I personally think the site is fine, but it could do without the dramatic exits of "respected" members who consider themselves keys to the forum. Seriously, posts like "Alright, this is it... Sorry everybody". Umm, what's your point? Clearly you want people to feel bad for you and beg you not to leave, but please... Spare us.
I think instead of b*tching and moaning about it, it's better to be constructive and think of ideas to get it back on its feet.
Here are my main suggestions-
-Create a few more links from CF to it (integrate the two more)
-Change the main theme of the site. It's way too dark (IMO, it would be best to make it similar to this theme so that users get a sense of the sites being connected, but whatever)
-Get rid of people that constantly make posts about how bad the forum is. Because, surprise surprise... That ruins a forum.
-I think it's got great potential and if when I look at how this place turned out, I have no doubts about the success of the gaming forum. Just needs a little tweaking!