1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Farewell and following seas

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Ron Bron, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Ron Bron

    Ron Bron Former President
    VIP Contributor Alumni

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    814
    Likes Received:
    697
    Greetings!

    This is a special announcement to recognize the tremendous contribution that has been made to our community, over years of service by the following people:

    Petra Fyde
    Magdalene
    Watchertoo
    Tazar
    Lady Tia
    Frarc
    Kelmo
    Flair
    Faeryl
    Ericasquill
    Shamus Turlough
    Amber Witch

    As many have heard, these staff members have decided to resign. I am new to the community, so I have not met all of them, but I was very impressed by the ones I did (Petra, Tazar, Lady Tia, Kelmo, Shamus). For those that I never met, I will just judge them by the excellent resource and community strength they have left us with. It took talented, motivated, and selfless people like these to develop Stratics to where it is today.

    This is a great time to reach out in appreciation to these community members for the legacy they have left us. Find them in the forums and inside the game and wish them well. I'm sure their guilds and game friends will appreciate having them back after they've been on loan to Stratics for so long.

    It is going to be hard to fill the deficit left by our veteran staff members, but we thank them all the same and will do our best to carry the community in their absence. It is a sad time, but exciting to see so many other community members willing to do what they can to help fill the hole. We offer our best in tribute to those who have gone before us!

    Farewell Petra. Farewell Magdalene. Farewell Watchertoo. Farewell Tazar. Farewell Lady Tia. Farewell Frarc. Farewell Kelmo. Farewell Flair. Farewell Faeryl. Farewell Ericasquill. Farewell Shamus. Farewell Amber Witch.

    We'll leave chair for you at the table.

    Ron Bron
     
    #1 Ron Bron, Oct 15, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  2. Mandrake of DF

    Mandrake of DF Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    323
    You should put up a memorial page for old veteran worker's, mod's and reporter's!

    Some of them did a change to the game and built this forums to be the Nr 1 Fan site of Ultima Online.

    We miss you all!!!
     
    #2 Mandrake of DF, Oct 15, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
    Captn Norrington and Blaeke like this.
  3. Amber Witch

    Amber Witch Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Gilfane

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    553
  4. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    *Hugs Amber Witch*

    I don't think he meant to leave you out - but you still have your staff badge. They've not finished processing your paperwork.
     
  5. old gypsy

    old gypsy Grand Poobah
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Patron PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5,834
    Likes Received:
    5,272
    I will always miss them.

    Why does this announcement sound so... so... politically correct? Never mind. *slinks back to shard forum* :sad4:
     
  6. Mandrake of DF

    Mandrake of DF Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    323
    Thank you for all your effort with the rest of the team!!! Its been a pleasure to be a member here!

    To work for a continous game is a fairytale, sometime you have to let it go...i am still counting 17 yrs on my game...and I will count more I hope. But cant do with same love and compassion as I did before.

    Life meets a crossroad, and you have to choose a path!

    Safe journeys!!!

    Signed

    ~ Mandrake
     
    #6 Mandrake of DF, Oct 15, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
    Captn Norrington, startle and Tazar like this.
  7. Kayhynn

    Kayhynn Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,531
    Likes Received:
    541
    As I posted elsewhere....

    I know I have been seen as an enemy from time to time due to my work and affiliation with UOForums. That being said, as a former Stratics' staff member from 2005-2009, it breaks my heart to see this happening, no matter the reasons (yeah there was an exodus then too, I'm not missed, I know).

    Therefore, I wish to thank all the previous staff who are resigning, some of whom were staff when I was staff, for all their hardwork throughout the years. Most of the time it's grueling and thankless and some of you probably felt like you were shat on for it. It will be a loss felt by the community for a very long time.

    I wish you well in your future endeavors and I hope to still communicate with those of you i know on a regular basis.

    Light laughter and sweet water.
     
  8. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    Yes sorry about the delay, and please stick around we wouldn't want you wandering too far. No slight was intended I'm sure.
     
  9. GasaiYuno

    GasaiYuno Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    17
    I cri everytime.

    Nah seriously, it is sad to see so many people leave.
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  10. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,748
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    MEEES WILL MISSSES YOOS
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  11. drewster513

    drewster513 Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    201
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  12. Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Guardian's Of Valor

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    49
    I'm shocked by this news :( Hope all of you return and if not, may you have some good travels :)
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  13. OREOGL

    OREOGL Babbling Loonie
    Professional Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    1,442
    Ok, anyone else wondering why ALL of these mods left? Ron wtf did you do?
     
  14. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    Please do not wonder what @Ron Bron did - all he did was buy Stratics. He's not even been around long enough to meet everyone nor share his vision for Stratics. Any issues were are not about Ron. Personally - I did get a chance to meet him (remotely via Skype) and I like what I see. I hope he does well and I wish him the best.
     
  15. Surgeries

    Surgeries Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    6,107
    Likes Received:
    92
    Wow...I popped in after I couldn't get the Stratics page to load....wow...just wow.

    Things do change, and it isn't always necessarily for the best. It could be, but losing legacy folks...and lots of them... like that is not typically indicative of a something great on the horizon, in my experiences.
     
    drewster513 likes this.
  16. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    Many have said it has little to do with plans going forward or with the new ownership of Stratics, so please don't read too much into things. Lets leave this post as a place to thank them for their contributions and honor the time they spent dedicating a portion of their lives for the enjoyment of all.
     
    Ron Bron likes this.
  17. Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    42
  18. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Does seem like a large amount of mods leaving right after a forum move. Who owns stratics now?
     
    drewster513 likes this.
  19. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Trade Forum Administrator
    Moderator Professional Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,683
    Likes Received:
    8,766
    The guy who started this thread.
     
    azmodanb likes this.
  20. OREOGL

    OREOGL Babbling Loonie
    Professional Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    1,442
    Feel free to PM me about the issues were. If you don't wish to discuss it thats fine. Thanks for your (and everyone elses's) time spent here over the years.

    Stratics would not be what it is today.
     
    Nexus likes this.
  21. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Yes but is he a solo owner or a part of something like facebook? Forgive me if I have missed this info in the past, I do not get around to reading the main boards much.
     
  22. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Trade Forum Administrator
    Moderator Professional Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,683
    Likes Received:
    8,766
    I could be wrong, but I think he is the solo owner, like Taylor was.
     
    Ron Bron likes this.
  23. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Thank you sir. Sure hate to see so many of the mods leave at once. I am sure that Va'lis is behind this mischief.
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  24. azmodanb

    azmodanb Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,912
    Likes Received:
    1,186
    bye... thanks for your time and imput .. i don't get it... but sometimes people like to follow or just support ones reason for leaving. or take the time to leave with someone else in that perfect moment.

    like when your daddy is upset... so you break the news while he is mad that your pregnant... ha
     
  25. Guardian KX

    Guardian KX Lore Keeper

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    26
    Kelmo,
    GOOD DAY! Of all the people that choked me silent in the most absolute unfair ways, of all the people that ran the population of Siege off the game, and of all the people that had NO fair sense of good judgment.
    Too you I say "GOOD DAY"!

    Long Live UO and the shard Siege Perilous.
     
  26. The Craftsman

    The Craftsman Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    676
    Some of the Mods Ill actually be glad to see the back of. Over the years their god complex has just grown and grown to the point where moderation wasnt carried out fairly or evenly. They had their favourites, they had threads which they closed because 'they could' rather than a legitimate reason, they hid behind the fact that they werent accountable and their decisions couldnt be questioned. Their egos were as sickening as the sycophants (their favourites) who fawned over them.

    So good riddance to most of them. You know who you are. Welcome to being one of the masses you lorded it over with your self importance.

    It seems the new owner might have a pair and has cut out some of the blight, or at least laid down the way forward which the dinosaurs couldnt handle when they realised their egotistical personalities didnt have a place in the new order

    Maybe we will get some fresh faces in who Im sure will carry out the role as it was intended (even handedly) and who realise it isnt all about them.
     
    #26 The Craftsman, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
    Guardian KX likes this.
  27. Lady Storm

    Lady Storm Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    :( Change is never liked when friends are involved.... these people I consider my friends.:grouphug:

    Let me explain why your getting so much flack....:whip:

    The sale for one came out of the blue for many. As I said change is hard when you are so comfortable with the status quo.
    The second of this was the abrupt move of servers... you must admit the timing was very bad as the followers of Stratics are concerned.
    Then the leaving of many who filled in the cracks and made Stratics a working engine...
    Petra and the gang who kept us in line, helped us recover our poise when things in UO got bad... and made the boards a place to call home.
    :snoopy: This is my heart in hopes they find peace and enjoy their game play.

    I do not need to know why all left the boards that is a personal thing and I give them that inch of space.
    Dont make more of things is all I say then there is.
    For those who are happy the "heavy hand" s are gone... Some of us dont think they were heavy enough on some things.
    To continue to ask why is :bdh:.
    It is none of our business why.
    Petra Fyde
    Magdalene
    Watchertoo
    Tazar
    Lady Tia
    Frarc
    Kelmo
    Flair
    Faeryl
    Ericasquill
    Shamus Turlough
    Amber Witch
    I wish you all the best and dont be strangers my friends.

    Lady Storm
     
    drewster513, Tazar and whiterabbit like this.
  28. Morpheus Mardox

    Morpheus Mardox UO Chesapeake News Manager
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    6
    Farewell to some great folks, you will be missed! Thank you all so very much for your help and immense contributions to our world! Please keep in touch
     
    Ron Bron likes this.
  29. Quenchant

    Quenchant Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend 4H

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    6
    Interesting choice of words ..... Farewell and following seas. The normal term of fair winds and following seas, usually means have an easy sail /passage. (Which is the way it might have been meant.) Leaving off the Fair Winds part, makes this more of an ominous message.

    Following seas, in high winds can be some of the most treacherous sailing one can do. It can turn a boat sideways, swamp it and even possibly make the bow plow under the wave ahead. So maybe his statement wasn't so politically correct. Perhaps a Freudian slip and his real meaning was spoken.

    Just an observation. I'll go back to lurking now.

    Q
     
    Stickypaws likes this.
  30. Voodoo Bad Mojo

    Voodoo Bad Mojo Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend 4H

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    504
    Get back in your cage!!!
     
  31. GasaiYuno

    GasaiYuno Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    17
    Usually what happens when someone buys a company is fire staff who have been here for a long time so they don't have to keep them on board since they know everything and how the Stratics system works... Sometimes followed by bringing in their own buddies(which isn't happening here thank god) giving them the peoples old jobs who got fired.

    Usually after people see that is when you see others leave due to the fact they dislike the new owner for doing that....

    I notice the trend far too often when it comes to owners changing hands, be it a business, forum, website, blog, etc. :( I honestly wish none of them left. I still feel like Taylor bailed out on this site because he runs The Noobist, though.
     
  32. Sophi

    Sophi Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    13
    Holy smokes! :eek:
    *gulp*
    ......

    ok then bye guys, been nice being on the forums with you, and thanks for all your work for a really long time .... :(
    and

    hello new owner :blushing: ....... i hope?
    well willing to see how things work out i guess...


    .....just wondering is this the reason so many of my handy-dandy reference pages on uo2.stratics are missing? any idea when they'll be back?


    and why do the forums seem so empty? seems like lots of recent stuff is missing also? i dunno maybe its just my imagination that the forums seem emptier....
     
    whiterabbit likes this.
  33. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Trade Forum Administrator
    Moderator Professional Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,683
    Likes Received:
    8,766
    There's still alot of people who haven't come back yet from the week long server maintenance downtime. They haven't realized the site is back up and running again yet. I'm sure they will start showing up in the next couple weeks.
     
  34. Sophi

    Sophi Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    13
    ahhh ok then - that's probably it :)
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  35. Experimental

    Experimental Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    19
    Wow, there's a name I haven't seen in years!!
     
  36. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,748
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    meees noes likes yoos lebin
     
  37. Mesanna

    Mesanna UO Producer | Dark OverLady
    VIP Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    948
    To all those that are no longer here, I want to personally thank you for all your dedication to UO and the hard work and long hours you have put into UO. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have my respect and appreciation. *hugs*
     
  38. Stuiicide

    Stuiicide Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is why only the same 25 people post here cause of all the mods you mentioned they have friends an if you did not agree with them...You got a ban so im happy to see them go an get new unbias opions here. But on the same hand they did make stratics what it was an it was a one way ride there way or the highway so thank you ron for buying the site...Maybe now our guild can post here without the posts getting deleted within seconds..Many of us read an know the R.O.C an understand what we read very well....But in short we have broke no laws an have been punished so lady storm if it is noones concern then why say thank you an farewell ?
     
    Spiritless and The Craftsman like this.
  39. Boba

    Boba Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    26
    I agree with stuiicide as he has some VERY valid points.

    The stifling of important discussions before they reached any sort of conclusion or resolution was one of the main contributing factors which lead us to the mess of a game/community we have today.

    I have a little more hope for this game now that they are gone -- their elitism and biased modding practices were a cancer to our community, good riddance!
     
    Spiritless likes this.
  40. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Trade Forum Administrator
    Moderator Professional Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,683
    Likes Received:
    8,766
    You realize that the people who quit volunteered for Stratics only right....they had nothing to do with UO other than being normal players (and they all still play) So, who volunteers for Stratics, or who quits Stratics, does not affect the actual game at all. The way you wrote that it sounds like you believe that the Stratics mods who quit are the one and only reason why UO isn't popular anymore lol.
     
    Stickypaws, azmodanb and whiterabbit like this.
  41. Vince

    Vince Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    75
    The R.O.C has some points that are largely up to interpretation and I have to admit that there has been times were I have questioned some modding decisions. Be that as it may these guys knows the community better than me, and also volunteered.

    We owe them thanks for donating to us, their valuable time.
    Time spent does not get returned, it can only be compensated by gratitude.
     
  42. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    21,553
    Likes Received:
    3,840
    *stomps foot* I want a Mesanna hug too!
     
  43. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,748
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    :grouphug:
    HOWS BOUTS A GOBLINS HUGZ?
     
  44. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Patron

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    :twak:

    Bad Goblin, you didn't wash the ice cream sticky off your hands!
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  45. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,748
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    NEBER WASHES MEEES LICKS ITZ OFF
     
  46. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    21,553
    Likes Received:
    3,840
    Hehe goblins no takes bafs
     
  47. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    21,553
    Likes Received:
    3,840
    ((Hugs))
     
    Captn Norrington likes this.
  48. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Trade Forum Administrator
    Moderator Professional Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    10,683
    Likes Received:
    8,766
    Wow, your Stratics badges are pretty dang impressive now lol. Assuming you bought Stratics Pro and donated something to get the supporter badge, you would have 8 badges counting the guild. That's probably a record for the site heh.
     
    Flutter and whiterabbit like this.
  49. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,748
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    ??? meees an ancient? dats means mees old
     
  50. Dodger

    Dodger Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,513
    Likes Received:
    569
    Petra goes where I go, we have this love, hate thing. I love her, she hated me.

    For serious I dont believe it, maybe cos i haven't really read the thread but nah Petra was born and brought into this world to ride and break asshats. She is.the 'Asshat whisperer".

    Petra, if your leaving please pm me, cos if your out we can finally be married.