12-22-2011, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
I had the same problem but used my mod powers (it still wasn't easy to find a way, but fortunately that gives me a few additional ways)
I've been purposely quiet about this whole thing, as I waited for the intensity to die down. Now that the emotions (and certain voices) have been quelled, I'll elaborate on my standing. |
I once had a lot of love and respect for this forum. Had a lot of good times, met some good people. I'm grateful for those experiences.
What I would have liked to see is this forum die with some dignity. The 'scorch the Earth!' approach that took place here is the last thing I ever expected to happen and flies in the face of all that I've learned here. If it would have been a simple, "Well, I'm out. The forums will be done in five days", there would have been a virtual celebration.
Instead, the scenario is more like this:
Imagine we learn that the sun is going to vanish in five days. Most of our friends have already perished due to the harsh conditions and the survivors are desperately clinging on to what they once knew. Some are accepting of their fate, others are angry, some are pleading for the world not to end, and others are just plain bitter at how it all went down.
We wander around the places we once knew, remembering the experiences we had. Some of us are decide to go all out, doing as much as we can before the sun disappears for good. Others try to determine what the hell happened, that lead to these events. And still others choose to wander the places they once knew, searching for nostalgia, only to find that these places are nothing without their community.
I, for one, will not be waiting around for the sun to set for the last time. I can't stand to see the place I once cherished in this sad, pathetic state. So with that, I'm leaving for good.
If anyone wants to find me, I'm a member of PD For You.
I realize this wasn't a positive post and frankly, I don't think there's much positive about this situation. This could have been a really awesome ending, along with a good feelings when you see it in it's read only state. Instead of being like a wooly mammoth preserved perfectly in a glacier, it's going to be like coming across the mammoth's rotting carcass, conspicuously untouched by scavengers.