the forum is dull without it
And the forum is a hellhole with it.
There already is a decent amount of off-topic anyways. Just wait until Game #2, and there will be stuff to talk about.
There are still off-topic conversations but the off-topic-ness has reduced by making this forum game-related and stopping the off-topic posts with bans or removals and it will work out pretty well so I don’t know what’s the problem here.
Game #2 will be the savior of these forums, that is when it comes out or more information is revealed about it.
Everything related to gaming is on-topic which I think gives us enough material to talk about until we announce more about Game#2.