Alright, here we go. I am going to be leaving the site for a long while - possibly for good. Long story short, important career phase, and cutting down on anything that takes time off the schedule. As far as my life is concerned, this is the one exam to rule them all. For years, this site and the user base has been a part of my life, and it would not be proper to leave without a goodbye.
I am going to mention a few users that I can think of as I write - if you aren't here and should be, it's because I got mixed up while making the list in my head - there are way more people than I keep up with.
I'm going to start with the old Naruto crew, first being @nyas: He was the Sasuke to my Naruto in a sense, if they never got in a fight and had no edgy/awkward moments. He left the site to take care of studies, and that spot was taken by @mudamudamuda: (There's an inside joke there for those who know), and rest of the old naruto crew: @ratava: who has been a close friend of mine all these years, and @hulkage: @sophia89: @vintage_spiderman: and @marc_55: Thank you for everything. I will see you guys, after I've become hokage!
There are people of the Bat-church PM, some of which are banned now, but were always fun to talk to: Thank you @mysticmedivh: For inviting me to it, I am glad I stayed. @leo-343: @thedarkpaladin: @cgoodness: @thegrayghost: @etheral_dreams: @brucerogers: @ccraft: @knightsofdarkness2: @Jestersmiles: @decaf_wizard: @lettsplay10: @lvenger: @ghostravage: @nerevarine_11: @highaccuser: @just_banter: @warlockmage: Going to stop here, tagging everyone would take up a lot of space - you already know I want to tag you all. I have argued in favor of certain characters or notions multiple times in the PM against the popular vote, thank you for not holding it against me. Also, @beaconofstrength: take care of our little edgelord. It has been a blast, everyone.
And also, moderators, who always responded positively and were in general fun to interact with (for me at least): @god_spawn: @deranged_midget: @wildvine: @sc: @renchamp: Thanks, respect for the efforts you take.
Then there are the general interactions, I fear I have missed more than half the people I should have mentioned..
@nickzambuto: Really passionate, eloquent, and hardworking, who has been a close friend since my early days. and @ximpossibrux: @mortein: @pope052:, the rest of the dbz debaters that I have always respected.
@neongamewave: The first CaV that had like 200 posts, and a very kind person, always chill to interact with.
@thatguywithheadphones: manga-sensei, hope you log in and see this sometime. @fallschirmjager: always there on the Bastard!! threads with me, @deathhero61: always there to discuss about various manga, @reikai: fellow Bastard!! fan and Elder Scrolls fanatic. @cooldes: @the_stegman: who will realize chopper is cute one day, @lowlaville: a close friend and the only CAV I ever finished - the reason for my 100% win rate :p @nighthunder: @claymore1998: who seem to have left the site now, and the walking knowledge banks - @killemall: @dondave: and all.
@asgardianbrony: You have rather different beliefs, but more chill than people give you credit for. Keep and open mind, don't get frustrated or discouraged.
@ordinaryalan: @le0nhart: @uugieboogie: @terrortuga: @vermillion0831: @the_red_viper: @i_like_swords: @nerdchore: @blade_r: @josephgomes619: @god_vulcan: @redzkz: @boschepg: @nelomaxwell: @justsomerandomkid: @sladerulez: those with whom I interacted with way less than the interesting people they are.
and of course, not to miss - @iamoptimusprime: Ben 10 fan and a fun junior to have, Not sure if active anymore.
@comicstooge: and @dccomicsrules2: who goes by @dadivineking: these days I think? Always good to talk to. And @dboyrules: I know you're probably going to say this is overrated, but our interactions were always positive as far as I remember.
@goldfinch: I am sure we will talk more about Hercule Poirot some day!
@emperorthanos: Joined the vine for what seems like yesterday, but has grown into someone you can count on in threads.
@rogueshadow: rougeshadow :p , for the many live action discussions we had, specially mentalist and Hannibal.
And so many people I am missing out on.
Last but not the least, I'd like to thank those who have nominated and voted for me in the Hall of Fame for years. As someone who is only active in general threads, not CaV's or Tourney's, your votes were humbling and a great honor at the same time. I hope to be the person you've trusted me to be. The sheer nostalgia, and the feelings are overwhelming me at this point, so let's wrap this up. I might log in rarely in the future, on this account - more probably on my Discord account PrinceAragorn1 - @8622 is the default tag that appears along. Or less likely in the barely used reddit one KingElessar1. It's always good to say hello.
You may have seen me on general discussion, off topic, or most probably, the battle forums. I have always tried my best to be as objective and positive as I can be - and if we have disagreed about your favorite character or some other topic, please believe it was nothing personal. I apparently have a tendency to be rather adamant on some points, and at times noticed my debating style unconsciously becoming like more aggressive debaters. So if I have hurt you in some way, I'll use this moment to apologize for it - if you have interacted with me personally, you know hurting people is not something I like to do. No grudges, no hard feelings from my side. For all the time I've spent here, hopefully I have brightened your day in some way, or been informative at least. As parting words, Remember, no matter what happens:
Thank you all, for the wonderful times we had these years. Take care, and all the best for a magnificent future.