On the 13th April 2010, I (Simple) along with GeForce and somewhat Simon, started Core Strike Network. Now seven hundred and thirty one days it is my time for my departure. Effective of 11:59PM (GMT+2) today (Friday, 13th April 2012), I will no longer be an owner of Core Strike Network.
Firstly I want to thank GeForce for originally starting True-RP with me in the first place. If GeForce hadn’t joined the shitty (Yet iconic) server I was coding for in November 2009, and we hadn’t randomly met each other in game on a roof of the red warehouse in rp_downtown_v2, I wouldn’t be typing this today. While it may not have seemed like much at the time, if that moment hadn’t happened, I can assure you that my real life would be quite different that it is today. The past two two and a half years have been some of the most valuable times of my life, I have learnt an extraordinary amount and without a doubt have contributed hugely to my everyday life and job.
In my eight plus years on the internet, I've found myself surrounded by some of the most friendliest, dedicated, loyal, funny, and awesome people I have ever met on the internet (I can even go as far as saying I would like to meet some in real life)That being said, I would like to thank every person who has helped me and the community get where it is today. This includes both players (The non-minges) and forum members alike. You guys have made it the friendly and welcoming place it is, and believe it or not, this is one of the most contributing factors into why people like CSN so much.
I would especially like to thank the admins (Past and present) as well as those loyal members that have been with us since True-RP and the early days of CSN. Without these members, CSN wouldn’t have made it this far.
CSN has undoubtedly been one of the most successful Garry’s Mod 10/11/12 communities to date. It has survived multiple attacks and many periods where everybody thought it would be the end. But we got through it (More than once). Not many communities can say they have achieved what we have done in the past 2 years. Especially considering our small team of staff and developers.
Getting back to my departure now though. First let me say that I have put a lot of thought into this decision, and spent months thinking it over.
My reasoning behind this decision is rather complex, but in the big picture and to keep this document under a thousand words, I’ll keep it simple. Motivation is the secret to great success; however, it is also the hardest concept to explain. The first thing that you need to know about motivation is that you must have a goal in mind. Motivation is simply what gives purpose and direction to any behavior. Once I lost this motivation I started not to care, and if you don't really care about doing something, then there is no point sticking around. And thats bring me to primary reason of my departure - motivation. I no longer have motivation to be an owner/developer/whatever for CSN and hence my decision.
I’ve always been a person wanting to move forward and learn new things, which brings me to the final point. Unfortunately CSN can no longer offer me that and ergo I am moving on. Thus in the future I will be starting a new community where once again I will have the chance to learn, create and discover new things. But more information on that later.
It’s been a hell of a blast and I’m looking forward to what the future holds!
PS. This is the longest piece of text I’ve typed out in one go since high school.
PPS. The title, Fin, is “The End” in French