I don't believe I ever formally introduced myself here, and if so that is somewhat sad. Even so, I can at least formally say goodbye.
9/28/2013-10/23/2017 (4 years, 25 days old)
864 Thanks (as of time of leaving)
Only one still-active follower:
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Other people's posts/threads I want to share before the opportunity is gone:
First arrived on the Forums in order to watch people talk about Minecraft in around 2012. First made a post to find servers to play on, out of annoyance at being attacked by mods on big servers, and continued searching for awhile afterwards. Several months later, became increasingly interested in the Suggestions Forum under the Suggestions Guide of Theriasis. Actually read all the rules and guides before making a generally well-received first suggestion. Continued to both argue on anti-update/anti-Mojang threads in Recent Updates and Snapshots and becoming increasingly involved in the Suggestions Guide.
Most time was spent in much the same manner, critiquing suggestions, helping the Suggestions Guide, and arguing that no, none of the updates suck as much as people think they do. Although no arguments were truly resolved that way, the point of arguing against people who'll never agree with you is not to be right, but to sharpen one's wit and have fun. A server called Nationcraft was found to play on, and half a year was enjoyed on it before continual resets resulted in disinterest.
Was part of making the Suggestions Guide 2.0, after the first Guide was deemed 'too mean,' or 'not good enough,' or something along those lines.
Life continued in much the same way, the Guide being improved upon, interesting things happening in Minecraft, and much fun had for all. Until quite abruptly, the moderators decided there was no possible compromise for the apparent negativity, and without warning shut down the Guide and put up their own, neutered version. Without any kind of reason governing the Suggestions Forum, and the fundamental point of a suggestions forum that Mojang doesn't look at--to refine suggestions before putting them on Reddit--being heavily disabled by the lack of authority backing logic, there was little point in doing anything else there.
From there, all that was left was drifting from topic to topic, watching Minecraft slowly update for four months, until Twitch decided to integrate accounts, which went against certain principles and finally ended everything.
A mention to friends and acquaintances, in no particular order: Theriasis, Badprenup, TheMasterCaver, Cerroz, Yoshi9048, Mastermined, Gamelord, Angeltxilon, DrWeegee, McRiveter, Acknid, Jdc997, Swaglord676, Endergirl00, Alufkin, Shaddura, Teesee, ThingWithAThing, 0_Zippy, Broccoli_Monkey, DeviantCrafter, and Xystem4. And several others whose names I've forgotten over the years.
Thanks for the fun, guys. If anyone wants to find me, I'm ErraticArchitect on Reddit.
If not for this whole Twitch thing, I'd keep going. Even so, I hold no grudge for Twitch's actions. They're doing what makes sense for them, and I can see the benefits. I simply disagree. I understand they won't change their minds if the 'minority' of people disagree, or even if the majority do. I am still not going to be a part of something just because my leaving it will be ignored or forgotten by them. Going with the flow even when you disagree is what causes so many real-life problems. So goodbye, a large portion of my life.