Hey everyone, tis indeed I, Khaos!
First I'd like to start off by apologizing to everyone, but particularly the staff, seeing as I had definitely made their lives harder the last month. I'm sorry for burdening you all in that way.
Since there will no doubt be lots of people asking me, I'll try to address what I anticipate will be asked... ;) I am not dying, I do not have any sort of illness or affliction, I did not get sick of being around you all, I did not quit, I did not get into or have any sort of accident, nor had any physical harm become of me.
Simply put, the stress and frustrations of various things had just gotten to me, and as such I needed to take some 'me time' in order to get my head on straight. More importantly, I think I've sort-of gotten my internet in a spot that it'll permit me to be on, considering that was one of the frustrations which caused this all in the first place. OF course it'd go south on me... You'd think that when I haven't changed antenna positioning from one day to the next that everything would continue to be awesome... but nooOOooo *sigh* Back to the drawingboard!
Now, to put the headline into some context... (for those of you unfamiliar, here is the definition of 'epoch')
As you are already probably aware, we've had a few staff members turn in their resignation, and while it is always sad to see them go, it is two of them in particular that make this an even greater loss. Today marks the departure of not only the two remaining senior council members, but also who have been our longest running staff members besides myself; Tartarus (Jack) and Chronos (Kaylee). Both of them were with me since even long before we became Crafter's Legacy, and truth be told, it was Kaylee (then 'Lector') who was the catalyst to what would become The Great Banning (aka much of what the Mad God stories stem from), where Bod didn't agree with what Kaylee said and decided to demote+ban, which I then said I'd had enough of that crap. I put myself back as a child of Hypnos, changed my name back to Icelus, and deopped myself; I resigned... then was promptly also banned, because *shrug* Bod Logic. All because Kaylee stood up to Bod and as you can see, Bod wouldn't have any of that! Which that isn't to say Kaylee wasn't a total pain in the ass once upon a time, very much living up to the then-username of MrTrollingCow.... However, I saw a potential, could he set aside the childishness, and had indeed turned into a great addition to the server! Thank you for your countless hours you spent with us, putting up with the many dysfunctional players and ultimately keeping the peace! Also, Happy Birthday! :)
As for Jack, he kept bugging me while I was typing this, so I've cut it short now ;) it won't come as much surprise to any of you that he, too, had a tremulous start to his career... Aside from always having a twisted desire to torment people, he also has been known to be the cause of changes in server policy, or more specifically, changes to prevent the server from being crippled for many many hours -_- Granted, Bod played his part in that fiasco, but if you're ever curious as to why TNT is disabled... ask Jack what he did! ;) However, he too has came a long way, though at times still insists on being 3yr old, usually by building around me when he thinks I'm not there to see him doing it (of which I'm pretty certain every single time, I'm not actually been AFK). But I digress, he's been a tremendous help, and if it weren't for the combined efforts of Jack and Keegan, I can quite honestly say that easily more than half of the server simply wouldn't exist! (And no, that isn't to mean that Jack would've blown it up, either...) Quests, weapons, armor, events, QuestWorld, Underworld, etc etc etc. Jack is either behind the majority of them, or in their entirety. I might provide the technical expertise for the server, but there certainly wouldn't be much for people to do without all the effort he has put forth. To you I also extend my unending gratitude for you unrelenting efforts, and for not just sacrificing so much of your time, but also your sanity. Thank you.
Thus, why it's the ending of an epoch.
Where it is we'll go from here... I don't have a clue. We'll get there, though, we always have! :)