Post by Captain Obvious on Apr 9, 2021 18:29:16 GMT
Some of you close to me may have seen this coming, but I thought I'd make one last final announcement and clear the air.
To put it simply, due to insufficient interest for the family head roles & after discussions with various players within the community of said roles and structure of the scenario, I have decided to take the decision to close down the server. I'm happy there was interest with the scenario, we had planned to provide various different ideas and mechanics to this whitelist scenario. Despite this interest, one of the foundations of the scenario, being the family head's themselves having a lack of interest, alongside the announcement & imminent launch of Pax, it has made this server inconceivable at current. I had choices of either altering the scenario, making it more low-key or simply just putting it all on a hiatus for a while until the affairs of Pax had calmed down, but more personal reasons have caused me otherwise opt to let things settle somewhere else.
On that note, it brings me on personally to also remark that I will be leaving the community - "retire" as some could call it that. I've been within this community for gosh... 5-6 years? A good amount into CRP 1. From there I've played all iterations of CRP apart from 2 & 6, all of Krenn apart from 3, both Pax's, Darkmyre and of course I had my own server. I joined roleplay essentially as a child, without the faintest idea what it was and grown to enjoy it and revere certain characters & players - but ever since the end of Darkmyre I just haven't played because I relished it, but more because I felt I had some sort of need for it. I've had my own server in my mind for about a year before I launched DNRP 1, dabbling with the idea of how I could make a scenario which wasn't plagued with constant war, but more centred around day-to-day passive roleplay. In many ways, I feel I achieved that and many who played had a bit of fun, but ultimately I feel the desire to try and keep a constant passive environment eventually led to many building up frustration & if I could change that to allow more flexibility with this I would, but what is done is done. I set myself out to do something differently, and even though it may have not been entirely successful I can be happy to know that I did just that - different. Some ideas stuck to the wall (and have carried over from the server to others too) and others didn't, but I know at least for myself I learnt a damn lot when running that server, and I'm only disheartened that my health had a wobble at the one time I was really needed by many.
I don't know about others, but I still remember my very first (and very strange) first day of roleplay all those years ago, standing in front of the walls of Concard Castle, as a depressing looking peasant, asking for help. Taken in, I joined as a recruit and my road of roleplay began, learning not only how to roleplay but also how to use the warband combat engine (as I had only casually played a bit of SP before joining PW!). Sergeant Desmond Vandran (also known OOCly as Silen) picked me up and taught me really how to do all this strange thing called roleplay... and if it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd still be here all these years later - and is someone who I became friends with for many years and gained a huge amount of respect for, up until this day. Clawness & Haji were also a great pair within the Concard household whom which I learnt a lot from, and had a blast with along the way! When CRP 1 faded out, and I arrived back in the community near the beginning of CRP 3, I somehow ended up in a family involving Alexandru, Jeb & Daimos, also known as the great house of Shecklestein (or Falkenstein for all you peasants). Again, I feel I learnt a lot whilst playing within this family and some may think the following statement is silly but, whilst playing on the server it honestly allowed me to hone parts of my English whilst roleplaying with those with a more advanced vocabulary. It was an amusing time, and some more.... nam' flashback times *shudders: maximillian* but, overall it was a good balance and a good reason to really continue on & roleplay. I've played most characters one could really play, to Noble Women, to Knights, to FLs and simple cooks (Shoutout to Demivar with his awesome work in CRP7 who was one of the only reasons I actually played it longer than 1 week as Leon Bisset) and had a blast playing most of them. I always considered CRP 1 my favourite scenario, or "best" scenario, really out of nostaglia, but after playing Darkmyre it really changed my perspective on things. Furthermore, I found myself actually getting excited for a scenario for once and when playing actually enjoying the server - it was the same from the foundations but it vowed to be different; some things worked, and some didn't, but climbing the ranks of the staff team I really gained an upmost respect for Gundom in the way he ran the server and was only sad looking back that it is no longer around. Arguably my favourite character I played was on Darkmyre too: Evangeline Foster, and Langdon (Dragoon as he is known OOCly) was a ton of fun to roleplay with and really brought the perspective that you don't need to be high and mighty to have a character which you can consider significant. In my later days, I had found myself teaching those who was in my position when I first joined and had no clue how to roleplay (something you wouldn't have thought seeing new faces still pop up today) and seeing these people grow their place in the community has been a really humbling experience and almost like a full circle (shoutout to you Nimai , my dedicated vine picker!).
The Forums will remain up in part to function as an archive, and I will make all biographies available to view for any of those interested in reading the hard work of others. Personally, I will be clearing my steam list of most, and keeping those who I actually play with outside warband & are not just people who I worked with in the warband life - so don't really feel I've removed you for some personal reason at all (it is in part, so I'm not asked to return for some character, with several already asking me to join pax - which I'm humbled for the thought). The discord will remain open too, with a couple of former staff who will assist me with moderating nonsense - so you can find me there if you want to say hello. But apart from that, it is all I have to say. Thanks again for everyone who I've roleplayed with and given me a great time, but my health & IRL life has a direction now & thanks to all who have contributed to both DNRP 1 and the whitelist proposals, in various forms they were in, it has been a pleasure.