Author Topic: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time  (Read 4897 times)

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Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« on: 22-05-2012, 00:05:37 »
It is with a heavy heart that I my friends, wave goodbye to all of you. While my love for this great mod has never left me, my motivation to work on it has, and unfortunately I am officially retiring from the development team.

However before I go I thought I would do something different. You see, often times in such a small gaming community of players and developers, it can be hard to facilitate communication between these two groups. Developers often times fade into the abyss of real life (rightfully so), with little warning or notice to the public. But you see, this community and this game has meant so much more to me. I started playing Battlefield 2 back in 2006. It was the first game I'd ever played on a PC, and I was instantly hooked. One thing led to another and I then discovered modding, which led me to discover various FH2 updates, which led me to discover FH1, and the rest is history. I started out just like all of you, as a regular fan of the mod reading the updates every week. It never occurred to me that I would end up being the guy who would eventually write them, but through a lot of hard work, I was able to improve my mapping skills and go from public player to betatester to developer.

It may sound cheesy, but I've really enjoyed these past few years doing what I've done. I've made a lot of friends as well, some of whom I've actually spend time with in real life, and some whom I wish I could. And overall, I have to say that I'm quite pleased with my choice to dedicate many late-night hours to this mod. I just wish I had more dedication to stay on the team and continue some of the work that I've started.

So what's next for me? Well for one I won't be writing any more news updates. There may a few weeks in delay before someone else picks up my job, but eventually someone will. I gotta say, I'll miss seeing everyone try to guess the content in each news update. I'll of course still read the forums and try to spark up conversations when I can.

What's next for the mod then I'm sure many of you have been wondering these past few months. Well I can say is be patient. Our team grows smaller each month and is kept alive by a handful of dedicated individuals at this point. Hopefully the new patch will be finished up soon and out the door for all of you to enjoy. There are few things left to reveal so keep an eye out for that as well. Beyond that all I can say is good things are coming. You might not hear about them for a few weeks, months, or even years but good things are coming.

And I think with that I can end on a good note. To everyone here in the Forgotten Hope community, I say goodnight and goodbye.


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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #1 on: 22-05-2012, 00:05:06 »


Don't go Mike!

It's been a pleasure to sail with you on the same boat. Hope you'll find time to still follow the mod. All best on your road of life ;). Salute!

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #2 on: 22-05-2012, 01:05:44 »
http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

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You will be missed. Good luck!

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #3 on: 22-05-2012, 01:05:37 »
no

this cant be

Farewell :(


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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #4 on: 22-05-2012, 01:05:20 »
I've not been active too much in FH2 the last years and just discovered this forum lately. So, I don't really know you and your work, but still I'd like to thank you for everything you did for the mod.
Fare well and good luck for your future ! I just hope that this is not the beginning of the end, but I don't think so.
All developers have my highest respect, since they spent a lot of time and created the best mod I have ever played. Thank you.

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #5 on: 22-05-2012, 01:05:31 »
Damned :(

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #6 on: 22-05-2012, 02:05:14 »
 While I am sad to hear of your departure, I must commend the announcement of your resignation from the Dev team.

 Too often a voice has faded away from us without barely a hint of whatever became of the personalities which we have come to love, cherish, and respect.

 Any particular reason for your departure?
 Regardless of the outcome, best of luck to you in your endeavours and hopefully the experience of working on Fh2 has been parlayed into some form of employment within the field of game development.

 Don't forget us and most importantly don't stop playing Fh2.
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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #7 on: 22-05-2012, 02:05:19 »
Thanks for all of your dedicated work azreal. You've done a terrific job and I've thoroughly enjoyed every news update. As you leave, know that you will be honestly and truly missed. The joy you've helped to bring through this mod is something to be extremely proud of.

With that said, I must say I'm a little disheartened by the following passage.

What's next for the mod then I'm sure many of you have been wondering these past few months. Well I can say is be patient. Our team grows smaller each month and is kept alive by a handful of dedicated individuals at this point. Hopefully the new patch will be finished up soon and out the door for all of you to enjoy. There are few things left to reveal so keep an eye out for that as well. Beyond that all I can say is good things are coming. You might not hear about them for a few weeks, months, or even years but good things are coming.

Not sure if you meant it the way I interpreted it, but it seems rather ominous... I sure hope this isn't the beginning of the end  for Forgotten Hope :(
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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #8 on: 22-05-2012, 04:05:54 »
WHAT?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Tell me you at least will be from time to time developing or something, or activity in the forums. In any case...farewell and good luck with your life!

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #9 on: 22-05-2012, 04:05:58 »
Never knew you personally, but it is sad to you leave!


Best of luck in all of your endeavors!  ;D

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #10 on: 22-05-2012, 04:05:30 »
Hope all goes well for you mate, the times I have talked/played with you were always a blast. I truly wish you success wherever you go from here.

Regards, Eric.

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #11 on: 22-05-2012, 04:05:54 »
Thank you for all the great things you have to the mod, cheers mate.

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #12 on: 22-05-2012, 07:05:44 »
Noooooooooooooo!   :'(
I will miss your regular news updates Azreal! It was always a pleasure trying to decipher your enigmatic News titles and then find out that the real update was something totally different.
Take care mate and goodluck on your future endevours.

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #13 on: 22-05-2012, 10:05:57 »
Gl to you sir, thank you for giving me a reason to wake up on the wee hours of Sunday morning to see what y'all had in store for future releases.  :) :'(

With that said, I must say I'm a little disheartened by the following passage.

What's next for the mod then I'm sure many of you have been wondering these past few months. Well I can say is be patient. Our team grows smaller each month and is kept alive by a handful of dedicated individuals at this point. Hopefully the new patch will be finished up soon and out the door for all of you to enjoy. There are few things left to reveal so keep an eye out for that as well. Beyond that all I can say is good things are coming. You might not hear about them for a few weeks, months, or even years but good things are coming.



Not sure if you meant it the way I interpreted it, but it seems rather ominous... I sure hope this isn't the beginning of the end  for Forgotten Hope :(

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Re: Azreal Salutes the Troops for the Last Time
« Reply #14 on: 22-05-2012, 10:05:53 »
Farewell! And thanks for all the work you (and the others) did (still doing)