Monday, August 15, 2011

All good things must eventually come to an end...

As most of you know by now, I recently made a move into the video games industry as Director of Business Development for Behaviour Interactive. It's been a long time coming, and the privilege comes with lots of challenges. It's something I've been gearing up for for quite some time now. I'm a gamer at heart, and to have the opportunity to participate in the industry is quite exciting.

But with this new challenge ahead of me I've come to realize that some of the things I've enjoyed in the past must come to an end. Working for a developer and blogging/podcasting about another's work is somewhat a conflicting situation. I've been part of the EVE Blogging Community from its infancy and I've had the chance to participate in a number of podcasts with other capsuleer. This history and the people that were part of it (the good and the bad) is something I'll cherish for the rest of my life.

And so this will be my last post. Though I will keep the blog up and available to all, don't expect me to write anything new beyond this post. And don't expect to see much of @CrazyKinux for that matter too.

What about the EVE Blog Banter and the EVE Blog Pack? Who's going to keep their flame going? I've had quite some time to think about this. If you've read the previous post, you knew that initially I  was looking for someone to host both of these. And though I had quite a number of DM me or email me with offers, I came to realize that this might not be the best way to continue these 2 initiatives.

They need to be set free.

That's right. I won't do a thing. I realized that had I given the responsibility to either the Pack, the Banter or both to anyone, someone else (or even a group of you) might have seen this as preferential treatment. And to be honest, I'm no longer the best judge to know who should be taking over.

I'm letting the Community decide. I'm letting you pick up the Pack where I left off.

If you've got the fire, the passion to make your own Pack, then go ahead and do it. The same goes for the Banter. That's really all that it needs. Someone with the passion, dedication and enthusiasm to make things happen.

C'mon, I know you're itching to do it!

In the End

So this is it. What an adventure this has been! What amazing people I've had a chance to meet, both virtually and face-to-face, while writing, blogging and talking about EVE in particular and gaming in general.

I've become friends with quite a few of you and am happy knowing we'll still keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Some of you I'll get a chance to see at industry events, while others I'll be keeping in touch virtually, as I have for so many years!

Now I'll have time to play the darn game and read your blogs! Anyway that's the idea!

For those of you who want to keep in touch and were following me via @CrazyKinux on Twitter, know that I am no longer using that handle. Follow me at @SocialDave and I'll do same.


Rixx Javix said...

Well and truly done Sir.

Almost two years ago now you gave a new Eve Blogger a chance, based on what I have no idea, and included me in your Blog Pack. For that act of genuine kindness I will forever be grateful.

And for all the other moments since then. And for those I wasn't here for before.

Best of luck to you, your family and whatever it is you happen to be doing with yourself.

Fly safe

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the job :) Sad to see this blog go.

Naoru Kozan said...

Good luck with the new job!

noise said...

Well done an a successful career as a prominent person in the EVE Online meta-verse! Retire well my friend.

Also thanks for inspiring me to start my own blog and become a co-host on a podcast!

Rixx Javix said...

For anyone looking for the Blog Pack, it is up and running on Eveoganda.

Going to give it the 'ol college try and strive to make it worthy of everything CK put into it.

Eve Scientist said...

Thanks for everything you've done. Your blog, and the blog pack really fired my interest in Eve and also led me to start my own blog, the peak reads of which were when I got a mention by you!

All the best for your new job.

Flashfresh said...

CK - you've been such a force and influence on the EVE Blogging community that you stepping down is a huge blow. I am sure that I speak for every other blogger but a 1000 thanks for the hard work you have put in; the patience you've given to many of us and for being a 100% nice guy.

Good luck in your new job, I will add your new twitter handle to my link.

@Rixx - thanks for picking this up! had to be said but, can we have your stuff? :-)

Carole Pivarnik said...

Best luck with everything, Dave! How well I remember the fun and the energy that was present in the community when the Blog Pack was just getting going and especially during that first year or so. Good times, good memories, and a helluva lot of good effort by a lot of members of the community. It was great to be a part of it.

Will you be blogging about gaming at all elsewhere, or about your activities in your new position? If so, keep the updates going on Twitter as SocialDave!

Kane Rizzel said...

Good luck with all your current and future endeavors. you will be missed :)

Anonymous said...

Im really extremely sad to see your blog go CK. As others have already mentioned you help to blaze the path so that others might follow.

Without your efforts would we have had Mynxee in the CSM and the summer of rage? Or Rixx Javis's EVOGANDA? Or E-ON? Or RocWeiler's avatar hats?

Wait, nvm about the hats....

Will keep my steely eyes scanning for your next publishing endeavour in the wider world of the gaming market - best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Good luck in this venture, and thanks for all the hard work.


Achernar said...

Fly safe, CK. It was a pleasure taking part in all these Blog Banters!

Akinesis said...

Just got back into EvE and Blogging only to read this. It makes me sad to see you go, but thanks for all the work you have done! I still go back and listen to The Drone Bay from time to time, so I kinda get to hear from you time-to-time :-)

Good luck in your new ventures, and thanks again for everything you've done for me and the rest of the EvE community!!

Akinesis o/

Redundant blogger said...

This is the worst news I've heard since I realised EvE isn't actually reality, it's the other way around. It's a sad thing indeed when such a stellar pilot such as yourself leaves for pastures greener.

But my thoughts are of joy for your new venture and I hope you and your family find peace and success in your new life.

The rest of us will always be here - mostly - so we'll always look out for you should you ever return.

As is customary 1,000 slaves will be set free to mark your ascension.

Best of luck Crazy Kinux, the most massive of thanx for everything you've done for this community.

Fly safe.

Redundant blogger said...

I'm sad - but glad. Good luck in all you do CK. We'll always be here should you ever return and as a community we owe you a great deal.

May you and your family live long and prosper...erm - wrong game.

All the very best Dave.

Redundant blogger said...

I'm sad to see you go. Glad to hear you're moving on to greener pastures.

Good luck in your new venture and a thousand thanx for all you've done for this community.

As is customary, one hundred slaves will be set free.

Al the best CK (Dave).

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Unknown said...

I prefer to enjoy the meteoric shower
on that day. Maybe I can not enjoy game on that day, and meet some problem to make call phones.