_RismSSP_Rism Member Posts: 2,080 Underlord 2016
    I think it would be fitting to put discord.gg/bb here so any returning player can get right into the community.
    SSS
  • EnvisionaryEnvisionary Member Posts: 377 Recruit
    i just came back too after hearing of a revamp
  • GuyfromanotherplanetGuyfromanotherplanet Member Posts: 7,758 Fabled
    It's been a while. I remember back in the day when there were always things to discuss and forumers to discuss with. Now, it seems that no one has commented in the past three days. I used to always log into the site expecting there to be lots to do, but I guess that isn't the case any longer.
  • PiratePirate Member, MVP Posts: 29,679 Fabled
    @Guyfromanotherplanet It's because they all prefer the Discord servers now, but threads are still good for things that we don't want to be drowned in a constant walls of texts.
  • Dr_MilkyWayDr_MilkyWay Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 3,763 Exalted
    No way, my birthday is October 17th too!
    I am the evil Dr MilkyWay. Fear me. But if you don't fear me, you can even join me in my clan of fun:
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    Enlist here:
    http://battlebears.vanillaforums.com/discussion/35734/recruitment-for-dr-milkyway-s-dark-army-dmw#latest
  • BucketsBuckets Member Posts: 4,160 Exalted
    hey guys buckets/mac here it’s been a long time and i’ve changed a lot since i used to be super active on here. i love u guys a whole hell of a lot and the forums have changed my life for the better. right now i’m 16 going on 17 in march and a junior i’m high school. it would be super cool if u guys messaged me on ig so we could get in contact or whatever @mac.kincheloe. love u all probably wont be on here again for a little bit. shoot me a message if u wanna talk; i miss you guys and want to do some catching up.
    -hugs and kisses,

    buckets
  • greyskullgreyskull Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 366 Recruit
    edited December 2017
    Dang, I totally feel you man. I used to be a hardcore BBG/BBR player myself, and the funny part is, I was 12/13 myself back then, the good'ol days. :( Now I'm 18 years old. I came back after 2 years just because of my nostalgia, that this game used to be a part of my childhood, will never forget these times, miss my Golden times on BBR when Openfient (OF) existed, time changes everything. Any Legends still online these days?
  • SilenceSilence Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 2,773 Noble
    Dang it, I was too late. I'm Silence, I was 13 when I made an account and I'm 18 now. Hit me up on twitter @silence5050, reddit @rohan556 or steam steamcommunity.com/id/silence5050. Also play lots of hearthstone on NA silence5050 #1832 and sometimes over on EU.
  • Hackey5Hackey5 Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 4,779 Fabled
    If you've been here a while I suppose you've probably heard of me.

    Out of the blue I received an email from Ben around October last year. He informed me of the news regarding the upcoming BBG revamp and invited me to the new Discord server to get involved in its development. I was certainly surprised. I think most of us thought the series was on its final legs, and certainly didn't expect an imminent rebirth down the track. Ben and I kept in contact over emails for a while, although only a few months later did I get around to having a closer look at what was unfolding. In January I finally decided to check in to Discord. It was great to see many familiar faces and catch up with some old mates. I can't quite describe what it is, but there's this thing with Battle Bears and its community that makes it difficult to truly part from it. Today I decided to stop by the forum. It's kind of like an old home you used to live in as a child: much more excitement back then and indeed many fond memories.

    Good to visit you all once again.
  • Redleader555Redleader555 Member Posts: 2,802 Noble
    Wow. Look at all these familiar faces.
    Inactive, former attention-seeker
  • PlayerNegative8PlayerNegative8 Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 5,550 Fabled
    Just stopping by.
  • FluttershyisbestponyFluttershyisbestpony Member, MVP Posts: 3,963 Exalted
    @PlayerNegative8 Great to hear from you again! :) Come join us at the Battle Bears Discord server if you get the chance.
  • HideousJerkHideousJerk Member Posts: 925 Corporal
    Hey, Ryan! It's me, Lilypuff. You probably don't even know me but I do remember you! It's really great to see old-timers like you still visiting this place every once in a while. And I hope you're now in the pink of health!

    Me? My life's going pretty well. Been practicing on Piano lately. I don't go to any music classes 'cause I'm more of a self-taught person.

    Also waiting for my last exam results now and I'm extremely nervous about it :sweat:
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  • Hug2DeathHug2Death Member, MVP, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,792 Fabled
    I try to log in every once in a while but it seems my last login was early January and I missed an important PM unfortunately
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    Don't lose your way... in your mind~

    You are the ocean's gray waves... destined to seek... life beyond... the shore... just out of reach~
  • StupendomanStupendoman Member Posts: 667 Corporal
    You’re still a kid
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  • NovaBlitzNovaBlitz Member Posts: 303 Recruit
    bruh ive been here since like elementary school lmao. My name is Claws if anyone remembers me. Wanted to drop by and say thanks for the great memories as a child when the community was always full of people playing/training for matches. I was like 12 when i started playing and im 17 now and ab to go to college. Time really flies i guess.. haha peace and love <3 also s/0 to @TacticalWarrior cuz hes the only guy i still kinda remember talking too :))
  • LeafstarLeafstar Member Posts: 216 Recruit
    Jesus christ I remember playing battle bears all day in elementary school. It’s been 8 years since then and everything is so different now.
  • CyclePathCyclePath Member Posts: 2,229 War Hero
    (It feels like memory lane,looking at all the old breed forumers that are,surprisingly still alive in this forum,it's just surprising. )

    Anyways,I'm cyclepath,originally know as @followshelf . I was 11 when i made this account and bumped threads the moment I got in here
    (SOMEBODY BRING ME BACK TO DISNEY CHANNEL)
    Don't worry Im 16 now
    i think lul
  • APOCALYPSEAPOCALYPSE Member Posts: 378 Recruit
    Hello, i'm Jules, also known (or was I?) once as APOCALYPSE. Well well well... Coming back here, seeing names i was familiar with (@Smitzerland @Fluttershyisbestpony wink wink ;) )playing battle bears again (after the recent update, with a new mode)... All of that brings so much nostalgy inside my head!

    Just like most of us out there i guess, Battle Bears has been and will be such a good memory of our secondary or high school moments... Back when I was 12 or so, and that i first tried BBR, playing with the ASR on the huggable factory... And absolutely falling in love with this amazing game that was Battle Bears... And i dont even think that BBG was worse or better than BBR, it was just different, and had its own ups and downs.

    However, whats for sure, is that, thanks to this game (doesnt rlly matter how you want to call it), and thanks to its awesome community, i feel like i shared soooo many things. Good moments, games through summer holiday's nights, sometimes trying to click at the exact right moment on "PLAY" in order to maybe play in the same room as the friends on the Bearacks... thinking about it makes me smile. It's just that, imo, Battle Bears wasnt so special compared to other games because of the game itself, no, it is the community around it that made it so special. I swear that these years of playing, and talking with all these other friendly players was just so nice, it felt like actually being together, sharing something, like you would actually do with a real friend!
  • APOCALYPSEAPOCALYPSE Member Posts: 378 Recruit
    edited April 9
    ^ Geez, i wrote down like 2 paragraphs more than what got posted, but it doesnt appear! Ah, guess imma go to sleep #2lazy2writeagain x)
  • FluttershyisbestponyFluttershyisbestpony Member, MVP Posts: 3,963 Exalted
    @APOCALYPSE Hey!!! :D Long time no see, it's awesome to see you again!! Excellent reminiscences too! BBG is being revived as BBR2, and the forums are being replaced by the official Discord server, join us there if you get the chance and we can chill like the old days. https://discord.gg/cQwVbu6
  • eXTCyeXTCy Member, MVP, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 5,467 Underlord 2016
    No im not back. But hi. Bye.
  • FluttershyisbestponyFluttershyisbestpony Member, MVP Posts: 3,963 Exalted
  • ThinkerbellThinkerbell Member Posts: 382 Recruit
    Back and bye
    im a dog hoping to be a successful food critic one day, and i love playing with my dogmates in school, they bite my ears, legs and pinch my eyes all the mtime for fun!(i also wrote this with the help of my owners hand )
  • MavockinMavockin Member Posts: 806 Corporal
    I think this is my 3rd time now
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  • TacticalWarriorTacticalWarrior Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,834 Fabled
  • TacticalWarriorTacticalWarrior Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 6,834 Fabled
    @novablitz claws you the plug, tried to get back in touch with you over kik a while back hmu here sometime
  • FluttershyisbestponyFluttershyisbestpony Member, MVP Posts: 3,963 Exalted
    @TacticalWarrior :D Good to see ya, what's new?
  • SunRaysSunRays Member Posts: 1 Recruit
    I'm Rays and in two more months I head off to medical school. So I just want to say hi to my favorite community before I let go of my childhood in it's entirety.
  • AngryPanda419AngryPanda419 Member, MVP, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 2,627 Noble
    Heyyyy! Not sure if you guys remember me but I'm Jenn, and I just graduated with a BA in Communication Disorders! I'll be off to grad school in September to get my master's in Speech-Language Pathology, and this summer I'll be working at Boy Scout camp for the second year in a row! I think I joined this site when I was 14 or 15 and now I'm gunna be 22 in just over a month. Wow time flies! I haven't logged on in a whole year
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  • PiratePirate Member, MVP Posts: 29,679 Fabled
    Ehe, gotta love how more people resurface in this thread! :smiley:
  • YouYou Member, SkyVu Beta Tester Posts: 2,111 War Hero
    Just saying Hi before the forums close down for good. It was a great time spent here a few years back. Best of luck everyone!
  • PiratePirate Member, MVP Posts: 29,679 Fabled
    Same. To anybody who will read this... I hope we'll meet again someday.
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