Well it seems as though WG is dedicated to shutting down the forum servers and community, so I thought I should contribute once more by addressing my fellow forumites one last time. When I joined the moderation team almost four and a half years ago I didn't think that I would outlast the forums, I thought I would step down, quit, and then fade away as I moved with the times. I thought if I stopped volunteering on the forums it would be my own decision, but it's clear to me now that won't be the case. I do think this decision is silly, but I can understand why WG's attention is shifting entirely to its largest active platform, but I don't see the necessity in sacrificing the smaller community for it.
Some of you will have seen me, or know me, perhaps personally. I have spent over 4 years volunteering for WG, through the forum moderation team, twitch moderation team, and discord moderation team. I was a senior moderator for twitch and more importantly the official discord and spent considerable time supporting it from its infancy, and while I am fond of discord the fact is it does not cater to the smaller and more slowly paced forum community; it is afterall a live chat and therefore sometimes moves too quickly to be able to contribute lengthy and well-structured posts. Though I do expect some users will join the official discord, I've already seen a few familiar names, I can understand if it does not appeal to others. But know that you are welcome to join the official discords, to contribute to the discord feedback channel and perhaps even join us in a voice channel for some battles.
With that said, I would just like to thank those that made the forum an enjoyable experience and contributed towards that.
Special notes to;
@Benser33, @Wizard27_1979 and @Klopirat for their help in the QnA sections and in general.
@Leo_Apollo11 and @T0byJug for their quality posts.
@lup3s who for many years running has provided us with the seasion's greetings by taking it upon themselves to run a christmas lottery.
And finally my fellow forum moderators who have been there to work alongside myself so we could support eachother, some of whom I've had the pleasure to meet and befriend.
@Arty_McFly @floribe2000 @Excavatus @Gaso_ @Floppyz @Silentraz @Carnivore81 @Nadrick
For those of you who will join the official discord, I look forward to seeing you there. As for the others, well, goodbye and thank you.