Goodbye, citizens of the Wesnoth forum

General feedback and discussion of the game.

Moderator: Forum Moderators

Posts: 5242
Joined: May 12th, 2004, 12:35 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Goodbye, citizens of the Wesnoth forum

Post by scott »

Like others have in the past, I am starting a new phase in my life that will make it impossible for me to continue contributing and visiting the forum on a regular basis. This is the last day of my graduate program at my school, and now my employer wants to get me back to work. I enjoyed having an online place to visit each day with interesting people to talk to. Even more than that I enjoyed the opportunity to work on this game. Everyone here knows that BFW has grown into something far bigger than it was when it started, and I know that it will continue to attract professional-quality contributions. This was really a unique experience for me. I never thought in my life that I would be on the design team for a computer game. I first downloaded version in late 2003, and I got my ass kicked. I eventually deleted it. I downloaded it again in January 2004, first visited the forum in Feb, and lurked until May, when I finally registered. The ability to help create a world is such an empowering endeavor, and I guess my example means that if you hang around long enough someone will ask you to lend a hand and get to work. You people are a hoot to get into esoteric discussions with. The first time we got into an abortion flamewar I was a little worried, but since then there have been lots of religious and political discussions with little actual blood shed. It's has been lots of fun. Like others who have announced their departure, I find it unlikely that I will stay away altogether, but my next situation is a perfect storm of dial-up home internet, regular travel, and isolation from the commercial internet at work that make it impossible to remain in my present situation. Thank you all, very much.
For the love of all that is holy in a non-religion-specific Wesnothian way, please remember that "IT'S" ALWAYS MEANS "IT IS" and "ITS" IS WHAT YOU USE TO INDICATE POSSESSION BY "IT".
Carry on!
Hope springs eternal.
Wesnoth acronym guide.
Star Gazer
Posts: 110
Joined: April 6th, 2004, 10:06 am
Location: North Norfolk, UK

Post by Star Gazer »

Hi Scott, and goodbye...

Id like to thank you for all you've done, particularly as I am a Mac user, and you have often provided greatly needed work on the Mac binary releases, amongst other things.

All the very best in your employment, and your life as a whole.

Warmest regards,
Star Gazer
User avatar
Posts: 5046
Joined: November 10th, 2005, 7:06 am
Location: Chicago-ish, Illinois

Post by JW »

I knew this was coming. :(

Well, good luck in your career mate. Maybe you can afford highspeed in a few months. 8)
User avatar
Posts: 259
Joined: February 10th, 2006, 2:46 pm
Location: Europe

Post by La_vie_en_Wose »

Au revoir Scott

Thanks for the time you gave us. I did not understand what your next job is, but beware of your employer anyway ( a man who asks you to forget everything but work isn't human ). :wink:
User avatar
Doc Paterson
Drake Cartographer
Posts: 1973
Joined: February 21st, 2005, 9:37 pm
Location: Kazakh

Post by Doc Paterson »


It's been a pleasure. Best of luck, Scott.

You will now be given a 200 gun salute from the Royal Patersonian Army.
I will not tell you my corner / where threads don't get locked because of mostly no reason /
because I don't want your hostile disease / to spread all over the world.
I prefer that corner to remain hidden /
without your noses.
-Nosebane, Sorcerer Supreme
Agent Jack Bauer
Posts: 19
Joined: June 27th, 2006, 5:36 pm

Post by Agent Jack Bauer »

King Albrecht wrote:
Doc Paterson wrote::cry:

It's been a pleasure. Best of luck, Scott.

You will now be given a 200 gun salute from the Royal Patersonian Army.
JB: You don't have any more information, do you, Nina?
NM: Yes I do.
JB: No, you don't.

User avatar
Croc Paterson
Posts: 38
Joined: September 20th, 2005, 10:50 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Croc Paterson »

Agent Jack Bauer wrote:
King Albrecht wrote: :cry:
"Your face is overpowered." - Neoriceisgood
Tony Almeida
Posts: 29
Joined: April 30th, 2006, 4:43 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Post by Tony Almeida »

Croc Paterson wrote:
Agent Jack Bauer wrote: :cry:
"So, uh, what are we saying here? If we save LA from a nuclear bomb, then you and I can get together for dinner and a movie?"
Big Papi
Posts: 10
Joined: August 2nd, 2006, 4:23 pm
Location: Fenway Park, Boston

Post by Big Papi »

Tony Almeida wrote:
Croc Paterson wrote: :cry:
"He's bulletproof, as far as I’m concerned. Whether there’s a lefthander on the mound or a righthander on the mound, he beats us up pretty good." - Joe Torre
User avatar
Maeglin Dubh
Moderator Emeritus
Posts: 1154
Joined: November 16th, 2005, 8:38 pm
Location: Valley of the Shadow of Death

Post by Maeglin Dubh »

You will be missed, scott.

Honor guard, atten-hut!

Present arms!

Fire! *BLAM* Fire! *BLAM* Fire! *BLAM*

Order.... Arms!
Cuyo Quiz wrote:I really should push for Temuchin's brainstorming with all my might someday, when the skies are cloudy, the winds dance and the light is free to roam over the soil along the fog.
Wretched Luke
Posts: 6
Joined: August 9th, 2006, 3:16 pm
Location: Cloud City

Post by Wretched Luke »

Big Papi wrote:
Tony Almeida wrote: :cry:
"No! That's not true! That's IMPOSSIBLE!!!"
User avatar
Inactive Developer
Posts: 1790
Joined: September 26th, 2005, 5:56 pm
Location: France

Post by Noyga »

Well those things sometime happen, you were a so great contributor.
Goodbye and good luck for your new present life !
And perhaps see you from time to time.
Posts: 1217
Joined: March 29th, 2005, 8:18 pm
Location: Toulouse (South of France)

Post by Tux2B »

It seems like one of the major contributors to this game is taken away from the Wesnoth Community by Real Life. I certainly hope you will succeed in that Real Life as well as when you were frequently visiting the Wesnothian world, but that should make no doubt.
Having been the one to forget about the fact that you have to write "its" "its" and not "it's", I have to swear on the Book of Crelanu that I shall not forget it.

Good luck and, I hope, see you back soon in Wesnoth!
"There are two kind of campaign strategies : the good and the bad ones. The good ones almost always fail because of unforeseen consequences that make the bad ones succeed." -- Napoleon
Posts: 422
Joined: November 10th, 2005, 2:46 pm
Location: Delft

Post by Jester »

Good luck with your next phase :)

You will not be forgotten!

I heard they were stoned out of their minds, trying to convince the Statue of Liberty to get naked...

CCBS - Compulsive Cat Biting Syndrome, when you know that kittens shouldn't have heads attached to their bodies.
User avatar
Ranger M
Art Contributor
Posts: 1965
Joined: December 8th, 2005, 9:13 pm
Location: England

Post by Ranger M »

Goodbye Scott, it will never be the same without you. Be sure to visit every now and then.

Personally, I hope that when I grow up (if I ever do) then I'll have a job that is flexible enough that i can continue to contribute to Wesnoth (and the other open source games that I help with), if only we all had that luxury.

Post Reply