It was great finally meeting you in the game as well. Not really sure how or why it took so long - but it's done - and I am pleased to have you on my friends list.
No need to call me Diz - please call me Friend like everyone else
I had mixed emotions about that tribute room yesterday (screen shot to follow). On one hand it was very sweet and, I think hearfelt by MetalRulse (someone who has never been on our team) to create a room for Ranch when he found out that he may not be coming back to the game. On the other hand, it just did not feel right to be in there mourning the loss of a great player, when I truly have to believe in my heart that he will be back.
So Joey, if you are reading this (and I hope you are). Just know that your decision to leave the game has spread like wild fire. I have met so many people in these past two days who came to my room simply to ask if it is true. So far, everyone who has come to ask has been very adamant that I get you to come back to the game. Here are just a few quotes: (I wish I wrote the names of the players - but forgot to do so)
"Who will build all the fun games and rides if Ranch does not come back"
"Please tell him I will miss him, and that I really heart his quests and rides"
"Ranch made VMK fun for me"
"You have to get him to come back, you just have to"
So you see, all the while you have been looking for "recognition" for doing what you love, well there it is my friend - it was there all along - you were just looking for it from the wrong people.
You once compared "Ranch" to Walt Disney himself, pretty bold - but within VMK I have to agree with that comparison - what you managed to build and run was just mind staggering. Well put this in your pocket - Walt did not build Disneyland and WDW for his staff to enjoy - he built it for all the guests that would come through the turnstile, all the people that would enjoy his rides.
It breaks my heart to tell people that Ranch will not be coming back because it is sort of like me telling them that WDW is closed. Not a happy feeling at all.
Anyway - Howze - sorry I hijacked your post, had to get that all out. Glad to have you aboard