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After years of slating everyone who ever dared to run and pay for this place, I promised I would step up and be the admin/part owner that would change things. When we had the team reshuffle sometime last year there was some initial excitement, and a few events and Mordhau servers did pop up... After that, it kind of just died out. Outbreak in truth, was past the point of the golden days of fun and games many moons ago, and I wrongly believed I was the one who could rekindle that wistful occasion. 

I'm not saying that there isn't a future for Outbreak, but I'm saying there isn't a future in which we'd all be active in the same spirit ever again. The forums were a hot place to visit, the game servers were where we put a voice to the coloured name, and the TeamSpeak (initially not used) was where the friendships were fortified. The friendships are the only thing that have kept us all together, many so strong that they will last a lifetime. It is very hard for a new person to become part of either of the core groups, not impossible though.

The CS server days were a period where everyone was a bit anonymous, no one really knew anyone other than what their Steam status revealed. It sparked curiosity without too much of the prejudices, it was a more compassionate introduction to each other. The paradigm for meeting new players has shifted a lot since then, it's mainly driven by Discord and Reddit communities rather than self-hosted game and VoIP servers. This is a change we didn't want to embrace.

For better or worse, Outbreak has now been going for nearly ten years. I do sometimes wonder what my life would be without it, but happier that I have had the chance to be bullied all the way to the top and back - even if when I got there I did very little in the grand scheme of things. For those that don't know, I have worked in IT for around 4 years, and 3 of them were working at a company that didn't appreciate anything I did and it made me quite irritable. I then joined another IT company and was much happier, but also much busier as I made the jump from working in an internal IT department to a customer facing one - having to learn multiple IT environments instead of perfecting just the one. I've been absorbing the knowledge of the industry pretty intensely for the last year or so, which is partly why I don't game so much anymore - but I shouldn't have let my relationship with Conor and the rest of the team slip so much I get removed from the Admin team without warning. 

Sometimes life gets in the way.

I hope all you frequent and infrequent visitors are still keeping well, and that the choices you are making lead to ample gratification and reward.

-MintyFresh

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On 16/03/2020 at 23:39, Mintlou said:

I'm not saying that there isn't a future for Outbreak, but I'm saying there isn't a future in which we'd all be active in the same spirit ever again. The forums were a hot place to visit, the game servers were where we put a voice to the coloured name, and the TeamSpeak (initially not used) was where the friendships were fortified. The friendships are the only thing that have kept us all together, many so strong that they will last a lifetime. It is very hard for a new person to become part of either of the core groups, not impossible though.

+1, for real man i miss the old days where when i come back home and get so fucking excited to play with yall'n shit, doing stupid ass shit like mixes, jackbox, GTA and other stuff  all day every day and next day i then wait for my boring ass work/studying gets done with so i can play with everyone and have a huge blast of laughter.

PS: ayo OG's get ur asses on ts sometime holla at us, it ain't a bad thing to jump at ur old folks and holla at em innit.

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