Hello! I'm Akira! <3

Discussion in 'Introductions and Farewells' started by Shiyui, Mar 14, 2016.

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    Hi nice to meet you. Have you heard of our lord and savior infinite ress?
     
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    HEY... what about buyer sed
     
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    3 years later.... lel
    ~f8
     
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    When are we finally hting akira
     
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    You should meet my friend @Tim , I think you'd get along pretty nicely
     
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    I don't think so, she won't even put me on her buddy list
     
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    Why @Shiyui so mean!
     
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    Can't be in the friendzone if you're not a friend ;)
     
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    Because as you said, you didn't want to be just another person on my buddy list hahaha! And to this day, none of your characters are on any buddy list of mine. Man, I love that Ben screenshotted when I logged on three years ago. Such wistful nostalgia... Back when we had 250 buddy slots and I felt like I knew literally everyone on the server at least as an acquaintance. I miss all these names. I remember all of them. Fuck, all my caps LOL. I feel like I matured so much from then. I now no longer use XD unironically.

    They say you should marry your best friend luuluu, hope your fiance is in the friendzone. ;)

    You brought your friend as an HTP buyer on our run today and told her we had infinite res and didn't tell me. So I only did two clients instead of four and she died twice so... No I haven't seen our lord and savior today LOL.
     
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    Akira, she's my only friend 0:)
     
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    Saw this from a video I was watching of an artist I watch. :o

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    March 6, 2017, I wrote to my profile a single message: to the memories I made and the people I met here, I'm grateful.

    And over three years later, that is still very true.

    I joined Royals what seems like a very long time ago. How little I knew just how much a passing wistfulness to play the MapleStory of my childhood would impact my life. It would end up very ironic indeed that my fleeting nostalgia for 2008 MapleStory would turn into a years' long yearning for 2016 MapleRoyals. I really cannot express just how dear my memories here are to me. I look back on this game from then with such fondness and I really do feel incredibly lucky I was here to be a part of the glory days of old source, at least for a year.

    What was supposed to be a weekend hobby soon turned into a nearly undying passion. I had just one character for the longest time, just one bishop, a true bishop main through and through. I remember hime duo grinding through the late priest levels, being a noob and forgetting the Genesis quest but buying an HTPQ for the quest item, and then when I finally got that skill, giving away the next 80 levels' worth of free skele leech so I could get my 50% HS exp bonus haha. I wonder if I'm the fastest person to hit level 200 from the date that they joined the server since I only needed a solid three months, no lifing Royals, just grinding at skeles all day, every day. God, that was so much fun.

    There are far, far too many people to list to say individual thank yous. As it was, I had trouble individually thanking people back then when I would log in and I had to expand my chat box just to see all the people who said welcome back when I logged in haha. But yeah, thank you, especially to Yan, Nessi, and Hampa, the other half of the Fryslan Horntail speedrun tryhards. It was a lot of fun goby farming with Speed Infusion in Deep Sea Gorge II, then mass summon farming with my priest turned bishop army at Leprechauns, then mass stopper farming at Voodoos and Psycho Jacks, then quad ulu 1 farming. I sank countless hours in this game farming and Horntailing and it was worth it. I remember when I was new and theorycrafting a 1700 magic bishop equip set as a pipe dream haha. Pretty surreal that I ended up achieving that and making a full perfect magician equip set from scratch. Too bad my retirement dreams of making a shitton of meso for fun and funding the Maple and to-be real life husband's attack gear died so soon though.

    And that's really the thing. What was a nearly undying passion simply died.

    I was really, really active on forums, especially the shoutbox, for a very long time. I fondly remember my nickname of shoutbox bot. Every now and then, there would be a person on forums or shoutbox going on and on about their grievances with the server. And sometimes that person was a veteran player. Didn't see that someday, that person would be me. But here we are. I know my frustrations with this server run very, very deep. I have contemplated writing a farewell post many times in the past three years. But only now am I certain that I will not foreseeabley change my mind. And so it is a fitting place that the thread I introduced myself on, all those years ago, will be where I post my goodbye, even though I said goodbye to this server a very, very long time ago.

    It is now 3 years, 10 months, and counting without an autoban system. The reality is that Royals' priorities are horribly backwards. I cannot in any way justify why we still have no autoban after this long. If such a system was truly the top priority, we would at least have an autoban with rudimentary functionality, but we have nothing. There are many, many other things that have frustrated me, but the the day where I was truly over and done with Royals was when update 65 released. Royals is overrun with hackers, botters, and RWTers, and yet its management has punished legitimate, hardworking and dedicated players on a number of occasions. First it was the removal of pets looting drops of mobs killed by summons, nerfing summon farming under the guise that it would reduce botters. What an excuse when botters did, and still do, simply code a script to walk back and forth while holding down the loot button. Then there was the advent of quad ulu 1 farming where truly hardcore players could reasonably keep up with all the hacker and botter armies funding all the cheaters. And that was summarily murdered with update 65 where ulu mob spawn rates were specifically targeted and nerfed and NLC pot prices were jacked up specifically to nerf the meso one could make farming or leeching with an arch mage or bishop. It is truly impossible for a legitimate player to even keep pace with all the hacker and botter legions that fund the RWT economy. There is no point to playing and, at least in my eyes, there is no point to hoping that the server will change with its most recent decisions and prioritizations.

    But I sincerely and warmly hope that there are people who play Royals who experience the same joy because of this game I once did. Happy Mapling.
     
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    I agree 10000000000000000000000000000000% Momma Shiyui
    Roll back update 64 pls ~f4
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    There's so much I could say here...

    But I'll keep it short. Take care on your future endeavors Akria <3 Let's catch up sometime in OC or something when things get better and I decide to go down again! (I might go down later this year since I have some airline credits that expire in November that won't be extended -.-')
     
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    sorry to see you go as I started logging on again, was looking forward to catch up and talk.
    can I get the gears we made together since you don't play at the moment and I want to?
    I haven't been able to contact you otherwise and I could really use them, as I have no other gear.
     
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    When i first met u, i was actually curious why everyone seem to love u so much, that doubt disapeared so fast, just by crossing a few words with you....yikes..i dont even know what to say, we barely met each other, but its really sad to me, to see u go like this.
    Just gona say that im happy to have met u b4 u go and at least share some laughs and jokes. I wish nothing but the best in your future endeavors Akira san...
     
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    "Too bad my retirement dreams of making a shitton of meso for fun and funding the Maple and to-be real life husband's attack gear died so soon though."

    HOLD UP! ENGAGED?
     
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    Thank you for taking the time, to talk about yourself, and let me talk about myself to you in dojo.

    You’re genuine, and truly a good friend to people that allow themselves to create a friendship with you.

    I hope the world opens up a special area for you, and i hope the best for you and your future husband.

    Congratulations to that, and goodluck Akira.
     
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