Good luck with it all, folks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Canterbury, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. Canterbury

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    The time has come for me to step away from the community. Cue much cheering, I'm sure.

    In my time here I've taken many positions on many topics, always trying to be true to myself, true to videogame history and true to what I think SotA could/should be. I even ran a guild here. Yup.

    I've lost count of how many times someone's asked me, "Why are you here?" when I've said something they didn't like and, rather than talk about the topic at hand, would simply question my presence.

    That doesn't mean I've stopped getting people talking. Look at one of my last threads... hundreds of replies... seven thousand views. The only stuff close on page one are legacy threads lasting years.

    So yeah, I've stuck around because I've still had things to say... I've still had an interest... but right now I find both of those aspects are slipping further away from me and have less and less meaning.

    The flood of good people leaving recently... people with far more investment in the game (personal and financial)... has provided sharp relief for me as to whether I myself should stick around further.

    There's one scenario that will bring me back to the forum. If it comes around, you'll see me again.

    Take care. Thanks to the folks who took the time to actually discuss topics rather than base everything off being on an imaginary side and not being open to a world of possibilities when it comes to gaming.

    -CB

    PS: And no, I'm not selling any of my early backer stuff. You can't have it. Adios.
     
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    how much stuff u got?
     
  4. Serena Strangelove

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    Goodbye, I hope you find the game that you are looking for, with good friends and many happy gaming hours
     
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    Have a good break. See ya when the game launches.
     
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    This makes me sad.
     
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    Ditto

    @Canterbury, I'm truly bummed to see you go brother! You will be missed. :(
     
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    It was fun forum pvping with ya.

    See you in 6 months.
     
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    @Canterbury you'll get no cheering from me. I can't say that I am familiar with your posts or even what your perspective is about...well, anything ;-)

    I do think it's always good to step away from the forums if participating has become stressful. Forum participation is like participating in agile development - not for the squeamish.

    As for the *flood of people leaving*, there is not much I can say. You appear to be right. Lots of people are leaving. But I think more people are staying? In any case, enjoy your break and come back when you feel the itch.
     
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    its like a concession speech. I already know mine" Told ya so, Bye "
     
  11. Magnus Zarwaddim

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    Bummer about you leaving.

    You have had a lot to say, and that's good for any game.

    Even with you leaving, it's only a handful of the well-known personalities.


    Forgetting that low number, it's not like 1/2 of the population has left.

    Every once in a while it's important to step away from forums.

    Look no further than Sub-Reddit for my taking a hiatus from the drama.

    It shows good character to step away and take a breath from forums all over.

    Catering to the lowest common denominator is not always good, not that you do that (that would be me).

    In the end, it's important to be happy.

    And if I get banned for this, sorry (I couldn't help it)!
     
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    Well, a lot of community members have made friends (or at least acquaintances) on this forum. What's wrong with them saying goodbye?

    And wishing them ill as they leave is kinda lame.
     
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    Come on. Give them a break. Everyone needs a spotlight once in awhile :p
     
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    People leave for various reasons, currently it appears those who are voicing their departure are doing so for various reasons........ maybe feel let down, alienated or possibly disapprove of various conduct that has occurred.

    It is worth noting that some of those players have been supporting the game from day 1 and in some cases have given developers thousands which has benefited everyone. It is not unreasonable to expect a player who is so disheartened to post a "goodbye" message.

    It is unreasonable to expect responses like "Bye, Felicia" or "If the door happens to hit them on the way out, good."

    You should be ashamed of yourself.
     
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    You are one of the people I think closely resembles my opinions and feelings. I am sad to see you leave here but we always have COE and ESO. I am really busy with my construction business right now so no time to play anything, but look forward to seeing you wherever man. *salute*
     
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    Double like. :)
     
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    I appreciate a man who speaks his mind despite unpopularity and adversity. Takes a devil advocate to raise a discussion to the next level.
     
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    [QUOTE="BTW, did you mean Twinkie?[/QUOTE]

    Ha, yes, Twinkies. :)

    Cypher Black
     
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    Best wishes @Canterbury on whatever journeys are next for you. I am sorry that to me it felt that the level of your disappointment and concern didn't allow you to hope any longer for this game. I do hope that one day for everyone who walks away the tides will bring them back to a game worthy of the many years of development ;). *cheers* again and best wishes always. :)
     
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