2.3. Round end thoughts
With the end of TDZK 2.3 upon us, a few closing thoughts.
hasn't been an easy road at times. We've fought through rippling summer
inactivity and dealt with intentional misinformation being spread about
the character of our leadership. We've seen the loss of several
talented players to other alliances and endured a round where the game
mechanics can drain the desire to play. We still stand strong.
will have a different face next round. Some of us will be retiring from
the game; others have chosen to move on to other alliances. There
will be new faces and there will be returning faces. We've already seen
the desertion of some of our formerly most trusted members to the new
alliance 'Ragnarok'. Some current members, too, will be joining that
alliance in 2.4.
Coincidentally, the same people who've created
that alliance are those whose rallying cry was "FURY IS DEAD!" They
claimed that the best of Fury was long gone, that our time was up, that
our ship was sinking and that a decayed and crippled end was in sight.
"Fury is crumbling!," we were told.
I think that, over the past
several weeks, we've proved that they couldn't be more wrong. Fighting
side by side with our allies IGF, we've emerged victorious from major
engagements again and again against large alliances across the board.
Just today, we capped the round off with a dominating performance
versus a large SH/IA fleet (as seen in Blah's F2 thread) as well as
other enemies, in a fun, extended battle over 9355. Thinking that Fury
is dying is wishful thinking and nothing more.
True loyalty --
loyalty which is not dependant on the temporary ups and downs of the
times, which isn't overridden in fits of righteous indignation or
personal ambition -- is something which can be rare in this TDZK world.
To those of you who have stayed with us through our troubled times when
so many others chose to abandon ship, you have my deepest gratitute and
2.4 will probably start in a week or so. Until then,
enjoy chaos round and the special events. We're well set up to have a
great 2.4, and I'm looking forward to flying with you all again next
round. You've all been great.