The End is Nigh
Tonight, in just a few hours, W4RG will be dissolved as a unit. I wanted to take the time to give us a proper send-off, so elected to make this last post as a capstone to our achievements together. Most of the other network areas will go offline, but this will remain here for some time.
Over the past two and a half years, I have had the privilege of doing battle alongside some of the finest MechWarriors the Inner Sphere has ever produced. Every single one of you was part of my life, whether you realize it or not. This was a labor of love for me and I have no regrets, save the drama that always precipitates this sort of event. I am happy to have met each and every single one of you.
However, for me this has demanded more and more of my attention over time. That translates to emotional investment, and I am a passionate person. We have always prided ourselves on paying more attention to each individual member than most units do, and for a good long while I had adequate help in administering guidance to our community. With most of our current members unwilling or unable to aid in the direction of the unit, we are not able to keep up with our standards of excellence.
This has been going on for a long time. Today, however - I do not cast any blame except on myself. If I had worked longer, harder, perhaps something would still be standing today. Perhaps.
In either case, my own growing family and business is demanding more attention. I can no longer devote the amount of energy I have to this endeavor, for the constant churn and drama renders it unnecessary, and mostly likely unhealthy for my body, mind and spirit - not to mention interpersonal relationships that are tested as my unit demanded my attention every single day (except Sunday). I'm not complaining about that, it was great to be needed.
So it is that tonight, in a few hours time, I will retire from MWO. The great wealth of things I learned while serving as commander will enrich and embolden me throughout my life. Thus it is with great regret that my last act as Zvolimir the Blackhand will be to dissolve the unit.
In the end, I feel as if the unit can be put down knowing that by and large, it's commander stood by their principles, guidelines and the advice of the Command Staff (when that was a thing). Wherever you go from here, take a piece of this with you whatever that may be. We did good here, boys - for a long time. Longer than most.
Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve with you as your commander as long as I did. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life, and I cannot express enough gratitude to the unit for that. It is I who am in your debt.
Farewell, from Zvolimir Grebenschikov...sometimes called the Blackhand.
Good night, and Good Hunting, Gatekeepers!