By BoG 136 Comments
So, many of you may know that I'm leaving Giant Bomb. I've made the decision to serve God, and I'll be working as a religious missionary in both New York and Bermuda for the next two years. I take off tomorrow at 11 am. During that time, I will have minimal access to a computer, and zero time to play games, browse the web, or be around Giant Bomb. It's sad, I know, but I'm excited. Excited to grow up, excited to learn, to meet people, and excited to see parts of the world I never have before.
I know some of you may disagree with what I'm doing, and that's totally cool. I want to let you know that I'm not the type to be pushy and insulting, and never plan to be. My goal as a missionary is to share something that has brought me great joy with others if they desire that I share it with them. The last thing I want to do is shove my beliefs down someone's throat, and be insensitive towards how other human beings feel. I hope to give service to all sorts of people while I'm gone, religious or not. If you can't respect what I'm doing, I hope you can at least have some respect for my goals.
I've really enjoyed being a part of Giant Bomb for the past year. This is a very special community, very large, yet many users are very close to each other. Many of the folks here know a lot about games, as seen in the wiki. It's exciting to see the site's wiki grow every single day, and I'm very proud of the product we've been working on as a community. Some of the best pages are those that many people have worked on together. The Prince of Persia page, for example, has grown a lot over the past few months. When the game first came out, it was barren. I went in, added some location and story info, and called it a day. Since then, many others (looks like LiquidPrince, mostly) have come in and fleshed out the skeleton I left, making it a great, detailed page. I'm always happy to see pages that GB has more detail on than Wikipedia, as well as those obscure games with more detail than we ever needed, like the Princess Debut page which has been lovingly crafted by Endogene, Aersia, LordAndrew, and others.
I'm very glad that I had the opportunity to be a forum moderator. I really hope that my actions have made the GB forums a better place for everyone. It was an honor simply to be considered for the post, and I've enjoyed working with the entire team. MB, Hamz, TheBeast, CitizenKane, suneku, and Kush are all awesome guys, and getting things done was never a hassle or a challenge. I wish that people I worked with in real life were as willing to contribute as everyone on the GB mod squad.
Giant Bomb is, without a doubt, the number one gaming site on the internets. I'm sad to say goodbye. It's been a pleasure to get to know so many of you guys. I'll miss the raping and pillaging with Sweep in Age of Booty, Team Fortress 2 with Thordain and everyone else, and the shenanigans in the IRC. Good luck to everyone. See you in two years!
Oh, I have one final request, too: As I will be gone, someone must buy Fez in my honor. It's going to be amazing, and I just know it won't sell as well as it deserves too.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!