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Olde  Nite

Damage Inc Ends An Era

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I've written thousands of topics in the past, but this one is definitely one of the hardest ones I've written. 

 

Truth is, I could sit here 24 hours a day and not miss a beat. I could sleep 2 hours a night, 3 hours a night and it didn't even matter because life would go on and I'd still have a list of things that I looked forward to do on here. I enjoyed every second of it. There may have been unexpected challenges (unknown, unknowns) almost daily, but I always appreciated that challenge. Some day life's going to hit you like a fucking truck and if you let your emotions cloud that judgement you're going to fall apart, at least initially. So I always tried to embrace things for what they were, knowing anything was possible, with the top priority being the members, at least within DI.

 

I've always said as long as I have desire for something I could do it 20 hours a day, no matter what. What's a bit ironic here is I haven't lost desire. I still enjoy the game, still enjoy the people (mostly) and still have the time. But it's not about me and never was. It's about DI and the community as a whole and that's really the only reason I continued this. As a group, the leadership team decided we can't continue. Many of our members also recognize that, with the way the clan world operates, we can't live our lives and live up to the expectations of our fellow clan members.

 

The reality is, the clan world will never become what we want it to be. The actors, even if they're new, have operated the same way they have for 15 years. People may have gotten older, but their attitudes are just as immature. That makes a sustainable, fun clan world for all, impossible.

 

It's no longer fair to ask anymore from you our members to build DI if the clan world will continue to stagnate. There's nothing left for us to accomplish. We could spend every hour organizing 100 new members and Jagex could release clan support, but it would be a ton of effort just to have the same results. It's time for us to move on, and probably what remains of the "clan world" will shortly follow. The members both past and present will always be the reason why this clan was so special, and even though our challenges were much different on OSRS than pre-EOC, we were one of a kind and will always be known for the way we pioneered the clan world. And for that, I thank you all.

 

A special shout out to everyone who was involved the past year, especially the officials present at the time. It's not easy to have faith in something when you're just left in the dark, your forums stolen, and all of your infrastructure shut down. It was an impossible task and yet we somehow made it work, easily attributed to our unique community.  

 

Personally, I will be quitting the game and likely dropping my stuff to DI members so that it can be put to good use. I'm not disappearing, but overtime I'll probably be long gone and never look back as that's pretty much how I roll. I encourage everyone who continues to play the game in a clanning capacity to not make rash decisions. Decide as a group. Right now active DI members can have the most power to change the clan world, and that will be completely determined by the final decision of where to go as a group.

 

Our community will still remain intact, as it has for over a decade, as long as they are used and for the sake of all of you. We hope many who have left our community return without the stigma of "posting on a rival forum." We have no intentions of leaving you in the dark and to your own devices, so if you still want to come on IRC/Forums for the time being, you are welcome to. If there's something you need/want to talk about, my PMs will still be wide open like they've always been. I may not respond within 0.002 seconds though. 

 

Thank you to all those who made our time in this as a clan fun. The future for each of us is unwritten, but we can no longer, as adults, run a clan.

 

I can happily say I was and always will be DI til I die. DI is an idea, and although institutions are finite, ideas are eternal.

 

Below are just some of many of our best moments. Feel free to add your own:

 

The release of Revenant Caves

 

 

Spring 2017 DMM 3rd place

 

 

Bantz with our boy Classix and Benjy

 

 

Coming up with the spear+mace meta

 

 

Oergg's Final Speech Pre-Eoc

 

 

DI's forum content from 2005 after Bigaboys tried to take down the boards

 

http://2005.di-rs.net

 

And then ghjjf's forums shortly after this, when people didn't fear registering on clan websites

 

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P.S. Pick out the lines Oergg edited in rofl

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DI Till I die.

 

Thanks for everything buddies, it was a great run the time I was in here. Love yall!


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not quite as bent as the post from the 2009 closing but ye, it's been a fun ride with everyone and throughout the years i've made some right good m8s and a lot of enemies

 

 

sayonara gentlemen

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The only awards that matter, nigga.

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It's disappointing that after 15+ years Jagex haven't really done anything to promote clans as part of the game.

Due to this neglect, the clan world isn't seeing many new members and this is what's causing the gradual decline of pking.

 

It's been fun.

 

 

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Di Till I Die baby, only played the game for this clan. Rest in Peace.


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I'm not going anywhere.


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03:44 Focus-Teemo: mace me to the edge, all my staffs are dead.

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Good stuff lads


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On 2/11/2018 at 10:55 PM, Nullusion said:

Sus is the Off Topic posting king.

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Why isn't any of my speeches in the post? 


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On 2/11/2018 at 10:55 PM, Nullusion said:

Sus is the Off Topic posting king.

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Met alot of good peeps here and enjoyed my time being here. Thanks for all the work behind the scenes to keep it running B|


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Thanks for being a great clan guys and the leadership was superb. I enjoyed being a friend and will always remember this community. Take care in your journey @Olde Nite and everybody else! 

 

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