I think it's clear that they don't want to maintain/moderate the forums anymore. Unwanted topics are easier to be washed away by new chats on discord.
Nothing much is lost really, not like the global team have that much to say on game development nor do they want to relay player message and concerns.
from the official global twitter: https://twitter.com/play_pso2/status/1438912516763967491
@Rain-Gnyu said in The forums are pretty much useless now that there is a Discord Suggestion: get rid of it:
It benefits Sega in all aspects of information and influence. I understand Sega reasoning in closing of the forums and agree with it 100% and the switch to discord. Where only the information and influence Sega wants to get out is received and not manipulate with personal perspective opinion, which is pushed into oblivion with everyone else’s.
Ahhh yea... coming from a person with multiple forums accounts, banned multiple times and probably holds the record for the 2nd most topics locked not counting the numerous ones that were outright nuked out of existence. Zenchi is the only one that surpassed you in this, so you can happily have your silver medal. So yes, it is probably beneficial for SEGA to not have to deal with you anymore.