We do have a pretty good thing going, don’t we? Kudos to @FrenziedEye (hope you’re still reading occasionally) and @Elpis for organizing the Rebellion, and to the many great voices that continue to contribute there. (I would tag them all, but I’d forget someone, and then I’d feel really bad.) And personally thanks to @akionna for sharing the stories of her kid’s magical summoning powers! Part of the fun in saving up all the summon currency for those oh-so-rare FTP summoning binges is being able to share them with my girls. Kids are great!
Thanks to all the great mods, past and present, who have done a wonderful job keeping the forum mostly non-toxic through the very dicey issues of GTV defenses, Velluriagate, the beta scandal, and the recent overwhelming influx of new content. Gonna single out @JonahTheBard , @zephyr1 , @Guvnor , and @PlayForFun as the ones I’ve had the most interaction with, but that’s obviously not an exhaustive list.
Special kudos to all who contribute to the Beta Beat content, which is invaluable for long-term summon planning.
Non-game-related thanks to all the non-US posters who give some international perspective on pretty much anything. It’s fascinating to learn about all the places I’m not likely to ever travel in person. Big ups to those who don’t speak English natively; I know being a polyglot is much more common outside the US than inside, but y’all still amaze me.
And no thanks thread of mine would be complete without mentioning the now-retired @Gryphonknight , without whose sage advice early in the game I know I would have burned out and quit in frustration long ago. Knowing how to take the time to patiently build your roster correctly makes all the difference, especially for FTP.
Also, posthumous thanks to the homie @TGW, taken too soon, for making the forum a great place to debate. Still not right that he’s gone.