BEWARE: any shitposting/immaturity/arguments will lead to a 1 week off the forums if made on this thread - this is the last place you're going to want to be a jackass. You've been warned. I'm making this post because lots of you guys aren't getting the full spectrum of what's currently going on within the community... Alright well, I'm going to exclude everything I've already posted about in the timeframe of the past 2-3 weeks since getting back to the United States, seeing as you guys can go into my post history and take a look for yourselves. GarnetGaming picked up somewhere around mid 2014, where a few weeks after @Evity joined/left/came back and stuck around for the last few years while doing a blessed job every single day in that time, whether it comes to handling player disputes/managing the staff team/being a great person overall and helping promote the playerbase. Me and Evity set out to do two things, expand our community and remain uncorrupt (many could argue this point, but there is no denying the facts) we have no misused any Garnet fundings towards stupid goals for our own benefit, or set out to attack others. As Garnet expanded on and on, we stood strong as we offered far superior gameplay in terms of balance between donator and non-donators to your average server (these efforts can be seen on Starwars RP, which has absolutely no donator perks other than animations and skins for weapons, Military Roleplay where every donator perk has been either nerfed to be interpreted as a regular job, or a speed spike to make up for any unbalanced scenario, and DarkRP, where all our top sellers are strictly cosmetic items for under $5 being knives and vapes). As time went on, we had saved up enough money to hire few developers, some of which screwed us over and quite literally stole our money, until we landed on @Tupac , which ironically enough, had parted ways from us literally yesterday, in parts due to the community being extremely toxic towards him and pressuring him, but also because we had no means of paying him for any big projects that we needed carried out. We are now at a position where our higher "EXECUTIVE" team who are the only ones who truly push the server forward in terms of development, being myself, Evity, and Bizzy are either adults, or about to turn into adults, moving on to college. Until this point we have dedicated our time, well beyond what a full-time job of 40 hours a week would require, and we have come to a realization that things are just not right. Despite doing our best to provide you content and friendships - not only are we not getting anything for our time put towards the community (whether it be friendships or monetary) we are being ridiculed, cursed at, and overall looked at negatively - when literally all we're doing is going out of our way to try and providing you a service, a gaming community where you can establish a friendship - I am constantly hearing more and more of people speaking negatively of me because I'm "not focused on the right things" or "not putting in the right amounts of efforts" when literally, there has not been a day that I have spent in the past half year not working on Garnet in one way or another. (some of those people who have apparently spoke negative about me are @sand poon, @Soviet, and @vietcong - I would love to know what you think I'm doing so wrong). On another note, we have a meme going on where "REDACTED", as you all know, that one network that is not to be named, has a leader who sits back making a 6 figure income a year, not providing any sort of support for his community from the last I heard (other than donation support, and prevention against chargebacks SURPRISE SURPRISE) which has last updated his servers many months ago. That person has not even gotten a fraction of the negative attention we've gotten, and he has been praised and compared to us on numerous occasions, despite putting in a fraction of the work towards his community as we have. This leads me to believe some people are just delusional, or his 6 figure income is just allowing him to thrive and pay off top-notch developers for their services). I recently made a post regarding how I was having issues paying my bills, and that is because I have had many negative events pop up recently, among them were having to fly out across the globe to see my grandfather before he passes away, having to pay my college tuitions, taking care of my dog who has gotten extremely ill, and my inability to pay Bizzy for his work on our servers. This post was a pre-introduction to what led on to be Bizzy's departure. In addition to this, it was an introductory to another post made by me, where I had finally told you guys that I am heavily considering handing down the community to somebody else, as I can no longer afford to dedicate so much time and money towards it at this point in my life, where I am not making any sort of money towards my future, and very much want to head to medical school NOT TO MENTION the inability to financially afford developers to bring new unique content to our communities. The typical responses we had gotten to this thread were players going out to show their gratitude, or offering to give us money from what I'd assume to be their parents' creditcards, making me feel even more uncomfortable about the entire situation, as I felt like I was coming off as a giant beggar, unrightfully asking for money from his players, which was not my intended purpose behind the post. So what was the intended purpose you ask? I was letting some people know ahead of time that there may be upcoming deal-breaking changes to the community, as we have lost a developer, we have partially lost a co-owner as I do not think he has a positive overview of the community any longer, and it's a matter of time before moving on for him. Finally, what some of you were freaking out about, is myself. I cannot be expected to be on the server for so many hours a day - I need to think about my future and get a job in order to pay rent, upkeep for my dog, and my tuition. With that being said, i'm stuck in a sticky situation, where I know that if I drop development for the community in favor of moving on with life, the community will drop drastically, while if I stick around and make it a viable source of income via the introductory of more "pay to win" donator perks, this action may cause the community to fall (although, the redacted networks seemed to do just fine with being pay-to-win?) but would require lots of research as for as how to implement this properly. Sorry I had to take this turn, but you must understand that I am no longer a teenager playing videogames, I live independently and I am a full-time college student with high hopes for a job in the high-tech/medical field industries. This is no longer a matter of "ERGH HE'S ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY " but rather, I cannot afford to lose any more money/time in the favor of all you guys, as saddening as it is to say. Had I been making what is even considered a minimum wage income for a full-time job off of Garnet, I would've been happy. Heck, Evity would've probably bent over backwards for $300 a month for all his crazy efforts. When I had mentioned handing down the community (which would not occur anytime soon) that is solely for financial reasons so that somebody else can take the burden of paying off developers/hosting for the community - however, upon further thinking, I realized they would more than likely sell out the server we had worked so hard for in return for crazy profits - and I will not let that happen, so don't worry about ownership changes AT ALL. Finally, I'm at a loss for words and need some genuine help from some members of the community, I'd like to know your output regarding the situation, and what you'd like to see done. Yours truly, Nutnut. TLDR; get the fuck off this thread if you're not interested in reading it all.