All Good Things Must Come To An End

Discussion in 'News And Updates' started by Ailuros, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Ailuros

    Ailuros Salt Manager Staff Member Community Manager

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    Dear members of Arcadia,

    It is with great sadness that we are announcing that the Arcadia TTT server will be shutting down between the 29th of December and the 1st of January (We apologise for not being able to provide more notice than this). The TTT server was a wonderful place to get to know new people and over the past three years, it has grown into a community that means a lot everyone involved. We appreciate the support that every member of the community has given to make this server as great as it is.

    We would like to make it very clear that only the Arcadia TTT server will be shutting down (alongside the forums). The discord server will stay up and there will be some changes to the layout in the near future as we transition into a general gaming discord, where the community can hopefully continue to thrive whilst playing other games. We would love it if you continued to use this discord as a place to chill and play games with friends from the server.

    Once again, we would like to thank everyone for your incredible support and hope that you have enjoyed the community as much as we have.

    All the best and we sincerely hope to see you around in the future,
    Rainy, Mitsu, Yanz, Ailuros, Xylo and the Admin Team.





    (please only comment good memories or goodbyes below)
     
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  3. Logic

    Logic No I'm not a rapper Elite Trusted

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    It is sad to see that the server will be going down. I've been extremely lucky to be able to spend over 2 years here and meet all of the amazing people of this community. I can't imagine what I would be like without this community, as I believe that it has helped shape me as a person during the time I've spend here. I feel like I have been blessed for ever even stumbling upon this community, let alone be able to feel like an integrated member as well as formerly an admin. I hope that I will still keep in touch with everyone from this community.

    I feel like I need to apologise for some thing as well. I know that at times I have come across as a dick and I will admit that if you have thought that at some point that you probably weren't wrong. If you were one of the (many) people that I constantly gave shit to, I hope you realise that I probably considered you as a friend and that it was banter. I hope that there will be no hard feelings over all of this and that we can all leave on good terms.

    It was great knowing all of you and being on the server
    Sincerely, Logic
     
  4. Flano97

    Flano97 The Flamingo Elite

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    I think i said all i needed to say last time we thought the server was shutting down, but thank you Rainy, Mitsu and all the admins past and present for creating an enviroment where people can always no matter what, fit in. Its such a unique thing to be able to have that every day/night when you come home. You have no idea how much that means to some people to be able to come to a safe place and make real relationships. So thank you for the good times and happy memories.

    If anyone ever wants to catch up, im always just a steam message away. The flamingo :D
     
  5. Burtmin

    Burtmin Feeling' Whitney Elite Respected

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    Sadly saw this coming.
    This community has been a great place for people to relax and enjoy each other's company. This community has kept myself going through extremely hard times, I'll be completely honest, I didn't see myself getting to the end of this year. But I did and I can say a part of it is due to players in this community. I will hold close the memories made here and would love to stay in touch with all of you. Please add me on steam if we are not already. Lots of love to Rainy and Mitsu and the admin team. Love to the players past and current. Love ya
     
  6. Animoo

    Animoo My cat is mean VIP Respected

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    :heart:? :broken_heart:? :heart:!
     
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  7. Winnie

    Winnie Donator Donator

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  8. Ailuros

    Ailuros Salt Manager Staff Member Community Manager

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    This time nothing will change this decision.
     
  9. Jezza

    Jezza Big Time Hustler VIP Trusted

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    Well farewell Arcadians, this is a sad moment for us all and I hope that most of you nerds stay active in the discord so i can chat to you all every so often. This server has provided me a lot of fun and joy over the past 2 years and i hope the memories and friends i have made will stay around for many years to come.

    Thank you all :heart::sob:
     
  10. Levi

    Levi TTT Babymin VIP Trusted

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    this ain't it chief. :sob:
     
  11. Wauler

    Wauler An old-young minge Elite Respected

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    yikes, what a great time to get banned :(

    Eh we'd still be a community though and we could still play TTT together in other places :p

    (better than before)
     
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  12. Xylo

    Xylo Community Manager Staff Member Community Manager

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    Tried the past few hours writing up another goodbye but couldn't bring myself to it. This is the best I could come up with. This is a short summary of me being here so you may find it boring.

    My time here at Arcadia has been extraordinary and it's all thanks to you guys, the Owner's and Dev who gave us this experience, the admins who have always helped Ailuros and I out with managing the server and of course, the community. I have so many brilliant memories here and I would like to share a couple. This post should probably be in the nostalgia thread but I think it's a bit more fitting here.

    Here is the first ever screenshot I took. It's of tab which I used for my respected app. Look at some of these old players/ranks lol. Miss you Gussy and de_lay.
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    Applying for Respected was a pretty big thing for me. I have always been somewhat shy in real life, especially in a place where I don't have many friends or where I'm not that well known. This shyness of course carried over to here originally. I used to always keep to myself, stick my head down and play the game. The first ever person I really spoke to here was a player known as Cluescrolls. We had quite a bit of fun and liked to screw around. Clue is the person that pushed me to go for Respected and the rest is history haha.
    Just before I posted my app, I wanted to ask an admin if they thought I should go for it or not. I asked AJ, who, at the time, didn't know who I was lol and although I don't remember specifically what he said, he gave me assurance and I went for it.
    I remember coming home from work the next day, opening up my app to see if anyone actually cared and to my amazement, I had gotten such an awesome response that I knew Arcadia was the place for me.

    Made lots of friends after and felt right at home. Admin apps opened one day and I just went for it. I became admin along with Bena, Live and sammi and the four of us got along really well. My fondest memories were of us being taught how to manage a constant 32-player full server with a side dish of minge. I did my first ever perm ban not long into getting admin, which was followed by my first ever response to an appeal. Thank you IntoBeyonder x. I also banned myself by mistake accidentally whilst being a baby. I copied by own ID instead of the correct one.
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    It didn't take long before sammi and I got Community Manager. I remember the day. I wasn't really doing much and then all of a sudden Ncik messages me and was like "yo, you interested in going for CM?" I was bedazzled at the time. Me? A CM? I was astonished at the time. Accepting respected and admin applications were always my favorite thing to do. Dealing with ban appeals or deciding the fate of someone's future to play here was always a 'heart beat skip' moment. The worst experience I've had as CM was for sure demoting or denying people, Ailuros would agree with me on that one.

    Looking back at everything I've done as Admin and as CM I believe I did almost everything to the best of my ability. Sure, I made some mistakes along the way and for sure had some miscalls, but I always strove to learn and improve from those mistakes. I always kept going, learning from my mistakes of yesterday to make a better today. It definitely got tough, there were moments where Ailuros and I just didn't know what to do, but we kept going and did our best. This is what I have practiced and learnt from my time here at Arcadia and if there's anything any of you guys should take from here it is definitely this. Life will get tough and you will struggle, but I assure you it will get better. Always keep going, learning from yesterday and living today. And always do your best. This may sound kind of cringey, bland or not very helpful, some of you might be thinking "wtf is xylo on about again" but it's whats in my heart and what I believe in and if it at least helps one of you out, then its worth it.

    I have some additional screenshots here of silly moments that I could find, enjoy :)
    This first one here was I believe one of the first times I logged onto TS and saw all of the admins together appreciating Rybie
    I believe the admins here are as follows; Mitsu, Rainy, Kupa, Aridia, Regrowth, Rybie, bees, (not sure), Zephyr and then Clayton. I just always found it funny seeing this.
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    Accidentally slaying Ncik.
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    Eater of children.
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    Some random confusing all of us.
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    Rybie being a whore.
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    Sammi being big.
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    AJ taking it.
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    Xylo c==3
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    I'm always going to be online on Discord so if you ever need to talk, just message me!

    Thank you literally everyone.

    Xylo signing out!
     
  13. UberZee

    UberZee Arcadia's Funeral Director Elite Trusted

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    I will make this short and sweet.

    Thank you for the fun times Arcadia, I will miss you all.
     
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  14. Levi

    Levi TTT Babymin VIP Trusted

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    Late night TTT was the best.
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  15. Levi

    Levi TTT Babymin VIP Trusted

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    Warmongerous Sometimes Good at Aiming VIP Trusted

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    This isn't the first Gmod community I've seen be shut down, and it certainly won't be the last. But it is one of the most memorable. Thank you all for the fun times I've had, and for resparking my interest in Gmod.

    (Also, why did I have to break my arm and leg now, can't even play these few days...)
     
  17. Mitchello

    Mitchello No i didn't trip. The floor needed a hug. Elite Respected

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    It is sad to see I wont be around for the final days of Arcadia. This holiday sure has become sadder to me knowing that Arcadia's time is comming to an end. I hope we still play togeather every now and then. Thank you to everyone who has made and left Arcadia in my heart.
     
  18. Gorn

    Gorn TTT Admyn Trusted

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    I just want to say thank you so much for this server. This really was my first ever gaming community and honestly I couldn’t be happier to of found it. Ever since I first joined in every felt welcome and apart of the group - and that feeling grew stronger when I was allowed the rank of Admin even though I was under the required age.

    Thank you to everyone that has made an impact on my experience here at Arcadia.

    Love you all <333
    but not u sammi
     
  19. HepticYoshi

    HepticYoshi Fun Police Staff Member TTT Admin

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    This probably hurt more than it should've, but what a wildride this has been for the past 2 and a half years. Met so many awesome people from this community, even met one in real life and I would never have thought a gmod server could do that. Would like to thank everyone whos played on the server when I've been on, including Rainy, Mitsu, the CM's, my fellow admin team, the regular players and even (sometimes) the minges for the memories that I've had while being on here, you guys rock!

    Special shoutout to the Late Night Gang that kept me entertained till the sun started rising the next day

    Make sure to add me on steam if you are down to play/talk. It's been ya boy hepticyoshi love yas all, good luck in the future and hopefully I'll see you guys around soon!
     
  20. hairyturkey

    hairyturkey Elite Respected Elite Respected

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    defiantly the most attach server/communtity i have been apart of not the first server shutdown i have seen but hardest farewell i have written even harder then shutting down and written farewelll when i had my own server. BIG shoutout to @Thungo for bring me here if it was not of him joining this server i would of not meet amazing people i may only been here for a year but boi i had some good memories and shoutout to the late night crew getting up to shenanigans shame @Big Hoss is not back for one final time love making you rage by the way but in short thanks to everyone for the great memories especially the owners for making this server and community, maybe meet some of you nerds irl for drinks or party at NYE. This turkey is flying away cya all and good luck for all future endeavours
     

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