I wrote this for my steam profile considering I rarely use PD anyway but given the character limits there and given the fact that PD is after all where I spent the most DotA related time at, it'd be fitting for this to be here.
I know what I want, now. And that's a big deal. Chances are that you won't see me around much. I will come find you if I liked you, so no worries there.
If you like(d) me and think I like(d) you and would want to stay in touch but you are going to quit steam, you should leave a comment on my profile where you mention a reliable way to reach you.
I will (try to) check my profile once every week or so and other than when I am trying to find a specific person, that's the only time I plan to be on this (or any) platform for the foreseeable future. I am discontinuing use of every other platform that you may have in common with me so if you don't leave me a way to reach you but quit steam or PD, you'll be effectively turning yourself away from me. I wouldn't like that if I liked you but if I do indeed like you, I will find you, just that it'd be a bit of a hassle and I may no longer like you.
Thanks and apologies for everything to all of you.
Thanks in particular to [bear]Hobag, ]newhernan[, .budi, 1nf, 3.14159, 5togo, abuiii......., Aca29, Ace*_*, AdolfCritler, AduhAwas, Afrika.Crush3d, Agen-, Alia, Alpha, AlwaysGoRandom, Animelaine, antiweltteilchen, Aristar, ArcheKleine, Aruno, Aspry, Asuna, Atilla, Atsoca, BaalDread, Babar, Badmafa, Banjkan3, Bboy|Melvsz-, Breakerr, Cacana, Caki, Cano, CerealManiac, Cerebros, Cell, Chaq, Charles, Coolah, Cp6uja_, CvP, Dan, Dargon_X, DarioPersiano, DarkMedina, DehNutCase, Deaded, Denci, Djargoo, DonnyManiac, Doovad, Douchefag, Dncingbear, Doomsheep, Dragonfist, Dragon_X, Eric_is_Cool, Elfern0, Elha), Eosin, ET, Evel.Knievel, FailStrike, Fevgatos, Fightf4te, fr3nsur, FrozenKnife, Fuc_dup, Fuse-_-, Geminidreams, George, God_Tyr, Googleson78, Green_Sliche, Grunter, GhuyGuldyRampage, Haruhi_Suzumiya, Icanhavebigmac, Icyangel, Iho17, Incognito, Iser, ItsColby, JackFrog, Joe_bh, John, K2so4]Archangel, Kavas, Kikoni, Killergeist7, Kris, Lapis Lazuli, LegionDeDark, Lemons, LightRedemption, Lil_Rabbit, litldummymage, Loco4fragg, Loko.81, Louis, Lycan, Maisasur, Missblood, Mdreamm, Meepwn, Meeyser, MeinKampfyChair, Min Thar Steals, Moe, Moja, Mysq, N!ght, n!pro.surpriz3, Naroblas, Night, Nokua, Nznbl, o0ber, P1lloux, Perco, Piejonk, Pikachu, Pinopi, Plistaness, PokerLewl, Pubbuffet, Qadesh1, Razorya, Reaperscurse2, Robzor, RS_Lee, Safetybreak, Sassysarsour, Sekhar4, Shorttail, Sir Rogers, SkyForger, Snoop, SoEmpty, Soletluna, Steve, Str1d3r, Sunnymarcell, Sup3rn0va, SuperSheep, Sven2k, Swoz, Syaska, th3pr0no0bzx, The_Other_Guy, The_Tree_Branch, TinyRocks, torri~tentori, tot93, Trew, TrollMitBasher, Turtle_Slayer, Tykor, Uchiha_Sasuke, Unstable, Utdc.Justin, Varuka, Vicfrank, Virtue, WaytoDie, Welltempered, Winkieduck, Wurmple, Wutwat, Xatrixx, Xeqn, Youdontknowpain, Zesty_Pancakes, Ziqqi_Ph, Zloba
And many others for playing DotA with me and especially for filling an otherwise mundane period in my life with colors. I can recall memorable moments with each and everyname I listed and I am sure I forgot (I didn't recall that long list off my memory alone but most of the research into old replays I did ended up amounting only to crosschecking) many more names and I didn't list the ones that I could remember but couldn't recall a particularly "oomph" moment with. It'd appear that my time in DotA wasn't as much of a waste as the dramatic whiner in me sometimes makes out to be. I met so many people! And in all honesty, had lots and lots of fun.
Therefore, very very special thanks to IceFrog for making DotA for all these years.
Thanks also to everybody in the old DA mechanics section and most of the old DA and PD members.
There are very few people who know me here without DotA. Thanks to you guys nonetheless.
Now for the really personal stuff:
I am much grateful to Uchiha_Sasuke (and this one guy I can't recall the name of for the love of my life), Perco, Ghuy, Wutwat and Min Thar Steals for playing quite a few 1v1 games with me that frankly taught me more DotA than anything ever did and were among the most fun things in this game. And big "boos" for all those elitist fuckers who want -apsh 1v1 SF everytime they think of 1v1.
Thanks specifically to Atsoca, AWT, Caki, Wutwat and Ghuy for pubbing as a couple with me. Was a lot of fun.
Thanks to George, Moe, Louis and Xeqn for being the only semblance of an actual team I actually played some semblance of competitive DotA with. I didn't put any effort whatsoever in but it was a lot of fun nonetheless.
Thanks to Moja, Atsoca, Ghuy, Robzor, and Soletluna for being solid people to play DotA with that didn't once whine back to me about the game. You guys are the true champions of DotA.
Thanks to Asuna, Kikoni, LightRedemption and Turtle_Slayer for being there in your own ways.
Last but definitely not the least, thanks to Atilla, Atsoca, Caki, DoomSheep, Ghuy, Iser, MKC, Soletluna and Wutwat for listening to my whimpers and keeping up with my idiosyncrasies. I have no possible ways to repay you but I don't need to and that's the best part about you guys.
Yes this is a Quitting DotA post and yes this is only the upteenth attempt. But this one is going through ^^. If and whenever I play this game again, it will be extremely casually and for no more reason than it being a popular game.
Farewell, DotA. I wish you godspeed.