I will be the first to admit that the lack of site updates over the past year matched with the frequency of downtime we have expierenced has tainted the once stellar reputation of The Movie Vault. But all of that is about to change as we prepare for another long winter full of frequent updates and a ton of new features.
A rebirth of e-sports is on the horizon and we need to start getting ready. A new generation of young starry eyed producers eagerly await their chance at machinima fame that The Movie Vault helped create for so many others before them. A big thing missing from the website today is the once dedicated and loyal community which made all of this possible. These days it seems most people don't take the time to rate and review movies anymore, and because of it the community as a whole is struggling.
A lot of people look to YouTube as the go to place to watch frag videos, but if you've ever been lost for hours on end browsing videos on YouTube than you can understand how this does little to impact the overall growth of frag videos and machinima production.
The only accurate measure of quality on is the number of views, but anyone with a decent subscription base can make a video popular, but does that make it good? Not necessarily. The first thing I ask of you, the user is start logging in and adding reviews to new videos. These ratings and reviews mean so much to the producers, and the community which motivates them to keep producing quality films to share with the rest of us, without them there is no accurate metric to improve upon.
The second way you can help is to upload new videos for approval. Once upon a time we had a team of dedicated volunteers who helped maintain the sites content, these days it's just me and a couple old friends. So please, take the time to upload new videos to share with the rest of the users and help keep a constant flow of content on the site.
I am currently working on a several new features including a new system as to how new movies are approved to be added. I am giving control of the site to you, the users in hopes that you will take as much pride in what The Movie Vault stands for as I do. Over the next couple of weeks I will be rolling out new updates, pay attention to our steam and facebook groups for information on becoming a beta tester.
I will be adding new features to give a voice back to the users, starting with news comments and extended profiles. New tools and features are in planning to make using the website, as well as producing new films easier and more than fun overall. The website is under constant live development, I am working daily at resolving issues with the site, the streams and the network. If you pay close attention you just may see some history in the making, so check back frequently because more updates are coming soon!