Boxing Day Thoughts

Discussion in 'General' started by LumosJared, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. LumosJared

    LumosJared The Protagonist Staff Member Game3

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    Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day Everyone.

    As I and others were likely way too full of food and drink yesterday to write, I wanted to make a little post sharing some thoughts on the community today. We’ll do a proper “State of Massive” for the new year, but this is just where I’ll speak to where I’ve seen this community go and shout out some particular swell folk.

    Players ought to start this list, though it is a Resolution of mine to play in Survival and Roleplay more in the next year to really get to -know- the player base more personally. So may this be more full in a year. That said, @Sir_Daragon has been around for ages, always backing this community. You remember those sorts of people, even as you whirlwind by on Projects. But recently he chatted to me about contributing to the server even more by improving some of our game systems, and just how much he cares about the server became all too apparent. @Creamiest is the funniest person on the server. No one’s close. @MrH_ is a consistently great roleplayer and is beloved by just about everyone, for good reason. He commands the stage, he does. @Arhbi is someone I am amazed by in terms of emoting and remaining a truly consistent character, and he’s a damn cool dude to boot. @65jes89 has been around for ages and he’s always someone I enjoy talking to. @Winterless is a guy who cares more about this server than anyone on it may know, and he’s someone I truly hope continues to steadily improve and get recognized for it. @SweetTreatBonBon is one of the most positive members of the community. @MyCatBubbles may not be the Queen of following chat rules but they are a passionate factions player that makes the job all the more rewarding. @TheLoneShepard is the sweetest kid on the server and we never get tired of hearing about his fish.

    When the server owner transition occurred, I was honestly scared. Such short notice, and it came down to capable leadership and strong hands around me, and this server, to keep it afloat and drive us toward the long-term goals we’d always dreamed of. @MonMarty is the man, simply put. Always a calm leader when things go wrong and a damn fine friend. And @SpunSugar is always by us, as many staff who have let their hearts out to her can attest, and she remained cool and collected in a way I am amazed by every day. I can unconditionally state if @CS_Birb and @ComputerGeek hadn’t stepped up in Tech like they did and proved their detractors wrong the server may not be here. They were and remain crucial to our Direction team, Birb with his excelled browser-based skill set and Geek with his laser-focused coding prowess. While not yet a Director, I also have to mention @Percuriam here. A lot of folks go through a lot of stuff on our server. Percuriam gives so much to this server, with consistent events, leadership, and project management and gave us our most recent festival. I could (and have) tossed him a stick and three pennies and he turns it to all gold. @MantaRey roleplays with such consistently high quality it’s a little scary. Her rp lines always curb stomp most folks. @Spectriel has been the person I’ve leaned on the most in working with Game, calmly explaining that no Jared, you can’t just take an axe and flamethrower to things. Thank god for her being there, and the same goes for @GrumpyGirl314 for keeping me consistent and calling me on my bull. A service that is much needed! @Bagley is relevant here too. At times I’ve fallen short of the quality we Lore Staff need to maintain and Bagley has, unironically, been the example for me I needed, and likely will need in the future. He’s a rational guy. Hats off Sirs.


    As I’m resting between very demanding University semesters, I’m so very thankful for this community that has given me so much professionally and personally. I recently caught up with an old friend who I played factions with in 2014, and we realized in the midst of that talk just how much the server has meant to folks who have grown up with it, and how much we have yet to do to make this server and this community stronger.

    Cheers to the New Year.

    - LumosJared
     
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  2. CnocBride

    CnocBride The Round Starchy Boy Staff Member Game2

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    Lovely post, Jared. Very heartwarming and thoughtful, good job :D
     
  3. Creamiest

    Creamiest God made me dumb

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    jokes on you i steal all my humor from Amy Schumer
     
  4. ZIHAMMER1411

    ZIHAMMER1411 Transgender

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  5. MyCatBubbles

    MyCatBubbles Watcher of the Watchmen, Executor of Regalians

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    Thanks cutie, even though I like to talk crap about staff and get in trouble for it (I really haven't learned that much from my bans yet honestly), but some of the most straightest people I've met on the server have been you nerds. I probably would've quit a long time ago if it wasn't for such a tight community we're great at maintaining and although I enjoy saying its just the staff thats gonna screw everything up, I know full well it isn't.
     
  6. Winterless

    Winterless Devil of Hell's Kitchen
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    Thank you Jared.

    It's only because of you and the staff team, as well as the community, that I'm able to log on to Massive every day intent on improving myself and, hopefully, my faction and the wider server.

    Being staff and keeping the server alive is a hard line to walk, and a difficult thing to balance and get right.

    But rarely is it that something worthwhile is easy, and I know the staff are trying their best to get things right, as I am with myself.

    happy new year fam
     
  7. MrH_

    MrH_ Barkeep

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    You’re the best, Jared! Not gonna let you give everyone else all the credit. It’s astounding how much hard work you’ve personally put into the server and its community over the past few years, and hopefully through more time to come. Thanks for everything!

    Cheers to the New Year.
     
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    Ailethi ☾The Uneventful Dreamer☽

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    Jalapeno690 Any vodka??

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    Cythyan Perplexity

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  11. Kidmodo

    Kidmodo The Legend 210 reborn

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    u trynna?
     
  12. MDJTHEHERO

    MDJTHEHERO Beggar

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    sorry corrupt staf wont giev reward
     
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    FlugalMC Custom Title

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    MonMarty is like our Baker Mayfield.
    After years of horrible inactivity by the ownership suddenly we have our Franchise Quarterback of an owner.
     

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