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Is This the End? Yes AND No.

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Hello everyone. A lot of you have probably been wondering where I've been for the last month and a half, and why I have not appeared on the server. Today, I wanted to dispel the rumors and talk about what's been going on in my life lately.

 
 
Some time ago, we learned we had to move from our current house, and that the lease could not be extended to give us more time. This is all well and good, and I'm happy we're moving out of this dump finally, and the next house is a lot nicer, in a better neighborhood, and is a lot more calm and peaceful and quiet (with fresher air to boot). However, the problem is that because I also have to work and my brother has university studies, it's putting a lot of pressure on us to get packing and to pay the rent at the same time. This, coupled with longer shifts at work (due to me being one of the few people still available for longer shifts now that university/college has started again for most employees), already takes a lot of my time away from the server, and I need to do the longer shifts at work in order to cover for my brother. On top of that, I have to help take care of my mom, who is still heavily under the weather and sick.
 
On top of that, I have been studying for my GED and my G1 drivers license, which takes even more time away from the server. These are both really important for me because of what I have planned for my future (which I will discuss in further detail below). For a long time, I thought that coding and computer programming were things I could do as a career, but I've learned that it just doesn't suit me. So, after a few more stumbles, I have finally found something that will suit me, as well as help me support both myself and my family.

In about a month, my family will be moving to Ottawa, and after a few months of settling in (and finding another quick job to help pay for the rent), I will be sending in an application for the Canadian Armed Forces to serve in the Air Force as an aircraft technician. This position will not only discipline me and hone what skills I currently have, but will also teach my multiple trade skills I can use in future careers, should I ever leave the military. To apply, I have to first complete my GED, and I'm also aiming for my G1 (and, if possible, my G2) drivers license, in order to make my training easier.

If my application is accepted, it means 3 months of basic training. During most of those three months, I will be completely cut off from the internet, mobile devices, computers, friends, and family (only on the weekends will a trainee be allowed to visit or call his family, and even then, not on the first month, unless it's an absolute emergency). Once my training is completed, I will be sent to a base somewhere in Ontario, where I will live for 4 years and complete my training for my field.
 
All this to say, the future for me does not look good in regards to playing on the server. But despite this, I still want to go ahead with my plans. It brings good money, it gives me skills I desperately need for the future, and it gives me a purpose.

The second reason for why I have not been active on the server is actually very simple: I don't want to get on.

For me, Everneth has changed. It isn't the community I joined or the server I used to play on. When we first started, it was awesome and exciting and fun and new. Now, it's "same-old, same-old", and in my opinion the community has grown distant and too sarcastic/negative, preferring memes over actual fun.

Yes, I know, "Everneth was built on memes" and all that, but it wasn't this excessive when we started. Most of the current members of Everneth I don't even know anymore. It's quite simply boring and draining for me now to get on. So, a while ago I had decided to not play anymore and instead focus on enjoying Minecraft the way I always had before, this time through a different outlet: singleplayer. No more resets. No more salt. No more memes. Just one big world for me to explore and build in and never have to worry about losing anything.

And it worked.

I can't recall a time when I've ever had this much fun playing the game since season 3. As for Everneth, while I don't want to play much on the server anymore, I will always be in the Discord and will always chat with folks here whenever I get a chance. I have made many friends here, and I don't want to lose them. Yes, even during my military service, I will always find time in the day to talk with you guys (when I can get a computer, that is, since I can't bring desktops with me, I'll have to buy another; which is actually good in the long run because the military gives discounts, plus I can get a brand new shiny Windows 10 with a good graphics card).

In regards to being Staff, I want to announce my official, permanent retirement (until further notice, anyway), and I would ask to be excluded from getting any votes (even unofficial ones) during the elections. I have requested to the High Council to be excluded from the polls, so it won't do anyone any good to vote for me. I can't deal with the extra pressure of being Staff right now, and I probably won't ever be able to again down the road, until my life settles down again. I will complete this last term as Baron, but afterwards no more Staff positions for me, at least not for a while.

In regards to all my stuff in my, ahem, "base", I will donate all the valuables to Interior, and as for everything else, it's all up for grabs (such as it is, anyway).



I just wanted to let you all know about all this. However, I want to reassure everyone, this is NOT a "goodbye", this is a "so long". I'll still be around every so often, and who knows, I might even pop in to join in a UHC or game every so often, if I have the time and the computer to do it on. I will never forget the memories we've shared, nor will I ever forget the friends I've made on here. I would never trade the last few years for anything. I will always be a part of this community.

However, until my application goes through, I will still be in the Discord server to talk with you guys. I am not leaving just yet. Today, however, marked my last time on the server, in order to prepare my place for anyone who wants to take some stuff. If anyone wants free stuff, my place is at 800, -1280.

From the bottom of my heart...thank you all. When I joined this server, I was miserable and very discouraged at that point in my life, but you all brought back a lot of the joy I once had in my life, and I can never repay that in full. So, thank you.

My final official order as a Baron: enjoy Everneth, and never stop enjoying it! You won't ever find another server quite like it! :-D


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*Save and Exit*




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I Hope your Plans work out! Lifes hard sometimes, its why it took me years to come back to the game so we understand. Everything in life works out in the end if you put your mind to it. Good luck with your GED, Drivers License, and the Military!

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GT, you have always been a valuable member to the community. Your charity towards others, your architectural marks on the face of the server, and your mark on all of us, wether that be as a friend or as inspiration, allow me to reassure this: You will not be forgotten. We will be with you through every trial. We will welcome you back when the time comes. Thank you for all you have done for everyone in the community. It is because of people like you Everneth or VanEvo ever existed. Until later, 20JPorter

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I may have never known you or met you on the server, I wish you a bright and prospering future as technician in the Canadian army and in the rest of your life.

So long,

Luvion

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