@NPNKY I certainly know who you are, I’ve read many of your posts, and IMO you have always been a valuable asset here.
You probably know who I am too, and I’m sure you’re one of countless others who have rolled their eyes when reading my posts. I’m sure you’ve probably disagreed with many of my mostly ridiculous opinions in the past, but I can’t recall a time when you’ve ever treated me badly.
It’s sad to see yet another longtime expert depart… totally understand the reasons why, I mean, you know me, I’ve been complaining about stuffs here since practically day one… but only because there are so many things I’d like to see changed in the game, to make it more enjoyable for all of us - newbies, veterans, high spenders, non-spenders alike… I certainly do not want to see the game die or see longtime contributors such as yourself quit. Every time a great player / forum contributor leaves this game, the overall value of the game and the forum itself drops.
I wish I knew how to fix it. I wish I had the power to fix it. I wish they (SG, Zynga, whoever) had the gumption to at least try to fix it. But as others here have already pointed out? As long as there are new players still willing to spend their hard-earned money (mostly because many of them either don’t care, or don’t know any better)… nothing is going to change. The game, and especially the forum in particular, will never be the same without players like you.
And there is no way that a little fish like me can ever possibly hope to fill all of the big empty shoes of all the great legacies who have recently left us. I’ve been trying to answer newbie questions in the absence of more experienced posters, but half the time I don’t know what I’m talking about… and the other half of the time, when I actually do know what I’m talking about, nobody takes me seriously anyway. I can never possibly hope to replace the knowledge and experience of those who were here before me.
I’ve stated before that I have no intentions of leaving yet. But every time we lose another valued member of the community, it brings me one day closer to leaving myself.
Thank you for your contributions here, and best of luck to you in whatever path you decide to take from here. I hope you see you return some day, and hope that I’m still here to welcome you back if you do.