Initially, when I heard this site had been made out of nowhere I was pretty pissed off, and I still am in some ways for reasons I don’t think it’s worth going into publicly. But after taking some days to stew it over, I think that more than anything I’m just glad this place exists.
It’s true what Kal has said in other posts on here, there were opportunities in the past for MGSF to develop further and they were never taken. It wasn’t for lack of trying. I was desperate to progress the website but by the time I had enough power to do anything, I had no support from any other admins to do jack.
Then TapaTalk came to town and put the nail in the coffin. In the end, out of desperation, I made ‘Suitably Epic’ with Refluxe because that’s all he would really agree to, and he had the power. No matter what I wanted to do with MGSF, I couldn’t do it because I had no experience developing websites. Do I think SE in retrospect was a bad idea? Yes. Mostly because it betrayed the soul of MGSF more than anything. But I just wanted a place for people to congregate again. The reddit was never enough and nor was the discord, MGSF deserves a website and always will do.
So, with that being said - if all it takes for MGSF to have a proper home again that is looked after with the care and love this fucked up, weird, hilarious, and heartwarming community deserves - is that I give up any power I had as people didn’t want to work with me, then I think that’s a price worth paying.
Hopefully, we actually get some new Metal Gear games too you know, if we’re lucky. Anyways, see you boys and gals around.