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Departing Colonial Marines

Post by forwardslashN » 01 May 2017, 21:03

I am leaving CM. This is not a sudden decision, and it has been in progress for a while now. I am handing over my duties to BMC777 over the next week or two, after which I will be permanently departing CM. I may check in once in a while, but I will no longer be active, and I will not return as a developer for any foreseeable future.

Don't take that to mean that CM is falling apart, or that things are bad. On the contrary, I am leaving because I feel that CM is stronger than ever now, right now, and it's finally time that I can retire and look forward to something else. I have learned a lot from my tenure with Colonial Marines, both as a player and developer, and I have met many great people. It's an experience that will stick with me for a while, and it is hard moving on. But it's time to do it. I feel that I have done as much I could have, and it's up to someone else to take over and carry my work into the future, to build upon it, and to make something even better.

As you have seen with the Almayer, the development team can really come together and make something great, and I want that to be the highlight of my stay with CM. There are many things I wish I could have implemented or fixed or commented on, but that is unfortunately not going to happen now. The truth of development is that it's a very lengthy process, and many ideas do not make it to the finish line. I will say one thing, however: Before I leave, I want to run that long-awaited hugger removal test #2 and then implement the changes into the main branch of the game. So look forward to that this week or the next. Beyond that, I make no promises.

If you want to get involved, if you're thinking about it, now's the time. The team is stronger than ever, more organized than before, featuring a collection of raw talent and skill. Remember that unless someone wants to change something for the better, and actually does so, things will stay the same. Get motivated, get involved, and make that dream a reality, whatever it may be.

As for me, best wishes for 2017, and have a great summer.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by TehSpoderman » 01 May 2017, 21:04

WOOOOOW, this was sudden
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by TopHatPenguin » 01 May 2017, 21:07

N it's been a pleasure working with you where possible and you're a delight to talk with even if it's brief.

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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by shyshadow » 01 May 2017, 21:07

Wow, well hope you have a great future in your career and in life. Whatever lies ahead may it be turning edges, mountain tops or ravaging seas. May you be able to overcome all things and have a great future. Ummm here's a song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk
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Post by David Attenbruv » 01 May 2017, 21:08

Hope you have a good summer as well, I liked your replies to suggestions, I thought they were funny the blunt ones.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by LordLoko » 01 May 2017, 21:10

*salute
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Post by Snypehunter007 » 01 May 2017, 21:11

Rest in peace, my friend.

May we meet again in better times.
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Post by apophis775 » 01 May 2017, 21:11

We will miss you, and you will never be forgotten.

You've done an amazing job as Head Developer and we will always appreciate what you did for us.

You will always be welcome to play and welcome back on the team.
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Post by NoahKirchner » 01 May 2017, 21:14

O7

I haven't spoken to you much, but when I did you were a nice guy and you've done a ton for the game. Good luck in your future endeavors!
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Post by Sarah_U. » 01 May 2017, 21:15

I actually feel bad you're leaving x___x

You're actually very enjoyable to have around, whatever you're doing.
We can feel that confidence and know-how that you have wherever you go and that really motivates people into respecting you. Whatever happen, keep that up and hope you have a great one.

Sincerely wish to see again, see you around.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Rahlzel » 01 May 2017, 21:17

Good times, N. Thanks for keeping me on my toes with the code and all the help you've given me.

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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by McRipfist » 01 May 2017, 21:23

We didn't talk at all outside work so I don't know much about you. Although, I can say that without you and the rest of your Developer ilk I'd have nothing to Moderate. So thank you for all the countless hours you put into making this game, and in turn this community, flourish.

Wish you the best of luck.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by completelynewguy » 01 May 2017, 21:34

Pretty cool dude. Will miss you. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Renomaki » 01 May 2017, 21:38

Well mate, I don't blame yuh for wanting to get away from CM after so long. Must get boring seeing the same thing day after day, right?

Hopefully you'll get to find something new and fresh to occupy you. Maybe a new SS13 server? A gaming project? Maybe even a more humble hobby? However you choose to spare your free time now, may it be enjoyable and refreshing.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Casany » 01 May 2017, 21:38

This marks the end of an era...

Can't believe it, but I hope you gotta good run and hope you have a good IRL life man
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Zantus » 01 May 2017, 21:42

We'll miss you.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Kerek » 01 May 2017, 21:55

Can't say that your retiremnt doesn't make me a little depresso, but I understand and respect it. Thank you for all you've done and I hope one day to understand and be able to contribute to the server as much as you had man.

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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Monoo » 01 May 2017, 21:57

Oh nooo

It's as if one of the four tethers keeping CM grounded was suddenly cut...

All doomsaying aside, sad to see you go. Best of luck wherever your feet happen to carry you next. o7
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Post by Karmac » 01 May 2017, 22:58

I didn't get to interact with you that much, but I respected you for your abilities, and the few times I did get to speak with you, you were friendly and professional. I really hope that wherever you end up, you'll be able to forget all the mentally scarring things that've been discussed on Slack, and I wish you good luck.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by MasterZ01 » 01 May 2017, 23:52

Thanks for all the amazing content, truly never imagined Colonial marines would look this amazing and you'd be able to do so much. Thank you for all the time you've put into the game for the community, Wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors.

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Post by ZDashe » 02 May 2017, 00:21

Being a dev is hard work, which many players don't get to see behind the scenes, but we have all enjoyed the content/updates/bugfixes you have put out. You have my deepest respect, and I wish you all the best in future.

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Post by Jerkface00 » 02 May 2017, 01:41

RIP Noize. Keep in touch.

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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Aetsuki » 02 May 2017, 01:47

See you, space dev.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by TheMaskedMan2 » 02 May 2017, 01:48

forwardslashN wrote:Remember that unless someone wants to change something for the better, and actually does so, things will stay the same. Get motivated, get involved, and make that dream a reality, whatever it may be.
This is something I have been saying to people for a long time, It's always been my go to phrase for dead chat salt, "If you are going to complain, why not do it in a constructive way?", "If you want X so bad, why not apply for dev and make it yourself?" so on and so forth.

Anyways I didn't expect this at all, you struck me as the type of person that would, I don't know, always be here? Despite us not interacting that much, but well, I have a history of lurking. Anyways I wish you the best of luck, and I wouldn't be on staff currently if it wasn't for you, and it has been such a positive experience so far, so thanks for that. I hope to still see you on the forums or ingame from time to time. Maybe even +1 a certain future application of mine. Writing a more unique ramped up background as we speak! *nudge nudge*. Nah but in all seriousness and joking aside, people move on, and I'm glad you feel content and completed with your contributions to the server, and honestly CM wouldn't be where it is today without you.

I suppose in conclusion, if I wanted to join development. (As I actually thought about it before being a mod), where would I start? and I mean, really start? Coding, I took a school class years ago and I forgot most of it, and I've heard byond coding is a monster. Spriting, never done it, but I can draw, sorta related? Maybe? Just curious what you might recommend as a starting point to learning things so I can eventually help the server in a more... mechanical way? I have all these ideas and well, it'd be nice to have the opportunity to actually make them a reality instead of just ideas, put simply.

Good luck with whatever the future holds, and all that.
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Re: Departing Colonial Marines

Post by Boltersam » 02 May 2017, 03:04

Noize has been here for a while. I've never seen him do anything but put his all into helping grow the server. He'll be missed, but he should also be remembered.
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