Is there anything planned for the buddy system?
In itself it looks principally good (having a mutual system).
But it seems to be separate from the forums, where people actually spend their time (for obvious reasons). I did not see a buddy request until the person told me elsewhere “Hey, I asked to buddy you”. I’ve asked one person who probably hasn’t noticed it.
Also looking for people to add is tedious, having first to search for their username (instead of clicking their name at the forums).’
Also, there seems to be a separate mail system between buddies on the preview site One more mailbox that you can forget to check (and especially as I suppose time will mainly be spent on the forum’s side).