Well, it’s been an interesting several months, I’ll give you that.
To tell the truth, I’ve written this post many times since last August, and deleted it many times, simply because I’m a bit stubborn and reluctant to accept defeat. And to a point, when it comes to GeneralsJoes, I’ve had to (temporarily) accept defeat.
A few years back, I accepted an offer from the owner of YoJoe to host GeneralsJoes on their infrastructure to reduce hosting fees, and also agreed to a small monthly stipend for the immense amount of work that goes into writing the reviews and posting news.
Well, without getting in the muck too deep, the monthly stipend never really materialized fully and while I was happy to let GeneralsJoes live on the YoJoe servers, it didn’t save me a whole lot of work or money in the long run.
Fast forward to last year, when YoJoe was bought by a new corporation– who promptly cut off all FTP access.
For anyone who isn’t in the know, without FTP access I essentially cannot upload images, download images, or access much of my old content. GeneralsJoes is, essentially, stuck in its current state. I cannot migrate it to my own host, I cannot post new reviews, I cannot post new blogs or news stories (at least if I want to include images).
I have repeatedly sent requests for this access to be restored and have been basically told “sorry”. It is what it is.
But my purpose here isn’t to talk crap about the new YoJoe owners, my purpose here is to start “fresh” (or as fresh as possible). With a new mobile game incoming, movie news starting to flutter to the surface, and frequent podcast updates with The Full Force, I have decided to “reboot” GeneralsJoes so to speak. All of the archival data will remain at the old URL (in the menu up above for helpful navigation) but I’ll be posting as much new content here at GeneralsJoesReborn as possible. Will it ever be as frequent or as current as GeneralsJoes was back in the day? Probably not, but I’m going to have some fun with it anyway.
Stay tuned… definitely more to come!