I wouldn’t worry so much about forum participation. Forums are kind of outdated. Bigger presence with facebook? Or even twitter?
I don’t know how people would feel about more facebook interaction, though. Personally? I wouldn’t use the facebook part. I’ve got business associates and such on my facebook and it wouldn’t be professional to have gaming visible on my facebook. It’s not that I’m embarrassed about it or GRG. I suppose I could create a secondary facebook account, but doing so kind of defeats the purpose of ease of entry. Certainly there’s some privacy settings that could hide it but, man, facebook does not make that easy sometimes.
And I don’t use twitter, so…I don’t know.
I kind of dont like the layout of the forums, but that’s for another topic, I suppose.
Honestly? What you’re seeing is basically fracture between the two systems. If we were mostly on the PS4, using the community tools would be a no brainer. If we were mostly on the XBone (which seems to be the case I think?), we could utilize whatever tools is available on that side. I don’t think it would be much of a concern if we were all on the XBox or all on the PS4. I get my GRG news mostly on the PSN community page, and do my best to jump in with GRG members on whatever game they’re playing (if I have it).
In a 'round about way, what we need is a game to pull us all together. If there’s truly a significant GRG presence on the XBox One when The Division comes out, I may buy a One just to have that community feeling. I would rather play on the PS4 for a bunch of reasons, but hey. Those kinds of games are more fun with more friends.
I kinda think alot of people are in my situation: When they joined, they thought they would have more time than they actually do. In my case, there’s been a life event (buying an airplane! YAY!), kid being picked for an all star traveling baseball team (YAY!), significant promotions for both me and my wife (YAY!), and an ever expanding social calender. Just kind of settling into that groove of my 40’s where time is a precious commodity. Weekends, if we’re in town, are BBQing in the 'hood. Since buying a plane, we’ve been in Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, San Antonio, New Orleans, Dallas, Tuscaloosa…we stay hopping. My gaming time used to be 9pm to midnight but now? By 9pm, I’m exhausted and just want to have a drink then go to bed.