Hello Firestorm Community,
There comes a time for each Staff Member when he has to decide to leave. For me, that day is today. I have served Pandashan since the 17th of July back in 2014 until this very day. I can tell you that every day was unique and different. I've met the greatest people throughout this time and had the best time of my life. Quite uninmaginable to think that I'm actually leaving. When I got promoted to Executive back in April 2015, I had tons of reasons to be as active as I could be. My motivation and dedication was thriving through the staff. My goal was to make the staff of our MoP International realm better than it ever has been. I am proud to say that I've accomplished that, but obviously not alone. At the end of 2015, our staff was close to perfect to me. I won't write a whole story about this because many subjects and stories are confidential and staff business.
I have met over 100's of Staff Members (not a joke!) And thousands of players. And I even made great awesome friends. I cannot be anti-nostalgia and forget my old days of when I was a GM so, some honorable mentions:
Sappient was my Head GM, but also my teacher and friend. My motivation and the person with whom I spent most of my time back in the day, a great guy.
Inveric. The story between him and me is quite complicated. Inveric was first the one who interviewed me and who was my HGM until he resigned. I was a Game Master. We kept quite in contact back then, all the way from GM until Executive GM. At that point, he asked me kindly if he could reinstate. So, the roles were turned. Nonetheless, Inveric is the only person who's been with me literally all the time. We have been through so much, and we have built such a relationship that it's hard to let go. And then to imagine he hasn't even talked once to me.. but even if he hasn't, he is great. His personality remains to be a complicated aspect of him. I know a lot about personalities, behavior etc but he's still so... unknown. One thing I do know is that he's very laid back and won't be stressed quickly. He's someone with whom you can always talk, always.
Icemetal, someone who is as friendly as can be. Even when in a bad mood, he's friendly. Even his face just shines of being friendly. Trust me! On the social aspect, I quite looked up to him. He's older after all, but he was always able to get along with everyone and easily deal with those who didn't want to be friends with him. "I don't care". The good old guy has a great voice fot singing, and I surely have many tears of laughter with him. Icemetal was always motivated, and was always able to speak sense into me. You have a great personality, make sure you don't ever lose it. Ice, you live in the USA, but we will meet each other!
Kothego. What a Marroccan that is. Kothego and I shared a lot of personal stories and problems and we proved each other to be there when necessary countles of times. Not only were our extremely funny times important, but the fact that we both knew we'd be there for the other was as well. At first, he was very distant, scared and shy maybe, but once he understood I'd accept him as a friend no matter how he was, looks or whatever, he opened up. And that was something unique for him, and me. Kothego is the guy with whom you can be extremely good friends, or enemies. He knows very well when to be friends with someone, and when not. But that doesn't even matter because damn, he is such a troll in real life. The stories I've heard, the things he has done.. you facepalm and laugh at the same time. Seriously, I think I cried of laughter so many times.
Ooutah, I have not spent much personal time with Ooutah. And sometimes I regretted I didn't. He's extremely motivated to do what he does, and that's unique now-a-days. Ooutah, know that I'll be still there for you man, any day.
So many, two more (I think)
Legnax! The Spanish Executive and now Administrator. Damn, how much I looked up to him is... out of this world. He came into our skype conversation to help out Judie (former Executive) with her duties as she was still inexperienced. Legnax is someone who will never ever give up. No matter in what situation, and for what reason. We will always fight for his place. And I sure learnt a lot by seeing his staff, and how he managed it when he was an Executive. Legnax was not only my "teacher" of being a good Head GM, but also a great friend. With whom I've spent hours talking whenever I felt so bad that I wanted to leave. Back in the day of when I was a GM mainly. Legnax is an awesome dude, and well.. I seriously have nothing bad to say about him.
Then last but not least: Peluche. My admin. Peluche is that person that would randomly show up and make every GM go wild because " a wild admin just appeared!". Peluche was the one and only that told me how happy he was with me, back of when I was a GM. Thanking me and complimenting me on my work in front of everyone, that was quite an honor since it hasn't happened ever before or after! Yeah, Peluche inspired me to work as hard as I could for Firestorm.
Obviously many Game Masters have meant a lot to me. But throughout the 19 months, I've met many. I think everyone knows when I'm talking about you (you as well Regin!).
To the players: I hope I've been able to satisfy you with my work and that you enjoyed playing on TZ with my staff as your service team.
I'll be around, that's for sure.
With love and regards,