As per tradition, here comes the post-Tyrannus rant. Unlike some of my predecessors, I am not retiring
, I will not display my handwriting
, but I do have a small rant completely unrelated to stepping down. (I don't walk the thin line between genius and madness either
This has been a long time in the making, and should probably have happened sooner. Simply put, any city needs vital leadership. I wish I could provide that, but the urge to log in and be the Tyrannus after a long day of work just isn't as strong as it was in the beginning. It is high time someone else gets the chance to breathe life into Mhaldor, and it is high time Ysela gets a chance to breathe more freely.
These IG decades have provided tremendous development for Ysela, and I dare say for me as well. Now, I look forward to finding out who Ysela is without the big fancy title and the formal responsibility, to focus on the small things that are important to her. Planning world conquest is all well and good (and very fun), but I've missed digging into the details of the world, of my character, and of the characters around her.
Mhaldor is a lot different now compared to the quiet Sartan-less city of some of Ysela's youth. It has always been a great place to play in though, in large part because of its players. The mix of steady old hands, the middle ranks who actually get things done, and the starry-eyed (or eyes-downcast, as the case may be) slaves is vital to creating a great atmosphere. Keeping that mix, turning middle-rankers into old hands, and slaves into people who get things done, is key. As is keeping @Sartan
. Be very nice to Him, Mhaldor. We are very lucky to have Him.
There are many people who I should thank and who deserve recognition, but rather than risk forgetting anyone I'll take the easy way out and say thank you to everyone who has poured their heart and soul into making Mhaldor a more vibrant place - from Sartan up top and down to the lowliest slave, and even a few non-Mhaldorians.
Take care of Mhaldor, @Stheno
, and don't forget to have fun.
EDIT: I forgot the rant.
I understand the social aspect of OOC clans and Discord and what-have-you, but the lack of an OOC/IC barrier is a big threat to a lot of what is good about Achaea. Sit and chat by all means, but not about IC things.
That, and every-so-often having to straighten up people who let their in-the-moment feelings get the better of them to create unnecessary drama, sucks a lot of fun out of being city leader. Keep your heads cool and your skin thick. There are enough IC conflicts to go around, no need to create OOC ones.