Just so there’s no ambiguity, please understand there is no “New Rokkenjima”. I’m not convinced there’s anyone out there in the world who could inherit my overambitious dream and really do it justice. So I’ve decided to remove myself the equation, and let you guys each decide where you want to go on your own. I’m sure many different people will be trying to make their own communities to fill the gap, or recruiting people to join their pre-existing 07th community, and that’s great. I don’t plan to endorse any one community as the “place to go”, I’m leaving it up to you guys to decide. That’s why I’m closing the Discord, so people can make that choice for themselves.
With that said, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who gave a little bit of themselves to Rokkenjima in the hopes of making it a better place. To those of you who contributed to the discussions, submitted art, organised events and gameboards, and worked towards making your fellow forumers happy. I may be the conductor, but you guys are the orchestra; it’s through your efforts that Rokkenjima became such a wonderful place for everyone. It’s been a bumpy ride, and not all of it was lovely, but the few precious moments we were able to create together are something I’ll treasure forever.
My heartfelt thanks in particular to all the staff who joined me on this journey.
To @technololigy who thanklessly dedicated herself to keeping the hardware and software running smoothly at all times.
To @kyuketsukimiyu for accepting all my crazy demands for all the website themes and logos, and keeping her cool during the great theme war.
To @epika for keeping on top of all the latest 07th News, thank you for giving the 07th Expansion fandom another chance.
To @Karifean; we had many disagreements to the end, and sometimes I felt like we couldn’t work together, but you always stuck by me in the end. We’ve been through a lot, but I thank you for all you gave for Rokkenjima.
And to all the other mods who came and went, especially @U4ea, who I genuinely felt understood my vision more than any other moderato. I’m sorry that things didn’t work out in the end.
And special thanks to @Usagi. I know your relationship with Rokkenjima over the years has been rocky at best, but you were the one who understood my plight more than any other. It’s thanks to your support that I’ve found the courage to stand here today, and do what I need to do.
We still have a long 6 weeks left until close. I want to fill these last few weeks with lots of fun memories with you guys, I think that would be the best way to send off Rokkenjima. What do you say?