Retirement

Discussion in 'General' started by MindGate, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. MindGate

    MindGate Totally Overkill
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    It's been a fun five years, I've reached my limit. I've had this decision made for a few weeks now, haven't really been able to put it into words. I could sit here and spill paragraphs words of thanks, or paragraphs worth of venom as I usually do. I think I'm going to be short, and sweet. I'm happy I've been able to create these memories for you, I'm happy we've been able to share so many things together and I'll never forget it. But tonight is the night.

    I'll probably still be around as a player. We'll have to see what the next lore brings.
     
  2. Jack Rogers

    Jack Rogers Administrator
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  3. EnvyDemon

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    F for the best Lore Master
     
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  4. Manic Pixie

    Manic Pixie Murder Girl
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  5. Devlin

    Devlin Mindgate’s Wife
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    We love you, Mind and hate to see you go. But, there always comes a time. We hope to see you around as a player. Love you bunches. <3
     
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  6. El Cid

    El Cid The Old Man (apparently)
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    Said this in PM's, but thanks for everything you've done on this server. I joined in Bartertown, and up until now, it's been a blast and an honor to work with you. I have so many fond memories over my time here, and I appreciate your hard work. Be free my friend, be free.
     
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  7. Vanilla

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    Thank you for your hard work :smile:
     
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  8. RickDeckard

    RickDeckard Literally an Emu
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  9. a rabbit

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    You and I probably have the longest history out of almost anyone else on the server. We've had our beefs (a lot of beefs) but somehow we managed to work past it because we both wanted New Dawn to succeed. I can say myself that back in the day you were probably public enemy no.1 for me, but I'm glad to say that we became somewhat of friends during the last year or two. Those who still harbor an unreasonable dislike towards you as a player/person are absolutely out of touch and are stuck in 2015, and were they to read this I hope they understand that I can say without a doubt Mindgate has done more positive things for the server than anyone else. He's made mistakes in the past, but I can look at just about any other player on the forums (including myself) and find that we've all done some bullshit at some point.

    I'm glad you stuck around as long as you have. Glad my early attempts to get you to quit back in the day failed (lol). New Dawn would never have survived as long as it has without you. Not sure if I'm going to "retire" myself, as I am interested in seeing what next lore is going to look like without the guy who has been steering the ship for the past four/five years. The amount of time I have to play has seriously dwindled anyways. But who knows? Maybe Mindgate and I can have organic RP between two players and not admins for the first time since 2016.

    Anyways, you done good. See you around.
     
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  10. Tucker

    Tucker The Canadian Moose
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    Good riddances! Okay someone tell Tibby it’s all clear!
     
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  11. Tucker

    Tucker The Canadian Moose
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    But seriously. . .


    I really looked up to you back when I first started out here. So when I joined the admin team a year or so ago it was hella cool to work under you. You were kind of an ass sometimes, but that’s sorta just you lol. I’m sure you’ll miss my endless annoying questions about lore details or something I should totally know the answer to (sometimes they’re one and the same). But no worries, I’m still gonna keep bugging you.



    You’ve been a good friend and mentor. I hope you’ll enjoy putting your feet up to RP in a lore written by others.
     
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  12. Wispear

    Wispear No.
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    It's been a couple years and despite our differences at times, it was - overall - a fun ride all the way. Glad to have been part of the lore goblin's sheanigans and it'll be a well deserved rest for ya. Looking forward to meeting your actual character(s) (now you won't have the option to run a bajilion of them simultaenously *evil cackle*) in future lores, hopefully.
     
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  13. Nick Clinton

    Nick Clinton Member
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    [​IMG]

    > be me
    > joins a project zomboid roleplaying community caus i'm bored
    > forums says not to put the character's name as my forum's name
    > put my character's name as my forum's name
    > be forever known as Nick Clinton
    > retardedfeels.png [​IMG]
    > make my first character and jump in
    > meet a lot of nice characters, talk with a lot of them outside of the game
    > the inevitable happens
    > this guy Mindgate kills my character
    > angryfeels.png [​IMG]
    > this becomes a trend, this dude is on a rampage
    > always complains that Mindgate kills all my characters
    > had a lot of hatred for him at the begining
    > decide to make assholes character so i don't get attached to them when he ends up killing them
    > actually helps me move on from the saltiness of losing my character, allowing me to enjoy my time with them even more
    > end up getting attached to my characters but i ain't afraid of losing them anymore
    > hatred for mindgate turns into a big meme and i end up actually liking the guy
    > i think i am a masochistic with a stockholm syndrom
    > feelsgoodman.png [​IMG]
    > be today
    > come back from vacation and check the forums real quick
    > See " Retirement " by Mindgate
    > waitwut.png [​IMG]
    > I should be happy about this, he kills all my characters !
    > Am actualy sad, why ? am i retarded?
    > Realise i only makes characters hoping for him to kill them
    > Always sad when it's not him who pulls the trigger on them
    > Without Mindgate...Dying has no punchline.

    > I hope he sticks and kill me next lore [​IMG] love you <3



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    #13 Nick Clinton, Sep 1, 2019
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  14. Anonymous

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    I had an odd sneaking suspicion that this is what played a big part in the end for What we Become for you. Had some great ups and downs, but overall going to miss the stories you create. Hope you enjoy becoming a player again. :star::star::star::star::star:
     
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  16. Andrew Noah

    Andrew Noah Lore Assistant - Admin
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    Love you MG, do big things man.
     
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  17. John/Jane Doe

    John/Jane Doe Still Alive.

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    Alright guys, we can finally not die.

    *Exhales*
     
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  18. Tucker

    Tucker The Canadian Moose
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    Bitch you’re not in the clear yet.

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  19. AmongTheCold

    AmongTheCold Aka Andrew/Tucker
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    When I started out on ND I had no clue what I was doing. Everyone around me was 10x my skill level and their rp was phenomenal. As time went on and I went from the new guy to a regular, people came and go from when I joined early 2016, the people that I felt were so out of reach began to drift away. The people that remained would become the backbone of the reason I stayed, the reason I kept developing my writing style and getting so immersed in their stories, and the reason I made lasting friends that have been with me since adolescence. These stories, characters, and interactions you made Mind are what defined an era of my life. That era, unfortunately, will be coming to a close now that you're leaving the position. It's been great to have you as a friend outside of the game and inside the game (sometimes). I can only wish you the best going forward and hope to inspire people to pursue and develop their writing as you did me.
     
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  20. MindGate

    MindGate Totally Overkill
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    Don't worry, I won't kill you during this event. You're 100% safe.