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tl;dr [CLOSED] A p sad day

Evil Trout

MODERATOR
Avatar: 35 2013-08-13 11:47:18 -0400

[Crotch Zombie]

Level 21 Hacker

I have ample evidence that ET is a weedy little twerp.

Well as many of you know, for the last 3.5 years, Forumwarz has been my full time job. I’ve counted myself extremely lucky to be able to work on something I created from scratch and love so much.

Unfortunately, I noticed recently that our financial numbers just aren’t where they need to be to keep me on full time. Additionally, I was paying myself much less than I was worth in the market, and I couldn’t help but think that every month that went by was one where I was saving less for my future. Working on something you love is great fun while young, but I have to think of what I will do later on.

I ran this by the other members of CZ recently and we agreed that it made sense for me to look into other avenues of employment. I’ve carpet bombed craigslist with a bunch of resumes, and have a bunch of interviews scheduled.

I’m looking into part time or full time work, but so far it seems that there are many more full time opportunities.

What does this mean for Forumwarz?

Well I’ve always said, no matter what my #1 goal is to keep the site around as long as possible so that people can enjoy it. I’ve known for some time that I might not be able to work it full time forever, and never has it been an option to shut it down.

We have reduced our costs quite a bit over the last year, and I’m proud to say it makes more than enough to sustain itself for a long time at our current operating costs. The biggest factor was my salary, and with that eliminated we will be able to carry on for a very long time. Hell, even if the site started losing money I’d pay for it to stay up out of my own pocket.

One unfortunate thing is that it means I will have less time to dedicate to development. It will take longer to address non-game breaking bugs.

I hate to do this, as in a perfect world I’d be working on Forumwarz FT, but I hope you’ll all understand where I’m coming from.

– ET

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Parlok

Avatar: 218776 2010-02-19 11:12:33 -0500
6

Level 69 Troll

Shepard of the Flock

first post

EDIT:ilu

Parlok edited this message on 02/03/2010 6:06PM

swine

Avatar: 10221 2011-10-31 21:15:57 -0400
28

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Troll

I congratulate you in recognising my superiority and choosing me to be your love pig!

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BobTheSqueak-
yWeasel

Avatar: 63475 2010-04-01 02:14:05 -0400
26

Level 69 Emo Kid

“The Infinite Sadness”

So you make more money, and bugs/problems are fixed as often as before. Win/win, imo.

In all seriousness, good luck with the job hunt, ET; I know first-hand that things can get sort of rough on the market these days.

plk

Avatar: 9972 2010-01-24 16:28:42 -0500
65

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Emo Kid

“The Infinite Sadness”

I’m sorry, that’s such a bummer. I’m glad you got to work on it FT as long as you did, though.

Fran

Avatar: 34789 2011-12-20 18:11:44 -0500
40

[A Beautiful Place -
Out in the Country
]

Level 62 Camwhore

Manphin's Prehensile male reproductive organ Was Here.

It’s fine, not like you fixed **** in a timely manner before anyway. Log in to see images!

J/K, good luck on your search for a job

PhineasPoe

Avatar: 12179 2010-01-24 16:27:57 -0500
8

[70 Character Story-
tellers
]

Level 35 Troll

You got a smudge there Phin... oh wait thats Trouts feces

Parlok Posted:

first post

fabulous person.

I loves you, ET.

CoreyJess

Avatar: 2355 2011-07-31 00:12:45 -0400
24

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Troll

Pie cannot hide overwhelming naughtiness!

Log in to see images! CoreyJess edited this message on 02/04/2010 7:48PM

Phuquit

Avatar: 164203 2010-11-10 22:19:30 -0500
39

[pizza party]

Level 69 Troll

Call your Mother. Is it too much to ask

Posting in case there’s a peen…

Also, sorry to see you go, but RL has to come first, and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Bandaney

Avatar: 70433 2014-01-09 17:16:25 -0500
24

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 60 Hacker

Ask me about my bandana :zak:

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dobnits

Avatar: 58842 2010-01-24 16:19:10 -0500
51

[The Scrotal Safety-
Commission
]

Level 69 Troll

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOBS

Well we will try our darndest to get the bugs kinked out as son as we can. You wont have nearly as much now that episode 3 is done and all, thanks for at least seeing that through before you went on with bigger and possibly better things. Good luck with that too.

King Krimson

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11

[Snobby McSnobbers-
ons
]

Level 69 Troll

A lot fo kewl boiz wer it ok!

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And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Good luck on your job hunt, ET!

Dunatis

Avatar: 78885 2011-11-01 01:20:41 -0400
100

[Cabal Gamez]

Level 69 Hacker

Richard Whittington

With Ep 3 out hopefully it will become simple enough maintenance soon enough and you can play with the fun Parts of fwz that had you make it in the first place.

And hopefully you can find a job out there that was as fun. Maybe if you’re lucky you can even find a job where they let you sit around with no pants on Log in to see images!

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

This is not the first labor-of-love website I’ve seen fall prey to reality, nor do I imagine it will be the last.

I’m just so happy for you that you were able to complete all three episodes, and see your dream finalized, before you had to lay it aside.

Any company which can not be easily offended, so they can see what you’ve done here, would be foolish to NOT hire you.

Good luck, and thanks for all great times!

Johnny Mac

Avatar: 37704 2011-07-31 00:49:39 -0400
35

[Full of SbumSS]

Level 35 Troll

hot horse great times lover

http://www.eviltrout.com/

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CrinkzPipe

Avatar: 35643 2011-12-11 17:25:30 -0500
8

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 61 Emo Kid

Hi, I'm an adult whos into anime. ALSO male reproductive organS!

Well stop buying all those damned xbox games!

Anyway, good luck in your hunt.

megazeroexe

Avatar: 96079 2010-02-05 18:20:27 -0500

[Deth Krew 2010]

Level 44 Hacker

hi this is pcp saying i miss m0x

i didn’t really think this site could fully pay anyone’s bills to be honest

but good luck finding a job, doubt it’ll be hard for you though Log in to see images!

FunJelly8

Avatar: 178195 2009-10-20 15:57:25 -0400
17

[pizza party]

Level 66 Troll

Raffles, forever and ever and ever and ever :swoon:

good luck, mr. ward.

you have my best wishes

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2013-09-23 16:02:05 -0400
59

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

Perpetually Gay

Sniff. I suppose now you’ll have to find a boring tedious job, most of which you’ll probably spend of Forumwarz while you’re suppose to by working anyway. Log in to see images!

Hogulus

Avatar: Turtle Head
6

[Board of Directors]

Level 69 Troll

“Human Yeast Infection”

At first I expected a Bel-Air.

Then I wished it had been a Bel-Air. Log in to see images!

Best of luck in the job market, ET. It’s really a shame working on Forumwarz full-time isn’t working out for you, but we’ve all enjoyed the work you did. It’s a great game that never would’ve been here without you.

Godspeed, ET.

(also why does this place not have that guy saluting flag / GOD BLESS AMERICA emoticon, that would’ve been perfect right here)

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