The horror scenario for every blogger becomes true when suddenly most of your links don’t work anymore. That’s what happened when RedBrick LLC decided to move its online presence to US-servers. Guess how happy I am atm. But I’ll try to fix the links leading to the old RedBrick LLC homepage.
But that’s not all “good news”. RedBrick is not planning to provide an archive or sth similar of the old forum. Which means that all the questions, discussions and rule clarifications won’t be available anymore. Especially the answers and clarifications of Arma were a great resource for beginners and experienced players or gamemasters. I think that it is more than stupid to lose all these information. But I don’t know about the reasons of RedBrick to move the page, which is also not normal, cause normally the fans are mostly informed about the why. Not this time. But as I don’t know about the reasons I shouldn’t judge that hard.
The official announcement reads like this:

We’re moving
That's right folks, RedBrick is getting a facelift and moving to a new US-based server. Our new website address is http://redbrickllc.com so time to update your bookmarks.Like an old castle, we been moving pieces to the new server in the background. Brick by brick, we've been building a new place to talk, to discuss, and even to shop without leaving the website. This is your invitation to visit the new digs and reserve your favorite username. There will be more cosmetic changes as we grow into the new site and more details and items of interest added as they are developed.As we approach the year 2012 -- a year of change for those who follow the Mayan long count -- we have taken a long hard look at where we have come from and where we want to be. Over the next few months, we will be revealing our plans for the New Year in a series of News articles. So keep your eyes peeled on this site (for the short term) and the news link on the new website (for the future). You are bound to have a lot of questions and we will try to answer these as they come up. The current site at  http://redbrick-limited.com will be set to read-only in the next week or so; the site will remain available until approximately year end. The new website and online shop at http://redbrickllc.com is available now. Old forum posts will not be transferred over, so if there is something important you wish to save, now is the time to archive it. Downloads, errata, and product pages are on their way and will be available soon. Lastly, current play-by-post campaigns will not be available on the new forums. If you are running or playing in one of the games on the current site, you will need to archive that material in the next week or so.
This announcement was made on November 21st and unfortunately I didn’t make a backup of the forum cause I didn’t expect RedBrick to move their page that fast (I read “the site will remain available until approximately year end”). If any fan did a backup of the complete forum, you should contact the rights holder before publishing it.
On the other hand I have to confess that the old forum was a mess after all those years. There was no section for Talent-, Spell- or Rule-clarifications, everything was hidden in the “For Gamemasters” or “For Players” section. So we can be happy that we get to see a new fresh forum. The structure of the old forum wasn’t the best, but unfortunately is the new forum structure equal to the old one. I leave this without further comments.
Enough bashing, crying and whining about the good old times, we have to deal with the new place of RedBrick and we have to make the best out of it. So have a look at the new home for Earthdawn, Fading Suns, Demonworld, Blue Planet, Equinox (which isn’t on their mainpage), Barbarians (dito) and DramaScape (??).  Engage, discuss and argue there about the game we all love.
RedBrickLLC

The new page is still in development and there is more stuff to come, like the downloads section, developer blogs and products sections. I am sure that the RedBrick crew is working on the design and the information we get there. Let’s hope for the best.

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With a good structure, but I guess that the new RB forum will have a better structure too, at least I hope so, cause learning from old faults is a good feature.

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