So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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  1. Bubonic

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    Well.

    Five years, four months, and zero days ago. That's when I first placed my initial pledge for Shroud of the Avatar. Back then, I was filled with hope for what I thought was going to be the next Ultima.

    Since then, the design has changed, the game has changed, to focus pretty much solely on the MMO aspect of the game. It is disappointing to me, but I understand it. I feel like decisions made early in the design process took away any other option, and they have to stick to the road they are on now, for hell or high water.

    I had lots of major plans for this game, which slowly but surely fell by the wayside. As much as I hate to say it, I have come to the realization that this is not the game for me, and I don't think it ever will be.

    So, I am retiring from the community. I still have a Founder Knight Marshall account, with no plans to sell it, because who knows. Maybe in a year or two the single player game will be polished enough to scratch that Ultima itch. So I won't be posting here anymore... but I'm also not leaving forever.

    Besides, I'm working on a private project using SotA assets that I will want to advertise here soon :p

    So, anyway, back to my point. I have known a lot of people on here for a long time, and I wish you all the best. I have laughed with, argued with, been annoyed at, and been inspired by this community for years now, and I thank you all. (Yes, even you.)

    I know farewell messages aren't really allowed here, so this post might get pruned quickly. But for those who see it, take care, and know I really do hope this game succeeds and lasts many many years.

    Bubonic gives a quick wave and melts back into the shadows
     
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    Eat you again soon, my friend.
     
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    It's great to have you here!
     
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    Really bummed to hear you are leaving Bubonic. I am glad you are not selling your pledge and hope you come back to us in a brighter more Ultima future! :D
     
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    Bubonic, it has been a pleasure to meet you, eat you and know you. For those who do not know.. It is Bubonic (and Joviax) that are owed a huge amount of thanks for us even having an Aether Amplifier in the game .. they created the very first one... They will always hold a special place in the Avatars Radio family heart and more specifically mine..

    Thank you Bubonic for all you have done and all you will do.

    May the shadows of night keep and protect you always.
     
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    Sorry to see anyone leave, but as you say, if it's not for you, it's silly to try pretend otherwise - hope you keep dropping back in and one day find it's more what you hoped for though.
     
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    Safe travels to you! I completely understand why you're leaving. (And also got a laugh out of your "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" reference!)
     
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    *fist bump
     
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    Take care dude...
     
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    You're a good bloke. One of the relative few who would always call a spade a spade, ie: my kind of person.

    And it's been a pretty thankless task, as many attempts at trying to talk candidly around here, based on what we see (not what we hope), have long been attacked.

    I think a corner has been turned, however, and many are now realising that attacking people for simply dealing with reality is counterproductive to the whole process.

    I took a year off before "launch" and maybe some time away we recharge you a bit, like it did for me. Go well.
     
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    Later gater!
     
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    Cheers!
     
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    take care Bubonic I hope Port makes this game what makes you happy enough to return one day I have read many of your posts and you're a straight up type of person and that's what this community really needs
    safe travels
     
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    Well, Rufus was gone what, a morning ? 2 days ? So I know I'll see you back here.

    You won't be able to resist it.

    And if you've got any ornates you don't want, I'll take em off your hands
     
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    Fare thee well, friend.
     
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    It this message gets removed, I'm cancelling my subscription.
     
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    Sorry to see you mov on, but I follow your reasoning. It got very quiet here.
     
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    Sorry to see you go @Bubonic. I know about your contributions to the game and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You helped to make the game even more special for us. Happy journeys to you and never hesitate to come back.

    While I have enjoyed many single player games while playing them they do just end after I've played them but I do know some came here for the single player and some like me came for an updated UO feeling and really what we actually got was a Shroud of the Avatar feeling and a great community to get to know.

    I'm happy you were here with us all this time too. I will be sticking around to see it through. I do wish you the very best.
     
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    My hope and expectations are still alive and kicking.
    I wish you well.......
    Bye. ;)
     
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