How some of the old groups vanished?

category: general [glöplog]
Take one big group. It's activity depends on:

a) coders, without whom it produces nothing or becomes a music/art group. (Not saying the other people are unimportant, just that coders are pretty much essential for demos :)

b) people actually being active and producing stuff.

So out of any big group a lot depends on the active coders, which is probably a very small group of people. In that case it only takes a couple of people to get a job / start a family / whatever and the group withers.
added on the 2015-06-26 21:34:11 by psonice psonice
[quote=okkie][quote]People got bored and inactive, happened a lot in the mid-late 90s.

Translation: The demoscene died.
It's been dead for ages now.

I remember people leaving the scene in 1987 because "it's dead". :)
added on the 2015-06-28 18:00:29 by Zonkham Zonkham
okkie said:
People got bored and inactive, happened a lot in the mid-late 90s.

Preacher said:
Happens a lot now too. When you grow up, priorities change.

Solution: grow up a bit more, correct the priorities and start making demos! \o/
added on the 2015-06-30 12:35:21 by deepr deepr
aka midlife crisis
Imagine this situation:

- You are too good that you win demo parties and you're considered as an 371173 in the demoscene.
- Commodore got to bankrupcy and vanished the Amiga future to the dark = your life dies and you have to find a new hobby, because you loved Amiga so much. This is of course forced by the whole mood around this situation.
- Commercial software houses are offering you good money if you'd start to work for them. Many of them also grew from the demoscene.
- Time goes by and life brings unexpected situations, like girls, love, family, etc.

So you close/leave your demogroup because of no time/interest/whatever.