|We have so many new members now that this announcement may mean very little to most of you, so I will keep this short. Due to my real life pursuit of a career in the United States Air Force, I am retiring from my duties as Assistant Webmaster. I have made many friends during my years in the Combine, and that has made this decision extremely difficult.
As my parting words, I would like to make a plea to all of you. As one who works behind the scenes in the development of this simulation, I see more than most of you in terms of what the Admin goes through to create and advance the Combine. They are all real people with real lives, jobs, and problems like all of you. They sacrifice daily in order to work to create this game for you, and if nothing else, they deserve your respect and support. You are not going to agree with everything - and that is a good thing, for healthy debates on subjects always brings about better results. But in your disagreements be civil, respectful, and never forget the work and effort being put in by those on the other side of the curtain.
May the Force be with you all.
Michael Shippy - a.k.a. Jorran Kale