I don’t like awful resignation posts from MCME, so I’ll try to keep this short.
After the Marish, I am stepping down from leader of the Shire revamp.
I will also stop my simping campaign for Overseer. I truly don’t have enough time to even lead the Marish anymore, but I will commit to spending my time off to wrapping it up. Luckily, Bag End and Hobbiton; Bywater, and locations along the lore path are mostly done to a standard now that is beyond anything I could have imagined when taking on this roll. The Marish was a huge concern of mine as for quality–so its the last area that needs MAJOR revamps.
I’m not entirely decided on if I want to leave the project as a whole, as I still find my time here very important and I do love this project–as much as it pains me to admit it–I do love it. I wouldn’t be here going back and forth between being hated and loved by Kingorrik, switching every 3 months like the abusive relationship it is if I didn’t like this project.
But I have found myself at a cross-roads where I’m starting to see this project harmfully effect me. I should enjoy my time spent outside the game–but because I feel so obliged to continually push for progress here–I’m unable to.
I can’t keep that up, its not right by me or anyone I know and certainly not right for the Shire/This Project. I want someone who is genuinely able to commit to the project to continue lead our builders to do wonderful things.
I’m 27 years old. The most I can give my attention to, between my wife giving me sponge baths and taking my pills, is a village or small hamlet at this point.
For whoever takes over Shire Leadership:
I do believe that outright replacing the current homes is the best method–it was long debated if we needed to just touch up the houses or build new ones. It takes an entire day to completely touch up a village, fixings roofs and furniture. No doubt, that’s quick–but extremely frustrating. Whoever leads projects in the future–know that just rebuilding a village from scratch takes less than 3 days as we’ve proven time and time again and the results are far better.
Scary has a new layout and designs for how North Farthing homes can look, so that shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out. The rest of the Shire is cut and dry, you can have enough variations in village/region styles to make them unique–but they don’t have to be terribly different from what’s been made. There is a 2nd version of Tuckborough on FB as well, if that’s decided upon.
Thanks to Fornad for believing in me despite going behind is back like a filthy heathen. The Shire is in a far better place now than it was. Huge thanks to Sunwing and Ixert especially and Kemce and Wheellee at the beginning in helping me with the build guide and style.