February 15, 2018 23:32
It has been coming for a long time but finally we got off of our procrastinating butts and sorted the situation with the staff members. Both RustingKnight and Ville have decided to step down not being able to devote the time time they would like to Arma 3 and Reach.
The rest of the staff is immensely grateful for for their input, work, opinions and time you have invested in Reach. Thanks Rusting and Ville. Below some words from Rusty and Ville.
I am writing this post as an official and long, long overdue notification of my departure from the operational ArmA 3 community within Reach and the subsequent resignation from my staff position.
I had an incredible few years playing, working and leading with Reach but my interests and real life circumstances changed to the point that attending a regular operation every week stopped being practical.
To those of you still around who remember me, thank you and goodbye.
And with this announcement also comes my departure from the staff team. Before I get in to the sappy last words, I must emphasize that this involves zero drama behind the scenes and we have both merely agreed to step down due to our inability to commit more time to Reach. We discussed this last summer and were meant to do this much, much sooner. As most new people don't even recognize our names, we figured this move had to finally be made.
Creating Reach back in 2013 was one of the most exciting projects I've ever been a part of, and to see where we've gotten and the ride we've all been on since has been very fun to follow. I am immensely proud and grateful of all of the people who helped me and liam to turn a wacky idea we had to a fully-fledged community. Without your contributions and dedication we would still be in the "humble beginnings" part of our story. We've had many ups and downs but in the end I feel that ultimately the strong sides of our community have finally started to shine.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to help create what this community is. Thank you to those who worked to ensure we would have a new website to call our home. Thank you to those who created all of the beautiful art, whether it's screenshots, videos or something else to share with the world. Thank you to the instructors who've helped our new members get introduced to the community. Thank you to all team leads for ensuring operations run smoothly. Thank you to those who spent time creating fun (and sometimes very chaotic) missions for us to play every week. Thank you to everyone for turning up and helping everyone have a fun time.
I want to thank all of you for the years together and thank you for everything you've all done for Reach.
- The crazy cat lady
You will still be seeing both Rusty and Ville around discord and other games I imagine so they won't be leaving us completely.
We can't get rid of staff and not have someone else come help us out so for that please everyone congratulate (or commiserate) Saquesh who will be stepping up to take 1 of the slots left vacant. Besides being guardian for us on the Tuesday ops he has already been running some of the day to day around the community helping us out.
I'm honored to be offered this position and to be given the chance to help shape Reach, I will do my best to make decisions that reflect the wants and needs of the community
In other news Ace will be getting an update over the weekend so keep an eye out for that.
ps. you can bid "farewell" to both Rusty and ville over here