All Good Things Must Come To An End

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

  1. ɐpuɐd

    ɐpuɐd #exposed Staff Member TTT Admin

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    Thank you everyone that has made me enjoy my time in Arcadia enjoyable, except for when certain people were being little shits. I've spent over 1000 hours on this server and I don't regret any of it.
     
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  2. sanicbear

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    kos panda
     
  3. Jezza

    Jezza Big Time Hustler VIP Trusted

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    Sorry for dome-ing you when you dont realise im behind you :)
     
  4. Derp proper

    Derp proper Arcadia's Middle-Earth enthusiast VIP Trusted

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    can confirm that late night ttt is best ttt 20161229050456_1.jpg
     
  5. corgi ✿

    corgi ✿ shapes Elite

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    sad to see the server go :( i'm really going to miss being able to completely annihilate you all with my incredible aiming abilities.
     
  6. Animoo

    Animoo My cat is mean VIP Respected

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    Damn you really gotta stop going Micko Sode
     
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  7. Oscini

    Oscini Focus. Speed. I am Speed. Elite Respected

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    this is sad
    Arcadia gave me a nostalgic feel
     
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  8. MrFortunate

    MrFortunate "Ruff my ass"

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    Jesus. I took a few breaks from Garry's Mod because of my lack of time but it's really sad to see this server go down. I used to love talking and voice chatting with everyone through text or just in the chat; it was really fun. I'm going to miss everything this server brought to us, with it's fun and unique community and the great staff working to keep the server running. I loved everything this server stood for and how successful it became, but I feel a hole of emptiness open up when I hear this news. This server was probably one of the greatest of all of Garry's Mod, if not the best, due to it's awesome community and hard-working staff.

    Much respect goes out to those who worked hard trying to keep the server alive. Love and will miss you, Arcadia.
    Also, this news came out a day or two before my birthday. December 30th. It's really sad to hear this at such a happy time of my life. Garry's Mod won't be the same for me anymore


    (Just so I don't spam the chat, I'm going to leave some of my favourite images from the server I collected.)
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  9. Cowee12

    Cowee12 Just call me Spaghett

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    This is sad.
    I fondly remember one time I had a chicken drumstick and chips on a stormy rainy night, and then came on the server. A long day of School/work. This brought my mood up and was happy to see it was still thriving.
    Good luck for the future everyone and hope to see y'all on discord. I will become more active now
     
  10. Skeleton Patrol

    Skeleton Patrol #.# Elite Trusted

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    You bunch of losers have definitely been the best bunch of losers on the internet :(
    Cheers for all the good times and shit. Now I'm gonna need another place for drunken shenanigans...
     
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  11. AyyJayy

    AyyJayy Never gonna give a rock Staff Member TTT Admin

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    Dear fellow memers, players, and others.

    I write today with my eyes glistening and my heart weighed down by memories of the best Arcadian times. Most of you already have heard the news, some of you probably saw this coming too. I tossed up whether or not to put key to finger as I do not believe I could do my thoughts justice, but I may as well try for those that care to read an old adminges words.

    I joined this community some 3 years ago though it would take some more time before I would fully integrate with it. I was just experiencing the end of a different gaming community, unsure what lay ahead for me and was unhappy with my now previous job. Somehow I stumbled back into gmod, maybe I was searching for something new, or at least a distraction to keep the dark thoughts away. Little did I know that I would find arguably the best gmod community in a TTT server. It had a sensible mix of weapons, cosmetics, and maps with an active set of owners and adminges keeping an eye on things. I remember thinking the rules seemed a little RDM happy at the time but given there was no karma, this made sense.

    I remember being impressed by the deagle skills of Rainy, Tanix, and NciK (to name a few) whilst appreciating the genuinely accepting nature of the server towards newcomers no matter what their background. This was back in my Apple the Jackal days which I would shorten for convenience. Despite spending a larger and larger portion of time on the server I was still stinging from a poor previous community and this meant I took many months before even applying for respected. It didn’t bother me greatly at the time since I was happy to be helping and taking root in a friendly community. At this time the community was still young and so admin applications were simply always open. About a week or so after getting respected I was prodded by Yanz to make an app, which I had no intention of doing beforehand. I was surprised and touched to be given the chance to help out but I had to join the teamspeak.

    Something I had been avoiding was getting too involved within the community itself but suddenly I had no choice. I think I joined the teamspeak a few times before immediately leaving but eventually I braved talking to strangers and came to love the community. We thrived back in those times with a full TTT server most of the day and a full teamspeak server. This renewed sense or purpose and new group of friends helped me through some dark times for myself.

    I had the privilege of watching Arcadia grow to become a thriving community, and unfortunately the responsibility of dignifying it’s passing. I will always be grateful for Arcadia for helping me through a tough time in my life, allowing me the chance to help people, and ultimately leading to my current job. It has set me in optimal stead for the future and has helped me to see there is still something positive and pure in the world. Might seem a bit sappy, but hope for the future is a rare pleasure for someone like me.

    My experience as an admin was not perfect, I made some enemies, made many mistakes, and unfortunately was not able to make the most of it in my view, but above all else I enjoyed my time immensely. I saw plenty of people come and go over my years. Life was not without some drama at Arcadia but the good times always outweighed the bad. Over 2 years down the line I am still sad to see this community lose its core. No longer will I be able to diddle at will, gag who I please, and gimp those disgusting smellys.

    I won’t thank anyone individually as there truly are too many and I’d probably miss some poor sods. So firstly I’d like to thank adminges if the past and present for their support and time over the years at Arcadia. You have all added to the community in your own way over the years and you are thoroughly appreciated for giving your time and patience. You each helped to shape Arcadia into the community it continues to be today and your leadership is priceless. You at the coal face did the hard yards when needed to each earn your place.

    I would also like to thank those working behind the scenes, in particular the CM’s and Developer, to help create fresh content for the playerbase to thrive off of. I understand the limits you were given and appreciate your tenacity and time throughout. I also applaud your time spent on maintaining the community spirit and hope you understand that despite everything you are loved by the community.

    I would like to also thank the owners (Rainy and Mitsu) for founding such a great online community and for keeping it going as long as they did. You both were the solid heart of Arcadia beating strongly throughout. You both cared deeply for the server and your adminges and this set the best tone for the wider community to follow. While things may not have gone as planned in the later stages, your hard work in keeping the server going is unquestionable, and you were thoroughly missed.

    Lastly I would like to thank you reader and the players in general whoever you were. Whether you are a tryhard, a salty peanut, a friend, a frustration, a smelly, a good noodle, or a sweet mixture of all the above, you all in some way contributed to a community which will always have a special place in my heart. You made the community with your input. Try not to feel down as this part of you reaches its destination, just remember the genuine decency of this community. You made this community special so be proud of it.

    This post got a lot longer than I anticipated and the TLDR is just me trying to say thanks poorly. Thanks for reading through this marathon if you did. So long and farewell Arcadia TTT.
     
  12. Siggers

    Siggers Elite Respected Elite Respected

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    Its so sad to see after three years of running, this server shutting down. I miss the good old days in late 2016, early 2017 when I started and I would have to message an Admin on steam just for them to kick any AFKs so I could join the server because it was that full. But nothing good lasts forever and this is the time for Arcadia to permanently close. The legacy of these forums and all the memories they hold will never be forgotten and I'll probably end up using the Wayback Machine every second day just to see it again.
    I'd personally like to thank all the Admins and Community Managers past and present for the time and effort they have put into this server to keep it spiralling out of control. I miss working with you guys and I can't imagine any better humans than all of you!
    Thank you, Rainy, Mitsu and Yanzie for maintaining the server in the background, and still jumping in on the fun every now and then. You guys really made this server one of the best on Garry's Mod. I'll miss all those early morning shenanigans where you guys would mess with the server for fun, you all really helped make my day.
    And to all other users, Respecteds and Trusteds. Thank you for playing your part in the community, whether it be on assisting with voting on the public forums or just getting on and having a good time on the server, you upkept the reputation this server has and will continue to have for eternity.
    I honestly could compliment you all (because as some may recall, I was a serious suckup back in the day), but I'll refrain from doing that just to minimise spam, but if you ever wanna talk about absolutely anything: everyday life, the server, any memories I have of you etc. I'll be available on Discord, so just hit me up whenever.
    I'll attach some memories I found in my screenshots folder here, just as a reminder of the good times.
    Memories 2.jpg The time when I accidentally fspecced everyone (!fspec *).
    Memories 3.jpg When I finally screencapped Jezza in time to get @/me command.
    Memories 4.jpg T H O T
    Memories 5.jpg Zephy trying to get in.
    Memories 6.jpg Rainy teaching us yoga.
    Memories 7.jpg Xylo having fun with Newman on a typical Friday night.
     
  13. Alpaaca

    Alpaaca Wut. Elite Respected

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    I loved this server, so sad to see it come to an end. I won't forget the memories it gave all of us.
     
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  14. Xylo

    Xylo Community Manager Staff Member Community Manager

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    Omg
    No fucking way
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    Exact same time but different screenshot. From like 3 fucking years ago. This is amazing.
     
  15. Rybie

    Rybie VIP VIP

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    11:06 PM - rybie: oi peanut
    11:06 PM - rybie: ban this id for a week plz for Mass RDM
    11:06 PM - rybie: STEAM_0:0:72053599
    11:07 PM - Harribo_Gold: Wut y
    11:08 PM - rybie: it's an id i forgot to do earlier this morning bcs got distracte
    11:13 PM - Harribo_Gold: uhhh ok
    Harribo_Gold banned steamid STEAM_0:0:72053599(Harribo_Gold) for 1 week (Mass RDM)

    @Harriyeet
     
  16. Levi

    Levi TTT Babymin VIP Trusted

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    This was the first ever TTT server I had ever played on, during this time playing I have created so many friends and memories on here I will cherish for a while. Thank you, everyone for making this great experience for me you guys are the real MVP's. I really am gonna miss wasting my life on this server but I hope I can see/play with you all again.

    Levi | Blue | Jeans
    V.I.P Admin 4 Lifeeeee
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  17. Gary the Gargoyle

    Gary the Gargoyle ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Ruff Staff Member TTT Admin

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  18. Gary the Gargoyle

    Gary the Gargoyle ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Ruff Staff Member TTT Admin

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  19. Hoosen

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    time to make next map

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  20. Twicken

    Twicken Year 3000 Elite Trusted

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    4000_screenshots_20170922000955_1.jpg This is when the rank part of the scoreboard looked like a chess piece.

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    This is when we were Powerpuff Girls

    Thanks for hosting such a cool server, i'll miss it y'all! Looking forward to playing some new stuff with you all though. This server is kinda like my "Cheers" where everybody knows your name, kinda thing. It's been a super cool experience.
     

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