Alright, where do I begin. It's been the roughest year for Vizzed and its community. The site's traffic hasn't been this low since 2010 and the posting hasn't been this low since 2007. There has been a lot of division on the forum and the site has been missing its leader. Not only has 2018 been a low point for the site, it has also been the roughest year I've ever experienced in my personal life. Having to deal with things in my life that I never thought I'd ever have to go through and then having to battle some horrible nights of severe depression in its purest form. But 2018 is almost over and 2019 is almost here. Vizzed has its leader back and I'm optimistic for 2019. The site has already begun picking up over the past few weeks and the forum has been revived and rejuvenated as of a few days ago.
Despite the negativity of 2018, the site did receive a lot of much needed enhancements and features that I've been promising for many years. I finally created a Theme Creator
which gives users the ability to create and share their own themes to use on Vizzed and I'm also going to be doing seasonal competitions where users can create a theme for a competition with the reward of having it used on the site for a short duration (like the current Christmas Theme Competition
). I Fixed Most of the RGR Games
, Upgraded RetroArch
, and rebuilt the Netplay Sessions
page. I purchased an SSL certificate so that the Vizzed.com URL is now HTTPS
. I created a Requests Page
to help organize and prioritize what needs to be done. I even added around 1000 video game soundtracks (totaling nearly 20,000 songs) to the Video Game Music Room
Besides adding new stuff, I also did a lot of enhancing to what we currently have. Pages that I completely rebuilt from the ground up and migrated to the new site code include: Netplay Sessions
, Show Posts
. And I'm hoping to get the remaining outdated site pages migrated before the year ends. I also fixed a lot of stuff which include: Reply to Post Summoning
, Various Cosmetic Issues
and many other little things here and there.
I had promised a new direction for Vizzed and more involvement with the community
earlier in the year but that was soon derailed by certain life events
but I believe I'm back on track at making these changes happen. In 2019, I'll be investing more of my time into the community and will be prioritizing features that benefit the forum. I'm also going to work on making the site more customizable and even offer opportunities for qualified users to help out with the site and various site pages.
You can find the awards and additional anniversary information here: