I just realised today that last month was RPG Maker Times‘s third anniversary. The very first entry I posted was What Is RPG Maker? on 20 November, 2008. And not a single anniversary celebration. Time certainly flies! Originally, the post was placed on the now closed RPG Maker 2K3 Master blogsite.
Although I’d been using RM2K for awhile before that, I only “upgraded” to RM2K3 a long time after its “release”. The original RPG Maker 2K3 Master blog was hosted somewhere else (I can’t remember where) as a comprehensive guide for RM2K3. It included a complete breakdown on the Database and Events Commands, including examples. Sadly, though, the blog host went belly-up and all of the content was lost, barely up long enough to become something. I had the backup for a long time, with plans to re-release it somewhere else, but several hard drives and computers later it never saw the light again. And I no longer have the original files.
In the middle of 2008 (I think, or at least around that time), I discovered Blogger and started producing something for RM2K/3 a few months later. The rest, as they say, is history!
RPG Maker Times is still going strong and probably will continue into the future, especially since it’s gradually expanding into other areas as well.