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October 11, 2014, 07:54:01 PM
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Offline Ivory

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Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:54:01 PM »
Hey all you Mega Man fans, I figured the general absence thread wouldn't be fitting enough for a change this big.

Yes, you are reading the title right, I'm leaving. I wish I could of left the same way Mr. X did, but that isn't really an option for the admin and lead dev, huh? I do have to leave some sort of departure speech to announce to the community; that I'm stepping down from my duties. I know it might sound sudden for some of you, but I'm sure to others, you were well aware of the fact this day was going to happen. Just probably not so sudden and out of the blue.

It's been a blast to have been in the community for as long as I have, and spending the last few years leading MM8BDM's v3 and v4 expansions. There comes time for change, and that time has come. I have a full time job now, I have new interests and in general, I feel like it's time to start a new chapter in my life. I want to work towards new creative projects, job and life and move on from older interests.

So what does this mean for MM8BDM and Cutstuff? The game will go back to Mike to figure out what to do next for v4b and the future of the game. Figure out how to handle the lead dev leadership. Originally I was planning on at least seeing v4b out the door first, but the ZDR 1.3 pushing my plans further away is something I don't want to wait on anymore. In addition, I will be stepping down as admin in the coming days and my presence on these forums will diminish down until I'm gone.

I'm also sure some of you probably will ask "what happened to your spark? Your interest in MM8BDM?" In short, the game grew way too large for my liking. It's an ambitious project, but after awhile, loads of maps, loads of weapons, loads of gameplay mechanics and loads and loads of everything gets way too overboard. There was just too much of everything, trying to capture everything from every mainstream game and then some. It's became tedious and I don't really enjoy it anymore. My only remaining spark of interest was to see MM8BDM completed, every single game from MM-10, &Bass, WT and V covered... but what does that accomplish really? Outside of the novelty of seeing the game done and the short lived excitement of having seen it through, I realize that no, I don't really want to spend any more years of my life on this project. I've already enjoyed leading two expansions, especially working on my favorite main series title and the under appreciated Wily Tower. Heck, I even had a few things done for v5 so there will be at least a few last contribution from me to the future of MM8BDM.

As for my dev team, don't have much to say. You guys have been a great barrel of fun to work with, and I hope you guys stay together to continue to work on MM8BDM. I've had a blast, but now it's time to say good bye.

Well, that's about it. I'm not really one for long departure speeches. I hope for the best in the future under the leadership of whoever takes over my position.

~Ivory

October 11, 2014, 07:57:27 PM
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 07:57:27 PM »
wh--

G'bye, Ivory. You'll be missed very much.

October 11, 2014, 08:03:21 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 08:03:21 PM »
Haven't posted here in a while, but I just have to say I really appreciate the work you've done for the game and the community in general for so long and I'm extremely sad it has come to an end. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

October 11, 2014, 08:11:11 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 08:11:11 PM »
That's the saddest thing...
Welp see you

October 11, 2014, 08:12:38 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 08:12:38 PM »
Oh dear!

When I asked if you leaving the position of "dev leader" meant leaving Cutstuff as a whole, no one answered

Well, I wish you good luck in future endeavors. Hope you can pop back 'round for a visit occasionally (though you don't need to, of course)

I'm gonna miss you, Ivory.  :cry:
Even though I never really got to know you

at least i'll stop confusing you with korby, and vice-versa

October 11, 2014, 08:12:57 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 08:12:57 PM »
Byyyeee Ivooorrryyyyy.



I'm honestly not sure what to say, but I do hope for the best of you in the upcoming years! I appreciate all you've done for the community and the game and I'm sure a lot of people appreciate it as well! Even if you're gone, I'm sure the legacy you've left within MM8BDM and Cutstuff will live on.

Best of luck out there!!!!!!! :)

October 11, 2014, 08:13:22 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 08:13:22 PM »
I'm sorry, there's not really much I can say except for goodbye.
Try to have a good time out there, though!

October 11, 2014, 08:14:40 PM
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2014, 08:14:40 PM »
RIP
I-pack was part of my original motivation for Rozpack; you've done good here Ivory. You'll surely be missed.

Good luck on your future endeavors.

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October 11, 2014, 08:15:55 PM
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 08:15:55 PM »
Didn't think I'd see this day. You're like a legend on this forum :) .

I do sincerely hope that you enjoy your job and this new chapter of your life. Good luck!

October 11, 2014, 08:16:22 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 08:16:22 PM »
You did a very good job by helping the expansions to be better and better. As a regular player who never contributed to anything (except for a crappy ms-paint drawing, let's not talk about it), I say "thank you" and "we'll miss you"!

October 11, 2014, 08:17:58 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 08:17:58 PM »
Bye Ivory.
Your contributions will not be forgotten.
Cutstuff forever!

October 11, 2014, 08:24:38 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 08:24:38 PM »
Yo, lemme briefly come back from the dead on here to say thanks for all the time you spent on this game!
I met tons of cool people(yourself included) from this little silly thing, and had a blast during my times with it.
Hopefully whatever you do from now on, you have success with. Try not to work yourself too hard, and have good times!

October 11, 2014, 08:27:10 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2014, 08:27:10 PM »
I love you, Ivory.

Thank you for contributing to my life so wonderfully. I wouldn't be the same person nor would I be nearly as happy today had it not been for you. You mean so much to me and I can only hope to have returned the favor somewhat. I'm very grateful to have met you.

On a less personal note, I greatly thank you for pushing out both v3 and v4 with extreme quality and care. The amount of work you produced for both expansions alongside your leadership greatly astounds me. You really have been a huge contribution to MM8BDM, and for that reason alone I will salute you.


I know nothing's stopping us from chatting on skype, but I'll still miss you from these boards very much. Regardless, I'm happy you're doing stuff for yourself now and I hope your life goes in a favorable direction. Chase your dreams!!

You have all my love?

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October 11, 2014, 08:29:04 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2014, 08:29:04 PM »
So long, Ivory. We will always remember how you made MM8BDM the best it could be.

October 11, 2014, 08:30:21 PM
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Re: Departure from MM8BDM/Cutstuff
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2014, 08:30:21 PM »
Well, shit. I know people come and go, but I never expected to see YOU leave.

May fortune smile upon you for the rest of your days.


 

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