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Sensei Zaibatsu
Joined: Jan 2000
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PSN: Castel
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The time has come to close the book on this site. It has been a pleasure to serve the Tekken community for some 20 years, but the plug will be pulled sometime late this year or early next year.
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Sensei Zaibatsu
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 6107
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PSN: Castel
XBL: Castel 360
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I personally have been checked out from the scene for some time now, and I just don't have the time or desire anymore to keep the site going.

I suspect by now most of the conversation has moved on to social media platforms, but this serves as a notice to wrap things up on Tekken Zaibatsu. Make plans to stay in touch elsewhere, save any media and data you might want, etc...

Game Over!

Edit 12/5

Wow... I didn't expect to see all you popping in to say farewell, it is bit overwhelming and emotional. I never really thought about the lasting impact this site has made on people's lives over the years. Sure is triggering a lot of fond memories of both online moments and real life, SHGL, Electric Cancels, EVOs, gatherings, training sessions, etc...

Thanks to all contributors, members, and moderators who helped make this place what it became.

Stay safe out there!

As far as archiving goes, I will be making a backup of the site before closing and would be open to providing data for that purpose.

Pulled from the Bronson's post, https://twitter.com/shiburizu/statu...053649249251328
If somebody can reach out to @shiburizu to see if he can/wants to merge the TZ Wiki with the SRK Wiki, he can just email me (this old geezer doesn't do Twitter). I'd be happy to provide a database dump.

As far as the forum goes. it runs on pretty old software. I imagine an import of some kind into another platform would be the way the go, otherwise a legacy PHP/MySQL setup would be required.

Edit 12/7

shiburizu has kindly offered to host the TZ Wiki going forward, and possibly a forum archive (we will see). When I have more details I will post it here. Also looking into opening up the movie downloads to all active members.... stay tuned.

Edit 12/18

The movie archive is now open to all registered forum members

Last edited by Castel on Dec 19th, 2020 at 06:20

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Lucky Lili
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dam that's too bad

it's been a good run !


now that I'm at a PC, I can type out my thoughts better:

although I'm sure a lot of us haven't been around the forums in a while, I can say being a part of TZ is something I'll never forget. I'm proud to have been a part of the community on the forums and have met countless people through it. I'm very thankful to Castel for being the keeper of TZ forums for so long. I wasn't around for the slikatel days, but those aren't forgetten, along with many nights on irc.

thank you again for the memories !

Last edited by Kane on Dec 5th, 2020 at 15:12

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So long TZ, you've been great!

#stayyiggs everyone
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3rd Dan
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Thanks for everything, guys. I honestly enjoyed my time here, even to this date. I am gonna miss this site a lot, to be honest.
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It was a good run!
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Thank you Castel. Truly. A piece of history.
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This site was a boon to me and my communities for a long time man, thank you for keeping it for as long as you did! Many fond memories and tons of friends made here <3
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We had a good run! Thank you for everything Castel. Hope to see you again in the future.
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My love to all and everyone that helped make TEKKEN what it is today. A special thanks to you Castel for all you've done for TEKKEN fans around the world.
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I've been here since the end of T3 and early tag1(lost my first two accounts lol) I could not thank you enough Castel. I wish I had the words to convey how much this site has meant to me, I will never forget it and will miss it terribly. I wish you the best in everything that you do, much love and respect
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Thank you for everything.

I love y'all. <3

Last edited by Icege on Dec 5th, 2020 at 08:43

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Thanks so much for everything, Castel!

Is there a way to make an archive of the site? Could we keep a version of it online, somewhere else?

I'd be willing to find a way to host it, if you could make the archives available.
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Been a damn good run. Thanks for making it possible Castel!

GGs gang! See you on the discords or whatever the kids are doing these days.
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The big sad. Gonna miss this place.
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Considering you banned me for no reason, good riddens, there was a reason I helped move the community to Facebook. Thanks for the memories and to all the homies throughout the years though.

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Thanks for everything, TZ. Changed the game for me. Not just talking about Tekken.
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as like the only source for english tekken info back when I got into tekken in 2005, thanks castel for all the years of dedication and everyone who contributed to the character discussion forums.

Those that are getting into tekken now will never know what it was like to stylize post signatures.

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Very sad news, there will be no other convenient place for central Tekken info/beef/ history like TZ.

Thank you Castel and to the other longtime members/admins/supporters/senior and regular mods past and present for keeping this place going across the years.

Guess it really is time to shift to twitter and the numerous discord ventures. If there's any possibility this place can be archived, even if it needs donations let me know and I'll be happy to chip in.


Gonna miss getting hype seeing new combo videos from the great makers (Team ACE members, Drake the Demon, Team PI (Perfect Input), TMD02, S.M.P etc), Sithlord, Kull and so many more....

Chit chat cafe Naruto thread, general shitposts, DevilKazuya still holding the #1 rank of posts (spam) TO THIS DAY

USMCOgre's traditional manly thread....

Lingmassacre's tournament thread insights....

Reading through tier list threads of old when they were active....

Regional matchmaking threads and checking every now and again for tournament results before streaming was even a thing....

Bigworm's art and avatar making threads, Leah's art section....

The classic EURO DR/BR O threads where we hyped and had friendly beef with many players online

Premium Zaibatsu with old footage and cmvs and having your name up in 1 of three tiers based on your donation tier...

AC's wdwdwdwdwldldldldldl ewgf

Helping out in the Lee forum...and just browsing through older sections of the forum as far back as TTT1....such a historian I was....

and Iron Lobster, for helping me find a scene in Nottingham where I met Locolei, Shimma, Ben Mishima and more....

Just a handful of several experiences I cherished.....


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