This has been on my mind for a while and it is with mixed feelings that I write this, but it is finally my time. I am resigning my position as Community Manager on MCBall.
For various reasons I have been unable to work on MCBall for the amount of time that I would have liked. University work has increased, especially around exam season, and various events in my life have both taken up serious amounts of my time and also sapped my enthusiasm for the kind of work that I do. All of this has led to what I believe is insufficient time to sufficiently execute my duties as Community Manager. For a while I was happy to stay and do what I could, but it has become clear that the community is unable to cope with such an arrangement.
In that vein, I have a two final requests. Firstly, I appeal to all of you to stop being so negative and toxic. The current situation is not ideal, but it has been blown way out of proportion by repeated scaremongering and complaining. Be nice to one another, focus on what is good and I guarantee the community will feel much better as a whole.
Secondly, stop harassing staff. This has become a problem, especially for the admin team. If it weren't for the hardworking members of staff, MCBall would be a long-forgotten dream. Complaining about staff, insulting staff or repeatedly implying that staff are acting in bad faith are not only bad form but can be deeply hurtful, degrading and demoralising. I plea that as they continue to voluntarily spend their time keeping MCBall alive that you would give them all the courtesy of a friendly working environment.
It has been an interesting three years. We've had ups and downs, we've had eight tournaments, and a lot of fun. I remember three years ago when kr8tors messaged me saying that I would be promoted to moderator I said it "would feel amazing", and it has. I've enjoyed both playing in and organising tournaments, playing with you all, and working on cool new things to bring to the community. We've had two entirely new hubs, around twenty new maps, and scores of gameplay updates. I would like to thank everyone I've played with, the staff members I've worked with, and waffletastic for making MCBall in the first place. I would especially like to thank Knackehaxan and SupaHam who have given so much and supported me through my time as an administrator on MCBall. Finally, I would like to thank my brother for constantly pushing me to do more awesome things and to stick with MCBall throughout.
I may stop in on occasion, but for the present this is it. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Farewell!