Posted by Signothorn on 28.07.2014
Some of us have known each other since 2004 when Bloodlines came out and some of us since Redemption in 2000. PlanetVampire has evolved many times through the 14 years that I’ve been a visitor and ultimately Site Director. However, I took over in part because I wasn’t sure anyone else would step up and I kind of had a vision of getting us off IGN when things started breaking down there. However, I still love the site but I really don’t have the skill set needed to do web admin work. I’m very thankful to all the great help I’ve had getting the site functional, getting the old IGN forum transferred when we didn’t have access to the database and numerous recoveries when the site went down. If the site is going to continue, we need someone leading it who knows how to better implement ideas and has ideas of their own to press ahead.
Some time ago, I met Samspin on Tunngle. He was a friend with another friend I knew from the Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption multiplayer world. He inquired about archiving Planet-Vampire’s files so they didn’t get lost if something happened to the site, out of concern. He eventually helped us fix a few things on the main site but on his own approached IGN to inquire about getting our old PlanetVampire.com domain back. We started looking at making some major changes to the site’s appearance and functionality and he’s far better suited to improve the site going forward than I from an administration standpoint. Samspin has a degree in web systems development and I have every confidence in him to take over as site director. I’ll still be on as an admin, but he has full creative control of the site going forward and you may already notice a few minor changes here and there.