Hi everyone, my name is Andy. For seven months, I've kept my real name (and gender) hidden from most of the Royals community. It's time that changed. When I first joined MapleRoyals, I expected to play a few days to relive the nostalgia and get bored soon after. However, soon after I found myself wanting to get involved by doing absolutely everything possible to make sure every player enjoys their time on the server. I spent hours every single day trying to answer every question new players asked and worked my ass off (excuse the language), to convince players who felt mistreated that resorting to breaking the rules or taking advantage of others wasn't the answer. In the past, I was banned twice for botting and while there is no visible proof on the forums, I'm not going to deny it never happened. I believe anyone who decides to support me in what I do should be informed of my past. As you can see, I also lied about who I was to my friends and guildmates, and no excuse justifies the fact that I was wrong in doing so. I betrayed the people who put their trust in me and am here to make up for it. During the first week I started playing on this server, I was fortunate enough to attend an event hosted by GM Aly and actually win my first chair. I couldn't believe how hard it was to earn event items, but the chair wasn't the reason I was so excited. It was the well-rounded staff that impressed me to the point where I needed to have a signed chair by every one of them. It's kind of silly, but the collection was my way of getting inspiration and the drive to make Royals a more friendly place, even though it's just a game. I spent the rest of my time helping my friends farm for items, chilling with new players on plug.dj, and even tried making guides for the first time. I never once used my fake persona to trick people into giving me things for free or helping me level. Eventually, I was pressured into applying for a staff position daily, which I sort of knew may not have worked out due to my ban history, but tried anyways. I became overwhelmed by all the things I got involved in that I decided to ask Manny to found Radio with me. We built the guild together in hopes to give MapleRoyals a better image (not that it was even needed), and to make friends who ended up working as a family rather than just friends. Later on, I ended up being too trustworthy in a player and lost my equips trying to help her level faster. It was painful to see someone who took advantage of my generosity walk around like nothing happened. I spent hours upon hours farming items while leeching other players for free because I felt it was wrong to charge for something I benefited from. While devastated, I deleted my level 200 bishop thinking all the effort I put into helping people was a waste of time, but now realize it wasn't true. To those who are still hurt by my actions, please understand it wasn't personal. I initially planned on telling people one by one, but got caught up with school so I took a break. When I read about youknowwho, I also felt that by posting on the forums, it would just make people re-live that scenario again, but I've decided it doesn't matter. I'm not that person. I was never in it for the fame or the self-satisfaction of accomplishing what regular players dream of. I want to make it right if you'd give me the chance, but have no regrets if you want to ignore me. After countless hours of contemplating whether or not I should stay, I've decided to try and restart with the hopes that I can restore the broken bonds. Hopefully we can work together and not let the community suffer from my past actions. To everyone else, I probably won't be playing in-game often so feel free to PM me if you'd like to chat on Skype once in a while. I'd be glad to help with anything you need unless it's Physics homework because ew. I would also definitely appreciate the help getting me back to being capable of contributing more to the server though.