Well I did it again. I skipped a day in my blogging. I blame Stargrace though because the poisons she made have me killing so quickly that I can’t help but gain more experience with Delbert – but I’ll get to that later.
Today I resigned from the Vanguard Vault staff. 🙁 This decision was a tough one because being on the Vanguard Vault Staff was a great experience for me. I started off by being just a regular newsie and I felt like I was able to do my job with no problem. Then the game began to slow down and the news posts for Vanguard became slower and slower until eventually there wasn’t much to post about. My job was changed over to the message board highlights and I enjoyed that position. I could browse the message boards like I normally do and make a weekly report on the topics of interest. However the forums slowed down and the “topics of interest” were almost non existent. But none of these reasons are the reason I quit. Simply put I don’t play the game anymore. I don’t have the desire to play ever again and I feel that without playing the game and having the passion to continue playing there’s no way I could possibly continue to do a job that was becoming depressing.
I have nothing but great things to say about the Vanguard Staff. They are all fantastic people and should really be commended on a job well done. If you aren’t familiar with how the Vault Network runs it’s done simply by volunteers. Very few people are payed over there and the ones that are have very little to do with the success of the sites. The daily efforts of the Volunteers make or break the Vault.
There’s good news in this though! I’m still active on the LOTRO Vault Staff (which is pushing forward full speed) and I am still very much enjoying my Moderator position with the Vault Network. For those of you who read my blog and frequent the Vanguard board, know that I am still active in the message board community and plan to keep it that way. Vanguard is a great game that deserves a strong community.
Who knows? Maybe some day SOE will fix the game up enough that people will return like they have to EQ2.