Today is an important day for Warrior Nation, but rather than talk about the future I want to talk about the past – specifically about two very special people to me and to all of Warrior Nation.
Warrior Nation has existed in its current incarnation since 1998 and in that time there have been over 100,000 people that have come and made their own experiences and taken away their own value from our community.
It’s hard for me to talk about the personal impact Warrior Nation has had on me. For a young teenager with a lot of drive to be thrown straight into one of the largest technical challenges that I’d ever seen was beyond overwhelming.
Despite that, Wakko always served to encourage me to learn and solve the problems, come up with new things to improve upon, and focus on providing the best experience I could for all of our members – and I was happy to do so because Warrior Nation meant so much to me and the members that were each finding their own value in being a member.
Game Leaders, Developers, GAT, someone just playing a game with people they can get along with, administrators, moderators – whatever it is that people get from Warrior Nation our goal was always to make sure that every person that joined had a great experience and a place to discover and make friends that last a lifetime.
Wakko and the original founders provided our laws and continued to refine them with passing age. Those laws have always served to encapsulate a thought, a vision, and it’s that vision that I still hold onto and I hope you do as well.
The Warrior Nation that I want to see continue into the future is the one where everyone feels like they belong and that they’re sharing experiences with friends, and for some like me – an extension of a family that you can’t ever forget.
I certainly can’t nor would I want to.
Last year Wakko gave me the freedom to take Warrior Nation where I felt; today I retire him and SoCo into the most honored position I can give – that of Retired Founder. There is no medal for doing such amazing things, no award large enough to grant, so I hope this is good enough. I look forward to any advice for the next generation of Warrior Nation leaders they could offer and value a friendship that we forged for forever.
I will honor this day for a long time.
That’s all for today friends,