PSA: Appreciation Post. (Cringe warning)


[DEFN] Brand  Community Advisor VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:39am Edited
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Greetings, fellow humans, your local Staff Team leader here.


CvR has been a large part of my life for just over two years now, and over those years, I've gradually noticed more and more special events happening. Whether that be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or even the departure of a much-loved player from the community. These events can be both goofy, wholesome, chaotic, and outright hilarious at times. - Taking a short break from the usual server activity to celebrate something with the other members of the community, especially in a time where many are locked inside their homes and are unable to see loved ones, can really help to break up the monotony of current life.

But the thing I usually notice the most out of these events, is that all these officers step forward and talk a little bit about how much they appreciate their comrades and fellow COs, and give a little bit about how they feel and their journey. A few of the people at the Thanksgiving Meeting last night (albeit jokingly) suggested that I say a few words, and I turned it down, not wanting to overstep on what was an otherwise fun little IC event. Earlier today, however, I thought I'd take this opportunity to step back and take off the mantle of Badmin for a little while and make a little appreciation post of my own with a short summary of my life on CvR so far and how that's effected me. Prepare for Cringe.

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My journey on CvR started way back in about May of 2018, about 3 months before I ever joined any of the discords. - I was never given any links to them despite being trained by LoR Rotary himself, and despite those 3 months of playing fairly regularly, I never actually realised we needed to join the Discords to get anywhere other than being an RF. Dumbass, I know.

After playing for about 7 months, I joined the staff team, in October 2018. - By that time, I'd joined LVET SNP and OVA KILO, and was happily blowing everything up or shooting it from a distance. - I'd met a lot of wonderful people, such as Squanchy, Daniel, Hangman, Jake Puffin, Ick, etcetera. - I'd name them all but most of them have moved on or changed their names so many times I can't keep up. Alongside the good, there was also the bad.  in late October, there was the Lucy situation, that one time as a moderator that I clicked a button I wasn't supposed to and crashed the server and nearly got murdered by Sentinel. There were arguments, disagreements, and I know I wasn't exactly the most popular person during this time period.

During this time period, I joined NPU for a long while as RIOT, and had a blast cuffing people before blasting them into oblivion with firing squads of people. - But after a time, I joined Phantom, and had one of the strangest, worst, and at the same time, best experiences on CvR in a division. Galahad was not only a good leader, but a good friend. And it's honestly a shame that he left when he did. #BringBackPhantom

Around the 20th January 2019, I was promoted to Admin. - Not much can be said around this time, but I did join LVET Heavy at some point while they still had grenade launchers, and it was around this time that about 6-10 members of the community thought I should try and do ASMR for some reason. - Shoutout to Sakra for being weird and strangely supportive of that. Woodman too, and Argentini. (The Falklands will always be British, heck you all). - To this day I still think one day I might give it a proper go. Who knows.

On the 5th February 2019, I was eventually promoted to Head Admin. - During my tenure as Head Admin, I will admit that for the first few months, my activity wasn't brilliant by any means. - Real life is a bitch, and it didn't help that I was being slaughtered by my University and part-time job as a bartender.  - It didn't help that around May of that year, Phantom collapsed, and I transferred to Ranger, beginning my now one year and six month tenure there, going from NCO to CO then back to NCO. - It's always been a little dead, but it's been a good chill place to be, even when I had to yell at the old EOW DvL for stealing all of our good Rangers (Damnit why did you abduct them all to be EOWA).

From early 2019 till July of 2019, I was in tech. - Met some funny dudes, you were great to be with. I'll never forget the times people were blasting "Fortunate Son" whilst gunning people down in the Black Hawk. - However, it was at that point I joined RU and became Big Smoke. - Where I've now been for 1 year and 5 months. This was pretty much down to some persuading from Ducks and various other members of RU who convinced me to give it a go after vehicles went through a rough spot for a while. - Shoutout to Ducks, Vio, John and the other wonderful muppets of RU who are effectively the some of the most "Navy SEAL" people I've met (Completely unpredictable, chaotic-neutral, and yet somehow kinda good at their jobs).

On the 14th February 2020, I joined SU. - This was pretty much something to do. Having been in LVET Marksman for around a year by that point, I was thoroughly bored. - I met some of the dumbest, funniest, cringiest people on CvR. - Shoutout to Gin, Hong Kong, Okami, Mordekaiser, Heinz, Phantom etc. - It was this experience in SU which showed me how their disguise system was flawed, as well as the ID check system, and led me and the other fine staff members to make changes, for better or worse. Some of my funniest memories so far have been with you idiots, and I can't thank you all enough for that.

A lot of stuff happened between late 2019 and early 2020 which meant I was honestly close to quitting, but the community and those around me in staff and management alike gave me the inspiration to keep pushing, even if I made bad mistakes or sometimes sucked at defining rules for people. - Even if you weren't that keen on me, thought me inactive, or argued with me, you still pretty much helped in some way or another.

On the 29th June, 2020, I was promoted to STL. - I was skeptical about taking this position, and was ultimately worried that many people in the community would kinda distance themselves or feel awkward talking to me because I was now a big boy. I also knew I had some big shoes to fill, as Aura previously had done quite a lot for the community. - However, I have (tried) to keep in tough with the rest of the community if I can, and I know I sometimes fail horrifically. I try to keep things fresh where I can and work so that the players don't feel separated from management, and I'll keep trying to do that where I can. 

But regardless of the boring, administrative stuff or the long cringe stories, I'd like to say a thank you to:

The sidewalk, for keeping me off the streets.
My legs, for supporting me all my life.
My mother, I wouldn't be here without her.


Special thanks go to:

That one guy about two years ago called "The Tortellini Thief" who chased me around yelling "Tortellini" down the mic and nearly made me choke laughing at 2am. You know who you are.
Ducks
Daniel
Hong Kong
Dodgy
Vexeer
Burn
Sentinel
Ick
Shower
Gin
Vio
GravyBoat
Heinz
Blue
Woodman
Earn
Invictus
Argentini
Vad
Errant
John
Nekso
Boo
Null
Valiance
Slade
Squanchy
Desi
Loaf
Price
Monolith
Strelitzia
Thunder
Fel/Sakura
Trench
Canadian
Ramtrum
Sax
Echos
Venom
Stryker
Caiok
Iraq
Shellac
Tango
Entropy
Mantis
Rats
Clapflap
Ghost
Luka Hellthorn
Brennen
Kenny
Shark
Fasko
COMBEAN

*DEEP INHALE*


Ikea
Osprey
Aithead
Aldermikov
Ember
Okami
Raven
Scoot (SWAOS)
Ambush
ZigZag
ZivgZag
Sigma
Skeech
Cerri
Nuclear
Blitz
Neplo
Valiance
Zmurfus
Jake Puffin

And the CvR Community as a whole. Whether you're an RF PVT or UNION 09 that's been here for 2 days, or some boomer like Invictus or Earn who have been around since the dinosaur era, thank you.

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Bel1ve.  VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:42am Edited
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Bruh I swear this better not be a good bye

I read it but better this not be a part 1
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Valiant  VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:42am
#3
Omg! Staff team leader posted cringe!
(Jk love you no homo, You're one of the best people I've met on CvR)

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LVET ASSAULT PVT Valiance
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Kenny McCormick  Head Gamemaster VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:46am
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Now wheres my red lobster trip you beautiful bastard!

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[DEFN] Brand  Community Advisor VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:47am
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It's not a goodbye don't worry my guy
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[DEFN] Brand  Community Advisor VIP 26 Nov 20 at 11:59am
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Imagine listing like 40 people then you forget one of the obvious ones
Yikes
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Kenny McCormick  Head Gamemaster VIP 26 Nov 20 at 12:00pm
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You can edit posts nerd leemaoh

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