The site still has a few months left, but I'm not active here anymore and probably won't post again, but I'm drunk and I figured I'd post this now.
I can't really express how important this site was to me during my adolescence. While most people's typical teenage years were spent in the real world hanging out with friends, I didn't have that. My life was different growing up than a lot of people's. This site acted as sort of a replacement to me for those experiences that most kids got.
Back when I cared about WoW, this site was great for its BG forums to schedule queue sessions and to talk shit. It was amazing. The drama and entertainment from myself and everyone else actively queueing, fighting each other, R1 drama, etc. was a type of entertainment I probably won't ever be able to recreate. It's silly and doesn't really matter, but it was so much fun back when everyone cared. Talking shit about wins, stupid losses, win traders, queue dodgers, etc. it just had everything. I'd sit here running around WoW and spam f5ing this forum. 12+ hours a day as a teenager, this site and WoW were like my social lifeline and I loved every second of it.
I sort of moved on after caring about WoW to posting in the OT section of AJ. This is where I met most of my friends. It's crazy but pretty much every online friend I have now is somehow an extension of this site, mostly from posting on OT. It was mostly pretty dumb but crazy active for a few years, and led me to some really good friends. I'm extremely grateful to have met these people.
I really wanted to make a post like this, and maybe being drunk wasn't the best time to do it, but it's really the only time I wanted to get back on this site. Its time has passed, and I'm incredibly grateful for my time spent here. My life has moved on to bigger and better things, but the experiences and relationships I gained from this website were invaluable and will last a lifetime. I'm very sad to see it go, but I also feel like it's the right time for it. It's dead and does not serve much of a purpose anymore.
For most of you that I'm personal friends with, you know how to reach me/we're still in touch. The rest of you, here's my twitter if you wanna be in contact: https://twitter.com/_tomtomato
Thank you again to everyone who has been apart of this community. I know it sounds lame, but you have all been an extremely huge and influential part of my upbringing and I'm thankful that I found this game and this website when I did. I genuinely hope you all a good rest of your lives.
Posted by Breadstick
on 12 September 2016 - 02:49 AM
yeahhhhh i dunno, the xpac seems pretty good but maybe it's just not for me. i've been kinda flip floppy on it, but the past few days all i've done is log on to start work orders and log off. i'm bored of questing, i don't like 5 man dungeons, i'd like to try pvp but i don't really care enough to do bgs to get honor levels when my artifact weapon is gonna be behind because i don't bother doing anything else in the game
there's just other things i'd rather spend my time with now and that's okay. there really isn't much drawing me back into wow at the moment which isn't really the game's fault probably. part of me feels like this is almost artificial endgame content though, like we leveled to 110 and we just do more classic leveling content to level other things instead of characters now in order to fill a vacancy of real endgame stuff we used to have to do. in all honesty i don't even really know what i'm looking for in the game at this point anyway
people are having fun with it so it's probably just me
Posted by Breadstick
on 01 September 2016 - 02:40 AM
i might be one of the few who understands rokmode
i just miss wotlk so much it's like a childhood pet that was taken too soon from you during your developmental years and you never really learned how to cope with the loss and your parents keep buying you these shitty pets to replace it like a fish or chinchilla but you keep killing the fish because they buy tropical ones that look fucking cool but guess what they're hard as fuck to take care of so you fuck up the water conditions and now little fish idiot is dead and the chinchilla just sits in his little hut enclosure eating bark or whatever the fuck and it's boring as hell because he doesn't even look cool, i mean he's kind of cute but really who cares when you're just thinking about the first pet and wondering why your parents keep thinking these replacements are doing anything but insulting you and causing extra grief
add "some" before employers and you're correct.I think that system exists mainly for the fact that the workers (or at least most) are incapable of speaking Arabic or English which wouldn't allow them to function in the country without someone taking care of them at least for a while for them to get accustomed. nonetheless, there's probably people who abuse that system.
that sounds pretty awful man i don't know how an actual civilized country could turn immigrant workers into slave labor prisoners