from : Captain-a, Dancer, HellHead
To make it short and painless :
As of today, some members of this community decided to pack their bags and hit the road, leaving the BF2s community behind and trying to find another way to get the fun back in the game, that this forum is circling around, and not providing for us anymore.
This decision was not made in short thoughtless moment or is somehow related to B.Schuss decision to have a break, but is more the conclusion of a long process of discussing the recent happenings occuring here over a longer period of time.
And for us it won´t be just a break, it will be a definite ending.
To be a bit more specific :
1. The community itself...
When we started out with the EU community, we were a bunch of more or less mature guys who wanted to get away from the unorganized chaos on the public servers, with the will to have some good times together, but never with the strict rules of a clanish organization.
Open for everybody to join. That was a mistake.
Taking a look in the rear view mirror shows us, that an open community for a computer game is just not working the way we planned it. Too many different people, too many different priorities and ways of approaching the game and game-play itself.
The spirit that we tried to establish is just fading away, leaving us with more and more unsatisfied game rounds every night when being around the EU server.
Especially some of the newer members gave us a big headache with their behaviour on both the forum and the server.
What started with some guys looking for some normal game play fun ended in a big pile of people with all the worldly problems that come with it.
And as soon as it came to the point, when some of the guys were bashing other guys behind their back, we decided to set an ending point to our membership.
2. The admin section : Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Even though that doesn´t really belong in the public section, it is worth mentioning some things without going into detail to keep up the privacy of the admin chatter section.
As more and more new admins joined and old ones got "promoted", the story went a bit out of hand. With over ten guys nearly having a different opinion on every little story lead to long worthless dicussions.
Another problem here was the diversity of approaching the admin job itself. For some of us it is a hobby, for some it means their life and some just didn´t really care at all. That is just a bad base for a working admin community.
Todays old vs.young game will be our last "official" night with the [BF2s] tag and the responsibilities that go along with it.
Even though this event is a good idea to maybe try a new start for the EU community, our plan of leaving was made long before, and we are using it now to say "Goodbye" in a decent and honorable way, while we are doing what we liked the most during the last couple of months.
But after tonight we will lay down all of our official and inofficial duties, and try a new and fresh start that is maybe a bit more fitting to our way of playing this game.
Despite all the bad things, that make us leaving, we would like to thank all the guys whom we shared a lot of good times with.
We are not setting up an individual list here to prevent somebody from being sad of not being mentioned.
The once who deserve a smile and a big manly hand shake know, who they are.
Nevertheless, their are two persons around here, that deserve a special mentioning :
B.Schuss, thanks for the good work and for the passion to keep the wild bunch together. You made this whole thing here possible. I hope everythings works out for you in the future.
Lt.Goldman, thanks for the countless hours of playing with you. You showed us the real way how this game is supposed to be played. Thanks also for your awesome work for the community with your sigs, patches and wiki part.
To sum it up, we are leaving this community with a laughing and a crying eye. A lot of our heartblood and work is flowing through all those multiple threads, topics and posts on the forum, especially the EU section, together with the countless hours we spent on the EU server, filling it up and doing our admin job during the last few month, but on the other hand it gives us a good feeling to leave all this crap behind, that sneaked in latley and was going to destroy our work.
And so we are leaving before it is too late.
We want to look back in a good way, with a smile on our face, not to some smoking remains that once represented the BF2s EU community and that we were a part of.
For the once of you who still want to share some fun hours with us, like in the good old times : You guys know, where to find us.
For the once who we started to dislike : Don´t expect any courtesy anymore, that we were holding up since we were on the forum and acted with the purpose of keeping the peace. The "being nice" times are over. The second you will cross our path again and piss us off, we will let you know for sure.