We outgrew our old forums. Several months were spent by the ICE council investigating our options. We think these forums offer the best opportunity for a long term platform. They are modern, the software is actively maintained, and we can dig into the code ourselves for improvements if need be. Also, we are hosting them on our own server; so we own all of our data and can do whatever we need to do with it.
As with any move such as this it will take some time to get things fleshed out. Please help us make this a great place to hang out when we're not in-game. If you have any problems with, or questions about, the new forums, please create a thread in our issues section.