Okay here is how it stands:
1) These are the official Dark Basic Software Limited DBPro Forums.
2) The RGT forums are the official Real Game Tools company forums.
3) Each territorial publisher of DB/DBPro is fully entitled to run their own forums for localised support, general discussion, to aid their sales, etc. Hence why we have Russian DB forums, French forums, German forums, etc. Each one of them are official
4) However, these are the official DBPro forums in that they are owned and operated by Dark Basic Software and they are the only forums we have direct 100% control over. Although we'd hate to see it happen, we have no power or control over Guy (RGT) turning his site into a Salsa-dance class site or something similar
It's his site after all. To that end we have no control over the content posted on the site, the level of support received or attitude of moderators there. We will not deal with user issues unless they happen here. I think that's a fair enough point to make.
As for adding in some DBV1 forums here, well yes it's perfectly possible and something Rick has mentioned to me already. We will most likely see this happen soon. Even when it does happen RGT (and Germany, France, Russia, etc) will of course all still exist and people are welcome to settle down in whichever community they feel more at home in. I hope that clears up a few things.
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