IPB as the choice for Community forums is one of my great contributions in the Philippine Online Gaming Industry (“POGI”). I have been using IPB since its first appearance (v0.xx back then), that’s more or less a decade ago. I then established the largest and longest-running gaming guild in the Philippines – Holy Order of the Light™ back in January 2003, and I used IPB since.
I was then hired by Level-Up, Inc. and together with a colleague – Paul Mendoza, we proposed to migrate RagnaBoards from phpBB to IPB. The rest is history, I moved to Mobius Gamesand then to iPlay Asia™, both I proposed IPB over any other forum software available. Other gaming companies followed suit – netGames, netPlay, and amped (then ABS-CBN Interactive).
IP E-games, one of the local gaming companies who did not choose IPB, used my second recommendation – SMF. Today, they joined the many IPB powered Communities in the country. Good choice and congratulations on your successful IPB-powered E-games forums.